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Club meeting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:35 pm
by cimmaronjim
Desert Sport Flyers will be holding a meeting at our hangar at Ryan Field in Tucson AZ on Monday 3-19-18 at 2pm. Refer to the website for location details. All are welcome.

http://desertsportflyers.webs.com/

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:52 pm
by TimTaylor
You must be looking just for retirees.

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:07 am
by cimmaronjim
Not really, we intend an evening or weekend meeting later. We just have a few guys that want to check it out, and this is the best time for them.

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:51 am
by Jim Hardin
TimTaylor wrote:You must be looking just for retirees.

cimmaronjim wrote:Not really, we intend an evening or weekend meeting later. We just have a few guys that want to check it out, and this is the best time for them.


But the meeting is on a Monday at 2PM???

You have excluded almost everyone who works for a living :? I may be past 70 but I'm not sure I would want to be in a club that thinks that way.

I'm sure that isn't your intent, but that is the way it strikes me at first glance.

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:30 am
by drseti
Only our bodies are past 70, Jim. Our minds are still young. When I wake up in the morning, I'm 23, immortal, and invulnerable. (Then I try to get out of bed.)
:?

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:27 am
by cimmaronjim
Jim Hardin wrote:
TimTaylor wrote:You must be looking just for retirees.

cimmaronjim wrote:Not really, we intend an evening or weekend meeting later. We just have a few guys that want to check it out, and this is the best time for them.


But the meeting is on a Monday at 2PM???

You have excluded almost everyone who works for a living :? I may be past 70 but I'm not sure I would want to be in a club that thinks that way.

I'm sure that isn't your intent, but that is the way it strikes me at first glance.


There will be meetings at times conducive for those with day jobs. Our regular monthly meetings will likely be on Sunday. The founding members will all be there this time and a couple of prospective members. The people who have expressed serious interest so far requested a day time meeting and we wanted them to be able to check out the plane asap. I only announced it because I thought if we were going to have a couple of guys check it out we might as well let everyone know they are welcome to stop by too.

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:06 pm
by TimTaylor
Maybe you will sometime open a branch in Atlanta.

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:32 pm
by cimmaronjim
Club is formed and members are flying!! Memberships available. April meeting is Sunday 4-22 3pm at our Ryan Field hangar.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/9872421 ... 1/?fref=nf

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:34 pm
by TimTaylor
That's great.

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:57 am
by cimmaronjim
We have 8 and soon 9 members whenever she is ready to go after having her baby. We cap at 15. One is an A and P IAA? as our maintenance officer. One is a CFI. We don't do primary training, but he can handle check rides, BFRs and endorsements.

Not a bad start for the first official week of existence.

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:11 am
by TimTaylor
How did you fund the purchase of your first airplane?

Re: Club meeting

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:49 am
by cimmaronjim
Tim, my father turned out to be the benefactor. He loves Ercoupes and used to own one. Last summer he approached me about a barn find Ercoupe in Missouri. We went there and trailered it back. I told him about my exploring ways to fill the vacuum of light sport flying options in our area, and eventually he decided that would be a good use for it. We found an A and P IAA who wanted to be in the club himself and my Dad financed the repairs. We got pretty lucky in that it turned out to be a solid plane.

Since then, we found another one in Kentucky and bought an experimental Stitts Playboy for a song, but we will likely sell the Playboy off, because there is too much question of whether we could fly it as Light Sport, so we will use the proceeds to restore the other Ercoupe. We still have a single place mini-max but that likely won't be part of the club, unless there is real interest.

I had hopes for the Playboy, because I really wanted a 2 place tail dragger in the club, but perhaps someday, we will come across a barn find T-Craft or something. We have gotten pretty good at hauling aircraft halfway across the country LOL.