MAKE CHAPTER 288 YOUR AVIATION HOME! E-AB, TYPE CERTIFIED, VINTAGE, WARBIRD, ETC.
MAKE CHAPTER 288 YOUR AVIATION HOME! E-AB, TYPE CERTIFIED, VINTAGE, WARBIRD, ETC.
As you know the next EAA 288 Chapter meeting will be held Thursday, AUG 18th at 7 PM at Keith's hangar, 222 Cessna Blvd, Spruce Creek Fly-in.
This meeting was intended to be an open house for the new simulators, but unfortunately they are not here yet. Instead we will hear from Jim Stone, Airport Manager. We will also debrief how AirVenture 2022 went. Those that went will be encouraged to share their experience.
I could also use the help of a few folks to help set up the hangar. We will meet at 4 PM to move the airplanes out of the hangar and setup the chairs. If you have some time please come by and help.
Jay, President Chapter 288
Our July Meeting: Jay opened the meeting with introduction of new chapter members and an update on our new simulator which is due at the end of the month. Very soon, volunteers will be needed to remove the old simulator.
Our Young Eagle flight will resume on September 17th.
Ted Chang gave an excellent presentation on his RV-10 (the second one he's built.) He also provided some excellent tips for would be builders (see the photo gallery below.)
Our June Meeting: Jay gave the chapter an update on the Chapter's new Simulator which has been purchased and should be here near the end of July. Laura Kelly presented an excellent overview about an Honor Flight that she (a veteran) recently participated in.
Our May Meeting: The meeting included a discussion of our progress on obtaining a new simulator that is an FAA certified AATD and with respect to the chapter needs. We are also beginning our donation program to fund the new system. Please take a moment and go the simulator page tab to learn how this new capability will help you be a better pilot AND save you money!
The guest speaker was Joel Hargis of the Florida Aviation Network. He talked about how to navigate Florida's complex airspace, both from a VFR and IFR perspective.
Aaron Newman, Garmin Flight Test Pilot very briefly discussed the filming taking place in our area highlighting relatively new Garmin products.
The April meeting: We were pleased to have Dick Koehler as our speaker.
There were about 70 attendees in total.
The Agenda included:
* Awards for yearly services,
* The May 11-15, CAF airpower tour at KDAB where ride slots available,
* The May 21, Young Eagles Rally please - make sure when registering as a pilot to select Chapter 288.
* Simulator - should the Chapter acquire a new Sim? The majority agreed to include a glass cockpit and that we should utilize it more frequently to benefit more people.
Dick was a Naval aviator (Go Navy) and is a Mooney owner. He is also an A&P/IA, a Technical Counselor, Flight Advisor, Builder and winner of the 2007 Tony Bingelis Award. Dick is also an Electrical Systems & Avionics instructor with the EAA SportAir Workshops and known to homebuilders around the world thru his instructional topics presented in EAA's Hints For Homebuilders. He shared his experience of filming HfH, its history, the “cast”, the studio, tips to produce a hint video, DVD availability, interesting moments when making videos, and how enjoyable it was filming HfH with his brother.
We are five months into the year and still have over 75 people who have not paid their Chapter dues. PLEASE go the HOME Page of this web site, select it the top of this page and pay your dues. The annual dues are $25.00. Thank you for supporting your Chapter.
The MARCH MEETING was held in Keith's hangar and our special speaker was, Steve Wolf. Steve was the FIRST employee at Vans, an aerobatic pilot, aerobatic school operator and he is an avid builder and flyer with tremendous experience. Steve gave a most interesting presentation about his 60% scale P-47 project which he's doing to honor WWII veteran, Major Jack Hallett, who's now over 100 years old. By the way, Jack has helped out in the build.
FUTURE CHAPTER MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE on the THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at 7:00 PM in Keith's Hangar.
As always, we'll do the set up an hour before the meeting and clean-up of the hangar on the Friday after the meeting at 9 AM. We could use help for that. Please stop by and join in. It only takes a few minutes.
Again, we still have members that have not paid their 2022 chapter dues. Please take the time to go to the HOME PAGE (Above) and take care of that.
John Foster will be at the meeting to take your dues payments.
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE - EAA has monthly Chapter videos that are very interesting. In July's Chapter Video Magazine EAA President, Jack Pelton, discusses AirVenture which will highlight Young Eagles milestones, the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force, Van’s Aircraft 50th anniversary, and more. The Fly-In Theater is set to show Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick, Jack discusses Advocacy updates on fuel and MOSAIC and other activities as well as volunteer opportunities.
In addition, there is a feature video collection and Hints for Homebuilders section on the video site, which includes a variety of interest areas. There you can pick which video in each category you want to show that month, and you'll have the ability to download those videos. See this, other and previous Chapter videos by clicking on the button to the right> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7PM in Keith Phillips hangar.
Here are the directions to Keith's Hangar: From I-95...Take the State Road 421 exit west (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 ahead to the second stop sign. Turn left onto Country Club Drive. 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 toward the end of Cessna. Hangar 222 will be on your left.
President: Jay Jabour
Vice President: Jim Clark
Vice President: Matt Simmons
Secretary: Douglas Yu
Treasurer: John Foster
Young Eagles: Jim Clark
Scholarships: Lynn O'Donnell
IMC Program: Barry Dainis
VMC Program: Craig Cousins
Webmaster: Rick Weiss
BOARD of DIRECTORS
STEVE WOLF'S MARCH CHAPTER PRESENTATION - HIS 60% P-47 BUILD
Steve's presentation of his project is dedicated to Major Jack Hallett,100+ year old WWII veteran and personal friend who also assisted Steve in the build. Steve was also the first Van's employee. Please go the Chapter Meeting Section to learn more.
EAA288 & SPRUCE CREEK AOPA SAFETY PRESENTATION POWERPOINT
On Feb 17 Richard McSpadden, Executive Director of the AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE presented the Chapter an independent and outstanding overview of flying safety in the Daytona Beach area and more specifically, operations at Spruce Creek Airport, 7FL6. He was joined by Mitch Young of USAIG who provided an understanding of the factors affecting insurance rates.
Richard McSpadden, Senior Vice President of the AOPA FSI: Bio Richard is a commercial pilot, CFII, MEI with an SES rating and a 525S (Citation Jet Single Pilot) type rating. He’s logged over 4,500 hours in 30 years of flying a variety of civilian and military aircraft. Richard has extensive experience in aviation safety including ground, flight, and special event operations. Richard currently owns a 1950 Navion with his father that has been in his family for almost 40 years. He previously owned a 1955 Piper Super Cub which he used to instruct his daughter to her initial solo. Prior to the Super Cub, Richard owned a 1965 Piper Cherokee 140 aircraft that he used to instruct his son to successful completion of his private pilot certificate. As Executive Director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, Richard leads a team of CFIs and content creators to develop and distribute free aviation safety material to advance General Aviation Safety. ASI distributes material through a dedicated YouTube channel, iTunes podcasts, Facebook, Instagram, in-person seminars, and a dynamic website. ASI material was accessed a record 5.5 million times in 2018. Prior to joining the Air Safety Institute, Richard had a successful career in the Information Technology industry leading large, geographically dispersed operations providing business-critical information technology services. Prior to joining the private sector, Richard closed his 20-year Air Force career as the Commander and Flight Leader of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team where he headed the U.S. Air Force’s flagship organization and led over 100 flight demonstrations flying the #1 aircraft.
CHAPTER 288 HAS RESUMED THE IN-PERSON IMC MEETINGS.
The next EAA Chapter IMC meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 9th in the POA Conference room at 7 PM. Please plan on attending. These are great times to sharpen your Instrument Meteorological Conditions skills.
The scenario for the IMC presentation will be an IFR plan to an airport with no instrument approaches and to include considerations of FAR's, procedures and safe practices.
Today's IFR system is drastically different from prior years. Changes have rapidly altered the enroute, terminal, and approach phases of flight resulting in better flight planning and superior awarness. But what happens when the aircraft's GPS takes an unexpected break. Are we prepared? This scenario will be an eye opener. We'll also discuss the possible problems in our own area close to home.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about flying in IMC from our resident expert, Barry - and all that attend. Come and be part of the discussion.
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,
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", or click on the link on the HOME PAGE. All pilots are always welcome.
If you have any questions, please contact Barry Dainas at (847) 477-8486 or email@example.com
I HAVE AN EMAIL LIST FROM THE LAST MEETING, IF YOU WANT A PERSONAL REMINDER FOR FUTURE MEETINGS PLEASE SEND MY YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO PRESIDENT@EAA288.ORG
Next Meeting: The VMC will meet on Thursday July 7 at 7 PM at the POA Conference room. The meeting will include some EAA content and a discussion of issues assoicated with engine failure on takeoff, and the "Impossible" turn.
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.
All pilots are always welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Craig Cousins at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: THESE MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD
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.
CHAPTER MEMBER TONY CRAWFORD DONATED HIS QUESTAIR VENTURE AND IT'S NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE EAA MUSEUM
Tony and Keith Philips flew the QV to Oshkosh and just a few days later it was placed on display. Be sure to stop by and see it on your next trip to Oshkosh!