Saturday, September 14: EAA Chapter 1541 Airport Fun Day.

We held our first Airport Fun Day back in April and it was unexpectedly popular with the local community. Time for another one, then! We’ll have some static aircraft displays, some booths from local aviation schools and organizations, activities for kids from three to thirty, and more stuff too. Better yet, a free hot dog lunch for all attendees. Spread the word. Our Airport Fun Day will be held from 11:00 to 14:00. More information coming in August; we will need a high level of chapter volunteer participation for a successful event. Please plan to set aside a few hours on that date. Don’t say you have not been warned…

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LRAA Aircraft Display Day, Saturday, July 20

LRAA Aircraft Display Day (08:00 – Noon)
&
EAA Pancake Breakfast (08:00 – 10:00)

Come on out on Saturday 20th to the Gazebo area at the airport between 08:00 and 10:00 for a pancake breakfast (in support of the Richard and Susan Bristow Memorial Scholarship Program) and to help support the LRAA monthly display day. Invite your friends and family to come see the airplanes on display and have breakfast to boot.

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Monthly Member Meeting Wednesday, July 17th

Our July monthly member meeting will be held at the chapter hangar at the Lincoln Airport on Wednesday evening, July 17th. We’ll start with a BBQ dinner at 18:00 with all the fixings that we can find. Expect a warm evening but we’ll keep the air moving with our new fans and hope for a cooling delta breeze…unlikely but one never knows. We will have a short business meeting that will begin at about 18:45 or so.

At about 19:15, Scott Thompson will present a program on what it took to build an RV-8. The RV series of airplanes almost single-handedly revitalized sport aviation, but what is involved in actually taking on a project that results in the construction of a very capable and high performance sport airplane? Well, we’ll just talk about that thing. Even if you have never considered building an airplane, some of the process and techniques might prove interesting.

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IMC club meeting – July 10th

EAA chapter 1541 will hold its second IMC club meeting on Wednesday, July 10th from 19:00 – 20:00 in the chapter hangar. All pilots are invited, whether instrument rated or not, to share their knowledge and experience with one another. These one hour sessions begin with a brief video scenario provided by EAA national that depicts an actual flight that encountered challenges. As an attendee you’ll be asked to put yourself “in the pilot’s seat” and think about what you would have done in the same situation. The result promises some interesting and educational discussions among ourselves.

We hope to see you there!

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Board meeting Saturday July 6th

The May board meeting is on Saturday, July 6, at the EAA hangar to begin at 10:30, or as soon as we complete the cleanup of the LRAA Pancake Breakfast support, whichever comes first.

Main items on the agenda:
10:30: Meeting Start

  • Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
  • Upcoming Calendar Review (attached, Scott)
  • Old Business
    • Report on Hangar Work: update from Darren
      • Remaining work to be done to complete (let’s get a list)
    • Planning for leadership for 2020-2021
      • Chapter officers
      • Board members
    • IMC Club Report (Dan)
    • Aviation Camp discussion (Dan)
    • Fate of Strategic Planning process for 2019
  • New business
    • Block out planning for the remainder of 2019
      • September Airport Fun Day; yes or no?
      • October Young Eagles Rally
      • Initial thoughts for Air Academy Sponsorship
      • Holiday Party
    • Fate of Strategic Planning process for 2019

12:00: Meeting over

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Aviation Summer Camp a success

As many of you may know, our chapter provided support to the City of Lincoln’s Recreation Department by hosting a specialty Aviation Summer Camp this past week. It was held Monday through Friday each afternoon, with seven kids from the Lincoln community attending. The camp was organized and run by chapter members Dan and Linda Masys, with the able assistance of Bruce Estes, Dug Smith, and Amy Whelan. By all accounts it was a energized and successful week for the camp attendees. Each of the five days had a theme: Monday was airport tour day; Tuesday was fixed wing day; Wednesday was rotorcraft/gyroplane day; Thursday was lighter-than-air day; and the week culminated in Young Eagle flights for the participants on Friday. The camp was held at our chapter hangar; the week started off on the hot side temperature-wise but, fortunately for all, cooled down a bit as the week went on. Thank you to the five volunteers from the chapter that made the week a success.

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