Club member Fred Egge and his wife enjoyed three days camping on the North 40 at Airventure Oshkosh. They enjoyed starting each day with a 6:00am V-12 Merlin wakeup call from the nearby P51s. Fred highly recommends the EAA Museum, the vendor exhibits, the air shows and the entire experience. For those of you with flight-averse spouses—note that Mrs. Egge has already decided she needs to go again next year.
At the last general membership meeting Greg McCabe gave a presentation entitled, “Transition to Helicopters” . Covering the basics an airplane pilot would need to know to get started flying helicopters.
In late June, Club CFI Peter Redder helped fly a student and a newly acquired 1967 Piper 140 from Fox field (KWJF) in Southern California back to West Michigan. The two-day, 1900 mile, 17 flight-hour trip was described as the, “Mother of all VFR x-countries.” Peter and his student enjoyed the contrasting landscape of mountains, deserts and oil fields that dominated much of the trip.
Public Aviation Event
West Michigan Flying Club
Muskegon County Airport
Saturday Oct 5th 10am-3pm -
Rain or Shine
Bomb drop. Donation of $10. Children will be provided an airplane ride to drop a wooden block out of an airplane window trying to hit a target. Parents may ride for $10 as seats become available. Trophies awarded.
Airplane ride. Donation of $10 under age 18, $20 Adult. Take a 15 minute introductory flight and tour of the Lake Michigan shoreline.
The clubhouse will have a free spectator area near all the action. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Enter the Muskegon County Airport from North Airport Road Gate 26, between the airport and cemetery.
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The Cardinal at KBLV on 6/28, sharing the ramp with a C-141 Starlifter and KC-135 Stratotanker.
Peter Redder in the left seat of a Twin Cherokee, multi discovery flight 6/29