This just in.....
The Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, the honorable Deborah Hersman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa...n_Safety_Board), will be attending our Iola lunch Fly Out this year. After her "meet the Chairman" forum at Oshkosh on Thursday the plan is to arrive in Iola by 11:00am to watch the planes arrive and sit down to lunch with us. She is looking forward to meeting and speaking with as many pilots as possible.
Before any of you conjure up arriving to a ramp check, let me assure you, only the FAA is authorized to conduct a ramp check.....this is the NTSB boys, they are on OUR side! Bring your questions and concerns...this is your chance to be heard.
Speaking of the Iola Fly Out (again) this year....those who went last year will tell you that the food and ambience are not to be missed. I feel very fortunate to once again have Bill Kinsman, and the Central County Flyers, make an exception and host the event. They do lunch EVERY Friday EXCEPT during Oshkosh week.
Look for a survey soon on attending our NH Fly Outs this year. Hope to see you there.