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Merry Christmas! - December 07, 2017, 11:13:05 AM

  May God fill your life with love, joy and peace this Holiday Season and throughout the Christmas Season!

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Check out Skymasters on Facebook! Like Us too! - August 15, 2017, 07:27:29 AM

Skymasters has a presence on Facebook and our website updates our events to Facebook! I notice that a lot of people check there for our upcoming events and I've been experimenting with it somewhat in promoting some of our Events this summer, like our Open House, Warbirds & Scale and now the Midwest Regional Float Fly coming up. It's very interesting as you can target the promotions and spend $1.00 a day and still hit several thousand people in a huge geographical area, and it even pushes out to Instagram and Twitter. The metrics give reports back as to now many clicks and hits the promoted events receive and all kinds of data that I am still trying to interpolate. So, I will see if the $10 spent to promote the MWRFF pays off for the next 10 days has any impact through social media, LOL!

Anyway, it would be great if you could "LIKE SKYMASTERS" on your FACEBOOK PAGE" and invite your friends to do so also!


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A CHRISTMAS STORY - MWRFF 2017 - July 26, 2017, 06:11:51 AM

  Remember from the movie A Christmas Story with Peter Billingsley... the dad won a major award the leg lamp... HAHA! well our club has a Major, Major Event that has been going on for 27 years this year and not to make fun of it, but it is a BIG DEAL. The Midwest Regional Float Fly, honoring former President, now in memoriam of Darrell Watts. This event has drawn national attention for years and our club has upheld this great event and hosted one of the greatest float fly’s EVER! Yes, there are others, maybe even bigger, but none quite like this one and this year is going to be great! AGAIN. We've got a great team of committed guys. Veteran MWRFF guys and gals who know the ropes and new members who are committed to making this, like all the events our club puts on, the BEST!
I want to continue to encourage all Skymasters and everyone else to get your float planes ready for September 9-10, 2017 at Island Lake State Recreation Area in Brighton at Kent Lake Beach. You won't find a more beautiful place to hold a float fly with 1000' of sandy beach and crystal clear smooth waters. Great RV/camper camping available wonderful facilities, great food, local hotels/motels, awesome viewing and a great family friendly environment for the whole weekend.
We opened our online registration the other day and we had a record number sign up day one… how great is that…! It’s going to be a great MWRFF year! Mark your calendar… print out or pick up one of the flyers and affix it to your fridge and make your plans to attend the Skymasters Midwest Regional Float Fly 2017. We’re already excited and planning for your to be there!
Don’t hesitate, register today…

Soon we’ll have our online volunteer list of specific help we need so you can sign up for a shift to help out at this year’s MWRFF. This is an all club participation event! Each Skymaster is needed to help out at some point during the weekend. I appreciate your help!
It is another beautiful day at Skymasters… and it’s going to be a great weekend at Island Lake 2017!

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July 4 2017 - God Bless America - June 29, 2017, 11:59:11 AM

  For your Fourth of July - From YouTube - The Duke

This is the closing scene in John Wayne's "Swing Out Sweet Land" 1970 TV Special. Besides John Wayne, the song "God Bless America" features Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dan Blocker, Rosco Lee Brown, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Lorne Greene, Celeste Holm, Bob Hope, Michael Landon, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Ross Martin, Ed McMahon, Greg Morris, David Nelson, Rick Nelson, Hugh O'Brien, Doodletown Pipers, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Rowan & Martin, William Shatner, Red Skelton, Tom Smothers, Leslie Uggams, and Dennis Weaver

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