January 27, 2008

Chicago Aviation Meetup Groups Meets at Pilot Pete's

meetup_schaumburg2.jpgAnother 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.

Posted by at January 27, 2008 1:44 PM

I am glad you all had a great time. I am completely bummed out that I couldn't make it. But I will try next time around (bummed out - archaic term used by 60s kids who, in their old age realize again how totally awesome the term sounds today!).

I've passed this along to my brohter-in-law as well who is a future student pilot.

Rob Mark

Posted by: Rob Mark at January 27, 2008 5:48 PM | Reply

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