Summary of 2022 48th Annual Ky Sport Aviation Weekend at Rough River
As the planned event date of Sept 9-11 approached, the weather forecasts were predicting rain and storms through that weekend. The decision was made on Wed, Sept 14 to postpone the fly-in to Sunday, Sept 18. As it turned out, the original weekend did not develop the poor weather as predicted, but, it still was not ideal for those flying in.
The “rain date” Sunday gave us perfect weather, and about 20 aircraft were flown in for the day and several folks drove in, resulting in about 40 persons attending.
Surprisingly, several aviators arrived Saturday and camped with their aircraft that night, which reportedly was a perfect camping night.
Those attending dined at the Lodge restaurant or across the street at the Lake View restaurant. Both served a real nice buffet or lunch.
The early part of the day was mostly spent visiting fellow aviators and friends and comparing notes on aircraft.
Unfortunately, the winds picked up and were a bit gusty, so there were only two entries for the Spot Landing contest, and those two decided to make the contest one of trying to land before the first taxi-way turn-off when they returned to Bowman.
At mid-afternoon, about 20 persons participated in the Raffle drawings. The PJ2 handheld radio, donated by Sporty’s was won by Dave Derrick, the RayTalk headset, donated by Wick’s Aircraft was won by Beth King, the Original Flightbag, donated by Sporty’s was won by Kacy Thompson and the $25 WagAero Gift Certificate was won by Sha Allen.
George Baumler won $95 from the 50/50 drawing. And, lucky Kacy Thompson won the Waco Flight for Two donated by Steve Koch.
Finally, drawings were held for various door prizes until everyone present took home a handy item.
The event wrapped up about 4:30 PM CST, which allowed enough time for folks to get back and get ready for the week.
It was later reported that the one-of-a kind, traveling Spot Landing Trophy went to Gary Katz, who made the first turn-off at Bowman. Bob Waggoner tried, but no cigar.
Mark your calendars for September 8 – 10, 2023 for the 49th version of the fly-in.
The Fly-in Committee thanks all who supported the event.