January 27, 2008
Another successful Chicago Aviation Meetup Group meeting is in the books. On Saturday I was joined by 12 other aviation enthusiast for lunch at Pilot Pete's restaurant at the Schaumburg Regional Airport. Poor weather prevent anyone from flying into the event and did not leave much to watch out the windows. Luckily the conversation was enjoyable.
The group was a well rounded group including pilots, an airline pilot, a kit plane builder, student pilots, an air traffic controller, prospective pilots and aviation enthusiasts. I had a great time chatting with others about their interests in aviation and their aviation experiences.
After lunch we visited Northwest Aviation the main fixed based operator at Schaumburg. Victor offered to take the group out on to the flightline to look at a few of their planes including a few Diamond Aircraft and a Piper Warrior. For many this was their first time being up close to a small general aviation aircraft Though, I have a feeling many will be back out to try flying one soon.
We all agreed to get together again next month with the specific event and location to be determined. If you are interested in joining visit out Meetup group page.
January 16, 2008
The next Chicago Aviation Meetup Group event has been scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2008. We will be meeting for lunch at Pilot Pete's located at Schaumburg Airport in the Chicago suburbs. So far it looks like we will have great turn out for this event.
Those who attended the last event had a great time checking out the control tower at Chicago Executive Airport.
Come join fellow aviation enthusiasts for lunch. We are trying to organize a tour of the flight line with one of the local fixed based operators as well. Visit the Chicago Aviation Meetup Group website today to R.S.V.P. for this event.