Next Meeting

The January Meeting will be on the 15th of the month at The Vintage flight Museum at Meacham airport.

FLYERS: Ft. Worth Meacham is located just north of Downtown Ft. Worth, Texas and all necessary informa­tion can be found on the DFW Sectional or Terminal Area Charts. The Tower Controllers will assist us in any way needed. If you do not have a Transponder, advise them on first contact. Non-radio equipped can be ac­commodated as a flight of two with a radio equipped plane. After landing advise Ground Control you wish to taxi to the Vintage Flight Museum parking area off taxiway M.

DRIVERS: From Interstate Loop 820 West of IH35W go South on Hwy 287, also called North Main Street, to NW 38th Street. Go West on NW 38th Street until the Dead End at the Airport Fence, then turn left. The VFM hanger is the last Large Hanger on your left.

Upcoming Meetings 2022:

February 19th - Ayers Aviation, Gainesville Airport 

March 19th - Al Hilton’s hangar Clark Airfield

April 23rd - Trey & Brandi Hayden hangar, Fairview Airport

May 21th - Jim Austin’s hangar, Northwest West Regional Airport    

June 18th - Bobby Jones hangar, Tailwheel Acres Airport

July 16th - Ayers Aviation, Gainesville Airport 

August 20th - Jim Austin’s hangar, Northwest West Regional Airport  

September 17th – Mathew and Theresa Hood, Propwash Airport  

October 7th -8th - Ayers Aviation / Annual fly-in, Gainesville Airport   

November 21st - Trey & Brandi Hayden hangar, Fairview Airport

December 17th – Christena’s Mexican Restaurant, Flower Mound

Fly-Ins of Interest 2022:

March 4-5: Arizona Chapter AAA Annual Fly-In, Casa Grande, AZ                 
Jul 24 – 30 - EAA Air Venture, Oshkosh, WI (OSH)                                            
September 2–5: National AAA Fly-In, Blakes­burg, IA.                               
October 7-8: “Fall Festival of Flight” TXAAA Annual Fly- In, Gainesville, TX.      
Oct 21 – 22 - Flying M Ranch, Reklaw, TX

                                                             

President's Corner 

Hello All,

Our Christmas meeting on December 11th at Christina’s Mexican Restaurant in Flower Mount was a lot of fun with door prizes and Margaret’s Christmas song game. The food there was excellent and I think everyone had a good time. Instead of toys this year we took up a collection for the Santa Cops of Flower Mound. We donated close to $560.00. Below is a picture of Phil and Margaret with Officers Wilkinson and Hobbs of the Flower Mound Police.

We have set the schedule of meeting locations for this year, see the calendar of events in this issue. Also in this issue are pictures of previous Fall Fly-in Grand Champions through the years.

We have elected some new officers for the year 2022 and welcome some existing members that will stay on the board. Joetta Reetz will be the Treasurer/Secretary, Bruce Putney will be the fly-in Chairman, I will be the new activities chairman. I want to thank Laurie Mitchell, Phil and Margaret cook, and Joel Meanor, for their work and dedication to the Chapter these last few years. I hope to see them at all our meetings this year. Please see the complete list of the officers in this issue and feel free to contact any of us for comments or suggestions.

The next meeting will be pot luck lunch at noon at the Vintage Flight Museum at Meacham Airport on the 15th this of this month. I will have a copy of the roster and you can find out if you need to pay your dues. Everyone needed to pay their dues on November 1st, so please check with me and help the chapter to “Keep the Antiques Flying.

 Stay safe,

Terry

59th Annual Fly-In News

The 59th Fall fly in was a huge success with over a hundred aircraft  flying in to Gainesville, over 20 new members joining the chapter and lots of food and friends attending. We will soon begin to plan for our big 60th fly in next year.  Come back to this site for more information as we work for a great 60th.

About Us

The Texas Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association is incorporated in the State of Texas as a non-profit corporation. We meet each month for a social gathering at members' locations and provide a forum for those who love old planes. We also hold a Fly-In on the second Friday and Saturday in October each year, which the public and other aviation enthusiasts can attend. We are dedicated to "Keep the Antiques Flying."

Summer Gathering of Aviation Enthusiasts

 

Good eating at a chapter event
Photos courtesy R.B. Ramsey and G.R. Dennis Price