The International Grumman Pilots Association
Let’s get flying!
Let’s get flying! Many of us experienced a wetter and colder than normal winter. That’s behind us now, and as we approach summer let’s get out in our fine aircraft. Avgas prices have come down, airports are seeing increased activity, and there are plenty of places to go visit, with events coming up.
Mr. Ken Blackman, one of our “Ask the Experts” gurus, and I are jointly hosting a “Grummans to Arlington” event, July 7-9, at the http://www.arlingtonflyin.org/ (KAWO) in Arlington, Washington. Let us know asap that you want to come. If we can get just a few of you to commit, we’ll aim to have a designated “Grummans-Only” parking area and space to hang-out. Maybe even a Saturday BBQ.
Kim Muinch, firstname.lastname@example.orgPacific Region Director
Lunch at the Runway Cafe at 11:00 am Greenville, SC, KGMU. Nice restaurant with parking. Also has a airport themed playground next to the restaurant.
Lunch at Leigh and Vals, Noon.
Arrive by 11:30. This is a full service airport with a control tower and many approaches. The Steak House is a busy place with most of the customers coming from town.
Don Cochran doncom@transtenna
Lunch at Bebes at Noon
We will meet at 11:30 and transport to lunch, Back at the airport, we can tour the Collection of more restored WACOs than you will probably ever see in one place.
Lunch at Landing Zone
This is two night event. Arrive by 4:30 at Branson West airport. Transport to Motel and freshen up. Dinner and retire to Motel. Breakfast at Motel then tour downtown Branson, eat at The Landing, then pick the show we want to see Saturday evening. (ice cream) On Sunday, breakfast and transport to airport for departure. Reservation required,
Don Cochran email@example.com
Lunch at Noon at Two Niner Diner.
Louisiana Fly-In. October 27-29
Member Cheryl Kraemer from Sunrise Beach, TX is putting together a fun weekend event for us in Gonzales, Louisiana. The plan is to arrive at Louisiana Regional (KREG) by 1 pm the 27th of Oct.
On Friday afternoon, we'll tour some of the old plantation homes in the area. Saturday we'll visit the D-Day Museum in New Orleans. There may also be an opportunity to take in an airshow at Lake Front Airport right there on Lake Pontchartrain.
Presently, Cheryl as 10 rooms blocked at the Holiday Inn Express for $108 plus tax for our group with a 24 hr cancellation policy. If you're interested in attending, go ahead and book your room directly with the hotel at 225-743-8000 and ask for the American Yankee Group rate.
You’ll need to reserve a car through Enterprise who will drop cars off at the airport and allow us to leave them there upon departure. For that service you’ll need to book your car a week in advance at their local office at 225-644-2205. As the date gets closer and with more firm head counts, we can take a look at matching folks willing to share a car and split the cost.
More specifics will follow but please let Cheryl know if you’re planning to attend as soon as you can so she can better coordinate all the details. 225-445-2117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch Stearman Field, (1K1) Benton, KS
Come arrive 1130. Restaurant on field. See the largest ceiling fan around. Good food and I hope good flying.
Lunch at Noon.
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