What a way to kick off our first spring fly-out. The weather really cooperated this day, sunny skies!
We staggered our departures from 10:00 – 10:30 am for Urbana Grimes brunch (on the field). After we all finished eating we needed a nice walk over to the B-17 museum to check out the progress on the old bird. The volunteers went out of their way to answer all our questions. A good time was had by all, and I hope this is an indication of the turn outs for the summer ahead. (pictures)
Cessna 140 Scott Thompson and son Issac
Cessna 152 Dick Purdue and wife Gaye
Cessna 182 Charlie Rhoads and friend Joe
Twin Comanche Carl Bradock, Bernie and Cheryl Volpe
RV9 Ken Hughes and friend Craig
Cherokee 235 Rollie and Marie Bailey, and Tom Thompson
Archer II Larry Arnold and Arnie Hartman
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Temperature was cool at departure from Newark, but the flight was smooth. Most of the aircraft all landed about the same time, with a helicopter just landing also. We all ordered hearty breakfast and interesting conversation. The aircraft and passengers were:
Archer II Larry Arnold, Carl Bradock, and Arnie Hartman
Cessna 152 Dick Purdue
Cessna 182. Charlie and Cathy Rhoads
389RV Ken Hughes, and Craig Wolfe
Cherokee 235 Rollie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger
Your fly out coordinator
We were to depart at 10:30 am to Urbana Grimes, but with the ceiling low and low attendance we opted to partake in some hanger stories and finish out last minute shopping.
Lets hope for better weather next fly-out, mark your calendars and check the news letter for departures and destinations.
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The weather must have been a direct reflection of our turn out Sunday. We departed on time, with some of the slower aircraft departing early. Visibility was perfect and flight very smooth. All landed safely at Richard Downing Airport, with two, yes two courtesy vans for our trip down to Edie Ryan’s Restaurant. Some opted for the buffet and others ordered from the menu. Didn’t hear nothing but praise on the food we all ate.
We had 7 aircraft and 11 pilots and passengers on this great day for flying. Take the time to look at the pics on our web sight.
Archer – Larry Arnold, Arnie Hartman, and Carl Bradock
Aeronca – Sam Huff
Funk - Roy Hurt
Cessna 172 – Michael, and Cheryl Harris
Aeronca - Mark Giles
Aeronca – Fred Maki
Cherokee 235 – Rollie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger
Blue Skies Always,
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1st Sunday Dec. 7th we will depart (VTA) at 10:30 am for brunch Edie Ryans Coshocton (I40) Richard Downy Airport
3rd Saturday Dec. 20th we will depart (VTA) at 10:30 am for lunch and visit the museum for the progress made on the war birds at Urban Grimes Airport (I74)
The speaker at our Christmas banquet, December 16th, will be Robert McGaughy. Bob’s topic will be the Doolittle Raiders – Men and Mission. Bob has interviewed all surviving raiders and several authoritative historians and is fascinated by the mission and its success. This promises to be an excellent program for young and old, flyer and non-flyer!
Arrive at 6:00 pm for dinner at 6:30, at the Cedar Run Lodge, 511 Roberts Ave off Cedar St. in Newark, OH. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, fried chicken, chicken and noodles, green beans, pies, breads, coffee and sodas. The Amish food will be provided by the Mullet family of Gambier OH and served by the ladies of the church.
The cost per person is $20. Reservations are due by Dec 5 and money is due by Dec 10.
Here is a MAP
We will be departing (VTA) @ 10:30 am for brunch at the Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport (PMH). The foliage is really starting to peak, come join the 402 fly-out.
Blue Skies Always,
your fly-out coordinator
We departed Newark about 8:45 am, the weather was just beautiful, flight was enjoyable with all the trash talk coming from the Twin Comanche. Upon arrival I had assistance from the “Slow Pilot” to shuttle the passengers back and forth to the Harley facility. Some took the short tour and the others the long tour. If you didn’t own a motorcycle you missed a great tour.
182 Cessna Jim & Linda Carter
Twin Comanche Carl Bradock, Ken Hughes and guest
182 Cessna Charlie Rhoads & son Bruce
235 Cherokee Rollie & Marie Bailey, and also Tommy Thompson
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3rd Saturday will be “MOVED” so that our Harley Davidson Plant Tour can happen.
Right now we are looking at Monday, September 15th. If the weather is not good we’ll try the 16th, 17th, or 18th. We will depart (VTA) at 8:00AM going to York PA (THV) We will eat lunch at the restaurant in the Museum/plant, they have a great looking menu.
I have a list of the pilots going and will keep in touch.
Depart (VTA) @ 10:30 a.m.Port Clinton (PCW) for brunch at The Tin Goose.