Feb 02

Simulator Expertise Wanted

The chapter has a simulator room in hangar 1.  We have several desktop type setups and one larger setup. We are in need of some folks with both Microsoft Simulator and X-Plane expertise to help get and keep these simulators in good working order.  We are also in need of suggestions of equipment that would help make our set up better overall.  If you would like to help in this area please contact me by emailing randy.epstein@eaa690.net. Thanks

 

Jan 19

Laura Bishop Donates Equipment to Chapter

A couple of years ago Larry and Laura Bishop donated hangar #6 (Bishop Education Hangar) to the chapter. It made it possible for us to start the youth build program and expand on it and to begin the chapter RV-12 build project for the adult members.

Last year we lost Larry and recently Laura contacted us in regard to the equipment Larry had in the basement.  Recently a group of chapter members made a trip to Laura’s house and loaded up a basement full of equipment.  The intent is to use it in Hangar #6 once we get it organized.

We want to sincerely thank Laura for the donation and we will make good use of it.

Oct 05

B-17 Volunteer List

This is the list of volunteers and shifts as I have it currently.  If I have something wrong please email me and let me know  randy.epstein@eaa690.net  Saturday may be an earlier start. EAA is working on booking a 9:00 AM flight. I will let everyone know.

Friday 8:30 AM

Richard Blanton
Charles (Ron) Childress
Randy Epstein
Joel Levine
John Morrow
Kathi Parks
Louis Pucci
Frank Settle
Billy Stewart

Friday 11:30 AM

Charles (Ron) Childress
Randy Epstein
Barbara Epstein
John Kimmons
Joel Levine
John Morgan
John Morrow
Kathi Parks
Billy Stewart

Friday :2:30 PM

Charles (Ron) Childress
Francois de FROMONT
Randy Epstein
Barbara Epstein
Joel Levine
John Morgan
John Morrow
Billy Stewart

 

Saturday 8:30 AM

David Anders
Anthony Baker
Randy Epstein
Anisa Khan
Brian Michael
John Morrow
Sanjida Pervin
Gustav Scheid
Jeremy Welch
Joshua Wood

Saturday 11:30 AM

Anthony Baker
Barbara Epstein
Randy Epstein
Rich Hopkins
Anisa Khan
Jonathan Mesfn
Brian Michael
Sanjida Pervin
Gustav Scheid
Jeremy Welch
Joshua Wood

Saturday 2:30 PM

Anthony Baker
Randy Epstein
Barbara Epstein
John Kimmons
Joel Levine
Jonathan Mesfn
Keith Oliver
Lee Olson
Kathi Parks
Sanjida Pervin
Gustav Scheid
Jeremy Welch
Joshua Wood


Sunday 8:30 AM

Randy Epstein
John Kimmons
Joel Levine
Sanjida Pervin
Andrew Robinson
Gustav Scheid
Tim Vogt
Marina Yorish

Sunday 11:30 AM

Randy Epstein
Barbara Epstein
Anisa Khan
Joel Levine
Brian Michael
John Morrow
Keith Oliver
Sanjida Pervin
Gustav Scheid
Tim Vogt

Sunday 2:30 PM

Randy Epstein
Barbara Epstein
Art Farmer
Anisa Khan
John Kimmons
Joel Levine
Brian Michael
John Morrow
Keith Oliver
Lee Olson
Sanjida Pervin
Gustav Scheid

Oct 01

Youth Working Hard

One of things we should be really proud about is the youth program the chapter has. The youth continue to impress with their ability to learn and the quality of work they turn out under the guidance of the mentors. To see more of what they are doing head on over to youth.eaa690.net.

Sep 28

B-17 @ KPDK

EAA 690 will play host ro the EAA’s B-17, Aluminum Overcast, during the Atlanta Warbirds Weekend event at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport during the weekend of October 6-8.  This is a fund raising event for the chapter and we will need volunteers to assist the EAA crew.  The plane will make flights at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 1:00 each day dependent on the number of seats sold.  There are currently 67 seats sold with a week to go.  The chapter’s job is to support ramp safety while the airplane is flying and to handle tours once the flying is done for the day.  We are also responsible for merchandise sales throughout the day..  If you can volunteer, we would appreciate it very much.  We will have three shifts of 3 hours each beginning at 8:30 am each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We need two people for merchandise sales on each shift and three people for ramp safety or tour duty during the day.. You can sign up by clicking on the Chapter Events page and clicking the RSVP Now button for the day(s) you want to volunteer.

Sep 28

Snellville Public Safety Night

Once again EAA 690 made an appearance at the Snellville Public Safety night event.  Thanks to Chuck Roberts, Maddie Hale, Aldin Skoric, Tre`Vius Laster and of course Heidi for making an appearance and inviting folks to come visit the chapter.

Sep 17

Youth Build & Young Eagles

Saturday was a combined day at EAA 690.  Our monthly Young Eagle rally took place and the chapter flew 62 Young Eagles for the day.  Our thanks to all of the pilots, ground crew and registration volunteers for a wonderful day!!  Some Eagle flights also took place thanks to Bill Bell, John Morgan and Brian Michael, great job guys!!

Down at the Bishop Education Hangar the youth were busy building.  The two Pietenpol projects and the BD-6 were worked on Saturday. Some of our youth also helped out with ground crew duties for Young Eagles. A couple of pictures are shared here.  For more, head on over to youth.eaa690.net 

Aug 28

September Breakfast – Wings and Wheels

Georgia Street Rod Association –                           Wings and Wheels September

Our guests for the 1st Saturday in September (Sept 2) Aviation Program and Pancake Breakfast is the Georgia Street Rod Association. Doug Mills, Vice President of the GSRA will be our guest speaker along with Mr. Richard Torch and a number of the GSRA Club members and their unique cars. This is what we hope is the first of hopefully an annual Wings and Wheels event.

Doug is a business consultant specializing in sales and marketing. He has an engineering degree from University of Illinois and an undergrad degree from Western Illinois University. Doug has held management positions with various companies, such as Zeneca, Dupont and Schneider Electric and has a lifelong love of anything mechanical, especially airplanes, cars and motorcycles.

Doug is the Vice President of the Georgia Street Rod Association and drives a 1967 Austin Healey and 1932 Ford Roadster and has 27 motorcycles scattered about the house.  They make great lamps!

With Doug will be GSAR’s current president is Mr. Richard Torch, a member since 2002.  Richard was President from 2007-2009 and has been the President since 2011.  He drives a 1936 Nash Ambassador street rod and has been from Florida to New Brunswick, Canada and all points in between.

About the Georgia Street Rod Association:  The GSRA is one of the oldest street rod, specialty ride and custom car associations in the USA. It was formed in 1976 by members of a number of car clubs to address legislative, insurance and safety issues facing the automotive hobby.

The GSRA continues to promote the car hobby in general and is open to all walks of life.  All you need is a healthy interest in automobiles.  You don’t have to own a car.  Family members are welcome at all our events and many of them volunteer their time to help with the charity car shows, swap meet, picnic and other GSRA activities alongside GSRA member volunteers.

GSRA members have all sorts of automobiles – stocks, street rods, specialty rides, trucks, motorcycles, and custom cars. All years, makes and models are welcome.  We have monthly meetings and events.

In addition, we ask any EAA member with an airplane they would like to display to park them on the ramp intermixed with the GSRA cars for those in attendance to see.  If you plan to participate with your aircraft please let Randy (president@eaa690.net) or Kathi (kp9611@aol.com) know so that we can make sure adequate space is allocated.

May 15

Glider Goes Back Together

A group got together and wrestled the rebuilt and shortened wings back on the glider Saturday.  I would say a good time was had by all, but I’m not sure everyone would agree with that.  It was a struggle for sure, but in the end we prevailed.

 

 

 

May 15

A Little Hangar Painting

We had two lifts this weekend to put the glider back together so we though we’d throw a little paint on the hangar where the old lettering used to be.

 

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