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Please read the statement on our COVID-19 precautions below

     Our chapter was forced to cancel a number of meetings in 2020, and again in 2021, due to conditions and restrictions forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor McMaster and SCDHEC have provided COVID-19 guidance to all South Carolinians regarding restrictions during the pandemic.  EAA has also provided guidance to EAA chapters. Click here to view that EAA guidance. Fortunately, the governor's orders have not been overly restrictive thus far. Most SC businesses and organizations can now open/operate as long as certain PRECAUTIONS are taken. Consequently, we will do our best to abide by those precautions. The Governor's Executive Orders are full of legal terms and hard to follow, but SCDHEC has published a simplified list of recommended precautions on their website. Click here to see view the SCDHEC guidelines. Here's where you can find the CDC guidelines. Those guidelines are constantly changing, so please keep abreast of them.

     As you know, COVID-19 is a very serious disease, so your attendance at this meeting is ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY. If you are fearful of catching the virus, then we'll understand if you decide not to come.
If you are sick in any way, we request that you please DO NOT COME. If you have any type of underlying health condition(s), we suggest that you consider whether or not you really should come. However, with most of us having been vaccinated, the degree of vulnerablity has lessened substantially, so if you are tired of being stuck at home, this is an excellent opportunity to socialize with your like-minded aviation friends. Also, it's very important to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING and to WASH YOUR HANDS often. Those safety measures are intended as much, if not moreso, for the protection of others as for yourself. At least 6 feet is the recommended social distance between individuals.

     Thank you all for for your cooperation and understanding of our predicament during these challenging times. It's the only way we can reasonably and safely resume our chapter activities. State and local regulations are constantly changing, so if there are further restrictions, we may have to curtail our chapter meetings.

Next Meeting - Gilbert International Airpark (SC45) - September 19th, 2021 - 12:00 to 4:00pm EDT

Congratulations to Justin Hibpshman, who soloed on Saturday, 9/11/21 at Aiken Regional Airport.

     Our next chapter meeting is planned for Sunday, September 19th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 4:00pm EDT at Ron Angerman's hangar at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45). Again, we thank Ron and Angela for their hospitality in allowing us to use their very nice hangar for the meeting. The general format for our meetings is as follows. Obviously, specific times may vary.

                                                    TIME                                     ACTIVITY
                                                  12:00pm - 1:00pm: Members and guests start arriving, socializing & setting up food
                                                   1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch is served.
                                                    2:00pm - 2:30pm: Business, information, discussions
                                                    2:30pm - 3:00pm: Presentation (If any)
                                                    3:00pm - 4:00pm: Members & guests depart; possible VMC meeting

     We plan to have a luncheon starting around 1:00pm EDT. With football season starting up, we plan to have a "tail gating" style luncheon starting around 1:00pm. If you can bring something, please let Randy know, and he'll add it to the menu.  Check back here periodically for updates.

     We'll start our business/information meeting around 2:00pm EDT. We'll cover the July meeting minutes and have a treasurer's report. We'll show the EAA video magazine for September and perhaps have a safety tip from our Safety Advisor, Don Schmotzer. Our main priority for this meeting is to finalize most of the plans for our upcoming Fall Fly-in on November 6th, including whether or not to even have one due to COVID concerns. With new variants of COVID popping up out there, cases are becoming more prevalent, even among some of those previously vaccinated.

     I'm proud to announce that our chosen Ray Scholarship recipient, Justin Hibpshman, soloed on Saturday, September 11th (see photo above). Congratulations Justin ... and also to your instructor mom, Jeanette Hibpshman!  Justin and Jeanette Hibpshman may show a video and some photos related to Justin's training. Also, we'll plan to take photos of Justin along with TTF members AFTER the meeting, so be sure to wear your TTF apparel to the meeting for those photo shoots. EAA wants chapters to make a "big deal" over the Ray Scholarhip program, so we may even send some of them in to EAA. If so, it would not surprise me to see one or more of them "pop up" on their website, in the EAA magazine, or in their email postings.

     NOTE: Debbie Hardy and Debbie Philbin, our Food Coordinators for the Fall Fly-in on November 6th, would like to meet with TTF members (ladies, and guys too) near the end of or just after the business meeting (probably around 3:00pm) to discuss the fly-in menu and what dish(es) you might be able to bring and/or other assistance they might need. Please plan to attend.

Lunch Menu


Chicken Salad Sandwiches - Libby & Randy Berry
Pimento Cheese Sandwiches - Libby & Randy Berry
Ham & Ham Salad Sandwiches - Jim Streeter
Chicken Drummettes - Donna Flanagan
BBQ Meatballs - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Hamburger Sliders - Debra & Dave Hardy
Turkey & Ham Pinwheel Wraps - Kevin Wallace
Potato Salad - Libby & Randy Berry
Macaroni Salad - Donna Flanagan
Baked Beans (homemade) - Jim Streeter
Taco Salad & Chips - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Chip Assortment - Debra & Dave Hardy
Vegetable Tray - Linda & Jim Matthews
Banana Pudding - Libby & Randy Berry
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - Debbie & Larry Philbin
A Dessert - Linda & Jim Matthews
A Dessert - Debra & Dave Hardy
A Dessert - Bruce Harrison
A Pie - Leonard Self
Tea (Diet Sweet, 1 gallon) - Libby & Randy Berry
Tea (Unsweet) - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Tea (Decaf, Sweet) - Linda & Jim Matthews
Tea (2 gallons, Sweet) - Steve Preston
Diet Coke - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Ice (40 lbs) - Randy & Libby Berry
Other meat dishes (e.g. chicken wings/drummettes, pigs-in-a-blanket, smokies) ... perhaps multiple members?
Other "finger foods", veggie or fruit trays, or similar dishes - Anyone?
More beverages - Anyone?

Green - Volunteered to provide
Gray - Unconfirmed, but probably

Red - Need volunteers

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Upcoming Aviation Events

All chapter meeting dates are on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.
All chapter activities, dates, times and locations are tentative and subject to change.
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September 19, 2021 Next TTF Meeting 12pm - 4pm Gilbert International Airpark (SC45), Ron's Hangar Right Arrow
September 20-26, 2021 Triple Tree GA Fly-n Daylight Hours Each Day Triple Tree Aerodrome Right Arrow
October 2-8, 2021 Nall in the Fall Daylight Hours Each Day Triple Tree Aerodrome Right Arrow
See the Triple Tree Website Triple Tree Aerodrome Events constantly changing due to COVID-19. Click the red arrow to check their website ( Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) Right Arrow
April 5-10, 2022 Sun-N-Fun Expo 2022 All Day, Each Day Lakeland-Linder Airport, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) Right Arrow
July 25-31 AirVenture 2022 All Day, Each Day Wittman Regional Airport
Oshkosh, WI (KOSH)
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Brown = Holiday (or) Other Event
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