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Huey Unwrap for the 2018 Season
18 FEB 201

Eat first - Thom Gilbert took the pic

Lots of Supervisors!       

At noon on Sunday, 18 FEB, nine members met at LZ Fritz to wash the Huey and prep the pickup for a President's Day
celebration. After Ken Fritz BBQ'd burgers in his workshop, we began washing the pickup and uncovering the Huey. It was a
real goat rope getting the tarp off the Huey as the winds increased to a velocity that went from limp flag to flag straight out.
Special thanks go to Curt Knapp and Ken Lake for bringing the new pickup batteries out to LZ Fritz on wash day so we'd be
ready to roll after Ken Fritz scraped the frost of the windshield.  Ken Fritz and Thom Gilbert did the pickup maintenance while
Tom Inks, Ken Lake, Al Doucette, Ed Morris, Jim Cunningham, Jim Clark, and Curt Knapp took care of the Huey.

American Heritage Day
Mt. Vernon Memorial Park
Fair Oaks, CA
19 FEB 201

Great turn out - thanks guys!

George Washington and  Abraham Lincoln and of course Curt Knapp!

On 19 FEB, VHPA-CCN displayed our Huey with 14 members plus two wives and one girlfriend attending.  The group enjoyed the
sunshine, classic cars, Mountain Men, pilgrims, American Revolutionary soldiers, a marching band, and two US Presidents:
impersonators of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, CA for "American
Heritage Day" . We had a dues drive and collected $640 in dues and donations - twice what the pickup parts cost us.

Extra appreciation goes to Mike Whitten and Jim Stein for their dedication and friendship to the chapter,  for driving all the way
over from Marin County (about 90 minutes each way), and to Will Gibbons for his 2+ hour drive on windy 2 lane roads from
Jamestown. Special thanks go to Ken Lake and Thom Gilbert, who volunteered as our Donut Dollies - for donuts and coffee on
these chilly February mornings.

Vietnam Memorial Day
Fair Oaks VFW Post 6158
Fair Oaks, CA
29 MAR 201

Curt Knapp, Ross McCoy, Mike Whitten, Jim Stein, Al Doucette, Ken Lake, and Tom Inks celebrating
Vietnam Memorial Day

Huey 563 on Display on Vietnam Memorial Day

CCN's Huey 563 was displayed at Fair Oaks VFW Post 6158 under beautiful California skies for National Vietnam War Veterans
Day.  Helping out were Al Doucette, Ken Lake, Tom Inks, Mike Whitten, Jim Stein, and Curt Knapp.  The big raffle winner was
Jim Stein with 4 tickets to an upcoming Sacramento River Cats baseball game.

Huey Work Day
LZ Fritz
14 APR

CCN's Huey 563 has taken a beating from thousands of young perspective pilots over the years.  The pilot and co-pilots seats
had holes big enough to fall into!   Tom Inks and Dave Anderson met Ken Fritz on 14 APR at Ken's barn.  It took all day to repair
the seats.  Fortunately we had 2 spare armor plated seats and several "newer" nylon mesh covers.  We were able to make 2
better seats (at least without holes) from the old material and scrapped the remaining leftovers.  We now have 2 decent
looking and functional seats in the Huey and Ken has about 500 less pounds of old spare junk in the barn.  Just in time to
display 563 at the McClellan Airforce Museum this Thursday through saturday.  Sorry, no photos.

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