Ohio Spring/Summer Fly-In/Drive-In

Event Start Date:
May 23, 2019
Event End Date:
May 23, 2019
Event Venue:
Grimes Field Airport Cafe

Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019

11:00am – 3:00pm
Grimes Field Airport Cafe
1636 N Main St
Urbana, OH 43078
(937) 652-2010
Organizer: Ev Lake
Email: ea.lake@twc.com
Phone: (937) 433-8009

The next Ohio UFO Spring/Summer Fly-In/Drive-In is scheduled for Thursday 23 May at the Grimes – Urbana, OH Airport (I74). (Ref: https://www.airnav.com/airport/I74) All UFO members are invited to attend. Please contact Everett (Ev) Lake no later than 21 May 2019 if you plan to attend to be certain of a ‘seat at the table’. Ev may be reached at 937-433-8009, ea.lake@twc.com, or at 1982 Waterstone Blvd, Condo 103, Miamisburg, OH 45342-0526.

UFO members will meet in the east dining room of the Airport Cafe at 11:00 AM eastern time for fellowship and a short meeting. Lunch is on your own from the menu. Doug Hall, the restaurant owner, has reserved the room for members of the UFO.

The Airport Cafe at I74 has received several very good reviews on the TripAdvisor site: http://bit.ly/2TzcDpt

After lunch (~1:30 PM), UFO members can enjoy a tour of the Champaign County Aviation Museum (https://www.champaignaviationmuseum.org/) located on the I74airport. There you’ll see the progress made toward building a restored, airworthy B- 17 from four that had crashed. You may recall that after our 2018 meeting we saw that much of the B-17 fuselage had been restored. That work has continued. Recently restoration the right wing has begun. UFO members will find interesting the creative and skilled workmanship used in restoration of parts and in fabrication of new parts ‘from scratch’.

Recent additions to the museum since the UFO’s last Urbana I74 meeting are a Culver Cadet, a Grumman C-1 Trader, and a Ranger engine (designed for inverted installations in some Fairchild F-24 and other aircraft).

Members that plan to drive may find the website at http://bit.ly/2SOWDeT to be helpful.

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