FAA Recognizes WNCPA Pilots
On Tuesday, August 19, we were honored to have Mark Kramer, Manager of the FAA Charlotte Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), visit us again to make two special presentations. One was to our very own Cindy Carter, who was named the FAA 2013 FAASTeam Representative of the Year. Click (here) to see Cindy! In addition, Mark Kramer presented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to WNCPA member Ken Hawkins. This award was presented to Ken for practicing and promoting safe aircraft flight operations for more than 50 consecutive years! Click (here) to meet Ken. Congratulations both!
Triple Tree Fly-in, Sept. 3-7
It's that time of the year again. "What time would that be?" you ask. It's Triple Tree Time! The dates of the annual fly-in are fast approaching, September 3 - 7. If you are thinking you might be interested, click (here) to view their promo flyer. The flyer has links to the Triple Tree Aerodrome website for all the info you'll need. Check it out, this fly-in is one event that should be on every aviator's bucket list!
Congratulations Phil Creasman!
Kudos to Phil for successfully passing his Private Pilot check ride yesterday afternoon! We are especially proud of Phil since he was one of our 2014 WNCPA Education Foundation grant recipients. Click (here) to see Phil following his check ride.
WNCPA Flies to Charlotte-Douglas!
On Saturday, August 16, for our August fly-out, five WNCPA planes and 12 folks flew to the Charlotte-Douglas airport to visit the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Upon landing we were transported to lunch at Mr. G's and then to the museum by the great folks at Wilson Air. The weather, however, threw us a bit of a monkey wrench with a stubborn overcast layer at 900 feet over KCLT and diverted several of our planes to KGMU. But judging by their smiling faces in the photo, it wasn't all that bad. Click (here) for all the photos.
WNCPA Represented at Robert Morgan Ceremony
Nancy and Jerry Marstall represented WNCPA at the Colonel Robert Knight Morgan (B-17 Memphis Belle Pilot) Memorial Unveiling on August 14, downtown Asheville. Click (here) for a photo of Nancy and Jerry with Col. Morgan's youngest daughter, Peggy Morgan Parton. Did you know that Col. Morgan was a WNCPA member?
WNCPA Represented at AVL Runway Groundbreaking
WNCPA's Nancy and Jerry Marstall and Tim Anderson represented the association at the groundbreaking ceremony of Project Soar, the construction of the new runway at the Asheville Airport. The August 8 event was well attended by local dignitaries despite heavy rain. Click (here) for some event photos.
CFI Patrick Reynolds!
We were very excited to hear that Patrick Reynolds, a 2013 Education Foundation grant recipient, completed all requirements this July for his certified flight instructor certificate! Click (here) to hear more from Patrick. Congratulations Patrick!
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