Our chapter had a big presence at the annual Cleburne Regional Airport Fly-In on Saturday. Tom Woodward organized both a Poker Run and a Spot Landing contest. The Ripps family cleaned up with Susan taking first place in the Poker Run and Robert taking second place in the Spot Landing at 4 feet. A DC-3 took 3rd place at 30 feet! First place was nailed early in the day by our own Sid Tucker who put her down 12 inches from the line! I think Sid’s result discouraged several of us from even trying for fear of really embarrassing ourselves. I’ll admit to giving it a shot. Thankfully, Tom did not report my result over the radio.
Karen Woodward reports we flew 37 Young Eagles – which was also about the temperature when we were setting up! We had 8 pilots and 5 people including Tom and Deanna Thibault helping with the paperwork and transportation back and forth to the airplanes. We now have 3 pilots who have flown 10 or more Young Eagles this year. Kliff Black and Tom Harris have flown 10 each, and Sid Tucker has flown 11. And we have 4 more pilots who are pretty close to the 10 mark.