Membership meeting May 16th

Come out for our chapter’s regular monthly member meeting at the EAA hangar on Wednesday night, May 16. We will offer a BBQ dinner beginning at 18:00 so you don’t have to cook that night. Meeting will start at about 18:45 or so with some short business items to cover.

We have several items on the agenda including an update on the Learning and Development program that the chapter board of directors is pushing forward. We will also have a presentation by chapter member Paul “Dubs” Darbo on what was involved in buying an old Mooney and rejoining the ranks as an aviator.

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Successful Young Eagles Rally

We had an excellent Young Eagles Rally. We flew a total of 69 kids over five hours of flying. There were many chapter members and others who pitched in an helped make the Rally a success, and I want to make sure everyone knows how much it is appreciated. We had guys out at the airport at 05:45 this morning getting things ready, and a good group working on the ramp and cooking and providing administration and just being on hand to answer questions and help out. We had a few glitches but overall it went well.

In the next weeks we want to take a look at what we did right and what we could have done better today, so for anyone who participated please let us know if you saw problems that should be addressed next time. For those in the chapter who were unable to help out today, well, you missed a great activity and an opportunity to promote aviation to young people. But, take heart because we will have another Rally later in the year and you may be able to help then.

Thanks again to the eleven pilots who gave their time and aircraft, and to the multitude of helpers on the ground. We also need to thank NorCal Flight Center (chapter member Chris Braun) who generously offered us the use of their conference room for registrations, and also LRAA for the airplane demonstrator. And, the city of Lincoln and Rich and Tony provided some infrastructure stuff that we put to good use.

We have a Facebook posting on the Rally, so I would appreciate any comments or quotes from kids who were flown today, and also the posting of any photos that any of you may have taken that illustrates the day we had.

Thanks again to all who pitched in.

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The Young Eagles rally is this Saturday

Our chapter Young Eagle Rally is coming up on Saturday, May 12th. And, we are happy to say that we have filled all our time slots with kids.

We have a good team of volunteers already but we could use a few more – we’re aiming to do some setup from 17:00 on Friday 11th.

If you are available to help, please consider volunteering for the Rally – click here and let us know about your areas of interest.

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