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Based in San Francisco, Golden Gate Flyers is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pilots, aviation professionals, and aviation enthusiasts. We provide a medium whereby members can network with others both socially and professionally.


Examples of outings and activities include:

  • Annual fall hangar party at the Oakland Airport
  • Annual holiday party in December in S.F.
  • Monthly dinner meetings in San Francisco 
  • Fly-Ins to places like Palm Springs, Sunriver Lodge, Shelter Cove, Big Bear Lake
  • Oceano, Santa Barbara, Death Valley, Catalina, and Mexico.
  • Toronto gay pride, Albuquerque balloon fiesta, and other joint events with affinity groups like the National Gay Pilots Association and Southern California's Unusual Attitudes

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2011 Annual GGF Hangar Party PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 October 2011

Golden Gate Flyers' annual fall hangar party at Oakland Airport has always been one of our more popular events for members and guests, and the 2011 one was no exception.  The weather turned out nearly perfect, following a cool and blustery Saturday the day before the event.

With the event being conveniently located at KOAK several members drove or took public transportation, but there were still nine members' aircraft parked in a semi-circle in front of Jim G's hangar, where the BBQ was held.  These were in addition to Jim's planes which, except for the DC-3, were parked in the hangar.  Tom B. from Southern California was the member coming the greatest distance, but he had flown up a couple days earlier in his Falco F8 on business, and was able to enjoy the party and BBQ before heading back later that afternoon.  Other members flew in from places such as Stockton, Byron and various Bay Area airports, and some simply taxied over from their KOAK hangars to join the display.  The honors for driving the greatest distance for the hangar party must go to Peggy, for driving down from Guerneville.

Once again, Stan C. and John B. did most of the organizing and food preparation, with Stan preparing all the condiments in advance and cooking the burgers and hotdogs on the large charcoal grill.  Jim and Tim arranged for tables, chairs and the charcoal grill -- and of course prepared the hangar for the event and cleaned up afterward.  Everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy the good food and the many friendships that have developed among GGF members.


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