A Word from the President

Well we had our first fly-out on February 11th to La Junta. 18 people attended the meeting and enjoyed a pizza lunch. Four aircraft flew in and the other members drove. The prevailing winds in certain areas restricted members and their aircraft to make the trip. Even so we had a very productive meeting and it appears we may get a couple of new members. We had a great conversation with a gentleman named Fletcher that was a major part of a rebuild of a T-41 Mescalero. He had some great photos and was a pleasure to talk with him. In the newsletter will be some information about our planned Young Eagles Flights that Susan Myhre is coordinating. (We even had Dave and Susan’s son an Air Force Academy cadet attend) She is looking for pilots and assistance. The next Young Eagles flight will be at Fremont County Airport March 18th. We are conducting more flights with fewer youngsters to provide more exposure at different airports. We really want to make a valiant effort to introduce the youth into aviation. We will be planning another fly out/Chapter Meeting in April hopefully to Walsenburg. (Lookout Matt Here We Come!) Please let us know if there is something anyone would like to add to the newsletter, visits to projects or other aviation related interests. We are working on visits to the Supertanker, Colorado Springs Aviation Museum, and an ADS- B compliance review by one of our members. Please take time to read the newsletter as more information is included.

Terrence Terrill