EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

   Vol. 12, No. 3 - March 2010

Chapter Resources

: Calendar of Events
:
Speakers Bureau
: Chapter Locator
: Resource Forms
: Labels and Lists
: Promotional Materials
: Reference Papers
: Online Insurance Form 
Contact the Chapter Office
: Email chapters@eaa.org
: Phone 920-426-4876
EAA Chapter Leaders Academy Schedule
: Mar. 26-28, 2010
: Sept. 17-19, 2010
: Oct. 15-17, 2010
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For reservations or more information: chapters@eaa.org
Chapter News
FLY-IN SEASON IS UPON US!
I can almost hear the sighs of relief as winter's grip loosens a bit. It has been quite a season for nasty weather, but very soon we can start looking forward to the fly-in season. The following items can help you organize and promote your chapter's events this year.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
If your chapter is planning an event, you can order banners and prop cards directly from the chapter office. Read more

ONLINE INSURANCE FORM READY AND WAITING
Last year, we launched our online insurance request form to make the process easier for you to file your event notices. We do have two requests, however. First, please submit your event at least 30 days in advance. Second, we have phased out the paper forms and are no longer processing paper requests. The online form is available here: www.EAA.org/apps/insurance/.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
EAA's Aviation Calendar of Events continues to rank as one of the most visited pages on the EAA website. Don't let this resource go to waste. People can't find you if they don't know what you're up to! www.EAA.org/calendar.

  
FEATURED NEWSLETTERS
This month, we feature the newsletters from EAA Chapter 186 (Manassas, Va.) and EAA Chapter 790 (Lake in the Hills, Ill.). EAA Chapter 186 has many irons in the fire, and their newsletter provides a glimpse into the "state of the chapter." From EAA Chapter 790 comes an interesting story about an encounter with Young Eagles Cochairman Jeff Skiles. Enjoy! Chapter 186 logo
  
"CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE" - EAA CHAPTER 992
I opened my in-box the other day to find that message from EAA Chapter 992 (Marshfield, Wis.), so I clicked on the link. The chapter's new site has a clean design and provides an overview of the chapter's activities and what's ahead for this year. Pay special attention to the events tab as they have used the EAA Calendar widget to display the chapter's events and other events in the area. I know we've written about how the widget works in the past, but here's an example of how it looks in action. Plus you can look through some fun photos from Chapter 992's history. Webmaster Chris Owens reports he primarily used Adobe Web Design Suite CS4 (Dreamweaver and Fireworks) with a couple of add-on components to help make the photo galleries a bit more manageable. For more on the widget, click here. Chapter 992 website
 
COMING ATTRACTION - CHAPTER MEETING ON A DVD
The final touches are being made to the 2010 Chapter Meeting DVD. The purpose of the DVD is to provide additional content for upcoming chapter meetings. This edition will feature a behind-the-ropes tour of the Founders' Wing with EAA Founder Paul Poberezny; a look ahead to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 and International Learn to Fly Day; and a new segment, Ask The AME (aviation medical examiner), with Dr. Greg Pinell of the EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council. The DVD will be mailed to all chapter presidents in the next few weeks. We'll send out a reminder when we have a firm mailing date.
 
RUST REMOVAL SEMINAR
With credit to our friends at the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, here's a program idea for an upcoming meeting. Since most of us spend more time on the ground than we would like during the winter, why not invite a local instructor to talk about how to get back in flying shape? Discussions might include how to sharpen your skills rather than just boring holes in the sky, how to plan a long cross country to a major fly-in, or creating a personal minimums checklist. Ask an A&P for tips on getting your airplane ready for the season, or contact the weather service for expertise on weather patterns and how they influence flying in your region.
 
Other News
PAPER CERTIFICATES EXPIRE MARCH 31
Here's one last reminder to exchange your old paper airman certificate for the new plastic one before it expires at the end of the month. Time is running out!  Read more
 
EAA MEMORIAL WALL
Through the years, many chapters have honored special members who have "gone west" on the EAA Memorial Wall. The closing date for names to be included in this year's ceremony is Friday, April 9. For more information on the Memorial Wall, click here. EAA Memorial Wall
 
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?
Is there a topic you'd like to see covered in a future issue of Chapter e-Gram? Do you have an idea, suggestion or article to share with other chapters? Let us know with an e-mail to sbuss@eaa.org.

  
 
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