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                              TRIPLE TREE FLYER JUNE 2015





In this edition:

 

Joe Nall Week 2016 – Quiet is THE Word! Part 2

Joe Nall Week 2016 – The Numbers!

Fabric and Tailwheel Fly-In Lunch

Two Fantastic Donations

Ignite and Expand the Passion for Aviation – Kids & Triple Tree

Upcoming Events



 


JOE NALL WEEK 2016 – QUIET IS THE WORD! Part 2

Well, we certainly got lots of attention with Part 1 of “Joe Nall Week 2016 – Quiet is the Word!” It seems that our carefully worded (for clarity) communication was not very clear at all. As a result, the internet has come alive with individual interpretations of our intent. Come on guys and girls, you know us too well to think that a group that routinely goes all out to make certain you have the time of your life and enjoy the very best of modeling is suddenly going to require all kinds of expensive do-dads and exotic rules. Our intent in the previous article was to inform you of a needed change for the next Joe Nall and suggest ways to make our models less irritating to those nearby that may not share our love of endless RC noise.  Triple Tree has great neighbors. They like us and we like them. With our growing Triple Tree events, it is imperative that our relationship with those living nearby remain cordial. In the past, the Joe Nall event had a neighborly experience that didn’t turn out well at our old location. They complained and left us with no choice but to cancel the event or move. Thru the generosity of Mr. Pat and the hard work of many, many dedicated volunteers, a new location (Triple Tree) was the result and Joe Nall Week continued at a new, spectacular location. We cannot and will NOT allow that process to begin again. Mr. Pat, our guests and our volunteers have WAY too much invested to potentially lose Triple Tree and Joe Nall Week again to noise complaints.

 Joe Nall is, by far, the largest, busiest and longest running Triple Tree event of the year. It’s also the noisiest. As some internet posters have noted, we do have full scale events and full scales do make noise but most of our full scale arrivals are small, low powered models that arrive and depart a single time for each event. Our full scale pilots are constantly reminded of our neighbors and specific “no-fly zones” are posted on our website to protect the areas around our neighbors. To be clear, this noise issue, at this time, is a Joe Nall issue.
So, what’s the issue? The answer is simple. Our own Triple Tree personnel have noticed for years that there is a very IRRITATING sound emanating from this event. We know this IRRITATING sound is caused by a small number of pilots and their planes. Through the years, we have begged, pleaded, counseled and tried to educate these pilots on quiet flying; all to no avail as it continues. So, for Joe Nall 2016, there is only one requirement … it is non-negotiable and will be enforced.

That requirement is that Joe Nall 2016 MUST be the quietest ever!

A recent AMA study states, and we agree, that the majority of this IRRITATING noise is caused by “PROP RIPPING”. The sound carries for tremendous distances and is a potential real source of irritation for those living beyond our property lines. Obviously, other factors can cause additional noise but make no mistake; PROP RIPPING is the primary source of what we view as THE potentially troublesome noise and is the focus of our efforts. WE would certainly appreciate anything our guests can do to make their models even quieter  but, for prop ripping, more conservative throttle management or in the worst case, a three bladed prop should take care of the issue.
What about our monitoring? After much discussion, we have determined that DB monitoring as described in the AMA study really fails our needs as it is complicated, distance and height sensitive, requires expensive equipment and doesn’t accurately measure the “Irritation” factor. So, we’re looking into possible solutions ranging from the ultra simple (line judges) to our dream solution (an iPad app that measures frequencies and identifies the irritating range. This one could be made available to the entire modeling community). We are working on the iPad solution so if there are any app designers that would be willing to help, we’d sure like to hear from you!
We would like to hear from any of you that have had a similar issue and found great solutions. We welcome your ideas and input. Please feel free to email any suggestions to:
Rob Traynham
fltlvl490@gmail.com
Thanks for your help in this very important matter.

JOE NALL WEEK 2015 – THE NUMBERS

Well, it’s official, Joe Nall Week 2015 is in the history books. Registered pilots numbered 1,711!!! Hard to believe but just a few years ago, we were using 1,000 as the goal.  Every meal was at or near capacity and the vendors reported great activity.
Thank you for your continued support of Triple Tree and Joe Nall Week. We look forward to another record breaking year when Joe Nall Week 2016 rolls around!



Here’s a breakout of registered pilots by State/Country*
3 AK
27 AL
4 AR
2 AUSTRALIA
7 AZ
1 BELGIUM
2 BRAZIL
17 CA
4 CO
22 CT
8 DE
152 FL
1 FRANCE
141 GA
1 GERMANY
1 HOLLAND
1 IA
1 ID
39 IL
25 IN
5 KS
46 KY
12 LA
13 MA
27 MD
3 ME
3 MEXICO
37 MI
1 MN
17 MO
4 MS
269 NC
1 ND
1 NE
4 NETHERLANDS
18 NH
19 NJ
2 NM
2 NV
47 NY
76 OH
10 OK
15 ONT
4 OR
63 PA
1 PANAMA
1 PUERTO RICO
1 QUEBEC
9 RI
1 SASK
222 SC
5 SD
1 SK
118 TN
37 TX
4 UK
7 UT
79 VA
2 VI
3 VT
4 WA
22 WI
5 WV
*TOTAL DOES NOT EQUAL 7111 AS THESE TOTALS SHOW ONLY THOSE THAT COMPLETED THE REGISTRATION FORM SHOWING HOME LOCATION. TOTAL OF 1711 INCLUDES ALL PAID PILOTS.

FABRIC AND TAILWHEEL LUNCH

Saturday, June 6 was just one of those beautiful, warm early summer days in South Carolina. Early that morning beautiful fabric and tailwheel aircraft of every description began arriving for a fun day at Triple Tree.

 

By lunch, well over 80 aircraft had arrived and the hungry pilots and passengers were eagerly awaiting Mark’s incredible pork loin.
 
 Time and time again, the statement “Triple Tree ALWAYS has great food” was heard and boy, were they right. Mark won’t allow anyone outside of the cooking “inner circle” to see what he does to that meat but whatever he does is magic!
 
It’s one thing to see it cooking, but it’s another thing all together to see Mark slice off a Texas sized “steak” for your lunch.