In this month's President's Cockpit, we bid farewell to past president Chuck Imken, rain accolades upon our Chili Champions, invite you to join us for a great holiday meal, reflect on another awesome Fly Mart, note our updated bylaws and election results, and marvel at a new activity: Movie Night! Read on!
Is it feeling a little CHILI outside? It should! It’s time for our annual honkin’, screamin’ membership chili cookoff! Winner gets bragging rights for the next twelve months. As in previous years, bribery in the form of (name your favorite beer) are not condoned and are not guaranteed to sway the vote. But just in case, in addition to win, place and show, we give you the People’s Choice award. That’s where you, the incorruptible, tell the judges what you REALLY think. It’s a shouting contest so raise your hands and your voices and tell the world who the best chili cook is, bar none.
A shout out to David Hook for his presentation on drones, a call to members to review proposed changes to the Chapter Bylaws, an outstanding Young Eagles event, a presentation by Anthony Jaramillo at our upcoming pancake breakfast fly-in. All this and more in this months 'President's Cockpit!'
In this edition: BasicMed success; a keen appreciation for doctors and AMEs; ADS-B out cheap? Accolades to our BBQ Pit Masters, and announcement of new hardware; a special-called meeting to present changes to the bylaws; a possible flyout event to Lancair, briefings from Anthony Jaramillo and Dave Hook; TWO Young Eagles events, a new EAA 35 web site and a new EAA chapter in Castroville. There's more, read on!
Read about the 433d Airlift Wing, how ADS-B contributes to flight safety, and a note on our recent pancake breakfast. Our president invites you to help with next month's Brisket lunch, announces that Anthony Jaramillo has returned from Air Academy, thanks Kyle Jester for his donation, and remarks on a recent visit by Darren Medlin to Joe and Linda Roberts youth outreach program. More ->
Kudos to Phil and Susan Vaneau and their team of volunteers for making the Stinson Young Eagles Rally a great success.The date was pushed a week for weather, and the weather was dodgy with low ceilings for the rain date.In spite of these setbacks, the team pulled it together and flew 32 young ea-gles on the flight of a lifetime.On returning, one young man had serious questions about aviation careers and how he might pursue a scholarship.Two brothers marveled at the experience as one described the other taking the controls to fly an aircraft for the first time.We were blessed to have the sup