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President's Cockpit - February 2018

In this installment: Board of Director's meeting and decisions, a new Master Pilot among us, kudos for another stellar meal, a very cool presentation on the CommuterCraft Innovator kit aircraft, a possible visit by Lancair, a new program at HQ to match wayward builds with enthusiastic chapters, support from the Dee Howard Foundation, and a call for volunteers! Read on!

Holiday Meal Special Statement

Executive Summary: It's Steve's fault.  (it really is)  Read on!

When we started this journey, Darren Medlin and I were charged with infusing a little excitement into Chapter 35.  We were encouraged to try new things and shake things up a bit.  We experimented.  Some things worked, some things didn’t.  I did this again for the Holiday Banquet, encouraging your Facility Manager to:

President's Cockpit - November 2017

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.

President’s Cockpit - September 2017

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!

President's Cockpit - August 2017

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 ->

President's Cockpit - July 2017

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