The International Grumman Pilots Association
Join us for a fly-in to Reading, PA (RDG) this Saturday. We’ll gather at the newly opened restaurant at 11:30. Ask ground to park you at the terminal, which no longer has air carrier service so you can park right out front and enter at the door with the “Restaurant” sign.
Those interested can visit the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum before/after lunch. Of particular interest is the ongoing restoration of a P-61 Black Widow WWII night fighter, which eventually will be the only flying P-61 out of the four in existence. Only thing to remember is the MAAM is on the opposite side of the airport from the restaurant, so you’ll have to taxi across the runway to get from one to the other.
Thanks to Capt. Ron Levy for organizing the fly in.
James Nebrig, the son of long time member Ken Nebrig has asked me to get a notice out to the membership. What started out as an AYA air-camping event several years ago when Ken was the director of the Four Corners Region has morphed into a much larger combined gathering.
The Arizona Pilots Association and the Recreational Aviation Foundation has asked James to host the "Payson Fly-In and Air Camping Weekend on April 5-7, 2019.
See the details below. Sounds like a fun time! Scott Sanders
Payson, Arizona (KPAN) Fly-In and Air Camping Weekend
Last year, the first weekend of April gave us perfect weather for our annual Payson Fly-In and Air Camping weekend, so we are going to try it again! Pull your Grumman out of the hangar after the long, hard winter (as hard as we get them here in the Southwest!) and join a few of us Arizona Grummans and some other flying friends from around Arizona and New Mexico for a fun weekend of flying, friends, great food and songs around the campfire as we host the Payson Fly-In and Air Camping weekend on April 5-7 at the Payson Regional Airport (KPAN). Throw your tent and sleeping bag in the back of the Grumman and join us for lunch on Saturday, a dutch-oven potluck dinner, and overnight stay at the airport. You camp just a few feet from your airplane and some of our more talented pilots will be pulling out their guitars and other instruments to entertain us around the campfire. It is a tradition that many of our campground chefs will be bringing their trusty dutch ovens and trying out some of their best chuckwagon recipes for everyone.
You can't find a better place to air camp in all of Arizona. Payson Airport Campground features individual campsites right next to the paved tiedown ramp (bring ropes), fire rings with free firewood, grills, running water, real bathrooms and HOT showers. For those who are not great campground chefs, the Crosswinds Cafe is right up on the transient ramp just a very short walk from the campground and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It is definitely time to pull the plane out of the hangar and set course for Payson on April 5-7. Join us for the day or for the whole weekend.
For further information, contact James Nebrig @ email@example.com or text (928) 273-0042.
See you there!
Lunch at The Elevation Chophouse at Cobb County International Airport GA KRYY. Never been there but it looks good online.
Ronnie Mowery firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson, email@example.com, (530) 295-7158
April 27, Gaston's (3M0), AR, Lunch at noon, Don Cochran, firstname.lastname@example.org, 913-856-4075
May 4, Pella (PEA), IA, Tulip Festival and lunch, meet at 11:30, Don Cochran, email@example.com, 913-856-4075
Come join Cyndi and I for a weekend on Ocracoke Island. We've never been there but it looks like a good place to spend a weekend. We have booked a room at the Crews Inn Bed and Breakfast but there are many other B&B's and several hotel/motels on the island for your choosing. We are planning on walking everywhere we go as the island is only 2 miles wide and the village is only a total of 4 square miles but they have several restaurants and shops. The airport is located right on the beach. We are planning on a Friday morning arrival and leaving sometime Sunday afternoon. If you plan on joining us email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeast Regional Director AYA
If you are unable to join us for the entire weekend come join us for lunch at Howard's Pub and Raw Bar Saturday June 1st at 11:00 am. My understanding is that they will come to the airport and pick you up in a golf cart and if not, it's only a half mile walk from the airport to the pub. The airport is located right on the beach if you are so inclined for some beach time.
Southeast Regional Director email@example.com
AYA EUROPE 2019 GYÕR/PÉR
INVITATION - INFORMATION PAGE
Dear AYA members and Grumpies,
After years of talking about hosting our annual Fly-in in Hungary, it finally will become a reality in 2019. With subtle encouragement from our esteemed European Leader we arranged a team of willing expert participants to organize the first AYA Annual Meeting in Hungary.
You are cordially invited to Győr, Hungary on 6 to 10 June 2019. Győr is a small quaint town half way between Budapest and Vienna. It is an easy walking town at the confluence of the Danube, Raba, and Rábca rivers. Near by is an excellent airfield, Pér (LHPR), which is able to accommodate us. The airport’s website is:
Our aim is to offer a balanced program between flying, fun, eating, drinking, and being merry with ample time to socialize. Since this is a small town in a small country, the number of participants (you) is limited to 80. This year the program is extended by one day, most of your meals with drinks are inclusive, all for €225.00 or $260.00.
So what do you have to do to attend?
Three things you MUST do!
DATE: 6-10 JUNE 2019, NOTE this event is 5 days-4 nights (1 day longer then usual)
PLACE: GYÕR/PÉR Airport, HUNGARY, a lovely place!
REGISTRATION: Register early; space is limited to 80 participants (it’s a small country). Registration form is online at https://www.aya.org and grumpygang.com DEADLINE for registration is 1 February 2019. Email Completer Registration Forms to N76750@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOTEL: Your hotel room is reserved with your registration! DO NOT call hotel, it will only confuse them! The whole hotel is reserved for the event!
Hotel Capitulum; see website http://capitulum.hu
Address: 9021 Győr, Király utca3/b.
Room Price: Double occupancy €78 VAT included
Single occupancy €53 VAT included
You need to pay 50% of the hotel fee at time of REGISTRATION to be included with your event registration fee, and the final payment on arrival at the hotel.
Room Cancellation Fee:
How do I get there?
AGENDA: See agenda for day-by-day activities and details. There is no scheduled ABC visit.
UPDATES: Any updates will be published online at https://www.aya.org and grumpygang.com
CONTACT US: If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, please contact us at: JACK – N76750@gmail.com
ANIKO – email@example.com
We hope to see you there!
Jack, Aniko and the Hungarian Crew
(Download Registration Form pdf Here)
Soup: ___chicken soup ___cold fruit soup (veg).
Main course: ___Duck ___Venison ___Vegetarian
If you have any dietary restrictions/allergies please indicate:
10. Shirt size: ___XL, ___L, ___M, ___S, ___Male ___Female
Arrivals, To Airfield (LHPR)/Hotel
Small snack drinks at airport/hotel
Hotel Capitulum Feher
Bus transfer to Restaurant
Bus to Hotel
Fehér Akác Restaurant
(White Acacia Restaurant)
Bus ride, please be on time!
Audi Factory Tour
Wine Tasting with snack/lunch
Dinner on your own
Bus to airport
Aviation activities, fly out
Airport BBQ Lunch
Lunch on your own
Walk (3 min walk) to
Be safe until we meet again in 2020!
Headed home, or onto another adventure.
Meals are included except where “on your own” is indicated.
September 14, Amana (C11), IA, Lunch at noon, Don Cochran, firstname.lastname@example.org, 913-856-4075
AYA 2019 Convention, Fernandina Beach, KFHB, Florida, September 29- October 3, 2019
See here for a preview.
October 25-27, Branson (FWB), MO, Reservation required, Don Cochran, email@example.com, 913-856-4075
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