December PPA Update

From: Andy Z.
Sent on: Sunday, December 16, 2012 3:56 AM

Greetings, Pilots!

We're almost ready to wrap up another year!  It's time to set your flying goals for 2013 and get ready to tackle all the flying adventures you put off from 2012. 

Here's an overview of recent PPA activities- you'll find that there are quite a few things going on!

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The PPA has finished selecting photos for our 2013 wall calendar, and has ordered 25 of them.  The calendar has 13 photos all taken by and of PPA members doing what local pilots do.  The calendars will be available for view and sale at the next PPA General Meeting.  The calendars are only $10 each!  RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/aviation-194/events/91651802/
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The local EAA chapter has donated a Kolb aircraft to Dutchess Aviation for display in the Main Terminal.  Expect to see it in the next few months, hanging in the open area.
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It appears that POU Airport will be the recipient of a grant to allow the installation of a small solar farm next to Runway 7-25 this summer.  It will be non-reflective, and is projected to completely eliminate the County's electric bill, which can reach $60,000/year.  It should pay for itself in 5 years or less.
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Preparations are on for the 2014 Super Bowl.  Dutchess County Airport is set to become an integral airport feeding the Super Bowl attendance.  Expect a published arrival this year to KPOU.
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Bruce Cohen coordinated a collection for Hurricane Sandy victims, located in the Dutchess Terminal.  Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.
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The Annual PPA Holiday Party is coming up fast!  We need to have 50 confirmed, paid tickets to lock in the reservation by January 4th, 2013.  Please RSVP via the website!  You can pay via the Annual Holiday Party Meetup page, you can bring a check to the next General Meeting, or you can send a check to P.O. Box 162, Verbank, NY 12585.  RSVP here! http://www.meetup.com/aviation-194/events/87035562/
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Mike Wise has researched having the PPA Adopt a highway near the airport, and will be presenting the final information at the December General Meeting for discussion and a final vote.  Let us know what you think!
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The December 20th General Meeting will be packed with interesting news, updates, and happenings in and around KPOU.  In addition, there will be an Informational Topic presented via Powerpoint on Aircraft Engine Preheat.  It promises to be informative, and will help pilots of ANY experience level understand the preheat better, why its important, and will dispel common myths associated with cold weather weather heating.  RSVP here! http://www.meetup.com/aviation-194/events/91651802/
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Dutchess Aviation now has a Facebook Fan page!  Updates are sent out, sometimes hourly, on the happenings in and around the ramp at Dutchess County, as well as field conditions and other important field news.  THey have lots of photos and videos to share as well! http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Dutchess-Aviation/[masked]
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Do you know anyone that recently achieved a major milestone in their training, such as soloing, earnign a new certificate, or endorsement?  Send me their name and achievement and we will recognize them at the Dec 20th meeting!

Best wishes for the Holidays, from the PPA Leadership team to each and every member! 

Sincerely,
Andy Z.
President, PPA

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