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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

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

Categories: Chapter Meeting Re-caps, Fly-In's, Events

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