99s Annual Christmas Party
We all gathered at Shugrue's Bridgeview room for our annual
Christmas party. The tables looked elegant with centerpieces
made by Pam Forrest. We had an hour to socialize before our
magnificent Shugrue's buffet of prime rib and lemon chicken, and
a wonderful tableful of desserts made by Valerie. Jeff Miller
provided the Christmas music throughout the evening and had us
up dancing after dinner. We had a very successful silent
auction, with gifts from local businesses including Desert Skies
Executive, Arizona West Coast Aviation, Havasu Seaplane Adventures, BiPlane rides at Havasu,
just to name a few...
Save the date for next year! We will again be at the
Bridgeview room on Dec 3rd, the first night of the annual Boat
Parade of Lights under the London Bridge.
Pancake Breakfast at D-2 Aero in Lake
We had beautiful weather and a great turn out for our Pancake
Breakfast on Sat Nov 14th. The Civil Air Patrol Cadets helped us
put on the breakfast and the money we raised with help with
their programs. We had a 50/50 raffle also and Austin Dane won!
Rio Colorado 99s go to the movies!
Sunday was much to windy for flying, so we all got together
to go see Amelia. Great movie!
Sherri was lucky enough to have the movie theater give us the
Amelia poster-come check it out in hangar 75. We've been busy
London Bridge Days Parade: We won first
place in the decorated vehicle category!
6th Annual Flying Poker Run: Jan 30th,
2010 Poker Run Registration at Desert Skies 8am-11am, lunch is
served 11am-1pm, FAA Safety Seminar on GPS at 1pm
click here for flyer
Catalina Fly Out Saturday July 18th
Mmmm...Buffalo Burgers and cool temperatures-a great
Women pilots from areas along the Colorado River are invited
to join the Rio Colorado 99s chapter. Membership is open to all
licensed women pilots.
Archives May 2009
Reno Air Races, Pancake Breakfast, London Bridge Days parade
Archives July 2009
Don, Shannon and Pam honored at the
International Forest of Friendship, Big Bear Fly-out, Painting
the compass rose at HII
Archives August 2009
Palms to Pines Air Race
Photo Album View
pictures of our events, fundraisers, and Fun
Congratulations to Melissa!
Melissa passed her written exam for Private Pilot on October
27th. Yeah, Melissa! We are so happy to have these new pilots in
On Dec 11, at the 99s Christmas party, Joe LaPlaca awarded
Melissa a $500 scholarship to use towards her Private Pilot
rating. Shannon and Sherri accepted the award for Melissa.
The Rio Colorado Chapter 99s is offering three different
scholarships in 2009. And Aviation Hall of Fame recipient Joe
LaPlaca is also offering a scholarship. The minimum requirements
for a scholarship are:
1. Written exam
2. Medical current.
3. Essay about yourself, your goals, why you
would like a scholarship, background about yourself, financial need if applicable.
4. Two letters of recommendation
The Rio Colorado Chapter looks at all aspects of
the applicant’s background, goals and need. The award will be given based on all criteria, so we
encourage all to apply.
Scholarship Winner Roxanne Cedor
In November 2009 we awarded a $1000 Scholarship to Roxanne
Cedor to use for her Private Pilot training. Congratulations to
Roxanne! We know she will be a wonderful asset to our group!
Mr Poggi Goes to Helicopter Class
Our 49 1/2, Don Poggi, started helicopter school
last week and had his first 10 hours of hovering instruction.
Don says controlling a helicopter is beyond description!