Monthly Newsletter

November Newsletter


The Professional Pilots Association’s next meeting will be November 7th, 2018 at the main Lane Aviation hangar in the middle of the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio. Click here for a map


The speaker at our November meeting will be Mike Pohorilla. Mr. Pohorilla flew as a B-17 navigator with the 8th Air force, 385 Bomb Group, out of Great Ashfield in East Anglia, UK during ’44 and ’45.  His crew’s airplane was the Sky Goddess.  He flew on 35 missions, and had 34 landings… not a typo.  Mike is a military-history encyclopedia, and currently very active as a docent with the Motts Military Museum, and is an active in-demand speaker to community groups and gatherings with his patriotic message “What is a Hero”.  He has also been honored to participate in Honor Flight.  Mike learned to fly before he drove a car, and had 40 hours in Stearmans before the Army  transitioned him over to Navigator training. You can read Mr. Pohorilla’s WW-2 timeline HERE



Each PPA member is encouraged to make reservations as early as practicable to help us obtain an accurate estimate of attendance. Please make your reservation not later than noon, Monday, November 5th. This meeting is not sponsored. There will be a $20 registration fee collected at the door to cover the meal and PPA expenses.

Make your reservations in one of these two ways:
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6:30 p.m. Social Hour
7:15 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Presentation

See you on November 7th, 2018.

Mike Ponzani

President, Professional Pilots Association
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