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.
Just a reminder that EAA Chapter 284 will meet at Red Stewart Airfield on Sunday May 15th at 2 PM.
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
Besides 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
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.
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.