Ourguest speaker for our May 5th chapter meeting will be Don McDowell. Don is a fixture at Watsonville airport having been involved with aviation for over 60 years. Please mark your calendars and be prepared for a very entertaining and informative talk. Don McDowell bio: He was an Air Force captain in the Vietnam War and survived unscathed. He joined the Air Force in 1964 as a navigator/bombardier, went to flight school, became a pilot and stayed in the service for 12½ years. Today, McDowell teaches students and performs BFRs at WVI. He is a graduate of Watsonville High School and Hartnell College in Salinas, where he played football and ran track. He also attended San Jose State College. Since 1971, he has worked at the Watsonville Airport as a corporate pilot and flight instructor.He has more than 30,000 flight hours and has helped more than 500 student pilots take their first solo flight. His instructor ratings include private, commercial, instrument, multiengine and sea plane. He has worked with Explorer Scouts on aviation training. He holds the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal, both awarded for service during Vietnam.
We hope to see you at the meeting. The public is also invited. Please spread the word. Doors will open at 7:00pm. Meeting starts at 7:30 and the talk will start at 8:00.