Operations, Standardization, Tent Boss and Historical Information

Historical Information (2021 Season Events)

2021 Operations Historical Information — click here to access.

Event #1 — Annual Membership Meeting & Family Day on March 13th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. Completed. Outstanding event. Thank you for all of the support and effort with our first event of the 2021 flying season.

Event #2 — Taylor Made Festival Ride Event on March 27th @ Taylor, AL — Completed. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event so successful. The day started slow due to low clouds and accelerated to a very busy and long day. The Taylor and surrounding communities delivered an excellent turn out of riders for the event.

Event #3 — Panama City Beach Ride Event on April 3rd @ Beach Walk Center, Panama City Beach, FL — Completed. We had a great time providing rides from the Lyndsey Furniture Parking Lot and providing our host, Dat Cajun Place, a fly-by for their new location grand opening.

Event #4 — Wiregrass Ride Event on April 10th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL — Completed. Our first in a series of ride events honoring regional aviation veterans. CW4 (ret) Hogan was the honoree, the father of FOAA Lifetime Member Roger Hogan.

Event #5 — Melbourne Veterans Ride Event on April 16-18 @ Melbourne, FL — Completed. Our third away event was three days of ride events in support of the Florida Veterans Reunion.

Event #6 — Fort Rucker Graduation Ride Event #1 on May 6 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. — Completed. This was the first graduation event of 2021. FOAA flew 93 riders, which were family and friends of the Aviation officers that graduated that day. Look for more Graduation Ride Events this flying season. A new class graduates every two week. Outstanding coordination between CW5 (ret.) Sam Baker and WO1 Peugh to make this a successful event.

Event #7 — Armed Forces Day Celebration on May 15th @ Troy University campus, Dothan, AL — Completed. We will be holding a special celebration at Troy University – Dothan campus to honor the men and women in our Armed Forces. Plans are in the making including a special program beginning at 9 am followed by rides starting at 10 am – it was a great event.

Event #8 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #2 on May 20 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. Completed. This was our second Graduation Day ride event. We had an outstanding turnout and flew 12 lifts of riders.

Event #9 — VFW Ride Event on May 22nd @ VFW, Dothan, AL — Completed. We were invited to support the Dothan VFW during their Military Appreciation Day.

Event #10 — Orange Beach, AL Ride Event on June 2-3 @ Wharf Helipad in Orange Beach, AL — This was a two day event. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event successful. Even with the maintenance delay, we were able to fly 24 lifts in Orange Beach.

Event #11 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #3 on June 3 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. Great turn out of volunteers to support our own, John Hensleigh. We flew six lifts for the 60 graduates, family and friends who attended this event.

Event #12 — Flag Day Ride Event on June 12th @ Sam Boswell Honda in Enterprise, AL — This is the seventh away event and third in the regional area.

Event #13 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #4 on June 17th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This will be our fourth Graduation Day ride event.

Event #14 — Wiregrass Ride Event on June 26th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL — Our second in a series of ride events honoring regional aviation veterans (Weeks Family).

Event #15 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #5 on July 1st @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This was our fifth Graduation Day ride event. We completed 12 lifts.

Event #16 — Peanut Festival Static Display on July 3rd @ Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, Dothan, AL.

Event #17 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #6 on July 15th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This was our sixth Graduation Day ride event.

Event #18 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #7 on August 12 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This will be our seventh Graduation Day ride event.

Event #19 — Wiregrass Ride Event #3 on August 14 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This will be the third in our series of Wiregrass Ride Events.

Event #20 — Orange Beach, AL Ride Event on August 18-19 @ The Wharf Helipad in Orange Beach, AL — This was a two day event.

Event #21 — Fort Rucker Graduation Ride Event #8 on August 26 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This was our seventh Graduation Day ride event.

Event #22 — Bowling Green Ride Event on August 27-29 @ Bowling Green Airport, Bowling Green, KY. Completed a 2 and 1/2 day ride event.

Event #23, 24, and 25 — FOAA is going to Iowa on 3-14 September. — This was a two week long trip supporting 8 days of ride events at four different locations in Iowa.

Event #26 — Southeastern Alabama Highland Games on 18 September — This will be a one day event in Daleville, AL. The event will be 9-5 CDT at the Culpepper Park. Travel to and from the event will be day of the event.

Event #27 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #9 on September 23 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. Conducted our seventh Graduation Day ride event.

Event #28 — Dothan Remembers on September 25-26 @ Field north of Flowers Hospital, Dothan, AL. It was the fourth Dothan Remembers event.

Event #29 — Headland Ride Event on October 9 @ Headland Municipal Airport, Headland, AL. This was a regional half day event.

Event #30 — Wings over North Georgia Airshow Ride Event on October 30-31 @ Richard B. Russell Airport, Rome, GA. This was a 2 day event during an airshow.

Event #31 — Palatka Ride Event on October 29-31 @ Kay Larkin Field, Palatka, FL. This was a two and a half day event.

Event #32 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #10 on November 4 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This was our ten graduation day event.

Event #33 — Andalusia Ride Event on November 10 @ South Alabama Regional Airport at Bill Benton Field, Andalusia, AL. This was a one day event.

Event #34 — Stuart Airshow Ride Event on November 12-14 @ Witham Field, Stuart, FL. This was a 2 1/2 day event with 2 days of travel.

Event #35 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #11 on November 18 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL.

Event #36 — FOAA Annual Holiday Gathering on December 11 at the Whalen’s Place in Ozark, AL. The Friends are invited to gather and share an evening of friendship and fun.

Event #37 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #12 on December 16 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This was our last flying event of the 2021 flying season.

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