ANNUAL LOBSTER LUNCHEON
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Range Ponds State Park, Poland Spring, ME
Look - up in the sky! It’s a bird! No - it’s a plane! No - it’s a quadcopter drone?
And if you're at the MIT Club of Maine’s 2015 Lobster Luncheon, you’ll
have the chance to see up-close one of Maine’s newest and most
talked-about exploration tools, and hear first hand about the way it and
its kin have been revolutionizing the field of aerial photomapping.
Weather permitting, you’ll have a chance to see it fly.
the show-and-tell, you’ll be treated to a 1 1/4-lb fresh-caught lobster
boiled and delivered just in time, hot dogs for the kids (and for adults
who mysteriously still have room after the lobsters), locally-grown
husk-steamed sweet corn, fresh coleslaw, potato chips, home-made
desserts, coffee and fresh lemonade.
event will take place on August 18 at the Picnic Shelter at Range Ponds
State Park in Poland Springs, beginning at 11:30 AM, rain or shine. (All
of the outdoor picnic tables and benches are under a roofed shelter.)
Lunch will be served at 12:15 PM. In addition to complete picnic
facilities, the Park offers fresh-water swimming from a large, sunny
beach, changing rooms, and hiking on trails through the adjacent woods.
Come and spend the day!
about the program and the drone: it’s an FAA-licensed aircraft and
definitely a precision instrument. Proudly wearing tail number N109SM,
the quad-rotor “Land Cruiser UAV” (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is owned and
operated by Cumberland-based Sevee and Maher Engineers. It’s the
brainchild of S&M president Guy Cote, PE (who’ll be our presenter),
and is maintained and flown by a team that includes engineer Charles
Burnham - who led the FAA permitting process - and IT technician Tyler
Dunlea, who mans the drone’s FAA-mandated ground station.
and kick-off the 2015-2016 Club program year with your fellow Tech
alums, and have a good look at a brand-new way to measure the world we
live in! Y’all come!
To reserve places for yourself and your guests, please send a check for $22 per person to our Club Treasurer using the Pay-By-Check Form,
to arrive by Friday August 14th. (No charge for kids who are having
hotdogs in place of lobster.) Cancellations received by that date will
be fully refunded. Alternatively you can make credit card reservations
by registering using the button at the top of this page. Please call
Ervin Davis (207.282.8096) or Bill Bisson (207.797.6356) with any