The First Poker Flight this year is Saturday May 4,2013. (Rain Date is May 05,2013) The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast starting at 0800. Donation for the Breakfast is $5.00. Then we depart for the flight.(The Last Plane Should Depart No Later Then 1100) The route of travel this year will be 15G – 67D -16G- 10G – I40 – 15G. Our first stop will be Reader- Botsford (67D) A Grass Strip! Our next Stop is Seneca County 16G. From 16G we travel to Holmes County 10G. From 10G we travel to Richard Downing I40. We will pick up our final card at Skypark! Entry is $5.00 per hand. Enter as many times as you wish. Those not flying can have a pilot pick the cards at each airport for them. This is open to all Pilots in the area and all are encouraged to Join us! Call Holly in the Skypark office for details. (330) 334-9921.
First Prize is $100.00
Second Prize is $75.00
Third Prize is $25.00
This year we had 9 Aircraft depart Skypark on Friday April 05,2013 for Savanna Ga. Three “150′s” including yours truly flying in formation. Two fuel stops and 6.2 hours of flying and the 150′s were in Savanna Ga.(Tail wind down and back)! The weather was great! We did the River Walk, a presentation at the hotel on aviation, and the Mighty 8th Air Museum. Also Bruce Anderson and his wife Connie flew up from Florida to meet us. We had a good time and are looking forward to next year! Hope you can ” Join Us Next Year”!
This year we will be going to wv62 Windwood Resorts over the Memorial Day weekend. Check Air-Nav for all the data on the airport. We depart Skypark Friday May 24th and return on Sunday or Monday Rooms are $72.00 to $ 115.00 Per Night . Activities include Hiking, Swimming, Golf, Bicycle Rental. Canoes and kyacks are available for a fee. We are working on the rental van to transport us to cannan for some shopping. I will up-date this the next couple of days. Call Holly in the office at (330) 334-9921 for info!!!
Skypark Airport announces New Dry Rates for Aircraft! This opens a option for those who are planning a vacation or business trip. Plan your trip with the most economical fuel stops. Have Fun! Return to Skypark. Top off tanks with the same amount of fuel you departed with. That’s it! No More turning slips in for credit at the club rate. You have more control of your money for that flight. Skypark has been inovating ways to make “Family Flying” affordable since 1965 ! Below are examples of our new ” Dry Rates” See the Skypark Rental Prices for a complete list. Happy Flying!!
Aircraft Type Rate Wet Rate/Per Hr. Dry Rate/Per.Hr.
C-150 Transient $ 75.00 $ 48.19
C-150 Member $ 62.25 $ 40.00
C-152 Transient $ 80.00 $ 49,40
C-152 Member $ 66.40 $ 41.00
C-172 Transient $109.88 $ 66.26
C-172 Member $ 91.20 $ 55.00
C182/RG Transient $193.18 $108.43
C182/RG Member $160.34 $ 90.00
C-140 Transient $ 79.72 $ 49.40
C-140 Member $ 66.16 $ 41.00
PA23/180 Transient $260.64 $144.58
PA23/180 Member $216.33 $120.00
Three of Skypark’s ” Newest Pilots” to take their Check Rides. On the left is Chris Brocato. Chris took his check ride in August 2012. He is responsible for the new weather radar you have at the top of the steps. Center is Denise Elsey. She got her ticket on November 29, 2012. Denise led a “Work Detail” at Skypark to clean the rental aircraft inside and out a couple of years ago. On the right of Denise is Matt Brewer. Matt has been a active member at Skypark and took his check ride on December 06, 2012. On the far right is Mike Kovello. Mike took his check ride on 12/12/12 (this date won’t happen again for 100 years!) To all four Pilots we give a hardy “Well Done” Congratuate them when you see them. For them the “Sky’s the Limit”. We will be seeing them on our ” One Tank Trips”
The Skypark Airport Wright Patterson Bus Trip Sunday January 27, 2013 was a success!! We had 40 Pilots, Family and Friends enjoy the trip. We started with Donuts,Cookies, Coffee, and Three types of Juice in the Skypark Community Room before the trip. The Weather down was fine and dry! All had a great time at the museum. They now have a Space Shuttle Simulator the was used for all but the last two flights, that prepared the Astonauts for their pressing mission. We had dinner in Hillard Ohio and the Bob Evans Restaurant. During dinner we all were looking at weather radar on our I-Phones for the icing conditions in Cleveland. We didn’t hit mist till Lodi. After the bus left Skypark for Cleveland, it started Freezing Rain! We lucked out again!! Hope those who didn’t make this trip will make it mext year. “Happy Flying”
A New Co-Pilot Course Monday and Thursday begins May 06 ,2013 Learn about flying, weather and all basic aerodynamics and what is needed to fly from the right seat in case of a emergency. Cost is $120.00. and runs for three weeks. Call Ground Instructor Patty Austin at (440) 503- 3145 or go to email@example.com
The First Informational Meeting for the 2013 Canada Fishing Trip to Mantua Ontario was Thursday Feb. 07,2013 at 6:30 PM. The dates for the trip are July 12,13,14. We have several cabins reserved.The cabins will sleep four or five persons. At $25.00 Per Person Per Night “What A Deal” Boats provided at no additional cost!! This is a family trip so wives and children are welcome! Rick Bazzo is our host at L’Auberge des Pionniers and is a member at Skypark! Need info on this affordable and exciting trip? Check out Rick’s Web Site at www.l’auberge.ca/ Call Mike Riddle (330) 620-0123 or Holly in the Skypark Office (330) 334-9921 for a packet with all the info and Customs Requirements! See our “New Dry Rental Rates!!” Affordable Family Flying Since 1965! That’s Skypark!! The next Informational Meeting will be Thursday March 07,2013 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Skypark is located at 3071 Greenwich Road Wadsworth Ohio 44281.( See You There!!
Have you been thinking about learning to fly? Do you have ”The Right Stuff”? Come out to Skypark Airport for a introductory flight and see if dreams do come true. Take off $2.00. Landing $63.00 Your total cost is $65.00. Experience the sensation of flight and you too will realize” Man Was Ment To Fly”. Call Holly in the office at (330) 334-9921 to set up your flight. “Fly Skypark”
Our newest Solo Pilot is “J.B” Burns. JB soloed on 3-9-13 in N739BX. His instructor is Ryan Weber. JB is in our Monday Private Pilot Ground School Class and is energetic about flying. “Congrats” to him for this accomplishment and make sure you shake his hand when you see him. Ask him about his Medina Adventure on his ” First Solo “.