Friday, February 06, 2015

Next SAA meeting February 17, 2015 at Carey Hillards in Pooler

Please join us on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 as Mike Calarruda talks about his most recent trip to the Bahamas with his presentation titled, “Flying to the Bahamas”.  It should be an interesting topic complete with some great pictures. We will meet at Carey Halliards in Pooler at 6:30PM.  If you have a friend who is interested in Aviation, please bring them with you.

Just a reminder that 2015 dues are due if you have not paid them, please get with Jim Standford who is our treasurer for 2015.


Fly Safe,

Robbie Richardson

Upcoming meetings for 2015:


March - Scott Yackell (Chatham County)

April - Mario Corti ” Could it happen to me"Insights gained during 50 years of flying

May - Matt Dunn “Aviation Fire Safety”

June - Rick Roth

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 2014

2015 Officers

President- Robbie Richardson

Treasurer- Jim Sanford

Review of Savannah Aviation Association meetings for 2014

January – Tour of the Savannah Technical College School of Aviation Technology Campus

February – Retired Air Traffic Controller, Randy Weiland, spoke on Radio communication and current Aviation legislation

March – Mike Calarruda spoke on the procedure for flying safely into Sun-N-Fun

April – Gulfstream Pilot, Glenn Gonzales, spoke about his experiences as a Gulfstream pilot

May – Jin Sanford presented a slide show about his experience as a Vietnam helicopter pilot

June – Joint Savannah Aviation Association – Experimental Aircraft Association picnic with 55 people in attendance

July – SAA social meeting with members recalling their own experiences that other members could benefit from.

August – SAA member Bob Hastie spoke about the Savannah Coast Guard Auxiliary

September – On-site tour of the Mighty Eighth Museum and the B-17 restoration project

October – Paul Grassey, WW II B-24 Pilot, spoke about his experiences about flying during WW II

December – SAA Christmas party

See you all at the Christmas Party!

Steve Bischof - President


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 2014 Meeting

The September 2014 Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 24th at 6:00 PM at the Mighty Eighth Museum. Bill Liening will be giving a talk on the B-17 restoration.

Also, the October 2014 Meeting will be Paul C. Grassey, A World War II B-24 Pilot, speaking about his experiences. This will be at Carey Hillards, October 28th at 6:00 PM


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 2014 Meeting

The August 2014 meeting will be at 6:00PM on August 26th at Carey Hillards in Pooler, GA. The speaker will be Bob Hastie. Bob Hastie will talk about the Coast Guard Auxiliary and it’s mission in the Savannah area.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 2014 Meeting

Starting July 22, 2014 we will have a NEW MEETING DAY AND TIME:
We will start meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM. We have made this change to accommodate more peoples schedules.

This month we will be asking our members to give some of their advise (5-10 mins) to the other pilots. This will be a great opportunity to learn from other experienced pilots, as well as socialize and get to know other members. Hopefully everyone can make it!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 2014 Meeting

Update (6/17/14): The joint Savannah Aviation Association and Experimental Aircraft Association barbecue was a great success with about 55 people attending.




The June 2014 meeting will be a joint Savannah Aviation Association and Experimental Aircraft Association barbecue! This will take place on Tuesday, June 17th at 6:00 PM in the airport pavilion. So come on and bring your family to the barbecue to eat good food and socialize with other aircraft and aviation enthusiasts!

Please RSVP (preferably before Friday, June 13th):


SAA Members: Jim Sanford: (912)-661-0175
EAA Members: Gary Arms: (912)-665-1680
email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Directions to the airport pavilion:

From I-95 N:
Take Exit 104 (airport exit) and turn right (east) and travel for 3/10 of a mile. Turn left (north) on crossroads parkway and travel an additional 3/10 of a mile. The airport pavilion is a grey building on the right.




Also, Here are some pictures from the May 2014 meeting. Many thanks to Jim Sanford for a great presentation on his time as a Vietnam helicopter pilot.



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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 2014 Meeting

The March 2014 meeting will be on March 18th at 6:30 pm at Carey Hilliard’s in Pooler, GA. The speaker will be Mike Calarruda. The topic will be “Flying into Sun-n-Fun”

Update: The March 2014 meeting was on March 18th at 6:30 pm at Carey Hilliard’s. The speaker was Mike Calarruda and he gave a great talk about Flying into Sun-n-Fun. Special thanks to Mike Calarruda for giving a great presentation!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 2014 Meeting

The February 2014 meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 pm at Carey Hilliard’s in Pooler, GA.

The speaker will be Randy Weiland, a Retired Air Traffic Controller from Savannah, GA. The topic will be Radio Communication and an update on Aviation legislation.

Update (2/19/14): We had 24 members in attendance for the meeting. Randy gave a very interesting talk and answered many questions concerning air-traffic control procedures and aviation legislation.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 2014 Meeting

The January 2014 meeting will be on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 pm at the Savannah Technical College School of Aircraft Technology. Mr. Robert Strub will give us a tour of their Facility and discuss their mission.

We need a head count for the meeting as we plan to have subs and sodas for dinner.

Location: The Savannah Technical College Aviation program is located at 170 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, GA 31407 if you want to put it in your GPS.

If you need directions - just turn North onto Crossroads Parkway which is the left turn between the 2 gas stations across from Sam Sneads as you head east towards the airport from exit 104. Go 2.1 miles and the Savannah Technical College Aviation Program is on the left.  Do NOT go to the Savannah technical College Campus that is 1.7 miles from the left turn. That is different from the Aviation Campus!

Update (1/25/14): We had about 21 members show up for the January meeting. We had sandwiches and sodas. Special thanks to Robert Strub for hosting a great meeting for us! The Savannah Technical College School of Aircraft Technology is a state of the art facility that we all enjoyed touring.

Steve Bischof – President

Randy Weiland – Vice-President

Jim Sanford - Treasurer


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Hodges Airfield Monthly Breakfast

The Hodges Airfield hosts a monthly breakfast on the third Saturday of every month at 9:00 am.


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