Bernie VanMeter was a wonderful friend and loyal club member. He was the kind of guy who would
give you the shirt off of his back to help a friend out. When the young Mavericks' RC Club was first
forming, we needed some additional money to keep the club afloat, Bernie asked "How much do you
need" and then stepped up and helped the club out. Bernie enjoyed flying combat planes, sport planes,
scale planes, profile planes, shooting guns, horses, motorcycles, and collecting. Sometimes after work
Bernie would just come to the flying field to shoot the breeze and hang out...other times he would fly.
Some of our fondest memories of him were times when we would get together and build planes. Bernie
was a humble, giving, and caring person. He will be greatly missed and those that knew him were
enriched by his friendship.