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WOW – Women of West Valley Flying Club

Flyout to Little River (LLR)

By:  Francesca Fambrough

The Women of West Valley (WOW) enjoyed a successful flyout to Little River last month on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  The morning began with an overcast sky condition but fortunately gave way to clearer skies as the marine layer burned off. 

Planes and pilots in attendance were: 

·       35583:  Sue Ballew and her students Monica Barrett, Peter Cohan and his wife Diane Cohan

·       698SP:  Bogdan Gorbanescu, Raluca Gorbanescu and Aditi Mishra

·       972TA:  John Jacob

·       5093K:  Mitch Walker

·       6236J:  Ana Uribe-Ruiz, Francesca Fambrough and Denise Kouzoujian

We took off, headed north and took in the beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore and the Mayacmas Mountains along the way.  As we approached LLR, we crossed over midfield to inspect the airfield and then prepared for our landing.  LLR is tucked into the woods just a few miles inland.  Once we all safely landed, we loaded up into a van provided by the airport for $20 per group and drove to the little coastal town of Mendocino.  In Mendocino, we had lunch at the Mendocino Hotel and took a leisurely tour on foot of this quaint little town.  The ocean views were breath-taking.  Once we were ready to go back, we called up the airport to requested a ride back.  We headed back to SQL and PAO about midday.  Depending upon the wind direction/velocity and departure/arrival airport, this trip took about 1.5 to 2.0 hours each way.  I highly recommend this destination to anyone looking to get away from it all for a day and hope to fly back there soon!


WOW – Woodland Watts Saturday Dec. 7th

Welcome to one of most popular Fly-Ins, Woodland Watts, on Saturday, December 7.

This is a pleasant trip between the Holidays while the weather still promises to be good. Lunch is across the lawn at the famous country club, the Yolo Fliers Club. Fly in at noon and meet at the tie-downs.

If you can join us, let me know wo we can make reservations at the restaurant.  Please RSVP to Sue Ballew at