New Low-Altitude Air Tour Added To Events Schedule
The Bellanca-Champion Club tells ANN
the group's ninth-annual West Coast Fly-In is fast approaching. The
event is scheduled for June 6-8 in Columbia, CA.
The Fly-in Committee, chaired by John Sulley, is making
arrangements for the extremely popular and successful event. The
location is central to all states of the West, and offers an
excellent airport, a fine campground, nearby hotel/motel
facilities, and considerable historic interest.
During the three-day period, activities will be geared toward a
mix of flying, eating, education, and lots of time for socializing.
Representatives say the aim is maximize the fun and minimize the
Even non-Bellanca-flyers are welcome, the group adds. They hope
to attract lots of interesting airplanes -- from Champs to
Bellancas, to whatever guests fly in.
Non-members with an interest in Bellanca airplanes and the Club are
Several brand new Citabrias, Decathlons and Scouts will be
present, courtesy of Danny Smith Aviation LLC, the recently-named
American Champion Aircraft dealer for the Southwest. Among these
will be Bob Hannah's High Country Scouts with their huge wheels for
Spaghetti dinner on Friday and a steak dinner / meeting Saturday
evening are planned, as well as spot landing and flour bombing
contests. Several technical presentations and Owner Roundtables,
including the popular Walk the Walk airplane review, are scheduled
for Saturday. Advance Registration is strongly encouraged; forms,
lodging and other information are on the group's website, at the
FMI link below.
The Fly-In Committee also announced the second Gold Country Air
Tour -- an exciting tour of towns and historical sites around
Columbia. A lower-altitude tour has also been added by popular
Briefings for the Air Tour will begin at 3 pm on Friday, June 6.
Participants will receive maps and a guide to spotting local
historical sites such as Columbia State Historical Park, Sonora,
and Angels Camp from the air. The flight will last approximately
one hour and will end with the opening Friday night Spaghetti feed
at Columbia Airport.
The Bellanca-Champion Club, established in 1984, serves the
owners and enthusiasts of the Bellanca Cruisair, Cruisemaster,
Viking, Champion, Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, AviaBellanca
Skyrocket and derivative lines of aircraft with information,
publications, technical assistance.