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COPA Jekyll Island Fly-In Sunday May 18

by on May.18, 2014, under Flying

Those that didn’t arrived before started landing Sunday morning and by brunch time there were 25 Cirrus parked on the ramp. Brian Turrisi greased the landing to impress his retired airline check pilot guest.

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Brian greases one inEllaine and guest JohnCirrus line

Those that had arrived Friday and Saturday enjoyed coffee, did more touring and some took a pre-brunch run to get ahead of the game. We all started gathering at 11:30 and the COPA private room in the Jekyll Island Club had seating for 60 and every seat was taken. We socialized, for a while and our organizer Jim Dout started the proceedings. Jim recognized David and Jean Hlebichuk, from Montgomery Texas who made the longest flight to the event. We had members from 6 other states.

Sunday Jim organizes usHonored as longest flight to attendSunday before the brunchSunday chatting

Because of the size of our group we visited the incredible Jekyll Island Club Brunch Buffet one table at a time, while the rest of the group socialized.

Sunday crab, shrimp, smoked salmonSunday brunchSunday selectionsSunday loading upSunday brunch line

Everyone enjoyed the socializing and most made several trips to the buffet, there was everything from sea food, roast beef, omelets, salad’s and deserts to die for. No one left hungry, was a real dining experience.

Sunday brunch conversationSunday brunch in progressSunday digging in

After Brunch our speaker Brian Turrisi briefed us on new developments and the right approach to flight medical certification.

Sunday Speaker Brian

After the brunch those that elected to to take the optional 90 minute trolley tour of Jekyll stopped for a quick trolley group picture, then boarded the trolley for a great exposure to the incredibly history of Jekyll Island.

Sunday trolley tour group Sunday Trolley touristsSunday more trolly touristsSunday COPA Trolley tour

Everyone expressed the appreciation to Jim and Jackie Dout for organizing a incredible weekend experience. Every detail was looked after and there was a they were recognized and applauded for the great job they did at each gathering. Thank you Jim and Jackie.

Jackie and Jim Dout

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