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2013 Pumpkin Drop
November 3rd, 2013
On Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Santa Cruz Flying Club and Ocean Air Flight Services will host a Pumpkin Drop at the Watsonville Municipal Airport.

Young and old alike are invited to bring their small uncarved left-over Halloween pumpkins and test their accuracy hitting a ground target from the air.

The "Pumpkin Drop" has been a popular annual post-Halloween event at the airport. Pilots volunteer their time and aircraft to take "pumpkin droppers" twice around the pattern and over a 5. x 5. target located beside the runway. The contest is to see whos pumpkin, or fragment thereof, lands closest to the target.

For community members interested in learning about aviation, or considering beginning flying lessons themselves, this is an excellent opportunity for an introduction to flight. Certified flight instructors will be available to answer questions.

Donations are encouraged to offset fuel costs. You are invited to bring your own small pumpkin, or the Flying Club will supply one for a $10.00 per pumpkin suggested donation.

The Santa Cruz Flying Club is a non-profit social club focused on aviation and pilot training based at the Watsonville airport. The club atmosphere aids in learning to fly by sharing experiences with others, going on group flights to interesting destinations, and sharing flight expenses with other pilots. They have monthly potlucks and training opportunities throughout the year. For more information about this or other events visit the club online at http://scfc.org/ or call 831-722-4580.

Ocean Air Flight Services is a fixed-base operator (FBO) at the Watsonville Airport providing aircraft management, maintenance, sales, rental and scheduling services. For more information about Ocean Air Flight Services visit http://oceanairflightservices.com or call 831-763-0290.

The 2013 "Pumpkin Drop" will be held from 9:00 AM to 1 PM at the Ocean Air Flight Services hangar located at 170 Aviation Way, just off of Airport Blvd in Watsonville.

For more information, please contact Armin at Ocean Air Flight Services, (831)763-0290.

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News Archive
·  NASA LEAPTech  July 16, 2015
·  Santa Cruz Flying Club  April 18, 2015
·  Aviation Story  May 25, 2013
·  2013 Pumpkin Drop  November 3rd, 2013
·  FREE Groundschool  June 17, 2013
·  Aviation Story  May 25, 2012
·  Multi-engine Trainer  February 5, 2012
·  Holiday Gift Idea  December 18, 2011
·  Congratulations Pete & Henry!  September 8, 2011
·  N839AL Panel Upgrade  July 12, 2011
·  June Groundschool  June 1, 2011
·  Learn to Fly Day  May 1, 2011
·  Newest Graduate  March 30, 2010
·  January Groundschool  January 8, 2011
·  Pumpkin Drop  November 7th, 2010
·  Tecnam P2008 on Display  November 1st, 2010
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·  Tecnam Flight Center  July 29, 2010
·  September Groundschool  August 10, 2010
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