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EAA ChapterGram
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Vol. 14, No. 20

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Trevor Janz Hangar Flying
EAA Manager of Chapters and Eagle Flights Trevor Janz shares his thoughts and vision pertaining to EAA chapters

More Adventures on the Grassroots Tour
We just returned from another Grassroots Pilot Tour visiting EAA chapters. Jeff Skiles, Brian O'Lena, and I loaded up the 1969 Cessna 210 last Tuesday. We decided that the normally aspirated 210 EAA photo ship would be perfect for this trip. Read more

Chapter News
Rod Hightower From the President
EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower with the latest news and happenings in EAA and the aviation world that are important to you

Annual Report Available Online
The EAA Annual Report covering 2011 is now available online. The report covers the "Big Six" areas that support EAA's mission to grow participation in aviation: AirVenture, Chapters, Publications, Advocacy, Youth Education, and Knowledge and Information. It also contains lists of volunteers, partners, and donors, as well as a consolidated financial statement. I invite and encourage chapter leaders and members to become more familiar with our organization through this annual report.

EAA Recognized in GAO Report for Safety Programs
EAA's safety programs were recognized recently by the General Accounting Office (GAO) in its report regarding general aviation safety. The report, requested by members of Congress, noted that EAA "offers advisory programs for experimental aircraft builders and pilots" as a way of promoting a safety culture and continuous education among its members.

At AOPA Summit
A large contingent from EAA headquarters was in Palm Springs, California, last week for the annual AOPA Summit. The AOPA Summit offers an excellent opportunity to meet EAA members, welcome new members, connect with current and potential business partners, coordinate advocacy efforts, and get face-to-face time with aviation leaders.

Sikorsky Makes Video on KidVenture
Sikorsky recently produced a great video about its interactive exhibit at KidVenture this past summer. Young engineers from Sikorsky talked about showing kids the principles of aerodynamics, along with helping them discover how aviation science works with actual hands-on demonstrations. Thanks to EAA board member Dan Majka, who chairs the KidVenture area, for sharing the video.

In the media   Featured newsletters

EAA Chapter 902
Mount Hood, Oregon

The October edition of Squawk 902 contains many beautiful photos that accompany the stories, helping them jump off the page.

Thanks to Chapter 902 for sharing its newsletter.

Chapter Briefing

Hunting for Fun at Chapter 241
Here in the chapter office we often hear that chapters are looking for new activities to engage their members. Taking advantage of seasonal activities is a great way to bring members together for some fun and camaraderie. All the better if your chapter can include food. Chapter 241 (DeKalb, Illinois) recently planned a terrific autumn fly-out that included a chili cook-off and an aerial scavenger hunt. Read more


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Chapter Leaders Academy Schedule
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Schedule of upcoming EAA webinars (all webinars are free and archived for later viewing):

Eagle Flights "Taking Off"
Tuesday, October 16
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Jan Novak

Build Your Own Airplane? You CAN Do It!
Wednesday, October 17
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Tim Hoversten

Dealing With Emergencies
Wednesday, October 24
8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT

Presented by Larry Bothe

Say "No" to Useless Maintenance (AMT & Wings Credit)
Tuesday, November 7
9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CST

Presented by Mike Busch

Aerobatic Aircraft Maintenance
Wednesday, November 8
8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST

Presented by Johnny White

LSA Maintenance - Common Misunderstandings
Tuesday, November 14
8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST

Presented by Carol Carpenter

Visit the EAA webinars website to register.

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