On January 27th, chapter members, along with several members of the Amicale des anciens combattants (a Texas French veterans group), visited Dr. Steve Hoffman's Feiseler Fi 156 restoration project at K&W Aviation, La Porte Municipal Airport (T41). Begun in 2001, the restoration is essentially complete and first re-flight is expected at any time. This aircraft, a German design manufactured by the French, saw service after the Second Work War in France, then in Indochina, and finally in Algeria. It last flew in 1958.
The chapter's September meeting will be our annual "birthday party," now slated for the evening of February 20th. Whose birthday? No one in particular. We use this event to celebrate everyone's birthday (go figure). Birthday cake and ice cream will be served. Contact the chapter secretary for details as to time and place.
The March meeting is scheduled for the evening of the 20th, but the program for this meeting is still in work. Details will come out in the newsletter the week prior.