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                                     A Great Time was had on October 28, 2017           

 The day began with a beautiful sunrise.  George spent Friday night at the field in his travel trailer.  He was ready for the day, when everyone arrived.        

George is explaining some of the reason he chose this size and style of RV for his outdoor experience.


As you can see from this altitude shot by Dan O; we had a great turn out for the Picnic.


Table is being prepped for Lunch.


Dave and Tom have everything ready for the grilling of the burgers and hot dogs. These guys are great.

Dave is taking an admiring look at one of the F3RES planes at SAGE today.


We are almost ready for the Picnic.  The side dishes everyone brought were great.  The participation is so great we always have left-overs.


The group is ready for lunch including Harry.


Always a lot of (technical) discussions going on. Or maybe not? 


Jet Black was also ready for lunch.


The ladies always enjoy seeing each other and catching up on events since the last picnic which was in April.


Philip and Dan are discussing some safety issues that need to be addressed.  Normally it is just a reminder of the rules at SAGE.


Ray (in the middle) had some guests down from the Phoenix area.  The planes that they are holding are all in the same class for competition.  They are 2 meter wingspan and they weight approximately 15 to 16 ounces.  The class is F3RES and they are launched a high start that meets the requirement for the class.


Jim and Jerry preparing for a launch.


This is was SAGE is all about.  Good People, Good Times and Good Flying environment.






                                           April 15, 2017 SAGE Picnic Review

A great time was had by all.  The weather was great and a lot of flying was accomplished. Charles (a member from Phoenix) dropped in and we had other Soaring Members from Arizona.  Dave and Jim were in charge of the Planning and the Grilling. Thanks Dave and Jim,


Tables are being set up for picnic and there were many free items donated by a gentleman from Tucson who is downsizing his hobby.


Rick says good morning....and he is enjoying the weather.


Serving Table is being prepared.


The ladies and Poppie are enjoying the morning and conversations.


The guys are not to be out done. Who says we don't communicate.


A great group.


Always words of wisdom and insight are available between members.


Always good to see Charles and Ray.


I believe that they might be looking for an airplane and offering insights to Ray of  the finer points of piloting.


New members are enjoying the fine air this morning for soaring.


Long standing members also took advantage of the great thermals this morning.


Serving Table is being set.


Another view.


Serving has begun.


Great food, friends and weather.


Everyone enjoying the day.


Another table of satisfied participants.


Dave checking to make sure everyone is served.


Philip our President has a few words to say and a special presentation to a special member who skills have improved the greatest this year.


Tom is the receiver of the award. It is a coveted "Mad Bird". Some of our other members (Jim and Gaige) sharpen their flying skills with this Bird.


The day is winding down and members are having a relaxing moment.


Tom is thinking of how to proceed with the build of this fine "airplane".


The day is done and the runway is quite.