A great time was had by all who attended this year’s barbecue at the Hiller on Sun. Sept. 30, 2012.

Nearly 100 meals were served. The food was fantastic and included ribeye steak, salmon, chicken, shrimp, baked beans, potato and green salads, cold drinks and dessert.

If you couldn’t make it this time, plan on attending next year. You’re sure to enjoy yourself.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of a plaque to Casey Giddens, in honor of his service as Air Traffic Manager and who first started on the ATC staff at KSQL in 1996. Casey is moving on to a new assignment in Arizona. We wish him the best and hope he enjoys the weather and the new challenges in his career. We appreciate everything he has done to keep all of us safe at San Carlos Airport.

Congratulations to Curt Nehring who coordinated the event and thanks to everyone who lent a hand, including the folks who displayed their aircraft and the crew who prepared the food, as well as everyone else who helped out, including the setup team and the cleanup group. Volunteers included Herb Patten (food prep. and during the event), Cass Wilson, John Rohrer, Joe Lascola, Bob O’Sullivan, and Bill Warner.

We are especially grateful to Jeff Bass, Willie Turner, Lanie Agulay and Adam Villa at the Hiller Museum.

We’d like to thank our chefs, Frank Alaimo, Ken Steiner and Bruce Wallace. They made our day. Also, thanks to Tim Foley for lending his large gas BBQ grill that made it possible.

We’d also like to thank Jerry Grainger who coordinated the aircraft display this year. He spent many hours laboriously contacting folks.

Several friends from EAA Chapter 20 at San Carlos Airport helped getting planes in and out of the display area: Irwin Abrams and Roland Chenoweth.

Aircraft exhibitors included:

1976 Cessna 177B Cardinal – Bob Leuten
1952 Cessna 195 – Bruce Norris
1946 Globe Swift – Bill O’Connell
Christen Eagle – Butch Pfeifer
Rans Coyote 2 – (LSA) – Roland Chenowith
1954 Cessna 195 – Oliver Coolidge
Kit fox – Bruce Estes
RV 6 A – Mike Cunneen

Thanks again and see you all next year!

thanks to Herb Pattern for the photos