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2V5 -Ian McBeth Foundation Brew & ‘Que Fly-In

LTC Ian McBeth lost his life while piloting a C-130 tanker fighting wildfires, something he had done across the US and Australia. A 1994 graduate of Wray (Colorado) High School, Ian completed multiple combat deployments including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with both the Wyoming and Montana Air National Guards. Known to be a patient teacher who held his fellow airmen to his own high standards, he will be most remembered for his incredible competence as a pilot, teacher, and evaluator; his incredible humor; and the near-constant twinkle in his eye.

The Ian McBeth Foundation was formed to celebrate the memory of our Ian. Ian viewed education and training as a catalyst for change in the persistent pursuit of personal and professional growth. He was so proud of his childhood in a small farming and ranching community. Growing up in Wray, Colorado taught him the value of hard work, commitment, and resilience – three characteristics that made him the leader he was.

Beginning in the Spring of 2021, the foundation was able to award scholarships to high school graduates from the Wray community and members or dependents of the Wyoming and Montana Air National Guard. Scholarship recipients were from a variety of backgrounds, but shared common goals: service to their community and a determination to make a difference. Ian would be very proud of these young people and the good things they will do.

We will be hosting the First Annual Ian McBeth Brew & ‘Que Fly-In October 9th at the Wray Municipal Airport. In addition to celebrating three things Ian loved – small-town micro-brewed beer, airplanes, and good food – we hope to raise money towards future scholarships for the three communities Ian loved - Wray and the Wyoming and Montana Air National Guards. 

Please see the attached flyer and registration form. We hope you consider joining us for the day!

We hope you consider joining us for the day! We can be contacted in a variety of ways:


Aislinn McBeth - aislinn.mcbeth@gmail.com, 907-315-9268

The Ian McBeth Foundation - ianmcbethfoundation@gmail.com, 970-332-4901

Bill McBeth - bmcinpa@gmail.com, 484-888-8841

Vonie Weaver - vonie @eaglecom.net, 970-597-0070


Please feel free to forward the invitation to anyone interested. Fly safe!



Wray Pilot_Registration

When:
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where:
Wray Airport
36395 S HWY 385
WRAY, CO  80758

970-332-4656
Additional Info:
Category:
Non-CPA Fly-in Event
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only