On Sunday, December 11, 2016 the Connecticut Flight Club held its Annual Holiday Party at the USS Chowder Pot in East Hartford, CT. Over 40 members and their guests enjoyed a festive evening of cocktails and a buffet dinner that did not disappoint!

Several recognition awards were given to club members for milestone events achieved in 2016. Congratulations to CFC members Jim Giorgio, John Klimas, and Matt Winkler for making their first solo flights in 2016! Also, congratulations to Mike Duszyk for earning his private pilot certificate in June 2016, and to Joe Molleur for successfully earning his instrument rating in October 2016! A great year for our club!

In addition to the recognition awards, several items every pilot needs were raffled off in support of the Club. Congratulations and a big thank you to Chris Lacher, winner of the 50/50 raffle. Chris donated his winnings back to the Club to help us kick off the CFC scholarship program! Thanks, Chris! … Other great give aways included a Smith & Wesson hands free LED flashlight, Captain’s flashlight, and a dual color pilot’s headlamp. Club winners Alicia Brindisi, Donna Shea, and Wayne Marshman are ready for their night flights with those cool gifts. Tom Spitler took home a great looking new flight bag, and our grand prize went to club member Brian Tencza who will be completing his spin training at VETAIR LLC in Westfield, MA. Congratulations to all our winners!

Many thanks to the CFC Board for organizing the event and to all those who joined in the festivities.

From the Connecticut Flight Club, we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! Safe flying and clear skies in 2017!

Safe Flying,

Connecticut Flight Club, Inc.

(KHFD) Brainard Airport
20 Lindbergh Drive
Hartford, CT 06114