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Please read the statement on our COVID-19 precautions below

     Our chapter was forced to cancel a number of meetings in 2020, and again in 2021, due to conditions and restrictions forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor McMaster and SCDHEC have provided COVID-19 guidance to all South Carolinians regarding restrictions during the pandemic.  EAA has also provided guidance to EAA chapters. Click here to view that EAA guidance. Fortunately, the governor's orders have not been overly restrictive thus far. Most SC businesses and organizations can now open/operate as long as certain PRECAUTIONS are taken. Consequently, we will do our best to abide by those precautions. The Governor's Executive Orders are full of legal terms and hard to follow, but SCDHEC has published a simplified list of recommended precautions on their website. Click here to see view the SCDHEC guidelines. Here's where you can find the CDC guidelines. Those guidelines are constantly changing, so please keep abreast of them.

     As you know, COVID-19 is a very serious disease, so your attendance at this meeting is ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY. If you are fearful of catching the virus, then we'll understand if you decide not to come.
If you are sick in any way, we request that you please DO NOT COME. If you have any type of underlying health condition(s), we suggest that you consider whether or not you really should come. However, with most of us having been vaccinated, the degree of vulnerablity has lessened substantially, so if you are tired of being stuck at home, this is an excellent opportunity to socialize with your like-minded aviation friends. Also, it's very important to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING and to WASH YOUR HANDS often. Those safety measures are intended as much, if not moreso, for the protection of others as for yourself. At least 6 feet is the recommended social distance between individuals.

     Thank you all for for your cooperation and understanding of our predicament during these challenging times. It's the only way we can reasonably and safely resume our chapter activities. State and local regulations are constantly changing, so if there are further restrictions, we may have to curtail our chapter meetings.

Next Meeting - Gilbert International Airpark (SC45) - October 17th, 2021 - 12:00 to 4:00pm EDT


Click the image above to view details about our upcoming Chapter Fall Fly-in on November 6th, 2021

     Our next chapter meeting is planned for Sunday, October 17th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 4:00pm EDT at Ron Angerman's hangar at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45). Again, we thank Ron and Angela for their hospitality in allowing us to use their very nice hangar for the meeting. The general format for our meetings is as follows. Obviously, specific times may vary.

                                                    TIME                                     ACTIVITY
                                                  12:00pm - 1:00pm: Members and guests start arriving, socializing & setting up food
 
                                                   1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch is served.
                                                    2:00pm - 2:30pm: Business, information, discussions
                                                    2:30pm - 3:00pm: Presentation (If any)
                                                    3:00pm - 4:00pm: Members & guests depart; possible VMC meeting

     We plan to have a luncheon starting around 1:00pm EDT. Today's luncheon menu will be oriented around "pasta dishes", along with supporting dishes, desserts, tea, soft drinks, and other beverages. If you can bring something, please let Randy know, and he'll add it to the menu below.  Check back here periodically for updates.

     We'll start our business/information meeting around 2:00pm EDT. The primary emphasis of today's meeting will be progress reports on and finalization of any remaining details related to our chapter Fall Fly-in on Saturday, November 6th, 2020. The alternate rain date is Saturday, November 13th, same hours. Individual responsibilities and assignments have been discussed at length in our past two monthly chapter meetings. If you have any final questions, recommendations, or concerns regarding the fly-in, come prepared to discuss them. EAA has approved our chapter liability insurance for this event. Randy has posted events on the EAA and SocialFlight websites for the fly-in. He has also requested that EAA send out a "ChapterBlast" for the fly-in, which EAA plans to send out on Tuesday, October 26th to all EAA members within about a 75-mile radius of Gilbert International Airpark.

     NOTICE: Debbie Hardy and Debbie Philbin, our Food Coordinators for the Fall Fly-in on November 6th, would like to meet with TTF members (ladies, and guys too) just after the business meeting (probably around 3:00pm) to finalize the fly-in menu and what dish(es) you might be able to bring and/or other assistance they may need. Please plan to attend.

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Lunch Menu

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Spaghetti & Meat Sauce- Libby & Randy Berry
Spaghetti & Meatballs (3 crockpots - 1 Italian, 2 Regular) - Jim Streeter
Cheese Manicotti - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Chicken Alfredo & Penne Pasta - Linda & Jim Matthews
Tossed Salad & Italian Dressing - Libby & Randy Berry
Salad & Dressing - Kim & Eddie Brennan
Salad & couple of dressings - Linda & Jim Matthews
Roasted Broccoli & Califlower - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Bread - Debra & Dave Hardy
Cherry Yum Yum - Libby & Randy Berry
Pumpkin Spice Loaf Cake with Creme Cheese Frosting - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Glazed Lemon Cake - Libby & Randy Berry
A Dessert - Debra & Dave Hardy
Diet Sweet Tea - Libby & Randy Berry
Unsweet Tea & Diet Coke - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Tea - Linda & Jim Matthews
Cokes - Debra & Dave Hardy
Ice (40 lbs) - Randy & Libby Berry

Tea & Other Beverages (could use more) - Anyone?
Additional Salad Dressings - Anyone?
More Desserts - Anyone?

Legend
Green - Volunteered to provide
Gray - Unconfirmed, but probably

Red - Need volunteers
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Upcoming Aviation Events

All chapter meeting dates are on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.
All chapter activities, dates, times and locations are tentative and subject to change.
Date(s) Description Time(s) Location Click for More
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Dates & Locations
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October 2-9, 2021 Nall in the Fall Daylight Hours Each Day Triple Tree Aerodrome Right Arrow
October 17th, 2021 Next TTF Meeting 12pm - 4pm Gilbert International Airpark (SC45), Ron's Hangar Right Arrow
See the Triple Tree Website Triple Tree Aerodrome Events constantly changing due to COVID-19. Click the red arrow to check their website (www.tta.aero) Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) Right Arrow
April 5-10, 2022 Sun-N-Fun Expo 2022 All Day, Each Day Lakeland-Linder Airport, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) Right Arrow
July 25-31, 2022 AirVenture 2022 All Day, Each Day Wittman Regional Airport
Oshkosh, WI (KOSH)
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Green = Planned Chapter Meeting
Brown = Holiday (or) Other Event
Light Gray = Already Held