2014 Fly-Ins

IMG 1873-5362On Friday May 16th approximately 25 DAFers flew into Nevada County Airport near Grass Valley for a weekend of fun in the Sierra foothills. The flight up the San Joaquin Valley was scenic with good weather. Happy hour Friday evening was in the lobby of the Gold Miner's Inn, followed by dinner excursions in nearby historic downtown Grass Valley. Saturday lunch was catered at the Lucchesi Winery. The view of the mountains was panoramic and the wine tasting and gracious owner/hosts added to the ambience. Dinner Saturday evening was at Roger and June's lovely home in the residential airpark at Alta Sierra. A highlight of the evening was the remarkable guitar playing of John Girton who has played with several well known groups including Benny Carter and Kenny Burrell. Sunday included visits to the Empire Mine and other sightseeing in the area. Some lucky ones got a ride in Roger's R44 helicopter on Sunday morning!