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October 2013

Trevor Janz New Chapters Forming and EAA Is Growing
By Trevor Janz, EAA 656941

I've been receiving calls recently from EAA members who want to start a chapter in their area. It is always exciting to talk with these members who are so passionate about EAA and aviation. Talking with them energizes me. They are excited and look forward to starting a chapter and growing aviation in their communities. Read more >>
Chapters in Action
Chapter 113 Chapter 113 and Operation Good Cheer
By John Maxfield, EAA 63692, Chapter 113

EAA Chapter 113 in Canton, Michigan, participates in Operation Good Cheer, a community Christmas gift-giving program established in 1971 that provides presents to thousands of infants, children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities.

Chapter 1240 Chapter 1240's New Aviation Center
By John Rousch, VP - EAA Chapter 1240, EAA 647770

It was one of those late sunny mornings in Sebring, Florida. We had just finished another round of painting in our new EAA Chapter 1240 Aviation Development Center. Abby, a sister of one of my high school aerospace students, came over to me and Phil Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Aviation, to ask for help on her middle school science report. She wanted to know how to explain "lift." Read more >>

Greeter So You Want to Be a Flightline Greeter?
By Paul D. Fiebich, EAA 577724, Flightline Greeter Chairman - EAA Chapter 88

One of the neat things about attending a fly-in in your own plane is that someone on the ground at your destination welcomes your presence. Fly-ins exist because people bring their planes for display, then others drive to the airport to enjoy seeing them. Planes are the draw at such an event in a manner similar to cars at a car show. Read more >>
News from EAA Headquarters
Air Academy Lodge Register for Fall Chapter Leaders Academy
Next month EAA is holding the fall Chapter Leaders Academy in Oshkosh, November 15 to 17. If you have not attended before, this is your opportunity to meet other chapter leaders, share information, make new friendships, and learn more about running your chapter more efficiently. Read more >>

Chapter Leader Recognition 2013
This year we're getting a head start on Chapter Leader Recognition certificates and pins. In past years, we mailed them out in December and after several chapters already have had their holiday banquets. We are working to print and produce the pins and have them shipped by late October/early November. Hopefully, this way you can present the certificates and pins at your annual holiday gatherings.

Renewal Packets Also Arriving Sooner This Year
Along with the certificate and pin shipments, we'll include your chapter renewal packets, so when they arrive, open immediately and complete and submit the packets to EAA headquarters.

Chapter Insurance Renewal
Since we are mailing the chapter renewal paperwork earlier this year for 2014, we need to wait for the new chapter insurance premium for 2014. EAA Risk Management will be sending insurance renewals separately.

EAA Eagle Flights (Adults 18-plus)
I want to thank all the chapters that are supporting the Eagle Flights program. More than 1,300 adults with an interest in aviation have received an introductory flight from EAA members.

A few reminders: We receive many calls asking if the Eagle Flight participant should be taking flying lessons right after the Eagle Flight. The answer is not necessarily. Some people have done so, and that's great; but with most Eagle Flight recipients, learning to fly is a timing issue. We highly recommend having participants join your chapter and get involved. The chapter will encourage their passion for aviation, and eventually, when the timing is right, they will start lessons. In any case, you will have an active chapter member. Just remember, we were all once enthusiasts.

Please do not use the Eagle Flight forms for any Young Eagle Flights. The Eagle Flight form is a double-sided form and cannot be sent via e-mail at this time. If you make a copy of the registration form, it must be double-sided and not stapled. We have had to send many of these submissions back to the pilot. And don't forget to make sure you and the participant sign the form before submitting.

As we move into 2014, we will ask chapters to designate an Eagle Flights coordinator. (This will be in your renewal packet.) The chapter Eagle Flights coordinator can then work with member pilots to volunteer to become Eagle Flight mentors.

Sean D. Tucker Meet Your New Young Eagles Chairman!
Sean D. Tucker recently introduced himself to the EAA membership as our new Young Eagles chairman with a fast-paced video. Watch video >>
For Your Newsletter
Congratulations to all of the volunteers who helped our program reach another milestone: flying 1.8 million Young Eagles! The continued success of the Young Eagles program is unprecedented in the world of aviation! Please take pride in this with our sincere appreciation of your efforts.

Air Academy Reservations for 2014
The dates have been set for the Air Academy camps in 2014. Chapters may reserve a slot for a young person using as a down payment the Young Eagles credits they may have left over from 2013. Please submit your application today!
Open Mic
Tributes Pour in for Paul
We were extremely touched by the hundreds of heartfelt messages received following the passing of Paul H. Poberezny on August 22. We've included just a sample of them here, and we sincerely thank all of you who took the time to write. Read more >>
Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
Aviation Adventure Speaker Series: Pan Am Flight 6
October 17 - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Travel back to 1955 and hear the story of a Pan American Flight 6, a Boeing Stratocruiser forced to ditch in the open ocean after suffering crippling mechanical failure. One thousand miles from shore, the passengers and crew could not have felt more alone as the aircraft lined up for its final approach. Out of time, fuel, and options, Captain Ogg ditched the aircraft in waters 3 miles deep … and every person onboard survived! More information >>

EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
October 15 - 16: Trenton, NJ
October 18 - 20: Millville, NJ
October 25 - 27: Manassas, VA
November 1 - 3: Asheville, NC

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 October 17 - 20: Fort Worth, TX
October 17 - 20: Monroe, NC
October 24 - 27: Waco, TX
October 24 - 27: Columbia, SC
October 31 - November 3: St. Simons Island, GA

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 19 - 20: Dallas, TX
November 16 - 17: Riverside, CA
December 7 - 8: Houston, TX
January 11 - 12: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
January 25 - 26: Oshkosh, WI
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
October 16: Learning to Fly: How to Start Following Your Dream - Presenter: Ted Sanders
October 23: Flying to the Bahamas and Caribbean - Everything You Need to Know - Presenter: Jim Parker
RESCHEDULED: October 30: Flying Efficiently in a World of $7 Avgas - Presenter: Mike Busch
November 6: Trust (Your Mechanic), but Verify - Presenter: Mike Busch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

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