EAA ChapterGram
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Vol. 13, No. 21
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EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower with the latest news and happenings in EAA and the aviation world that are important to you

Memo Signed With Boy Scouts, Learning For Life Programs
I was in Irving, Texas, recently to meet with the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America as well as the Exploring/Learning For Life programs. While I was there, I signed a Memorandum of Understanding with those two groups to work together to provide exposure to aviation-related experiences and careers through EAA programs. EAA has long worked with individual Boy Scouts and troops on aviation merit badge activities, both here in Oshkosh and through local EAA chapters, but potential exists to expand this to a national level. Learning For Life is a school-based program for boys and girls ages pre-school through 14, while Exploring including Aviation Explorers is for young people ages 14-21. There are numerous possibilities for collaboration between our organizations as we expand Young Eagles to create the next generation of aviators.

Other EAA Staff on the Road
Recently, Vice President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs Sean Elliott was in Washington, D.C., to participate in meetings with the FAA, while Vice President of Government Relations Doug Macnair represented EAA in the FAA's aviation fuels committee meeting. ... Youth Programs Manager Brian O'Lena was in West Bend, Wisconsin, on November 16 to meet members of Chapter 1158 and discuss youth aviation programs. That chapter has a very active youth program.

AirVenture 2011 DVD Nearly Ready for Release
The always-anticipated AirVenture retail DVD, the annual review of the highlights each summer at Oshkosh, has been completely edited and is on its way for duplication. The DVD, produced from the hundreds of hours of footage shot at AirVenture, will then be available through the EAA AirVenture Museum gift shop as well as through our catalog and online shopping area.

In the media Featured newsletters

EAA Chapter 25
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

The November edition of On Final features a detailed, first-person account of one chapter member's first time flying into AirVenture, plus recaps of late summer fly-ins in the area.

Thanks to Chapter 25 for sharing its newsletter.


Chapter Briefing

Weeks Hangar Welcomes Students From Northern Michigan University
A special thanks goes our to Chapter 850 (Marquette, Michigan) for organizing a volunteer group comprised of aircraft technician students from Northern Michigan University that pitched in at Weeks Hangar recently. This group volunteered for various projects on our aircraft. We have welcomed similar groups here in the past, as the experience gives students a variety of real-world experiences while supplying some welcome volunteers at EAA.


Next issue of ChapterGram will be delivered on Tuesday, December 13.

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Fifty Years of Fly Baby
Tuesday, Nov. 29
8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST

Presented by Ron Wanttaja

EGT Myth (AMT Credit)
Wednesday, Dec. 7
9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CST

Presented by Mike Busch

Airspace & Communications Essentials (Wings Credit)
Thursday, Dec. 8
8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST

Presented by Don Weaver

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Wednesday, Jan. 4
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Presented by Mike Busch

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