For the first meeting of the new year we have a changed format as we look to inform but also further engage the membership in Chapter Happenings, local aviation events and in the aviation community. Also, we have introduced a goal of completing our meeting no later than 9.15PM. Yeh!
We’ve had great success in the past with our Key Speakers, and will continue to invite presentations and discussions on areas of great relevance and interest. In addition, each month we’ll invite a Chapter Member to give a brief update on their project, their successes and challenges. Hopefully we can all learn from their experiences and offer support where needed.
Through this new year we’ll be hoping to encourage more active volunteering to sustain and advance the Chapter and to keep our unique Hangar Workshop & Meeting Room facility in great shape. We’ll have opportunities for members to demonstrate and contribute their expertise and skillsets to help us all achieve this.
February 5th Membership Meeting
The program for our first meeting of the new year will include;
Aviation Happenings in our region – the Events Team
Chapter Fly-Outs for February to April – the Events Team
Sun ‘n Fun 2018 – Mike Parry
Member Project Sharing – Don Eisle and his RV-build Adventure
Monthly Guest Speaker – Stan Fetter – ‘Avoid the Headlines when flying through Washington Air Space’
9pm Wrap-Up – Chapter President, Brian Blackwell
Our Guest Speaker: Stan Fetter, 17+ year manager of one of the FRZ airports, will take you through what it takes to get and use a MD3 PIN – all without getting your picture in the paper. That’s Washington DC airspace…no fly zone…SFRA…FRZ…too complicated…can’t fly there… These are some of the comments you may have heard about flying to or through our nations capital. The reality is that you can fly there, and you can use your aircraft, and you can land inside the FRZ. Come to our February Members Meeting and find out the facts, get real answers to your questions.
If you want to get signed up to fly inside the FRZ following the meeting, bring along your FAA license, medical (valid within the last 5 years, but sport pilots are exempt) and SFRA training certificate. The session will qualify for the required training to receive and use a PIN.
Plan on joining us; we’ll have coffee and cookies at 6.30pm. Bring along guests and visitors – all welcome!