We will not have a regular meeting this month. Our next meeting will be the 3rd Saturday in September.
Assuming the weather will favor us, the planned Young Eagles Event will take place on Saturday August 27th at ACV during the Coast Guard's open house. Al Castaldi has been coordinating with the Coast Guard and here are the latest details: their open house will be from 10 AM to 2 PM and there will not be a 5k run as proposed earlier. They want us to run our operation on the north side of their ramp near their alert helicopter. (I assume they will shoo us out of the way if they need to go rescue someone from an upside-down boat) At present we have potential participants from a Boy Scout Troop and I expect there will be some also from the visitors who come to see the Coast Guard. We are not advertising the event to limit somewhat the numbers because of the fairly short time span of the open house and the fact that we have just four airplanes and pilots.
Would those of you who previously volunteered to be the ground support get back to me to confirm your ability to be there? We will need you to register the kids, get the pilots' paperwork completed, and hand out Certificates and Log Books at the completion of the flights. Also importantly, we will need to escort every kid to and from the airplane.