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President’s Column – December 2018

Dec 07, 2018 08:00 am

Hello, fellow flying club members.  I’d like to start off my first newsletter posting by thanking you for electing me as your president.  I hope that I can serve you, our club members and live up to your expectations.

I would like to also thank the members of my board for their help and support in all matters.  I can assure you that they are all working hard to get oriented to their positions and get started.  We have some fun times ahead, and some hard work too.  There’s an old saying that goes, “If you want to go fast, go alone…if you want to go far, go together”.  I’m taking this to heart and working to bring you along with any changes we may be making.

For example, one thing we have changed is the agenda for our general meetings.  I’m calling it the ‘reverse-mullet’ approach – fun in the front and business in the back.  Our meetings now start off with an interesting guest speaker, some time to socialize over the break and our board reports at the end.  That way, our guests don’t have to sit through our business meeting and anyone who needs to leave early (say, for work) can do so without missing the speaker.

I’d also like to start a “Getting to Know You” column for the newsletter.  Each month, I’m going to chat with one of our members and write up our conversation.  We have a lot of amazing and interesting people at our club.  Our diversity is our strength, and it’s good to know our stories to continue to build the culture of our club.

I will close with thanks!  Thanks to our members, to our volunteers and our board.   I feel hopeful for our future as a club and I hope that in the coming term we can work together and go far!

 

Yours truly,
George



 

Forming good habits.

Dec 06, 2018 04:04 pm

Click here for a good article from Plane & Pilot on the merits (and challenges) in forming good habits when operating aircraft.



 

A Christmas Book List For Pilots

Dec 05, 2018 11:56 am

The folks at Air Facts Journal have made a list of some books worth considering this season.  Click here to see it.

 



 

Christmas decorating at AFC

Dec 03, 2018 05:17 pm

The last TGIF of November was our decorate-the-club-night to prepare for the festive season!

A cooperative project that spanned over a few TGIF’s to make paper chains. They now adorn the ceiling of the meeting room.

George was playing Christmas music as well as hanging the paper chains. He was one of the “ladder men”

Some of the decorators kept saying that decorating the club was a lot of fun.

Many hands make light work.

And some pre-decorating decorating!

 



 

Pre-takeoff Briefings for GA flying.

Nov 25, 2018 09:47 am

A good video from the Finer Points on the value of a pre-takeoff briefing.



 

Foggy landing in a 737.

Nov 25, 2018 09:31 am

Check out this auto-landing in a 737 in full foggy IFR conditions. Impressive.



 

Berlin Candy Bomber

Nov 23, 2018 11:57 am

Click here for an interesting story from the Smithsonian on the Berlin Candy Bomber.



 

Flying in the High Country Requires Different Skills

Nov 19, 2018 05:21 pm

Click here for an interesting article from Plane & Pilot on flying at high density altitudes.



 

Darryl Murphy honoured by the EAA

Nov 19, 2018 05:15 pm

Click here to read about Darryl Murphy’s induction into the EAA’s Hall of Fame.

More details in the video below from the EAA.



 

 

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