2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr
Torrey Pines, CA 92037
|Link from Bob Martin’s Katie Martin Memorial RCGroups Thread:
KATIE MARTIN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE 2017
My fellow slope friends,
It’s that time of year again to announce the 7th Annual Katie Martin International Tribute Fly-In. The event in the USA will again be hosted by the Torrey Pines Gulls at the beautiful Torrey Pines Glider Port slope near San Diego on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.
This year I wanted to get the word out earlier so that those that wish to attend will have time to make arrangements and those overseas can begin planning too.
The last four years were a truly international events and my sincere thanks to everyone, here and overseas that came together to honor Katie.
Many will show up on Thursday and Friday, check out their aircraft and get a little flying in before the Tribute to Katie on Saturday. You are invited to join in the fun if you can make it. I will again try to be there on Thursday to get my planes ready and enjoy some good old slope soaring…Katie and my true love.
Bring as many planes as you can….brand, style, size does not matter….remember the conditions can vary from lead sled super soarers to super light DLG, so bring a variety.
LAST YEAR WE HAD APPROXIMATELY 55 DIFFERENT DESIGN SAILPLANES AND OVER 100 IN ATTENDANCE. SOME SAILPLANE NEARLY 50 YEARS OLD SPANNING UP TO THE PRESENT AND FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.
JUNE 3rd IS THE OFFICIAL DAY OF TRIBUTE TO KATIE. FLYING BEGINS AS SOON AS CONDITIONS PERMIT AND AT 12 NOON PST WE BEGIN WITH THE READING OF THE KATIE DEDICATION AND WE WILL HAVE THE OFFICIAL MOMENT OF SILENCE, FOLLOWED BY THE FLYING OF KATIE’S ORIGINAL HOBIE HAWK WITH HER ASHES IN THE NOSE FOLLOWED BY THE SPECIAL EDITION KATIE MARTIN SUPERHAWK THAT WILL FLY FORMATION WITH KATIE. WE THEN INVITE EVERYONE TO JOIN IN FLYING WITH KATIE. THE REST OF THE DAY WILL BE OPEN FLYING. A CHARITY RAFFLE WILL BE HELD IN THE AFTERNOON. A GREAT TIME SOCIALIZING AND FLYING WITH OLD AND NEW FRIENDS . ASK ANYONE THAT HAS BEEN THERE….IT IS A MUST ATTEND EVENT. MANY HAVE TRAVELED HUNDREDS OF MILES TO PARTICIPATE.
Here is a map on how to get to the Glider Port if you do not know. This link came from the Torrey Pines Gulls web site:
I encourage you all to make plans to attend and let us know what you will be bringing. Remember, this event is to honor Katie and enjoy a day of flying, food, fun, raffle, meeting old friends and making new ones. Any brand, vintage or size of sailplane is welcome. (no motors allowed)
If you wish to know more about the beginning and history of the Katie Martin Tribute click “https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2321337″HERE.
Watch for more news and comments on this thread soon.