Jul 17, 2019 – Eighteen UFO and Wright Brothers Master Pilots gathered at the Hangar Café at Ravalli County Airport (6S5) Hamilton, MT, which is about 40 miles south of Missoula. Ed Gonsalves and his wife put on this meeting. Several flew in and several drove in for the great lunch and get together in Hamilton. Bill and Rick Webber flew in in from Spokane, WA. John Sullivan, his wife Pat and daughter Julia came in from Annapolis, MD.
Bill and Nancy Werner flew in with John Casalegno from Kalispell in John’s 1956 Cessna 182 (N4966E) which happens to be Serial Number 000, Yes, the original first Cessna 182. John just spent 3 years tearing it down and fully restoring this beautiful bird. It is a true treasure and is museum ready, but we are so glad that John is flying our UFO members around in it. If you are interested in seeing the work that was done on this C182 go to http://sunglassflyers.com/.
During the meeting, Ed Gonsalves passed the mic around for all to tell their flying story, and then John Sullivan gave us a presentation on the UFO organization and how we keep it going. Bill Webber presented all UFO members with a copy of the minutes of the very first UFO meeting held on Nov 2, 1982. Bill wants all UFO members to remember the birthday of the UFO on Nov 2 and call or email a member on that day.