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Upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Greenville Downtown Airport Greenville SC KGMU

    Since we were weathered out in December I thought we would try again in January.

    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 11:15 AM
    • KMWL

    Kat Wells has put together this unique event for us in Mineral Wells for the 9th of February. Let's see if we can top the great attendance we had at Llano last month!

    "Join the Southern Region at Mineral Wells (KMWL) on February 9th for an opportunity to fly, eat (of course!), and maybe learn something new.  Genesys Aerosystems, the company that brings us S-Tec autopilots, among other products, has graciously offered to give our group a tour of their facility, located right across the street from the terminal.  After that tour (30-45 min), we'll grab some wheels and head into town for lunch at the Mesquite Pit  As the name implies, they do have BBQ, but also many other options.   The airport staff is excited to see us, and report there are numerous parking spots with tie-downs available."  

    Unlike most of our adventures, this tour has a requirement.   I will need names AND addresses of everyone who is planning on going on the tour by noon on February 8th.  

    Per the Genesys staff:

                "Due to the nature of some of our products we must screen all visitors to ensure that they do not have any 

                record of  export violations.  It’s a simple screen but it does require our visitors name and address for the screening."

    So, if you're not on the list, you can't go on the tour.  Them's the rules.  That being said, if someone still wants to join us just for lunch, please let me know, and we'll make sure to get you to the restaurant.

    So, here's the schedule:

            Be on the ground at MWL and ready to go by 11:15 am

            Tour 11:30 to approx 12:15

            Lunch following

    Fingers crossed for great weather and hope to see everyone there!

    Please forward your total head count, along with NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF EACH ATTENDEE to Kat Wells at:

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Oroville, (OVE)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 17 Mar 2019
    • KALM

    For our first "overnighter" of 2019, let's plan to gather at KALM, White Sands Regional in Alamogordo, NM.  This event is a slight departure from our usual M.O. as we're going to start on a Thursday instead of Friday.  However, if you can't make it until Friday, that'll be fine too.

    Briefly, the plan is visit the Heart of the Desert Pistachio Ranch & Vineyard, White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands National Monument, the Tularosa Basin History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Space History.  We'll stay at the Hampton Inn for $109- $114/ night.  Transportation will be available in vans for $35 per person or you can rent your own car if you prefer greater flexibility.

    Email me if you're interested in attending and I'll send you the full itinerary and specific details.  

    Scott Sanders

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fresno (FCH)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Lodi (1O3)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 25 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Red Bluff (RBL)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 6 Jun 2019
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Györ, Hungary: LHPR



    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!

    • 1.       Read this INFORMATION page first, read it twice
    • 2.       Complete the Registration Form, follow the directions 
    • 3.       Have fun in Győr!

    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 and  DEADLINE for registration is 1 February 2019.  Email Completer Registration Forms to and

    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

                                     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:

    • ·         More than 2 days prior to arrival date, no cancellation fee charged
    • ·         2 days -24 hours prior to arrival, 50% room price is charged
    • ·         1 day -0 hours prior to arrival, or no show, full room price is charged                                                           

    How do I get there?

    • ·         If you fly your private plane, land and park at Pér airfield. We’ll meet you there.
    • ·         If you fly commercial airline, go to Vienna, the train ride or hire car/rented car is easier and shorter from Vienna than from Budapest. See map. Do visit Budapest after/before the AYA, it is a lovely city with lots to see and do!
    • ·         Győr train station is within walking distance from the hotel. Or if you tell us when you arrive by train, we could be bribed to pick you up in a van!

    AGENDA: See agenda for day-by-day activities and details. There is no scheduled ABC visit.

    UPDATES:  Any updates will be published online at and

    CONTACT US: If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, please contact us at:         JACK –

                            ANIKO –

    We hope to see you there!

    Jack, Aniko and the Hungarian Crew

    Registration Form

    (Download Registration Form pdf Here)

    • 1.      Name: Last, First / Nationality, Passport Number (required by airfield),
    • a.       Pilot:
    • b.       Co-Pilot:
    • c.       PAX1:
    • d.       PAX2:
    • 2.      Email Address:                                                                    Telephone Number:                                                                         
    • 3.      Mode of arrival:
    • a.       Tail Number:
    • b.       Commercial Flight Info:
    • c.       Train info:
    • d.       Driving:   ___ Yes    ___No
    • 4.      Date/Time of Arrival:
    • 5.      Date/Time of Departure:
    • 6.      Hotel Room:  ____ Double (€78)           ____ Single (€53)
    • 7.      Registration: €225.00 or $260.00/ per person. Payment of registration fee and 50% of the Hotel fee must be received no later than 1 Feb 2019.  Payment for both should be made following instructions in Paragraph 8 below.  
    • 8.      Payment  Information:
    • a.       Europe: ERSTE Bank 11600006-00000000-83425857
    • IBAN identification: HU91   SWIFT Code: GIBAHUHB
    • Name of account: Kiss Ildiko Terez
    • b.       US / Canada:  Pay with check to John Maher.  Mail registration form and check to: John Maher, 25622 Ferdinand Ct., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 (write “AYA Europe 2019” in Memo on check.)
    • 9.      Gala Dinner: Please choose one of the following for:

                        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









    6 June


    Arrivals, To Airfield (LHPR)/Hotel

    Small snack drinks at airport/hotel

    Győr/Per Airport

    Hotel Capitulum Feher




    Bus transfer to Restaurant


    Bus to Hotel

    Fehér Akác Restaurant

    (White Acacia Restaurant)


    7 June



    Hotel Capitulum


    Bus ride, please be on time!


    Audi Factory Tour




    Wine Tasting with snack/lunch

    Bus to Hotel


    Dinner on your own


    8 June



    Hotel Capitulum


    Bus to airport

    Per Airport



    Aviation activities, fly out

    Airport BBQ Lunch


    Bus to Hotel

    Hotel Capitulum

    Dinner on your own


    9 June



    Hotel Capitulum


    Boat tour

    River Rába

    Lunch on your own


    Walk (3 min walk) to

    Gala Dinner

    Konferencia Hotel/Restaurant


    10 June



    Hotel Capitulum


    Bus to airport ViszontlátásraSo long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Hyvästi, Addio, Ciao, Au Revoir,  Arrivederci,

    Be safe until we meet again in 2020!

    Per Airport

    Headed home, or onto another adventure.

    Meals are included except where “on your own” is indicated.

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Harris Ranch (3O8)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Livermore (LVK)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Nut Tree (VCB)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 30 Sep 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 3 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Fernandina Beach, KFHB, Florida

    AYA 2019 Convention, Fernandina Beach, KFHB, Florida, September 29- October 3, 2019

    See here for a preview.

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Los Banos (LSN)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

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