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

bbq on the river fly-in 2014

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.

April Northwest Missouri AAA newsletter

Our Chapter’s first newsletter is done and ready! In the future this will become a members-only “perk”, but for now we want to share what we’re up to and get MORE OF YOU TO JOIN US!

Read it here: April Northwest Missouri AAA newsletter

April meeting of the NW Missouri AAA Chapter – be there!

The April meeting of the Northwest Missouri AAA Chapter will be held on Sunday, April 21st at 2pm at the airport. Come hungry – we’re cooking out! We’ll have the business meeting shortly after food is served. Plan to come with even more ideas for chapter activities and events, and bring a prospective new member along as well! Download the below flyer as a PDF file here – and feel free to pass it on! (PS, what do you think of the logo draft below? Come to the meeting and voice your thoughts!)

February meeting of the Northwest Missouri Chapter of the AAA

attendees at the inaugural Northwest Missouri Antique Aircraft Association chapter meeting pause for a group photo

The newly-formed, 3EX-based Northwest Missouri Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association held their inaugural meeting on Saturday, February 16th with about 30 attendees present. We even had a couple of airplanes from Fulton, Missouri drop in for the lunch and meeting! Thanks go to Marlyn Atkinson for providing much of the food and the grilling expertise, and to AAA Executive Director Brent Taylor for driving down from Blakesburg, Iowa for the meeting. We really appreciated his input in getting the chapter off on the right foot!

It was decided that meetings would be held the 3rd Sunday of every month at 3pm, however it should be noted that next month’s meeting will be held on Saturday, March 16th immediately following the pancake breakfast fly-in due to some conflicts with Sunday being St. Patrick’s Day. Chapter dues were set at $20 per family/year and a membership form is being designed; and will be posted to this site when available. (Please note that AAA membership is required to be a member in the chapter, you can download the AAA membership form here.)

The floor was then opened for nominations for the 2013 slate of officers. Nominations will be taken until March 1st; if you are interested in running for office please email
info@thenew3EX.com. Nominations thus far are:

President: Dan Kirkpatrick

Vice-President: Brett Lovett

Secretary: Sarah Dickerson

Treasurer: Marlyn Atkinson

Directors (2 seats): Jerry Woods, Bruce Bellemore

The election will take place on the March 16th meeting immediately following the pancake breakfast (10am).

We hope to see all of you at the pancake breakfast fly-in as well as the AAA meeting that follows! Below is the flyer for the event, you can also download a pdf to email to friends or post at your airport here!