The meeting night of September 15th will include a tour of the Viking Air, Ltd. Hangar where they are building the newest version of the Twin Otter aircraft.
Our July 21st meeting night will be at the same time (7:00) and place (SAIT Art Smith Aerocentre) of our regular meetings, but will be a potluck BBQ with friends. In lieu of our annual Open House in the Fall, we decided to go ahead with a more casual way of letting people get to know us with a hangar BBQ. The meeting is still open to the public (as all our get-togethers are), we just ask that you e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know how many burgers to cook. All members are encouraged to invite a friend (or 3) and to bring a side dish / beverage. See you there!
On the June 16th meeting night, we will be having a guest speaker, Arron Edworthy from CYBW Tower. Aaron will be coming to our meeting to speak to us, but he is also willing to try to set up a Tower Tour of the CYYC Tower following his presentation. As always everyone is welcome, but if you are interested in the tour it would be best to RSVP to email@example.com.
Due to the inclement weather forcast for the weekend of May 29th (rain and snow, ugh!), it has been decided to move the Garage Sale to the following weekend and will now be on June 5th, starting at 8 am.
This months meeting will be held at the Aerospace Museum, located at 4629 McCall Way Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E 8A5
at 7:00 pm
Usually our monthly meetings are held at SAIT's Art Smith Aerocentre, however this month we have been invited by Michelle Bauer of the Museum to help her with a new exhibit, focusing on women in aviation. Please come join us!
The pictures pretty much said it all, from high columns of flame and smoke to the planes flying nearly overhead, it's obviously an exciting job! Dave Metcalfe has been doing airshow pyrotechnics during the summer for quite a number of years and has all the know-how to make it look (and sound) amazing. Dave has an extensive background in explosives, such that the work he does for airshows is just one aspect of it and he even holds a patent on using explosives to de-fuel a tanker truck safely in 30 minutes - hopefully he doesn't have to use that one too often.
Check out the notes in our Calendar for our meeting on March 17th to learn all about what's happening - should be some cool (or should I say hot) videos! Everyone is welcome!!
Everyone is welcome to our AGM, we usually have some drinks & snacks and a short 20-30 min official AGM where we get the yearly business out of the way and then a regular meeting - as we need 2/3rds of our members in attendance for a vote, it's usually a good time to meet the group and see what we do.
It was nice to see a number of new faces as well as our regular members, thanks to all for attending! Thanks also to Lisa for giving us a tour of the hangar and to the members that provided sugary (and healthy) goodies.