Our Own Kind of Pumpkin Patch

Thanks to Lee for submitting this photo that he called ‘Pumpkin Patch’!

We heard that the Cody Fly In was a lot of fun. Thanks to Lee for sending us some photos.

Elections in December

We will NOT have a monthly meeting in October or November, but we WILL have an in-person meeting on December 7, 2021 at which we will deal with among other things, election of club officers for 2022.

We are asking everyone to submit nominations for the four officer positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) by October 31.  At that point we will close nominations and put all the nominees on a ballot that will be emailed to all currently enrolled members.  The current club officers are: President–Dave Brown, Vice President–Randy Broderick, Secretary–Dennis Schuld, Treasurer–Scott Cranston.

You will have two ways to vote – you can reply to the emailed ballot with your choices (ONE for each position) by November 20th or you can come to the meeting on December 7th and vote in person on a paper ballot.

Once we have all email and paper ballots we will count the votes and send the results out to everyone, which should happen within a very few days of the December 7th meeting.

To summarize:

Nominations are due by and will be closed on October 31.
Voting via email must be done by November 20th.
In-person voting will be done at the December 7th meeting.
Results will be sent out within a couple of days of the December 7th meeting.

Nomination requests and election ballots are only being sent to currently enrolled (2021) members.

So please participate in the business side of the club and get those nominations in!

I will send out reminders a couple of days ahead of the nomination and voting deadlines.

Member Submissions

It is great when members share photos and videos. We love seeing our members in action! These were sent in by Chris.

Update on Club Meetings

During the Club Meeting on September 7th the club decided to cancel the meetings in October and November. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, December 7th at 6:30PM at Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant. We will be voting for officers of the club and deciding dates for future fly-ins, BBQs, and swap meets.

Wings of Youth

L to R – Adam, TJ, and Andrew

Three of our youth members spent the weekend building Crash Test Assassin Wings. They chose orange as their squadron color with orange wing tips and orange elevons. The rest of their colors were their personal choices.

Getting ready to paint
Painting done!

Sunday evening they flew their maiden flights with instant, but wild, success. The following weekend they were able to trim them out! For more on this story visit the
Youth of BFM page.

Anyone up for combat with our youth members?


We want to thank ALL of the volunteers who changed out the plywood and carpet on the tables in front of the hangar! We really appreciate you efforts! Take a look at the picture below. Don’t they look great!

New Windsock

Thank you to Travis, Austin, and Tristan for taking the time to install the new windsock and frame on the roof. It is so much easier to see it on the website! Thanks for your hard work! We would also like to thank Windy Wendy, the former windsock, for her 7 years of service. We will have a retirement party for her at the next BFM Club meeting.

Paradise Valley Fly-In

The Paradise Valley Fly-In got off to a great start on Wednesday, August 19th 2021 despite the overcast weather. Thursday had lots of flying even though it kept trying to rain. There is still time to get out there as the fly-in goes through Saturday, August 21st. You can have some fun and support another club. It is only $10 to get some flying time in on this beautiful grass field. Don’t forget your AMA card. The Crazy Mountain club also has a raffle going with $400 worth of prizes and the chatting is free!

Carl Made the News

One of our members, Carl Thuessen, made the news in this article about

Day 1 of LSF Cross Country and F3H Racing. Good luck Carl! We are sending thermals your way!

The Story of Our Sad Sock

Have you tried to see the windsock on the cameras lately? She is looking kind of sad! She is faded and has a hole. Yes, we know that windsocks have two holes but our’s has an extra one. She is ready to retire!

Well, never fear, a new one has been ordered along with a new frame for some fresh ball bearings. We will install it as soon as we can! We will let you know when it is up so you can take a peek!

Windsock Wisdom

Did you know that 15 Knot windsocks are variegated so that you can have an idea of the wind speed? Not only do they tell you the direction of the wind, each segment of the sock represents approximately 3 Knots of wind. The windsock we have ordered is calibrated to accurately represent the wind conditions!

So to summarize the above photo –

‘Wimpy Sock’ = Great flying conditions! Get out to the field and have fun!

‘Straight Sock’ = Stay home and shop for more planes and helicopters!

Beautiful Billings Flying Mustangs Airfield

Isn’t our field beautiful! The sunrise was beautiful for one of our youth members to get some early morning flying in.

Sunrise at Billings Flying Mustangs Field August 8th 2021!
Flying at Sunrise

Link to Historical Article

Here is a link to a story (click on the photo) posted in 1962 in American Modeler magazine about how we bounced back with the new field.

Picture of old field

At the monthly meeting on August 3rd the club decided to have a Swap Meet on Saturday, August 28th 2021. This will be a great opportunity for ALL members to pick up some new gear and clear out their personal hangars!

1 2 3Club Meeting
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Club MeetingTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Billings Flying Mustangs - Club Meeting @ Fiesta Mexicana restaurant. until further notice.
4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14BFM ALES Soaring ContestBFM ALES Soaring Contest
15 16 17 18Fly-In Paradise Valley, MTFly-In Paradise Valley, MT 19Fly-In Paradise Valley, MTFly-In Paradise Valley, MT 20Fly-In Paradise Valley, MTFly-In Paradise Valley, MT 21Fly-In Paradise Valley, MTFly-In Paradise Valley, MT
22Fly-In Paradise Valley, MTFly-In Paradise Valley, MT 23Fly-In Paradise Valley, MTFly-In Paradise Valley, MT 24 25 26Training Night - Weather Permitting
6:00 pm
Training Night - Weather PermittingTime: 6:00 pm
Learn to fly RC aircraft safely. 8223 Grand Avenue Billings MT
27 28HELENA ALES Soaring ContestHELENA ALES Soaring Contest BFM Swap meet.
8:00 am
BFM Swap meet.Time: 8:00 am
BFM Swap meet. Chaimberlain Field Map
29 30 31        
 Fly In
 Altitude Limited Electric Soar
 Float Fly
 MCRC-Magic City Radio Control
 Indoor Flying
 Meeting Agenda

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