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EAA ChapterGram
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Vol. 14, No. 10
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Trevor Janz Hangar Flying
EAA Manager of Chapters and Eagle Flights Trevor Janz shares his thoughts and vision pertaining to EAA chapters

'Hello' Goes a Long Way
I have heard from various EAA members over the years that, when they attended their first chapter meeting, no one ever greeted them or said hello. So, I want to share an idea that was mentioned to me. Read more

Chapter News
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

AirVenture NOTAM Now Available
The FAA's handbook for flying to AirVenture, the 2012 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), has been completed and is now available either in online PDF format or in printed copies available through EAA's membership services department. The 32-page booklet has several changes from the 2011 Oshkosh NOTAM, including VFR and IFR arrival procedures. Download or order your NOTAM copy

What's on Your AirVenture Bucket List?
In other AirVenture news, the new AirVenture promotional video has been released. This fast-paced video touches on the many facets of the event and the highlights for 2012, some of which include tributes to the Doolittle Raiders and Tuskegee Airmen, Piper Cub's 75th anniversary, and Van's RV 40th anniversary, plus featuring the world's only airworthy B-29 Superfortress FIFI, incredible air show performers, Steve Miller Band's opening night concert presented by Ford Motor Company, the Night Air Show presented by Rockwell Collins, and much more. Turn on the speakers (subwoofer preferred) as we ask, "What's on your AirVenture bucket list?" After you purchase your tickets, be sure to share the video with your friends.

Brazilian 'Smoke Squadron' Coming to Oshkosh
One final AirVenture note, a tremendous addition to the air show lineup was announced last week with the news that Brazil's Esquadrilha da Fumaca the "Smoke Squadron" would make its Oshkosh debut this summer. The official Brazilian military flight team has flown more than 3,500 performances around the world over the past 60 years, and is a crowd-pleasing act wherever it flies. The addition of this team and other acts such as the Canadian SkyHawks military parachute team are indicative of the upgrades we are seeking to the AirVenture afternoon air shows, which are sponsored by Rockwell Collins.

In the media   Featured newsletters

EAA Chapter 75
Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa

The May edition of The Landings contains features on the Lancair 320 exhaust system and the chapter's Young Eagles efforts (including a salute to a dedicated volunteer pilot), plus much more.

Thanks to Chapter 75 for sharing its newsletter.

Chapter Briefing

Chapter 240 Gets an 'A' for App
Technology has changed the way we communicate, and Chapter 240 (Wilmington, Delaware) is on top of the latest innovation by creating its own chapter app for smartphones. Designed, developed, and deployed by its membership, Chapter 240's app joins its Facebook and Twitter pages as new, effective ways to reach members and potential members about chapter activities and promote aviation.

Download the app to your Android or iOS device and see for yourself the great communications tool developed by Chapter 240.


Next issue of ChapterGram will be delivered on Tuesday, May 29.

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Schedule of upcoming EAA webinars (all webinars are free and archived for later viewing):

Let's Get Dancing! (Wings Credit)
Wednesday, May 16
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Tim Brill

Aerobatic Basics (Wings Credit)
Wednesday, May 23
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Tim Brill

Leaning Basics (AMT & Wings Credit)
Wednesday, June 6
9 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. CDT

Presented by Mike Busch

Best Practices for iPads
Wednesday, June 13
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Tyson Weihs

Eagle Flights Preview: Growing Participation in Aviation
Tuesday, June 19
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Jeff Skiles

Flying Into AirVenture
Thursday, June 21
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Fred Stadler

Investing in Aviation and Beyond
Tuesday, June 26
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Robert Jacobson, Joe Landon, and Meridith Jaeger

Visit the EAA webinars website to register.

EAA gratefully acknowledges Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for its generous sponsorship of our webinar programs.

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