Upcoming Fly-In

CamarilloSeptember's Fly-in will be a trip to Camarillo Airport for lunch on the patio at the Waypoint Cafe. The date for the trip is Saturday, September 12. Meet at the GAC at 10:00 am for the preflight briefing, and make sure to register so we can give the cafe an accurate headcount. 

Upcoming Dinner Program

time vortexIn our last DAF Safety Video presentation (July 2014), DAFers were shown some important tricks and tips for flying around active volcanoes. Our latest presentation will help you become more comfortable in flying around and through time portals. You may be thinking that time portals are so rare - why should I be interested in this? But just think about all the pilots you know that seem stuck in the 1950's. It happens, my friends...it happens. As with all DAF Safety Video Presentations, this will not be eligible for any FAA Wings credit whatsoever.

Continuing on the subject of time portals, don't forget that the DAF Dinner Meeting day has changed to the third Wednesday of each month (except August and December). If you show up on Tuesday, you'll need to go back to the future!

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Special Announcements

Columbia Fly-in posted!  Trip information for the fly-in to Gold Country (October 16-18) has been posted, along with the sign-up sheet. There are options for either camping at the airport or staying at the historic Sonora Inn. Get more info and register for the trip here.

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.

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!


Our July meeting featured an informative presentation and slide show by Mr. Pedro Chan who expounded on the history and influence of WWII Flying Tigers and his experiences collecting memorabilia for US and Chinese museums.

"Flying Tigers" is the name for The American Volunteer Groups, China Air Task Force and the Fourteenth Army Air Force. All three were under the command of General Claire Lee Chennault to aid China against the invading Japanese.

The July meeting had the best attendance in many years, with 71 people. Thanks to Steve Sappington and Nancy Schunke for arranging this program. If you have any ideas for a future program, please contact Steve or Nancy.


IMG 2065-6139Our June Meet and Greet was a resounding success, with our Membership Director Anne O'Brien signing up several new members. A large group of current DAFers were there to say greet them and introduce themselves. We went through all the burgers and hot dogs we had, running out at the end in an example of perfect timing. Great job, Anne!


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