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Highlights of June 2003

 

Penny a Pound

On June 14th, Jon flew in Penny-a-Pound, an event sponsored by the Petaluma Area Pilot's Association - a fund raiser and public relations event for the Petaluma Airport. 
 



The first step in this process is to pay a flat entry fee plus a penny per pound of your actual weight.  Since each plane must balance its load according to passenger weight and available fuel, this gives the pilots the necessary information that they need for doing their job. 




The ride takes approximately one half hour from loading, runway taxi, lift off, flight and return to unload.  There were approximately 13 planes running from 10-2pm carrying an average of 3 passengers per trip. Jon made 10 sorties during his non-stop four hours. 












 

Bay Tour with Rich, Tom, and Laurie

Jon took his friend Rich and Rich's children Laurie and Tom for a Bay Tour. Rich, Tom, and Laurie are from Chicago, so the mountains and bay were a novelty.

Tom and Laurie

The Rock
Turning over the PresidioLaurie
Copilot Tom
 

Dinner with Leslie and Gordon

In celebration of our June birthdays, Leslie prepared dinner for her friends: Gordon, Jon and me on Sunday June 15th. We enjoyed great company, wine, and food.




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