10, No. 4 - April 29, 2008
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May 3-4, 2008
Topic: RV Aircraft Assembly
May 3-4, 2008
Topic: Electrical Systems
May 3-4, 2008
Topic: RV Aircraft Assembly
May 9-11, 2008
Topic: TIG Welding
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Have a new
EAA member information
to the April 2008 edition of the EAA Chapter E-Gram.
The flying season in the northern latitudes is finally
getting underway. EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh is three months away (Remember,
you can advance purchase your AirVenture tickets here.); International
Young Eagles day is a scant six weeks away. Plus
there are more and more chapter events popping up on our
of Events. No matter where you live, there’s
likely an aviation event near you.
The Calendar of Events is
a great example of using technology to help us all get
more out of flying. Technology can also help expand our
knowledge, too. EAA is the original support group for
builders and enthusiasts and since 1953, our magazines
have been packed with information. Now technology will
help you get more from your membership.
We have moved the entire digital archive of Sport Aviation
1953 through 2006 - more than 59,000
pages, including the early Experimental
newsletters typed at the Poberezny house, every great
aircraft photo and every valuable homebuilder’s hint to
the EAA members-only website. It’s all searchable by
date, keyword, and subject.
But we need your help.
Just like the Calendar of Events, we want chapter
leaders to try out the new EAA Sport Aviation online
archive. This will allow you to get a sneak preview of
our exciting new resource, plus help us do the essential
“beta testing” to identify and fix any bugs.
So visit http://members.eaa.org/home/saarchive/
(log-in required) and give
it a test flight! Browse through it. Print a page or
two. Try a goofy command. Search for mentions of
yourself or your chapter over the years. Then send your
comments to info@EAA.org
with "SA Online" in the subject field, so we can address any issues that may arise and make the
final tweaks. We’re aiming to finish
this beta test period by the end of May, so thank you in
advance, and we look forward to your comments!
One last note: If you’ve
tried to reach Chapter Administrator Brenda Anderson
recently, you know she is out of the office on an
extended leave as she and her husband, Eric, recently
adopted a little girl, Madeline. We congratulate the
Andersons and we assure you we’ll do all we can to fill
in while Brenda is on leave.
THIRD EAA CHAPTER LEADER'S
ACADEMY HELD AT OSHKOSH
The third in an ongoing series
of EAA Chapter Leader's Academies was held April 18-20, in
Oshkosh. The weekend session was attended by two-dozen
chapter leaders from around North America. Read
great video about the Leader's Academy.)
Tom Poberezny shares
chapter leader's letter
A participant in April Chapter Leader's Academy wrote to
EAA President Tom Poberezny about his experiences in
Oshkosh. Tom thought so much of it that he e-mailed it to
the entire EAA staff. Here it is for you to read:
What has EAA
Headquarters Done for Me Lately?
On an overcast day in April, I arrived by car at what many
consider the centre of aviation universe: Oshkosh,
Wisconsin. It was eerily quiet as a gentle drizzle of rain
fell on the deserted airport. The place was devoid of
airplanes asleep on the ramp and there wasn't a soul in
sight. Strangely, it reminded me of the feeling I have had
exploring abandoned aerodromes from the Second World War.
CHAPTER MEMBERS ENJOY ICE
CREAM SOCIAL IN LAKELAND
On Wednesday evening, April 9,
nearly 200 EAA chapter members gathered at Sun 'n Fun for
an ice cream social and presentation from EAA President
Tom Poberezny and EAA Founder Paul Poberezny. Tom
explained that EAA’s vision is to be the most passionate
and engaged community of aviation enthusiasts and its
mission is to share the spirit of aviation. We had a
great evening and hope you enjoyed the program as
ADD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
BANNER TO YOUR CHAPTER'S WEBSITE
Our online calendar of events
continues to grow on a daily basis. There are currently
more than 1,300 events available to view and there's room
for more. Feel free to add any of your chapter's upcoming
events to the calendar at www.EAA.org/calendar/.
If your chapter has a
website, you can also link directly to the calendar.
Banner links are now available in a variety of sizes at www.EAA.org/calendar/banners.asp.
YOU CAN REPRINT IN YOUR CHAPTER'S NEWSLETTER
we receive hundreds of newsletters from EAA chapters.
It's interesting to read about what you are doing
locally and often there are some excellent articles and
tips that we can share with everyone.
In each issue of EAA
Chapter E-Gram, we'll share an article or two that
you can reprint in your chapter's newsletter. When
reprinting, please credit the original source. For the
list of articles, click
This month we have two
selections, each in Microsoft Word and PDF formats to
make it easy for you to use. First is an editorial from EAA Chapter
1410's newsletter written by Paul Gregory. The article
provides an interesting view on aviation from a
newcomer's perspective. One of the best ways to grow
aviation is to be open and welcoming to anyone who shows
an interest. Word
The second article is
actually from EAA Chapter 1000's website. It is a
timeless article on building a standardized worktable.
YOUNG EAGLE COMES FULL CIRCLE
Trainor knew aviation would be part of his life after
his Young Eagles flight in 2003. Recently, Jonathan
joined the ranks of former Young Eagles who are now
pilots and flying Young Eagles themselves. Read
Share your Young Eagle
success stories with Steve Buss at email@example.com.
NOMINATIONS - DUE MAY 31
EAA Chapter and Young Eagles office annually, recognizes
outstanding volunteers through various awards. All
chapter presidents should have received a nomination
package with all the details earlier this month. The
deadline for nominations is approaching quickly - May
31, 2008. Find out more about the awards and download
the nomination forms at www.EAA.org/chapters/programs/awards.asp.
So don't wait; get your chapter's nominations in today!
We welcome your comments
and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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