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Our West Coast Fly-In 2012
              [Updated 6/6/2012]

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...takes place Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10

at the Columbia CA Airport.

Almost There! Columbia, CA

This will be our 13th Annual West Coast Fly-In held in Columbia, California in the heart of Gold Rush Country. This Mother lode of Fly-Ins has become the largest gathering of Bellanca and Champion Aircraft on the West Coast, perhaps anywhere. Attendees can expect a weekend of beautiful airplanes (spanning several decades), wonderful food and drink, a chance to visit with fellow aircraft enthusiasts, and it all takes place in an idyllic, picturesque setting. We invite all members and their guests, and non-members to join us for this most enjoyable fly-in weekend.

Bellanca, Champion or whatever you fly or drive: Come Join Us!

This is a good opportunity to see our Club in action!


Registration will begin on Friday, followed by a Pasta Dinner and an evening of socializing.

Program chair Ozzie Levi has compiled an exciting tour of towns and historical sites around Columbia, CA. Air Tour participants will receive maps and a guide to spotting local historical sites such as Columbia State Historical Park, Sonora, and Angels Camp from the air; the flight will last approximately one hour. A "low-altitude" option is available to those prone to nosebleeds.

All Lined Up A bag of goodies will be given out with every registration, filled with items provided by our generous commercial supporters.

Raffle:   We'll be selling tickets to some great prizes (drawing Saturday night Dinner Meeting) donated by our generous supporters in support of the works of the Club, including:

Cold drinks and Club souvenirs will be available for purchase during the three days of the Fly-In. Breakfast will be offered Saturday and Sunday mornings in the clubhouse.

Friday, we'll run our the Gold Country Air Tour (see above), meet newcomers;

Afternoon, Dan Torrey, Bellanca guru of Mobile Aircraft Repair Service, will hold a seminar on maintenance experience,
    followed by a walk-around to look at participating airplanes:

Roundtables on mods and maintenance on Saturday afternoon:
        ... High-Wing Champions & Aeroncas - moderated by Robert Szego
        ... Triple-Tails - moderated by Larry Lowenkron
        ... Vikings - moderated by John Sulley

...and of course, there will be time to visit with everybody individually.

Saturday evening we will enjoy another wonderful meal * (catered by Devonís Delectables of Columbia, CA), and the camaraderie of this wonderful Bellanca-Champion group. There will be recognition for the People's Choice for a high wing and a low wing airplane, the oldest airplane in attendance, and for the longest distance flown to the fly-in. Then we'll draw the winners of the Raffle Prizes.

* Vegetarian Fare Available - please indicate your choices on Registration Form

Because of unanimous praise after last year's eventy, will be catered again by the good people of Devonís Delectables of Columbia, CA. As we had to make an early commitment to them, we will need your registration and meal payment as soon as possible. Please understand that there may not be the flexibility provided by the TCAA in past years; don't hold off your reservations, as the meals may be sold out before the event. We will have colorful, pre-printed name tags waiting for all advance registrants.

          Advance Registration has ended, but please join us at Columbia and register onsite.

If you are flying in, bring your own tiedowns.
Monitor AWOS on 124.65 (209-536-9384) and UNICOM 122.975 for airport and runway conditions.

        Jim Spee   909-997-1152 (cell) email
        Robert Szego   518-731-6800 email

Preparation for an event like this is a very complex and time-consuming effort. We would like to recognize and thank the Club's hard-working West Coast Fly-In Committee: Jim Spee & John Sulley (Co-Chairmen), George & Jennifer Craig, Ozzie Levi, Chuck Sandford, and Robert Szego.

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