About Us

The Cessna 150-152 Fly-In Foundation

Since 1980, the Cessna 150-152 Club has been the go-to place for information about the care and operation of the World’s Most Popular Two-Place Airplane.

Since 2001 the Cessna 150-152 Fly-In has been one of the best annual aviation events in the country. The fly-in grew from a simple gathering of Cessna 150s and 152s to an annual event requiring months of time and effort to organize and run. The entire operation of the fly-in, from planning to operation, became a bit too much for one or two people to handle effectively. In 2009 The Cessna 150-152 Fly-In Foundation was formed for the sole purpose of planning, organizing, and running the annual Cessna 150-152 Fly-In. The Foundation and the Club were completely separate entities.

In 2019 the Foundation and the Club became one when the Foundation bought the Cessna 150-152 Club. The Foundation now plans and runs the annual fly-in and runs the day-to-day operation of the Club.

The Cessna 150-152 Fly-In Foundation is registered in the state of Illinois under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a not-for-profit charitable organization. All donations to the Cessna 150-152 Fly-In Foundation are tax deductible.

Although the Foundation is a non-profit organization, that does not mean the Foundation has to operate at a loss or have zero dollars in the bank at the end of the year. Just like any other business, the Foundation can have a running profit. In fact, it must have a running profit to remain a viable and growing concern. In a company run for profit, the profits are usually divided up among the owners. There are no owners of the Foundation, and all profits are put towards future events or other matters that further the Foundation’s goals. Foundation Directors and Officers are unpaid volunteers, and they pay their own way to all Foundation events and meetings, and pay their own admission and travel to the Fly-In.

The Foundation Officers

Kirk Wennerstrom

President

1,700 hour Private Pilot, with 1,000 of those in a 150. A former 150 owner, he now owns a Cardinal. But he flys that Cardnal to the Confab every year.

 

Jeff McGuire

Vice President

A retired fireman that owns a 182, but he also keeps coming back to the Confab. 

 

Terry Monday

Treasurer

He’s a CPA. That’s a good thing since he’s watching all of our money. He also owns a 150 “M” and his annual flights to the Confab are rarely “straight forward.”

 

Dave Rowland

Secretary

Works in IT. He owns a  Cessna 150 known as the “Rat Rod.” It’s a ’66 “F” modified with a 150 horse Lycoming, and a bunch of other toys. 

 

Mark Buchner

Director of Operations

A retired USAF MSgt, and retired 767 Captain. He has owned his Cessna 150 for 16 years. 

Board of Directors

 

Ed Figuli

Chairman

First flew with the Boy Scouts. Now 2,400 hours later he owns Woodstock, a highly modified 150hp yellow Texas Taildragger.

Ron Stewart

Director

Took his flrst flight at age 7. Started flying lessons at 19, and now has 1,700 hours in his 152. Been to every Confab since 2006.

 

George Jameson

Director

A 700 hour Private Pilot, with over 500 of those in his 152. Based in Central Massachusetts, he speaks with a funny accent and is a proud member of the East Coast Outkast.

Membership

Membership in the Cessna 150-152 Fly-In Foundation (the “Foundation”) is available to anyone interested in the Cessna 150, The Cessna 152, and/or the Cessna 150-152 Fly-In. Individuals become members by attending a Cessna 150-152 Fly-In or joining the Cessna 150-152 Club.

Membership is Active or Inactive based on the member’s status:

  1. Active Membership
    • Fly-In Members are active with the attendance at the most recent Cessna 150-152 Fly-In, and remain so until the start of the next Cessna 150-152 Fly-In.
    • Club Members are active as Long as their club Membership is in effect.
  2. Inactive Membership
    • Fly-In Members become inactive if they have not attended the most recent Fly-In.
    • Club Member’s become inactive if their membership is not renewed.

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