Hello Fellow Fliers,
It pains me to tell you that our meeting next Monday evening, 7pm at the Park Township old firehouse, 1464 Ottawa Beach Rd is an inside event because that means our reasonably comfortable flying season is drawing to a close. I know, I know, there is still some time left but for me Summer Solstice is the most depressing day of the year. It signifies the start of the slippery slope toward winter. I won’t really cheer up again until…what, December 22nd – the shortest day of the year…I really have something to look forward to then!
Clicking on or cutting and pasting this URL should take you to a map locating the meeting site:
Whoa, that’s a long one. If you have trouble with that URL, go to http://www.tulipcityairforce.com and click on old park township fire station at the top of the page and this map will pop up. Hey, you should go to that website anyway and see what a nice job Mike and Aaron did with it. You will see a picture of new member Jim Hartman glowing in the sunset holding his Radian. He soloed in a day and a half. I got to fly the Radian a bit and I’ll tell you that it is not only a wonderful trainer but it has no problem finding lift. It really flies great and is probably the easiest plane to learn to fly on the market at the moment.
For you new members, in the winter months when we have meetings, members are invited to bring projects they are working on or have finished for ‘show and tell’. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get help. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions to the more experienced guys there. We all started out where you are today. If you have friends that you are trying to get interested in the hobby bring them along. The meetings typically last 1 to1 ½ hours depending on how much is brought in to look at and discuss.
Thanks to Bob Kovacks for taking the responsibility of pulling the irrigation pump for seasonal storage. We will need a volunteer to remove the club sign out front of the field. Garret has done this the past two years and he may be looking to pass on the task. He usually takes it to the Hobby Shop for storage I believe.
I hope to see all of you at the meeting. Please plan to attend if you can make it.
Larry Weller – Vice President Tulip City Air Force.