Cascade Warbirds - Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Membership
08 October 2016 - Museum of Flight, Seattle

The CO called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM. There were 56 members and guests in attendance. The following occurred:

Guests were welcomed, new members were introduced, and veterans were recognized.

The CO make a few introductory remarks.

Dave gave a brief review of the season’s activities.

Pete said a few words about the Scholarship Program.

Fred mentioned a couple finance-related items.

AOPA had expressed their appreciation with the squadron’s assistance at their Fly-In in Bremerton by presenting us with a large framed certificate. That certificate was passed on to Paul Youman for his hard work and dedication at the event.

Dr. Jean Mpouli, FAA FAST Team representative was introduced. He proceeded to award the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to member Dan Barry. This was in recognition of Dan’s more than 50 years of accident- and incident-free flying, both in the civilian and military worlds. He also recognized Joyce Barry for her support of Dan.

Dave introduced Adm. William “Bill” Newman, USN-Ret, who was an A-4 pilot in Vietnam and was also CO of the Blue Angels in ’78 and ’79. The admiral engaged us with details on what was entailed in flying with and leading the Blues. We learned some of the tricks they employed to make their performances so visually stunning and enjoyable.

Ron closed by noting that the Board would meet after lunch and invited interesting folks to attend.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:20.

For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth