VMC Club First Meeting 

By Alexander Peña 


Greetings VMC Club Members,

Thank you for attending our Meet & Greet Oct. 3rd. It was nice meeting all of you, and I hope to see you at future VMC Club meetings. 

A special thank you to Chandler Air Service for their support, and for loaning us a CFI for the evening, as well as thank you to Forrest Murdoch for his time and experience. I hope I speak for all of us in attendance when I say that his contribution to our discussion was the highlight of the evening, and I am sure we all came away with something to remember should any of us ever be faced with a similar in-flight situation as he shared with us.

Our next meeting will be Nov. 7th, 6-7pm in the meeting room at the KCHD Terminal building, which was to be our inaugural event with special guest Radek Wyrzykowski, founder of the IMC/VMC Club program, and EAA Manager of Flight Proficiency in New York. Unfortunately Mr. Wyrzykowski will not be able to attend that date, and therefore we have rescheduled the inaugural meeting with his attendance to December 5th.We will still be meeting Nov. 7th, using our standard scenario meeting format.

Our club FaceBook page can be found at FB.ME/AZVMCCLUB. I also started an Instagram Page instagram.com/azvmcclub 

We also appreciate the support the Arizona Pilot’s Association is giving us in reaching out to their membership through their newsletter and calendar. Ask your friends to consider joining the APA as they advocate for GA in Arizona!

Thank you again for attending, and your participation. I hope you can make the commitment to attend on a monthly basis. 

Alexander Peña (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

EAA VMC Club Coordinator - EAA.org/VMCClub 



Our Spring Social at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek on Thursday, April 28th was loaded with fun, food, and lots of stories! We hosted sixty-eight pilots, spouses, aviation enthusiasts, and honored military people. Guests came from all over the Valley and even from Tucson. It was wonderful to see old friends chatting and new friendships forming. Tables were set with red, white, and blue flowers, toy and wind-up airplanes, flags, and more. APA President, Tommy Thomason, welcomed everyone and helped announce the winners of the Question Board Raffle. Two questions were posed and Question #1 had 6 correct answers. Tommy drew from these 6 and congratulations went out to Tim Greer for correctly answering the question of who founded the Arizona Air National Guard – Barry Goldwater. Tim and his wife Lynell took home a liter and a half of Maker’s Mark Bourbon as their prize. Question #2 had 3 correct answers and kudos to Robin Gerblick for her winning answer to the question of who owns the Gray Ghost – Tommy Thomason. Robin and her husband Jim walked away with a fifth of Glenfiddich Scotch. Way to go, Tim and Robin! The party went on well past our 7 pm ending time! It was a great way to welcome in the Double Circle Ranch Fly-In scheduled for April 29-30.

Organizers Susan Wearly and Mary James wish to thank Tommy and all of the APA staff for allowing them to run with their party planning and for helping. $140 was raised toward our Scholarship Program. We had a great showing of just how impressive the APA is as a volunteer organization.

Watch for news of a Fall social later this summer – this could be habit forming!!


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