August 14th, 2019
News at the Wing
by Jarrett Bertoncin
Remember, Honor, Inspire, Fly!
Longer then a text but not a newsletter here is the latest goings-on at the Wing.
General Meeting this Saturday
August 17th, 10:00am

Heritage Speaker Series
Vietnam Purple Heart Recipient
Al Newland

Lunch to Follow
PT-19 Update
Wing Restoration
Wing Parts
The PT-19 restoration is moving forward. The outer wings are being restored by the Dixie Wing. They are replacing and rebuilding a lot of the wood in both outer wings. When they are done with the outer wings the center wing section will travel to the Dixie Wing in Peachtree City, GA just outside of Atlanta.

Here at home our maintenance crew is busy working on the fuselage taking apart, cleaning and restoring as needed. Dixie Wing will restore all of the yellow sections and we will restore all of the blue sections of our PT-19
Stearman on the Road
We had a great day at the Great Plains Wing open house on Saturday. The Stearman sold eight rides and gave one comp ride flight. Numerous members flew and drove to the event to support our friends in Omaha. 
Thank you to everyone that made the trip! This was a great event for the Great Plains Wing. 
Several of our members traveled to Whiteman AFB and Cape Girardeau to help the Blastards set up and set off (blow up) airshow pyro. The Blastards are one of three CAF units specializing in airshow pyrotechnics. As a "Thank You" the Blastards donated $3,000.00 to the PT-19 aircraft account to help pay for the planes restoration. 
Washing Planes in Navy Park
Power washers, boom lifts, ladders, buckets and mops were all in use on July 27 th as Wing members spent the morning washing the three vintage Navy planes in Naval Air Park. This is how we pay our rent for our hangar's pad on the airport.
John Glenn way
On July 16 th the Johnson County Airport Commission held a naming ceremony in our hanger to name a street after Senator and Astronaut John Glenn. John Glenn first learned to fly at Olathe Naval Air Station, now New Century AirCenter in a Stearman very similar to ours!

B-29 Doc is Coming
We are excited that Doc is coming to the HOA. Doc will be selling rides and cockpit tours September 6-8 at the Hangar. More Information to come. But first join wing member Dr. John Curatola as he presents B-29 Superfortress on Wednesday August 28 th at 7:00pm as part of the Heritage Speaker Series at the Hangar. 

Watch for more Wing updates.

Stay informed. Get engaged!

Jarrett Bertoncin
Executive Officer
Public Information Officer


General Meeting &
Heritage Speaker Series
August 17th, 10:00am
Vietnam Purple Heart Recipient Al Newland

Heritage Speaker Series Special Event
Wednesday August 28th, 7:00pm
Dr. John Curatola presents B-29 Superfortress

Wing Staff Meeting
September 5th, 7:00pm

Old Settlers Days
September 5-7th
Downtown Olathe

Open Hangar Day 
B-29 Doc Visits
September 7th 10:00am-3:00pm
Women with Wings! Celebrating Women in Aviation!

General Meeting &
Heritage Speaker Series
September 21st, 10:00am
Speaker TBA

Stearman to:
Wings over Weatherford Airshow
September 28th
Weatherford, Ok

Wing Staff Meeting
October 3rd, 7:00pm

Just Added!
Open Hangar Day 
October 5th 10:00am-3:00pm
Fall Festival!

General Meeting &
Heritage Speaker Series
October 19th, 10:00am
Speaker TBA

Wing Staff Meeting
November 7th, 7:00pm

General Meeting &
Heritage Speaker Series
Staff Elections
Socks forNovember 16th, 10:00am
Speaker TBA

Wing Staff Meeting
December 5th, 7:00pm

Wing Christmas Party
December 7th
At the Hangar

Happy Holidays
No December General Meeting
See you in 2020!