May 20, 2017 – On Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, there were ten UFO members and assorted wives, friends and UFO wannabe’s who showed up for the first ever Tri-State (FL, AL, GA) Regional meeting at Marianna Florida. The venue was a former AFB Base (Graham Air Base) and was held in conjunction with the 70th annual Armed Forces Day Fly In. Coincidentally, the event organizer, Retired General Jim Hart (who is the recently appointed Area Representative for Northern Florida), was born on the land now occupied by the Marianna Municipal Airport. The noon meeting on Saturday was preceded on Friday evening by an FAA FAAST presentation on BasicMed. Then on Saturday there was an encore presentation by the FAA spokesman for those who were unable to attend the earlier meeting. Plans are already underway for the Second Annual Friendship Meeting on May 19, 2018. Mark your calendars now for what will surely be an even better event.