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Steve Blonstein, General Manager WVFC

Things to celebrate!

Saturday August 17th was our first WVFC Summer Country Carnival.  The entire parking lot outside the PAO clubhouse was transformed into a magical carnival atmosphere.  There were games, a bounce house, a huge inflatable obstacle course, and a petting zoo that even had an alpaca.  There was a great turnout and the weather was just right.  The food was delicious (thanks to the BBQ team), the music and dancing were lively and fun, and the members and their families got to dunk their favorite staff members.  All proceeds from the ticket sales went toward our two scholarship funds for Gianni and Lorne.  Towards the end of the event, a raffle was held to give away some headset bags (thanks to Faro Aviation), some Lake County wine (thanks to our DJ, Glenn), and the ultimate prize, an iPad Mini (thanks to a generous donation from board member Bob Johnson).  More than 50% of the event was funded by our generous sponsors, and we would like to thank them again for making the day possible.  Hopefully, we will be able to repeat the event next year and make it even better.  I want to extend a special thanks to Noelle Flaker and Ashley Porath who put in an incredible amount of time and effort to make it all happen.

There is one more thing to celebrate this month. It is free G1000 SIM time at San Carlos!  The owner of the SIM has generously offered to match the arrangement on the same SIM that we have at Palo Alto.  The offer is to allow each and every regular member one free hour each month on the San Carlos G1000 SIM (named SIM2G1 on Schedule Master).  Free hours cannot be accumulated.  Sessions of more than one hour should be broken down into two line items, the free “promo” hour and the remainder being charged at the regular rate.  We are very excited to be able to offer this unique capability as it clearly gives the WVFC membership a unique advantage over other clubs and operations in the local area.  The value of the free hour equates to approximately the cost of a month’s membership dues.  Please take advantage of this fantastic offer and keep the SQL G1000 SIM as busy as possible.

Fly (and SIM) Safely