Club Member Elected To Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame
From the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame Website:
Saturday, June 28, 2003
Six Named to Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame
Six Delawareans, including the first female commander of the state’s Civil Air Patrol wing, have been elected to the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame (DAHF).
They will be inducted Oct. 11 at the organization’s annual honors banquet at Clayton Hall at the University of Delaware.
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George Robert (Bob) Veazey, Sr., Wilmington, 72-mission jet fighter pilot in the Korean War and subsequently project engineer and product line manager for All American Engineering. He led design improvements in runway and carrier arresting gear and development of systems for mid-air retrieval of satellites, helicopter mid-air recovery of drone reconnaissance aircraft, pilot rescue and unmanned vehicle launch and recovery. In retirement, Veazey is consultant to Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation (successor to All American), NASA and other agencies.
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Congratulations, Bob, on a well-deserved honor!
From the Weiss House
Added to the already-reported success of Warbirds was the equally-successful East Coast Hirobo Cup. Given the adverse weather conditions we have endured this year it is amazing that even one major event could be celebrated, let alone two! Both were successful largely through the hard work of numerous volunteers as well as a numerous other contributions by others. The current compilation of volunteers and contributors stands at 95 and is expected to climb as we comb all our lists. The press coverage we have and will be receiving relative to these events has been outstanding; once again SKS Video Productions has created a magnificent video of Warbirds. Our Club, through your efforts, continues to be recognized, far more than most other clubs, as a leader in the r/c aviation community.
As I reported in our last newsletter, your Board has decided to establish an annual "Volunteers Appreciation Day" to recognize the contributions of so many of its members and supporters. The date has been selected as Sunday, October 5, 2003. On that day the field will be reserved only for volunteers and their families to fly, share in some tasty food, and celebrate their accomplishments. The field will be closed to all other members and non-members who fly at Lums Pond. Volunteers and contributors from all our events in 2003 will be personally invited by the Board.
Your Board has been discussing the Club’s course of action for the months and years ahead. One area where we feel we are weak is that of training services. For many years now the burden of training has fallen primarily upon one individual, Mike Hudak. The need for additional trainers has been frequently expressed but only minimally resolved. While many of our members are more than willing to help out if they are at the field and someone asks for help, far too many student pilots find themselves waiting for hours or even going home without being able to have a lesson. In the near term, the Board will be actively seeking a solution to this need. Your suggestions are welcomed; please send e-mail, write, phone, or catch one of us at the Club meetings or at the field.
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