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EAA ChapterGram
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Vol. 14, No. 17

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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

Eagle Flights Starting to Soar!
After launching the Eagle Flights program at EAA AirVenture, we have been buried with requests for Eagle Flights registration forms and information. More than 300 chapters have requested information and several have begun giving one-on-one Eagle Flights. 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

EAA Invited to FAA Rulemaking Committee
EAA has been invited by FAA to participate in a reorganized Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC), which brings GA community representatives together to help develop and refine regulations directly affecting recreational and general aviation users. I have designated to the FAA leadership that Vice President of Advocacy and Safety Sean Elliott will be EAA’s lead representative to that committee, with Government Advocacy Specialist Tom Charpentier as the alternate.

Congrats on 5,000 Young Eagles!
Congratulations and thank you to Fred Stadler, one of our most active Pioneer Airport volunteers, who recently flew his 5,000th Young Eagle since becoming involved in the program in the 1990s. Fred spends much of his summer at Pioneer, where he has the opportunity to fly Young Eagles who are among guests at the AirVenture Museum. We also thank all the pilots who fly Young Eagles, regardless of how many, and encourage everyone to keep introducing young people to the world of flight.

EAA Mourns Passing of Neil Armstrong
We are saddened by the loss of a true American icon and longtime EAA member, as Neil Armstrong passed away in Ohio at age 82 on August 25. The world’s media has paid its tributes to Armstrong’s accomplishments; we at EAA, however, knew him not only as the first man to set foot on the moon, but also an avid aviator and regular visitor to Oshkosh. He was a highlighted guest several times during the fly-in, most recently in 2003 as part of the Countdown to Kitty Hawk flight centennial program. He was also a driving force in the success of 1994’s Salute to Apollo, the historic program at Oshkosh where 15 Apollo astronauts attended – including the entire crews of Apollo 8 and Apollo 11 – and created a gathering that was unmatched anywhere for the 25th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing. Mostly, however, we will remember Neil’s devotion to aviation, as well as his quiet class and humility in the face of unexpected, worldwide fame. Our heartfelt condolences go to his family.

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EAA Chapter 75
Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa

Check out the September edition of The Landings, which received third place in the 2012 Newsletter Editor Award category and is edited by Marty Santic.

Thanks to Chapter 75 for sharing its newsletter.

Chapter Briefing

Why I Am a Lifetime Member of EAA
Like many of you, I've gone through some hard times lately. During one particular trauma I found myself questioning the future. One of my first thoughts was, "What about Oshkosh?" That moment of clarity told me something of my values - I value the EAA's annual fly-in. Read more


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

How to Use MedXPress
Tuesday, Sept. 4
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Gregory Pinnell, MD

All About Spark Plugs (AMT & Wings Credit)
Wednesday, Sept. 5
9 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. CDT

Presented by Mike Busch

Don't Let Fear Stall Your Flying (Wings Credit)
Tuesday, Sept. 11
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Chelsea Stein Engberg

Young Eagles: 20 Years and Growing
Wednesday, Sept. 12
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Brian O'Lena & Michelle Kunes

Flight Testing Homebuilts
Wednesday, Sept. 19
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Chad Jensen

Aircraft Insurance
Tuesday, Sept. 28
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Bob Mackey

How to Quickly Ace Weather Theory
Wednesday, October 10
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Don Weaver

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