Upcoming Dinner Program

aviation-christmas-eveWell DAFers, it's time for the Del Amo Flyers Annual Holiday Party.  The festivities start at 6:30 PM on December 9 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. There will be great food, drinks and dancing to the DAF house band - The Time Machine. The price is the same as last year - $70 per person, which includes two bottles of wine per table. A No-Host bar and corkage at $12 per bottle will also be available. Reservations are essential and payment needs to be sent in advance. This is a great way to end what has been another fun and successful year for the club. We hope to see you there!

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Special Announcements

January's fly-in will be Movie Night. We'll be going to see "Unbroken", the movie about Louie Zamperini's life. Restaurant and theater information to follow, but save the date now.

Christmas is coming! Please make your reservations now for the upcoming Christmas Party on December 9th (Click on reservation button above).  Once you've made your resevations, please remember to send your check to Lori Delane.

Taos-Pueblo-New-MexicoThe DAF Board has started planning the 2015 fly-ins, and it's going to be another great year. Here's a preview to start your planning. Dates and more information will follow as they are finalized.

January 10th: Dinner and a Movie! If you haven't seen the movie about Louie Zamperini's life, "Unbroken", join us for a movie and dinner. Restaurant and theater locations to follow.

February: Lunch fly-in to the historic Mission Inn in Riverside. Link to the Inn's website here.

March: Larry is working on a combined camping/hotel trip for the central coast. More info to come.

May:  Flagstaff, AZ. A weekend trip Should be beautiful that time of year.

June 5-7: Taos, New Mexico. A picturesque town of historic buildings, museums, art galleries, and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. A weekend trip, and probably worth an extra day or two as well!

July: The annual Flaming Brisket Fly-in to Agua Dulce. Bring your appetite and a side. Mitch will be bringing plenty of slow smoked beef brisket.

August: The DAF Annual Hangar Party, so no fly-in. Plenty of fun though, so don't miss it.

October: Columbia, CA for a weekend fly-in. Once again, camping on the field, with a hotel for those who'd rather have modern amenities.

November: The Mystery Fly-in returns. Still trying to figure it out!

December: No fly-in, the Christmas Party will be the place to be.


The OctobDSC 0705-5650er program was a preview screening of a short documentary, "Our Piece of the Sky", on the experiences of female pilots. Jessie Davidson, who just graduated from the Master of Visual Anthropology program at the University of Southern California, created this film and discussed her original ideas in making it, as well as the changes that ensued as her conceptions were changed by the experiences and feelings of the pilots she interviewed.  A thoughtful and well balanced film was the result.


IMG 1745-5602The Sedona fly-in the weekend of 10-12 October was a big success. About 32 people attended, with 9 airplanes including a chartered jet! Several people drove to take in the Southwest sights along the way. Activities included Jeep Rides, vortex chasing and experiencing, visiting Jerome and Prescott, seeing nearby ancient Native American sites, some hiking, and just relaxing and enjoying the magnificent canyon views. Happy hours were popular events. Saturday dinner was at the Mesa Grill at the airport and near the hotel. The flying weather was great both ways.

Thanks go to Dave Weir for arranging another fantastic fly-in.


septThe dinner meeting's presentation was by Mike McCaskill, who created "The Hope-ful Devil." Mike talked about his discovery of twelve minutes of raw footage of his father and crew's rescue after ditching their B-29. He then tracked down additional footage from all kinds of sources to create the 45 minute documentary he showed the DAFers. Many present commended it as the best DAF program in years. Contratulations to Mike on his tremendous work, and thanks to Larry Chapman for setting up the program.


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