If you missed the February Wing Meeting, you lost out on a couple of opportunities. To mix things up a little bit, Wing Leader Brent Collins asked that members bring any WWII or military artifacts with them for display, and a number of members filled up the tables provided with personal or family articles that they shared with those in attendance. The idea was well received and the feeling was that this was something we would like to do again.
The other thing that was a little different this month was the staff reports. Instead of having staff officers present their reports individually, Brent asked Greg Gutting to present them in the form of a media broadcast and to insert a little humor. Well, he did simulate a media broadcast and he did insert a little humor (very little), to an otherwise slow-moving aspect of the meeting.
Show up next month…who knows what will happen?
Next Wing Meeting March 23
A few other quick items:
The monthly Rides Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 11. While we do have some aircraft undergoing maintenance, the T-28 and the SNJ are up and running.Spread the word.
The Warbirds & Wheels annual car show will be held on Saturday, March 18 in the main hangar. We are still looking for entrants, so if you know anyone who is interested, have them contact Bill Coombes, firstname.lastname@example.orgSpread the word.
The MAAF Museum is staying busy. We have a number of items available (for an appropriate donation); including post cards featuring our CAF aircraft, some die cast model planes, t-shirts and books. On Friday, Feb 24, the Museum hosted a small group of students from Bynum School and not only were they very inquisitive, they also left us a donation. While the MAAFM is only open on Saturday’s from 10-3, we will accommodate special groups any day of the week, by appointment.Spread the word.
The Museum Committee will be making multiple presentations on April 15: the FCC Eggstravaganza(to be presented by H.A. Tuck and Lyle Thornton) and The Permian Historical Society (to be presented by Greg Gutting and Brent Collins). Hopefully these presentations will go far to helping to establish the HSW and the MAAFM in the minds of the Permian Basin community, and will result in more attendance and more donations.Spread the word.