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EAA ChapterGram
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
 
Vol. 13, No. 15
 
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Rod Hightower From the President
EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower with the latest news and happenings in EAA and the aviation world that are important to you

Leadership Changes for AirVenture, Publications
Recently, I announced some changes to leadership team responsibilities at EAA as we improve the organizationís design as part of implementing our five-year plan. Adam Smith will be assuming the role of Vice President, AirVenture (Features and Attractions). Adam has previously worked in this area as part of his overall responsibilities. He will now have the opportunity to focus on this important element of EAA's culture throughout the year and make it even more collaborative and successful. Many of those AirVenture responsibilities were directly handled in past years by Tom Poberezny prior to his retirement. As part of that transition, Adam will transfer responsibility for EAA publications. I'm pleased to report that former FLYING Magazine Editor-in-Chief Mac McClellan, who joined EAA as an editorial contributor about a year ago, has agreed to serve as Director of Publications. Mac will lead the daily management of our publications as well as moving forward with EAA's vision for Sport Aviation and our other publications. Both AirVenture and our publications are important parts of our mission and among the most valuable elements of EAA to our members. These changes will strengthen each of those areas and further enable the EAA vision.

In South Dakota With Other GA Leaders
Last Wednesday, EAA Vice President of Government Relations Sean Elliott and I were in Pierre, South Dakota, as I participated in a general aviation rally organized by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. The presentations also included leaders of AOPA, GAMA, and NBAA, as well South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Senator John Thune. The rally highlighted the importance of general aviation to South Dakota and was an impressive gathering of the nation's GA leaders. Read more

EAA Expertise Teaching Investigators
Sean Elliott also spent part of last week with EAA Government Relations Director Randy Hansen instructing aviation accident investigators at the EAA Aviation Center as part of the amateur-built aircraft accident investigation course organized by the Department of Transportation and its Transportation Safety Institute. The courses give these investigators a more thorough knowledge of amateur-built aircraft and better equip them for studying accidents involving these aircraft.

PHP to be Honored by Flying Octogenarians
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny will receive another honor recognizing his long and renowned aviation career. The United Flying Octogenarians (UFOs), a group of active pilots age 80 and above, will make Paul their first honorary member later this month. The UFOs will make the presentation at their annual meeting on Sept. 22 in Hartford, Connecticut, coinciding with the annual AOPA Summit.

Tough Weekend for Air Show Performers Recently
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of three air show performers who were killed in separate incidents recently. On August 20, a British Red Arrows pilot died when his aircraft came down after a performance in England. Later that day, EAA and IAC member Bryan Jensen was fatally injured in an air show accident in Kansas City, Missouri. On August 21, wing-walker Todd Green died in an air show accident at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Detroit. These mishaps are a reminder of the risks in air show performances, but their rarity also reminds us of the extensive safety precautions taken by all performers.

 
In the media Featured newsletters

EAA Chapter 59
Waco, Texas

The August edition of the 59 Grapevine features a detailed first-person perspective on AirVenture as well as remembers Kit Murray, a chapter member who was a renowned World War II and test pilot.

Thanks to Chapter 59 for sharing its newsletter.

 

Chapter briefing

Find a Chapter Near You
EAA's new Chapter Locator uses the power of Google Maps to list the geographic location of every EAA chapter. Want to see what chapters are in a particular area of interest? Simply click the corresponding dot for more information such as meeting times and a link to the chapter website. Click here to check it out!

 

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Welcome

Welcome to our newest EAA chapters!

EAA Chapter 1514
Savannah, Georgia

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m.
Lovezzola's Pizza
320 E. Hwy. 80
Pooler, Georgia
Bob MacDonald, President
912-898-1665

EAA Chapter 1520
Bethel, Maine

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
Bethel Airport
Bethel, ME (M97)
Peter Marucci, President
207-693-6142

EAA Chapter 1525
Morehead, Kentucky

Meets 1st Saturday of the month, 1 p.m.
1000 Kissick Rd.
Morehead, KY (M97)
Joshua Smith, President
606-356-2568

EAA Chapter 1528
Raymond, Washington

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.
Contact president for meeting location
Craig Murray, President
360-942-2610

 
Did you know?

Not ready for fly-in season to end just yet?

The second annual EAA Canadian Fly-In will take place September 16-18, 2011, at the Ottawa/Gatineau Airport (CYND) in conjunction with the Vintage Wings of Canada Museum air show on September 17.

EAA will have a membership booth and staff on hand to welcome members and provide assistance. This year, forums are being planned and on-site camping has been expanded. EAA members and families are encouraged to attend the Saturday evening dinner and program.

Click here for more information.

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