We have 12 days left until Labor Day, 23 days to Reno Air Races, and 29 days until Westover. Are you ready and are your plans/reservations made?
Westover 2015 Sept 24-27
The fly-in headquarters is still the Best Western Amador Inn and the rate is still $69 with 10 rooms left in our block of rooms reserved. Please call and get your reservation—209-223-0211. On 1 Sep the price goes to $99 per night and no rooms may be available. Incahoots will be doing the Friday night BBQ and it will be held in a hangar, not at the gazebo. Saturday night banquet will again be at Thomi’s. We are planning on wine tasting—leaving earlier than we have in the past so we can hit a couple more wineries. We will have a formation school if there is a demand. As in the past, we are looking for door prizes for the Saturday Night Banquet. All in all, a normal “fun” event.
WESTOVER 2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY SEPT 24th
EARLY BIRD ARRIVAL
DINNER-UNSTRUCTURED @ Thomi’s/Mels Diner
FRIDAY SEPT 25th
SWIFT STORE & REGISTRATION
OPEN 10:00AM TO 3:00 PM
FORMATION PRACTICE AFTERNOON
Lunch on field- 12:00 NOON
EVENING ACTIVITIES IN HANGAR ON FIELD:
DONATION BAR 6:00 PM ON
BAR B QUE DINNER – 7:00-10:00 PM
HOSPITALITY ROOM OPEN AT BEST WESTERN INN
AFTER DINNER-FRIDAY & SATURDAY
SATURDAY SEPT 26TH
SWIFT STORE & REGISTRATION
OPEN 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
LOCAL WINERY TASTING—11:00AM, Lunch at a Winery?
SHOPPPING TRIP TO SUTTER CREEK & LUNCH
Lunch on field
FLY OUT – GOLDEN GATE AREA SAN FRANCISCO
Lunch @ Half Moon Bay or?
Don Thomson/Tom Numelin lead
VIEWERS JUDGING OF AIRCRAFT UNTIL 2:00 PM
Viewer’s Choice ballots must be turned in to Registration by 2:00 pm
DINNER – 7:00 PM
OPEN BAR – 6:00PM-7:00PM
THOMI’S BANQUET ROOM
SUNDAY SEPT 27TH
HAVE A SAFE FLIGHT HOME !
Red River Swift Wing Gathering Oct 22-25
Steve and Barb Wilson are sponsoring this and to help them plan they need to know who is coming and when. 817-578-9877. Great fun in the Lone Star State.
We had 5 Swifts at Petaluma for lunch on Sunday, 16 August. Flying in as a 3 ship were Don Bartholomew from Minden NV, Kurt von Salzen from Lincoln CA, Gerry Hampton from Cameron Park, CA. Richard and Arlyss Clinton followed shortly, and Kyle Hook, based at Petaluma, was there to greet us on arrival. Dave and Karen Palmer drove in from Sonoma. We experienced smoky flight conditions and high temperatures, but enjoyed the camaraderie and tire kicking.
Not a Swift fly-in per se, but the Minden Tahoe Aviation Roundup Air Show, 22-23 Aug, had our very own Bill Stein performing twice a day in his Edge 540. Swifters there included Tracy Rhodes, Don Bartholomew, and Carol & Gerry Hampton. If you have an opportunity, don’t miss the chance to see Bill perform—it is a high energy, I did not believe an airplane could do that, performance.
2015 WCSW SWIFT FLY INS
Sep 25-27 Westover Field, CA West Coast Swift National
Oct 17 Santa Maria, CA WCSW
Oct 22-25 Pecan Plantation, TX RRSW Gathering
Nov 15 Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs Air Museum
2015 OTHER FLY INS/AIR SHOWS
Sept 5 Watsonville Wings over Watsonville Fly-In
Sept 16-20 Stead Field Reno Air Races
Sep 26-27 Santa Rosa Wings over Wine Country
Sep 26-27 Salinas Calif Int’l Air Show
Oct 3-4 Mather Field California Capital Airshow
Oct 3 Livermore Airport Open House
Oct 17 Marysville Golden West EAA fly-in
The above information is accurate as far as we know it, if we receive notification of changes to date, time, locations, etc. we will update you.
The ANNUAL DUES for 2015 for a newsletter sent by e-mail is $5.00 and you must provide us an email address. If you want it mailed, US Post office, the dues remain at $15.00 – we still have to offset the expense of printing, mailing labels, stamps, etc. For our Canadian friends, we must continue to ask for $20.00 because of the higher postage fees.
****IF your annual dues are up for renewal, please send your check to Gerry Hampton, 3195 Bonanza Dr, Cameron Park, Ca 95682. Make the check out to Gerry or Carol Hampton, WCSW. If you have already renewed, please disregard this notice. HOWEVER, all correspondence should be sent to Gerry Hampton either at the home address or to the e mail shown on page 1 of this newsletter.****
Carol & Gerry Hampton