SCAPA is very pleased to announce that Kids Day 2009 at San Carlos Airport was a fantastic success. A dedicated corps of volunteers, under the direction of Dave Duffy, turned in a superb performance on Aug. 18th that brought together aircraft, aviators, and emergency vehicles from around the Bay Area to provide lifelong pro-aviation memories for over 100 kids from the Coastside Childrens summer camp.
In just a few short years some of these kids could be part of the incoming class at the Air Force Academy or a local flight school. SCAPA is pleased to have contributed a small part of the background that may lead them in either direction.
Thanks are due to a huge group of folks who donated their time and in some cases vehicles and aircraft to this crusade for the promotion of aviation to tomorrow’s pilots. Key people included Dave Duffy, Karen Morss and Lucy Ball the red standard poodle, Carl Mauck, David Aliamus of Coastside Children, Norma Baldwin, Grace Castillo of the California Highway Patrol, Sandy Correia of Stanford Medical heliflight, D.J.Cullen of San Mateo County Airports, UJ Emetron of Diamond Aviation, Hollie Gilbert, Taara Hoffman of Coastside Children, Airports Manager Mark Larson of San Mateo County Airports, Dan McLaughlin, President of the Half Moon Bay Pilots Association, Jerry Grainger, Mike Mullooly, Chris Piety, Curt Sanford, Steve Scott, Nancy Stock, Carol Ford, President of the San Carlos Airport Association, Curt Nehring, and Jim Wadleigh of San Mateo County Airports. (if we’ve missed your name, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The following photos give some idea what this fantastic day in the sun at the airport looked like.