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EAA Chapter 145 - Leading By Example

Hops & Props 2013
EAA Chapter 145 members pictured with EAA founder Paul Poberezny in the Kermit Weeks Hangar, March 1990.

Family Flightfest 2013
EAA Chapter 145 members pose with EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast this year at Oshkosh.

By Mia Johnson, Marketing/Communications Intern

EAA Chapter 145 (Grand Rapids, Mich.) made its annual visit to EAA's Kermit Weeks Hangar on April 19-21. This was the chapter's 23rd consecutive annual trip to volunteer its time and talents at EAA headquarters. The Chapter provides its members transportation to Oshkosh and the EAA provides housing at the Binder House on the AirVenture grounds. Chapter members look forward to this weekend every year. It's a great opportunity to introduce someone to grassroots aviation, and members get to share their time with people who love airplane "stuff" just as much as they do. This year, they helped restore the B-17 Aluminum Overcast before it took off for its national tour, and they also toured the EAA AirVenture Museum.

EAA Chapter 145 President Richard Foster has had the "privilege of attending" the past 23 years. He specifically thanked EAA and its crew for making the visit to Weeks interesting and worthwhile for his Chapter.

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