Thursday, September 8, 2011

Irene and Sussex Airport

While our two home base airports, Caldwell and Linden seem to have weathered the storm reasonably well, we received the following picture of flooding at Sussex Airport (FWN).  I'm sure many of us have gone there as part of our training, or to just to visit.

Our thoughts go out to the folks who run the airport, as well as the many owners whose planes were based there.

September Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker: Eric Sanderman, Regional Sales Director for Cirrus Aircraft
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time: Meeting starts at 8:00pm, refreshments served at 7:30pm.
Location: NJ Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum at KTEB

Mr. Sanderman is the NY & NJ Regional Director for Cirrus Aircraft. Mr. Sanderman Practiced as a CPA for 17 years before joining Cirrus Aircraft. He graduated from San Diego State University.  Before starting his own accounting & consulting practice, Eric was a staff professional at Deloitte & Touche and KPMG Peat Marwick. He then founded and ran a 10 person accounting, with clients spanning the state of California, and into Nevada and Arizona. Having such far-flug clients, Eric became a pilot an dused his airplane to ease the travel burden.  In 2003, he purchased a share in a Cirrus.  As the lead partner in his firm, his job was to bring in new clients.  That is where he began to express an aptitude in sales.  After buying his second Cirrus, the Southern California rep for Cirrus convinced Eric to try his hand at selling the world's leading airplane.  Since joining Cirrus in 2005, Eric has logged another 3,500 hours giving demo and delivery flights in every version of Cirrus. He is based out of Cirrus's NY office at the Millionair FBO at White Plains, Westchester County Airport (KHPN).  He will be sharing with us his experience as a demo pilot, and lots of insider information about Cirrus and its products.

The meeting is open to the public. As an added bonus, the NJ Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum will extend free admissions to members and guests starting at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served at 7:30pm, and the meeting will begin promptly at 8:00pm.