Category Archive: youth program

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 …

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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 …

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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

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 …

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Apr 05

Youth Group News

I wanted to share with our members a piece written by Adi Chackonal, a member of the EAA 690 Youth Build program. Hello, my name is Adi Chackonal. my love for airplanes extends to when I was just a kid. My family and I travelled every year to various parts of the world. The method …

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Feb 15

Another EAA 690 Young Eagle Pursues Aviation

During the Summer of 2014 Dayton Palmer attended the EAA 690 Summer Camp as a part of the “Bravo” group.  Dayton has also been an active participant in our Young Eagle program.  We recently received an email from Teresa Palmer, Dayton’s mother. Good evening, Jeanne—   I hope this finds you well.  First of all, …

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Jan 14

Aviation Career Day

For all interested youth. This is a great opportunity to learn about the many aviation careers available to you.  You should put this on your calendar to attend. Notice, you must respond by February 26 to save a spot.

Jan 05

Piet Progress 1/2/2016

We made great progress today and passed a great milestone. The left wing ribs and spars were connected. Steven Agudelo, Carolyn Coppinger, Kyler Elliston, Jonathan Mesfn Fkreyesus, Alex Kirkland, Alex Straka and Derrick Williams did outstanding work on this phase. Mentors were Hugh Colton, Art Farmer, Duane Huff, John Post and Rick Mathisen. Pictures coming …

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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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