LIPAMA Summer Social

  • Thu, August 22, 2013
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 2221 Smithtown Avenue at the Hawthorne Hanger
Hello everyone!

 Well, it is that time of year again!  Summer is clipping along and we are less than three weeks away from our LIPAMA Annual Summer Social on August 22nd. Everything is shaping up nicely. Click here for the PDF Flyer: 2013 Summer Social.pdf

If you have not registered and plan to attend, please do so soon so we get an accurate headcount for food and beverages and get you on the entry roster. Click:

Live entertainment this year will be from Matt and Mike from Super Acoustic. Great guys performing an outstanding mix of easy listening tunes, you may remember them from our December 19th LIPAMA Holiday Dinner. Were looking forward to their great music and vocals!

For our special mid-event entertainment this year, Elvis is still dead!, but look forward to the talent and entertainment style of Mr. Steve Charles.  Steve is going to treat us to a really fun show and some "Rat Pack Era" renditions of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and other classics...maybe even an Elvis song?

We are talking with the folks from Rivetborne, a high performance aviation center offering specialized corporate leadership and flight training programs. They provide undergraduate pilot training for US Air Force Cadets and we are kicking around the idea of them bringing down the M – 26 Air Wolf acrobatic trainer for static display. Very unique aircraft.  Still working on those details…stay tuned…

We were working to organize a rib smoker barbecue competition between Constant Aviation, Embraer and ExcelAire and a cook-off judging panel for their respective super-secret rib recipes. The logistics just weren't working out for us, but we think it a really fun idea! We will plan on hosting a rib competition next year.

This year's food will be served up from our family friends at Mamma Mia's Ristorante, located on Ocean Avenue at Veterans Memorial Highway in Ronkonkoma. They will be serving up some of the finest grilled sausages, grilled salmon, pasta selections, salads and fresh breads. No one goes home hungry!

Rumor has it that "Joliet Jake" may be getting out on parole on 20 August. Trying to see if we can track him down, but as usual, Ellwood seems to have left the building.  We are still looking for him...

It is going to be a great time again, so come out, relax, enjoy, meet old friends and make some new ones.

We extend our very special thanks to the great folks at Hawthorne Global Aviation Services / ExcelAire for hosting the event this year. They are a great group of professionals to work with!

Our summer event free of charge because of the wonderful sponsors we have. We thank AirCell/GoGo, A&P Maintenance, Camp systems, Constant Aviation, Dallas Airmotive, Duncan Aviation, Embraer, Executive Flightways, Beechcraft, International Communications Group (ICG), The Independent Fixed Based Operators Association (IFBOA), our friends at LIBAA, North American Air Charter, Prostar Aviation, RedVu, Richmor Aviation, Rockwell Collins, Standard Aero, and Vaughn College.  Can’t do it without you!!!

So… if you plan on attending, please go online and register soon as you can so we know to expect you, get enough food and get you on the access list. To register free go to:

For our corporate partners, it's never too late to sponsor our event. You can sponsor by credit card on our website, at registration at the event or feel free to contact Ray Larkin or Doris Giambruno doris@libaa.mail for detailed information on how to sponsor.

Hope you're all enjoying the summer and having a great time!  Come out and join us for our summer blast!

Look forward to seeing you on August 22th, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Hawthorne Global Aviation Services Hangar located at 2221 Smithtown Ave., Ronkonkoma at the Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP).

Come hungry and be prepared to have a great time!  Door prizes are highly encouraged.

Ray Larkin – President


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