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Join us for Air Direct Airway’s Annual Poker Run to Benefit "Homes for our Troops"!

August 16th, 2014 0800-1500 lcl

Start in Nashua or any other destination, and fly to some of New Hampshire’s finest airports to collect a card at each airport to benefit Homes for our Troops.

Buy in will be $25; pilots and passengers can buy as many hands as they wish. All proceeds go to the charity!

The event is open to everyone. No airplane? No Problem! We are sure somebody would be more than happy to take you along and introduce you to the joys of aviation.

Head out to collect your cards at 0800, and remember this is not a race, take your time, buy lunch and fuel - enjoy yourself.

After you collect your hand, come by the office on the Nashua Airport at 1500 for good food, provided generously by Midfield Café, socialization, and …prizes! Pilots and passengers with the best hands will receive generously-donated prizes: gift certificates, aviation fuel discounts, airplane and helicopter rides, flight instruction, and more!

2014: August 16th 0800-1500 lcl
(rain date August 23rd 2014)
Click here to see last year’s info!

Download and distribute our flyer...

Even if you can’t fly with us, you can help, too. Download our flyer here so you can print copies and hand them out or post it wherever you can. Thanks!

2013 Prizes

Grand Prize
Infinity Aviation will perform an FAR 91.411 IFR Certification on your aircraft for free, a $385 Value! AND you will receive a Yaesu FTA 230 transceiver from Keith Webb at the Nashua Pilot Shop!

1st Runner-Up
Win 1 free hour of instruction with an Air Direct Airways Certificated Flight Instructor. Use toward a BFR or any other training! AND Nashua Jet is going to kick in and pour 20 FREE gallons of 100LL into your fuel tanks! Special fuel discounts for participants.
2nd Runner-Up
A free Discovery Flight for you or someone dear to you from Air Direct Airways, AND a free 15-minute flight from C & R Helicopter!
3rd Runner-Up
Win two 2-hour sim flight sessions with instructor at Nashua Flight Simulator. A $420 value!
4th Runner-Up
Sandy over at Midfield Café, in addition to providing the food for our event, has agreed to throw a $50 Gift Certificate into the mix for all of you regulars out there! That will buy a lot of Rob Holland Burgers!

Thank you for your interest in our poker run. We hope we can have a lot of fun with it, all while helping out our disadvantaged troops settle into a normal lifestyle. Our thanks go to all companies who are donating their resources and to all pilots and passengers who will make our third annual poker run a memorable one!
-Ron Emond, Owner, Air Direct Airways




Victor Permyakov, Private Pilot

Congratulations to Victor Permyakov, and to CFII Mike Webber! Victor passed his checkride yesterday (Friday the 13th!), and has already begun his Part 141 Instrument Rating work.

Shuhei Machiyama, Instrument Pilot

What a great way to get ready for a New Year -- to pass the Instrument checkride!

Our congratulations to Shuhei, and to proud CFII Mike Webber! Good work, guys!


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