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EAA Welcomes New Homebuilders Community Manager

Chad Jansen

September 6, 2011 – Chad Jensen, EAA 755575, has been named EAA’s new homebuilders community manager. Jensen, of Normal, Illinois, is currently aircraft sales manager at Image Air in Bloomington, Illinois, and holds commercial, instrument, ASEL/AMEL, as well as a tailwheel endorsement.

Jensen is a member of Chapter 129, for which he has served as president, vice president, secretary, and newsletter editor.

Jensen built and flies an RV-7 and is currently building a Wittman Tailwind. (Click here for his website.) He and his fellow chapter members have volunteered at EAA weekend work parties in preparation for AirVenture. He is a regular participant on the Van’s Air Force and RivetBangers.com online forums, which will serve him well as homebuilders community manager.

“Working for EAA has been a dream of mine for years,” Jensen said. “When Joe (former manager Joe Norris) retired, I told my wife, ‘This is it, it’s time!’ I am extremely pleased to have been selected for the homebuilders community manager position, and I’m looking forward to getting started!”
Charlie Becker, director of EAA member programs, stated, “We’re excited to bring Chad on board. He’s a committed EAAer, serving as a chapter leader, an AirVenture volunteer, and of course, building an RV-7.”

Jensen begins work in his new position on Tuesday, September 20.

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