I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and today’s beautiful flying weather.
We had a big crowd at the Hangar this holiday afternoon, with an impromptu cook-out, an amazing amount of food brought in by members and attracting many airport regulars including Matt Chapman just back from an air show in NY. Good food, excellent company, relaxed atmosphere – wonderful!
This followed a very productive Saturday working on the PA22 Restoration Project. The first wing is coming together well and, with the close close oversight of Chuck and John, we completed the trammeling (wing alignment – very tricky!) on Saturday. With our experience of rebuilding this wing, the second wing rebuild will go much easier!
If you visit the hangar this week you will see lots of activity as we host the Future Aviators Summer Camp in the members club room. And what a week is in-store for the 28 local future aviators attending the camp. Egg-drops, RC aircraft, Flight Simulators, Rockets, airplane kits, aviation instruction (how airplanes fly), airplane rides, glider rides, and the airport is closed (NOTAM issued) for around noon on Thursday when Matt Chapman will give the lucky 28 kids an air-show performance of their very own, followed by meeting with Matt, autographs etc etc!! John Martin and Court Dunne have put this program together, and I’m sure all their hard-work will result in kids and parents knowing a lot more about aviation – just what we need!