President’s Corner

by Darren Coomler

Hello EAA 1541 Chapter Members and Friends.

Here we are in the “dog days of summer” – hope all are well and finding ways to stay cool. I have been out at the hanger the last few days and I’m
noticing all the activity at the airport, a few of you have stopped by and it’s been great visiting and catching up. I am looking forward to the day when we can all share some food and stories together again.

Even though we have not been meeting in person, the chapter is active in new ways. The Sim team is getting closer to unveiling Sim2 – the pitching, banking motion simulator, and as Dan was explaining it to me the other day, I predict it will be a real E ticket ride. For those of you not knowing what an E ticket ride is, ask your parents about Disneyland a long time ago. Along with mentoring and leading the Sim team, Dan has been running the IMC Club with great success.

At last month’s member meeting we had a presentation from Steven Stein on NTSB Crash investigation — what a great program. At this week’s chapter meeting we have our own John Tate speaking to us on the changes taking place in the major airline industry due to the pandemic. Mark your calendars – don’t miss it.

It my pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2020 EAA Ray Scholarship, Hannah Treehan.
Like Amy before her, I believe we are going to see great aviation related milestones from this young lady.

Lastly, I am looking for an old dead piston aircraft engine, my goal is to make a cut away section so we can use it as a teaching aid on how the engines in most of our aircraft work.

Hope to see all or you soon, stay safe and healthy.