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Upcoming Events

  • 15 Aug 2015 - WAPA Picnic fly-out to GDM / Micro-jet rally
  • 17 Jun 2015 - Graeme J W Smith presents: The Battle of Britain Experience

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The Battle of Britain Experience

11 Jun 2015 - (r1 - 11 Jun 2015 - 21:39:09 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The next WAPA meeting will feature a presentation by Graeme J W Smith

2015 is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – the most significant air superiority contest in history. In this presentation Graeme J W Smith will outline the difficulties faced by the British in aircraft supply and pilot training as they struggled to make up their losses while facing daily odds of 5:1 against. Illustrated with photography from the present day of the South East of England where the Battle took place - the talk includes discussion of Graeme’s preparation to fly the Tiger Moth and Harvard trainers – culminating in flying the Supermarine Spitfire. Wing Commander Tom Neil – who was 19 during the Battle provides veteran commentary (by video) as to how it really was in 1940.

The meeting will be held at the Worcester Airport Terminal, 6:30 PM. Wednesday 17 June 2015.

WAPA will provide Coffee and light refreshments.

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Annual Meeting, Wednesday May 20th 6:30 PM

01 May 2015 - (r1 - 01 May 2015 - 10:50:54 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The WAPA Annual Meeting will be held at the Tweeds Pub Restaurant, on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 PM. Agenda:
  • Nominations and Elections for the Board
  • Nominations and Elections for the Officers
  • Event planning
  • Hangar Flying
  • Good food!

Please RSVP to info@worcesterapa.org if you can attend.

Tweeds is at 229 Grove St., Worcester

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2014 Holiday Party, Saturday December 6th

20 Nov 2014 - (r2 - 21 Nov 2014 - 20:58:59 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The Christmas party for 2014 is scheduled for Saturday December 6th at 6:00 PM. This year we've moved the event to the Overlook in Charlton MA and we've been able to lower the cost to $35.00 per person. Menu includes Prime Rib and Lobster & Scallops. We'll have door prizes. Please sign up to enjoy an evening of dining and hangar flying. Click here for reservations and directions

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WAPA Flyout to Turners Falls 6/18

18 Jun 2014 - (r2 - 27 Jun 2014 - 23:08:28 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The fly-out this evening to Turners Falls Airnav:0B5 is still looking like a go. Plan to depart your local airports to meet up between 6 and 6:30 pm. Winds are a bit high - gusting into the low 20's, but are expected to diminish into the evening. Not much developing on RADAR yet either so the weather is looking good. And don't forget that Turners Falls is an active parachute jump zone, so be sure to listen and watch for canopies

We'll update this page on any last minute go / no-go decision. ... Fly-out went off without a hitch. 3 planes / 5 members arrived for a chili dogs and dessert. We'll try to do another flyout on Wednesday July 2nd.

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WAPA Holiday Party 2013

29 Nov 2013 - (r3 - 02 Jan 2014 - 12:34:45 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The 2013 Holiday Party is on for Friday December 6th, 2013. We are returning to the Grill on the Hill again for what has proven to be great food and an enjoyable evening. We have the restaurant to ourselves and it really is an enjoyable relaxed evening. There are a few more days left to sign up. We've got 21 confirmed attendees and really need a few more to hit the restaurant minimum. See HolidayParty2013 for information on how to sign up, and directions to the restaurant.

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The 2013 WAPA Picnic / Fly-in at Gardner

25 Aug 2013 - (r1 - 25 Aug 2013 - 22:16:29 - GeorgeClark)
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George Clark writes: ... The fly-in was well attended with 7 aircraft flying in for the event. The cookout and both the hangar and real flying was enjoyed by all. Dominic at Gardner Aviation Services came to the rescue with mustard and ketchup after your organizer managed to forget to bring the condiments.

A photo gallery is posted at PhotoGallery2013x08x17x0

Special thanks to Dominic Scalera of Gardner Aviation Services for hosting the event.

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Gardner: Pokki Cub Haven Chicken & Rib BBQ

25 Aug 2013 - (r1 - 25 Aug 2013 - 12:09:24 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... Dominic at the Garner Airport asked us to pass along an invitation to Pokki Cub Haven 26, Fly In or Drive, rain or shine on the Gardner Airport main ramp.

It will be held Sunday September 8th, 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 per person, with advanced payment required by Saturday August 31st.
Gardner Aviation Services
499 Airport Road
Gardner, MA 01440

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-- GeorgeClark - 29 Apr 2005
Topic revision: r54 - 09 Jun 2011, AdminUser
 
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