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May Meeting, Buckeye Farms, 5/15/22, 12pm-4pm

Click on each image above to view photos from our meeting at Dave & Tammy Gardner's Buckeye Farms.
Left Image: Rob Bridgers' photos;  Right Image: Jim Matthew's photos & videos

      We had an absolutely wonderful time at Dave and Tammy Gardner's quiet, peaceful, and picturesque Buckeye Farms on Sunday, May 15th, 2022. We counted 59 people and 9 planes (two were Dave's) in attendance. In addition to those flying in, a number of folks drove into the event. The lunch consisted of hamburgers, hotdogs, and other scrumptious foods, desserts, and beverages provided by members. Essentially, we had a full meal, and nobody went away hungry. Thanks to Dave and Tammy for hosting our meeting today. Also, thanks to Ron Angerman for making 4 separate trips from his home at Gilbert Airpark to Buckeye Farms to deliver tables and chairs, to all of our great food providers, and for your donations, which go directly to support the food costs. It was mostly a social event, but we held a brief business meeting near the end. Finally, thank all of you who attended. Everyone seemed to genuinely enjoy socializing and watching the planes as they arrived and departed. Many still remained socializing after the meeting ended. Those of you who missed it, missed one of our best meetings yet. To view photos from Rob Bridgers and Jim Matthews, click on each image above.

April Meeting, Gilbert International Airpark, 4/24/22, 12pm-4pm

Gary Ward climbs out with smoke in his beautiful MXII aerobatic aircraft
Click this photo to see more photos.

      Members and guests began arriving early in order to see the arrival of our special guest today, aerobatic airshow pilot, Mr. Gary Ward, from Lincolnton, Georgia. Around 1:00pm, we enjoyed a lunch featuring many delicious entrees, desserts, and beverages. We had a spectacular lunch, almost like Easter all over again. Thanks to all who brought food and those who made donations. Let's keep it up in the future!

     We had one of our best meetings and crowds today that we've ever had. We were privileged to have airshow performer and pilot extraordinaire, Gary Ward, come speak to us. He told us about his background in aviation and his progress in doing aerobatics over the years in the USA, South America, and Alaska. He showed us a video of his perfomance in Panama in 2015, which was amazing. He performed at Sun-N-Fun 2022 and put on one of the best aerobatic performances at that event. Gary brought his beautiful green and blue MXII plane. Although he could not perform aerobatics in the local area at this venue, he did do a fly-by and a high performance takeoff, both with smoke on. For further details about the meeting, chapter members may access our meeting minutes for 4/24/22 in the MEMBERS ONLY area.

     We thank Gary so much for visiting with us today and invited him to come back and visit with us any time. To view photos from the event from Steve Preston, click on the photo above.

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