Report from the Columbia 2009 Fly-In

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Next year it's Oktoberfest - be sure to come October 2-3 2010! L to R: Dave & Gail Hulse, Mike & Teri Ray, Arlo Reeves, Ken Couey, Charlie & Margaret Burton, Dave Prizio, Ed Zaleski, Michael, Steven & Richard Eastman, John & Brenda Lake, Steve Tillinghast, Tom & Anita Fleming, Ann Walker, Heidi Tillinghast, Rick Yoder, Walt Wester, Lynn Yoder, Sandi Schaub, John Jessen, Anne & Dave Ammenti. Photo: Arlo Reeves.
Next year it’s Oktoberfest – be sure to come October 2-3 2010!
L to R: Dave & Gail Hulse, Mike & Teri Ray, Arlo Reeves, Ken Couey, Charlie & Margaret Burton, Dave Prizio, Ed Zaleski, Michael, Steven & Richard Eastman, John & Brenda Lake, Steve Tillinghast, Tom & Anita Fleming, Ann Walker, Heidi Tillinghast, Rick Yoder, Walt Wester, Lynn Yoder, Sandi Schaub, John Jessen, Anne & Dave Ammenti. Photo: Arlo Reeves.

Thanks to all who came to the Columbia Fly-In this year making it a great success!

A record 18 GlaStars and Sportsmans (14 & 4) flew in for the weekend event, some from great distances: Michael & Sharon Moss came all the way down from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. John & Brenda Lake came from Park City, Utah and John Jessen & Sandi Schaub flew down from Portland, OR. We also had a good turnout from within California, including the first arrival of three generations in a Sportsman – Richard Eastman flew in with son Stephen and grandson Michael.

Eighteen aircraft made for record turnout! Photo: Arlo Reeves.
Eighteen aircraft made for record turnout! Photo: Arlo Reeves.

Thanks to Glasair Aviation for their generous donations to our silent auction and raffle. The Speed Fairing Kit generated some competitive bidding but still went for a good price to Dave Ammenti whose Sportsman is nearing completion.

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Thanks also to Marc Cook for donating four Kitplanes subscriptions to our raffle; these were snatched up in short order.

Huge thanks to Charlie & Margaret Burton who organized a fun event, prepared three great meals for over 30 visitors and made it all look easy. The Columbia Fly-in draws a good group of amiable aviators year after year, so mark your calendars for next October, because plans are being drawn up for an Oktoberfest Fly-In!

Stephen & son Michael Eastman check out the flightline. Photo: Arlo Reeves.
Stephen & son Michael Eastman check out the flightline. Photo: Arlo Reeves.
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