SONOMA SKYPARK NEWS – NOVEMBER 2012
Skypark Family Fun Day. Wow, all of Jeanette Woods planning came together on a warm Saturday in October. I want to thank everyone in the Skypark family who lent a hand setting up the airport, advertising the event, soliciting donations, cooking the food, greeting the airport visitors, donating rides in their aircraft, driving the hay wagon tractor, selling raffle tickets and parachute bingo chances, and cleaning up after the big day. All of your efforts were appreciated by our guests and very beneficial for our airport.
Both of the candidates for County Supervisor and the four candidates for Sonoma City Council were present seeking votes. We served 400 plus hamburgers and hot dogs. The silent auction, raffle and parachute bingo raised just over $3,000. for Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance and Air Explorer Post 1268. Thank you to everyone who helped makes this event successful!!!!
Skypark Christmas Party. The date is Friday, December 7. The festivities start at 6:00 pm with hors d`oeuvres and beverages. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.
Please bring a dish to share. If your name begins with:
A thru M Salad or Dessert
N thru Z Hot Vegetables, Potatoes or Pasta
The airport refreshment fund will provide Holiday turkey and ham along with beverages for the party. I hope you can come and enjoy good food and holiday cheer with airport friends and families.
Santa Claus will visit to hand out presents, be sure to bring something for him to give to your child. If you are without a young child we are suggesting you bring an un-wrapped gift that we will pass along to the Fire Department Toy Collection.
Please RSVP to the airport office. (707) 996-2100
Carneros Aviation. Our flight school reports that David Perry earned his private pilot license in September and Blaine Transue earned his private pilot license in early October. Congratulate both of them when you see them at the airport. David and his son have been learning together but David doesn’t have to wait to turn 17. Another young pilot Colin Traynor will solo on his 16th birthday, November 7th.
November 7th. The day after you voted I hope. We will be visited by a restored Huey Helicopter on the 7th as part of the ceremony greeting the visit of “The Wall” to Sonoma Veterans Park. On Sunday November 11, Veterans Day, Skypark pilots have been asked to do a fly-over of Veteran’s Park at noon.
Contact Darrel Jones (707) 996-4494, firstname.lastname@example.org if you can participate.
I wish all of you a wonderful fall season of flying and anticipation of the holidays ahead with friends and family. Say a little prayer for Bea McIntosh’s speedy recovery from her terrible accident.
Tailwinds, Ron Price
SONOMA SKYPARK AIRPORT
21870 Eighth Street East
Sonoma, California 95476