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Hawthorne CFO Flyin

Stu Aplin sends these pictures and the story of the CFO fly in held in Hawthorne, California.

Keith Peterson, Webmaster

Cars (Steve) would have won the greatest distance FHR-HHR (doesn't look very far from F to H does it?) Seattle to LA! but had wx problems that turned him back. Steve still gets a cardinal dash card for his attempt!

Cory and Paula N52193 flew in from Prescott, Az., but withdrew their distance claim because they are actually based out of Chino Ca, 30 miles that Don Knechtel (HHR airport manager) designed especially for our event.

The best maintained aircraft placard was awarded to Mike Berger N55HS from SBP. Don did a great job on the awards, which included an HHR gold-lettered coffee mug for all attendees. We gave away 25 mugs to 12 airplanes.

Reda will get a dash card also; that aircraft arrived while we were on an airport tour, so we regrettably missed it for the photo shoot and at chow time. There were no 68 & 69's. All age groups were represented and the party was small enough that everyone could get to know each other. I must say it was great!

We walked around each others aircraft and asked and answered questions. Here's what some of us learned:

-tail handles were an option on all cardinals (kind of a nice one too!)
-replacement (new) wing tips shipped from cessna come pre drilled for the extra little clamp for the fuel drain that the 78's have
-Paul removed his cowl (finally saw the quick release screws) and showed us all his turbo and explained how it worked
-Paul now has of a set of 'surplus' magnehelic gauges and hoses for airflow measurements
-proper noise abatement departure procedure for HHR, and rules to follow for the Los Angeles Special Flight Rules corridor
-there is room for a second set of circuit breakers under the existing ones for extra added equipment, some of which can be added with just a log book entry
-composite spinners are the way to go when the time comes
-lots of questions about seats and comfort so I guess that is a priority to be noted at reupholstery time

I received many compliments about our tower controllers, so they earned a placard and mug also.

Everyone claimed to have a good time so Michele and Stu Aplin will be offering to host the Second Annual Hawthorne Airport Cardinal Fly-in next year!

Stay tuned for the date and thanks to all who came (or wanted to come) this year.

stu aplin, N177MS 1970 s/n01436

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