Fox Valley Flying Club
APRIL, 2009 Newsletter
The flying season is upon us! Those of our membership with mostly open-cockpit aircraft, who shy away from hypothermia and who have a hard time getting their hangar doors open against the snow load, can now turn their attention away from winter sports and return it to their regularly-scheduled broadcast of spring, summer and fall fun flying.
Some decided to push the envelope a bit early on, however. Our ever-prolific Club scribe, Evan Wright, plans poorly every year and has his C-152 annual done in January. He treats us to a story of flying to Dixon on a day when the air temperature at Clow field elevation was a fabulous one degree Fahrenheit. In addition, on a slightly warmer weekend in February, Evan took his entire clan on a road trip to Kalamazoo, and while there paid a visit to the new Kalamazoo Air Museum, the Air Zoo. You'll enjoy his write-up.
For my part, I was part of the now annual (3 times in a row) FVFC/Flying Hogs Trek to Daytona, Florida, for "Bike Week". This year involved aviation -- four of us flew each way in Bob Beckstrom's C-210 -- and the trip is therefore fair game for reportage in this electronic journal. I've done so, mostly via pictures.
Finally, at one point within the past month or two, Mick Pahnke was absolutely Jonesing for some airtime, and after struggling with frozen hangar doors, he managed a nice flight on a sunny day. I've reproduced an email bragging about his prowess that he sent to me.
As always, if you
do some flying, or learn about something worth offering up for the "common good"
of our Club, consider sending me an email about it (to firstname.lastname@example.org), maybe
with some pictures. I'll gladly take any and all
original stories (cribbing and reprints are discouraged) about flying that you have done, flying that you wanted to do and flying
that made you wish you had stayed on the ground, as well as any amusing
anecdotes, grumpy gripes, scary stories and wanted/for sale/for trade ads.
Let's get to it, people!
In this Issue:
A Frigid Flight to Dixon
A Day at the 'Zoo
The Flying Hogs Go Wild!
Itching to fly after a long dry spell