Charleston R/C Stone Flyers

Charleston R/C Stone Flyers


Hi folks,

Apologies in advance if this is not the correct place or way of making this post on your group, but I cannot seem to find an advertising / info space where to post this on your group, and I believe the information below is most likely important and relevant information to your members - which they should be informed about - I'm not "selling" anything below, and everything is freely downloadable and accessible to your membership.

This is a courtesy message to let you know that your flying location and R/C club has been included in a new R/C app called "aeromura", which brings you real-time weather and forecasts, not just for this flying location, but all those nearby as well.

(***Important note *** : Please read to the bottom of this message - it has a very important comment relating to your
specific flying location).

Developed over the past two years, by R/C pilots for R/C pilots, the aeromura app has now been launched for the first time in the app stores.

Flying locations and the data is maintained and controlled by the pilot community which uses the app, (not us), and can be added and modified by any pilot, for the benefit of the whole pilot community.

Essential to every pilot, you might like to advertise and give this information to your club members for their benefit.

aeromura is freely downloadable from both the Apple and Google app stores.

Take a look at the preview video below to see how your flying location may be appearing - we hope you will be suitably impressed:

Android pilots get it for free on the Google Playstore here :

Apple iPhone pilots get it for free on the Apple Playstore here:

As an introductory promotion, we are giving away 5 X FREE 1 year ANNUAL subscriptions a day, covering the next year, for the premium version, to the first 5 pilots who PM me with the email address they used to sign up with - take advantage NOW, before this limited offer expires! ;)

*** IMPORTANT NOTE *** If your flying location has security problems due to burglary, or for any other reason, and you would
prefer it NOT to be visible on the app to the general public, please let me know so that
your flying location can be marked as PRIVATE and NOT VISIBLE to the general public - no questions asked ***
Very nicely done, Bill.
Nice Sunday for flying!!!!
Come Join us at the Tri-County RC Swap Meet, Jan 13th @ The Cross County Mall in Mattoon!
If you know of anyone wanting to get into RC I'M selling out...several kits, several ready to fly planes, building tools, covering me for more details

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Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 04/23/2021

Timeline Photos

Photos from Charleston R/C Stone Flyers's post 04/23/2021

I just wanted to share a few photos of my dad Larry Drake, he very much enjoyed airplanes and helping others. I can honestly say no one enjoyed helping others more than he did and always wanted to share his enthusiasm with everyone. He was a teacher and had more joy teaching others in all aspects of airplane modeling. He will be greatly missed!

Obituary for Larry L. Drake | Adams Funeral Chapel 04/23/2021

Obituary for Larry L. Drake | Adams Funeral Chapel

Obituary for Larry L. Drake | Adams Funeral Chapel Share memories & support the family


Just installing new Bowman Rings on the Ol’Girl, new plugs, cleaning the little carbon that there is and change the fuel filter! Have to make her happy again has been some real muscle in the air!!!

[08/17/20]   Just a few event dates:

1. OKTOBERFEST Sat, 10 OCT, 9A-4P at Charleston R/C Stone Flyers Field
Manager: Gary Norman 217.369.5848 [email protected]

2. SWAP MEET Sat, 14 NOV, 8:30A-1P at Ashmore Comm. Cntr.
Manager: Gary Pierson 217.232.1668 gipierso[email protected]


Fathers Day at Charleston R/C Stone Flyers! What a good turn out and great weather to fly today.


Great Day at the flying field, good crowd and wonderful weather!


Just a wonderful afternoon flying !


Just about done with the new stripping, black center strip on the white will touch off the finish and we will call it good.


Just doing a little flying field up keep on the runway. Mowing done, Painting new strips and numbers about half done.


Tri-County RC Club

Waco time 😁


Tri-County RC Club

A little something from Mattoon Tri-County

Maiden flight


Greeting R/C Flyers in Central Illinois,

Since we are mostly shut in right now, I decided to dig out a few old newsletters and flyers for old time sake. This was back when we use to mail out our newsletters by postal service. Many of you will remember some of these events. I also have the video footage taken by the news crews at these flying events. If possible I will try to convert these from VHS to MP4 and make them available as a download. Actually I haven't seen these in years but I think they are still around.

Extra note: One of the models at the 1999 Octoberfest Maria Kannalis wrote me a few years ago to tell me she is now the ring girl for the World Wrestling Federation. Melissa Collins was another fashion model that was there at the event and she told me about 10 years ago that she married a country singer and is now living in Nashville, TN. There was a third model, but I can't remember who she was.

Hope you enjoyed some of these past flying events in Coles County.

I'll send the Coles County Classic Event in a separate email.

Bob Holmes


Mattoon Illinois Swap Meet


Flying both, really nice airplanes!


Just warming them up then flying them!


Oktoberfest at Lake Charleston RC Stone Flyers looking like a start to a good turn out!


Charleston RC Stone Flyers Ocktoberfest 10-06-19 9 am


Charleston RC Stone Flyers Swap Meet / Electric Fly-in


Ocktoberfest 2015, what a fun day! Thanks all what great showing!

Fun fly 2015


TBT Chicago 1982?

[10/08/15]   Oktoberfest - Charleston RC Stone Flyers Sunday Oct 11th come join us and enjoy a day of open flying! Gates open at 9:00 am 10/15/2014

Charleston Stone Flyers mark 30 years in the air CHARLESTON -- While other people had their model planes buzzing through the air, guys like Larry Drake and Nick White were happy to talk about why they like to fly


Octoberfest / Charleston RC Stone Flyers Flyer. October 12th at 9:00 am till dust. Please see flyer for details...

[06/29/14]   Cook out today at the flying field, Sunday June 29th, Noon or just come out and have fun flying!

[06/15/14]   Fathers Day! Flying today at the Charleston field around 2 pm this afternoon! Come join us!


Iron Man flies at eFest 2014

One of our own club members at efest 2014, great job Gary!

I have seen this gentleman fly the Iron Man model at eFest for a few years now and it never gets old. Enjoy this short video of Iron Man in action. Please re...


33rd Annual Charleston Stone Flyers Swap Meet Flyer Feb. 23 Petterson Park Mattoon IL.


Ironman in the Gym! How cool is that...


Getting it ready for some indoor flying, thinking I may try it at work in the warehouse? Umm sounds entertaining.


UMX AS3Xtra BNF Basic by E-flite - ordered mine for the upcoming indoor electric flying season! Wonder what my flying friends will be getting?


Umm ? What should I upgrade this winter on the ol bird?


Just sharing a old picture, quite some time back, Chicago and not sure of the field!

[11/04/13]   Flying Field was winterized today, several showed up to gt this task done. Thanks to all that helped out!


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