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EAA ChapterGram
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Vol. 14, No. 23

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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

Visit to the Academy of Model Aeronautics (in the Remnants of Sandy)
Considering we would be flying over Lake Michigan, we loaded up the Piper Aztec for another Grassroots Pilot Tour and a visit to the Academy of Model Aeronautics. We lifted off from Oshkosh into heavy winds, clouds, and whatever else was left of Hurricane Sandy. Read more

Chapter News
Updates from EAA Headquarters

Kick Off New Year With SportAir Workshops
The new year of SportAir Workshops is almost here! The 2013 schedule kicks off on January 26-27 with a weekend at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, featuring a luncheon with EAA Chairman Jack Pelton and an annual banquet hosted by Chapter 252. Workshops will continue to be added throughout 2013, so check the schedule regularly for updates. Currently scheduled workshops feature: Composite Construction, Electrical Systems, Fabric Covering, Sheet Metal Basics, Gas Welding, Fundamentals of Aircraft Building, Repairman Inspection and What's Involved in Kit Building. (courses vary by location). Register today or view details by location. You may also call 800-967-5746.

EAA Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members
On November 15, EAA welcomed the newest members of the organization's Hall of Fame during an induction dinner in the Founders Wing. Those inductees include Wes Schmid (Homebuilders), Clyde Smith Jr. (Vintage), Taras Kiceniuk (Ultralight), Giles Henderson (Aerobatic), and Preston "Pete" Parish (Warbirds). We congratulate each of them and thank them for their many contributions to EAA and to aviation. Read more

Holiday Auction Returns
Again this year, EAA is hosting an online holiday auction as a fundraiser, working in partnership with the Bidding For Good website. The link to the auction, which runs through December 10, is There are unique items available that include autographed pennants and books, plus unique aviation experiences during AirVenture and at other times of the year. Auction proceeds directly support EAA programs that preserve our aviation heritage.

Frank Christensen to Speak at Wright Brothers Banquet
On December 14, EAA will welcome Frank Christensen, innovative pioneer in the homebuilt kit movement, as keynote speaker at the annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet. The banquet, held in the Founders Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, commemorates the 109th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Read more and reserve tickets

In the media   Featured newsletters

EAA Chapter 32
St. Louis, Missouri

The November edition of EAA Chapter 32 News features a touching goodbye and thanks from a longtime chapter volunteer, plus photos of some new "Eagles."

Thanks to Chapter 32 for sharing its newsletter.

Chapter Briefing

Winter Fundraising Idea
For those of us who live in less than warm climates in the winter, it is a time to put on our thinking caps, or perhaps stocking caps, and think of some ideas for chapter fundraising that may not require flipping pancakes in the snow banks. Read more


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

Chapter Fundraising - Ideas That Work
Tuesday, November 27
8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST

Presented by Alan White and Trevor Janz

Avoiding the Base to Final Turn Stall/Spin Accident (Wings Credit)
Wednesday, Nov. 28
8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST

Presented by Gordon Penner

Post-Maintenance Test Flight (AMT & Wings Credit)
Wednesday, December 5
9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CST

Presented by Mike Busch

Flight Testing Safety Seminar
Thursday, December 13
8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST

Presented by Chad Jensen

Principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance (AMT & Wings Credit)
Wednesday, January 2
9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CST

Presented by Mike Busch

EAA Chapter Chat - Chapter Video Magazine
Thursday, January 10
8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST

Presented by Jeff Skiles, Trevor Janz, and Brady Lane

Visit the EAA webinars website to register.

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