2013 CalPilots Annual Meeting – Huge Success!

SLO Annual MeetingThe 2013 California Pilots Association Annual Meeting was held on October 18-19th at the San Luis Jet Center Jet Center.

The California Pilots Association (CalPilots) held its business meeting Saturday morning followed by Mike Jesch of the Fullerton Airport Pilots Association, a chapter of CalPIlots. Mike discussed the revitalization of the previously dormant association at Fullerton

The meeting speakers were made up of a list of “who’s who”. Judy Phelps 2011 National CFI, provided an excellent presentation on stalls and spins, John Kounis from Pilot Getaways Magazine provided an outstanding presentation on unique airports around the west, AOPA’s Vice-President of Airport Advocacy Bill Dunn provided an update and spoke on protecting our airports, General Aviation News writer and GA Advocate/Cheerleader Jamie Beckett provided inspiration on supporting GA and Rod Machado was his usual entertaining self.

The California Pilots Association is very grateful to Bill Borgsmiller, owner of the San Luis Jet Center for allowing us the use of his company’s beautiful hangar for three days and Bill’s wonderful staff who assisted our attendees with hotels and other information.

When in the area, CalPIlots encourages a stop at the San Luis Jet Center for all of your aviation needs. They are the definition of a general aviation business partner and deserve our support.

San Luis Obispo area Central Coast Smokers provided exceptional food for Friday night’s dinner, and Saturday’s lunch. Friday night ended with entertainment from The San Luis Jazz Band headed up by CalPilots’ own VP Region3 Mitch Latting.

As a special treat on Friday night the excellent local Tolosa Winery provided tasting.

CalPilots Region 3 Co-VP’s, and Friends of Oceano founders, Mitch Latting and Jolie Lucas did a magnificent job planning this biggest and most successful annual meeting and event in our history! We also want to acknowledge all of the local people whose set-up tear down help was so important in the meeting’s success.

We have more surprises in mind for next year. We hope to see even more of you there.