Casper Airmodelers Association recently received an AMA TAG Grant for $400 and used the funds to host their annual Come Fly With Us event. The following is what the the group had to say about their event:
"Casper Airmodelers Association held their annual Come Fly With Us event on June 13, 2020 and despite the 20 - 30 mile per hour winds, the event was a success. There were 9 registered students ranging in age from 6 - 60 who were able to fly at least a couple of times each. These students were guided by three instructors who battle the winds to get stick time for the students. Because of this event, three of the students want to pursue the aviation experience further and have been set up with club instructors. One of these young students plans to be an airline pilot. A simulator was also set up for folks to fly for the first time or maybe get in more stick time between flights. For lunch, burgers were grilled for all the participants and folks who helped make this event a true success. All registered students had a chance to win a flight simulator that was given away as a drawing. This year it happened to a father-son duo. A huge thanks to our awesome trainer pilots, Ray Beevers, Jon Saulsbury and Jerry Travers. Also, a shout out to Shannon Bastian for getting all the supplies and handling the registration. The burgers were cooked to perfection by chief cook Ray and his assistant Joey Travers. And last but not least by any means, Dave Pelton for his expertise and use of his computer and simulator."