A Fond Farewell
I’ve enjoyed serving you as President of FNL Pilots Association for 3-1/2 years. But my career path is taking me to Kansas, so I’ve resigned as of July 1, 2019. I leave the Association in the capable hands of your new President, James Hays.
I have an opportunity to check an item off my bucket list and work in an aviation-related job. I’ll be writing software for Garmin’s suite of avionics products. Garmin is based in Olathe, KS (pronounced oh-LAY-thuh), so that’s where Julie and I are headed after this year’s AirVenture in Oshkosh.
I will miss each and every one of you. FNL has a vibrant pilot community, and I hope to find something similar in Kansas. If not, I have a great model for growing a new pilots’ association there.
In FNL Pilots Association’s fifteen short years, it has become a respected advocate for local pilots to the airport governance, provides entertaining and educational programs each month, provides a local fuel discount for its members, and works cooperatively side by side with our local EAA chapter.
I have five choices of airports in Olathe, each with a very long waiting list for hangars: Johnson Executive (OJC), New Century (IXD), Gardner (K34), Wheeler Downtown (MKC), or even the all-turf Cedar Air Park (51K) (which is for sale if you can scrape up $1.2 million). I’ve already signed up to be the AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer for OJC, because I think it’s an important program to support. James is replacing me in the ASN Volunteer role for FNL.
Please stay in touch! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.