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
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
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.
SUNDAY: There is whale watching available,
for those wishing to do so.
Click Here for more information.
Flying to Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR)
RUNWAY: 16/34 (3402' x 75')
Approach: Whidbey Approach on 118.2
WX-ASOS: 135.675, or
FSS: Seattle on 122.2
Skyvector or Airnav
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
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.
Suite - 15% discount for VMG members and a complimentary bottle of Champagne
The Orca Inn
Best Western Friday Harbor Suites
The Earthbox Motel and
Ground Transportation Info:
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,