ILLOWA Sport Flyers to meet March 2


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Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 9:43 am
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Press release submitted by Jim Abbott


The ILLOWA SPORT FLYERS will hold their meeting on Saturday March 2nd at 10 a.m. The location will be at the Erie Airpark Erie ILL. Some of our flyers have been out flying when the weather has been better. We are looking forward to good flying weather coming up. With the 30th anniversary of the Challenger Aircraft coming up,the club members have been busy contacting many company's that supply parts and many flying groups that would like to join in on the weekend of Sept. 19-20 and 21st. everyone is welcome to attend the meetings and share with us in September for the anniversary. You can check us on Facebook or www.erieairpark.com or www.illowasportflyers.com If you have time stop in and see us.

















 




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