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First Barbecue of 2023 Is Coming Soon

Event Date: 06/17/23 01 PM PST

Good cold May afternoon Antiquers!Please see below invitation to AAASD's June BBQ at Classic Hangars (Chris Overson’s hangar).The cost for this event is just $12.00 each for members, guests and non-members; this would be a great time to renew your membership as well.Like last year we’ll be serving hamburgers, veggie burgers, braut dogs, baked beans, water, beer, sodas and all th....

Author: Steve Mitchell

Location: Classics Hangars at KSEE

June Flight of the D'Marie -Off to the Round Engine Roundup!

Event Date: 06/14/23 12 AM PST

The “Round engine Roundup” occurs every year around the Father’s Day weekend. The aircraft that show up are mostly Staggerwing Beechcrafts, a couple of twin Beeches and a couple of other types.Having been there in previous years, I had been anxious to fly “The D’Marie” to the event. Finally, the opportunity arose this year!  D’Marie, my wife, opted to fly up commercially du....

Author: Bob Simon

Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho (KIDA) and Smiley Creek, Idaho (U87)

La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Event Date: 04/21/23 09 AM PST

This year's Concours D'Elegance will take place at La Jolla Cove.  Come out and see these timeless classic cars and motorcycles out on the grass at one of San Diego's most picturesque locations.  A special treat will be the annual Fly Over of antique and warbird aircraft on Sunday. The aircraft launch out of Gillespie Field and entertain show goers with several passes just offshore by sh....

Author: Karl Johanson

Location: La Jolla Cove

Pauma Valley Fly In

Event Date: 04/15/23 11 AM PST

Good afternoon Antiquers! This is Steve Mitchell, your AAA Events Coordinator.Just a friendly reminder that the Pauma Valley Event is coming up, 15 April 1100 - 1400.There is no cost for this hosted event, however, there are only 12 spots open. It is requested that only current members and their guests attend. In view of this please coordinate with me if you wish to attend; a disclaimer, provid....

Author: Steve Mitchell

Location: Pauma Valley Airport (CL33)

Pauma Valley Fly-In April 15, 2023

Event Date: 04/15/23 12 AM PST

Our good friends at Pauma Valley (CL33) invited us back for an exclusive hosted lunch at their airport this past Saturday.  The photos will attest to the level of preparation made to decorate a hangar with a WWII them complete with Rosey the Riveter, a life sized cardboard facsimile and then a real life version in host Frances Everett!   Each aircraft was met after landing and guided acr....

Author: Karl Johanson

Location: Pauma Valley (CL33)

Trip Report - Borrego Valley Fly-Out with Pauma Valley Pilots Association

Event Date: 03/18/23 11:30 AM PST

On Saturday several of us joined the Pauma Valley Pilots Association for a luncheon at Del Zorro Hotel.   The weather was picture perfect - CAVU.  Even the winds over the mountains cooperated!  The hotel provided transportation for us and one of our members, Mike McCrae, was already there with Karen for the weekend and they also provided transport for several members to the hotel.&n....


Location: Borrego Valley (L08)

Cactus Fly In at Casa Grande, AZ

Event Date: 03/03/23 01 PM PST

Contact Fred Borns at to register.  Suggest you do so even if you are watching weather forecasts before committing to attend (the organizers just want to get a rough count of planes coming for planning purposes).  The registration form also includes that usual responsibility disclaimers.Received today (2/21) from Fred at Casa Grande:For those of you who are delaying commit....

Author: Karl Johanson

Location: Casa Grande (KCGZ)

Cactus Fly-In - Report from Casa Grande

Event Date: 03/03/23 12 PM PST

Received the attached report from Fred Borns at Casa Grande.  Fred is the event organizer for the past several years.  Donna and I attended on Saturday for the day.  We were unable to return to San Diego (VFR) until the following Tuesday due to weather.Cactus #65—March 4 2023 OverviewScheduled between two surges of the “West Coast Atmospheric River” Cactus Fly-In #65 was,....

Author: Karl Johanson

Location: Casa Grande (KGCZ)

New Year Recovery Dinner

Event Date: 01/28/23 05 PM PST

The 2023 Annual New Year Recovery Dinner is now in the books and it was one not to be missed!  All 44 attendees enjoyed an excellent meal at the Brigantine La Mesa this past Saturday.  The event was kicked off by a happy hour that was punctuated by spirited conversations amongst old friends with some new ones added in to make it even more interesting. Karl's pre-dinner presentation began....

Author: Karl Johanson

Location: Brigantine Seafood Restaurant 9350 Fuerte Dr. La Mesa, CA 91941