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
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.