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Title:
D Day Squadron-Flying 75 Year Old Aircraft Across The Atlantic with Bill Tymczyszyn
Topic:
The Story of the D-Day Squadron, Re-mapping the Journey across the Atlantic to Honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, starting at 19:00 Pacific Standard Time Download Calendar File
Speaker(s):
Bill Tymczyszyn, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, Rotorcraft-Helicopter
Brief Description:

Bill Tymczyszyn will share the story of the D-Day Squadron, re-mapping the journey he took in the Flabob Express DC 3 - the dream, preparation, crossing the Atlantic and seven countries - and back.  The flight was a living history adventure to honor D-Day and its veterans and the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.

Please preregister at least 24 hours in advance at http://www.vc99sclasses.com where you can find detailed information about the classes, instructors and any fees.

Select Number:
WP0198711
Location of Seminar:
Aviation Museum of Santa Paula
800 E. Santa Maria St.

Santa Paula, CA 93060
Directions to Venue:

The Aviation Museum of Santa Paula is located on the field of Santa Paula Airport (KSZP).  There is ample free parking in an adjacent lot and on Santa Maria Street. Santa Paula Airport is located off the Palm Ave exit of the 126 Freeway.


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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  KCMA
Seating:
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Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
N/A
Contact Information:
Carolyn Brown or Susan Liebeler
Phone: 805-312-9299
classes@vc99s.org
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"D Day Squadron - Flying 75 Year Old Aircraft Across The Atlantic" with Bill Tymczyszyn

A Ventura County 99s Pilot Proficiency Class

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm at the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula

On June 5, 2019 approximately half a million people from around the globe met in Normandy to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.   Bill Tymczyszyn will share the story of the D-Day Squadron, re-mapping the journey he took in the Flabob Express DC 3 - the dream, preparation, crossing the Atlantic and seven countries - and back.  The flight was a living history adventure to honor D-Day and its veterans and the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.

Every flight in a DC-3 is an adventure, but to fly from Riverside to Europe and back, and do it with 14 other 75-year-old DC-3s and C-47s was a remarkable accomplishment.  Bill Tymczyszyn, one of the pilots on this historic mission, will share insights into what it took to mitigate the risks and tackle the challenges, including: increasing aircraft reliability, insuring spare parts and avgas availability, flight crew training including formation, emergency equipment, and, of course, planning for a journey through an ever-changing and often daunting weather environment – the skies of the North Atlantic Ocean

Instructor:  Bill Tymczyszyn, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, Rotorcraft-Helicopter, is a retired airline captain (38 years at Continental and United).  He is a 53-year GA pilot, an FAA Designated Engineering Represntative (DER), a Flight Test PIlot and Flight Analyst.  Bill is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and is based at Torrance Airport (KTOA) where he keeps his Beech Travelair, Bellanca Decathlon, and 1931 Buhl Bull Pup.  He has a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. Bill was one of the pilots who flew a DC-3 in the D-Day Squadron across the Atlantic to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

This program is one of a series in the Ventura County 99s 20th Annual Pilot Proficiency Classes, an annual series of approximately 20-25  seminars and programs from February to May. There is a fee for all classes except this class and the Feb 19th Tom Morgenfeld "Reflections of a Test Pilot" class.  Please go to our registration web site at http://www.vc99sclasses.com for additional information about each class and the instructors.

Some classes fill to capacity quickly. Please register for the seminar at least 24 hours in advance to ensure we have seats for everyone at  http://www.vc99sclasses.com.  We cannot guarantee a seat  to people who do not register in advance. 

This February 22, 2020 class is the only one that meets at the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula at KSZP. Unless otherwise indicated on the registration web site http://www.vc99sclasses.com, all other classes meet in the upstairs meeting room of the Department of Airports, 555 Airport Way, Camarillo, CA 93010, on the field at KCMA. 

 

 

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Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
WINGS
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