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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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