TCPS PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

Recognizing the PBY Catalina Heritage Worldwide


Pat Phillips

 

The journey continues and as your new President I intend to see that we reach our destination which of course is to get our aircraft back where it belongs,”IN THE AIR”.

 

Thank you to Jim Vissers, our past President and former Board members Sonny Covin, Ray Williams and Charles Ellsworth for getting us this far. A special thanks to Derwyn Ross for his ongoing efforts as Secretary.

 

As you know there has been setbacks along the way but the good news is we have overcome most of them to get to our present situation and I believe that the “Critical Mass” required to finish the effort is in place.

 

I look forward to working with our new Directors, Ramona Reynolds and Wayne Powell as well as Jim Vissers who is staying on as director at large.

 

Finally I would like to thank Bob Dyck for stepping up to the plate almost five years ago with his purchase of CF-UAW and making all this possible.

 

I read something many years ago written by the great German philosopher Goethe it has served me well in my past efforts with difficult projects.  
 
“WHATEVER YOU CAN DO,OR DREAM YOU CAN DO, BEGIN IT, BOLDNESS HAS GENIUS , POWER, AND MAGIC IN IT”.

 

See you at the Airshow!

 

Patrick Phillips