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2016 Annual Meeting, Wednesday May 18

04 May 2016 - (r1 - 04 May 2016 - 09:39:27 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The Annual Meeting and elections of directors and officers will be held on Wednesday evening, 6:30 PM at The Mill 185 in West Boylston MA. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we can have the room set up appropriately. Plan is to order off the menu. Entrées run from $10-20 dollars, and is a mix of Italian American, Smokehouse, and American Comfort Food items.

Agenda:
  • Open nominations for directors.
  • Election of 3 directors. (Karl Barry, Richard Gammon and Chris Kosak terms are expiring.)
  • Election of officers. ( Incumbents are: President, Jim Engberg, VP, George Clark, Clerk, Doug Malloy and Treasurer Karl Barry)
  • Planning for events in the "flying season"
  • Hangar flying and any other business.
We hope to see you there!

Also, it's that time of the year:
  • Membership renewals are due. Please renew here!. Join/renew before May 30th for a $5 discount.
  • Cessnas2Oshkosh will be conducting a formation flying clinic at ORH on June 4th. Open to Cessna and Bonanza pilots planning to fly the formation arrival into OSH.

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Upcoming Events

  • 18 May 2016 - Annual Meeting, The Mill 185, West Boylston

Complete calendar of events...



Fly-out to Chatham (CQX) Sunday

14 Apr 2016 - (r3 - 16 Apr 2016 - 20:17:06 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... WAPA members will be flying out to Chatham Airport (Airnav:CQX) this coming Sunday, April 17. Plan is to meet up at CQX at 12:30 for lunch. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Confirmed: Weather look great. Meet up at CQX for lunch. 12:30 PM

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Safety Seminar, 16 Mar 2016, Juniper Hill Golf Course

05 Mar 2016 - (r1 - 05 Mar 2016 - 23:51:42 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ...

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 - 19:00 EST
Juniper Hill Golf Course
202 Brigham St.
Northborough, MA 01532

FAASTeam Rep. and retired FAA Runway Safety Analysis Pilot, Kenneth MacDonald and FAASTeam Program Manager Jim Adams will present this eye opening safety seminar on preventing runway incursions and excursions. The world’s most deadly aircraft accident happened on the ground, how did this happen, how can it be prevented, what did we learn from this accident ? This is an interactive seminar, so bring your questions. This seminar hosted by Worcester Area Pilots Association and Juniper Hill Golf Course. The Juniper Grill will be open at 6:00 PM for food and drinks prior to the start of the seminar.

Register at: https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=67822
Directions: http://www.juniperhillgc.com/directions/

Special thanks to Worcester Area Pilots Association, FAASTeam Rep. Kenneth MacDonald, EAA Chapter 673, Mr. Dudley Darling and Juniper Hill Golf Course for making this FAASTeam event possible.

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Safety Seminar, 20 Jan 2016, Juniper Hill Golf Course

13 Jan 2016 - (r1 - 13 Jan 2016 - 21:43:11 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... FAASTeam Rep. Kenneth MacDonald and FAASTeam Program Mgr. Jim Adams will present this eye opening safety seminar on preventing loss of aircraft control. We will review and discuss loss of control accidents and see how they could have been prevented.

Every year countless aircraft depart from controlled flight, unfortunately many pilots do not recover control prior to impacting the ground, resulting in serious injuries or death. This is an interactive seminar, so bring your questions.

This seminar hosted by Worcester Area Pilots Association and Juniper Hill Golf Course. The Juniper Grill will be open at 6:00 PM for food and drinks prior to the start of the seminar. Seminar starts at 7:00 PM.

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Holiday party is Saturday December 5th

26 Nov 2015 - (r1 - 26 Nov 2015 - 00:06:03 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The annual Holiday Party is being held again at the Overlook in Charlton. It starts at 5pm on Saturday the 5th. Reservations required, click HolidayParty2015 for details.

  • Door Prizes
  • Dinner (Prime Rib & Baked Haddock)
  • Desert
  • Beer and Wine and soft drinks.

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WAPA Fly-in Picnic Saturday August 15, 11:00 AM

14 Aug 2015 - (r1 - 14 Aug 2015 - 14:28:33 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The annual WAPA Fly-in picnic will be held at Gardner Airport. We will be flying it to an active micro-jet airshow, so be sure to announce on CTAF and wait for word from the Air Boss that the runway is clear. The fly-in previous years has been a very enjoyable event. Everyone is welcome. If for some reason last minute weather results in a change in plan, we'll announce it on WAPA unicom. and update this posting.

Special thanks to Gardner Aviation Services for hosting our annual summer event.

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The Battle of Britain Experience

11 Jun 2015 - (r1 - 11 Jun 2015 - 21:39:09 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The next WAPA meeting will feature a presentation by Graeme J W Smith

2015 is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – the most significant air superiority contest in history. In this presentation Graeme J W Smith will outline the difficulties faced by the British in aircraft supply and pilot training as they struggled to make up their losses while facing daily odds of 5:1 against. Illustrated with photography from the present day of the South East of England where the Battle took place - the talk includes discussion of Graeme’s preparation to fly the Tiger Moth and Harvard trainers – culminating in flying the Supermarine Spitfire. Wing Commander Tom Neil – who was 19 during the Battle provides veteran commentary (by video) as to how it really was in 1940.

The meeting will be held at the Worcester Airport Terminal, 6:30 PM. Wednesday 17 June 2015.

WAPA will provide Coffee and light refreshments.

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Annual Meeting, Wednesday May 20th 6:30 PM

01 May 2015 - (r1 - 01 May 2015 - 10:50:54 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The WAPA Annual Meeting will be held at the Tweeds Pub Restaurant, on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 PM. Agenda:
  • Nominations and Elections for the Board
  • Nominations and Elections for the Officers
  • Event planning
  • Hangar Flying
  • Good food!

Please RSVP to info@worcesterapa.org if you can attend.

Tweeds is at 229 Grove St., Worcester

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-- GeorgeClark - 29 Apr 2005
Topic revision: r54 - 09 Jun 2011, AdminUser
 
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