Mooney Aircraft Owners Meet and Greet at Leesburg International Airport

Mooney pilots gathered for the fourth consecutive year at the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 hangar at the Leesburg International Airport, in Leesburg, Florida on January 13,2018.

The EAA chapter 534 hosted the Mooney Lunch Group in their hangar on a rather cloudy and cool day for Floridians which limited the number of Mooney airplanes to six. They came from as far away as Stuart, St Augustine, and Pompano Beach, Florida. The majority of pilots drove in because of the weather.

The total number of Mooney owners who attended was 22 and there were 12 EAA chapter members putting on the BBQ lunch and serving the meal. A good deal of hangar flying took place during the lunch.

EAA Chapter 534 has a large hangar at the airport which makes it easy to host groups of this type.  Ordinarily it is filled with aircraft project planes which end up getting moved outside or pushed to one side. This is the same location from which the chapter runs their Young Eagles events and Youth Aviation program.

The group was welcomed by Jodie Soule, the Chapter 534 President, and David and Ruth Taisch, founders of the Mooney Lunch Group.

After the hangar lunch the group was invited to the Taisch home in Tavares, FL. to view their large back yard railroad diorama, which is basically Ruth’s hobby, but she does allow David to play with her trains. Besides owning a Mooney aircraft, they also have a Lake amphibian that is usually docked in front of their home on Lake Harris.

If you would like more information about EAA Chapter 534 you may go to the following web site eaachapter534.org