Upcoming Fly-In

TaosTaos, New Mexico is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the Southwestern US. We are planning a trip for the first weekend in June and it's going to be another DAF adventure!

We'll be staying at the El Pueblo Lodge, arriving Friday night. There will be the usual cocktale hour, and on Saturday there will be a trip to the Los Alamos National Laboratory for a tour and lunch. 

There will be lots to do and see, so get on board now!

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Special Announcements

Taos Flyin June is coming right up, so it's time to make sure you have your reservations for the trip to Taos, New Mexico, on June 5th through June 7th. More information and signup here.

2015 Fly-ins Finalized  All of the fly-ins have been selected for 2015, allowing everyone to plan ahead and set their schedules. The fly-in dates and details can be found here.



Aprilfly-inThe April fly-in to Placerville was a victim of the weather. As Friday approached, the forecast was for rain and possible thunderstorms for the Placerville area, from Friday afternoon on through Saturday. After careful analysis of the outlook, Larry and Jodie made the call to cancel the fly-in, and put Placerville on the list for another day. 

 

April Dinner reportThe April dinner meeting's presentation featured author Richard Foss who entertained us with both the history of Ballooning and Zeppelin travel as well as the dining while aboard these airships. It was fascinating to learn about the technology that enabled the dining experience during the glamorous days of the early air travel era of giant airships. If anyone is interested exploring air dining further, Richard will be giving a free program on "Food in Outer Space - From Tubes and Cubes to Space Espresso" for a meeting of the Culinary Historians of Southern California (Mark Taper Auditorium, L.A. Downtown Central Library) on June 13th at 10:30 AM.

Future Programs: If you have any ideas for a program or you would like to present a program, please email or contact Steve Sappington and Nancy Schunke at 310-375-6598.

 

The March dinner meeting's presentation was about how Southern California won the battle for the skies in WWII. Local historic military aircraft production was the topic as the speaker, author Dana Parker, shared historic photos and insights from his new book, "Building Victory,: Aircraft Manufacturing in the Los Angeles Area in World War II." Parker extensively researched the numerous Southland aircraft factories which employed thousands of local residents in the early 1940's.

 

Our March flypin was a lunch fly-in to Santa Ynez airport, with a catered BBQ. Larry and Jodie did a great job of planning and arranging, and the weather cooperated as well, although a bit sullenly. The overcast at Torrance cleared just in time to get everyone there before the food had a chance to cool, while the weather at Santa Ynez was just about perfect. 30 people made the trip, in about 12 aircraft. Good food, good company, and a great day all around.

 

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