Sonoma Skypark News April/May 2015


APRIL & MAY 2015

AIRPORT HAPPENINGS-   Rafe’s movie last Saturday was “Twelve O’clock High” and was well attended.  A nice green salad has been added to the pizza menu. Movie night starts at 6 pm with Walt Lewis’s free popcorn and drinks.  A $5 donation gets you pizza & salad with your drink at 7pm for the feature film. This month Movie Night will be, Saturday May 30th.

The upcoming big news is that Saturday, June 13th has been chosen as the date for Skypark’s  (almost) annual Family Fun Day. Yayoi West graciously offered to lead our effort this year with guidance from Jeanette Woods, who is touring the isle of Sicily for most of the month of May.  Jeanette created our posters for distribution before she departed.  I hope that all of you Skypark people will lend a hand to make this the best Family Fun Day.  Even if you will be out of town on June 13th you can put up posters, solicit/donate raffle prizes, help with set up or clean up.

Contact: Yayoi West (707) 364-9257 or Skypark Office (707)996-2100.

New Fuel Supplier – Recently we have become a Shell Fuel dealer.  Soon you will see new signage & Shell credit cards will be available. Shell provides better dealer support and lower prices for you.

Ben Presten – one of Skypark’s Saturday chefs has been selected by his school to attend “Boys State” in Sacramento this summer for one week. Ben is in his junior year at Hanna Boys School and is following in his brother Curtis’s, footprints. Curtis Presten graduates from high school May 29th.  Congratulations Curtis!  Now it is on to college.

A joint effort of Skypark’s EAA Chapter 1268, Air Explorer Post 1268 and the Saturday BBQ Fund is sponsoring three young boys to one week of EAA Air Academy experiences in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this summer.  Several anonymous donors contributed too.

The Sonoma Skypark Board of Directors authorized cash contributions to our local Jr. High Arts Program and the Sonoma Valley High School “Grad Night” event.  Our runway crack and slurry sealing were completed last month with new stripping.  We will be closing the hangar taxiways later this summer for the same process; you will be given advanced notice.

Ford Tri-Motor Rides – The EAA’s Ford will be visiting Napa Airport, May 21st to 25th.  You can experience air travel as it was during the golden age of aviation.  They will be giving rides from 2pm to 6pm Thursday and 10am to 6pm Friday through Monday.    OR   877-952-5395

Adults $70 advance reservation, $75 day of – Children (1-17) $50

Skypark’s EAA Chapter will be assisting on the ground each day. The Napa Pilots Association is doing a hangar dinner, Saturday Night, May 23rd.

Memorial Day 2015 – Sonoma Skypark has been asked again to organize a fly-over at the conclusion of the memorial services at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Cemetery. All participating pilots should gather at the airport with their planes for a briefing at 11:00am Sunday, May 25th. We always receive compliments for our less than formal fly-over.

Tailwinds,   Ron Price

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