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WELCOME to the TUGNET interactive experience. Our Club is all about members sharing ideas, problems and experiences for the benefit of all members.

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Meeting Agenda For October 2017

October 3 - Fritz Coleman

Many of you will remember when Fritz Coleman visited us way back in 2008. At that time he showed us how technology was aiding in the accuracy of weather forecasting. Technology has advanced in that field just as in everything else. He will be bringing us up to date and with all the recent weather-related events, he will have a lot to talk about and is willing to answer your questions.

While best known as the NBC4 Weatherman for the past 30-plus years, we can forecast lots of laughs when Fritz shares his comments on “getting older might not be pretty, but it sure is funny!” Many think he is L.A.’s favorite weatherman and, in addition, is truly hilarious, charming and entertaining for everyone. If you weren’t aware, he has a one-man stand-up comedy show which has been dubbed a “baby boomer support group.” He is truly the epitome of growing old while doing what you love.

This is truly a very special night so do plan to be with us.

October 10 - Board Meeting

The second Tuesday of each month is our TUGNET board meeting. In case you aren’t aware of it, our board meetings are open to all members. So if there is something on your mind, an idea you’d like to introduce, or a gripe (gosh, I hope not), you are welcome to come share it with us.

We meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m., meeting begins at 7:00, in the conference room of the Horseless Carriage Restaurant, Galpin Ford, 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills.

October 17 - Pot Luck and ABC in the Skies

The ususal comments for our long-awaited Potluck. Most of you know the drill but to tweak your memory, we feast on the many dishes brought in by our members (plan them to serve 8-10). Please remember that if you are unable to bring a dish, we will ask you to contribute $10 so we can add additional food to the table as needed. We want to have plenty for everyone! This plan has worked well in the past, so we should have a great dinner party once again to keep our new year schedule on track.

ABC (Aircraft, Bureaucracy and Control) in the Skies

After we have feasted, Dr. Garry Sexton will be visiting us to give a very interesting look at Aircraft, Bureaucracy and Control.

The use of aircraft changed the skies starting in World War I. From that time aircraft, pilots and controls changed from no rules to ever changing rules.

Radios saw changes from Spark gap with receivers (crystal), to tubes and finally amplification.

Changes in technology and forced by accident, over the years pilots and aircraft flight path control became a victim of constant bureaucratic changes.

The three areas are interwoven and interact:
• Aircraft constantly changing from fabric covering to supersonic
• Bureaucracy changes as the technology of radio and radar developed, allowing the aircraft to be followed
• Control increases as real time communication becomes the norm

How does the human pilot fit into all of this? How were they first selected? Do you really need teeth to be a pilot?

Dr Garry Sexton is a pilot with about 1600 hours flight time and holds the following licenses:
Airplane single and multi-engine land; Instrument aircraft; Commercial pilot; Private privileges; Glider aero tow only; Plus Mechanic: Air frame and Power-plants

Dr. Sexton will expound on all this to make it a fascinating and entertaining evening. We're looking forward to it!

October 24 - Dining with TUGNET

California Pizza Kitchen
9301 Tampa Ave.

You are no doubt aware that the CA Pizza Kitchen menu includes far more than pizza - pretty much anything you would desire: sandwiches, salads, etc.

Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m. They are good about having us sit together and the waitress marks all our orders as "TUGNET."

California Pizza Kitchen is generous with their donations from these fund-raising meals and have always sent a check for our share very promptly. Can you tell me an easier way to earn funds to support TUGNET? Please try hard to participate.

If you have a favorite restaurant you’d like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know about it. His contact info is on page 3 of the monthly newsletter. He is happy to work with any location which welcomes groups. By the way, it is surprising how many restaurants are glad to participate in this sharing program. After all, this brings them customers who otherwise wouldn’t be there!

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