Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 28

The Pietenpol Takes Shape

After months of sanding and prepping the Pietenpol is beginning to take shape.  Two of our young adult builders, Jonathan Mesfn and Alex Kirkland came to work with Mentors Duane Huff, Jerry Fischer, Rick Mathisen, Art Farmer and Hugh Colton.  My many thanks and appreciation goes out to these guys for taking the time to …

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Dec 24

Youth Build Program Going Strong

Some of the youth in the build program asked to meet during the week since they are out of school for the holidays. Mentors, Rick Mathisen, Art Farmer, Joel Levine and Jerry Fischer came out Wednesday, December 23rd to work with Carolyn Coppinger, Alex Straka, Della Pennachi and Julian Pennachi as some good progress was …

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Dec 21

Billy Bryant Gone West

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Billy Bryant.  Billy was the pilot killed yesterday, December 19th, in the crash in Statham.  We just celebrated with Billy and his family last month as he was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.  Now we must mourn his death.  Please keep his …

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Dec 20

We’re Going to Build an RV-12!

A couple of weeks ago we made a decision to build an RV-12 as a chapter project..  We had an anonymous chapter member offer to match up to a total of $2,000 dollars in donations made to the chapter.  The Board voted to also match up to $2,000.  We have reached that amount and surpassed …

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Dec 20

Youth Build Program – Saturday, December 19th

Along with Young Eagles yesterday our Youth Build group met and continued working on the Ultra-Lite Pietenpol. Mentors helping yesterday included Jerry Fischer, Rick Mathisen, Hugh Colton, Joel Levine and Ron Childress and they worked with the following young adults: Alex Straka, Carolyn Coppinger, Jaime Bautista-Mojica, Fkreyesus “Jonathan” Mesfn and Kyler Elliston. For updates on …

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Dec 20

Young Eagles – December 19th

It is hard to say thanks enough to all of the EAA 690 members that give so generously of their time and money to help with our Young Eagle program. Yesterday we flew 39 Young Eagles with the help of nine pilots: Les Williford, John Post-Sr, Brian Michael, John Morgan, Chris Serra, David E Balthaser, …

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Dec 20

A Great Christmas Party

One of the things I look forward to each year is our annual celebration of the Christmas season and  a chance to acknowledge our chapter members that help throughout the year. This year we gathered on Friday, December 4th at the chapter hangar.  While members feasted on turkey, ham, side of all types and more …

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