Airplane and Helicopter Enthusiasts


If anyone is not getting the Newsletter or any emails from the club, please contact me Bob

Float Fly scheduled for 9/30/17
Landing fee is $25 with a great lunch.

The Roster is up under "Club"


Ron Scott has an updated calendar...Click here
On another note we have a club member who is looking for someone who collects old r/c equipment.  He has some items looking for a good home.  His name is Jim Catlett and his email is
Kevin Thompson has been added to the club trainer list...he can be reached at

The March 17 Newsletter is uploaded to view.  Click here to read.
Also we have negotiated 2 Float Fly's for the Club
Check out the Events Tab on the web site for more info

News Flash !!!!
I'm updating the Club news.......I Apologize for the delay.
At our last meeting we set a date for a Warbird Fly In for Memorial Day 5/30/16.
So if you could spread the word it should be a good time, and of course there will be lunch.
We also are having a SWAP MEET on 5/7/16, so go through your old stuff and bring it out to the field.
Click here for the February 2016 News Letter.
I have also updated the Club Roster and The 2016 Calandar of Events.

Hopefully the weather station will be back up soon.
Also there is a new listing on the Classified Page.  Check it out.

The CCW May Newsletter is out

The Simi Valley Flyers are hosting an open house on Sat 6/20/15.
See Flyer

News Flash for April and May:
The field will be closed on 4/30 - 5/1 - 5/2 Thurs, Fri, and Sat to accommodate the film crew to shoot on Newhall Land and Farm property
We will be having a swap meet on May 9th so if you have stuff to sell bring it on up.
May 29th we will be hosting the Castaic Charter School Rocket Day in the morning.  There will be 80 kids and some parents and faculty shooting off 50 model rockets.  Should be fun.
May 30th is our War Bird Day so come on up and bring a plane

I was recently informed of the passing of a one time member by the name of Pat Kinney.  Maybe some of you knew of him.
The December Newsletter is out.  Have a great Christmas and New Year. 

Christmas Party cancelled 

Here is the November News Letter

We are getting ready for our annual Christmas Party.  Here is the flyer that you can print out and send off to me for you choice of dinners.  Those who have  attended in the past can attest to a good time,  We hope that you can find the time to attend.


Here is the October News Letter 
Here is the September News Letter  
Here is the August News Letter 
Here is the July News Letter 

CCW News Update
I would like to welcome the new members who have joined our club recently.  I'm sure they are excited to get started in the club activities and get flying.
On a sad note, one of our members, Richard Fitt's wife has passed away due to a long illness.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

It's that time of year to start getting ready for the Christmas Dinner,  It will be on Dec 14th at 6pm at Marie Callanders.
I will be posting the sign up sheet on the News site shortly

I hope everyone had a great summer.  We are in the process of putting together an All Electric Fun Fly for fixed wing and Heli.  The date is Sept 20th.  The landing fee will be $10,00 and lunch will be $5.00.  We will be having a contest with awards.  The contest is still in the planning stages.
I hope you all can attend.  It will be a fun event.  Any questions please contact the CD Bob Awtry @ 661.618.4388

At our last meeting we had the first round of Board Member nominations.  Our second round will be at the next meeting on May28th.  We also will be haveing the meetings at the field starting on May 1st.
Just a reminder of the Annual Scale Event to be held on May 10th.  Hope you all can make it.
We will also be changing the field keys due to quite a few members failing to re-new their membership.
Come out to the next meeting for more info.

Check out the Classified Page...I just added a few new items.
I am currently trying to fix the News Letter Page.

The 2014 Events have been updated on the calander of the Events Page and also Ron Scotts Calander of events has also been updated.  So just go to the Events Page to check it out.
On another note we will be adding a Memorial Box up at the field in memory of past club members.
Bruce Picone is in the process of constructing it and Ben and Frank are helping me with the names.
  Should be up soon.
Membership dues are due so please try to get them in ASAP.
Due to low attendance at meetings the Board Members will continue to hold monthly meetings, same time and date but we move around, so if you wat to attend you can call me for location.Bob Awtry 661.61.4388

It's that time of the year and we are coming up on the CCW Holiday Dinner.  It's on Dec 15th at 6:00pm at Marie Calanders.  The hospitality directors Bob Awtry and Jeremy Howard will again be hosting the event.  Here is the LINK to the flyer.  Please fill out and mail.

We had a successful Float Fly on th 13th.  There were 15 signups to fly and we sold out of our food and drink.  I woul like to thank Jeremy, Catherine, Cory, Albert, Bill Adrizzone and Mike Kunkel for all their help.  And anyone I missed.
We all had a great time.

Due to the high winds this morning we had to again cancell the float fly.  We are looking to reschedual for Sunday Oct. 13th.

The float fly for Sat the 21st has been cancelled, but it is still on for Sun the 22nd.

The July issue of the CCW Newsletter has been is the link.

Tim Bailey has a video of the Scale Meet on YouTube.  Here is the link.
The June Newsletter is out...check it out.
If anyone has any thing that they would like to see on the website email or call me and will try to add it.


The meetings will be held at the field for the summer.  The next meeting is June 26th at 7:00 pm.
We have some new instructors for the learn to fly program. They are:

Steve Schlesselman
Jim Desautles
Tim Bailey
Corey Dail
John Skikas
I will put their names and emails on the "Learn to fly" link,
I have also added a Club Roster.  Look at Quick Links and click Roster

The Scale Meet Fun Fly went off without a hitch, other that the hot weather.  I would like to thank everyone that helped out. I will post some pictures real soon.

I want to remind everyone of the Memorial Day War Bird Fun Fly, May 27th.  Come on out and have some fun.  Here is the link to the flyer.

The next meeting is on May 22nd, be there for elections.

We had a successful weekend at Castaic Days.  I want to thank Corey, Jim Schwagle, Mike Kunkel, Gil Ewan and Albert Magallanes.
We are getting ready for our Scale Funfly and contest this Sat.  You won't want to miss this.

I have posted pictures of the Boys and Girls Club plane build last week....they are in the Gallery and when you scroll down to view the slide show should begin,
Also I want to remind everyone of the up coming Scale Event and Fun Fly on May 11th.  Here is the link to the flyer.

The is a new Mutirotor contest that some of you might be interested in.
Here is the Link

Here is the March 2013 Newsletter

Here is a link to the Cachuma Float Fly info.


We have 3 events comming up...

4/6/2013    Swapmeet and Fun Fly

5/11/2013   Scale contest and Fun Fly

5/27/2013    War Bird Fun Fly

They are all on the "Events Calander"

I thought I would post this for anyone who is interested.
Colby Evett - 1920-2013

Colby Evett -- the beloved veteran modeler and owner of Evett's Model Shop in Santa Monica since 1948 -- and a long time friend of our club and many of its members has died at age 92.  

The Los Angeles Times published the following on Sunday:

Colby Evett (March 9, 1920 - February 16, 2013), a long time Santa Monica resident and owner of Evett's Model Shop on Ocean Park Blvd. passed away Feb. 16, 2013 at the age of 92 surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on March 9, 1920 in Easley, South Carolina to Dora May Leopard and Samuel Edward Evett. He married Mary Gwinn in 1938. He worked for McDonnell-Douglas aircraft prior to his service in the US Navy from 1944-46.

Colby and his first wife Mary, opened Evett's Model Shop in January 1948. With his knowledge of aviation he became a pioneer of radio controlled airplanes. Colby often commented that he was fortunate enough to have a hobby that also provided a good living. Colby continued to work at the model shop seven days a week until shortly before his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Woodrow Wilson Evett; two sisters Lillian Evett Bryant and Lila Evett Bryant; and his first wife Mary Evett.

Surviving are wife Yvonne, son Robert Alan Evett, daughter Cathy Jean Evett, grandchildren Cheryl Palacio, Timothy Gomez, Matthew Riley, Trevor Riley, Jeremy Riley, & seven great-grandchildren. Visitation on Friday, 6PM-8PM and Funeral Services on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 12 noon in The Little Chapel of the Dawn. Interment to follow at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall, Calif.

Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors-Santa Monica (310) 395-9988.

The Santa Monica Patch posted the following yesterday:

Colby Evett, a pioneer of radio controlled airplanes who ran Evett's Model Shop—one of the last remaining model shops on the Westside—on Ocean Park Boulevard for 65 years, has died.

The longtime Santa Monica resident was 92.

Evett has said he always loved planes, but was reportedly unable to fly them himself because of poor vision.

Born March 9 in South Carolina, he worked for McDonnell-Douglas aircraft, which was based in Santa Monica, before serving in the Navy from 1944-46. Then in January 1948, he opened the model shop with his first wife.

It was there that he shared his passion with children and other model builders. In the 1950s, he put in money to construct an airstrip in Van Nuys. He also built models for Hollywood movies and commercials, according to LAist.

Evett spent five years developing a radio system for model airplanes, but never secured a patent for his invention—the first multi-toned transmitter and receiver that "allows an RC-controlled vehicle to conduct more than one function at a time," according to the Santa Monica LookOut.

That makes Mr. Evett the Elvis of the RC hobby. He is swarmed at every RC conference he attends, and has been the focus of many national and international magazines.

Today, model war planes, some built by Evett himself, hang from the shop's ceilings. Balsa wood of varying shapes and sizes, along with paints, glues, brushes, and other crafts, tools and toys are nestled on the shelves.

Customers say the shop reminds them of the kind they visited as children. Evett continued to work there daily until shortly before his death Feb. 16.

"I feel like I had a real good life doing what I wanted to do, so get out and do some work—it's good for ya," he says in a short documentary, "Colby And His Planes."

Happy New Year to everyone, and I hope everyone had a very nice holiday.
I would like to let everyone know that there will be a get together of all the friends of Larry Ailes on January 13th.  Its a Sunday and it will be after 2pm.
The Address is :
2702 Starfall Dr.
La Crescenta  91214
(818) 608-6858
I hope some of you can make it.

If anyone is interested in reading about what the AMA Insurance Policy covers, here it is.

I recieved word the other day of the passing of Larry Ailes.  He was a long time member of CCW.  Larry was a real gentleman and just a nice guy,  He was always ready to help anyone that asked.  He taught me a few things about R/C engines as a new guy on the block.  Larry will surely be missed by all the club members.

We had our last meeting for the year on Weds night.  The next schedualed meeting will be Jan 23rd at 7:00 pm.
I would like to thank Mike Kunkel for stepping up and taking over the Secretary position for the club.  He will be a great addition with his buisness backround.
Don't forget to fill out the form for the Christmas Party. Like always it will be fun.

Are you looking for that small gift for you flying buddy?  Well look no more.This fella Ken has put together a real nice calander.  You should check it out.  Here is the link

This Sunday is Veterans Day, and to celebrate we have invited The B17 Squadron out of Van Nuys for a warbird fly-in.  So if you fly a war bird then come on out and join the fun

On another note the Annual Christmas party will be held on Dec.9th at Marie Calanders.  Please try to make it and support the club.  You just might have a good time.  Here is the link to the flyer, so please download it, fill it out and mail it.

The board held a meeting on 10/16/12 to discuss, amoung other things, membership dues and the following changes where made as allowed per the the CCW constitution.
Annual dues will be raised by $10.00 for all members from the current rates. This will bring the the regular membership dues to $70.00/yr and $55.00/yr for seniors. New member field assesment will be raised $30.00 which will change from $70.00 to $100.00. Key costs will remain at $5.00.
These changes are reflected in the 2013 membership application. Please remember that starting next year, the renewal period begins on January 1, 2013 as reflected on the application.

Denis Lyon is at Henery Mayo Hospital due to a very bad stroke.  He is at the Main Hosp Room 103 bed B. We wish him a speedy recovery.

We just wrapped up the CCW 2012 Heli Jamboree. A great event.  Good turnout, and we also had a Robinson R22 Helicopter up there giving rides,  Very cool. We served up lunch and had a great raffle.
Thanks to the guys and gals who helped make this even a success....Jeremy, Catherine, Jeremys Dad, Anthony, Bob A., Steve S., Shannon, and the cook Jeremy's friend Jason and his wife.
Go the Gallery for some pictures....more to come.

The CCW Float Fly was a success.  Everyone had a great time.  I have a video made by Tim Bailey . He did a great job, thanks Tim.
Don't forget this weekend is the Heli Jamboree.  Come on out and enjoy the day.

Please note that the meetings will be back at the Church, same time 7pm.

Don Schelling's newly finished P51 Mustang is on the Home Page

Runway completion pics are up for viewing on the Gallary page.

Pictures are in on the runway re-do...Go to the Gallery page to check out.

Well we made the front page again.  We had a fire at the field. Take a look.

At our July meeting we had an election for President and congradulations to Jim Desautels for becomming the new CCW President.
We are also moving forward with the much needed runway re-do.  Everyone will be notifyed by email as to the dates of schedualed work.

We have a new video sent to us from Ben of the Headwinds Club in 1983.  Go to the Gallery page to view.

Classified Page comming soon.

Don't forget Warbird Day on July 4th.....Bring your planes.
We are looking for a new Event Director....anyone interested please email us...

Meetings will be at the field for the summer.

On Friday the 22nd we hosted the Newhall Boys and Girls Club for a day of flying.  We had 14 kids and two adults, each got to fly a trainer on a buddy box.
The kids had a great time and so did we.  We also cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.  Thanks to Corey Dail,Jeremy Howard, Kathryn, Jim Desautels,
Steve Schlesselman, John Snider
 and myself Bob Awtry.  All the pictures are on the Gallery Page.  Take a look.

News Alert
We just recieved another donation of $100 toward the runway project.
Thanks Mr. Anonymous.

We have a new Newsletter for the month...check it out.

I would like to give a special thanks to Mike Kunkel for his generous donation of $200 to the club.  It is much appreciated.

Please remember to fill out current membership APP and include copy of AMA Card.

Please read 2012 Renewal Notice...Important.

Also as of June we will have our monthly meetings at the field.  So bring your planes and fly.

Check out the Flyer for the Sept. Float Fly.

We Made the Front Page

On May 15th and 16th some of Canyon Crosswinds members worked with the Boys and Girls Club in Newhall to build and fly the AMA Delta Dart Plane.  It was a two day build and on the second day we took the planes out to the park to test fly.  The kids had a great time of it and were very interested.The Club members were Denis Lyon, Jeremy Howard, Corey Dale, Bob Awtry, and John Snider.
The Signal Newspaper was on hand to take pictures and do a little write up.  There are pictures of the event on the Gallery Page

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