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Mystery Fly-in and Spot Landing Contest

Thanks to member Tony Lem, we enjoyed a wonderful and fun Mystery Fly-in on April 14 that concluded with a spot landing contest at Woodland-Watts Airport. After many years in hiatus, participating in a Mystery fly-in again was great. Thanks Tony!

Mystery Fly-in Report by Tony Lem

Fourteen airplanes with 33 people crabbed into Woodland-Watts Field for lunch at the conclusion of our Mystery Fly-in on April 14, 2002. (We had six airplane cancellations due to different circumstances.)

Nevertheless, the fly-in was quite an exciting event, special with the spot landing contest including an almost straight crosswind favoring runway 18 (winds were approximately 260 degrees at about 20 knots, with gusts over 25 knots!)

The spot landings winners were: #1 Ken Chambers, Mooney, #2 Dave Veteran, Cardinal, #3 Dave Meinhardt, Grumman Tiger.

The overall Mystery Fly-In winners were: #1 Ken Martz, C210, #2 Zdravko Podelski, Piper Cherokee, #3 Kelli and Mike McHugh, Bonanza, #4 Penny and Ron Blake, C172, #5 Ken Wilson, Bonanza. Congratulations to all of you!

I also want to express my thanks to our friends from the Flying 20s in their 172s-Lindsay and Dan, Michael and Pat, and their companion! They did very well on the puzzles and the questions. (Sorry about the spot landing, we stopped at 12:55!)

During lunch, prizes were given and everyone got a Certificate Award for participating. The fly-in consisted of fourteen airports: South County, Modesto, New Jerusalem, Tracy, Half Moon Bay (fogged in), Gnoss, Nut Tree, Rio Vista, Elk Grove, Petaluma, Angwin, and finally Woodland-Watts.

Thanks to all the people who helped this fly-in work, especially to my best lady Marlene. Also thanks to Ralph for the camera work, Frank radio, and if I forget someone thanks to you too! The question is now... who is doing the next Mystery Fly-in? So far, the answer is a MYSTERY.



SCCAA members assemble at Reid-Hillview Airport
for a pre-flight briefing and final instructions and rules.



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