Young Eagles Return to the Nest!
This Saturday marks the beginning of the 2013 Young Eagles season. For those of you not familiar with this, we offer an introduction to the wonders of flight to youth ages 7-17. Please join us on the second Saturday of the month; there is a ground school beginning at 0900, where the basics of the science, technology and engineering of flight are shared in an interesting, exciting and age-appropriate manner. Following that, each youth will, weather permitting, have a ride in the plane of one of our Chapter volunteers. Parent or guardian permission is required. Rainchecks provided if the weather is inclement.
Chapter Meetings: (Social Hour at 6:30. meeting at 7:00)
Our next Chapter meeting will be Thursday, May 16th our presenters will be Dean Zakos and Steve Rehwinkel – Flying Ethics
On June 20th our presenter will be Rober Blocks. His program will be Flying the Cessna Skycatcher.
On July 18th our presenter will be Greg Koentopp. He will speak about airport security for large and small airports.
Previous meetings that you may have missed: April 18th presenter was Brandt Madsen – Pilots’ Bill of Rights
Young Aviators (check http://www.young-aviators.com/)
There was an Open House on March 20th to give visitors a “snapshot” of the five day August program. It presented STEM based learning that has a way of making students hungry for “more.” And, it combines with aviation training, actually learning to fly and having fun. There still is time to complete and application.
For more information, check out this brochure: Young Aviator March20th flyer 2013
Even our intrepid Young Eagles pilots need a break. We will resume our regular Young Eagles rallies on Saturday, March 9th.
Drive In / Fly In Pancake Breakfast and Car Show
Our next Chapter 838 Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday and Sunday June 8th and 9th. We have added a free car show and lunch each day. The event will be held from 7:00 a.m until 3:00 p.m. each day with pancakes being served from 7am until noon, and lunch from noon until 3:00 p.m. Yound Eagles will be held on Saturday morning, and both days will have:
- Free Museum tours
- Free Flight Simulator
- Free Airplane viewing
- Free Car Show
- Discovery Flights available
Please print this flyer and post it wherever you can: Car Show Flyer V2
Our Chapter 838 Monopoly fundraiser raised over $7,000 in October 2012. Everyone who attended had a great time. Those of you who did not attend missed a very enjoyable night. We hope to see you in 2013. Please mark Saturday Oct 12th, 2013 on your calendar. That way you will be able to join us.
Dreams For Sale
Ever dream of owning your own airfield? If you have an extra $2.9 million sitting in your sock drawer collecting dust, now is your opportunity. Galt Airport in Wonder Lake, IL is for sale as is, complete with a house, hangars, FBO and fuel storage. There has even been a book written about the airport, and it has a support group: FOG – Friends of Galt. This could be your dream come true.
Eagle Flight Program Has Launched!
EAA’s new Eagle Flight Program debuted at Airventure in July, and is now in full swing, at least as far as Chapter 838 is concerned. Rod Hightower gave the first Eagle Flight Ride during convention, and, according to Brian O’Lena former 838 member and current EAA employee) there had been approximately five additional Eagle Flights by the end of last week. Well leave it to good ol’838, we hosted three Eagle Flights this past weekend at our Young Eagles Rally. Talk about starting a new program with a bang.