Clearing the runway

January 21-22

Flight Instructor Renewal Course. The SSF will hold a FIRC for flight instructors and any other interested pilots.  The cost is a rather modest $150 which goes to the SSF to help defray the cost of hosting the event.  It will be at the Schaumburg Airport downstairs from Pilot Pete's.  We'll start at 0800 on Saturday.  You can sign up for the FIRC at the SSF Site www.SoaringSafety.org for more information or call me and I can help you get registered.

February 18

CGC Annual Dinner at Emmitt's Brewing Company on Main Street in Downers Grove.  Jeff Mack has done the preliminary work to make this event happen. The cost will be about $50 per person for a Salmon and Beef Buffett, as we have had in the past, with a cash bar.  We'll plan to start at 1830 and serve dinner at 1930.  RSVP with Jeff Mack.

February 21-25

SSA Convention in Reno, NV. The FIRC meets ahead of the Reno SSA Convention at the Atlantis Hotel and Convention Center.  The SSA convention will be on February 22-25, starting the evening of the 22nd with a Soaring Safety Foundation Seminar event and ending on the 25th with an Annual Awards Dinner.  You can see more information on the SSA Website SSA.org.

March 10-17

Seniors Soaring Championship at Seminole Lake, FL.  Don Kroesch, Mike Shakman and Ron Ridenour all plan to attend and represent the CGC.

April 15

CGC Safety Meeting. We will have our CGC annual Safety Seminar and Annual Meeting.  The Safety Seminar will start at 0900 and the Annual meeting will start after our Lunch break at about 1400.  If you have any ideas about topics that you would like to see presented during the Safety Seminar or Items of New Business for the annual meeting please call or email Ron Ridenour and I will be sure to include those items.