United Flying Octogenarians
Founded in 1982 by a group of 31 aviators over the age of 80, the United Flying Octogenarians (UFO) now has a membership of over 1,400 men and women. When each of our members joined, at the age of 80 or older, he or she was still flying as Pilot-in-Command. Today, many of us are no longer at the controls of an aircraft, but our love of aviation still binds us to this elite group. The UFO is an international, non-profit organization with members in the United States including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Argentina, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.
2016 UFO Branson Fall Color Meeting II
Twelve UFO’s from five states gathered at Mark Trimble’s Ozark Auto Show at Hollister, MO to see and hear a program about the “Attempted Salvage of a B-24 Bomber lost in Labrador during WW2”, followed by a tour and remarks on various airplanes in Mark’s collection of airplanes – The first Culver Cadet is one that we may hear more of in the future. UFOs and guests totaled 21. We had 4 UFOs fly in. Those present from Missouri were Ron Anderson, Allan & Dot Brennecke, Gene Engledow (Age 103), Charles Garst, Jim Getty, Bill Newton, Sam Swihart, and Mark’s wife Lea Trimble; from Alabama, John & Rita Dumbacher; from Arkansas, Rudy Polacek and Bob Grissman; from Oklahoma, Jack and …
2016 Middlebury (6B0) Fly-In
What a wonderful day! The magnificent colors of an Autumn in New England are nowhere more vibrantly displayed than in Vermont. The temperatures were in the low seventies, light winds were from the north right down runway 01 and the skies were clear with just enough clouds to make the setting picture perfect. Seven airplanes brought 15 members and guests to this, the last event of the year for the UFO Northeast Region. Dave and Rebecca Mroczek from Northfield Massachusetts were the first to arrive with their guest Fred Fraini. It was their first UFO event and they were welcomed by organizers Dick Catlin and Bob Barker. Others landed shortly after and joined the group for some homemade brownies and …