OCALA CHATTER


The April, 24, 2019 meeting of the Ocala Florida Aero Club
was brought to order by President, Gary Winter.  Gary led us
in the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America, and prayer.  
The minutes were approved as published.  Bill Moore said
that the activities have been sent so look for an email from
Bill.  
The State Florida Aero Club program has started for 2019.  
They are $20.00 a piece and you have great prizes to win.  
There are only a few available to buy so be sure to buy one
at the May meeting.  
The State Fly-In is May 3, 4, and 5 in Melbourne, Florida
there will be great guest speakers as well as fun fellowship.
Tonight we had guest Dinato Martinez, Denise Spinaleri,
Jack Lockwood.  Dinato Martinez also is a new member,
welcome Dinato.
Our speaker for tonight is Phil Renard.  Phil is president of
Rencor Strategies which designs tax strategies for business
owners including the generation of financial information used
in decision making.  Phil has attended over 40 FAA Safety
Team ( FAAST)  sponsored seminars at locations throughout
Florida and viewed over 30 webinars from the FAAST web
site.  Phil attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa,
OK where he completed his Private and Commercial flight
ratings.  He holds a CFII, Multi Engine Instructor, along with
Advanced Ground & Instrument Ground Instructor
certificates.  Phil is a member of EAA National EAA 1298
Brooksville NBAA (National Business Aviation Association)
APOA (Aircraft Owners & Pilot Association) NATP (National
Association of Tax Preparers).  Phil has over 13 years of
experience teaching at universities both in classroom and
online.  He holds two Master’s Degrees; one in Accounting
and one in Computer Systems Mgmt.  He currently lives in
Spring Hill, FL.
Anyone who is a licensed pilot can go in and sign up to be a
member of FAAST.  You can get a lot of information and
resources, training, and testing scenarios as well as accident
information.  
The 50/50 was won by Ellen Wenk, she won $25.00. Thank
you to everyone who bought a ticket, it helps the chapter’s
treasury.
The meeting was adjourned.
Sherryl Rager, Secretary
April 24, 2019
                      Calandar for 2019
                  
 
  MAY  23
Speaker        Title         Mike McClure        Av Envirn & Freight Mgr

Description:  Mike works for the Florida Department of Transportation, Avaition
and Spaceports Office.  His presentation will a discussion on his office
organization and responsibilities.  As an example his office is responsible for all
airport inspection and liciensing including private airports.                 
          
 
         
  JUNE  27
Speaker        Title         Jack Hallett        P-38 Pilot

Description:  Jack was a WWII fighter pilot.  He graduated flight school in Jan
1942 and stayed on as an instructor.  He later flew 104 combat missions with
the 394th Squadron of the 367th Fighter Group flying P-38s and P-47s.  
Jack was among those who flew Top Cover for the D-Day Invasion.                
          
 
 JULY  25
Speaker        Title
          
No Meeting                
          
  
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