DFW Lite Flyers and friends,
We are cooking up some upcoming events that will be a lot of fun. It’s been a while since we had any events, so here is what we have scheduled for the first part of spring through mid summer.
On Saturday May 21 we will have a fly-in event at Greg Ennis’s hangar at Propwash (16X). Get your planes ready for some fun, and those that don’t have a plane just come on and join us for a good time starting around 10:00. There will be precision flight exercises (spot landing and bomb drop), plenty of planes to look at and lot’s of good flying. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided by the club for competition pilots. We will accept a small food donation for the rest of us. Please bring a veggie side dish or desert if you can. Feel free to call Mellisa Ennis to coordinate the food at 817-919-6200. The Ennis Hangar is the second hangar on the east side of the strip at the north end. You will notice the activity. Com is 122.90 Identifier is 16X Propwash Airport. Details at: https://skyvector.com/airport/16X/Propwash-Airport
Not exactly a fly in, but Paul Wells, Robert Hoskins, and others are planning on going to Marble Falls for the 7th Annual Marble Falls Soapbox Classic Adult Soapbox Derbyin Historic Downtown Marble Falls, Texas Father’s Day Weekend June 17-19, 2016. It is something they have been doing for the last few years. They guarantee a really good time. They have both built several “hoopies” they call them. You can build one and race it yourself. For more information contact Paul at 817-293-6080 or email@example.com, and look over the Web site for all the details http://adultsoapboxderby.com/ Check out their Photo Gallery, and like they say, “Build it – Bring it – Race it”.
Sunday, July 24^th , we plan on having another fly-in social event at my place similar to the one we had in 2014. Again I would like some input as to what you would like to eat. We could grill burgers or even steaks plus a potluck etc. It most likely will be hot, so bring your bathing suit, games, and later in the day we plan on doing some target shooting for those that like that sort of thing. My strip is 750 feet long, and I will send out a map and picture from the air showing the runway. We have plenty of room to park your planes and vehicles.
On Saturday, October 1st, another event will be at Joncy Walden’s field near Mineral Wells. That is the same day as the “WUFL” World Ultralight Fly-In. Check that out. More information as we get near that date.
Bob Widmer, President
Welcome to the DFW Lite Flyers
Our club serves the Dallas, Fort Worth, and general North Texas sport flying community. The DFW Lite Flyers are a group of people bonded together by a love of light sport aviation. We are dedicated to the promotion of aviation safety. We encourage more education and improvement of personal flying skills by all members of the Ultralight and Light Sport aircraft community. We strive to promote growth in the hobby of sport aviation. We tailor our events to encourage participation not only by pilots but their family members as well.
We are directly affiliated with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) as club number 393. The interests of our club members range from Trikes, to Powered Parachutes, Light Sport Aircraft, Experimental Aircraft and of course Fixed-Wing Ultralights. Since the new Light-Sport aircraft and Sport Pilot rules have been implemented there has been a great deal of interest into this exciting area of sport aviation.
In general we have at least one flying event every month. These events feature good food, lots of flying and even better fellowship. Please check the calendar shown at the left of the page for our next meeting or flying event.
Currently we are accepting new members to our club, and encourage anyone to join. You can even join right now online! Club dues are $25.00 per year or $35 per year for a family membership. Additionally, our club also requires current EAA membership. Through the use of our website, meeting programs, and personal contacts, you can access the vast body of knowledge among our experienced members, builders, and pilots.
Please watch a short video illustrating one of our typical EAA Club Events