Over 100 people gathered at the Harris Ranch Restaurant on Saturday May 31st to enjoy an afternoon of fun and good food. Several pilots were given awards and Josh Olson, the new Executive Director of AFW gave a “State of AFW Address.”
Southern California Command Pilot Randy Bresnik regaled the crowd with stories of his long career in aviation, beginning with his father – aka Amelia Earhart’s photographer. His presentation included some amazing pictures of his career in the military and law enforcement and ended with the story of his son, Randy Bresnik, Jr., and his career as a shuttle astronaut.
There was a terrific lunch buffet, a small auction and an opportunity drawing, where one lucky winner walked away with two round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines! We made nearly $3000.00 to help Angel Flight West continue to serve those passengers who so desperately need to get to medical treatment. Those funds allow the AFW Staff to continue to coordinate those flights – giving you – the generous and compassionate pilots – the opportunity to fly! Without you – we don’t exist.
Thanks again to the Harris Ranch folks for their generosity in waiving so many of the fees and for providing us with a great venue and terrific food. And many thanks to George Morse and his crew for the speedy and organized manner in which that many planes get in and out of that small air park!