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September 2013

Trevor Janz Cherishing Time Spent With Paul
By Trevor Janz, EAA 656941

Paul Poberezny used to occasionally step into my office at EAA headquarters, often with grass clippings all over his jeans. I would ask him what he was up to and he would quickly reply, "There is a lot of grass to mow out there." Other times he would pop into a meeting just to say hello, and flash his signature thumbs-up. Right before the holiday break, Paul would stop by the office and wish individual staff members a merry Christmas and a happy New Year at their desks. Read more >>
Chapters in Action
Chapter 478 Chapter 478's Replica 1911 Curtiss A-1 Triad
By Thomas A. Weiss, EAA 205604

This article discusses EAA Chapter 478's construction of a replica 1911 Curtiss A-1 Triad. The aircraft was built as accurately as possible to represent the construction methods and materials used by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company in 1911. This replica is not intended to fly; it's displayed in the Patuxent River Test and Evaluation Museum located next to the Naval Air Station in Maryland. Read more >>

Chapter 855 Chapter 855 Invites Pilots Out for a Bike Ride
By Gene Salvatore, President, EAA Chapter 855

Several years ago EAA Chapter 855 began searching for a new home after Kutztown Airport (N31) in Pennsylvania was closed. Luckily, the chapter was welcomed to operate from Slatington Airport (69N) by airport owner and manager Roger "Corky" Sell. Not only did Corky welcome us to his beautiful airport, he became an active chapter member, flying Young Eagles and providing building materials for bench rebuilding and runway line painting. Read more >>
News from EAA Headquarters
First Eagle Flight Pilot First Eagle Flight Pilot
New pilot satisfies long-held desire to fly

Ever since he was growing up in Los Angeles, Brian Lewis knew he wanted to fly. He fondly remembers family outings at LAX where they'd park near the end of the runway at night to marvel at the big planes taking off and landing. Read more >>

Air Academy Enrollment Opens for 2014
The EAA Air Academy is now accepting applications for the 2014 summer camps, with sessions being held June through August at the beautiful EAA Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh. The popular aviation camps immerse young people ages 12 to 19 in the fascinating world of flight through a variety of fun, hands-on activities, including real flight experiences in a Cessna 162 Skycatcher and Bell 47 helicopter. All fees include room and board, programs, and flights. Visit the Air Academy website for more information, or contact Camp Supervisor Scott Cameron via e-mail or by calling 920-426-6165.

2014 Air Academy Participant Application   : :   2014 Air Academy Chapter Form

September Swing Flash Back to the 1940s at September Swing
The glamour and romance of the 1940s will be back for one night at the EAA AirVenture Museum on Saturday, September 28, as the museum hosts its September Swing dance in the Eagle Hangar from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening includes swing and big band music from the unique Ladies Must Swing orchestra, a 19-piece group from Madison, Wisconsin. The evening will begin with a social at 7 p.m. followed by an opportunity to learn to swing dance or practice your skills with instructor Bruce Marshall at 7:30, with music beginning at 8. Read more >>

Chapter Video Magazine Douglas World Cruiser Featured in September Chapter Video Magazine
Watch Bob Dempster, EAA 277264, finish up construction of an airworthy replica of the Douglas World Cruiser as well as video highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 in the September edition of EAA's Chapter Video Magazine. A link to download this month's video was e-mailed to chapter leaders on September 3. If you are a chapter leader and did not receive the e-mail, please contact us at

Sean D. Tucker Sean D. Tucker Honors Young Eagles Pilot
On August 15, 2013, Sean D. Tucker performed one of his first official duties as EAA's new Young Eagles chairman at the Chicago Air and Water Show Media Day held at the Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY). There he presented Ken Rapier, EAA 453453, with a leather bomber jacket to honor Ken for flying 1,000 kids through the Young Eagles program. Watch video >>

1,000th Eagle Flight EAA Marks 1,000th Eagle Flight in First Year
EAA's year-old Eagle Flights program, which provides one-on-one flight experiences and pathways for adults interested in becoming a pilot, marked its 1,000th flight on August 10 in Hickory, North Carolina. Bradley Bormuth, EAA 423388, of Hickory's Chapter 731, took Joshua Austin for a flight in a Cessna 172. Read now >>

2014 EAA World of Flight Calendar for Your Next Chapter Fundraiser
EAA chapter presidents, watch your mail for a wholesale order form for EAA's 2014 World of Flight Calendar. Featuring beautiful air-to-air photography, this striking calendar is available to all EAA chapters at a special discounted rate and can be resold as part of your next chapter fundraiser. The 14 x 16 inch calendar includes breathtaking shots of the North American T-28A Trojan, B-29 Superfortress FIFI, Waco CTO Taperwing, and many more incredible aircraft.

Lightspeed Zulu Headset Young Eagles Pilots: Still Time to Win a Lightspeed Zulu Headset
There is still plenty of great flying weather to fly a Young Eagle and register to win a Lightspeed Zulu headset. Just ask Keith Painton, EAA 789930, of Richlandtown, Pennsylvania, our first quarter winner, or second quarter winner Norm Leray, EAA 860109, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

For the past two years, EAA has held an annual drawing for a Lightspeed Aviation Zulu headset. This year Lightspeed is graciously providing additional headsets for quarterly prize drawings. To enter, simply fly at least one Young Eagle and submit the Young Eagles registration form (must be postmarked by the end of the quarter in which the flight occurs). Young Eagles pilots are encouraged to send in their Young Eagles registration forms as soon after the flight as possible. The remaining drawings will be held for the periods of July 1 to September 30 and October 1 to December 31. Good luck!

Eagle Flights Goal: A Pathway to Flight for Aspiring Pilots
EAA's Eagle Flights program was created to provide an opportunity for adults who have a desire to become a pilot but for whatever reason never pursued it. Maybe they started lessons and stopped. Maybe they soloed many years ago but never took their checkride. Or maybe they never had the chance to sit in the right seat with a private pilot. Read more >>
In the Media
EAA Chapter 932 Members Support New Private Owners of Their Airport
EAA Chapter 1270 President sends Thank You to Local Newspaper
EAA Chapter 1122 - Polson Fly In Aims to Spur Interest in General Aviation
Chapter Toolbox
Chapter 50 Great Activities Helps Grow Your Chapter
By Darlene Ford, President, EAA Chapter 9

On June 28, I received an e-mail from the Chapter 50 webmaster announcing the group's last pancake breakfast at the Griffing Sandusky Airport in Ohio on Sunday, August 11. The airport would be closing. As some of the members in the chapter wanted to go on a fly-out, I thought this would be perfect. Also, we would be supporting our fellow chapter in its goal of serving 1,000 breakfasts. Read more >>
Open Mic
Note: This month we're sharing the following column from the latest Chapter 790 newsletter.

Whew! With EAA AirVenture Oshkosh finally behind us and out of the way, we can now get back to our normal lives. Wait a second - we don't have normal lives. Normal lives? See, that's the cool thing about our chapter and EAA as a whole. We attract some of the most interesting and intelligent people. I wouldn't say that EAA members live normal lives. Read more >>
Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
September Swing September Swing!
Saturday, September 28 - 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The evening includes swing and big band music from the unique Ladies Must Swing orchestra, a 19-piece group from Madison, Wisconsin. The evening will begin with a social at 7 p.m. followed by an opportunity to learn to swing dance or practice your skills with instructor Bruce Marshall at 7:30, with music beginning at 8. More information & Order tickets >>

Lecture Series Museum Lecture Series: The Lost Squadron and the Resurrection of the P-38 Glacier Girl
Thursday, September 26 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn how a determined group of people overcame astonishing odds to retrieve a Lockheed P-38 Lightning from below more than 250 feet of glacial ice at the EAA AirVenture Museum on Thursday, September 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Dick Campbell, This is the third installment in the museum's new lecture series, free presentations that also include a "beyond the ropes" museum tour. More information >>

EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
September 20 - 22: Hartford, CT
September 27 - 29: Allentown, PA
October 4 - 6: Oxford, CT
October 11 - 13: Caldwell, NJ

View tour details and book flight, or call 800-359-6217.

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: Fly the first passenger airliner September 19 - 22: Bartlesville, OK
September 19 - 22: Frederick, MD
September 26 - 29: Manassas, VA
October 10 - 13: Oklahoma City, OK

View tour details and book flight, or call 877-952-5395.

2013 SportAir Workshops - Two-day aircraft building programs
Courses include: Sheet Metal Basics, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems & Avionics, TIG Welding, RV Assembly, and What's Involved In Kit Building
Upcoming Homebuilding Workshops:
October 5 - 6: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
October 5 - 6: Peachtree, GA
October 19 - 20: Dallas, TX
November 16 - 17: Riverside, CA
December 7 - 8: Houston, TX
View complete schedule and courses available by location >>

Register online or call 800-967-5746.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
September 18: Preparing for the First Flight of an Amateur-Built Airplane - Presenter: Ted Sanders
September 24: Are You Fit to Fly?: Impairing Medications and "I.M.S.A.F.E." - Presenter: Dr. Gregory Pinnell
October 2: Flying Efficiently in a World of $7 Avgas - Presenter: Mike Busch
October 9: Latex Paint for Your Homebuilt Aircraft - Presenter: Malcolm Morrison
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

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