Posted by: Petaluma Area Pilots Association | January 1, 2009

Welcome to PAPA Online!

Welcome to the Petaluma Area Pilots Association‘s website. PAPA is a group of pilots and friends of the Petaluma Airport  [o69], in Petaluma, California. Formed in 1978, PAPA holds monthly meetings, sponsors monthly Display Days for antique and classic aircraft, hosts educational seminars, and provides aviation-related scholarships. It’s an active group of pilots that live, work and fly in the Petaluma area. Join us at one of our upcoming activities and see why this is such a great place to fly!

“One mile of highway takes you one mile.
One mile of runway takes you anywhere!”

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Posted by: Petaluma Area Pilots Association | November 14, 2017

PAPA Xmas Party Dec 10th

Our Christmas Party is on the tenth (Dec 10) not the second.

Tom suspects he was Hacked !!

Doors open at 4:00PM

Get your $15 Tickets early; we might sell out.

Raffle tickets are $10 this year. (Half the Proceeds to go to Scholarships)

Bring your very favorite dish for 6 to 8 people. (we had too much leftover last year)

See you there!! with Bells on!!

Posted by: Petaluma Area Pilots Association | November 4, 2017

PAPA DINNER & MEETING NOVEMBER 8TH

SOCIAL 5:30 DINNER 6:30

MIXED LETTUCE WITH LOTS OF VEGETABLES
PASTA WITH LOTS OF CHICKEN (SAUCE
MADE WITH PORK SAUSAGE, MEXICAN SAUSAGE,
SWEET ONIONS, DICED TOMATOES WITH MUSHROOMS)
GARLIC FRENCH BREAD
COOKIES FOR DESERT ………………….ALL FOR $10.00

BUT WAIT ! !….That’s not All !

For those not familiar with the details of how helo crews go about fighting such fires, our own Scott Ahrens, given his vast experience flying such choppers in the Army, will be giving us a talk/presentation on what it is like to fly in such challenging situations and conditions at the meeting after dinner, so don’t miss it.

Posted by: Petaluma Area Pilots Association | October 10, 2017

PAPA Diner Wed Oct 11th

Come and escape the smoke and fires!

We have some interesting aviation history by Bob and Honey Justman flying to and from the northwest Hawaiian Islands while not getting to personal with birds and such.  Should be interesting.  And, as usual Uncle Don Smith and his trusty crew of “Kitchen Elves” will be prepping another of their great dinner meals:

MEETING 5:30

DINNER 6:30

$12.00 PER PERSON.

MENU

German potato salad

Bavarian Beef Sauerbraten

Sauerkraut

Carrots

Without a Doubt, The world’s Best

Red Cabbage dish

Apple Pie Alamode dessert

Posted by: Petaluma Area Pilots Association | October 5, 2017

PAPA MEETING AND DINNER OCTOBER 11

This just in from Tom McGaw:

This month’s issue finds some interesting aviation history and some practical tips for safe flying.  At this month’s meeting we will have a special treat.  A presentation by Bob and Honey Justman flying to and from the northwest Hawaiian Islands while not getting to personal with birds and such.  Should be interesting.  And, as usual Uncle Don Smith and his trusty crew of “Kitchen Elves” will be prepping another of their great dinner meals:

MEETING 5:30

DINNER 6:30

$12.00 PER PERSON.

MENU

German potato salad

Bavarian Beef Sauerbraten

Sauerkraut

Carrots

Without a Doubt, The world’s Best

Red Cabbage dish

Apple Pie Alamode dessert

So, we here are the POST look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting and now with the runway rehab project going on at Gnoss Field, we have quite a few temporary residents at O69, so if you meet up with one, bring ’em to the meeting.  Who knows, they may decide to stay!  And, as always……………….

Tail winds,

Tom McGaw

Posted by: Petaluma Area Pilots Association | September 29, 2017

Reminder-Fly out Sat

A reminder from Paul Spongberg:

Don’t forget Fly Out tomorrow (Sep 30) Fly out to Chester Lake Almanor o05

Late comers are welcome!  We will leave in the morning when Wx permits!

We will have transportation, and if you cannot get up there at 9:30, give a call when you arrive and we will send the Suburban out to pick up you or your group.
My cell number is 707-484-3757 and the number at the lake is 530-259-3075.
A good time was had by all last year…this year there is talk of a boat and swimming!
Posted by: Petaluma Area Pilots Association | September 26, 2017

Fly Out Reminder

To all PAPA members regarding this Saturday’s fly out to Lake Almanor, Rogers field, O05.

It looks like we should have nice weather around 70° for our fly out this Saturday to Lake Almanor, Rogers field, O05.
The party boat is in the water so we’ll go out for a a cruise and a swim for those inclined!
We will shoot for departing Petaluma at 8 a.m. to arrive at Rogers field around 9:30.  We will have transportation, and if you cannot get up there at 9:30, give a call when you arrive and we will send the Suburban out to pick up you or your group.
My cell number is 707-484-3757 and the number at the lake is 530-259-3075.
We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs Caesar salad and all the fixin’s.
If you would like, bring your favorite dish to share or a dessert or appetizer. We will have water so bring along anything else you would like to drink.
Please send me a quick email if you know you’re coming, and if you’re not sure, send me a “maybe” email just so we have plenty of food!
Looking forward to seeing you at the airport or lake,
Paul Spongberg
707-484-3757

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