April 2022

The April meeting fell on a holiday so we combined our meeting with the Mustang Flying Club meeting and flew a bunch of Cal Poly kids. Dan and Carl brought their planes to show off..

Carl’s Maule

This was a hit with the kids. Carl spent lots of time talking about fuel burn and taking the plane to places like Sedona to go biking.

Carl’s Maule

Dan’ Seebee

Dan Hutchinson talked about the history of his 1947 Republic RC-3 and a lot about how he got into seaplane flying.



Lots of kids got rides.

Mustang Flying Club 1

Mustang Flying Club 2

Mustang Flying Club 3

NASA’s SOFIA is nearing end of life.

After eight years of operation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is soon to retire a unique piece of equipment and aviation history. NASA’s Boeing 747SP-based Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) flying telescope will be retired this year. Jalopnik has the story.