Did you know that during WWII DeKalb Airport was the site of a top secret project? We have a special guest this month that not only do I think you’ll enjoy hearing him, but you’ll want to bring a friend to hear him as well, that will explain . Our guest speaker is Mr. Roger Keys. Over thirty years ago at a garage sale, Roger found an unusual looking model plane. Having made dozens of models as a kid, he suspected it wasn't "just" a child’s toy. But it was several years before a friend at a local fly-in saw the model and identified it as an Interstate TDR Drone. That was the beginning of a fascinating journey to learn the history of this once top secret WWII weapon and Roger's passionate mission to honor the dedication of those who developed and deployed this remote controlled bomb. His research has taken him to the workshop of a TDR engineer in Wisconsin, and the reunions of the men of STAG ONE, the Navy air group that operated the drone in the South Pacific. He has had the pleasure of presenting the war production workers of DeKalb, IL and US Navy veterans with certificates of award and continues to work on securing a permanent display for the airport in DeKalb, Il.
Ted’s hanger (P60) at LITH Airport,
(Meeting Directions: Ted’s hanger, (P60) is in the west-most row of hangers at LITH Airport. To get there, enter the airport at the south-most gate (south of Blue Skies). Please call or email me for the gate keypad code. Drive west as far as you can, taking you to the west-most row of hangers. Ted’s P60 hanger faces east. Park on grass anywhere in the vicinity, but please make sure your car does not overhang any hard surface for wing clearance. There is a lot of additional space south of Ted’s hanger for parking. If you arrive after 6:45-7:00, you may have to park in the main parking lot by Blue Skies
We'll start cooking burgers and brats around 6:10 and last call is at 6:50 pm so come prepared to eat and talk! We will be available for a donation; everyone is encouraged to bring a small side dish to pass as well. Also, you DO NOT need to bring a chair, we have enough to go around.
Pancake committee meeting
Our final Pancake committee meeting will be held Saturday morning, June 20, at 9:00 a.am. We will meet in the office at Lake in the Hills Airport. We will be going over final details for the breakfast.
Sunday, June 28 –Fourth Annual Chapter Pancake Breakfast: We are in the final stages of our fourth annual pancake breakfast! Our breakfast is in two weeks and we need your help. As before, we are in need of your help to make this event a success. It’s easy to sign up, just follow the link and sign-up today:
Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (Open to all members)
Location: Paul's home
Meeting start time: 7:00pm.