The Beech Aero Club (BAC) is sponsoring a fly-in in Hillsboro, Ohio
March 3, and would like to invite all Musketeer Mail members to be our
guests. If you've wondered what all the fuss is about with the Beech
Aero Club, here is a chance to find out!
GE requires all persons touring the Jet Engine Test Facility, to
submit their names prior to the tour. You may do so by sending me
your name and any guests name via Musketeer Mail.
We look forward to seeing you there!
East Central Region Ohio Fly-in, March 2-4, 2007.
Spring is around the corner, and to kick off the fly-in season. Dan
Kirby is hosting a fly-in at Hillsboro, Ohio (HOC) Friday, March 2nd,
through Sunday, March 4th, with rain dates of March 9th through March
11th. Events include a tour of the GE Jet Engine Test Facility and an
evening barbecue and bull session. Read more for details.
Here is the agenda so far, subject to change:
Friday March 2 (9).
Friday arrivals will meet for dinner, beverages, and swapping lies.
Transportation to hotel will be provided.
Saturday March 3 (10).
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at the hotel or on your own.
10:15-10:30 - Bus to Hangar 6. For Saturday arrivals, Hangar 6 is on
the field at Hillsboro (HOC).
10:15-11:45 - Tour of Hangar 6, an FAA-certified Repair Station that
specializes in post-accident airframe and power plant repair.
11:45-12:45 - Lunch at Hangar 6.
12:45-1:30 - Bus to General Electric
1:30-4:30 Tour of the General Electric Jet Engine Test Facility, where
they test the big airliner engines. Most testing is done in cool
weather, so hope for a cool, crisp CAVU day! If we are lucky, we might
get to watch them shoot recently deceased chickens into a running
engine to test the engine's ability to ingest a large bird in flight.
No chicken salad for lunch today! General Electric is a secure
facility, so all attendee's names must be submitted prior to the tour.
When signing up for the fly-in, include names of all attendees, so we
can submit them to GE. Persons not on the list will NOT be allowed on
4:30-5:15 Bus to Hangar 6
5:15-? - Barbecue, beverage and bull session at Hangar 6.
? - Bus to hotel
Sunday March 4 (11).
Breakfast on your own
Please sign up as a definite, probable or possible as soon as you can,
so we have an idea of how large the tour will be. If your status
changes, please let us know. Remember, We need names of all persons
touring the GE facility.
This event is sponsored by the East Central Region, but as always, BAC
members from all regions are invited (encouraged) to attend.
Hotel Information. Hotel accommodations in Hillsboro are somewhat
limited as the population is about 6000. The Days Inn is the hotel of
choice, with rooms starting at about $55.00. You can check it out at
www.daysinn.com, Hillsboro, Ohio; their phone number is 937-393-0299.
Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer series!
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