We had about 60 to show up for the Christmas dinner last Saturday night. I think everyone enjoyed the steak dinner. Below are several photos made by David Johnson. See more in Photo Album / New 2013 from the menu at right.
From David Haney: “My son Austin Haney soloed yesterday in a Cessna 152 at KTUP. Proud Dad watched nervously as Austin used his new-found skills to achieve this milestone.”Congratulations Austin! We like to see new pilots coming along. Earlier I showed a video of Joel Graber in the Fisher Classic for the first running of the VW engine. Photos below show a beautiful little airplane that seems to fly great. The first photo shows a formation takeoff. Total power for the two airplanes is one and one-half Volkswagen engines. The engine on the Classic seems to make a lot of noise for its size, probably because of the tip speed of that short prop.
I didn’t make it to Lowndes County airport last Saturday for the November fly-in. Thomas Sippel sent in the following photo (along with several others; see “Lowndes Co. 112313″). It was cold, overcast, and windy, and the only airplanes I see in the photo are taildraggers.
See minutes from this meeting. Click on ‘Minutes from Meetings ‘ at right.
New video: See thick white smoke billowing from Andy Fultz’s Avid when he was taking off from Joel Graber’s strip recently. Click on ‘Videos’ from main menu and choose the Avid link.
Chapter 1189 made a good showing at SERFI (Evergreen, AL) this past weekend. David Johnson counted 16 airplanes from our Chapter, possibly the biggest turnout from any chapter. You can find the ‘serfi2013′ album and pictures. Don’t overlook ‘serfi13people’ also.