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Today was the November meeting of MAAG hosted by Earl Long and Vicky at Dead Cow International Airport in Wichita.  Spaghetti was the main course with various sides and deserts.  The meeting notice had suggested to also bring something to drink, and there ended up being a good variety.

Just short of 40 folks attended, along with a few airports dogs. Yesterday was Earl's birthday, so he was serenaded to "Happy Birthday."  A few planes braved the cold winds as seen below.  It is about 35 degrees colder today compared to yesterday!

The main focus of business was the Christmas Party.  It will be December 15 at 6:00 PM at Stearman Field Bar and Grill.  It will be a buffet for about $17.  An e-mail has already gone out, but we will need a headcount by December 10.  Watch for future e-mails and plan on bringing a friend.

Note the engine heat retention device
in John Kliewer's Cessna 140

Spence Atha's Navion

Jim Wiebe with a gift for Earl


Lots of hangar flying while everyone enjoys lunch.

Happy Birthday Earl!

Phil Ciholas' Commanche on departure from Dead Cow