This page is dedicated to the Memory of my Father, Walter Umland Sr.(9/11/1941-3/11/2001)

His dedication in giving back to a hobby that gave him so much enjoyment was unmatchable, He took a few people at a local flying field and made a well respected club on the upper east coast and with over 75 ACTIVE PARTICIPATING members the local people could bring there families out for a fun day at the neighborhood flying field, This club was called The N.Y. CRAZY 8's M.A.C.

The N.Y. CRAZY 8's M.A.C. put on annual club shows and was also a very competitive club which won the high point award several years in a row while he was the club President.

He did not only teach me how to build beautiful model planes & boats and always remember safety but to be honest, have respect for others, to have a passion for and take pride in whatever I do, build friendships with people of all ages and walks of life, he also showed me how to be a dedicated husband to my wife and to be a father to my children and most of all he taught me how to be a True friend. 

Meet the Man






This last photo shows him flying a 1/2A.  He did fly on occasion though not very often because he was a behind the scenes kind of guy who was always trying to make it better for the regular fliers.

For a man who truly showed us it was always better to give and to have a heart towards all people, I say, "Thanks DAD, you are LOVED and MISSED very much."

I know that ALL that knew him personally were as Blessed to know him as I was, and you can be at peace knowing he received Christ as LORD.


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