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2016 Central Ohio Aviation Holiday Dinner


Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center - Tuesday, December 13th.

We hope everyone had a wonderful time at this year's Holiday Dinner which is co-hosted with
 The Professional Pilots Association (PPA) and The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA).
Our report on the event is being created, so please check back!


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Villa Milano is located at 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229 just to the east of Westerville. Please Click Here for a map and directions to their Banquet and Conference facility.

The social gathering will start at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served around 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 per person and a cash bar will be available. Tickets will be on sale through the end of November so order yours early and avoid the rush.

About the Holiday Dinner.

For a number of years our members and friends have taken the time to come together to share in the festivities of the Holiday season. This event allows friends, spouses, girl & boy friends and families to enjoy good food, a light non-technical aviation presentation and a night of fun and prizes. Regardless of where you're from or what your beliefs, we share the bonds of peace and joy the Holidays bring.

This will be the eight year that we've held the event at Villa Milano and there's plenty of room for all who wish to attend at this venue. The decorations that greet you at the entrance of the restaurant are sure to get you in the spirit of this marvelous time of tinsel, trees, lights and music.


This year's Presentation.

Guest Speaker - Mr. Bill Albers - Champaign Aviation Museum, Urbana, Ohio
Topic: "The Champaign Lady B-17 Restoration Project."

We wish to thank Bill Albers and his wife for attending this year's Central Ohio Aviation Holiday Dinner and giving the presentation on the history of the B-17 Bomber and an update on the Champaign Lady Project. Bill was a child in Europe when the US Army Air corps and British flew bombing missions over Nazi occupied territory and the German homeland. He later immigrated to the US after a short stay in Canada and worked here as an engineer.

His presentation had several slides that showed the Boeing aircraft that became the B-17 and tracked the progress of the airframe with culminated in the B-17G model at the end of World War II. He showed photos of the several aircraft that came together along with many hand fabricated parts being used to remanufacture Champaign Lady. I've save a few of the many highlight slides from the presentation for your viewing below. Thanks for being a part of this year's Holiday Dinner!

Champaign Lady Presentation - Mr. Bill Albers


The 2016 Holiday Dinner Sponsors.

Please be sure to thank this year's Event Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor

Lane Aviation


Gold Sponsors
Constant Aviation, Nationwide, Duncan Aviation, Flightdocs,
SatCom Direct,  Standard Aero  and West Star Aviation


Silver Sponsors
GoGo Air and Winner Aviation


Bronze Sponsors
Aero Battery. Camp Systems, FlightSafety International,
Stevens Aviation,  Tool Testing Labs and Tritex Corporation


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The Holiday Dinner features good food, friends, family, raffle prizes and fun in a festive setting.


Jeff Gruber - Holiday Dinner Chairperson
C/O Columbus State Community College
5355 Alkire Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
For Info call 614/327-8187 or 614/287-7105
614/287-7103 Fax


COPAMA and Professional Pilots Association are both 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organizations