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Society for Aviation History

   President's Message for Sept./Oct. 2017

Welcome back from the summer break. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the area's many aviation events and venues. You should have received your copy of the expanded Summer edition of Touch & Go. As in years past, this was another fantastic issue written and photographed by our members for our members.

Recently, the Castle Air Museum acquired the Convair B-58 Hustler that had been on display at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum at the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. The Hustler was sectioned, then driving across country and delivered to Castle where it will be reassembled. If you missed our outstanding B-58 pilot's panel hosted by SAH member Larry Rinek, we have a dvd of the meeting that you can borrow for free, or if you'd like to own a copy, they are only $10. Reserve your copy by contacting Board of Directors member Byron May. You'll find Byron's contact information in the staff box of this newsletter, or on our website.

On the subject of value for your membership dollar, beginning with the 2018 renewal year, the cost will now be $35 per year. Anyone who has already paid their dues for 2018 will be grandfathered in, and all future renewals, after September 1, 2017, will cost $35. The board of directors appreciates everyone's understanding with the dues increase as the cost of printing, postage, and website hosting has gone up over the past couple of years.

Look forward to two more great educational meetings this year as well as future tour announcements. Don't forget to bring your nonperishable food items to the October 7th meeting for our annual canned food drive, and teen gifts to our December 2nd meeting for our annual teen toy drive.

See you in October,

Nick Veronico


Past President Messages are linked below and on following pages:

July/Aug. 2017

May/June 2017

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&Aug. 2015

May/June 2015

March/April 2015

Jan./Feb. 2015

Nov./Dec. 2014

Sept./Oct. 2014

May/June 2014

March/April 2014