IPMS USA Nationals 2015, in Columbus, OH.

2015-07-23 17.59.43_1Photos from last week’s IPMS Nationals in Columbus, OH, have been uploaded to the photo gallery site HERE, and a link added to the website on the Photos page.

The above photo is what turned out to be only a portion of the NJIPMS crowd that made the trip to the NATS dinner, at Schmidt’s German restaurant in Columbus. Great food, and even better beer.

UPDATE: For further coverage of the Nationals, check out the Silicone Valley IPMS website, with more photos, and the slides from the awards ceremony:


Nationals and Avenel Announcements for NJIPMS Club Members


**UPDATE** The meeting time at Schmidt’s will be 5p.m.

Just a reminder that the club will be having a group outing for members at Schmidt’s (Real! German! Food!) on Thursday evening of the Nationals. That’s next Thursday, the 23rd, at 5 p.m.* The restaurant’s website is HERE, and the address is:
240 East Kossuth Street
Columbus, OH, 43206

Remember, this is a club member event. Others (family, friends, etc.) are welcome to join us, but the club will only be covering the tabs of dues-paying members. This is purely a matter of finances, nothing more.

Secondly, Mike Pavlo and Marc Rocca have been to Avenel recently, and offer this report:  The last day of business will be 7/31/15 (earlier it was posted as 7/28, but he’ll be open thru 7/31).  Store Hours for July 29, 30, 31 are 11:00am-9:00pm.  Currently all books are buy one get one free. All paints are now discounted too. Kits are 30% off. Also buy 2 kits at regular price and get 2 kits of equal or lesser value for free.

The last of the USMC’s CH-46’s

image2One of my friends, Fred Grill, who was a flight mechanic on Sikorsky HH-53’s during the Vietnam war sent me these pictures. Due to the historic markings on this aircraft I though the club would be interested in these pictures.

This aircraft is one of four operational CH-46’s remaining in USMC service and was involved in the American evacuation of Vietnam in 1975. Active duty Marines have restored the aircraft to almost pristine condition. In July the aircraft will be retired and displayed at the Marine museum in Quantico Virginia with final disposition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

These pictures were taken in May at Teterboro  Airport in New Jersey while the aircraft was supporting Fleet Week operations.

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