Posted by: Petaluma Area Pilots Association | December 10, 2008

2008, A Year In Review

Jan 12: PAPA’s work party gave tables and benches a new coat of paint
Jan 19: Don & Gary’s excellent Breakfast with guest speaker Sparky Imerson who wrote The Mountain Flying Bible
Feb 23: Poker Run – canceled due to weather- turned into a BBQ chicken lunch with hangar flying proficiency checkouts
March 8-22: Constructed the Wiseman Flyer
March 15: St Patrick’s Day Dinner
March 29: Poker Run – Big turn out- 19 planes
April 5: Work party – started the Butter & Eggs Day Float – work continued throughout the month
April 26: Butter & Eggs Day Parade – The float won the Judges Choice Award
May 17: Hosted the Mountain Flying Seminar – with Sparky Imerson – 83 pilots came from all over California
June 14: Father’s Day Fly-In at Columbia
June 19-22: Wiseman Flyer and Petaluma Airport display at the Sonoma/Marin Fair
June 21: First Display Day at Petaluma Airport
July 19: Display Day
Aug 16-17: Wings Over Wine Country
Sept 19-21: Waco Fly-In and Display Day. PAPA hosted Fri. night’s dinner
Oct 11: Ron Mangon hosted PAPA meeting at Mangon Aircraft hangar
Oct 18: Display Day
Nov 15: Display Day
Dec 13: Christmas Party


In addition there was one general meeting each month, with dinner and speakers. Each of these meetings, events and Display Days required many man hours to set up, knock down and clean up. We have a very special group of people. Many thanks to all who volunteered during this year.



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