Aviationbuffs invited to join new EAA group

Published on Thu, Mar 17, 2005 by iana Sanders

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Aviation buffs invited to join new EAA group

By Tiana Sanders

Local aviation enthusiasts are invited to join others who share their interest on March 24 to explore forming a local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the leader in recreational aviation. The EAA provides invaluable aviation opportunities for adults, as well as kids, both locally and nationally.

The organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the Blaine municipal airport main hangar, behind Yorky’s on Boblett Street. Pilots and non-pilots with an interest in aviation are invited to attend.

The EAA has more than 1,000 chapters around the world, which provide activities for aviation enthusiasts. Chapter activities range from monthly meetings, to fly-ins and pancake breakfasts that share aviation with the community and build a stronger bond between local aviation and the general public. Other EAA chapter efforts include Young Eagle rallies, which give free flights to kids to share the world of flight with a new generation; aircraft building projects; and work parties that help maintain local flight facilities. Most EAA chapter members are pilots, but non-flying aviation enthusiasts are always more than welcome.

EAA chapters are the backbone of the international EAA organization, which has more than 170,000 members worldwide. The local organizations include EAA chapters as well as specialized chapters for vintage aircraft, warbird, ultralight and aerobatic flight enthusiasts.
For more information about this organizational session, contact Tiana Sanders at 935-4042 or Martin Ranck at 332-8719.