Workshop available for private pilots

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
LaconiaWorkshop available for private pilots

The Experimental Aircraft Association, the world’s largest association for private pilots is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop for pilots. The session will be held at the Laconia Airport Terminal Building. The Saturday event will be taught by private pilot Bill Wilson. The session will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and is entitled “Rusty Pilots.” It is designed to help pilots who haven’t flown for several years get back in the air! Developed and co-sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the program stresses that returning to the cockpit after years away is not as difficult as many older pilots think. The session will cover pertinent changes in aviation procedures. Wilson points out that returning pilots who take the class will earn 2 to 3 hours of ground instruction credit, that no FAA checkride or test is required for most returning pilots and returning pilots may not even need an updated medical exam to fly again. This seminar is free for AOPA current members and only $69 for non-members. To register or for more details, call (301) 695-2000 or email RustyPilots@AOPA.org.

ConcordDonor recognizes Forgotten Children

On Aug. 23, officers and members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21 presented a check for $1,000 to Friends of Forgotten Children to further their work with local families and seniors. Tom Rochette, board chairman of Friends of Forgotten Children, accepted the check from Charlene Mayo, president of Unit 21 in Concord. The donation resulted from a fundraiser held by Unit 21 in June to honor the memory of former Auxiliary President Jodi Robinson, who died on Christmas night after a long battle with cancer. One of Jodi’s favorite charities was Friends of Forgotten Children, an organization that provides meals, food, clothing and other necessities to 250 area families in the Concord area. Auxiliary officers Jessica Weeks, Brenda Audet, Louise Brackett and Suzanne Isabelle and junior member Sophia Weeks joined in the presentation along with Riley Weeks.

BowRallying for relief

The Concord Cavalry and the Connecticut Ravens are putting aside their rivalry to collect supplies for hurricane relief efforts. On Sept. 17 at 1 p.m., the Cavalry will host the Ravens at Amoskeag Field in Bow for the last regular season game. The Cavalry are collecting canned and non-perishable goods, bottled water, diapers, toiletries, large trash bags, first aid kits, paper towels and toilet paper among other items. Items can be dropped off at 510 Hall St., in Bow, on Sept. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If your company or organization is interested in partnering with the Concord Cavalry to collect supplies, please contact Casey DeStefano at nhcavalryfootball@gmail.com.