The tequila cup in arizona returns

In November 2016, several Chapter 26 members flew to Arizona to welcome back the Tequila Cup. Two planes, Steve De La Cruz’s S1-T and John and Kathy Howell’s Extra 300, left early in the morning and made it to Marana with time to practice. Susan Bell accepted an offer to fly Matt Dunfee’s Extra 300 with him as a safety pilot in Primary. They decided to practice before leaving Apple Valley…which led to an encounter with a Arizona thunderstorm and late arrival to glorious rainbows.


This was Kathy’s last contest ever and she came in third in Advanced. Steve was first in Intermediate, and Susan won Primary as the only pilot out of five registered who made it in due to the storms. There was a lovely banquet and we plan to return next year!