California SWPC Chapter News – October 2013

Following is the California Chapter’s newsletter from October 29, 2013.

If you miss an event, there will be others you can join in on.  We look forward to seeing you.  If you have a suggestion for a fly-in, be sure to contact us.  Look for our chapter reports in the next issue of the Short Wing Piper News and be sure to check out the Club’s new website!

Thank you to Rick Lach for hosting September’s fly-in. Jim Thames met Rick and got a chance to see his Tri-Pacer or perhaps we should say Tri-Pacers. One is flying and the other two are projects. Kern Valley Airport has a wonderful campground complete with a somewhat rustic, but functional, shower.

Jim Thames and Linda Cochran attended the California Capital Airshow at Mather Field in October. We understand there was supposed to be a Short Wing on the field, but we did not come across it during our time there on Saturday. This was a fun event, and we look forward to attending next year.

A reminder of the upcoming event on November 2: we hope you will be joining us in the fly-in to Shafter-Minter Field (KMIT). This is in conjunction with the event being held at Minter Field Air Museum. Elinor Otto, a WWII ‘Rosie the Riveter’, and Pearl Judd, a WWI WASP stationed at Minter Field during the War, will be the special guests. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Each aircraft flying in receives 2 tickets for a free breakfast. Registration can be done by sending us an e-mail so we might have a section set aside for Short Wings or you may go online and register at http://www.minterfieldairmuseum.com/index.html. If you do not fly, the regular price for breakfast is $5.00. There will also be spot landing and flour bombing contests. It should be a great day.

We would like to welcome our newest members, Alta and Bob Morris in Turlock, California. Bob said he had previously owned a Tri-Pacer and two Vagabonds. Currently, he is one of the partners in a Mini-Max. Bob also told us that the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in Modesto does a breakfast the second Saturday of each month, so if you are in the neighborhood, stop in. Their website also mentions lunch on all the other Saturdays — http://www.cafvalleysquadron.org/index.htm. If you don’t get there on your own, we will be putting this destination on the calendar next year.

As attendance has been waning as the year is, we will not post an event for December. With the holidays and weather possibly becoming more of an issue, it was decided that any flying event would be iffy, at best. In the meantime, if you are planning a weekend flying destination and want to make others aware of it, you can always post these on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/377938965626527.

Please feel free to contact us any time by e-mail at shortwingpiperclubca@gmail.com.

Happy Flying!

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