April 6, 2012
By Jill W. Tallman
Sugar Valley Airport in Mocksville, N.C., will dedicate a friendship fire circle at its spring fly-in/drive-in on April 21.
One of the first of dozens of fire circles to be created at small airports around the nation, Sugar Valley’s is intended to become a focal point for fellowship and recreational activities for visitors and residents. It was developed in partnership with the Honda Flying Club of Greensboro.
The airport has planned a full slate of activities, including a skydiving event, spot landing and “Bomb the Bismarck” contests, helicopter flights, Young Eagles flights, hay rides, and musical presentations. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m.; the dedication of the fire circle will be held at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the fly-in or to purchase a brick for the fire circle, see the website.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Steven Moore, executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association, died Oct. 27 when his Mooney crashed after takeoff at Boulder Municipal Airport in Denver.
Premier aerobatic pilot and GA supporter Sean D. Tucker will be honored at the Spreading Wings Gala at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver Nov. 15.
A touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn’t that what general aviation is all about?
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