August 2017 (II)

The Longhorn Chapter will be meeting
August 19th– 13:00 – Cleburne (KGPM) – Grand Prairie (KGPM) 
at the Radial Cafe

August 2017 Longhorn Newsletter is posted on the chapter page.

Breaking News from Airventure 2017

        Mark Wyant of Dallas, Texas
            captures  Contemporary (1956-1970) 
      Reserve Grand Champion
Silver Lindy Award
     with his 1958 PA22-160 N8664D

Congrats Mark! Way to go!

Share your VIDEOS with SWPC

I recently volunteered to assist on the website.   My name is Bob Finlay and I live in Medway Maine.  I fly N7750D a 1957 PA-22/150.  Videos are fun to share.

Join YOUTUBE and create an account.   Here’s how:

Put your videos up, and send the link from the top of the page to and I will put it in the postings.   Here is one of landing yesterday, July 28, 2017 at KMLT, Millinocket Maine.  Click “Enjoy” below.


UPDATE Northeast Chapter SWPC upcoming weekend

From email from Andy Seligson.  Northeast Chapter


Hi there – Just a reminder that our next fly-in will be a week from tomorrow, Sat. Aug. 5th, with the 6th the rain date, to the Red Mill Restaurant on the field at Basin Harbor, Vermont (B06-Bravo Zero six). We’ll meet at noon. Check the go/no go email after 7:30 am on Sat./Sun. and email me if you expect to come. It gets busy here and we’d like to give management a heads up about seating. It’s a great turf field, 3000′, 2-20, CTAF 122.8, no fuel on the field. Our next fly-in will be our “annual bash” at Marcia & Zene Garnsey’s on Sat. 9/2 with the 3rd the rain date. More on this to follow. I have not heard from Zene, so i assume that this date is still good. Just got back from Europe and am off to the wilds of the Berkshires (Tanglewood). I’ll hope to see you up at Basin Harbor on the 5th – Andy

Good evening – The weather for the first part of the day on Saturday will probably be a tour de force of mother nature with some heavy thuderstorms until it clears out. Sunday is being touted as a “pick of summer” by one of the local NY weather forcasters. Let’s just do it Sunday. Plan to be at the Red Mill restaurant on the field at basin Harbor, Vt. (B06 – bravo zero six) at noon. Basin Harbor has a great turf 3000′ runway 2/20, ctaf is 122.8, no fuel on the field. Some nearby fields with 100LL are Middlebury, Vt., Ticonderoga, & Glens Falls, NY. Look for the go/no-go email after 7:30 am on Sunday, but it looks real good (you’ve heard that before). I hope to see some of you there. If you plan on making it, please email me so I can give the folks at the Red Mill an fair count for the table; they’ll probably be busy. I hope to see some of you there. Hey – bring a bathing suit & towel. The beach is a short walk from the restaurant! Safe flying to you all – Andy

June 2017 News

Lots of stuff this month!

First the July-August-September Newsletter is out! Click here.

Gearing up for Oshkosh? Aircraft Spruce will truck your orders free to Airventure for pickup. Thanks Eleanor!

We also have a new E-Newsletter from Connie here.

Here is the new SWPC brochure!

How about a nice shot of Barbara and Denny Beecher’s Colt enroute to the Convention!

Some SWPC swap tales at the ConventionFrom left to Right: Tom Brent, Jack and Sandy Madden, Steve Carruthers, and Huck Richard. Photo courtesy of John D’Amico.

Sentimental Journey is Happening

June 16, 2017

Our Annual convention was “THE BEST – EVER!  with the appreciated support & accommodation of Lancaster Host Resort &                   Convention Center and our Mid-Atlantic Chapter               Flyout Photos should be up soon. They’re Fun!

2017 Sentimental Journey 2017          June 20-24

                    June 21, 2017 at 10am ET                                                   Continental B’fast                                                       Piper Aviation Museum                                                  Buy, Build, & Fly Forum                                                           !See You There!