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  • 06/27/2015 6:00 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)
























    The Greenwood County Airport hosted the annual Southeast Aviation Expo and was presented in partnership with the SC Festival of Flowers, Greenwood County and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1023.  


    The Expo is a fly-in for general aviation and R/C airplanes and an Air Show allowing the general public to enjoy all aspects of aviation.  We enjoy introducing and promoting aviation to all ages. This passion is reflected in our slogan - Flying, Family and Fun!

  • 06/22/2015 5:01 PM | Bob Wofford


    The All Women’s Air Race Classic landed at Hickory Airport this morning. They flew from Fredericksburg, VA to Morganton NC, to complete a high-speed, low approach pass across a designated timing line that stopped their time for that leg. They continued on to Hickory to land and get fuel.





    The Hickory Airport, owned and operated by the city of Hickory welcomed these lady flyers. The Hickory Airport has a reputation of being an excellent airport with extremely competent and friendly staff.

  • 06/18/2015 1:15 AM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    June 22nd Monday morning 9:30: Hickory Airport: 56 aircraft in the
    Air Race Classic will land to refuel before continuing the 2,200 mile all
    women’s air race. Public welcome to view this free event.

     

    Hickory is Honored
    The All Women’s Air Race Classic to Land Here for
    Fuel On Monday June 22, 2015 
    In 1929, ninety nine women pilots gathered to form an organization for the
    purpose of supporting women that were flying or wanted to learn to fly. 
    They called their organization The Ninety Nines.  That same year they had
    their first Powder Puff Derby racing from Santa Monica to Cleveland.  
    The  first president of the Ninety Nines was Amelia Earhart who later was
    the first woman to fly Solo across the Atlantic to Europe in 1932. 
    The Ninety Nines have now grown to over 5.000 members from countries
    around the world.
     
    This year’s Air Race Classic will start in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The
    airplanes will take off one after another beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, June
    22. They’ll fly to Morganton NC, do a high-speed, low approach (offset to
    the side of the runway) across a designated timing line to stop their time for
    that leg, then continue on to Hickory to land and get fuel. 
    Depending on the weather, the first racers should arrive in Hickory around
    9:30 AM. Some teams will stay for awhile and others will take off
    immediately, fly back to Morganton to do another flyby to restart their time,
    then continue on to the next stop in Conellsville, PA

     

    After four days the race will end in Fairhope, Alabama covering 2,200
    miles. The race is limited to 55 aircraft, two women or more per aircraft.
    The race must be conducted by visual means only in the day light hours and 
    the racers are not allowed to fly in the clouds during the race. 

     

    This year’s Air Race Classic will have three contestants from North
    Carolina. Stephanie Wrenn who teaches flying at Flightgest in Raleigh
    Durham says that she still remembers the first time she ever experienced
    that true feeling of freedom that only flying can give you. She said flying
    has given her the confidence and joy she never knew she had. Stephanie is
    an Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship winner helping to pay for her
    Multi Engine Rating. Stephanie is the co- secretary of the Kitty Hawk
    Chapter of the 99’s this year.

     

    Jan Squillace started flying after having a forty year career in the computer
    industry and being a designer of financial systems. She  a Technical Support
    Consultant and now that her children have finished high school, she has
    thrown herself into her passion of aviation. She was the first female
    president of the 52 year old Wings of Carolina Flying Club in Sanford NC,
    she is the FAAST Team Representative teaching safety to the aviation
    community, among many other volunteer aviation endeavors.

     

    Corbi Bullock who flies the governor of North Carolina, was the first
    female pilot to be hired by the NC Department of Transportation. Corbi is a
    member of the International Board of Directors for the for the 99s, has 
    served as president of the Kitty Hawk Chapter of the 99’s. This year is her
    first time to race in the Air Race Classic. She and Jan Squillace will be
    flying Corbi’s Piper Dakota.

     

    The Hickory Airport, owned and operated by the city of Hickory welcomes
    these lady flyers. The Hickory Airport has a reputation of being and
    excellent  airport with extremely competent and friendly staff. 

     

    The public is welcome to come to the airport to watch the arrival and
    departure of the race teams.

     

    For more information: 
    Susan VanFleet 
    828-413-3636
    susan321ss@aol.com

     

  • 06/16/2015 8:20 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    √ April 21-26 - CAC at Sun ‘N Fun Lakeland - Host Sammy McIntyre


    √ May 30 – Sugar Valley 5NC2 – Hosts Bob and Bobby Wofford


    √ June 13 - Raleigh East /Knightdale International W17 – Host Bert Richards (& Knightdale Mafia) – contact Bert at chdream2000@aol.com


    July 20-26 – CAC at AirVenture OSH – Host needed if we are to have a real CAC gathering


    September 9-13 – Triple Tree Aerodrome SC00, Woodruff, SC – Reach host Christophe Masiero at christophe.masiero@gmail.com


    September 25-28 – Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, NY (use 20N - Kingston-Ulster  Airport) –    Contact hosts Lester & Demetra Bradway  at lmbradway@gmail.com 


    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE- Our Fly-In scheduled with the AOPA Tullahoma, TN Regional Fly-In for October 10 has been adjusted to a closer-to-home destination.  Rather than another further-flung locale 2 weeks after our Rhinebeck, NY fly-in, CAC will fly in the following week Oct 1-4 to Camden, SC (KCDN) for the VA-Carolinas Antique Airplane Foundation Fly-In, with arrivals beginning Thursday, October 1 and multiple events, through and including an edition of the SC Breakfast Club (a CAC offshoot) Sunday Oct 4.


    October 2-4  -- Carolinas-Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation/EAA  Chapter 3 Fall Fly-In, Woodward Field CDN, Camden, SC –  Email host Chris Hudson at cahudson@concentric.net


    November 7 – Annual Banquet – TBA Near Raleigh – Contact host Sammy McIntyre at smcintyre180@gmail.com

  • 06/12/2015 5:38 PM | Christophe Masiero (Administrator)

    Read about this exceptional project the CAF is doing to preserve a great aircraft with a unique history:

    http://www.commemorativeairforce.org/rss/379-help-us-save-a-piece-of-history


    Kickstarter site for donations:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/caf/save-the-airplane-that-led-the-d-day-invasion

  • 06/09/2015 7:00 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    It is with great sadness that we report the loss of one of our members this past week.  Barbara Para died Tuesday due to injuries sustained in her and her husbands plane crash at Siler City Municipal Airport.  Her husband Fred, who was piloting the plane, is still hospitalized and is expected to recover.  

    There will be no services until Fred can make a decision. He's had multiple surgeries and was in ICU. His prognosis is pretty good. 

    Barbara was an excellent CFII, Ninety-Nine, Pilot and Member par excellence.  Cause of the crash is, as always, to be determined based on detailed investigation by FAA/NTSB.  Barbara had conducted thousands of hours of flight training and volunteered hundreds of hours of her time at flight instruction seminars and clinics, so this is an especially horrible loss to the Club and the aviation community.

    Let's all keep Fred and his family in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  • 06/09/2015 6:57 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)
    Sugar Valley 2015 was an outstanding success. 34 folks signed 'the board' and 18 airplanes arrived for the excellent lunch provided by EAA Chapter 1083. A big thanks to Jack Neubacher for cooking and for the chapter for serving all comers. Piedmont Aero Club came out in force and helped co-sponsor the day along with the folks from Sugar Valley.  Much thanks go out to organizer Bob Wofford and his host of exceptional club partners. We also gained 3 new members. 
    (left: Jon Wells & Ashley Smith from Piedmont Aero Club)

    A big thank you goes out to Susan Parks and the Sugar Valley staff who were on hand to make this a very successful event. And, thanks again to the Piedmont Aero Club who not only showed up, but helped support the event in spirit, friendship, and the sponsorship of the Porta John (we truly appreciate their kindness here).


  • 05/14/2015 3:10 PM | Bob Wofford

     
    Sugar Valley Website: http://www.airnav.com/airport/5NC2



    CAC Member Ride Share (click on orange text)




    Open at 8:00AM




    Lunch Provided by EAA Chapter 1083 from Rowan County (RUQ). Modest Fee ($5-$6).


    Fly-in in conjunction with Piedmont Aero Club (formerly Honda Aero Club).


    Canoeing, paddle boating, hanger flying, and fun. Camping sites available upon request: Call Bob Wofford 704-640-4416 or

     
    bob@N9596J.com


  • 04/20/2015 5:36 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    Sunday Sunset in Lakeland, FL (Photo: Bob Wofford)


  • 03/18/2015 8:35 AM | Christophe Masiero (Administrator)
    Make sure you cast your votes for the 1st bracket!

    http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/challenge/index.html


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