Twitterfeed now set for EAA284 web updates

If you are a Twitter social networking user, EAA284 posts will now trigger a “tweet” with a link to the most recent updates to this site. Although the information is sparse (140 characters or less), the service works well as reminder for upcoming meeting … especially if you permit them to be sent as text messages to your cellphone. Feedback is always appreciated. You can follow EAA Chapter 284 messages at http://twitter.com/eaa284.

EAA284 Meeting June 12 2011 and Corvair College Report

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its June meeting on Sunday June 12, 2011 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield. Program topic will be building wooden ribs. We have several members building or contemplating planes with wood wings. Ribs and tail feathers are usually where the builder starts. The the building process for ribs and tail feathers for the most part are the same, Just the size of the pieces is different. If you are currently working on theses pieces you might want to bring a sample of your work or you rib jig.

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Space Night is May 5, 2011 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Space Night is May 5, 2011 Children and adults of all ages will have an “out-of-this-world” experience during Space Night from 6-11 p.m. on May 5 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Details are still being planned, but visitors can expect an exciting after-hours gathering at the museum, including special appearances by astronauts, a Star-Gaze with telescopes (weather permitting), space-related demonstration stations, reduced prices for IMAX® films and much more! Continue reading

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