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Elk City, OK

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June 18th Hobart Celebration of Freedom Fly-In Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on June 20, 2016 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Hobart Celebration of Freedom Pancake Breakfast Fly-In

Location: Hobart Regional (HBR), Hobart, OK


I want to thank everyone who helped:  Earl & Nancy Reed, Issac King, Dean Vaughn, Danny Battle, Kelly Hall, and Gary Lofits.


So what happended?


We met at 6 am at Dave's hangar in Elk City and then drove down in a caravan to Hobart.  There was a large thunderstorm close to us off to the NE which produced 20k winds all morning.  We set up our "booth" with our new canopy and chapter banner.  A total of 5 aircarft flew in for pancakes.  Two of the pilots were our friends from Elk City, Bobby Suthered (Cessna 210) and Dennis Fox (RV9)

In addtion, Kelly and Gary brought their gyroplanes and held a static display and answered questions. There was a lot of interest in the gyroplanes.

The morning activities started off with the Boy Scouts raising our flay and Cara McKay sang our national anthem. It was awesome.  As volunteers we got free pancakes.  About 10 am General Tommy Franks came by to give his thanks for helping and we had teams picture taken with him.  He's the only guy not wearing the flourescent vest.

Besure to view the great pictures Gary took - Hobart Fly-In Gallary

Since the parade started at 10:30 in Hobart everything was shut down and packed up.  We packed up also and called it a great day.

We raised a little bit of money selling a few T-shirts and hats - thank you Nancy for being an awesome saleslady!

Coming Up:

 Our July 2016 event will be a Pancake Breakfast Fly-in at Elk City airport on Saturday July 2nd. We will be hosting Dayton Dabbs, Gyroplane CFI & Designated Flight Examiner who will do a presentation "Discover Gyroplanes" and he will be available all day Saturday for $100 Discovery Flights.


Thanks guys for showing up. Meeting with you all is the most fun I have all month.




 Dave Hill

May 14th Chapter Event Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on May 15, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In

 Location: Haddock Field, Erick, OK


We had six visitors, Dean Vaughn, Hunter McGuire, Stone Oren, Shayla Sutton, Damian Hartpence, and Brian Zinn.  Dean drove in from Cheyenne. Damian and Brian flew their Cherokee 180 from Wiley Post. 


Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Earl & Nancy Reed, Issac King, Todd & Joyce Sutton, Ricky Laster, Dusty Lowarance, Ben Tignor, and Troy Carpenter,


So what happended?

It was cold and windy but the food and friendship were great.  Thanks goes out to everyone at Erick for making our fly-in a success.  Special thanks goes out to Todd & Joyce for providing food and cooking.  Also thanks goes out to Nancy for helping cook.

I did it again.  I forgot to put out donation jar.

I briefly shared a little about my recent trip to Oshkosh for the Leadership Training Academy.  It was awesome.  In particular I want to share just how awesome the EAA Young Eagle program is and that there is a lot of money available for Young Eagle Flight Training Scholarships.

Coming Up:

Our June 2016 event will  be volunteering our services to help the City of Hobart, OK with their annual Celebration of Freedom Fly-in on Saturday June 18th.

We will be helping direct aircraft ground traffic and assist with the pancake breakfast.  The Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in start at 7:30 and we need to be there about 1/2 hour early which means we need to leave Elk City for Hobart by 6:15 am.  We will meet at the Elk City Airport, hangar #14 at 6 am to organize flying down and car pooling.

2016 AIRVENTURE:  2016 AirVenture at Oshkosh is coming quickly. It would be great if we could get a group of people to go together. I promise you it will change your life and you will have a blast. Let me know if you are planning on going.  It looks like we will be camping. 


Thanks guys for showing up. Meeting with you all is the most fun I have all month.




Dave Hill





Chapter UL98 Fly-In

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on August 12, 2015 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Jim Kos and I visited UL98's fly-in at the private Thompason airfield.

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