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JohnNoack

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About JohnNoack

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    Assembler
  • Birthday February 7

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  • FirstName
    John
  • LastName
    Noack
  • IPMS Number
    23017
  • Local Chapter
    Georgia Mountain Modelers
  • City
    Maineville
  • State
    OH
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Cumming, GA

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  1. IPMS/USA members: Please see the members-only section for information about a new discount offer resulting from a partnership we've made with Micro-Mark. John Noack First Vice President
  2. Dear IPMS/USA Member: As any member who has attended the past few Business Meetings at the National Convention could tell you, the Make and Take program has been an ongoing item of discussion in terms of cost and benefits to the Society. While the intent of MnT has always been to recruit new/young members, no correlation has been established between participation in a MnT and subsequent enrollments. In spite of this, the program was continued because of the local goodwill it was perceived to generate. However, recent changes by our suppliers of Make and Take kits have severely limited the selection of kits, placed restrictions on their distribution, and significantly increased our costs. In fact, for the past several years, these costs have averaged around $10,000 annually, or looking at it another way, almost 10% of your annual dues spent on what is at best generating local goodwill. These costs were simply too high for the benefits received and could no longer be justified because of the increasingly high costs to the Society. Due to these changes the Board has decided that IPMS/USA can no longer support the MnT program. While existing requests in the pipeline will be honored, no new requests will be accepted. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Brooks for all his hard work managing the MnT program for IPMS/USA. Jim told me tonight that the thing he'll miss the most about managing the program is the friends he made during the process. Thanks for your understanding in this matter, (for the Executive Board) John Noack, Director, Local Chapters
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    MJ Kinney Remembrance

    Ed and MJ were dear personal friends of mine - even after I recruited them both to national positions. They were there for me in good times and bad, and even put me up at their home for a period of time when I was going through a divorce. I never heard MJ tell anyone "no" to a request - and sitting at the Nationals desk with her at many conventions, I heard some off the wall requests. MJ had been Ed's office manager in his aircraft brokerage business and continued to work at CAK after his passing - I'm sure she had as many friends and fans in the world of corporate aircraft as she did in IPMS. I mentioned to someone the other day that she was the kind of person who, if you knocked on their door at 2AM, would bring you in and cook you a meal. Their home was a gathering place for family and friends - many of whom they treated as extended family - and I will miss the many wonderful cookouts on their deck. When Dave called me with the news, I felt like I'd lost a family member. I'm sure Ed's smiling now, but I will miss her (and him) terribly. John Noack
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    Presidential Cabin Interior VH-34D

    Yes, understood, that's why I specified a VH-34D in the post. But thanks.
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    Presidential Cabin Interior VH-34D

    Hi all: I'm writing the IPMS/USA review for Gallery Models' 1/48 VH-34D Marine One. There are no interior color callouts for the presidential cabin. I found one color photo online (see attachment) of JFK boarding Marine One that shows a light color interior, darker floor, and some funky 60's era window curtains. Does anyone have access to some interior shots of this first version of Marine One? My online search has been less than successful. Thanks. John Noack IPMS/USA Life Member 23017
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