Upcoming Fly-In

Columbia2C CaliforniaThe October fly-in will be a return to the heart of Gold Country for a weekend trip on October 16-18. After landing at Columbia Airport (O22), you will have the option to camp at the airport's well-equipped campground, or stay at an historic inn in nearby Sonora. Rooms are in short supply, so you should get your reservations in as soon as possible. For more details and to sign up, hit the register button below.

Upcoming Dinner Program

Pat MachaFor our October program we welcome back Mr. G. Pat Macha, historian, teacher, researcher, and explorer as he presents an all new "Mysteries Mitigated" that deals with missing aircraft in California, both on land and offshore. This is a favorite program of Mr. Macha, who is the author of three books in the field of aircraft archeology. He has also produced a video on wreck finding as well as hosted the History Channel program "Broken Wings". Please join us for a fascinating look at local aviation mysteries.


Photo of the Month

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Upcoming Events

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Special Announcements

Interested in Joining the Board? New board positions are opening up for the 2016-17 term. This is a fun and great way of becoming more involved with the club. If you are interested in joining the board, or would like more information, please contact any existing board member.

Hangar Row Naming The Hangar signage project is officially underway. TAA, in conjunction with the Airport Commision and the City of Torrance, has formed a committee to create signage for all of the East T hangar rows. The information and submission forms are being mailed to every hangar tennant, but if you haven't received on you can get them here.

Due to a lot of scheduling conflicts, turnout for our September dinner meeting was the lowest in recent memory. But we still managed to have the meeting and attendees enjoyed a video on the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) presented by Larry Chapman.

Wine Drawing winners were Patti Lagrelius and Craig Narr. The photo shows them holding up their vouchers for their free bottle of wine (somebody forgot to bring the bottles). They are free to redeem their wine by coming to the DAF headquarters building between 6:35 and 6:41AM of the first Monday of the month (three forms of ID will be required).

Thanks to all those who were able to come - your attendance prevented us from having to cancel the meeting.


Twenty-eight DAFers braved the hectic skies over Camarillo for a lunch fly-in at the Waypoint Cafe. The airport was incredibly busy that day (who knew?), and a few DAFers were given the opportunity to fly over (and over and over) Ventura, Point Mugu, Fillmore and points-in-between as they waited for a landing slot.

For those who were able to make it, we were treated to an excellent lunch by the very patient and accommodating staff at the cafe.


This year's DAF Hangar Party was a resounding success, with over one hundred people showing up to kick up their heels. The hangar was tricked out with Pancho's bar, a dance floor, palm trees, and a fleet of balsa airplanes. A potential crisis when the rented grill failed was averted by Curtis Hahn's quick repair work, and Curtis, Larry and Mitch went on to grill up chicken and Santa Maria tri-tip for the crowd.

After dinner, the dancing got started, and went on until the band had to leave at 10. Later, a quieter group was left to contemplate the evening with a few choice beverages out on the ramp.

Many thanks to all the folks that showed up to help set up for the party, then came back afterward to clean up. The Hangar Party Comittee's efforts in planning and making all the arrangements deserve special mention, as well as Al Gibbs, who as usual went above and beyond with his palm trees, the Happy Bottom Riding Club sign, and the fantastic barbed wire enclosure for the photo area.


Once again, the Flaming Brisket Fly-in had a good turnout, with 40 DAFers in 17 aircraft (and one car) arriving at Agua Dulce Airpark for a BBQ brisket lunch. The weather was perfect (for a change), not too hot but clear and sunny, and there was plenty of room at the tables in the shade. There was lots of brisket for everyone, and a large assortment of sides to go with it.

A few people needed a little push to get off the grass parking (Iguess there isn't a water shortae at Agua Dulce), but there were enough volunteers to help them out. THe flight back was smooth, although the tower at Torrance was caught a little bit off guard by the sudden influx out of the corridor.

Good times, good company, good food; what more can you ask for!


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