Spruce Creek Flying Club
The Spruce Creek Flying Club is open to all Spruce Creek residents.  Members of the flying club meet 6 months out of the year with featured guest speakers.

The Spruce Creek Flying Club is the sponsor of the Toy Parade for the past 28 years.  
This year’s date….. December 10, 2016.

For more information please contact Pat Ohlsson, 
Treasurer/Membership Chairman at 788-4991 or 761-8804.

Spruce Creek Flying Club
Next Meeting 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Happy Hour: 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Dinner: 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Guest Speaker: 7:15 PM
Speaker: Jack Tyler, Florida Liaison for the Recreational Aviation Foundation.
Topic: The Recreational Aviation Foundation

This should be an exciting presentation that will introduce us to some new and not so new fun airports. “The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) was founded by a group of Montana pilots who realized the threat of recreational airstrip closure was of national concern. The RAF is dedicated to preserving existing airstrips and actually creating new public-use recreational airstrips throughout the United States.”

Jack will present an introduction and an update on the RAF as it enters its second decade, both at the national level and also in Florida. Jack will also answer the audience’s questions about “preserving, maintaining and creating airstrips for recreational access”.

Jack, his wife Patricia and their son Devin received their pilot licenses in the 1980s at Albert Whitted Airport near St. Petersburg, FL, in a Grumman Traveler. Jack and Patricia took a break from flying from 2000-2011 while they sailed their ketch to 53 countries. They lived in Europe for 5 years, and ultimately sold their boat and lived in Brisbane Australia for a while. They now fly a Grumman Tiger out of KHEG (Herlong Recreational Airport) near Jacksonville, FL in the winter and KBZN, Bozeman, MT in the summer.

Please call Michelle at the Spruce Creek Country Club at (756-6116 X 10) for your dinner reservations ASAP. This is necessary for meal planning.

Please advise Michelle if you need a special meal.