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Meeting Minutes from the January 14th, 2006 General Membership Meeting

  Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2

14 January 2006, Museum of Flight, Seattle

The CO called the meeting to order at 1010 hours. There were 36 members and guests in attendance.

1 - Announcements of general interest were made.

2 - Dave presented the annual EAA service awards to officers in attendance.

3 - Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, President and CEO of The Museum of Flight, was introduced and she made welcoming remarks to the Squadron.

4 - Dave discussed the new P-51 Prohibited Airspace and cautioned pilots not to violate it.

5 - Fred reported on the success of the recent Christmas dinner party. A show of hands indicated the Squadron desired to return to River's Edge in 2006. He then updated all on the need to pay 2006 dues, on the availability of 2006 Reno race tickets, and the availability of squadron regalia.

6. - Dave then
Presented the remainder of the 2005 Christmas "awards".
Mentioned the list of local warbirds for sale.
Told us that Aluminum Overcast would return this May, 25 - 29, and that Doug Owens would again 
act as tour stop coordinator.
That NWOC 2006 would be held in Orlando, 23 - 26 February
That NWCAS would be held the weekend of 10 and 11 February
That NW Aviation Expo would be held in Puyallup 10 and 11 February.

7 - Ed's Safety Minute was on making mistakes. He pointed out that we all make mistakes when flying, so the secret is to make certain the mistakes we make are of the non-fatal variety.

8 - Our guest speaker was Phil Mack, 8th Air Force B-17 command pilot and veteran of 25 combat missions. He spoke about his assignment in the development of guided bombs. At the conclusion of his talk, he was accorded Honorary membership in the Squadron.

9 - In our Know Your Warbirds segment, Greg Anders presented the A-10 Warthog and gave a fascinating account of his deployment to Iraq with that weapon system.

10 - Dave introduced the summer flying season, to wit: Tulip Festival in April, Qualicum Beach, CWB Days and B-17 in May. And the Heritage Flight Museum, Bellingham, has their Open House the third Saturday of every month.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:55 and members broke for lunch.

For the Squadron

Fred C. Smyth
Adjutant/Finance Officer
 
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