On Sunday October 19, Patrick took advantage of some beautiful fall weather to make his first Solo flight. He is shown below with his smiling instructor, Mike Nichols, and his proud father, Dick Hutchinson. Patrick is the 3rd pilot in the flying Hutchinson family.
With just less than 3 weeks to go in the 2014 OLC Contest Ron Clarke is in First Place in Region 6. CISS pilots hold 4 of the top 10 places and 7 of the top 25. The last day for flights to count in the 2014 contest is Monday September 22nd. Ron had over 300 km on Wednesday September 3rd. There should be some good days in the next few weeks. It is time to get out and fly. Winter is around the corner.
Manndee Mikulski, AMA Director of Development, sent the following note of thanks to the CISS members that participated representing CISS and the SSA in the National Model Aviation Day event raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. The SSA provided shirts for the CISS volunteers.
On Saturday evening Mark Rottler sponsored an outstanding Shrimp Boil at the airport. He had huge U-14 shrimp, andouille sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes and onions. Mona Hansen brought an excellent corn casserole and Tom Hammett prepared some of his special cocktail sauce. Mona topped it off for everyone with some great ice cold watermelon. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this tremendous event.
Eleven local area youth spent two days learning about aviation at the 2nd Session of the CISS/AMA Youth Camp July 9 and 10. Piictured below, they are in the cockpit of the Blanik L-23's preparing to make their FAST instructional flights and experience flying a glider.