Club News











Congratulations to Patrick Lovenstein who will retake the position of Club Safety Officer for 2024.

We will be resuming the Club Newsletter for 2024. Check back here later for the Newsletter section.

We will be making a $100 donation for the Marines Toys for Tots.

Parking for people with generators at the Johnsons Pit Field will be in the designated area only.


Coyle Field will be closed for flying on December 12, 13, and 15. For military operations.


We are saddened to announce the passing of long time club members George Kowalewski and Paul Hamman.

Service for George will be at: 

Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home. 3010 Ridgeway Rd(Rt. 571), Manchester Twp. 08759.

Tuesday Dec 5th 3:00PM – 7:00PM

Service for Paul will be at:

Barnegat Funeral Home. 841 West Bay Ave, Barnegat Twp. 08005. Friday Dec 8th 1:00PM – 4:00PM


2023/2024 Indoor Fly Dates.

Indoor flying from 6:15 – 9:30PM, Friday’s: Dec 1st, 8th, 15th. January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd.

At the Central Regional Middle School Gymnasium.


The club Christmas Party will be December 16th at 6PM. Again we will be at Calloway’s Restaurant. Address is 597 Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092. We will have 50/50 and Chinese auction for hobby related prizes. Dinner choice is Prime Rib, Chicken, or Fish. Price is $35 per person. Please RSVP by emailing info@pbm1727.org with the number of you party. We need an estimate of attendance by December meeting.

UPDATE: Price is $35 per person. Sorry for the confusion.


We have a new mass email and SMS txt notification system from Brevo.com . Club members can get txt alerts to club messages. They will come from our new contact number 609-622-5178


DUES ARE DUE. The renewal for 2024 is $75.00 See club treasurer Ralph.


Saturday November 4th will be our first Eagles Daylight Savings Flight.

This will be a new club tradition of flying THE WHOLE DAY on the last day of Daylight Savings time. Come in the morning and stay the whole day and then we will have a night flight that evening. Club member FPV Ron is starting the tradition. We will have food/drinks for the evening before night flying. (Weather Permitting).



Calling all members. Locker ST Clean-up October 28th 9:00. Meet at the Pit then we will start cleanup. No flying till the work is done. Breakfast to follow. Bring gloves and pickup sticks recommended.


We are also having an Auction of donated planes at the Flea Market. Proceeds go to benefit the club. Auction should start about 11am Oct 14th. List below. All planes as is. Some in good shape some need work.

E-flight Ultimate 2. (AR400 receiver, No Safe.)BnF, Uses 3S 2200Mah, Great Shape.

E-flite Rare Bear. BnF, Great Shape.

E-flite Powered Balsa Piper Cub. BnF, Good shape needs tailwheel.

Balsa Piper Cub. Electric, needs repairs + receiver.

Parkzone Sport Cub S2. Needs work, motor bearing loud.

FMS SkyTrainer. Needs work. BnF.

E-flite Viking Model 12. Park flyer, BnF, 3S 450mah. Minor wing rash.

FMS T-28 (1400mm). BnF, 4S 2600mah. Good shape. Minor repairs.

We may add a few more old planes on auction day.


Club Picnic will now be at the Bayville VFW under the outdoor pavilion in the back. Sunday October 1st. Setup starts at 10am. Food will start about 11am. Will go till 1-2pm. We will have a plane raffle and cornhole to play. Small heli’s or drones can fly out back. We ask that everyone coming bring food to share and to let us know, so we have a head count. Either post on the Facebook group or email info@pbm1727.org.


The runway at the Johnsons Pit Field has been re-sealcoated, and painted. Thanks to everyone who made this happen.

Also our Warbird Event is being extended into Sunday. The Landing Fee will cover both days.


Flea market at Johnsons Pit Field October 14th. Sellers $10.00 bring your own table or ground cloth. See Treasurer Ralph for details. We will also be adding an auction for some donated planes.


Annual Club members and family Picnic at Veterans Park is coming up September 24th. Setup start 10am then food and flying on the soccer field. (Electrics only). Ending about 2pm. We are at the Picnic pavilion in Veterans park in Bayville. MAP Link. We will have burgers and dogs, but we ask everyone to bring something potluck. —CANCELED — New date TBD



Quesadilla Night Flight on Saturday August 19th. Starting about 5:30 – 6:00pm at the Pit. Chef Joe will do quesadilla on the grill. $5 all you can eat. Bring a plane with lights and an appetite



We are raffling a dual battery charger $10 a ticket to club members only. We will raffle it off at the Fun Fly in June. –Congrats to Pat Lovenstein for winning.


Club logo coffee mugs are in. Talk to Treasurer Ralph. $6 each.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need volunteers to help with the cleanup of our events. We would like 3 people for each event to be available at 2pm on event day to help cleanup. Please email info@pbm1727.org or contact an officer to help. Without these volunteers the event will be canceled.


2023 Events:

  • Public Open House at Johnson’s Pit(Temp Field) April 29th. 8am – 2pm. All are welcome, free food and refreshments available. Buddy box available to try out the hobby. No Charge. We invite all public in to grow the hobby. –Completed.
  • Funfly at Johnson’s Pit(Temp Field) June 17th. 8am – 2pm. Open to all RC fliers(AMA membership required). Electric, glow, and gas. No Turbines. $5.00 landing fee. Lunch will be extra. RC Plane Games.Completed.
  • 7th Annual Electric Water Funfly July 29th. 8am – 2pm. At Deerhead Lake, Forked River. Open to all RC fliers(AMA membership required). Electric only. $5.00 landing fee. Lunch and refreshments $5.00.
  • Warbird Funfly. September 16th. 8am – 2pm. At Johnson’s Pit(Temp Field). Warbirds preferred. Open to all RC fliers(AMA membership required). Electric, glow, and gas. No Turbines. $5.00 landing fee. Lunch extra.
  • Club Picnic at the Park. September 24th. 10am – 2pm. At Veterans Park, Bayville. Under the picnic pavilion. Open to all club members and friends/family. Free food and potluck. Electric only flying on the grass soccer field will be permitted.
  • Fun Fly and Flea Market. October 14th. At the Johnson’s Pit Field
  • Night Flys and get togethers will happen through out the season. Keep an eye on the Facebook group and your email for announcements.

Officers for 2023 will be:

  • President – Richard Bombardier
  • Vice President – Dennis Spatcher
  • Treasurer – Ralph Ferrara
  • Secretary – Miki Bowne
  • Safety Officer – Brandon Heeren

Penguin Day will be on Jan 1st at 9am at the Johnson’s Pit Field. Food will be served late morning. Burgers, dogs, chili. Feel free to bring something. This is an ALL WEATHER event…as is tradition. If you fly you get a penguin pin.


2022 Indoor Flying.

At the Central Regional Middle School in Bayville. See dates and times below. Use the map below GPS App’s are wrong.

  • December 2nd and 9th 7:00 – 9:30PM
  • December 16th and 23rd 6:00 – 9:30PM
  • January 6th and 20th 7:00 – 9:30PM
  • January 13th and 27th 6:00 – 9:30PM
  • February 3rd and 10th 7:00 – 9:30PM
  • February 17th and 24th 6:00 – 9:30PM

REMINDER – DUES ARE DUE BY JAN 1st. Renewal is $70.00 . Please talk to club Treasurer Ralph(treasurer@pbm1727.org) or Dennis (info@pbm1727.org). Don’t forget we take Credit cards now, just let us know and we can email or TXT you an invoice.


Annual Christmas Party will be on December 10th 2022 at 6PM. —Date Updated.

We will again be at Calloway’s Restaurant in West Creek (597 Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092). Members and family/friends, $30 per person. We have a limit of about 44 people, so please RSVP and pay by the December meeting. We will have the choice of Prime Rib, Chicken, or Salmon. Also a 50/50 and Chinese Auction with items totaling between $500 – $600. PLEASE RSVP AT info@pbm1727.org or talk to Ralph or Dennis Spatcher


Annul Locker ST Cleanup has been rescheduled to Saturday 10/15/22 9:00am. Bring gloves, food and flying to follow. – Completed


Girl Scouts of Troop 427. We are donating an Aeroscout to the Troop to help further their desire to learn to fly in the hobby. We have already had them up on the buddy box and they are making good progress.

We also want to congratulate new club member Gary Deal on winning the club raffle for an Aeroscout.


ATTENTION MEMBERS: We are changing the rules for student and novice pilots to improve the training experience and help people become more proficient while keeping wayward aircraft to a minimum. Going forward members that are currently only marked as Novice will need either an instructor or other experienced pilot to stand next to them and be a spotter. Student pilots not marked off will need an instructor to fly. Students can then transition to Novice as determined by an instructor to gain experience flying. After which they can move to experienced after doing the maneuvers in the Student Log book with an instructor. Please check the Member List and feel free to contact any instructor to make arrangements to meet at the fields or email info@pbm1727.org . Also most mornings on Saturday and/or Sunday at least one instructor should be at the Johnson’s Pit Field early till around 10 or 11am.


Page taken from VFW Post 9503 “The Scoop” Summer 2022

Congratulations to club member Joe Scarangello, is now our official club chef and cook.


New Events for 2022:

Public Open House at Johnson’s Pit(Temp Field) April 30th. All are welcome, free food and refreshments available. Buddy box available to try out the hobby. No Charge. We invite all public in to grow the hobby. -Completed

PIG ROAST. Members and Guests only. Johnson’s Pit(Temp Field) May 14th. -Canceled –

Pizza Night Flight June 4th, 5PM. -Completed

Funfly at Johnson’s Pit(Temp Field). Open to all RC fliers(AMA membership required). Electric, glow, and gas. No Turbines. $5.00 landing fee. Lunch will be extra. June 18th. -Completed

Annual Electric Water Funfly at Deerhead Lake, Forked River. Open to all RC fliers(AMA membership required). Electric only. $5.00 landing fee. Lunch and refreshments extra. July 30th. 8am to 3pm. -Completed

Warbird Funfly. Now at Johnson’s Pit(Temp Field). Warbirds preferred. Open to all RC fliers(AMA membership required). Electric, glow, and gas. No Turbines. $5.00 landing fee. Lunch extra. September 17th. -Completed

Annual Flea Market at Bayville VFW. Outdoor(sheltered space available), all RC products welcome. Pricing $10 a Table to Sell, $2 admission. October 8th.– Completed


We now accept payments for dues and club clothing using credit/debit cards via Square®. Contact info@pbm1727.org or club treasurer Ralph to make a payment.


Solar Charging at the Temp Field

Solar power charging station is now built and ready for both 12v DC and 120v AC chargers.

Thank You! To club member James King for donating batteries for us to use, and to club member Dennis Spatcher for building it. Also, shout out to everyone that helped.



Berkeley Field Renamed!

Our new flying field located in Berkeley Township across from the Berkeley Courthouse on Pinewald Keswick Road has a new name.

The Pine Barren Modelers RC Club in conjunction with the Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9503 and Berkeley Township has named the new RC airfield, “Berkeley Veterans Flying Field” in honor of all the brave men and women who have served our country, past , present and future.

UPDATE-Use of the Berkeley Veterans Field will be affected by an upcoming solar farm project. We recommend everyone fly at the Johnson’s Pit Field.



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