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EAA Canadian Council
Jeff Seaborn—new member of the EAA Canadian Council
By Jack Dueck, Chair, Canadian Council
Jeff’s resume reads as follows:
I grew up immersed in private aviation. I have seen many different facets of aviation throughout my years. My father restored a few different antique aircraft and I was privileged to witness and be part of these restorations. As a family, we used these antique aircraft to attend many different air shows and fly-ins across Canada and the United States.
Once established in my own career and with my own family, I decided it was time to renew my interest in aviation. I started training for my private license early in 2006, earning it by the end of the year.
Since then I have logged over 500 hours in various aircraft with time in a Stampe SV-4 all the way up to a P-51 Mustang. Three hundred twenty-five of these hours are in my RV-7 that I built over three years. Most recently I’ve completed the 25-hour test phase of my recently completed DR-107 One Design. To learn the basic skills to build each of these planes, I attended Sport Air Workshops. I’ve attended “Sheet Metal,” “Electrics and Avionics,” “Annual and Maintenance of your Homebuilt,” and “Test Flying Your Aircraft.” I was asked to present the “Test Flying Your Aircraft” course to students in subsequent years.
When asked why he wanted to be a member of the council, Jeff replied:
“I would like to help Canadians realize the countless benefits of being associated with the largest and most effective (recreational) aviation organization in the world. At the same time I would like to increase my knowledge on the operations of EAA and help expand EAA’s understanding of the unique needs of Canadian pilots and aircraft owners.”
Jeff’s EAA involvement includes:
- Vice President, EAA Chapter 1410 —2008
- President, EAA Chapter 1410 —2009-2010
- Attended EAA Leadership Conference —October 2008
- Technical Counselor — 2009-present
- Young Eagles Pilot since 2008
- Oshkosh volunteer — Give Flight Pavilion - 2015, Sheet Metal Workshop
Jeff and his family live in Calgary, Alberta.