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 12, 2015.

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

Spruce Creek Flying Club
Next Meeting
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Our next dinner meeting will be Wed. Feb. 18, 2015. 
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. If you are not a SCCC member please bring her a check for $25.00 per person in advance. Please advise the Country Club if you need a special meal.

Happy Hour: 5:30 - 6:15 PM 
Dinner: 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Guest Speaker: 7:15 PM 
Speaker: Herb Wiehl

Topic: A "Solar Orbiter" Satellite
The European Space Agency (ESA) is building a scientific satellite called “Solar Orbiter”. This satellite carries a number of scientific instruments to study the solar environment ranging from solar wind to X-rays emitted during solar flares. The Solar Orbiter’s trajectory will take it very close to the sun. Among the experiments onboard the Solar Orbiter is a Swiss instrument called STIX. A brief summary of solar flares, the satellite’s trajectory and the STIX instruments will be presented by Herb who is involved with the Swiss experiment.
Herb Wiehl received his PhD in Physics from the University of Bern, Switzerland. His research topic was Solar Physics. As a postdoc he worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). After returning to Switzerland Herb continued his research at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and started a teaching career.

Herb is a glider pilot and then changed to single engine aircraft operation. For many years he flew as a commercial pilot for a small airline in Switzerland, taking passengers to the Alps.
He and his wife Ursula are long time, snowbird residents, of Spruce Creek.