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 August 20-22, 2010

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Dear Vintage Mooney Flyers,

This will be our second fly-in to Friday Harbor.  Friday Harbor is situated in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound in Washington.  Since it will be a longer flight for many of us from the southwest, Jeff Mirsepasy, our host, has planned activities from Friday afternoon to Sunday.  The VMG gives us all the excuse to fly places we might not otherwise have thought of.  Friday Harbor is one of those and you will not be disappointed.  The flying in August in the northwest is typically beautiful VFR.  Make your co-pilot happy by bringing them to see the greatest people they'll ever meet in one of the greatest places in the northwest.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY: Early arrivals, explore Friday Harbor.

7:30pm: Dinner at Coho's.  The menu is as follows: Appetizers are Seasonal Crostini, Salmon Mouse Canapes and Scallop cakes.  The Entrees are choice of 1) Flat Iron Steak: Grilled Painted Hill Beef with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Italian Salsa Verde and Seasonal Vegetables, 2) Alaskan King Salmon:  Black and White Sesame Encrusted Salmon with Seared Rice Cake with Ginger Mirin Sauce and Seasonal Vegetables, or 3) Housemade Ricotta Gnocchis Tossed in Summer Vegetable Sauce (vegetarian option).  Dessert is Chocolate Pot Au Creme.  How wonderful is that?  Price is $32/pp.


9:00am-11:30am: Arrivals and Ramp Time with new and old friends

12:00: BBQ Lunch on the ramp -- Burgers/dogs with the fixins', potato salad, slaw, brownies, soda and water for $15

1:00pm: Awards & Recognitions, VMG Introductions & Mooney Tales

Evening: A Hangar dinner and dance right on the airfield, hosted by James Crossley.  "One More Time Band." They play '40s/'50s era and Dixieland jazz.

Donation TBD.

SUNDAY: There is whale watching available, for those wishing to do so.  Click Here for more information.

Flying to Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR)
  Elev: 113'
  RUNWAY: 16/34 (3402' x 75')
Phone: 360-378-4724
  Approach: Whidbey Approach on 118.2
  WX-ASOS: 135.675, or 360-378-8491
Seattle on 122.2

Airport Information:
Runway Finder, Skyvector or Airnav

Weather Information:
Underground Weather or AvnWx

Aircraft Parking Info:  Plenty of parking on the NE side of the field. NOTE: Bring your own ropes and tiedown stakes.  Overnight fee is $13.

Click Here for Noise Abatement Procedures.  Let's be good visitors!

Fuel is expensive at FHR, so we recommend fueling at Skagit (KBVS).  Go to the Texaco on the south side of R/W 22 at ViaJet, which is also a Mooney Service Center.  At FHR, there is no FBO on the field, but there is a mechanic on the field, San Juan Air Maintenance - Sid at (360) 378-6324

Area & Lodging Info:
Click Here for Things to Do in the area.  Click Here for Whale Watching info on San Juan Islands.  It is a 12 minute walk from the airport to the village of Friday Harbor.

Harrison House Suite - 15% discount for VMG members and a complimentary bottle of Champagne
The Orca Inn
Best Western Friday Harbor Suites
The Earthbox Motel and Spa

Ground Transportation Info:
Shuttle transportation is provided by San Juan Transit (bus) 360-378-8887 or San Juan Taxi ($5 per ride) 360-298-4434

Hope to see you in Friday Harbor,
Jeff Mirsepasy