Earlier this year, at Oshkosh, I found myself volunteering for duty as editor of an as-of-yet unnamed e-newsletter for the warbird community. I figured that this would involve getting some help from a computer guru and maybe setting up a subscribe link, or some techie thing like that. I was wrong. In fact, having never even worked on a high school newspaper, boy was I really wrong.
In the intervening months I have learned a little about computers, and more about motivation, and motivating others, as well as getting to know a few more of the wonderful individuals in our community. What has resulted is a fluid and dynamic publication that I hope you will begin to search for in your inbox each month.
Here you will find the latest on government affairs, operational safety, aircraft under restoration, and hopefully even news from your own warbirds squadron and region. You will also find links to audio and video from Oshkosh365. If you haven't been exploring the EAA social networking website lately, let me urge you to check it out.
The advantage of an e-mail-based newsletter is its flexibility and immediate nature. I would like to ask each and every one of you to submit a note about your local goings-on. Take some time to write an article about your project, to ask for help in finding that historic piece or part, or report what your local squadron has planned. This publication will be what we, as a group, make it. I hope to hear from many of you in the days ahead. Fly safely.
Editor, EAA Warbirds Briefing