Chapter 122

Harrisburg, PA

New Years Fly-Out!

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Monday January 1, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Annually on January 1

smoketown airport, smoketown, PA  (map)

posted by Mike Marra N714AJ C-150M

New Years Fly-Out; Smoketown!

Ladies and Gents,

Start the New Year out right by FLYING!

You are cordially invited to fly/drive/walk to our New Years Fly-Out to Smoketown!

This is an annual tradition....last year we had nearly 30 folks join us for lunch at Smoketown!

Who: All and all ages

What: Annual Fly-Out to crack open the logbooks

When: 1 Jan of the coming New Year

What time: All rally at the Smoketown FBO at 1200.

Cost: Your lunch

How: Fly out of Carlsile at 1100 or from airports wherever you are.

(Those flying out of Carlisle will fly past 62PA (John Shreve's home) and wish him a New Year with the sound of airplane noise!)

RSVP: None required, but nice to have. E-mail me  at or call 717-448-5295.

Weather: Must be day VMC or postponed until 1 Jan 2016. PIC call.  Do not drive if the weather is not good for VFR flying - the event is then postponed until the next January 1st.

Ride Along: post a request on this page (home page message threads) and ask.  Typically there are a few seats.

Mike Marra, EAA 122

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Reply Mike Marra N714AJ C-150M
12:48 PM on December 28, 2017 
It is still ON even though it is cold!
Reply Mike Marra N714AJ C-150M
9:42 AM on December 20, 2017 
1 Jan 2018: The Annual New Year's Day Fly-Out to Smoketown, PA (9th Year) -For a pilot, there is no better way to start the New Year than by FLYING and breaking open the logbook on New Year's Day! -Come join us for our annual NEW YEAR's Day Flight to Smoketown, PA, S37, a fantastic, friendly and fun little airport in Amish Country of Central PA! Cheap fuel available. -Land and then a short walk over to Joni's Place! -Land S37 between 1:30 and 1:50. Meet at the FBO for a group photo, and then all walk together over to Joni's Place (5 min walk, nearly connected to the airport) -Late Lunch with your pilot buddies, old and new, at 2:00pm! Cash helps Joni, but all forms of payment taken. The lunch will take about an hour. -There will be a very short dedication to two beloved aviators who "Flew West" in 2017 due to old age, Jerry Rosie and John Shreve, both of who contributed to this site with posts and sponsoring fly-ins at airport 62PA, Shreveport North. -MUST be day VMC to go, pilot's call. Winds must be reasonable for light aircraft. No RSVP - just show and go! Looking for 5000 foot ceiling, 7 miles vis and winds less than 10 knots. -Last year we had 50+ pilots meet, so this is a growing event. The variety of aircraft was something to behold. What a great winter fly - out! -Weather back up date is 1 Jan 2019! -Please joint us. Mike Marra, Keystone Flight of Central PA
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