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Flying Cloud Air Tour 2017

Thirty-two planes...71 people...Get ready for takeoff!

 

October 1, 2017

Photo courtesy of Kristie Derendinger

Flying Cloud Airport

This year’s Flying Cloud Air Tour took participants to Park Falls Airport, right next to the Country Club where the event’s activity was a friendly golf competition. Congratulations are in order for the golf winners: Scott Johnson (long drive), James Hennen (best wedge), and Aaron Becker (crosswind influenced ball placement).

Photo Courtesy of Kristie Derendinger

Flying Cloud Airport

Folks then flew on to Phillips, Wisconsin Airport for lunch at the Harbor View Restaurant, next to the airport and seaplane base.

Flying Cloud Air Tour organizer, Ben McQuillan sent out the following note to participants of the September 2017 event.

“Thanks to all of our outstanding pilots. Expertly safe, expertly skilled flying. Kristie Derendinger for another year of terriic shirts and logo design, Hiroshi Takeuchi for tech and safety briefing support, Merle and his men for prepping our meeting ground, Bill Bittmann and Paul Schnacky for helping with the marshaling madness at FCM, Alan Thiel for marshaling at PBH Peter Gabrail for his aviation ambassadorship in giving one of our golf attendants her first plane ride ever! Great job!”

 

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