MAKE CHAPTER 288 YOUR AVIATION HOME! E-AB, TYPE CERTIFIED, VINTAGE, WARBIRD, ETC.
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny. He will forever be in our hearts.
Meetings (currently virtual) are held the third Thursday of each month. at 7PM.
The Chapter's 2021 Dues ($25) are due, Please pay them. To do this you may go to the "More" tab above then click on "Pay Dues".
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE RECENT VIRTUAL MEETINGS. The virtual golf cart tours are being well received, so we'd like to add a few more this month. If you missed the instructions from previous months, this is what we are looking for: If you are building, restoring, or have just finished a project, please email a few pictures and a brief write-up about your flying machine. Oh, by the way if you have a standard certified aircraft, you know a Cessna, Piper, Beech, Grumman, Cirrus, Enstrom, Agusta or whatever, that you want to showcase, send us pictures and info. If it's an aircraft, we'd like to include it in the tour. It does not have to be currently airworthy. If your aircraft is not in the Creek, even better, we'd like to see it.
Also, if your project has already been featured, please provide an update. Please email pictures and info to: email@example.com Please do it as soon as possible so Matt and I can compile all the submissions.
Jay Jabour presented a very interesting overview of what he envisions for the Chapter in 2021. This includes trying to restart meetings when we can and also to combine the IMC and VMC meeting in February using Zoom for a more interesting experience. If you haven't yet used Zoom we think you'll really enjoy the experience. Instructions for using ZOOM will be sent at a later date. You can access a replay of the virtual meeting feed from the January meeting by clicking this link:
TRANSITION TIME FOR CHAPTER 288
Jay Jabour has volunteered to become the Chapter President starting in January. He is an experienced homebuilder. He, and his wife Ginger, have an RV-7 and a Piper Warrior here at the creek. Jay is a 34 year veteran of the US Air Force, mostly as a Test Pilot flying the newest AF hardware. He is currently also the Treasurer of the Property Owners Association Board of Trustees.
We have two Vice Presidents; Matt Simmons has volunteered to stay on as a Vice President helping the new folks get up to speed. Jim Clark has also volunteered to be a Vice President. Jim is a long term resident who has restored several vintage aircraft and also flies an RV-6.
Our new Secretary is Cassandra Kennedy. She has enthusiastically volunteered to fill the secretary position.
John Foster has volunteered to be the Treasurer. He's reminds us that Chapter dues for 2021 ($25.00) are due. Please pay online by using this link: https://eaa288.org/pay%3A-dues-%26-donations
So please take the opportunity to welcome Jay, Matt, Jim and Cassandra next time you see them. Jay took over on January 1 and will host the January virtual meeting. (Number 10 for those keeping count.)
TO VIEW OUR ON LINE MEETINGS
Tech Note: We are using Facebook Live to broadcast this video in hopes that it will allow as many of you to access it as possible without the need to try to install anything on your computer. This should be as seamless as possible and allow you to click the above link from any mobile, tablet, or computer. If you are prompted for a Facebook login, you can login if you wish. However a Facebook is NOT required to view this page. You may be asked to allow cookies to view the video, please accept those as they will be required.
Also, EAA has a monthly Chapter video that is very interesting. Jack Pelton has excellent update in this January Chapter Video. See this, and older videos, by clicking on the button below.
Take the State Road 421 exit east on Taylor Road. Drive 2 miles to the entrance to Spruce Creek (the entrance will be on your left). When you get to the security gate, simply tell the guard you are going to the EAA meeting, at Keith Phillip's Hangar, 222 Cessna Blvd. You will need a valid drivers license to enter the neighborhood. After checking in at the security gate, follow Spruce Creek Blvd to the second stop sign. Turn left onto Country Club Drive. Just past the country club facility, turn left on Seclusion Drive. Go 200 yards to the stop sign at the edge of the Cessna taxiway. Cross the taxiway being sure to give right-of-way to taxiing aircraft.
Once across the taxiway, turn right and drive to the end of Cessna. Hangar 222 will be on your left.
NOTE: THESE MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DURING THE PANDEMIC
Special Homebuilders Meetings will try to be scheduled monthly. These meetings are about one hour in length and will cover topics for experimental and standard certified aircraft. Open to all Chapter Members and their guests. Details will be announced.
NOTE: THESE IN PERSON MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DURING THE PANDEMIC
HOWEVER, WE WILL BE PRESENTING A COMBINED VMC/IMC MEETING USING ZOOM. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS FEB 11 PRESENTATION WILL BE SENT AT A LATER DATE. THE SUBJECT OF THIS MEETING WILL DISCUSS PILOTS ATTEMPTS TO SIMULTANEOUSLY TAKEOFF AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE SAME RUNWAY AT NON-TOWERED AIRPORTS - AND HOW TO AVOID THIS!
Non-instrument rated pilots who want to improve their proficiency now have an excellent new resource through EAA’s VMC Club.
The VMC Club offers monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experience. The meetings use real-world scenarios to engage members, and allow a free exchange of information that improves awareness and skills. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency. All Chapter 288 members, in good standing, are automatically eligible to take part in the FREE VMC and IMC Club program.
THIS PAST MARCH VMC MEETING - FROM JOHN FOSTER
At the March VMC meeting Craig showed a very informative video dealing with loss of control. We received several favorable comments from those in attendance. The video lasts about 25 minutes, so while you are practicing your social distancing at home why not watch it? As a result of watching this video, I have changed my flying technique. This is the link to the YouTube video.
FUTURE VMC MEETINGS WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON UPDATES ABOUT THE VIRUS
You do not need to be an EAA288 member, but it would be nice and we welcome you to join the EAA. To join; go the the "more" tab at the top of the website and select "PAY DUES". All pilots are always welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Craig Cousins at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: THESE IN PERSON MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DURING THE PANDEMIC
HOWEVER, WE WILL BE PRESENTING A COMBINED VMC/IMC MEETING USING ZOOM. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS FEB 11 PRESENTATION WILL BE SENT AT A LATER DATE, THE SUBJECT OF THIS MEETING WILL DISCUSS PILOTS ATTEMPTS TO SIMULTANEOUSLY TAKEOFF AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE SAME RUNWAY AT NON-TOWERED AIRPORTS - AND HOW TO AVOID THIS!
The IMC Club’s purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. IMC Club chapters offer monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experiences.
The chapter resources and scenarios are being produced and distributed as a new program by EAA IMC LLC (“EAA IMC”), an Experimental Aircraft Association Inc. subsidiary, under a license from IMC Club International Inc. This will provide resources for new and improved program offerings that will enhance and expand the impact of the IMC concept and to provide continuity, support, direction, and programming,
FUTURE IMC MEETINGS WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON UPDATES ABOUT THE VIRUS
All instrument pilots are welcome including wannabes and others looking to gain knowledge when the windscreen becomes milky and the vis disappears. We all can learn from the workshop discussions concerning the presented scenarios.
You do not need to be an EAA288 member, but it would be nice and we welcome you to join the EAA. To join; go the the "more" tab at the top of the website and select "PAY DUES". All pilots are always welcome.
If you have any questions, please contact Barry Dainas at (847) 477-8486 or email@example.com.