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Five EAA Chapters Selected for Project Give Flight
July 2015 - Five EAA chapters have been selected to receive sets of Project Give Flight wings to be built by volunteers and attendees at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. The wing sets will serve as the start of chapter building projects resulting in completed airplanes.
Here are the chapters:
Chapter Wings Recipients
461-Bolingbrook, Illinois, Zenith CH 750 Cruzer
245-Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Zenith CH 750 Cruzer
84-Snohomish, Washington, Zenith CH 650
27-Meriden, Connecticut, RV-12
555-Las Cruces, New Mexico, Sonex Waiex
EAA’s Project Give Flight offers Oshkosh convention attendees an opportunity to help build a wing. A follow-up to last year’s successful One Week Wonder project, where attendees built an entire airplane during the seven-day event, Project Give Flight is made possible by the generous donation of wing kits from three leading kit manufacturers, Sonex Aircraft LLC, Van’s Aircraft, and Zenith Aircraft Company.
Aircraft Spruce and Specialty will also support the Give Flight project by donating many of the tools needed.
Wings will be built in the Project Give Flight tent on EAA Square, at the intersection of Celebration Way and Knapp Street Road on convention grounds in the heart of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Anyone is welcome to participate in the project by pulling a rivet; it’s also a great opportunity to talk about joining your local EAA chapter. Once the wings are completed, each chapter receiving them will be responsible for raising the funds necessary to complete the aircraft.
While EAA chapters are not allowed to operate aircraft, EAA members are welcome to form independent flying clubs where they can let their new wings take flight.
To find out more information about forming a flying club, download Establishing a Nonprofit Flying Club: EAA’s Flying Club Manual.