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2013-May-18 : Flyout to Hollister (CVH)


After the Young Eagles Rally, a scant few of us met at the HWD washrack and took off for Hollister to enjoy lunch at the Ding A Ling Cafe on a beautiful day. Gary and Pat got there quickly in his Bonanza while Katie, Betty, Becky and I meandered over in my Cessna.

We were told that it was windy and bumpy, but we didn't feel any of that along the way. Perhaps we weren't paying attention since the view was so nice (no haze). The winds from the west were strong enough that I landed on 24 instead of the usual 31, however.

Speaking with the helpful staff at the Ding A Ling Cafe, we learned that it was likely going to close permanently in the near future. Saddened by the news (it is a great little cafe), we enjoyed what could be our last lunch there. I hope they manage to keep it open.

- Mike Smith

Number of People: 5
Number of Planes: 2 – Bonanza, Cessna 172F
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
Taxi past the L-5 Veronique
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