Flight Grill in the Pima Air Museum Tucson

April 2011  

     The Flight Grill has only been open a few months.  With their location inside the Pima Air Museum they have a captive audience, yet they do not charge admission if you eat in the Grill.  That was a buy.  The aircraft inside the building represented quite a collection.  Many of the SEAT members there are past military and remember riding in or even flying some of the old machines.  Brings back memories no matter which.

     The Flight Grill is a bit on the cafeteria style.  You order in line and get a number.  You then  pick up your drinks and pay a cashier.  Your order is delivered to your table, a nice touch for a cafeteria.  The food was OK, the location was really nice.

     All the tables and chairs have a view of the outside displays.  You really do get a great view.  The only exit from the Grill is back through the display building and out through the Museum Gift Shop.  Nice collection of aircraft related books and gifts.

     What a nice day to ride to the museum.  The winds were predicted yet never seemed to really be a bother, just lots of sunshine and clear roads.  Coming up from the south the freeway had all kinds of construction.  A section from Benson to Hwy 83 was actually closed Friday night and Saturday morning in order to take down the old overpass at Marsh Station Road.  The overpass at J6 Ranch Road was also in the process of being removed.  Be prepared for more when the new exit and railroad tracks are put in at Exit 302, Hwy 90 south.

     The line of bikes out in front of the Museum grew pretty quickly.  The newer Ks and Rs mixed in nicely with a couple of older Rs.  Jeff Dean rode his Dover White 1967 R60/2, and Jim Strang rode his Dominican Blue 1969 R50.  Both bikes were looking good.  Museum pieces at the Museum!

     The Discover Arizona Rides continue in May with a Visit to Heber, AZ and the AZBeemers Roadrunner Rally.  June is the SEAT Overnighter in Alpine, AZ, with dinner Saturday night the 11th of June at the Alpine Grill at 5 pm.  July the plan is to visit Prescott and Whiskey Row, staying in higher ground where it should be cooler; and in August a ride to Winslow to stand next to the Guy Standiní on the Corner is in the works.  More to come as hotels and restaurants are worked out.  As always, check out Bob Mullerís Rides, Races and Rallies for lots more excuses for a ride.

     A SEAT Happy Birthday shout out goes to Cheryl Smart, a young 39; and Jim Strang - whose older Jim, you or your R50?  Happy Birthday and many more!

     Members Present:  Roger Austin, Bill Bachmann, Gail Ben-Jamin, Gary & Deborah Blomstrom, Jeff Dean, Patrick Dykes, Dan Frizzell, Tony & Tami Ivy, Al Maurine, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten, Allen & Diane Moore, Ralph & Linda Morley, Thomas Palmer, Jeff Prileson, Roger Salzgeber, Bill Schink, Dirk & Anne Schneider, Don Schweiger, Terry & Cheryl Smart, Alan Speert, Jim & Denise Strang, Stan & Patti Thibaut, Pat Walsh, and new member Bob Straubinger.

     Thanks to all who came to the April SEAT lunch.  Itís the members who make the lunches the place to be.  See you next month at the Italian Peasant in Tubac.  Be sure to check out the SEAT web site for lots more pictures.       Ride safe.


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