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Meetings and Scheduled Activities

Air Explorer Post117 meets every Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:30 PM. 

Notice to members:  Every Tuesday is bring a friend night.

Young men and women ages 14-20 are welcome and encouraged to check us out.  If you have an interest in flying things, this is the place for you. 

Current Projects

Membership:  It's an new year and we have a lot of fun planned.  We want to share it with as many as possible. 

February 27:  Paper Airplane Contest!  Explorers are to design paper airplanes to compete in three catagories of flying.  Fabulous prizes will be awarded for distance, endurance, and aerobatic performance.

March 6:  Rocket month begins.  Each Explorer will be building a model rocket kit.

April 1:  Launch Day!  Explorers will launch their rockets.  The advisors have planned several high power rocketry demonstrations.

April 7 or 8:  Spring field trip: Toledo R/C Expo 2001  It's the world's largest trade show for the radio controlled model industry.  Held every April at the SeaGate Centre in downtown Toledo, Ohio, this is the place to see what's new in the world of R/C models. 

Radio Controlled Model Airplanes:  Spring is coming!  This season Post 117 will operate two R/C training aircraft.  Work continues at each Tuesday meeting to ready the second airframe for flight.  Several Explorer's are also building their own planes in the meeting room.

Fund Raising:  Airplanes, utilities, and field trips all add up.  This year's winter fund raising project, sponsored by Aero Squadron 117, Inc. and Moose Lodge #669 is a raffle of a decorative Picking10 quart copper kettle  This elegant kettle was hand crafted in Bucyrus by the D.Picking & Company.  Don't spend years on the waiting list to buy one of these... Win it today  and help out the Air Explorers.  Tickets are just a dollar and all proceeds will go to Post 117's educational aviation program.  To purchase tickets see an Explorer, or one of their advisors, or email The winner will be drawn Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at the Moose Lodge.

Coming Soon

SUMMER!  Lots of flying to be enjoyed by all.