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   President's Message for May/June 2017

There has been a lot going on as we pass from a wet spring into summer.

April's meeting featured former Lockheed U-2 chief pilot Robert "Skid" Rowe discussing his part in the record-setting parachute jump by Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull/Stratos team. Rowe's presentation was outstanding and a lot of fun! We're hoping to have "Skid" back sometime in the future to discuss his time in the U-2.

Later in the month Tour Coordinator "Super Dave" Osgood got the group out to see the Sanders Aeronautics aircraft restoration and maintenance operation in Ione, California. More than 45 people attended. Sea Furys 924, Argonaut, and Dreadnought, as well as an FG-1D Corsair that had been used as a wind machine at a glass window factory. Many thanks for a great tour led by Shannon, Ben, and David, and thanks to Super Dave and the other SAH members who supported the tour!

The expanded Summer edition of Touch & Go is beginning production and, as always, we welcome your contributions. It's member input that provides such a variety of content, and that's what makes the edition so interesting to read. Please see our newsletter contribution guidelines www.sfahistory.org/guidelines.htm for our article specifications. Please send your images in color so we have a selection to choose from for the front and back cover.

Our Facebook page is getting a lot of attention as of late. There's a great group shot from the Sanders Aeronautics tour up, and we'll have some additional photos posted soon. Please feel free to share your photos with the group on this page, and with our newsletter editor, Betty Veronico. This page is also a great place to organize carpools for tours and meetings. It's your page, so please enjoy it. Be sure to follow us and hit the "like" button while you're there.

The June meeting is shaping up nicely, check our General Meetings page, looking forward to seeing you there and remember to bring a friend.

Nick Veronico


Past President Messages are linked below and on following pages:

March/April 2017

Jan/Feb. 2017

Nov./Dec. 2016

Sept./Oct. 2016

July/Aug. 2016

May/June 2016

March/April 2016

Jan./Feb. 2016

Nov./Dec. 2015

Sept./Oct. 2015

July 2015

May/June 2015

March/April 2015

Jan./Feb. 2015

Nov./Dec. 2014

Sept./Oct. 2014

May/June 2014

March/April 2014