Armed Forces Aero Club Kids
Discovery Flights 2010:On July 24th
nearly 70 children from various youth groups in San Diego were given a free
discovery flight! Photos of the event taken by Operations and Safety Officer,
Noel Talampas can be viewed here.
Video shot and edited by our club President, Pat Lawler can be viewed here.
Yuma Air show
March 2010:For our 6th consecutive year, AFAC was invited to
participate in the static displays for the MCAS Yuma Airshow.
Great hospitality by the MCAS personnel, tailwinds to the air show and back to
MYF, and great VFR weather all weekend made this a very memorable event! Photos
taken by Noel Talampas can be viewed here.
Christmas Party 2009:Our traditional event in December filled up the banquet room at Filippi�s Pizza Grotto in Mira Mesa, thanks to the very
generous hospitality of our own Steve Esqulin and his
�family� there! An abbreviated business meeting was followed by a wonderful
holiday buffet dinner and awards to the Borrego contest winners. The usual
high-spirited pirate gift exchange took place to put a great final touch on the
evening. Pictures of the festivities were taken by Noel Talampas and are postedhere.
Borrego Fly-In 2009: It was a blast! A number of members who are active
on Facebook have posted impressive pictures and video
clips there,some within seconds or minutes after they occurred... which
is one of its distinct advantages. To keep up - click on the Facebook logo above, then click on
the button to become a fan of AFAC! Public pictures taken by Noel Talampas
throughout the weekend are also postedhere.
Congratulations to the contest winners: Landings � Student Pilot � Phil
Grimm (Winning low score: 600)
� Private Pilot � Chris Martindell(Winning low score: 445)
� CFI Pilot � Howard
Jackson (Winning low score: 525) Bombing � Dave Piontek (Winning low score: 7 ft)
Miramar Air Show 2009: The Club again made its presence known on board
the base (our original home) with the newly painted Cardinal on display, and a
full complement of volunteers over the weekend to answer questions, promote the
Club, and enjoy the show � which featured the Canadian Snowbirds and an
exceptionally stunning Blues performance this year! Some 48 people entered our
free flight hour contest, over 80% of them indicating a desire for further
contact. Pictures by Noel Talampas from
the event featuring the Cardinal with new paint are now posted here.
The flight hour raffle drawing was held at the October Board Member meeting,
and the winner was Phil Webster. Congratulations!
you to all visitors and volunteers who stopped by our Static Display at the Air
Armed Forces Kids
Discovery Flights 2009: In July
70 children, mostly Boy and Girl Scouts, were given a free discovery flight and
a commemorative certificate! Member Noel Talampas took a large number of
professional quality photos throughout the day, which are posted and can be
Armed Forces Kids
Discovery Flights 2008:
Pictures from this event in July are posted in the Image Gallery.
KUSI Channel 9 News coverage of the event is posted on the Video Clips page
(see link above)
AFAC made the Sunday
paper front page in May 2007!�
Pictures are posted in the Image Gallery.
Full article with accompanying photo can be seen here.
We�re always looking
for new ideas and places to go for our social calendar... so if you have a
location of interest or have any other ideas please send them to email: