Fly to Shaw AFB, Fri., April 29!
Ever wish you could fly into an active military airbase? Here's your chance!
Shaw AFB is hosting its first ever General Aviation Fly In on Friday, April 29 from 08:45 am to 2:00 pm. There will be F-16 static displays, mid-air collision avoidance info and you get to land and take off from a military runway. For those of us who've never done anything like that before, it should be a real treat.
If you want to go, you will have to download and fill out a form, sign it, scan it, and then email it back to them by Friday, April 15. After they receive it, they will email you the arrival, taxi, and parking instructions. For more info, click (here).
EA6B Prowler Arrives in Hickory, Sat., May 14
Come out and witness the last flight and arrival of the Electronic Warfare Prowler Aircraft on Saturday, May 14, at 10:00 am at the Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY). The aircraft will do a demonstration flight prior to landing. This EA6B aircraft will be on permanent display at the Hickory Aviation Museum.
This event and the Hickory Aviation Museum is free and open to the public. Plan to arrive at the airport before 10:00 am on May 14 as the airport will be closed from 10:00 until noon for the arrival show. Click (here) for details.
Runway Construction Job Opportunities
WNCPA member Mark Stepp has let us know his company, GLF Construction, has been awarded the next phase of runway work at the Asheville Airport. To do this work, they will need to hire six to eight taxiway crossing guards.
Contact Mark at 828-575-6188 if you know of anyone looking for work, especially folks with some aviation experience since these positions requires communication with ATC.
Click (here) for more information about these positions!
Billy Turns 95!
At this week's March 2016 WNCPA General Meeting, we celebrated fellow-member Billy Welch and his 95th birthday. After singing a loud "Happy Birthday," Billy was presented a cake sporting his 1943 likeness!
After several calls for a "speech," Billy spoke of his experience as a P-51 bomber escort fighter pilot over Germany in WWII. Then WNCPA member, Anthony Pretorius presented slides about Billy's wartime experience and their most recent trip together last summer to Oshkosh. Click (here) for some photos!
Thank you, Billy for your service. We are honored to have you in the WNCPA. We wish you a happy birthday and many more!
Signature is Here!
That's right, our friends at Landmark are now our friends at Signature! Signature Flight Support has bought all Landmark locations, including our FBO here in Asheville. All the same folks we know will continue to provide all the same services. Click (here) for more info about Signature from Chuck Buckland.
Join Our WNCPilot Yahoo Group!
To all WNCPA members who have already signed up, thank you! If you are a WNCPA member and you haven't signed up, please consider doing it. The WNCPilot email group is a great way for members to communicate quickly and efficiently about WNCPA activities. Click (here) to learn more and for sign-up directions.
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