EAA284 Chapter Meeting January 13 2013

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EAA Chapter 284 will hold its January chapter meeting Sunday January 13, 2013, 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield (40I) Waynesville OH. Our chapter renewed our EAA affiliation and paid insurance for 2013.

Bob has recently been named a trustee with the Wright Seaplane Base and will update the chapter. During 1912 – 1914 Orville Wright conducted hydro-aeroplane experiments on the bend in the Great Miami River, between what is now the Moraine Airpark and the city of West Carrollton. This is probably the least known aspect of the Wright contribution to aviation. Additional information is available on the new Wright Seaplane Base website as well as information regarding the hydro-aeroplane experiments and the Wright Seaplane Base, Inc. www.wrightseaplanebase.org

EAA284 Chapter Meeting June 10 2012

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its June 2012 meeting on Sunday June 10th at Red Stewart Airfield (40I), Waynesville OH at 2 PM

This month local aviation author Sarah Rickman will give a presentation on the Woman Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

The presentation is entitled “So Who Are the WASP Anyway?”

This will be an overview of the WASP program from its inception summer 1942 through disbanding December 1944 and their present day history touching on their militarization in 1977 and the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010.

Sarah will also have copies of her books available for sale.

Bob Luken