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May 2013  : :  Vol. 15, No. 5

Trevor Janz Welcome to the May Edition of ChapterGram!
By Trevor Janz, EAA 656941

We just wrapped up another Chapter Leaders Academy workshop here in Oshkosh this past April. We had chapter leaders from California, North Carolina, Florida, and from all parts of the country that made their way to Oshkosh for a weekend packed with informative seminars and tours.
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Chapters in Action
Young Eagles Prescription For Conducting a Successful Young Eagles Rally
By Michelle Daniel, Chapter 34 Young Eagles/Eagles Coordinator

EAA Chapter 34 didn't have a Young Eagles Rally for a year. Recognizing that they didn't have the flying assets to conduct a successful Young Eagles rally, the chapter's Young Eagles coordinators proceeded to contact other local EAA chapters and utilize websites to recruit pilots as well as potential Young Eagles. Read more >>
News from EAA Headquarters
Chapter Video Magazine June Preview: Chapter Video Magazine
The June 2013 edition of EAA's Chapter Video Magazine will be available for chapter leaders to download on June 1. Next month's feature presentation takes viewers behind the scenes of the world's most popular kit manufacturer, Van's Aircraft, to explore the inner workings and see where the magic happens. Also included in the June edition is an update from EAA Headquarters on AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 as well as the second part of our four-part series on steel-tube fuselage construction. Be sure to check your inbox on June 1!

Weekend Work Parties Help Make it Happen!
Preparing the grounds for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is no small feat and is only made possible through the volunteer efforts of many chapters and members. Each year we organize a series of work weekends where chapters come in and help prepare for the upcoming member convention. Weekend work parties have become an annual tradition for many chapters and are a fun way to check out in advance some of the changes to the grounds before it all begins. Read more >>

International Learn to Fly Day Members Encouraged to 'Fly One' During International Learn to Fly Day
EAA is asking all chapters and individual members to "Fly One" adult on May 18 - the fourth annual International Learn to Fly Day. Let's expand participation in EAA's Eagle Flights program and inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams of flight!
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10,000th Young Eagle 10,000th Young Eagle Flown
As reported in EAA's e-Hotline newsletter a few weeks back, EAA Chapter 242 of Columbia, South Carolina, flew its 10,000th Young Eagle on April 13. The lucky Young Eagle, Luke Williams, flew with chapter member Tom Roberts, EAA 697606, in his homebuilt RV-7A. Read more >>

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AirVenture News
Oh My Oshkosh Sweepstake 'Oh My!' Win an Ultimate Experience in the 'Oh My Oshkosh!' Sweepstakes
Get your AirVenture tickets by June 30 and you could win big in the "Oh My Oshkosh!" Sweepstakes! Just purchase admission tickets, camping, aircraft rides, or other items in advance to receive automatic entries into the "Oh My Oshkosh!" Sweepstakes and the opportunity to win an ultimate AirVenture experience! Read more >>


New Home for Chapters and Young Eagles
The heart of EAA is our chapters and Young Eagles programs. They bring EAA home for members in their local communities, allowing them to experience aviation with their friends, builders, pilots, and fellow enthusiasts each month. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year will bring an exciting change of location for the home of the chapters, Young Eagles and Eagle Flights programs during AirVenture week. Read more >>


Reminder: EAA Chapter Award Nominations Due May 31
While spring has been slow in arriving to many parts of the country, the number of days until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh arrives nevertheless continues to grow smaller. With this brings the deadline to submit your chapter's nomination materials for the Major Achievement, Newsletter Editor, Web Editor and Young Eagle awards. Descriptions of the awards and the nomination forms are found on the website. Deadline for submission is May 31 with awards to be presented during EAA AirVenture.

If your chapter has not already submitted your nominations, please consider sending in materials for one, some, or all of the awards. The members serving in these roles contribute so much, and it is a great opportunity to recognize their efforts.

Spirit of Liberty Foundation Spirit of Liberty Foundation Tour to Stop at AirVenture Oshkosh
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation is calling for antique, military, and experimental aircraft owners to join in a cross-county flight beginning the first week of July to honor and raise awareness for the past, present, and future armed forces. Read more >>


More AirVenture News ...
Bird? Plane? It's 'Jetman' at AirVenture!
Disney's Planes Set to Take Off at AirVenture
Chicago is Back, Ready to Rock Opening Night Concert
Download Your 2013 AirVenture NOTAM Today
Aaron Tippin Will Fly Original Little Toot to Oshkosh
EAA Annual Member Meeting Moves to Wednesday
In the Media
Chapter 1171 Hosts Girl Scouts
Chapter 117 Learn to Fly Day
Chapter 723 Provide Scholarships
Chapter 614 Day of Flight
Chapter 1040 "Building a Better Bird"
Eagle Flights - EAA Chapter 91
Variety of Food Changes at AirVenture 2013
Chapter 1498 Offers Free Pilot Classes to the Community
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame
  EAA Chapter 640 of Wausau has donated $10,000 to WAHF to establish a new aviation scholarship. A presentation was made at the Wausau Downtown Airport this afternoon, with representatives from WAHF, EAA Chapter 640, and the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, our scholarship administrator. More details about the new scholarship will be announced soon.
Chapter Toolbox
RSVP Through Our Webpage Please
Online reservations are a great way to help you organize your chapter's upcoming events. It is a quick and easy way to receive confirmation of members' attendance at upcoming functions and also to determine things such as what they plan to bring to the potluck. Some chapters have even used online reservation systems to schedule their Young Eagle flights. Read more >>

EAA Legal Advisory Council a Great Resource for Chapters
By Jonathan Harger, Government Advocacy Specialist

The EAA Chapters office staff at headquarters prides itself on its comprehensive ability to advise on common legal, insurance, and tax issues that chapters face in everyday operation. However, sometimes chapters or chapter members might have a unique or particularly complex question that warrants consulting a different kind of professional. For these situations, EAA Chapters and members are encouraged to consult EAA's Legal Advisory Council (LAC). Read more >>
Upcoming Programs
2013 SportAir Workshops—Two-day aircraft building programs
Upcoming Homebuilding Workshops:
June 1-2: Griffin, GA - TIG Welding Only
June 29-30: Plymouth, MA
July 27-August 4: Oshkosh, WI
View complete schedule and courses available by location >>

Register online or call 800-967-5746.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
May 15: Making the Transition to Glass Panel - Presenter: Kirk Kleinholz
May 22: Rotax 912 Fuels and Carburetion - Presenter: Dean Vogel
May 29: Demystifying Weight and Balance - Presenter: Fred Keip
June 5: Help! My Engine is Making Metal! - (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) Presenter: Mike Busch
June 11: Tips for Flying into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 - Presenter: Fred Stadler
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.
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