2018-12-11 UteRC Christmas Party

The UteRC Christmas Party was held at the Golden Corral Restaurant in the Fort Union area of the Salt Lake valley. After most had finished eating, a drawing was held for the donated gifts.

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Christmas tree decorated by the Golden Corral crew.


Dave Moore & his youngest daughter, Alexis.


Del Atkinson.


Jeff Hansen.


Jeff's Father, Mel Hansen.


Tom & Linda Winter.


Dave & Coleen Bywater.


Mike & Diane Passey.


Keith & Nikki Hiatt.


Steve & Renea Baker.


Evan Higginson and Ray Jones.


Steve & Carol Wilson.


Dick & Diane Osborn.


Gerhard & Jane Roos.


James & Heather Baer.


Orson & Gary Porter.


Orson & Anna Porter.


Gary & Peggy Porter.




Gary & Toni Stam.


Tony Naef.


Ron Aichlmayr.


When most of the members had finished their dinner, tickets were passed out for the drawing for Christmas Gifts donated by local hobby shops & members.


President, Aaron Loertscher, Vice President, Steve Wilson, and Secy/Treas, Keith Hiatt, efficiently handled the drawing duties. Here Steve shows the top prize of the evening a Spektrum DX7s Transmitter package which included an AR8000 Receiver.


Orson Porter wins the DX7s package donated by West Valley Hobbies.


Steve and Keith examine a FlyZone Sensei.


Tony Naef wins the FlyZone Sensei donated by West Valley Hobbies.


Dick Osborn wins the Volantex Ranger donated by Steve Baker.


Dave Moore wins the Revolution Ascent donated by who?.


James Baer wins an Ultimate 3D pattern plane donated by Steve Baker.


Mel Hansen wins an F-16 EDF model donated by MRS Hobby Shop.


Dave Bywater wins a Dynamite Passport Ultra Force high-output advanced charger for LiPo batteries donated by West Valley Hobbies.


Ray Jones wins the carrying case donated by West Valley Hobbies.


Mike Passey wins an RC Fun pair of battle drones, with which two pilots can dogfight each other, donated by Canyon Hobbies.


Gary Porter wins an OS nitro engine donated by a member.


Gerhard Roos wins a couple of OS nitro engines donated by a member.


Tom Winter wins a Proto-Z quad donated by Steve Wilson.


Gary Stam wins a Proto-Z quad donated by Steve Wilson.


President, Aaron Loertscher, reminds everyone of the Freeze Fly on New Year's Day at the ModelPort at 9 am. Hot drinks, chili, & dogs, to keep you warm provided by the UteRC club.


Yours Truly won an earlier version of the RealFlight RC flight simulator with an Interlink controller donated by a member.

Several gift certificates from the local hobby shops were donated and awarded, but I did not get pictures of those recipients.

If you spot any errors in the captions, please let me know so I can correct them. Still a mystery: who was the generous person/s who donated the OS engines, the RealFlight simulator, and an airplane kit to the club for the Christmas Party? Please speak up so we can thank you,
Ed at

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