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Marin 99s meet in person on 4-24 (COVID style)

Last Saturday’s Marin 99s meeting was a breathe of fresh air in more ways than one!  It was great to be able to get together, albeit with Sue’s hangar door open and our chairs spread out. It was slightly on the breezy and noisy side, but the sound of activity at our airport is great.  In attendance:  Rita Merker, Alyssa Abbey, Barbara O’Grady, Val Westen, Elaine Enochs, Margy Boyle, her friend Ali, our new member Jill Seman and your fearless leader, Sue.   Barbara and Sue brought up the project Gnoss Field Community Association is working on to promote general aviation and particularly Gnoss Field.  We will be reaching out to interview individuals who have benefited from one of the many volunteer organizations that fly out of Gnoss Field for inclusion in our website material. 

Our next meeting will be May 22 at 10 a.m. – 12 noon +/-.   Depending on where the county is with our restrictions, it might be another open hangar meeting, but pot luck next time.  Marin is right on the edge of going to the yellow tier. 

For now, wishing you happy days and good health.  We are also wishing Marielle a speedy recovery.

Marin 99s meet for the first time in over a year in person!!

Val Westen makes her best landing ever at Trinity Center

Marin 99 Val Westen and her partner, Dan Bedford, flew up to Trinity Center last month. She claims her landing in their 182 was her best ever. Good job, Val! Looks like it was a beautiful day to fly up in the Trinity area for a picnic in the grass.

Marielle Coeytaux delivers vests for CalDART

Marin 99 Marielle Coeytaux was asked by the President of CalDART to coordinate the distribution of vests for DART ground crew volunteers to all the Northern California DART Operators.

Marielle and Bob Edwards made the rounds on Sunday, Feb. 28 (in his slick Cirrus) to drop them off at the various airports.  Their 5 hour itinerary was 2o3-CCR-E16-PAO-HAF-2o3. The weather was a little bumpy but beautiful.  It turned out to be a perfect opportunity for Marielle to meet other DART leaders who were there to greet them as they arrived with the vests.    Marielle says:  “Gosh, I love the aviation community!”  Yes, we agree, Marielle!!  We do, too and thank you for your volunteer work with CalDART!!

Alyssa Abbey now has her own 182 RG!!

Our Marin 99 Alyssa Abbey and her partner, Dan, are the new proud owners of a 182 RG. They will be flying it home from Texas to Gnoss Field where she will be parking it in her new hangar!! Congratulations Alyssa and Dan and have a wonderful flight!

Gretchen Kah Solos in Cessna 172 Today!!

Gretchen passed on this wonderful news to us today. She is working with Mike Smith out of Napa. She says he is great! You go, girl!!