One of my great pleasures every year is organizing the annual Poker Run for Flying Club 1
. It's an excuse to go flying with friends to private airfields that are normally closed to us.
The concept is simple: Everyone antes in $5 at the start. Then they fly to five airports, picking up a sealed envelope at each field. Each envelope contains a playing card. Back home, we show, and the best poker hand takes the pot. It's not much of a poker game, but of course that's not the point. The point is the flying.