OCALA CHATTER


The May 22, 2019 meeting was opened by Vice President.
Steve Rager,  with the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of
“God Bless America, and a prayer.  There were two guests,
Chenny Horton and Pete Fambrough.  A short presentation
was made of the Florida State Aero Club Fly-In that took
place earlier in the month.  Bill Moore announced that he had
sent out the latest flying activities for the next two months
through an e-mail broadcast.  Treasure’s Report and
Secretary’s Report stand as published.  A motion and
second to adjourn was passed.
Rather than a speaker for the May meeting a “Grab Bag
Night” was presented.  A series of seven questions, with
extra elements within the question, about various flying
experiences common to pilots of all ratings.  Individuals were
all given the opportunity to talk about their specific
experiences.  Numerous people had extremely interesting
stories to tell as they relate to the question.  At the end of the
discussion a vote was held as to who had the best
experience and subsequent story.  Kathy Hirtz won the
unanimous vote as to the best experience and story.  Her
and her husband, Steve Wolf, will receive a free dinner at the
next Chapter meeting.  The group expressed pleasure at the
night’s presentation and recommend it be done again at a
future meeting.
Paul Nehring of Quest Avionics will be the speaker for the
June meeting.  His topic will Glass Cockpits and ADS-B
activities as we edge closer to the Jan 1st, 2020 deadline.
Thank you, Steve for filling in as Secretary.
Sherryl Rager, Secretary
May 22, 2019
                  Calandar for 2019
              
     
AUGUST  22
Speaker        Title
      
No Meeting                
      
SEPTEMBER  26
Speaker        Title        Chuck Mosley        Navy CDR (RET) /President

Description:  All Coast Aircraft Recovery Inc has been recovering & moving
aircraft since 1999. They have moved all types, models and series of
aircraft for numerous museum facilities and corporations all over the US.  
One notable is the famous EAA  B-29 “DOC” .                
              
OCTOBER  24
Speaker        Topic        Dave Lehtonen        DFC Cross Society

Description:  The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society is a national
organization of men and women who have earned the award.  The DFC is
awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces
who distinguishes himself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while
participating in aerial flight.  This chapter has written a book and will speak on
their heroic actions in time of war.                 

NOVEMBER  22
Speaker        Topic
      
No Meeting                
      
DECEMBER  26
Speaker        Title        Chuck Mosley        Navy CDR (RET) /President

Description:  All Coast Aircraft Recovery Inc has been recovering & moving
aircraft since 1999. They have moved all types, models and series of aircraft
for numerous museum facilities and corporations all over the US.  
One notable is the famous EAA  B-29 “DOC” .
Hello Ocala FAC members!!

We had a FANTASTIC time at the FAC State Spring Fly In in
Melbourne. Joining Judy and I at the event were George &
Murray Sellers, Judie Betz, Dick & Diane McLean, and Peter
& Ellen Wenk. We had the second to the largest group there.
In fact, North Perry has put out the challenge to us to try to
outnumber them. I would LOVE to do that.

The speakers were great. The safety seminar was very
informative and Frank Gallagher spoke to a standing room
only crowd. And, what a special treat it was to listen to Nicole
Stott, “The Artistic Astronaut”, at the Saturday evening
banquet. Not only does she have special talents in flying, in
space, and as an artist, but she also possesses very special
talents in speaking. I, as well as everyone else, was very
impressed. A really fun presentation to listen to.

We all go to these State Fly In’s because it is such a wonderful
experience...seeing old friends, making new ones, hangar
flying, hearing new stories, laughing at old jokes...so much
energy and enthusiasm in the group as a whole!!

And, I have to mention that I can’t remember the last time I
stayed in that nice a hotel. The accommodations were
fantastic.

Tony & Dee to a wonderful job setting all this up for us.

It’s a fun time. Come join us in the fall.

Ocala Chapter Pres,

Gary