Preparing for the 2013 Taildragger Fly-In

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The annual Taildragger Fly-In is about a week away and the airport activities being with the Stewart’s open house and air show at 4 PM on Saturday. Our EAA284 chapter will be meeting at the hanger about noon on Saturday to clean the hanger and get it set up for the pancake breakfast on Sunday. It does take a couple of hours for this, but there is plenty of time to enjoy the activities and air show.  Many hands will make light work of the  hanger prep so come on out Saturday if you can.  Bob Luken has asked that our Pancake breakfast volunteers arrive at the hanger by 6 AM on Sunday morning so that we can start serving at 7 AM.

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EAA284 Chapter Meeting August 11 2013

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its August meeting on Sunday, August 11, 2013, 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield, Waynesville Ohio. Ivan and I will provide reports on Oshkosh. And will will discuss planning for the 2013 Tail Dragger Fly In and Pancake Breakfast Sunday September 1, 2013. I hope that we can have a Young Eagles Rally as we usually do. If you are current I hope that you will take some time to schedule a plane to fly Young Eagles on Sunday the 1st.

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The FAA ATC holds EAA Airventure hostage

Is  this be the beginning of the end for events like Airventure and Sun N Fun?

No Good Options in FAA ATC Demands
AirVenture’s importance to GA overriding factor

June 13, 2013 – Facing a spectrum of unpalatable options, EAA today finalized a one-time agreement with the FAA to cover nearly $450,000 in expenses related to air traffic control services at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, which begins on July 29.

“Let me be clear: We have consistently regarded the FAA’s move as holding AirVenture and GA hostage this year,” said EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. “There was considerable, detailed thought given over the past month to every option and possible scenario. Ultimately, AirVenture’s importance to the entire general aviation economy and community, as well as to EAA’s year-round programs, was the overriding factor in our response. AirVenture will go on … READ ALL

EAA284 Chapter Meeting Sunday May 19 2013

The May meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will be Sunday May 19th at 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield.

Brian Clayton of Moraine Airpark will do a presentation on Part 103, Ultralight aircraft. Brian is part of a small group of ultralight pilots based at Moraine. If weather permits he will fly to Waynesville, possible with on or two other pilots with their aircraft. If the weather is not cooperating the they will at the airport and will give their presentation, which will include a short video.

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Funday Sunday Pancake Breakfast at Moraine Airpark

This Sunday (May 4. 2013) EAA Chapter 48 will hold its annual Funday Sunday Pancake Breakfast and Fly In at Moraine Airpark. The Wright Seaplane Base will have a display. There will also be an FAA Safety Seminar and a workshop on the Ipad and Foreflight.

Wednesday evening (May 1, 2013) the Discovery Channel will premier the Big Brain Theory. Essentially a kind of Junk Yard Wars on steroids (Chapter member Tom Johnson is a contestant).
For show information and trailers see their website:
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/the-big-brain-theory