Cascade Warbirds, Minutes of the Meeting       14 October 2017, Museum of Flight, Seattle

The XO called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM.  There were 40 members and guests in attendance. 

New members and guests were introduced and welcomed. Ed Rombauer was welcomed back.

Dave mentioned that January was our Annual Meeting and that we were looking for volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee

Fred mentioned he was accepting 2018 and future dues as well as deposits for our Reno race boxes.  He also mentioned that the dinner party would be held on 9 Dec at the Red Lion in Renton and that he would send out a survey request in the next several days.

Smokey reported that several area pilots, both members and non-members had gotten together last spring for a formation training clinic.  He expects to conduct another in 2018.

Dan reported on the success of the B-17 tour stop at Olympia this season and on the hope that next year will see the return to Boeing Field.

Pete mentioned that there were some accommodation issues at AWO this past year and he wanted to know what attendees desired during their stay, as in restaurants, lounges, etc.

Kent M. reported that our recent $1,000 donation to the museumís education program had resulted in our mention on the Wall of Honor in the Personal Courage Wing.

Kent Johnson, our featured speaker, a retired Naval Aviator and retired airline captain, led us through his aviation career by way of the aircraft he trained in, flew professionally, and owned and flew in retirement.

Dave gave an overview of our flying season, asked for volunteers for the Mount Tahoma Flyover, and also asked for volunteers for our featured speakers and KYWB presenters.

Dan Barry, retired Air Force pilot and our KYWB presenter, led us through the history of his L-3 and contrasted it with a couple of his military rides, to include the F-105.

No-host luncheon follows and Dave invited anyone interested to attend the board meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:15.


For the Squadron


Fred C Smyth