2014 WNCPA Christmas Dinner
On Tuesday, December 2, nearly 100 members and guests celebrated the season at our annual Christmas Dinner held once again at the Biltmore Park Hilton. We were very honored to have as our special guests, AOPA CEO Mark Baker and AOPA Pilot Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tom Haines. Many thanks to all involved in making the Dinner a great success. Special thanks, however, to Jan Jones, Nancy Marstall, Garry Hancock, and Cindy Carter for making this year's dinner extra special. What a great way to round out a great year. Click (here) to see the photos.
Dave Bolser Gives the Gift of Flight
Or to be more accurate, "free-fall!" Dave gave wife, Debbie, her first-ever skydive for her birthday this year. Dave and Debbie flew last Friday Dec. 12, with Tim Anderson to the Marion County Airport, in Jasper, Tenn., just west of Chattanooga, for the special event. Click (here) for several photos. What a great birthday gift!
Congratulations are in order for Lew Bleiweis, Executive Director of the Asheville Regional Airport (and fellow WNCPA member!). Lew was recently tapped to chair the Airports Coucil International - North America (ACI-NA) U.S. Policy Board. Lew will serve a two year term. Click (here) to view a press release about Lew's appointment.
Dave Bolser and Susan Van Fleet Join Board
We are pleased to welcome Dave and Susan to the WNCPA Board of Directors. Nominated at the September General Meeting and elected by the membership in October, Dave and Susan replace Ruffin Benton and John Mitchell whose terms expire at the end of 2014. Many thanks to Ruffin and John for their commitment and contributions to our association's success. Both Dave and Susan are super enthusiastic aviators each bringing their unique experiences to the Board. With Susan's float plane and Dave's sky-diving experience, we are filling in some of the lesser used logbook columns for sure! Welcome Dave and Susan!
Donate in 2014 to the Educational Foundation
It's hard to believe the clock has almost run out on 2014! As Ruffin requested at our Christmas Dinner, if you are considering any charitable giving this year, please remember the Educational Foundation. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductable as the organization is a 501(c)3 charitable entity. Most important, however, your donations help provide funding, support, and mentoring for future pilots. If you care to donate, please make your checks payable to the Western North Carolina Pilots Association Educational Foundation and mail them to:
Landmark Offers Fuel Discount
From Chuck Buckland, General Manager of AVL Landmark Aviation…
“I want to pass on a promotional fuel program for Saturdays and Sundays only of October, November and December 2014 for all of our 100LL fuel buyers. Each weekend in October, November and December 2014, I will be offering my “weekend special.” Any GA 100LL fuel buyer will receive a discount of $0.75/gal off our retail price.”
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