Monday, March 6th, 6.30pm
The Chapter February Meeting included a presentation and a good deal of interest and discussion regarding Bristell Aircraft and – in particular – their Bristell Share Program. This provides a potentially attractive, low cost entry into plane-ownership/sharing, flying a new modern, fully equipped LSA airplane. Thanks to Bud for organising Bristell and their presentation to us.
We await more clarifying details from Bristell but our meeting generated much interest and we want to keep that momentum going, all with the goal of getting EAA240 members into affordable aircraft ownership or partnerships, and regular flying.
Current EAA National rulings prevent any Chapter from owning, sharing and flying an aircraft as a Chapter. This may change in the future. (Our plan for the Chapter PA-22 restoration was always to sell the aircraft to a member or other party as we neared completion, or earlier).
Flying Clubs – similar to the Bristell Share Program – are established to enable multiple owners to share an aircraft, reducing the related expenses to manageable levels and flying on a scheduled basis.
So, for our March Membership Meeting, Bud has arranged for a representative of the Chesapeake Flying Club, David Settle, based at Bay Bridge Airport W29, to present to us Monday evening. David will describe the CFC, how the club was formed, how it operates, the benefits, and the challenges. David will also answer any questions members may have.
We anticipate another strong member turnout for this timely presentation. Be early for a good seat!
Other Chapter business will be covered, as usual, including upcoming Fly-Outs, events, plans for 2017 Scholarships and more. Members who have yet to renew for 2017 (yes, we have some stragglers!) will be encouraged to remedy that situation during the meeting (we have lists!!).
Coffee is available from 6.30pm, and our meeting will commence at 7pm, we will aim to wrap at approximately 9.15pm. All welcome, members and guests.
More information on Chesapeake Flying Club here
Again, our thanks to Bud for his work in pulling this together for the Chapter.