We recently received this E-mail from EAA Chapter 1000 in California. Chapter 1000 has a long history of creativity and innovation (and a good sense of humor). This letter proved they haven’t lost their “edge.”
The Project Police of EAA Chapter 1000 (Edwards AFB) would like to thank EAA’s Sean Elliott for filling in at the last minute as our meeting speaker on had to go to Charleston AFB at the request of the government to run a critical 7-ship C-17 formation flight test in support of our national defense.
Don't bother running to check the EAA travel vouchers and don't bother asking Sean what it was like flying into Edwards AFB because he won't remember. No, I suspect Sean was somewhere in the area of Oshkosh on our meeting night, but it sure seemed like he was here.
What the heck am I talking about? For our meeting program we streamed Sean's webinar on "Design & Flight Characteristics of Spirit of St. Louis" from 21 May 2010. It was an excellent program and was well received. It was just like having him here speaking to us with Powerpoint and everything, except we couldn't see him and we couldn't take him to dinner at the base Burger King afterwards.
We also wanted to pass on that we think this Webinar series that EAA has started is an exceptional idea and a great use of the technology available. Even if you don't have many participants real time, the recorded presentations reach many more people after the fact. As we found out this is also a great way to get high quality presentations available to the chapters as well without dipping into a travel budget that most of us don't have.
If you needed any encouragement to continue the webinar series, consider yourself encouraged.
Please pass this on to Sean so he can enjoy thinking about the trip he didn't actually make...
EAA Chapter 1000 Newsletter Editor and Webmeister
Thanks for sharing your experience, Russ! Remember all EAA’s webinars are available in the archive at www.eaa.org/webinar