Volunteers for the Young Eagles rally on May 4th

We have the Young Eagles rally coming up on May 4th, and we need more volunteers, both pilots and ground crew:

  • We need people willing to be on site from 07:00 until 15:00 for consistency.
  • We need a set-up crew of 6-8 people at the EAA hangar at 07:00 to move material to the Gazebo area and set up the Young Eagle Rally site.
  • We need ramp escort teams to move Young Eagles and families on and off the ramp from the aircraft.
  • We need a ramp attendants to control access to the ramp.
  • We need attendants at the Kiddie Plane to help kids in and out and answer questions.
  • We need some friendly faces to answer questions and help parents enjoy their time at the airport.
  • We need a break-down crew to move material from the Gazebo area back to the chapter hangar at 14:00.

Volunteer requirements are also listed here.

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City owned hangars

The agenda for the next Airport Committee meeting, scheduled for Monday, April 29 at 10:00 A.M. has just been released, and one of the items on the agenda is “hangar appraisals”.

Anyone renting a hangar from the City could be affected by what the City decides to do regarding the potential sale of the City owned hangars, and might want to attend this meeting, which is open to the public.

The meeting will be at the City office, located at 600 6th St., Lincoln.

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Celebration of life event for John Bietsch, April 27th

TR Bietsch and his wife Vicki lost their 33 year old son, John to cancer.

TR and his son frequented our Pancake Breakfasts and TR is a pilot who also flies Young Eagles, and Vicki helps at the Young Eagle Registration table last year.

They are having a “Celebration of Life” on April 27, 2019, from 2:00pm through 6:00pm at the Turkey Creek Golf Club, located at 1525 CA-193 in Lincoln. Please attend if you can.

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Hangar Work Day Saturday, April 27th

In an effort to press forward and complete the hangar upgrades we began in 2018, our chapter is having a Hangar Work Day on Saturday, April 27th. We have a good list of items that we want to accomplish during the work day. Among the items: complete the installation of insulation on the hangar doors, begin installation on insulation on the hangar ceiling; install four circulation fans from the hangar ceiling; rearrange some of the shelving storage; and do some other clean-up items. We have come a long way in upgrading the hangar to our chapter home and it is time to push through and finish the job so we can move on to other tasks. We’ll get started at about 08:00 with plenty of hot coffee and maybe even some donuts. We’ll work until we have it done, but hope that will be by 12:00 noon or so.

Please come join your fellow chapter members in our hangar endeavors. Many hands make light work, and there may be power tools involved too.

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LRAA Aircraft Display Day, Saturday, April 20

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

Come on out on Saturday 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, April 17, beginning at 18:00 EAA Chapter Hangar (S-12) Lincoln Airport

Welcome to Spring! For the April monthly member meeting, we will be moving back to our chapter hangar at the Lincoln Airport. On Wednesday evening, April 17, we’ll start with a BBQ dinner at 6:00 pm with all the fixings that we can find. We’ll do some serious hangar flying up until about 7:00 pm when we will hold a short business meeting and do a few fun little things. Then, afterwards, we’ll hear again from Dan Masys.

At the February chapter meeting, Dan Masys presented the Top Ten Things he learned building three experimental aircraft. In Part Two he will talk about the most important things he learned flying those same aircraft, and how they compare with one another. Dan promises that his computer will be working this time, so there will be pictures to go along with the words!

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Airport Fun Day Was A Hit

I want to highlight the success our EAA Chapter 1541 enjoyed today as we sponsored our chapter’s first Airport Fun Day. For those who missed it, it was held in and around our hangar today between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. We had a great crowd of people, mostly families with young children. It was, in my memory anyway, the most well-attended chapter event we have ever held. Crowd estimates are in the neighborhood of 250 people or so, quite a bit more than we expected, and something that required two rapid trips to local grocery stores to restock hot dogs and buns. All of our visitors seemed to have a great time…smiles all around…and it was obvious that many had never visited our Lincoln airport or any general aviation airport period. Just the airplanes taxiing about, taking off and landing, and the local skydivers alone generated excitement and interest for both young and old alike. We had six airplanes on static display, and there was always a crowd around each of them. Inside the hangar we had a variety of activities, from a hands-on riveting demonstration to a flight simulator. We had a representative from William Jessup University’s new aviation program on hand, and also a representative from a radio-control aircraft group. Our own chapter had an information table and a Young Eagles table that provided sign-up information for the chapter’s Young Eagle Rally in three weeks (May 4). For the younger kids, we ran the Disney “Planes” animated movie and had a table set aside for coloring airplane-themed masterpieces. And for all, we provided a hot dog lunch that proved obviously popular.

Many hands went into making this event a success, but, at the risk of missing someone, I do want to shout out to a few for special recognition: Erika Wallin and Cheryl Andrade for much of the overall planning and organization; Dug Smith for his tireless grill duty; Tom Lieb for his food support, Darren Coomler for his parking administration, Rubin Wallin for the flight simulator; and Dan and Linda Masys for creating the riveting display. John House and Bruce Estes were also (voluntarily) pressed into sun-impacted duty, the former in crowd control on the taxiway and the latter in manning the kiddie airplane. And, there were a bunch of other individuals from our chapter who dove in and helped out where needed, when needed.

– Scott Thompson (EAA1541 President)

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Board meeting, April 6th

It’s the board meeting after the movie on Saturday – all are invited.

10:30: Meeting Start

  • Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
  • Upcoming Calendar Review (Scott)
  • Old Business
    • Report on Hangar Work: update from Darren/Ruben
      • Hangar Work Day?
    • Monthly Member Meeting: need program
    • LRAA Pancake Breakfast April 20: verify planning
    • Young Eagles Rally for May 4: update and discussion (Cheryl)
    • Air Academy: finalize travel details, application process
    • Name Tags: update (Jim)
  • New Business
    • IMC Club Discussion (Dan)
    • Aviation Summer Camp support for City of Lincoln June 24-28 (Mon-Fri) 1pm-4pm
    • April 27 Fly-out to Calaveras Air Fair
    • Other New Business? (If possible, please advise Scott prior to the start of the meeting)
  • April 14 Airport Fun Day: Planning (Erika)
  • Strategic Planning Discussion (Postpone detailed discussion until May board meeting)

12:00: Meeting over

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