Challenger List Founders
Memorial Day Weekend '01
Jim Hayward, J.D. Stewart, Brad Stiefvater and Chan Shippy are the original members of the Challenger list, starting out by just CCing each other e-mails while Chan, Jim and J.D. were building their planes. J.D., being in the ISP biz, started up an e-mail list from there.
Even though it was a Challenger Fly-in, everyone was invited and the list's favorite Messican brought his Titan all the way from Elk Mound, WI. Jose made the weekend fun and interesting.
Sunday evening, everyone went up and buzzed the town, and did some on-the-deck flying in SD's plentiful flat fields. BBQ'd ribs, burgers, brats, beer and BS filled up the rest of the night.
Brad's C-II. Brad made a smoke machine out of a weed sprayer.
Jim's C-II. Here's Jim taking off towards home.
Brad's dogs playing with Jose.
The whole gang, including a couple of Challenger owners who drove in.