SportAir Workshops Soar at AIM Campus
Mark Forss, left, presents Joseph Barnett with a $500 scholarship from EAA.
Students learning techniques in the sheet metal workshop at the AIM campus in Chesapeake, Virginia.
March 5, 2009 — EAA's recent SportAir Workshops weekend at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) campus in Chesapeake, Virginia, drew more than 100 attendees who took advantage of a full slate of sessions covering the most popular homebuilding techniques. EAA is grateful to AIM for providing its world-class facilities in hosting the SportAir Workshops that weekend. "We were delighted to be there and appreciate the support AIM's staff gave us during the workshop weekend," said Mark Forss, EAA SportAir Workshops coordinator.
As part of SportAir Workshops' efforts to support continuing aviation education, EAA awarded a $500 scholarship to Joseph Barnett, a student at AIM's Chesapeake campus. His essay on EAA and its important role in the aviation community was selected as the best from those submitted.
EAA is teaming with AIM campuses around the country this year to provide knowledge and information to members and aviation enthusiasts through its workshop programs. Next stop is at the AIM campus in Dallas, Texas, the weekend of March 14-15, where courses are scheduled on fabric, composite, sheet metal, and electrical/avionics, as well as the popular Saturday night session, What's Involved in Kitbuilding. There are still openings in some of these courses, so those interested in attending should call 800-967-5746, or visit www.SportAir.com.