Departed (VTA) around 8:30am. Ceiling over 4,000′ but 30 mi out ceiling lowered, so we vectored to the west and about 8 mi we were back on course with clear navagation to Portsmouth for breakfast.
Pilots and passengers:
Brent Dewey, Casey Granger, Bob Bennett
Dick and Gay Purdue
Scot Thompson, Ken Hughes
Rollie and Marie Bailey, Carl Oblinger, and Jim Morgan.
Side note: Jim’s dad worked and managed Portsmouth airport from 1956 to 1980 when he retired.
Your fly-out coordinator,
We actually had two aircraft fly over to the Ohio Bush Pilots fly-in. Ken has sent some pics. The aircraft’s departing (VTA) were 235 Cherokee with Ken Hughes and I, and also Bill Jarrell who signed out the 172 Cessna Sierra Pop. Many planes good food and smooth flight. See you all on the 19th for the beautiful flight to the Windwood fly-in Resort West Virginia.
Rollie sends the following note regarding the fly-out this weekend, which is scheduled for Sunday but should perhaps be changed to Saturday:
I know many of us are busy Saturday but I would suggest at this time for our pilots to consider flying over to New Philly for Ohio Bush Pilot’s fly-in some time Saturday because Sunday looks like a wash out! I know it’s late to change the date, but maybe some will receive this in time? Have interested members call if they need a ride. (740) 334-29 six three
A make-up for the rained-out September 21st Young Eagles Rally will be held at the Newark-Heath Airport from 9:00 AM until Noon on October 26th, as always, weather permitting. The flights are free for children 8 through 17 years of age. The children must be accompanied to the airport by a parent or legal guardian who will be required to sign a release to allow the children to fly. The children fly on a first come-first served basis with consideration for weight and balance of the aircraft. For more information contact Tom McFadden, 740-587-2312 or 740-323-6994.
YE Poster 10-26-2013
August 17th, It was a beautiful day for the Newark/Heath Airport Fly-in/Drive-in Open House.
At the event were:
Lots of local pilot’s airplanes
Mayor Mark Johns
2 Medical Helicopters
Sporty’s RV12 ELSA
Ohio State Patrol’s Cessna
T100.3 Big Thunder
The “Heat Wave” with an impressive demonstration
Lots of classic cars and airplanes.
Pictures are here.
Was kind of refreshing to finally have a good weather day for our fly-out.Because of our low attendance here lately I teamed up with the Y-city flyer’s out of Zanesville and a couple of pilots from Mt. Vernon and had a great turn out with the weather. We all arrived about the same time at Carl Keller Field. We had a wait, but most of us walked through the Museum right there in the same building as the Tin Goose Restaurant. We all had a good time, and
visited pilots I hadn’t talked to in ages. There were 10 planes and 24 people.
All in all, y’all missed a good one!
Cessna 172 Chuck Norman (80+ yrs old) and wife
Aztec Bob Norman, Valerie and kids
Cessna 172 Denny Huy
Comanche Bill Granger, Dot, Brian Messger and Lisa
Cessna 172 Eric Tobin
Cirrus 20 Bill Corbin and Jeff Moore
Archer II Arnie Hartman, Larry Arnold, and Carl Bradock
Cessna 172 Charlie Rhoads, and Cathy
Cessna 152 Dick Purdue, and Gaye
Cherokee 235 Rollie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger
Photos are here.
Your Fly-out Coordinator
P.S. Sorry for the delay in posting this, somehow I missed it. gary
Gaye and I flew to the Putnam County airport (KOWX) today (7-24-13). It’s just west of the Findlay VOR. We took the courtesy car to the town of Ottawa to the Red Pig Inn. Great pork BBQ. They say that the ribs on Saturday evening are to die for. It’s an easy one hour flight and a short drive to town. If the courtesy car is not available the Red Pig will send a van to pick you up and bring you back to the airport. For info and menu go to http://www.redpiginn.com
We had a good flyout to Urbana/Grimes (I74). Four aircraft and ten flyers. Charlie Rhoads, Cathy and Bob Marriott in Charlies new (new to him) Skylane (N85938). Gaye and Dick Perdue in the Cessna 152 (N48156). Casey Granger, Ken Hughes and Carl Oblinger in the Diamond DA40 (N367DS). Scott Thompson and son, Luke, in Scotts Cessna 140 (N72681). Scott and Luke live in Stoutsville, OH , near Circleville. They saw our flyout on the internet and decided to join us at Newark. The Cessna 140, Cessna 152 and the Diamond DA40 flew in formation to Grimes. We all enjoyed breakfast at the cafe. Charlie, Cathy and Bob went to the museum while the rest of us headed for home. Apologies to Ralph Brandon. We couldn’t come up with a seat for Raph.
More pictures are here
It was a good day for our Young Eagles event. Cool temperatures with little wind, lots of kids with big smiles. Our volunteer pilots flew a total of 72 young eagles. Here are the numbers:
Barney Kempter 3
Casey Granger 6
Dick Perdue 4
George Fackler 3
Jeff Wheeler 9
Kevin Murphy 3
Michael Harris 14
Ralph Brandon 3
Rollie Bailey 15
Tom McFadden 4
William Corbin 8
Well done! See the smiles here!
Hot-off-the-presses 50th Anniversary Edition of Three-Eight Charlie.
Two things I want to make you aware of…
1) This run is a numbered limited edition of 1000, and we set aside the lowest salable numbers for Chapter 402. (We first heard about her at our Christmas Dinner, and you’ve been so supportive!) Books will no doubt be available for some time, but please let us know if you’d like one of the lower serial numbers.
2) We met with TheWorks today, about providing imagery from the book for displays to generate interest prior to the sculpture installation. The Big News I want to share is ….
The Jerrie Mock Sculpture Unveiling will be Saturday, September 14th, at 2:00 at TheWorks Sculpture Garden in Newark
Please help spread the word!
This should be a nice reason for pilots, aviation folk, and the community to gather!