Traveling to the EAA Airventure Museum

EAA HQBesides flying a Piper Cub off the grass here at Red Stewart Field, EAA284 member Steve DiLullo posts excellent aviation related stories on his blog A Mile of Runway. In a recent trip to EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, Steve include a storyboard of photos from the EAA Airventure Museum that most would find hard not to enjoy.

Check his photos out and leave him a comment: LINK

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His classroom’s in the clouds

Steve DiLullo passed along a nice article about long time Warren County flight instructor and aviator John Lane training a young pilot, Egan Rosell. Nice photos and article (http://is.gd/wwG6rV).

At an age when classmates are learning to maneuver around plastic parking cones to earn a driver’s license, Egan recently aced his first solo flight to get his private pilot’s license.

“It’s really different when you are up there,” says the soft-spoken teen. “It gives you a different perspective on things.”

Egan’s flight instructor, John Lane, says “different” also applies to his young student.

Lane helped to found the county airport in 1956 and at age 86 is still flying and instructing the next generation of pilots. When you have been flying for more than a half-century, says Lane, you can quickly spot who has the “right stuff” and Egan does.

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EAA284 meeting March 13 2011

Our March meeting will be Sunday March 13th 2011 at 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield (40I). Second Lieutenant Nathaniel Deleon will give a presentation on his research on insect inspired micro air vehicles. He has just finished his Master’s program at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He will talk about what he has learned in his research studying months. It seems that the Air Force wants a surveillance vehicle that can blend in with the environment. His program title is “Using Nature As A Design Template” I have heard Nate and anther AFIT researcher talk on their research topics and have found both quite interesting. Continue reading

EAA284 Group USAF Museum Tour April 15 2011

As a group we have decided on Friday, April 15th for our tour. For information on the tour, times etc please see http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bts110415 Clicking on next at the bottom of the page will take you to the registration form. I’m not permitted to do a group reservation. I’m not sure if I can register every one individually on the form. I can try if you let me know that you are coming. Each participant must bring a Government issued photo ID card such as a drivers license. The addressed asked for must match that which is on your ID.

Please let me know if you plan on making the tour. I don’t know how fast the tours fill up, so I suggest registering as soon as possible.

Bob Luken

EAA284 February 2011 Meeting change

UPDATE 2/8/2011:

Red Stewart Airfield has updated the Chili cookoff and it will now be held on Saturday February 19th, therefore our regular meeting for February will be on Sunday, February 13th at 2PM as usual.

Red Stewart Airfield scheduled its 2011 Chili Cook Off for Saturday February 12th from 12 – 2 PM. Our February meeting would normally occur and the 13th. We are moving the Sunday afternoon meeting to Saturday February 12, 2011 from 12 – 2PM which will give us the opportunity to meet  the airport regulars and perhaps even get some to join us.

EAA284 Meeting Janurary 9 2011

EAA Chapter 284 will have its January 2011 meeting Sunday January 9th at 2 pm at Red Stewart Airfield, Waynesville, OH. There is no planned program. I am suggesting a show and tell of any new toys that you may have gotten over the last several month or from good ol’ St. Nick himself. I have just received an Anywhere Map Quadra QPS to replace my Lowrance GPS. I will bring them both so they can be compared.
I will also have the EAA Chapter Awards for last year’s officers.
— Bob Luken, President, EAA Chapter 284