I’m sorry I missed the 9 January breakfast and meeting. We had over 90 members and guests in attendance and served at least 49 meals. A big thank you to Ed Askins who filled in to collect the monies and take notes which I will do my best to transcribe below.
- Jonathan Jones (new member) is ex-Navy and running for our PPOA board
- Sandy Walker volunteers for special need dogs
- August Pfluger is an ex F-22 pilot who is running for congress
- Dan Jenean Harris are new at the landings. Dan is a mechanical engineer and owns a Piper Saratoga.
Michael Pavon spoke about his experience at Oshkosh last year as our Academy Scholar. Michael wrote about his experience in the October edition of Sport Aviation. We have republished it here. On that note, WE NEED MORE ACADEMY SCHOLAR APPLICANTS. If you know of someone who should apply, have them contact Karen Woodward. Details about the program are on our website under Programs and Initiatives >> EAA Academy Scholarship.
Jason Tremble spoke about is experience with the new engine for his RV-10 build. And Don Christiansen talked about progress on his Rans build. There was mention of the Rutan Boomerang going for a Polen record, and Cal Poly chapter awards by Dick Keyt. Charlie Adams manages our Tools Loan Program, so if you find you’re in need of anything… I used the scales during my RV-7 build. It’s a great resource to keep in mind. Dave Smith showed a short film about the Bush Caddy with his son-in-law Justin Jones.
Our guest speaker was John Jaeckle (Col. USAF ret.) who is one of the very few who flew the supersonic B-58 Hustler. I really wish I had been able to be there for this one! By all accounts it was a most interesting and informative presentation. Thank you, John.