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Winter 2022 Update

February 2nd, 2022

This is a quick update as to what’s going on in the chapter right now. First of all, we have our annual post-Holiday party this coming Friday (February 4th). As we did last year we will be dinning at the VAA hangar at the Gardner Airport at 6pm and be catered by Johnny’s BBQ. If your planning on attending and haven’t done so already please let Grant Wittenborn know today so we can get a proper head count. We will be providing the food, but please bring a dessert. And if you wish to bring some special beverage to share with the group it will of course be welcomed as well!

The next event we have coming up is our Judges school to be held February 26-27 at the CAF meeting room at IXD. I will be teaching it this year and we already have a few people coming in from out of town so we’re hoping it will be well attended. Cost will be $75 for both days or $50 for the Sunday only recurrent portion of the school with lunch provided both days. I will also organize a dinner meeting for Saturday night so even if you don’t plan on attending the class please come out and join us for dinner and drinks.

Planning for the 2022 Harold Neumann Barnstormer has begun. We had to move out date back to June 24-25 due to scheduling conflicts but that will put us 2 weeks off of the 50th Seward aerobatic contest that promises to be a big deal. I attended the Ottawa Airport Board meeting last night and am happy to report that they are excited to have us back! Also the Air Explorers want to cook lunch for us again. If you remember last year their food was great and they went above and beyond afterward by helping on the judge’s line. We still need volunteers so if you helped last year or are wanting to help this year please let me know! All positions are open right now so if you have something specific in mind we can work that out! The contest waiver is sitting on my desk waiting for the weather to break so I can UPS it to the FSDO. It’ll be here before you know it!

John Ostmeyer
Chapter President

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