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2015 BBQ on the River Fly-In

BBQ fly-in 2015 posterJoin us for the popular BBQ on the River Fly-In on August 15th, 2015 (Saturday) from 7am-2pm. The Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association will be serving a pancake breakfast, and a barbeque lunch will follow. This fly-in usually averages around 70 aircraft in attendance, making it one of the largest single-day fly-ins in the state. There are usually a large number of classic and antique aircraft in attendance. In addition, NW MO AAA members will be giving plane rides to kids. Please note this is done on a first-come, first-served basis – we will start rides around 9am, weather permitting. Sign-ups will be in the office area at the desk.

Here’s the airnav info for 3EX: http://www.airnav.com/airport/3EX
Parallel grass is in great shape for you taildragger folks that prefer it to pavement. Pilots, please keep eyes peeled for the kids’ flights after 9am, monitor and make proper announcements on the airport CTAF, 122.7.

Hope to see you there!

You can download our PDF flyer for printing at this link: http://www.thenew3ex.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BBQ-fly-in-2015-poster.pdf

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2nd fly-in of 2015 is on the schedule – and mark your calendars for our BBQ fly-in!

Our June pancake breakfast, though still successful, was a complete rainout, and storms through the duration of the fly-in kept any planes from making it in. So, we are trying it again in July! Please plan on attending our July 11th (Saturday) pancake breakfast at the airport from 7:30 to 10:30am. This fly-in will again benefit the Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association’s annual scholarship. (If you know of a college student or high school senior entering college to study a degree in an aviation-related field, please contact us for an application! Applications are due July 15th and the scholarship will be presented at the Barbeque on the River Fly-In August 15th.)

Fly-in or drive-in, all are welcome at the pancake breakfast and it will again be held rain or shine! Download the PDF of the flyer here, and feel free to post at your airport!

Also, please do mark your calendars for our biggest fly-in of each year, the BBQ on the River Fly-In which will be held on August 15th. This is a breakfast and lunch fly-in and usually draws 70-80 airplanes. Look for more information here in the next couple of weeks!

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First fly-in of 2015 announced at 3EX

The first fly-in of the season will be held at the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport on Saturday, June 6th from 7:30 to 10:30am. A brief meeting for the Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association will follow. Proceeds from the fly-in will go directly to fund the Chapter’s annual scholarship in memory of two longtime supporters of the Excelsior Springs Airport and founding members of the NW MO AAA – Barb Kirkpatrick and Don Sharp. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving youth pursuing an aviation-related degree in college. Full information on this scholarship will be available at the fly-in, and the scholarship application will be posted on this website very soon. We’d love to have you join us and enjoy pancakes, for your at-will donation toward this wonderful cause! Download the PDF flyer here.

 

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It’s time! The 14th BBQ Fly-In on the River is here!

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Saturday, August 16th marks the date for the 14th annual BBQ & Fly-In on the River at the Excelsior Springs Airport (3EX). Pancake breakfast served from 7-10am (for a suggested, at-will donation to the Chapter which helps fund our annual scholarship, to be awarded at the fly-in!), BBQ lunch, and LOTS of taildraggers (sponsored by the Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association). The fly-in benefits the Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association. We have had over 70 aircraft the past two years!

This year we are also pleased to announce that Black Hills Aerobatics will be providing aerobatics rides in a Pitts during the fly-in. Look for more information on the site later today!

Here’s the airnav info for 3EX: http://www.airnav.com/airport/3EX
Parallel grass is in great shape for you taildragger folks that prefer it to pavement. Pilots, please keep eyes peeled for Young Eagles flights after 9am, monitor and make proper announcements on the airport CTAF, 122.7.

Hope to see you there!

 

You can download our PDF flyer for printing at this link: Fly-In poster

July 2014 Member’s Meeting – please plan to join us!

The Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association will be holding their July meeting at Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport (3EX) at 2pm on Sunday, July 20th. Please plan to join us! As usual, we will be grilling burgers and dogs promptly at 2 (please feel free to bring a side dish or dessert!), followed by the meeting once the food is ready. All who have an interest in antique aircraft are welcome to attend, and fly-ins are welcome!

April 2014 NW MO AAA Chapter meeting – and a fly-in in May!

The Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association will have their monthly member’s meeting on Sunday, April 13th, at 2pm at the airport. There will be a cookout followed by the meeting. This meeting will be the annual election meeting, and further planning for the May 3rd pancake breakfast will be discussed. All are welcome!!

And speaking of fly-in, the Chapter’s first fly-in of the year is on the schedule! Join us May 3rd for a pancake breakfast to benefit the Chapter’s new aviation scholarship in memory of Barb Kirkpatrick and Don Sharp, two founding NW MO AAA members and longtime supporters of the Excelsior Springs Airport. The Chapter will serve pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice from 7:30 to 10:30 am for donations toward this scholarship fund. Fly-in or drive-in, all are welcome! Look for more details about this new annual scholarship, to be awarded to a deserving college student pursuing a career in aviation.

Click here to download the fly-in poster (and feel free to post at your airport!)

July NW MO AAA meeting

The July meeting of the Northwest Missouri Antique Airplane Association will be held Sunday, July 21st at the Excelsior Springs Airport (3EX) at 2pm. We’ll be cooking burgers and dogs, and fly-ins are welcome! You need not be a member to attend (but we sure hope you’ll consider joining!). The business meeting will begin once everyone has had a chance to eat. We’ll be discussing final plans and details for the upcoming BBQ on the River Fly-In. I’m sure once the meeting is over that we’ll spend some time buzzing around the pattern if the weather is nice as well. We hope to see you at the airport this Sunday!

June Pancake Breakfast a Success!

Despite a forecast for strong winds developing by 9am gusting to almost 30 knots, the Northwest Missouri AAA Chapter still ended up with 15 airplanes and dozens of cars from Excelsior residents for the June 22nd pancake breakfast – the hangar was packed! Preparations now begin for our big annual fly-in, the 13th Annual BBQ on the River Fly-In to be held August 17th. We hope to make this year bigger and better and while we were thrilled to have 70 airplanes in attendance last year, we are going for 100 this year! Look for updates on this blog page, and full information posted on the fly-ins link.

Here are a few photos from the pancake breakfast June 22, courtesy of Ed Holloway and Sarah Dickerson.

Northwest MO AAA Chapter announces June 22nd Pancake Breakfast Fly-In

The Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fly-In at the Excelsior Springs Airport (3EX) on Saturday, June 22nd from 7am to 10am. All are welcome to attend! Below is the flyer, or you can download and post at your airport by clicking here. We hope to see you! The Chapter will be holding their monthly meeting at the conclusion of the fly-in, and anyone is welcome to stay and attend.

May Northwest Missouri AAA meeting scheduled for May 19

Come see us May 19th at 2pm for a great cookout and the May meeting of the Northwest Missouri Antique Airplane Association! With 3EX once again cleared to hold fly-ins and events, this meeting will be a good one as we discuss plans for events for the rest of 2013. You need not be a member to attend, but if you are interested in joining the chapter, we’ll have membership forms on hand! We hope to see you there – fly in or drive in! You can download a printable PDF of the below flyer here to hang at your airport.