EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

   Vol. 12, No. 5 - May 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
: Sept. 17-19, 2010
: Oct. 15-17, 2010
For reservations or more information: chapters@eaa.org
Chapter News
The 2010 Chapter Meeting DVD was mailed to every chapter president last month. Their purpose is to provide additional content for upcoming chapter meetings. This edition features EAA Founder Paul Poberezny's reflections on the early days of EAA; a look ahead to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010; and a new segment, "Ask the AME" (aviation medical examiner), with Dr. Greg Pinnell of the EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council. Also included will be several "Hints for Homebuilders" and last year's standing-room-only presentation at Theater in the Woods featuring Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles from USAir Flight 1549 - "The Miracle on the Hudson." As always we welcome your comments and suggestions for future topics at chapters@eaa.org.
Is your chapter planning a fly-in this summer? Take a few minutes to check out the Chapter Fly-In Guidelines, a great reference to help you plan a successful and fun event.
This year EAA will honor six members who have made significant contributions to AirVenture and sport aviation with a complimentary brick at the Brown Arch. If you know of someone who should share in this special recognition, please visit the Brown Arch forum on Oshkosh365.org to nominate them.
Here's a way you can volunteer to support the future of aviation: Volunteer at KidVenture. Volunteer Bob Meder sent out this request:

"I'm a volunteer and one of the coordinators at the Young Eagles Flight Education area at KidVenture. This is an area where young people get an exposure to all facets of flight, ranging from aerodynamics and human factors to aircraft design, regulations, finally culminating with some loggable time from CFIs using approved basic ATDs. This is a great experience for both the kids and adults involved and helps lay the foundation for the future.

I'd like to invite any chapters that will be attending AirVenture to host one of the booths. We already have representation from several organizations, but it would be wonderful to have representation from the chapters. All it would take is a commitment of some time on the part of a few volunteers. You would not have to commit to the entire week, and a rotation would be set up so no one would have to spend the entire day at KidVenture - we're just looking for participation to cover the entire week. Skills required? Other than the dual instruction being given by the CFIs on the ATDs, only knowledge of aviation is required. We provide the syllabus and the materials needed to provide for a great educational experience.

If you're interested in participating in a great event that will help shape a youngsters future, the future of aviation, and add a real highlight to your visit to Oshkosh, please feel free to send me a message, rvmeder@cox.net."

EAA's Founder Paul Poberezny asked that we send this reminder along: The Annual Gathering at Frasca Field is Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27, 2010. The fly-in features homebuilt, general aviation, vintage, warbirds, and ultralights. Camping is available. EAA and SAA members should RSVP to Tom Frasca at 217-369-0501. For complete details, click here.
This month's featured newsletters are from EAA Chapter 25 from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and EAA Chapter 313 from Topeka, Kansas. Both newsletters have good mastheads that clearly show who's who in the chapters and how to reach them. They also have nice calendar of events listings, clean layouts, chapter reports, and local news. EAA Chapter 25 also has a fantastic feature story on a Mullicoupe; read the story to find out just how special this airplane is.
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