Chapter 170

San Luis Obispo, CA

The next meeting is Sunday, November 18 at 12:00

Jim Gregory, local author and retired high school teacher will present a program about World War II aviators from the central coast of California. Mr. Gregory has thoroughly researched this subject and is very knowledgeable about central coast aviation and
Jim Gregory, local author and retired high school teacher will present a program about World War II aviators from the central coast of California. Mr. Gregory has thoroughly researched this subject and is very knowledgeable about central coast aviation andJim Gregory, local author and retired high school teacher will present a program about World War II aviators from the central coast of California. Mr. Gregory has thoroughly researched this subject and is very knowledgeable about central coast aviation and
Jim Gregory, local author and retired high school teacher will present a program about World War II aviators from the central coast of California. Mr. Gregory has thoroughly researched this subject and is very knowledgeable about central coast aviation and
Jim Gregory, local author and retired high school teacher will present a program about World War II aviators from the central coast of California. Mr. Gregory has thoroughly researched this subject and is very knowledgeable about central coast aviation and
Jim Gregory, local author and retired high school teacher will present a program about World War II aviators from the central coast of California. Mr. Gregory has thoroughly researched this subject and is very knowledgeable about central coast aviation and
This month we have a special treat in store for you. We are going to visit Bob DeVries' hangar to see his meticulously restored Ryan STM-2. Bob spent several years restoring this plane and it's really beautiful. It probably didn't look this good when it was brand new. If memory serves me, this plane was to be used by the Dutch military as a trainer just prior to WWII. During the war, it was hidden from the Japanese to prevent them from using it.

Bob eventually found it abandoned at an airport in the Philippines and began the lengthy process of getting back to the states. I'll let Bob fill in all the missing details as he has painstakingly researched its entire history and certainly knows it better than I do. On Saturday the 15th, we'll gather at Paul's hangar and later we'll walk on over to Bob's to see the airplane.
Jim Ratichek will talk about his months-long upgrade of the panel in his Lancair. He made a new panel to fit the PFDs, ran hundreds of wires to monitor and control everything, and made hundreds of splices to connect them. After months of the planning and many more months to install, Jim is in the final stages of testing and will be telling us all about it at this month’s meeting.

See you there. 

 

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