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Ramping Up for a New Season
By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor - Bits and Pieces, Board Member - EAA Canada Council
February 1, 2022 – Your EAA Canadian Council just had its first telephone conference call of 2022. Yes, it's time to start planning for a successful year, beginning with human resources.
We'd like to thank Patrick Gilligan for his excellent contributions to the council and wish him well in his retirement. Patrick has had a long career in aviation, including stints at COPA, our Canadian Council, as well as running an aviation-related business. He recently retired to Penticton, British Columbia, so we lost our guy in the Ottawa area. We'd like to wish him well but also offer him our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the Canadian EAA membership for his many years of service.
Fortunately we also have an Air Canada pilot who is well connected in Ottawa, Scott Knowlton. You can read our welcome to Scott in the May 2021 edition of Bits and Pieces. Scott has agreed to be our go-to person for matters relating to Transport Canada and Nav Canada. As manager of pilot training at Air Canada Rouge, he already has excellent connections in that area.
We're planning on a full year of activities, especially regarding AirVenture. They say pessimists are more often right, but your Canadian Council is optimistic at this point. We're planning for an excellent return to fully participating in AirVenture, with the Canadian Breakfast, Tim Horton's coffee on the first day, ice cream social, and a full slate of presentations at our Canadian Tent forum space.
You will see elsewhere in this newsletter that we're once again looking for applicants to join us on the Canadian Council. Outside of Oshkosh, the council activities are not hugely onerous and we're always looking for new blood. We used to meet towards the back end of the year in Oshkosh, but we've discovered that Zoom calls work so well we may never do that again. Maybe you will consider applying.
As always, thank you so much to our contributors this month. We have excellent articles on several topics that seem popular with our readership. If you would consider submitting at article please send it to me at newsetter.EAACC@gmail.com.