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VASI Picnic

Time:  Saturday, October 20th  

Location:  Venice Airport near Gate #9

All welcome (Members and non-members) bring a guest

This year we have coordinated the picnic to start right after EAA Young Eagle program - so if you are volunteering you will be able to walk over and join us when done. 

The airport has moved the picnic tables you see in the picture to where the young eagles will be flying and therefore we will not be able to use the usual area.  So please note that we have moved the event to "outside the fence" next to Gate #9

As always we will be bringing the grill, food and paperware but if you have extra chairs or tables please bring them in case we run out.

This is a great time to bring along anyone from the community who is interested in learning more about the airport and the airport community.

If you missed the meeting on Wednesday we had a great turnout and got an education about the impressive service that the Sarasota County Sheriff Helicopter Unit provide us.

We got a detailed overview of the equipment on the aircraft and its capabilities by Pilot/Deputy Sheriff Steve Shull. 

Did you know that their helicopter can carry 1300 lbs of water for firefighting purposes as well as an infrared spotlight and a night vision cameras for catching the bad guys without disturbing your sleep?  The camera is so powerful that they can pinpoint the target before the target can hear the helicopter approaching.

As if the helicopter was not impressive enough, a BIG shout out goes to Pilot/Deputy Steve Shull who is half our age and has been in the Coast Guard, Army Helicopter training, Police academy, two tours of duty overseas and now is one of four pilots flying to keep us safe.

Thank you for your service Deputy Shull !

We thank Mark Lamb for inviting our guest and helping with the meeting.  By the way, he was our speaker at the September meeting as well.  So we doubly thank him for his dedication to VASI.

See you all at the picnic....

VASI Communications
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