The 99’s (International Organization of Women Pilots- San Diego Chapter) has extended an invite to all Gillespie Pilots Association members to an event that is happening this Saturday, August 20, 2016, starting at 10:00 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Candise Tu. Candise and her father own Civic Helicopters, Inc. based at McClellan-Palomar Airport. Their business is a complete helicopter business, school, maintenance, and FBO. Candise will be talking about what it is like to get your helicopter rating, including transitioning from fixed wing to flying a helicopter. Candise will fly in to Gillespie Field (Speer Hangars) in a R-22. Everyone can check out this helicopter after her lecture.
The location of the meeting will be at Fran Bera’s hangar, within the Speer Hangars (west side of the field). The address is 2053 N. Marshall Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020. Hangar phone number is (619) 258-1140. Look for the 99’s signs posted along Marshall Avenue near the Speer Hangars monument, about 1 block east of Cuyamaca Street.
This is a free event, however we greatly appreciate a donation for our morning snacks & coffee.
Following the 99’s meeting, everyone has been invited to see and tour the Sky Crane (the fire-fighting monster helo which is contracted by San Diego Gas & Electric and the County of San Diego). This tour will be held on the east side of the field. Directions will be given at the morning meeting as to the location of the Sky Crane.
Please note: if there is a fire on Saturday, the tour of the Sky Crane will be canceled because it will be dispatched to work dropping water on a fire.
We hope you can make it to this event!