Our June meeting attracted a large group of members, guests and we were able to welcome several new EAA240’rs!
Bert and Melissa introduced and awarded our 2018 $2,000 Flight Training Scholarship to Paul Hammond.
Bud and Brian described the upcoming Chapter events, upcoming fly-outs, Airport Fun Run, Pancake Breakfasts, hangar extension project and more. It’s been a busy time at the Chapter!
Dale explained that the Young Eagles Flight of Saturday June 9th, following additional publicity, could attract many kids, and requested volunteers and pilots for the event, occurring this Saturday. Contact Dale via the webs site or here if you’d like to help on Saturday. Extra pilots and planes, in particular, would be welcomed.
The topic of Flying Clubs continues to be of great interest to many of our group, and AOPA rep Norm Isler detailed AOPA’s approach. Norm made the 6 hour drive from his base in New York to help with the answers to those questions. AOPA which has a goal to help start 40 new flying clubs this year.
In answering our questions, we learned that flying clubs can be formed using experimental aircraft. Which means that we can build, then fly our experimental category aircraft in the club. Norm gave many points and clarifications on organization, structure, insurance, and cost considerations. With enough member interest, we may be able to actually have a flying club of our own at N57!
Interested in a Flying Club, or need more information? Contact Bud Swenson by clicking here
Images by Reggie and Mike