Several Chapter 1361 members conducted a fly-out to Sacramento’s McClellan Airport (KMCC) to visit the Aerospace Museum of California located just east of the runway. It was a Chapter effort to complete the first monthly EAA #AVChallenge. The Aviation Challenge is a new program by EAA in its ongoing effort to entice members to explore new aviation-related activities.
There were 7 members of our group, three guests and 4 Chapter members. Three airplanes left from Stead and Carson City airports and met up at the McClellan Jet Center facility in Sacramento. It was a beautiful day to fly, clear and smooth. The great folks at McClellan Jet Center let us use one of their courtesy cars for our entire stay in return for two of the planes purchasing some fuel (at the lowest fuel price in the area).
We had a great and very educational time at the Museum with their inside and outside exhibits. Then we got into the car and went out for lunch before returning to the Jet Center to begin our flight back to Reno/Carson City. The return flights were just as enjoyable even though there was a little headwind (of course) and a few more bumps from thermal heating than during during our morning trip. It was a fun time. We can’t wait to hear what the May challenge will be.
Here are some photos of our visit.