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Seaborn Named New Canadian Council Chair
February 21, 2019 - Jeff Seaborn, EAA 793688, of Foothills, Alberta, Canada, has accepted the chairmanship of the EAA Canadian Council, the group of Canadian EAA members who work with EAA headquarters to provide quality member benefits and programs for EAAers in Canada. Seaborn succeeds the retiring Jack Dueck, EAA Lifetime 337912, the longtime chair of the Canadian Council.
“Jeff will be an outstanding chair of the EAA Canadian Council, as he has longtime experience in aviation and aircraft building,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs. “He will lead an excellent group of Canadian EAA members who are passionate about aviation and growing participation in flying.”
Seaborn has built a pair of aircraft: an RV-7 about a decade ago and more recently, a DR-107 One Design. He obtained the basic skills to build his airplanes by attending EAA’s SportAir Workshops, and in subsequent years has been a presenter at Test Flying Homebuilt Aircraft courses. Seaborn also comes from an aviation family, as his father restored several vintage aircraft and flew those airplanes to various air shows throughout North America.
“I would like to help Canadians realize the countless benefits of being associated with the most effective aviation organization in the world,” Seaborn said. “At the same time, I look forward to increasing my knowledge of EAA operations, and help expand EAA’s understanding of the unique needs of Canadian pilots and aircraft owners.