Hello everyone. Just a note to remind you that the aerobatic box over IXD will be open this Saturday, the 30th from 09:00 – 17:00.
We will gather at IXD, Signature Flight Support FBO, about 09:00 to place the box markers out and erect the sighting devices at the corners. Then we’ll fly. Also, we’d like to have as many volunteers as possible come out to the airport this Saturday for instructions on how to use sighting devices and boundary judge procedures.
I just got a note from John Morrissey saying that Steve Craig, IAC #15 member, offered his hotel, The Crown Plaza Hotel, at 95th and I-35, to contest participants for a special rate of $95/night. Call the Hotel at 913 217-1000. Do not call Crown Plaza/Holiday Inn central reservations. When you call the hotel, ask for ‘Reservations’. When ‘reservations’ answers, be certain to ask if you are speaking to the hotel itself, or central reservations. If the later, hang up, call back and request to talk only with the specific hotel reservations. When making your reservations, tell them you are with the IAC (use the acronym) and have been quoted the $95 rate. If there are any problems with this, let John know (816 582-6753).
We plan to have the box open Thursday, 4 September and Friday, 5 September for practice prior to the contest.
On another note; September 13 & 14 (Weekend after our contest) is the CAF Air Expo at New Century Airport. The CAF has invited IAC #15 to put up an information tent and aircraft static display on their ramp during the airshow. We will need volunteers to do that. Please indicate your availability to help with that event.
See you all in the air on Saturday
Hello everyone. Just a note to advise you that Chapter 15 will open the aerobatic box over New Century Airport (KIXD) this Saturday, August 23rd, from 9am to 4pm as well as the following Saturday, August 30th, in advance of the Harold Neumann Barnstormer Contest on September 5,6 & 7. This will give anyone planning to compete in the contest a chance to experience the IXD box prior to the contest. The box markers will be installed the morning of August 30th and the box opened thereafter. Also, we plan to open the box on Thursday, September 4th and Friday, the 5th just prior to the contest as well.
Another note of information for contestants coming from out of town; the Super8 hotel just off the airport property in Gardner Kansas is conventient to the contest and has a special rate for participants and volunteers. Rooms have been reserved for the contest there beginning Friday September 5th and Saturday the 6th . Call them at 913.856.8163 to reserve your room and mention the KC Aerobatic Club event. Also a little further away at the Great Mall is LaQuinta Inn & Suites; phone: 913.254.0111. No rooms have been reserved there, however they do have availability for the dates of the contest.
I know this is notice is a little late, but there did seem to be some interest in flying this weekend and next.
Best Regards and fly safe
John Wittenborn, IAC #15, President
Just a reminder for IAC pilots attending the Harold Neumann Barnstormer Contest September 6th & 7th to register for the contest on the IAC.org website using the following link: http://www.iacusn.org/acrs/login.php?url=%2Facrs%2Findex.php
Pre-registration will help us plan the event properly as well as run the contest efficiently. See you all at the contest next month.
John Wittenborn IAC #15
Just a reminder of our chapter 15 meeting this evening; 7pm at Signature Flight Support. Listen to a presentation by master parachute rigger David Peuster. Also, plan to come out to the play-day, Saturday, August 2nd. Aerobatic box open at 9am to 5pm. IAC member pilots come out to IXD and fly and bring a guest to watch and learn about the IAC and chapter 15.
John Wittenborn-Chapter#15 President
Just a reminder of our chapter 15 meeting tomorrow; 7pm at Signature Flight Support. Listen to a presentation by master parachute rigger David Peuster. Also, plan to come out to the play-day, Saturday, August 2nd. Aerobatic box open at 9am to 5pm. IAC member pilots come out to IXD and fly and bring a guest to watch and learn about the IAC and chapter 15.
John Wittenborn-Chapter#15 President
Good morning everyone. As the Summer heats up so does our chapter activity schedule. We enjoyed a superlative (albeit abreviated) play-day the first saturday of July. The local weather cooperated until noon, so we took a break for barbecue lunch (thanks to Beverly Wittenborn) and headed for the hangar. A good re-cap of the play-day event can be found on the chapter news letter.
Make a note of our monthly meeting coming up next Monday, July 28th; 19:00, at the Signature Flight Support terminal building, 2nd floor conference room. Dave Peuster will present a program on the care and use of parachutes and an update on FAA rules and procedures. Contest director Greg Shetterly and I had lunch last yesterday (7/21) to review what has been done and what needs to be done for the up-coming Barnstormer contest. We’ll bring the chapter up-to-date on progress for the contest; an informative meeting as well as an important planning session. So, Please make an effort to attend.
The next play-day is scheduled for August 2nd. 9am-5pm. The NOTAM is in que for the KIXD Aerobatic box and the insurance has been requested. We’ll hope for good weather. I know this coincides with Oshkosh but for those who will be in the area, plan to come out and fly.
See you Monday…..that is all
John Wittenborn, President
Hello everyone. The weather forecast for our play day is somewhat questionable with showers forecast to be in the area later in the day. Now I’m no weather prognostikator, but we might find gusty winds out of the South and clouds bases around 3,500ft – 4,000ft around 10am. So, I believe we just might be able to get some flying done in the morning. I plan to open the box as scheduled at 09:00 hrs. Come on out to IXD and have a little nourishment and a cup of coffee. We’ll do our “low show” and try to keep it in the state of Kansas.
Just a reminder to everyone of the Aerobatic Club meeting Monday evening at 7pm at the Signature FBO on the West side of New Century Airport. Agenda items include preliminary plans for our contest in September and play day event next Saturday the 28th. We will plan to open the aerobatic box Saturday over the New Century airport at 9am until 5pm and have fruit and juice available in the morning and brats and hotdogs on the grill at high noon. Saturday’s play day is the rescheduled day due to bad weather the first of this month and will take the place of the play-day normally held the first weekend in July. So plan to attend the meeting tomorrow night and hope to see you at the play day on Saturday.
Hello everyone. Since the gods rained on our play-day last Saturday I’m rescheduling the event for Saturday, June 28th. This play-day will not only be our rain reschedule but it will take the place of the July 5th play-day as well. The aerobatic box over the New Century airport will be open to registered IAC pilots from 9am to 5pm. We will gather on the West side of the field at the Signature Flight Support FBO. Once again, fruit, juice, coffee and cereal bars will be available in the morning and burgers and brats will be the fare at high noon (food donations accepted). Area pilots and friends interested in learning about aerobatic flying and participating in IAC activities are invited to join us as well. Come on out to the New Century airport and join us for a day of fun flying.
Also a reminder for our contest pilots of the Seward, Ne. contest June 20th thru the 22nd. Put that date on your calendar as well.
Our next Chapter 15 meeting will be held June 23rd (the 4th Monday of the month) also at the Signature Flight Support facility on the West side of the New Century Airport. Preparations for the Harold Newman contest will be on the agenda.
So, make a note of the above dates and we’ll see you then.
John Wittenborn, President