On December 19, Chapter 1094 of Sulphur Springs moved our meeting to Commerce Municipal Airport as the guests of luncheon host, Russell Armstrong. Russell and friends prepared lunch for everyone and the weather cooperated to allow almost 20 aircraft to fly in for the lunch of burgers and hot dogs with all of the trimmings and deserts.
The happening place was Russell's new hangar at 2F7 and almost 40 guests from every direction came to join in. We even had celebrities come by. Kevin Lacy and Gary Cobb from the hit TV show, "Airplane Repo", stopped by. Everybody seemed on high alert as Kevin strolled through the rows of planes but he didn't try to take anything. Somehow, I got a photo of every airplane there, except for the two that they arrived in. A Cessna and a beautiful old Stinson.
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We want to thank Russell for hosting and welcoming us into his beautiful, new hangar and we especially want to thank his crew. Though not chapter members, or even pilots, they helped Russell make a successful event for everyone!
Cooks: Scott Stahl - hot dogs, Kerry Clark - hamburgers, Lee Armstrong - made deserts and brought all of the food. Steve Jones was also there to help cook, set up, clean up and provide ground transportation in the golf cart.
The city maintenance crew mowed the entire airport and spruced everything up for the event. They even got the broken gas pump working just in time. Everyone had a fantastic day!
We held a lightening round meeting just before the meal.