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New AVP in Oklahoma

by Clay Ricks   March 14, 2019

First off, a little about me. I live in Duncan, OK and I'm the club president here at the local field, Chisholm Trail RC Squadron.

Aviation is a lifelong passion for me. I honestly cannot remember a time in my life that I wasn't obsessed with flight. I got my first model airplane around the age of 10. I flew some as a kid growing up but not as much as I wanted.

After high school, I attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe where I earned a bachelor's degree in aviation business. It was during my college years that I truly got into model aviation. My friends and I would fly every chance that we could get out.

However, life doesn't always go as you planned and I ended up working as a pipeline corrosion technician in Oklahoma. It was here that I met my wife and we now have a family here in Duncan.

Once I started flying with the club in Duncan is when I started to get into giant scale and then into 3D. I currently fly a variety of aircraft types including 3D (primary), helicopters, scale planes, and sport planes. Simply put if it flies I like it.

I host an event here each year and I attend events all over the district. I will be attending several this year spanning across Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.

My goals as an AVP include meeting and talking with AMA members at events, helping members and clubs with issues that arise, and I'd like to see more flying events in the state of Oklahoma.

I look forward to meeting and doing some flying with you all.

     
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