ILLOWA Sport Flyers to meet Nov. 2


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Posted Online: Oct. 24, 2013, 11:34 am
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Press release submitted by Jim Abbott


The ILLOWA SPORT FLYERS will hold their meeting on the 2nd of November. They will meet at the club house at 10:00 AM Up for discussion will be the Challenger's 30th Anniversary. Some of the attendee's came in from Canada having to land on the Canada side of the border and have an inspection done and then fly into the U.S.A. and have an other inspection done on our side. There were 8 Pontoon planes that came here from Canada and had to go through the inspection. One of the Canadians flew 2500 miles to get to Erie for the celebration. That person had to fly over the mountains which would turn a lot of flyers back. Before going back home this couple took their camper down to Louisiana and back adding on another 1500 miles plus the return mileage. That couple made it back because of no accident reports on them. The husband flew the plane and the wife drove the camper from Canada and back. At any one time there were 55 planes on the field, reporting in from all over the United States. The club members will be discussing all of the activities of the event and all of the activities up coming. Check us out on our website www.erieairparkcom or www.illowasportflyers.com

















 



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