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SLO 6For April, we're going to SLO down and enjoy the roses (well, actually the grape vines) in San Luis Obispo. The dates are April 21-23, and there'll be a wine tasting/picnic Saturday afternoon, followed by dinner at the Cafe Roma Saturday evening. There's plenty to do and see in SLO, and lots of great places to eat and drink. Where else can you find a place that only sells custom made icecream sandwiches?! Be sure to sign up online and get your hotel reservations in as soon as possible. Hit the register button for more info and to sign up.

Jean-Pierre Wolff, owner and vintner, explains his dry-farming techniques to an interested party.

Upcoming Dinner Program

AFW LogoIn April, we welcome the Angel Flight West folks who will present a short video showing their unique community service of public benefit flying. They'll then follow up with an overview of the need they fill, the passengers they serve, history of Angel Flight and opportunities available. Along the way, the “life of a Angel Flight mission” will be discussed and questions will be answered. Discover what Angel Flight pilots in your region already know about the rewards and satisfaction of using your special skills as a pilot to help someone who needs to reach treatment and care.

Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization based at Santa Monica Airport. They arrange free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. Their network of 1,400+ pilots throughout the 13 western states donate their aircraft, piloting skills, and all flying costs to help families in need, enabling them to receive vital treatment that might otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical, or geographic limitations.

Special Announcements

Help Needed. The Recreational Aviation Foundation is looking for volunteers for a work party at Kern Valley Airport (L05) on April 8, 2017. Check out the details on the RAF site.

Membership Renewals.  Last year DAF moved to a calendar year membership cycle and gave members a one-time option to pay through 2016 or through 2017.  For those who elected to pay through 2016, please expect a membership renewal email in March (yes...we are a little late).  Those who paid through 2017 will receive a renewal email near the end of the year.

Glamping in Wine Country.  Details and registration are now available for a trip to Santa Ynez Valley wine country.  You can camp, RV, luxury camp in a fully-furnished Safari Tent, stay in a reburbished Airstream or nearby hotel room.  So many choices!  Click here for all of the info.

Fly-in Update. We have posted some new information on the San Carlos Fly-in for November 2017. If you're interested in the trip please take a look for hotel reservations, car rentals, and much more.

Torrance Hangars Available. There are a few hangars available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Rafael at 310-784-7909 or Operations at 310-784-7914. More details can be found here.