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The International Grumman Pilots Association   


Upcoming events

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fresno (FCH)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Downwind Cafe
    I will be hosting a Grumman fly-in here at Spruce Creek FL (7FL6) on Saturday March 30. We will be having lunch at the Downwind Cafe located on the airport. Plan to arrive by noon. For more info on the airport and arrival procedures, go to: The pattern is usually very busy between 10-11 am as many flights will be returning from our Saturday morning fly-out breakfast. Use caution. Looking forward to seeing you all and our great planes. RSVP to Stu Morse:,AA5B N5TU.  

    • 5 Apr 2019
    • 7 Apr 2019
    • Payson, AZ. KPAN

          James Nebrig, the son of long time member Ken Nebrig has asked me to get a notice out to the membership.  What started out as an AYA air-camping event several years ago when Ken was the director of the Four Corners Region has morphed into a much larger combined gathering.

    The Arizona Pilots Association and the Recreational Aviation Foundation has asked James to host the "Payson Fly-In and Air Camping Weekend on April 5-7, 2019.

    See the details below.  Sounds like a fun time! Scott Sanders

    Payson, Arizona (KPAN) Fly-In and Air Camping Weekend

          Last year, the first weekend of April gave us perfect weather for our annual Payson Fly-In and Air Camping weekend, so we are going to try it again!  Pull your Grumman out of the hangar after the long, hard winter (as hard as we get them here in the Southwest!) and join a few of us Arizona Grummans and some other flying friends from around Arizona and New Mexico for a fun weekend of flying, friends, great food and songs around the campfire as we host the Payson Fly-In and Air Camping weekend on April 5-7 at the Payson Regional Airport (KPAN).  Throw your tent and sleeping bag in the back of the Grumman and join us for lunch on Saturday, a dutch-oven potluck dinner, and overnight stay at the airport.  You camp just a few feet from your airplane and some of our more talented pilots will be pulling out their guitars and other instruments to entertain us around the campfire.  It is a tradition that many of our campground chefs will be bringing their trusty dutch ovens and trying out some of their best chuckwagon recipes for everyone.

          You can't find a better place to air camp in all of Arizona.  Payson Airport Campground features individual campsites right next to the paved tiedown ramp (bring ropes), fire rings with free firewood, grills, running water, real bathrooms and HOT showers.  For those who are not great campground chefs, the Crosswinds Cafe is right up on the transient ramp just a very short walk from the campground and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

          It is definitely time to pull the plane out of the hangar and set course for Payson on April 5-7.  Join us for the day or for the whole weekend.

         For further information, contact James Nebrig @ or text (928) 273-0042.

    See you there!

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cobb County International Airport KRYY

    Lunch at The Elevation Chophouse at Cobb County International Airport GA KRYY.  Never been there but it looks good online.

    Ronnie Mowery

    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Lodi (1O3)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Gaston's (3M0), AR

    April 27, Gaston's (3M0), AR, Lunch at noon, Don Cochran,, 913-856-4075

    • 4 May 2019
    • Pella (PEA), IA

    May 4, Pella (PEA), IA, Tulip Festival and lunch, meet at 11:30,  Don Cochran,, 913-856-4075

    • 25 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Red Bluff (RBL)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 31 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 2 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ocracoke Island Airport (W95)

    Come join Cyndi and I for a weekend on Ocracoke Island.  We've never been there but it looks like a good place to spend a weekend.  We have booked a room at the Crews Inn Bed and Breakfast but there are many other B&B's and several hotel/motels on the island for your choosing.  We are planning on walking everywhere we go as the island is only 2 miles wide and the village is only a total of 4 square miles but they have several restaurants and shops.  The airport is located right on the beach.  We are planning on a Friday morning arrival and leaving sometime Sunday afternoon.  If you plan on joining us email me at

    Ronnie Mowery

    Southeast Regional Director AYA

    • 1 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ocracoke Island NC (W95)

    If you are unable to join us for the entire weekend come join us for lunch at Howard's Pub and Raw Bar Saturday June 1st at 11:00 am.  My understanding is that they will come to the airport and pick you up in a golf cart and if not, it's only a half mile walk from the airport to the pub.  The airport is located right on the beach if you are so inclined for some beach time.

    Ronnie Mowery

    Southeast Regional Director

    • 6 Jun 2019
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Györ, Hungary: LHPR



    Dear AYA members and Grumpies,

    After years of talking about hosting our annual Fly-in in Hungary, it finally will become a reality in 2019. With subtle encouragement from our esteemed European Leader we arranged a team of willing expert participants to organize the first AYA Annual Meeting in Hungary. 

    You are cordially invited to Győr, Hungary on 6 to 10 June 2019. Győr is a small quaint town half way between Budapest and Vienna.  It is an easy walking town at the confluence of the Danube, Raba, and Rábca rivers.  Near by is an excellent airfield, Pér (LHPR), which is able to accommodate us. The airport’s website is:

    Our aim is to offer a balanced program between flying, fun, eating, drinking, and being merry with ample time to socialize.  Since this is a small town in a small country, the number of participants (you) is limited to 80. This year the program is extended by one day, most of your meals with drinks are inclusive, all for €225.00 or $260.00.

    So what do you have to do to attend? 

    Three things you MUST do!

    • 1.       Read this INFORMATION page first, read it twice
    • 2.       Complete the Registration Form, follow the directions 
    • 3.       Have fun in Győr!

    DATE: 6-10 JUNE 2019, NOTE this event is 5 days-4 nights (1 day longer then usual)

    PLACE: GYÕR/PÉR Airport, HUNGARY, a lovely place!

    REGISTRATION: Register early; space is limited to 80 participants (it’s a small country). Registration form is online at and  DEADLINE for registration is 1 February 2019.  Email Completer Registration Forms to and

    HOTEL: Your hotel room is reserved with your registration! DO NOT call hotel, it will only confuse them! The whole hotel is reserved for the event!

    Hotel Capitulum; see website

                                     Address: 9021 Győr, Király utca3/b.

    Room Price:   Double occupancy €78 VAT included

                            Single occupancy €53 VAT included

    You need to pay 50% of the hotel fee at time of REGISTRATION to be included with your event registration fee, and the final payment on arrival at the hotel.

    Room Cancellation Fee:

    • ·         More than 2 days prior to arrival date, no cancellation fee charged
    • ·         2 days -24 hours prior to arrival, 50% room price is charged
    • ·         1 day -0 hours prior to arrival, or no show, full room price is charged                                                           

    How do I get there?

    • ·         If you fly your private plane, land and park at Pér airfield. We’ll meet you there.
    • ·         If you fly commercial airline, go to Vienna, the train ride or hire car/rented car is easier and shorter from Vienna than from Budapest. See map. Do visit Budapest after/before the AYA, it is a lovely city with lots to see and do!
    • ·         Győr train station is within walking distance from the hotel. Or if you tell us when you arrive by train, we could be bribed to pick you up in a van!

    AGENDA: See agenda for day-by-day activities and details. There is no scheduled ABC visit.

    UPDATES:  Any updates will be published online at and

    CONTACT US: If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, please contact us at:         JACK –

                            ANIKO –

    We hope to see you there!

    Jack, Aniko and the Hungarian Crew

    Registration Form

    (Download Registration Form pdf Here)

    • 1.      Name: Last, First / Nationality, Passport Number (required by airfield),
    • a.       Pilot:
    • b.       Co-Pilot:
    • c.       PAX1:
    • d.       PAX2:
    • 2.      Email Address:                                                                    Telephone Number:                                                                         
    • 3.      Mode of arrival:
    • a.       Tail Number:
    • b.       Commercial Flight Info:
    • c.       Train info:
    • d.       Driving:   ___ Yes    ___No
    • 4.      Date/Time of Arrival:
    • 5.      Date/Time of Departure:
    • 6.      Hotel Room:  ____ Double (€78)           ____ Single (€53)
    • 7.      Registration: €225.00 or $260.00/ per person. Payment of registration fee and 50% of the Hotel fee must be received no later than 1 Feb 2019.  Payment for both should be made following instructions in Paragraph 8 below.  
    • 8.      Payment  Information:
    • a.       Europe: ERSTE Bank 11600006-00000000-83425857
    • IBAN identification: HU91   SWIFT Code: GIBAHUHB
    • Name of account: Kiss Ildiko Terez
    • b.       US / Canada:  Pay with check to John Maher.  Mail registration form and check to: John Maher, 25622 Ferdinand Ct., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 (write “AYA Europe 2019” in Memo on check.)
    • 9.      Gala Dinner: Please choose one of the following for:

                        Soup:  ___chicken soup  ___cold fruit soup (veg).

                        Main course:  ___Duck    ___Venison    ___Vegetarian

            If you have any dietary restrictions/allergies please indicate:

    10.  Shirt size:  ___XL, ___L, ___M, ___S,           ___Male   ___Female









    6 June


    Arrivals, To Airfield (LHPR)/Hotel

    Small snack drinks at airport/hotel

    Győr/Per Airport

    Hotel Capitulum Feher




    Bus transfer to Restaurant


    Bus to Hotel

    Fehér Akác Restaurant

    (White Acacia Restaurant)


    7 June



    Hotel Capitulum


    Bus ride, please be on time!


    Audi Factory Tour




    Wine Tasting with snack/lunch

    Bus to Hotel


    Dinner on your own


    8 June



    Hotel Capitulum


    Bus to airport

    Per Airport



    Aviation activities, fly out

    Airport BBQ Lunch


    Bus to Hotel

    Hotel Capitulum

    Dinner on your own


    9 June



    Hotel Capitulum


    Boat tour

    River Rába

    Lunch on your own


    Walk (3 min walk) to

    Gala Dinner

    Konferencia Hotel/Restaurant


    10 June



    Hotel Capitulum


    Bus to airport ViszontlátásraSo long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Hyvästi, Addio, Ciao, Au Revoir,  Arrivederci,

    Be safe until we meet again in 2020!

    Per Airport

    Headed home, or onto another adventure.

    Meals are included except where “on your own” is indicated.

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Harris Ranch (3O8)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Livermore (LVK)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Nut Tree (VCB)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Amana (C11), IA

    September 14, Amana (C11), IA, Lunch at noon, Don Cochran,, 913-856-4075

    • 30 Sep 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 3 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Fernandina Beach, KFHB, Florida

    AYA 2019 Convention, Fernandina Beach, KFHB, Florida, September 29- October 3, 2019

    See here for a preview.

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Los Banos (LSN)CA

    Lunch meeting starting at noon, Stew Wilson,, (530) 295-7158

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • Branson (FWB), MO

    October 25-27, Branson (FWB), MO, Reservation required, Don Cochran,, 913-856-4075

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