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Upcoming events

    • 16 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Gulf Coast Regional (LBX)

    Let's meet for lunch at Gulf Coast Regional (LBX) for some of that outstanding seafood they serve up at the Runway Cafe.  Last time we were there was over a year and a half ago so it's time to get another fix.  Plan to be on the ground at 11:30, Saturday, Nov 16th and please let me know your head count if you plan to attend.

    See you there!

    Scott Sanders

    • 30 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Block Island, RI (KBID)

    Join us for a fly in to Block Island, RI (KBID) on Saturday, November 30.  We’ll start with lunch at Bethany’s airport diner, where breakfast is served until noon. Or try the homemade chili and ‘chowda’ for lunch.  We’ll walk off the meal at the Block Island “Holiday Shopping Stroll.” before flying home.

    Plan to arrive around 11:30, and please RSVP to Graham at so we can give the restaurant a count.

    All are welcome - AYA members, Grumman owners, pilots and renters, or those who are simply Grumman curious.

    • 7 Dec 2019
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Greenville, GMU

    Take a break from the holiday craziness with lunch at the Runway Café in Greenville, SC, on Dec. 7. The menu features 5 different burgers, plus sandwiches and wraps, and salads for the non-carnivores. Fried Oreos are the featured dessert. What else do you need in life? ( Plan for the gaggle of Grummans to arrive at 11. RSVP to Ron Mowrey (

    • 11 May 2020
    • 14 May 2020
    • Fredericksburg, Texas (T82)

    AYA 2020, Fredericksburg, Texas, T82, Scott,

    Preview of AYA 2020 PowerPoint (15mb file) is here.

    Area Info-

    Interested in joining up/ride sharing to the Convention?

    Send an email to and we will try and match you up.

    Well, the word is out.....TEXAS will be the site for our next convention!  Fredericksburg, TX to be specific, in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  This neat little German themed town is where our 2006 convention was held and for those of you who attended back then, you'll remember what a great time we had (aside from the blazing HEAT!)  As it will have been 14 years since we last met in Fredericksburg, we decided it was a good time to revisit.  The town has grown in the last 14 years but you'll find it to be as charming and interesting as ever.  In order to avoid the intense summertime heat, as well as to take advantage of off season pricing, we've scheduled the event to take place May 11-14, 2020.

    The primary convention hotel will be The Hangar Hotel,  conveniently located right on the field (T82) and next door to the convention facility.  They will begin accepting reservations on October 14, 2019.  We have booked the entire facility, (50 rooms) and negotiated the rates down to $119.00 for Sunday through Thursday.  Rates outside those days will be higher.  You can call 830-997-9990 to make your reservation and be sure to mention the AYA BLOCK RATE. 

    The overflow hotel, Fredericksburg Inn & Suites  will also be the same one we used last time, but it has recently undergone a $4 million renovation and is extremely nice.  It also benefits from having a full complementary breakfast and is an easy, one block walk from main street where all the shopping, restaurants and museums are located.  They are accepting reservations now and you can contact them at 830-997-0202.  Again, be sure to mention the AYA BLOCK RATE.

    Your convention chairs, Bill and Cindy Daly, my wife Susan Dollar and myself are determined to put on a great convention for you so please mark your calendars now, polish your boots and spurs and start planning to attend.  More updates on the activities and attractions will be coming in the near future so stay tuned and check back to the AYA website often.  See you in TEXAS!!

    • 28 May 2020
    • 1 Jun 2020
    • Oban, Scotland

    Save the date. 

     Oban, Scotland, AYA Europe, Sandy Mitchell,

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