June 22 – 27, 2014
This article was published in the July-August 2013 issue of the Short Wing Piper News, page 15. Submitted by Lou Reinkens, Connie Stevens, and Joe Cronan, 2014 SMX Convention Co-directors.
From your 2014 convention directors Lou Reinkens, Connie Stevens, and Joe Cronan
A West Coast Adventure for Short Wing Pipers is the theme for next year’s SWPC Santa Maria convention. From the logo above you can get a hint of a few of our coming events. The red rocket highlights the tour of our West Coast Spaceport, Vandenburg AFB (tentative). The Pismo Beach pier is also a destination of one of our tours. The third tour not illustrated in our logo is to Solvang and a few local California Missions.
The PA 22/20 is on an Ocean Arrival for KSMX where the Club’s original five ‘F’s have been expanded to seven to include Forums and, for those of you flying in, you will be exercising Freedom of flight.
We hope you will enjoy our future articles describing the first National SWPC Convention in California. The tentative schedule of events is also in this issue (see below). In future SWPNews articles, we will bring more details to you as they become finalized.
Lou, Connie, and Joe
(Editor’s note from Eleanor: Even the Mission Statement of the convention promises a good time: “Encouraging increased convention attendance and SWPC membership while sharing the SWPC philosophy of education, technology and safety, camaraderie and flying.”)