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First Flight Lead Message From New Warbirds President

Harold Cannon

By Harold Cannon, President - Warbirds of America, EAA 466240

This is my first editorial for Briefing as Warbirds president, and in a way the last one I will write as an editor. (Perhaps I should say former editor!) Briefing is now in the capable hands of WOA Secretary Bill Miller. As in all things EAA Warbirds of America, Bill is a volunteer. When asked to step up to the task of editing Briefing, he didn't hesitate (at least not very much). I am very proud of what Briefing has been in the past, and I know I am leaving it in very capable hands.

You may have missed Briefing in your inbox over the last couple of months. There have been numerous changes at EAA, both in personnel and areas of responsibility. This has made it a bit more difficult to get Briefing to you. However, it appears that most of these changes have been made as Bill takes the reins at a time of renewed commitment and interest. Please be supportive of him.

I know from experience that material for Briefing comes in a "feast-or-famine" fashion. Some months you have more than you can fit in, and other months can be lean. Perhaps, heading into the New Year, this will be your time to be published in Briefing. Write about what you are restoring, what your friends are restoring, or about time you spent volunteering at an air show. Articles of a historic interest are always welcome. I can tell you in advance that Bill would appreciate your input. I am very pleased to reintroduce Briefing to your inbox. As always, if you have suggestions, input, or even better, an article, please let us know.

With the close of 2012, I would like to announce the opportunity to participate in the EAA Warbirds Lifetime Membership Program. For those who wish to demonstrate their commitment to the warbird movement, the program provides all the great benefits of individual membership (without the recurring yearly dues), plus exclusive benefits for Lifetime Members. These include a personalized Lifetime Member card (those low member numbers should go fast), a Lifetime Member jacket, a Lifetime Member plaque, and jacket patch and decals. I hope that many of you will consider this opportunity to support EAA Warbirds of America. Call 800-564-6322 and become a Lifetime Member!


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