The risks we take

News from the beautiful Hilltop… Conservancy Capital Fund We have a committee working on a recommendation, how to protect the windfall. Guess what – from what I gather, risk is their key topic. Risk of losing out against inflation. Risk of negative returns. Thanks for all involved in working through this. Altlasten Winter starkly uncovers, … Read more

Classroom #6 is in Session

It’s 2023, and we are on a roll! Ground School in Person and as Zoom: Phil Klauder started setting up Classroom #6 (formerly club house) on Saturday for the Ground school starting this coming Saturday 1/28/23 at 9 AM either as Zoom or in person. There will be attendees from all over the country. It’s … Read more

Welcome to the PGC Flight School

Wait, what? Since when are we a flight school? Really ever since PGC was founded. And any of us, that learned to fly at PGC have done so with a curriculum, rigor and dedication of our volunteer flight instructors, that equals or exceeds any commercial flight school out there. To the point, that our DPE suggested, … Read more

October? Wait! where did the summer go?

Wow, October is here! One of my favorite months. The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing, but also the days are getting shorter. We see less of our youth members because they are back in school. (You remember school, right?) We slow down a bit in the fall, but we don’t stop. Regular Wednesday … Read more

Neighbor’s Day!

Yesterday we had a very successful Neighbor’s Day! A Big Big thanks to Beth who organized the food and greeters. Likewise to Wolfgang who not only coordinated the invitations also stepped up to Field Manage the Day. Thanks to the Tow Pilots: Peter Hoey, Steve Devine, Chris McCardell and Paul Finestone. And the instructor/commercial pilots who … Read more

Busy September

For those of you missed the 80th anniversary  party, you missed a great time.  It has been way too long since we were all able to get together. A very big thanks to Beth for putting it all together. The Back Porch Jug Band was excellent, I hope to see them again. We dug out … Read more


You do remember that we are ALL volunteers in this club? RIGHT!? I say this because there have been a couple of incidents brought to my attention that are greatly disturbing. Cases of members being berating for their volunteer effort. Whiskey Tango  Foxtrot! We do NOT complain to a Tow Pilot because he can’t tow … Read more

Not quite unanimous…..

Thank you all for taking the time to attend the special membership meeting and/or voting for PGCs future.  One person voted no, would that individual please let me know your concerns? Drop an anonymous note in the treasure’s box with your concerns. I’ll try to address them in my next column. So, what’s next? We … Read more

Closing, and next steps

On Monday June 27, we closed on the easement. A very big thanks to; Steve Devine, Phil LaRue, Wolfgang Thamm and Peter Quigley for working though all of the details. Especially the last few weeks! The funds are still working their way through the various clearing houses, but should be available to us by the … Read more