Welcome to the October 2009 Issue of Experimenter
This past weekend saw many of EAA’s boards and councils gather in Oshkosh. Among them was your EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council (HAC). The council discussed many issues, including accidents and safety, homebuilt content in EAA publications (both print and electronic), government advocacy issues, and EAA convention activities.
I want to take this opportunity to thank two members who are rotating off the HAC: Doug Kelly of Frederick, Maryland, and Jack Dueck of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Doug joined the HAC at its inception in 1999 and has served as chairman for the past several years. He has worked hard at AirVenture and throughout the year to make sure the homebuilders’ needs were being addressed. Jack joined the HAC in 2001 and has helped to bring the Canadian members’ perspective to council discussions. I very much appreciate the efforts of both of these fine gentlemen, and I wish them well in their future endeavors. They’re both actively involved in EAA chapters, workshops, and other efforts to serve the membership, and I know their efforts are appreciated. Thank you, Doug and Jack!
With the departure of these men a new face was added to the council. I want to welcome Rick Weiss of Port Orange, Florida. Rick has been involved with EAA at several levels in the past, and he continues his commitment to EAA members with his appointment to the HAC. Rick has been named to succeed Doug Kelly as chairman of the council.
Other current members of the HAC are Joe Gauthier, of Cromwell, Connecticut, and Wally Anderson, of Eugene, Oregon. EAA President Tom Poberezny will be appointing new members to fill vacancies on the HAC soon. Keep watching these pages and EAA’s website (www.EAA.org) for news of Tom’s appointments to the council.
The EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council can be reached via e-mail at HAC@EAA.org.
- Joe Norris, EAA's Homebuilders Community Manager