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EAA ChapterGram
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Vol. 14, No. 12
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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

We’re Just a Phone Call Away
Recently, I was invited by Ernie Kelly, president of EAA Chapter 677 (Columbus, Georgia), to participate in their monthly meeting via phone. This is not a new idea but merely a reinstatement of chapter outreach from the Paul Poberezny days. When Paul wasn’t traveling to our chapters, he would often participate in chapter meetings via phone. 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

Celebrating International Young Eagles Day
A big thank you goes out to all the chapters and volunteer pilots who helped organize more than 100 rallies last Saturday as part of International Young Eagles Day, the day specifically designated for EAA members to fly young people and inspire the next generation of aviators. We are approaching the 1.7 million mark for total Young Eagles flown (and may have done so over the weekend) - a great way to kick off the 20th anniversary of Young Eagles that will be celebrated at AirVenture.

AirVenture Forums and Events Schedule Now Available
The initial AirVenture forums and event schedule is now posted at Events and activities can be searched by date or keyword, as well as by specific categories, such as presenters, museum presentations, Author’s Corner appearances, and workshop sessions. The schedule, which is one of the most popular areas on the AirVenture website, will continue to be expanded as additional activities are confirmed.

Food Service Expansion to North 40
Arrangements have been finalized to bring expanded food service to the North 40 aircraft parking area at AirVenture. The North 40 Cafe by Kodiak Jack's will be located between the two shower facilities along the airport perimeter road, on the south side of the North 40 parking area. An EAA merchandise tent will also be moved to that location. This expansion helps meet the requests from campers in that area for expanded food offerings and locations.

In the media   Featured newsletters

EAA Chapter 72
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The May edition of Pike's Peak Flyer features a nice round-up of recent Young Eagles events (including a chart of flights given by volunteer pilots) and calls to action on important aviation issues.

Thanks to Chapter 72 for sharing its newsletter.

Chapter Briefing

Simple Activities Make for Family Fun
Is your chapter looking for ways to bring more families out to the airport during your chapter fly-ins? A great addition to your events may be some simple hands-on activities for the kids. Check out the EAA Aviation Activity Cookbook for an entire list of ideas broken into age groups. The cookbook includes detailed materials lists and instructions for the hands-on activities. You'll find step by step instructions for straw gliders, balloon powered cars, sled kites and more. Coloring pages, dot-to-dot sheets, and aviation-themed mazes are also simple and easy activities to organize. Work stations can be set up in a corner of the hangar to keep the children engaged and wanting to come back for more. Making the day extra enjoyable for the entire family will help to bring them back for more activities in the future!


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

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

Presented by Jason Miller

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

Aircraft Control in Spins (Wings Credit)
Wednesday, July 11
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Benjamin Freelove

AirVenture Features and Attractions
Thursday, July 12
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Jim DiMatteo

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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