Posted by Krzy4rc
Posted on 1/1/2019
With the start of 2019, we have a new Regional Director. I am humbled by your faith in me.
For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Rich Whitlow. Glad to meet you and hopefully I will meet many of you throughout the year! I have been involved in RC since 1992. This was a special year, as my daughter was born. My wife told me shortly after she was born, that I needed a hobby! I am sure I wasn’t driving her crazy?? In the late 90’s I was introduced to Aerobatics (with Pattern) and then later IMAC. I truly fell in love with the Scale Concept (and the big planes). I joined IMAC, but only lurked as I became a coach for everything my kids were into. Basketball, Baseball, Football and finally Tennis. I coach High School Tennis and we achieved 2 State Championships, which I am extremely proud of! I retired from coaching when my youngest graduated from High School.
After that graduation, my life slowed way down. I soon got back into RC pretty heavily. Then I spent some time on the phone with Doug Pilcher (the SCRD at the time) and the rest was history!
Another love I have is photography. I naturally started taking pics at the events I attended. With all these pics, I wanted to use them in a constructive way and I believed that IMAC could use a revival of the Newsletter. So, I became the Newsletter Editor. I put out 4 Newsletters a year (one for each quarter). I get a lot of positive feedback from this effort and plan to continue to produce this, though I am always looking for content, event coverage and pics.
I am certainly excited to get the year started! We have the International Judging School, a local judging school in Sherman to schedule and a skills clinic to be scheduled. I will also be helping with an Aerobatics Fun Day, which will give our local area an introduction to Pattern and IMAC. I would also like to try to get a “Dual Contest” scheduled, where pilots can fly both Pattern and IMAC at the same event! How fun would that be??
So, have a great New Year, get those planes ready and hopefully I will see you at one of our many contests scheduled for 2019!