May 16, 2017 – Forty-one guests originally signed up for the NW Washington UFO and Wright Brothers Master Pilots meeting near Paine field (PAE) in Everett. The weather was very wet with a new pile of snow in the mountains. We had 6 cancellations, but by the beginning of the lunch, 6 extras showed up so it was a wash. Al Powers is our local man who organizes and helps plan all of the meetings in Everett. So lots of folks drove, including Don Fleck, a new member from Wenatchee, and Bill Webber from Spokane. Lunch was provided by the great folks at the culinary school, Sno-Isle Tech Center called the Le Bistro.
Randal Franke, a local Physician/AME, gave a great presentation on the new Basic Med program. He covered all the points and answered many questions. Jean Impouli from the FAA talked about the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and how to apply. Basil Debnekoff attended and was our oldest member there at age 95.