Hoversten Joins EAA Staff
New Technical Aviation Specialist brings building, flying and EAA Chapter experience
December 4, 2008 — Tim Hoversten joined the EAA staff this week as a Technical Aviation Specialist. Hoversten comes to EAA from Portage, Wisconsin, where he is the former president of EAA Chapter 371. He is also an experienced aircraft builder, having completed a Sonerai 2 LT and currently working on a KR-1. Hoversten has also been an EAA AirVenture volunteer in the Ultralight and Rotorcraft areas for the past decade, and has regularly flown Young Eagles.
“Tim’s background and experience meets the increasing need for technical information by EAA members,” said Charlie Becker, Director of Member Programs. “Just like the members he’ll be serving, he has a lifelong passion for flying and is eager to share the spirit of aviation.”
Hoversten holds a Private Pilot Certificate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations/Speech Communication. He will be working with Joe Norris, EAA’s Homebuilders Community Manager, and the EAA Aviation Services staff.
“Growing up in Wisconsin, I attended my first EAA convention while still in high school, and was bitten by the idea of building and flying my own airplane,” Hoversten said. “I look forward to helping other builders achieve their dreams to help keep the spirit of aviation alive and well.”