December 19, 2010

January 11, 2011 Meeting: Dave Baranek, Top Gun, F-14

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes Dave Baranek.  Dave will be sharing his experiences during his 20 year Navy career.  A better explanation of what we can expect is shared in his biography on his website:
... He enjoyed a successful and satisfying 20-year career in the Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program, and later assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US 7th Fleet. At one point, he commanded an F-14 Tomcat fighter squadron, responsible for nearly 300 people and 14 aircraft worth about $700 million.

While serving as a Topgun air-to-air combat instructor in 1985, he had the unusual experience of flying aerial sequences used in the film "Top Gun," starring Tom Cruise and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. He also served as a dialogue advisor on the project, and took some of the few available photographs of the movie's black F-5 fighters in flight. ...
Be sure to visit Dave's Website for all kinds of great content and some more insights into what we can look forward to.  A great start to 2011! 
Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: January 11, 2011
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm

Advance or Reservations - $20.00  
At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: Penny Schafer
H: 317-848-5109  C: 317-523-2099
email:  pmschafer@sbcglobal.net
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November 30, 2010

December 14, 2010 Meeting: Holiday Gathering


(Updated 11/30)

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes Dave Graf.  Dave will once again being playing holiday music at our December 14 meeting.

Additionally, John Brill will be speaking on the topic Cold War Fighter Pilot.  He will stage an ejection out of an F-86F Saberjet in Korea and he will be wearing his fighter pilot gear from 1953. 

Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: December 14, 2010
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm

In past years, you have been very generous with supplies for the Food Pantry.  The Food Pantry  at 11th and Oxford is again in need of the communities generosity to ensure that the families in need are taken care of.  Your help is again appreciated.  Please bring things like canned goods and paper products.

Advance or Reservations - $20.00  
At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: John Brill
H: 317-877-7777  C: 317-501-8610
Mail to:  107-A Knoll Ct,  Noblesville, IN 46062
email:  jwbrillsr@aol.com 

November 7, 2010

November 9, 2010 Meeting Speaker: Capt. Jesse Frey

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes Capt. Jesse Frey.  Capt. Frey will speak to the club about his experiences during WWII, piloting the P-51 Ain't Misbehavin', and a recent special event at our November 9 meeting.

Jesse Frey was recently honored as the Indiana Wing of the CAF and Montgomery Aviation hosted an event where Capt Frey was reunited with his crew chief, Pat Buzzeo and the P-51 P-51 Ain't Misbehavin'. (Press Release)  We'll have a slide show from that event and Capt. Frey will share his thoughts from the event also.  
Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: November 9, 2010
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm
Advance or Reservations - $20.00  At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: John Brill
H: 317-877-7777  C: 317-501-8610
Mail to:  107-A Knoll Ct,  Noblesville, IN 46062
email:  jwbrillsr@aol.com 

An old Heroes Story

From Dick Egan:

I came across this amongst a stack of old papers. I believe Harry Block gave this to The Club a few years back.  Thought even if you read this before, you might like to read it again. Sorry 'bout the smudges but I told you it was on my desk.
 Click to make larger!

October 30, 2010

From the CAF

I thought the membership would appreciate this - since Capt. Frey will be our guest Nov. 9th




CAF Members and Friends,
On October 23, Indianapolis Executive Airport and the CAF hosted the reunion of the fully restored North American P-51 Ain’t Misbehavin' with its WWII pilot, Jesse "Dick" Frey, and his crew chief, Pat Buzzeo. It was an amazing day. About 200 people attended. The event has been captured in two different YouTube videos. Enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS6iFSZgOg4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UqKv0pvfco

Regards,
Col. Bruce Cooper

October 27, 2010

Bob Bruce was 100 years old on October 5th


Bob’s last Navion
Bob Bruce was 100 years old on October 5th. He joined the Indianapolis Aero Club in 1946. We don’t have the exact date but it’s close to 65 years ago! Many of us wanted to throw a big 100th birthday party but Bob asked us to not do that. Correction; He Told us to not do that. He said “It’s just another day, as far as I’m concerned”.

Bob’s ratings include Pvt.sgl, mel, inst, glider. He has owned a variety of aircraft including Bonanza and his all time favorite Navions. Bob rejects the title ‘Indianapolis Aero Club Founder’ and technically that may be true. The Club was in fact, started in 1933 with Edward F. New as the first President. But over the years attendance slipped away and the decision was made to just shut it down. Bob said “Wait a minute. Let me work on it”. (Or words to that effect). He re-built the membership to more than 200 and has clearly earned the title of Founder. Bob continues to attend most Aero Club meetings (unless there is a clear danger of a birthday party) and demonstrates a keen interest in the club and it’s activities.  

We are all indebted to Bob Bruce and are honored to have him among us.


Here's a slide show from the "party".

October 16, 2010

Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 - Indiana Wing CAF Fly-In Drive-In Lunch, Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 - Indiana Wing CAF Fly-In Drive-In Lunch, Indianapolis, IN: "Fly-in and drive-in lunch, 10 AM - 2 PM, featuring P-51 Ain't Misbehavin' reunited with its pilot from WWII, Jesse 'Dick' Frey, and vintage, homebuilt, and other aircraft and military displays. All aviation enthusiasts and aircraft welcome. Hosted by the Indiana Wing, Commemorative Air Force. Indianapolis Executive Airport TYQ, 11329 East State Road 32, Zionsville, IN 46077 Contact: Indiana Wing CAF 317-769-4487, IndianaWingCAF@gmail.com
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Records - Oct. 18, 2010 - Indianapolis Business Journal

Records - Oct. 18, 2010 - Indianapolis Business Journal: "


Records - Oct. 18, 2010
Indianapolis Business Journal
Down Syndrome Indiana received $15000 as a result of the Montgomery Aviation Fly-in on Aug. 21. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana received more ...

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October 6, 2010

October 4, 2010

October 12, 2010 Meeting Speaker: Emil Baciu

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes Emil Baciu.  He will be presenting:  What happened to the the Flying Wing? at our October 12 meeting.
Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: October 12, 2010

Cocktails: 6:00 pm
- Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm
Advance or Reservations - $20.00  At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00

Please RSVP to: John Brill
H: 317-877-7777  C: 317-501-8610

Mail to: 
107-A Knoll Ct,  Noblesville, IN 46062
email: 
jwbrillsr@aol.com 
 
We don't have a summary for Emil's presentation.  However, here is some information we found on the Flying Wing:

 N-1M: the first Northrop flying wing
by E.T. Wooldridge

Jack Northrop became interested in the development of the cleanest possible airplane early in his career as an aircraft designer. In 1923, as an engineer for Donald Douglas in Santa Monica, California, Northrop continually explored advanced designs for aircraft, seeking new ways to eliminate drag and the severe penalties in aircraft performance it imposed. Even then, he envisioned an airplane without protruding surfaces that did not contribute in some way to lift. He even undertook the design of a tailless, all-wing glider as a "pastime" project, but never finished the aircraft, due to other commitments and lack of funds. In 1927, Northrop designed the incomparable Lockheed Vega as the best possible compromise that could be made with known and proven elements. Even this aircraft, with its conventional arrangement of wing fuselage and tail, gave hints of the unconventional concepts that were beginning to form in Jack Northrop's mind. ... <more>

Flying wing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A flying wing is a tailless fixed-wing aircraft which has no definite fuselage, with most of the crew, payload and equipment being housed inside the main ...
 
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September 30, 2010

'High-energy,' she loved the outdoors

'High-energy,' she
loved the outdoors

Mary Jane Fall lived a vigorous, physical
life, and she hoped others would, too.

So she taught them how. Hundreds of them
-- children in Camp Fire USA, an
organization similar to Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts.

The Indianapolis chapter would have
folded from lack of funding in 1984 except
that Mrs. Fall and another woman, Linda
Sutton, stepped in and ran the operation as
volunteers. They did a job that had been
the responsibility of half a dozen paid
staffers.

"Mary was high-energy," Sutton said. "She
skied, she whitewater rafted. There was
nothing she couldn't do."

Mrs. Fall was killed earlier this month in a
four-wheeler accident in the mountains
outside Ouray, Colo. She was 65.

An experienced rider, she was at the
controls of a two-person ATV when the
vehicle left the trail and plummeted down a
steep incline.

Her passenger, daughter Erika Fall, is
recovering from her injuries at her
Indianapolis home.

Mary Jane Mull Fall was born into the
physical life, the daughter of a prominent
farm family in Parke County. Her
upbringing "gave her a lot of self-worth
and sense of adventure," observed her
brother-in-law, Max Fall, noting her wide-
ranging interests.

She enjoyed quintessential rural pursuits
such as cooking and 4-H crafts but also
developed a keen interest in her husband's
hobbies, which included flying and off-road
motorcycling.

She was active in the Experimental Aircraft
Association and the Indiana Warbirds
Squadron 3. She had a motorcycle license
and, well into her 60s, frequently got
around on a scooter.

She and her husband of 44 years,
Martin K. Fall, both graduated from Purdue
University. She taught school in Illinois
before marrying and moving to
Indianapolis, where they owned and
managed a manufacturing business,
General Devices.

They had two children. The eldest, Lisa,
died in a car crash in the 1980s. That "left
the biggest empty hole in her heart you
could imagine," Sutton said.

But it did not stop her or quash her bold
spirit. She devoted herself to Camp Fire,
helping keep the local chapter going for
two decades (it finally ceased operations in
2004).

She organized fundraisers and performed
other administrative tasks. But her favorite
part, Sutton said, was showing the children
the joys of the outdoors. "She and I would
take eight girls on all-night canoe trips
down Sugar Creek.

"That, to her, was living."

To nominate someone for "A Life Lived,"
please contact Star breaking news editor
Gregg Montgomery at
gregg.
montgomery@indystar.com
or (317) 444-
6292.

September 14, 2010

Saturday, Sep 18, 2010 - Grissom Fly-In, Kokomo/Peru, IN

from FunPlacesToFly.com Aviation Events
The former U.S. Air Force Base (KGUS) in north central Indiana, now open for general aviation, will host a Fly-In on Saturday, September 18th, 2010. Enjoy a variety of Warbirds plus a 1903 Wright flyer replica and family activities. Also, visit the adjacent Grissom Air Museum with more than 25 legendary aircraft from WW2 through the Gulf War. Hosted by FBO Montgomery Aviation the Fly-In will also offer breakfast 8a-11a, lunch 12-3p and a gala dinner-dance 7p-9p. Tel. 765-689-8100. Contact: Jerry White, FBO Manager 765 689 8100, jerry@montgomeryaviation.net

Saturday, Sep 18, 2010 - Grissom Fly-In, Kokomo/Peru, IN
from FunPlacesToFly.com Aviation Events
The former U.S. Air Force Base (KGUS) in north central Indiana, now open for general aviation, will host a Fly-In on Saturday, September 18th, 2010. Enjoy a variety of Warbirds plus a 1903 Wright flyer replica and family activities. Also, visit the adjacent Grissom Air Museum with more than 25 legendary aircraft from WW2 through the Gulf War. Hosted by FBO Montgomery Aviation the Fly-In will also offer breakfast 8a-11a, lunch 12-3p and a gala dinner-dance 7p-9p. Tel. 765-689-8100. Contact: Jerry White, FBO Manager 765 689 8100, jerry@montgomeryaviation.net 

Documentary to air on life of astronaut Grissom

A documentary on the life and legacy of Purdue University astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom will be carried on the Big Ten Network this month and next. ...

Reserve your seat today for EAA's B-17 Salute to Veterans Tour

Fly the Fortress
Reserve your seat today!
Call 800-359-6217 or
visit our website at www.b17.org.
EAA's "Salute to Veterans" B-17 Tour is coming to a town near you! This one-of-a-kind tour brings the beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast to local airports across the nation for flight experiences and walk-through tours. Out of more than 12,000 that were built, this aircraft is one of a handful of airworthy B-17s still flying.
EAA invites you to reserve a seat for a flight aboard this rare WWII bomber and experience "the ride of a lifetime." 
Tour Stops
October 1-3
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Municipal Airport-Lunken Field
October 29-31
Bloomington, IN
Monroe County Airport
You can learn more about the flight experience, history, and operation of our B-17 at www.b17.org, or find us on Facebook.
Pre-booked flights cost $359 for EAA Members, and $399 for non-Members. Walk-up prices are $385 for EAA Members, and $425 for non-Members. Seats are filling up fast, so pre-book your flight today and save $26 off the walk-up price! It's a great experience you won't want to miss ... plus you'll be helping to support the preservation of aviation history and supporting aviation in your local community.

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September 8, 2010

September 14, 2010 Meeting Speaker: Sheryl Cole

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes Sheryl Cole, participant in the 2010 Air Race Classic as it's speaker for the September 14th meeting.


Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: September 14, 2010

Cocktails: 6:00 pm
- Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm
Advance or Reservations - $20.00  At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: John Brill
H: 317-877-7777  C: 317-501-8610

Mail to: 
107-A Knoll Ct,  Noblesville, IN 46062
email: 
jwbrillsr@aol.com 
This year was Sheryl's second year with the Air Race Classic. She holds a Private Single-Engine Land cerification, has her instrument rating and has logged over 350 hours. Sheryl also grew up with a love for flying: her father was stationed at SAC Headquarters when her parents decided to "tie the knot". So, it is said that she was flying before she was born. For much of her father's military service, Sheryl experienced flying from the back seat of small aircraft from the aero club and listened to all the hangar flying stories while growing up. For her parents' 50th anniversary, she used her father's flight log and flew them the same route back to Omaha to see friends that still lived in the area.

Sheryl's goal is to fly one of every type of airplane in the sky and has so far logged time in Pipers, Cessnas, Maule Orion, Mooneys and most recently for the race, a Bonanza. She plans to get her Commercial rating and would like to fly corporate now that after 31yrs, she is retired from the US Postal Service in sales and customer service.

From the Inbox: IAC Member Collegiate winner of Air Race Classic

We're always glad to get emails like this in the Inbox about Indianapolis Aero Club Members!

Indy Aero Club Members,

I would like you to be aware of some BIG NEWS regarding member Kaitlin Mroz and the Womens Air Race Classic 2010.  This year was Kaitlin's third year participating on Purdue's team.  She was one of the seniors on the ground crew.

Of all 58 participating teams regardless of class, Purdue placed 4th overall.  Of all collegiate teams, Purdue WON THE COMPETITION, coming in FIRST PLACE.    Purdue beat out second place collegiate Indiana State (8th place overall), third place Southern Illinois (9th place overall), and fourth place Embry Riddle (10th place overall).

She attended the closing ceremonies and awards banquet in Frederick, Maryland with other teammates and received the trophy for the team.  In the press conference, the pilots credited their win to the superioir performance of the ground crew to navigate them around some pretty bad weather.

Another interesting side note,  one of the pilots for Indiana State University's team who finished second of all collegiate teams, Kay Brown, has been freinds with Kaitlin for approximately 15 years as they grew up only blocks away in Avon.  Kay recognized her passion to fly and took flight lessons because of Kaitlin's passion for flight.  I am proud of both these young women!

Kaitlin will never brag on herself, but it is a HUGE VICTORY not only for Purdue, but for the Indy Aero Club and I believe all members will enjoy the news!

Attached is a picture for your pleasure. Kaitlin is in the gold shirt on the far left.

Best regards,

Richard Mroz

Another note:  Some members might remember that Kaitlin won the Indy Aero Club scholarship to the Space Academy a few years back!

September 6, 2010

Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 - EAA Chapter 2 Young Eagles Rally, Fort Wayne, IN

Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 - EAA Chapter 2 Young Eagles Rally, Fort Wayne, IN: "Registration from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM (Noon). Flying will be from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, weather permitting. Contact: David and Laramie Resler 260-693-6191
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Saturday - Sunday, Sep 11-12, 2010 - Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days, Greencastle, IN

Saturday - Sunday, Sep 11-12, 2010 - Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days, Greencastle, IN: "Fly-in with display aircraft. Young Eagle Rally; Food; Airplane, Helicopter and Hot Air Balloon rides;Vendors. Dixie Chopper Radio Hour with Dinner and Hangar dance Saturday evening, 6:00-9:00 pm (local). Contact: Duane Skoog 765-363-2093, gdskoog@yahoo.com
* Trip Calculator! Print out a Flyer! Get more details! Can't fly? Get driving instructions!
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September 2, 2010

Saturday, Sep 4, 2010 - Fly/In Cruise/In, Marion, IN


Saturday, September 4th, 2010 is the date for the 20th Annual Fly-In Cruise-In at the Marion Municipal Airport in Marion, Indiana. The action starts early at 7:00am and runs until 2:00pm. This annual event features antique, classic, homebuilt , ultralight and warbird aircraft as well as vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors. An all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast is served, with all proceeds going to the local Marion High School Marching Band. FREE Registration. Contact: Ray Johnson 765-664-2588, FlyInCruiseIn@indy.rr.com
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August 23, 2010

The B-25 Heart

Our picnic on August 10th yielded a number of wonderful stories and experiences.  I invited my friend, Alan, that shares a love for aviation history to the picnic. Alan and I used to work at Thomson together.  He pulled this lovely trinket out of his pocket and proceeded to tell me the story behind it.  I asked him to write up the story in his own words.  Here's the photo I took - and Alan's story:

    Sometime in late 1943 a B-25 Mitchell bomber was severely shot up over Papua New Guinea.  The crew managed to get her back to the airstrip outside Buna but she never flew again. Towed to a spot alongside the runway she became a parts supply to keep the other B-25s flying.

     In early 1944 Theodore (Ted) Francoeur was at a field hospital next to the airstrip near Buna waiting to be evacuated back home. He had spent the year before with the 32nd Infantry Division, along with an Australian division, crossing the Owen Stanley Mountains on foot from Port Moresby to drive the Japanese out of Buna. That effort took the better part of a year and when it was over only 3,700 of the 15,000 men in the 32nd were left standing. Ted was at the field hospital recovering from starvation, malaria, dysentery, and a number of other jungle related ailments.

     To pass the time he did what many of the other men in the hospital did, they made little items to send back home to loved ones.  In Ted’s case he took a small piece of a window from that B-25. Using a pen knife to shape it and a piece of wool to polish it he fashioned a small heart. He sent that heart to his sweetheart Ilene Summers in Michigan. When he returned home in late 1944 they married.

     The picture you see here is that heart made from a tiny piece of that B-25 Mitchell. It’s a little bit of WWII history, a little bit of the B-25’s history, and a little bit of my parent’s history.    
                                           Alan Francoeur

August 18, 2010

Indianapolis Aero Club Scholarship Winner: Jon Nance

The Indianapolis Aero Club recently sent Jon Nance to Space Camp in Alabama.  Jon was present at our last meeting, the picnic at Indianapolis Executive Airport, on August 10.  Jon was kind enough to send us links to all of his pictures from Space Camp:

Jon's camera: 
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=193545&l=7ca978d2dc&id=548269572

Space Camp Cameras:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=193567&id=548269572&l=9348b69243
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=193569&id=548269572&l=2f8d9ce8bd
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=193570&id=548269572&l=1003ad9eff


Jon also delivered a very well prepared thank you speech, and he was kind enough to send us a copy of the speech so we could post it and share it with those unable to attend.  We look forward to hearing future success stories from Jon.


Jon's speech:


How many 17 year olds do you know that can say they know what it feels like to be in microgravity?

Can say they’ve overcome their greatest fears to the point of being fearless?

Can say they’ve hand built and lithium hydroxide canister out of spare parts on an international space station?

Have breathed underwater?

Have made the greatest friends of their lives… most not even from this country?

Have their eyes opened up to a point beyond belief- to be open minded and respectful of cultures they never thought of before?

Have built a rocket, a fireproof shield, a couple parachutes, an unbreakable bridge- all with household materials?

Have felt 4 g’s of force on their body?

Have found their passion that they’ve never thought they would ever be passionate about?

How many do you know?

Ok, now how many do you know did it all in 7 days? Well, now you know one.


UPCOMING EVENTS @ Indy Exec: August 26, 2010

Eagle Flyers Inc

 

Jacquie

 

On Thursday, August 26th and Friday, August 27th

 

Eagle Flyers, Inc. and Montgomery Aviation invite you to experience General Aviation at its best in two very different ways.

 

Cirrus SR20 Demo Days

 

Sr20.2Cirrus Aircraft will be on hand to re-introduce the SR20 to you!  Whether you're a new pilot looking for the perfect plane for your private and instrument training, a CFI hoping to better understand the capabilities of this exciting aircraft, or someone looking to upgrade to the latest and greatest general aviation has to offer in modern avionics and amenities - this opportunity is for you. 

 

Demonstration Flights will be held:

 

Thursday, August 26, 2010                                              RESERVE YOUR DEMO SLOT TODAY:

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM                                                              Email Carl Winkler or Michelle Dannels

 

Friday, August 27, 2010

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Presentation by Aerobatic Performer Jacquie Warda

 

Jacquie 2Come and hear the amazing story of Jacquie Warda and see her Pitts S-1T "Red Eagle".  Jacquie has performed in over 100 air shows from coast to coast over the last six years and has competed four times in the Reno Air Races.  What is even more amazing is that she didn't begin her aerobatic flying career until she was 50.  You can learn more about Jacquie at her website - or better yet - come see her at Indy Exec.

 

Come hear from Jacquie and see her one-of-a-kind plane:

 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

6:30 PM

Indianapolis Executive Conference Room

 

Both events will be held at:
Indianapolis Executive Airport [KTYQ]
Montgomery Aviation 
11329 East State Road 32

(6 1/2 miles West of 31 & 2 1/2 miles East of 421)
Zionsville, IN 46077
317-769-4487

 

 

August 5, 2010

August 10, 2010 Meeting: Picnic w/Indiana Air Search and Rescue

The Indianapolis Aero Club welcomes Indiana Air Search and Rescue and their UH-1 helicopter for the August 10th meeting.


Location:  Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 E State Road 32, Zionsville, IN 46077
Date: August 10, 2010

Picnic: 6:00 pm
- Speaker:  7:00 pm
Cost - $10.00 

Please RSVP to: John Brill
H: 317-877-7777  C: 317-501-8610

Mail to: 
107-A Knoll Ct,  Noblesville, IN 46062
email: 
jwbrillsr@aol.com 



July 7, 2010

July 13, 2010 Meeting Speaker: Roger Bitzer, Grissom AFB Museum

The Indianapolis Aero Club welcomes Roger Bitzer, Grissom Air Force Museum as it's speaker for the June 13th meeting.

Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: July 13, 2010

Cocktails: 6:00 pm
- Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm
Advance or Reservations - $20.00  At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: John Brill
H: 317-877-7777  C: 317-501-8610

Mail to: 
107-A Knoll Ct,  Noblesville, IN 46062
email: 
jwbrillsr@aol.com

Bio: Roger Bitzer –Executive Director – Grissom Air Museum (EAA-1024987)

After retiring from Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Roger Bitzer enlisted his time as a volunteer at the Grissom Air Museum .  He was instrumental in assembling the Museum’s latest acquisition a TA-4J Navy Skyhawk.  Bitzer was able to locate two of the pilots that flew the museum’s TA-4J and last May invited the last assigned pilot to give a talk at Montgomery Aviation’s hangar at Grissom RAFB.

Bitzer is currently with an all volunteer team that is restoring a 1946 Piper J3 Cub. The Cub (N98788) was based out of Shank Airport (near Indianapolis ) and was used by the “Bottom & Lamb” flying school.

After the Executive Director resigned to accept another position Bitzer volunteered to assume the Director’s responsibilities until a new director could be found.

In 1965 Bitzer was a radioman on a P-2V “Neptune” that was a support aircraft in the drone operations of the “ Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range ”.  Later he because involved with the launch & recovery of F-9J “Cougar” target drones.

He was stationed at Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico.

Roger Bitzer currently lives on Lake Manitou in Rochester , Indiana

July 1, 2010

B-17 bomber makes a stop at PU airport - WLFI.com

B-17 bomber makes a stop at PU airport - WLFI.com: "

WLFI.com

B-17 bomber makes a stop at PU airport
WLFI.com
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) brought its B-17 Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast to the Purdue University Airport. ...

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June 21, 2010

FW: Eagle Flyers Inc. Event

Frankfort Municipal Airport
50th  Birthday Celebration
Open House and Fish Fry
Saturday, June 26, 2010       4-8 pm

Montgomery Aviation and the Frankfort Police
host this event to benefit Generation Rescue

in the fight against autism!
 
Enjoy a fish dinner,

Frankfort Airport history,

Planes on display,

Kids' activities,
Door prizes

and birthday surprises!
 

 Free Admission!

 


Fish fry tickets: $8 adults, $5 children ages 6-12
Available at the Frankfort Airport, Frankfort Police Dept., or City Clerk office. 

 

  Adult tickets $10 at door.
 

 

Montgomery Aviation

 Eagle Flyers Inc

3009 W State Rd 28

Frankfort, Indiana 46032

765-654-6275

 

June 18, 2010

Classic airplane – 1929 Ford Trimotor — will take passengers for a ride this ... - Muncie Star Press

Classic airplane – 1929 Ford Trimotor — will take passengers for a ride this ... - Muncie Star Press: "

Classic airplane – 1929 Ford Trimotor — will take passengers for a ride this ...
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A few years ago, when rides were offered here in a World War ll-era B-25 bomber, a flight was hundreds of dollars. "This is an airplane that just about ...

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June 8, 2010

Reserve Your Seat Today

Fly the Ford! EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor

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Relive the excitement -
Fly the Ford
Reserve your seat today!
EAA's fully restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor - featured in the film Public Enemies - is coming to your area!

You can experience air travel as it was in the
"golden age of aviation" when you fly in the world's first true passenger airliner. With only 9 seats, each with a window, passengers are given a rare glimpse of a unique flying machine that paved the way for air travel today.

Reserve your seat today by calling 1-800-843-3612 or visit our website at www.flytheford.org.

Please forward this e-mail to friends or associates who might also enjoy a unique flight experience in a Ford Tri-Motor.

Can I bring a camera?
Yes, you are encouraged to bring
cameras and camcorders on board.

Are there any special considerations for children?
An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Children under the age of 2 can be carried free of charge in an adult's lap.

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Boarding Pass

Tour Dates:
June 17 – 20, 2010

Destination:
Muncie, IN

Airport:
Delaware County Regional Airport

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Flights are
$50 for EAA members
and $60 for non-members.

 

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EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor

The cockpit of EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor

 
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May 26, 2010

June 8, 2010 Meeting Speaker: LTC John Klatt

The Indianapolis Aero Club, in association with the Indianapolis Air Show, welcomes LTC John Klatt, Air National Guard and aerobatic performer as it's speaker for the June 8th meeting.


Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: June 8, 2010

Cocktails: 6:00 pm
- Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm
Advance or Reservations - $20.00  At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: John Brill
H: 317-877-7777  C: 317-501-8610

Mail to: 
107-A Knoll Ct,  Noblesville, IN 46062
email: 
jwbrillsr@aol.com 
Lieutenant Colonel John Klatt, Pilot

As a child growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, John Klatt dreamed of learning to fly. And thanks to the Air National Guard, he’s now living the dream as one of the top aerobatic pilots in the country, for the ANG’s “Guarding America, Defending Freedom” aerobatic team.

As the youngest of seven children, John did his early flying by chasing around the house trying to be a part of whatever his older brothers and sisters were up to. He quickly learned that; toy airplanes do not flush well, bee catching is risky business, and dogs pretty much eat anything. However, his favorite pastime was listening to his aircraft mechanic Father’s aviation stories and dreaming about the day when he would be able to fly.

John got his first “hands on” experience in aviation by washing airplanes to earn money for flying lessons. He spent his summers pumping gas to pay for flying lessons, earned his private pilot ratings and graduated from the University of Minnesota.

He has flown a wide variety of aircraft. His commission in the ANG gave him the opportunity to fly C-130 military transports delivering crucial supplies during Operation Desert Storm. John later transitioned from the C-130 into the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” and has completed three combat tours flying F-16’s in Iraq. John has logged more than 2,000 hours at the controls of the F-16, and is assigned to the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, MN.

Along with his military career, John began actively training for the long and difficult journey toward becoming a professional aerobatic performer. He was drawn to the world of aerobatics because of the high-degree of concentration and mental toughness it requires. He is a top performer in unlimited class aerobatics, and is recognized as one of the top ten unlimited class aerobatic pilots in the United States.