In this issue:

Columns

Air to Ground
Antique Attic
The Big Sky
Hot Air & Wings
Sal's Law

Feature Stories:

Bill Barber Award
Doolittle Raiders
First Pax Blues
Litchfield Hills
Nose Art
Simulation Age
The Solar Chef
Virginia Seaplanes
Warren's Lobster House

Airshow News:

4th Annual Nat Bi-Plane
Jones Beach Show
Laconia Fly-in
What Sequestration???

Fun Stuff:

Smilin' Jack
Chicken Wings
Tailwind Traveller
Fly & Dine
Ballooning
Gliders

Flight Line:

Accomplishments
Learning to Fly

Litchfield Hills Aero Club

The Litchfield Hills Aero Club is based at Whelan Farms Airport, CT01 in Bethlehem CT. We have an active membership that includes professional, private pilots, retrieve crews and social members. Over the years the club has organized many flying and social events and looking to expand our membership base and introduce more people to the wonderful world of ballooning.

Getting involved in Ballooning

Many people see balloons flying and it seems like an unreachable activity. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even for a pilot it is not really any more expensive than any other hobby but you can get into ballooning at virtually no cost by crewing.

Pilots always need a team of enthusiastic crew of almost any age. Regular crew can be sure of being offered opportunities to fly in the balloon and it is a sport that can take you all over the world. Make it known at a meeting that you are interested in crewing and you will be fighting off the offers! Ballooning is an extremely sociable activity as crews typically involve three or four people and morning flights often end up in the local “greasy spoon” for breakfast.
The Litchfield Hills Aero Club welcomes anyone with an interest in ballooning to join the club. There are two levels of membership available depending on your involvement in the club. Social Membership is the basic membership for those who do not wish to use the Club balloon. Each member receives a copy of our monthly newsletter the Q-Vent full of news, stories and details of ballooning events around the country and abroad.

We also offer a Flying Membership with equity ownership in the club balloon for an additional fee which includes, 10 hours of flight instruction with one of the clubs flight instructors. The flying membership allows members to learn how to fly and earn their private pilot’s license. Once you earned your pilot certificate you are able schedule time and fly the club balloon.

New Member Meeting:
Sunday 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Whelan Farms Airport in (Hanger 3)
249 Hard Hill Road N
Bethlehem, CT 06751
RSVP: Mick Murphy 203-910-4955
or e-mail info@aerblarney.com