EAA is 70 Years Old!
The first meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association took place 70 years ago on January 26, 1953. To celebrate the anniversary, EAA presenting free webinars all week long. Check out the full schedule below.
I'm especially looking forward to the Thursday morning presentation by Jack Pelton and Charlie Becker, commemorating EAA's birthday.
Our annual holiday banquet was held at the Manor Inn on January 7. The weather cooperated and there was a great turnout. The food was good and the company better, as usual. President Mark Scott gave his annual overview of last year's chapter activities and then gave out Chapter Participation awards....
James Calver made two beautiful signs for EAA Chapter 27
Mark Scott, Larry Anglisano and the Teens to Flight RV-12 on Youtube
I'm sad to report that Tom Poberezny passed away today after a brief illness. He was 75. It was a great honor for me to not only meet him but to work with him for the first 6 years of my time on the board.
Last night's intense thunderstorm, with 60mph winds, did a job on our intrepid adventurers. One tent collapsed and virtually all the others got some amount of water in them. Drying things out the next day certainly gave the place a certain ambiance.
The planes got somewhat wet inside as well but...
Laurie and Ariana Strand flew the newly painted "Teens to Flight" RV-12 to AirVenture. Here it is in a place of honor in front of the Homebuilders Center with other teen built planes (but we're in front!). Later this week Laurie will fly it in front of the crowds during the Homebuilt Review.