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Remember, you can download any and every newsletter dating back to June 2010 in our Newsletter Archive tab above.
EAA 237 Aug 2016 Newsletter on Scribd.

Chapter member Bill Barnes is organizing a chapter fly-out for the Moberg/Bemidji Fly-In event August 19th & 20th.

Pilots be aware that there are three landing sites at this location depending on your needs/interests.
96M: Moberg Air Base (seaplane base) – for floatplanes (has a ramp)
MN13: Moberg Air Base (grass strip) – on the south side of Grass Lake (land here if you are airplane camping).
KBJI: Bemidji Regional (hard surface runways) – you should use this if you are not camping.

You will find these landing facilities on the Airports tab in ForeFlight but the VFR sectional just shows KBJI airport and then a seaplane base symbol southwest of the airport. Zoom in on the Aerial Map in ForeFlight to find Grass Lake less than a mile southwest of the airport. The grass strip is on the southwest side of the lake. AWOS-3 frequency is 110.0, CTAF/UNICOM frequency is 122.8. A great suggestion would be to talk to another pilot who is familiar with the arrival process.

Please let Bill Barnes know of your interest in this event. He will coordinate pilots, planes, spare seats and riders and departure plans. Contact Bill at email: bill.barnes101@gmail.com or phone: 636-290-2028

Fly-in Event Details:
Friday August 19, 2016 5:00 PM – Saturday August 20, 2016 4:00 PM
Moberg sea/air base (96M)(map)

Moberg hosts a freewill donation cookout with pulled pork sandwiches, a community campfire and a large screen outdoor movie. Overnight camping is allowed on site.

On the 20th Bemidji (KBJI) hosts a pancake breakfast from 8am till 1pm. AirCorps Aviation will have an open house both at their hangar and at their off-airport workshop where they restore several war birds. Transportation will be provided between Bemidji, Mosberg and the AirCorps site. Also, for those interested, there are a few slots still open for tandem sky dives.

Bemidji is 159 miles north so will take as much as two hours flying time. Planned departure time for a group fly-out will be on the 20th at 9am after an 8:30 preflight pilot briefing.

More info:
Chapter 1397 Info About Moberg’s Fly-In
Bemidiji Summer Fly-In Flapjack Day

Video:

Chapter member Dave Arcand flew in to the grass strip last year. He is in the first part (02:39.00) of the video of the 2015 event. Also, the first floatplane to land on the grass strip is a newly rebuilt Beaver (N2MD) from Anoka County Airport.


<—HEY! Click on the video for an example of what we show between 5-7-pm before the main feature.
 
 
 

Big Screen Fun!!!
Take a moment and return to the golden days of the theater on the big screen. We have our chapter movie nights usually the 2nd Sunday of each month! This is a admission-free event with free food and drink. This is a BYOB event if you would like to bring a lawn chair to relax in you may. You can, if you desire, bring some of your own culinary treat or beverage to share. If you just want to enjoy a movie without bringing anything that’s fine as well, we are more than happy to have you attend. You do not need to be a chapter member to attend so bring a friend!

5pm – 7pm Videos, Documentaries and Project Updates
We have plenty of aviation related videos to watch, such as the monthly EAA’s headquarter videos magazine. Feel free to bring photos or videos on a USB flash drive device to share!

7pm – 9pm MAIN FEATURE Movie
Come and enjoy helping choose from some really great movie choices we have to offer. Majority rules! (as long as it hasn’t been played too recently)

For more info visit our ‘Chapter Movie Night’ page
What will the next movie be? Come by and find out!
Haven’t attended yet… what’s keeping you? Hope to see you there!

EAA 237 wins the first annual “Chapter Grand Champion” award at EAA AirVenture 2016!

Great News! Chapter 237 won the first annual “Chapter Grand Champion” award at AirVenture this year! This is an honor of the highest degree to be the first ever recipient of this award.

The criteria for winning included: inviting campsite setup, volunteer participation, distance traveled, and number of people attending. We had 67 people at the campsite over the week this year. The final totals for volunteers and areas are in. Chapter 237 had 40 volunteers contribute well over 1,000 hours in the following 13 areas: Weeks Hangar, Berlin Express, Smoke Wagon, KidVenture, Aluminum Overcast, International Tent, Carts for the Handicapped, Maintenance, IAC, Volunteer Kitchen, Flightline, Print Shop and Operation Thirst

The trophy is on display at the chapter hangar and there is also a plaque that will be on display at the EAA Museum. Each year the winning chapter will be engraved on it. Since this was the first year, our chapter is listed first. Way to go, everyone!

As chapter president Kirk Fjetland said “This was the best year yet thanks to all of our great members! Now comes the hard part…defending our title. Ideas are already in the works!”

–[EAA 237 Related Updates at AirVenture 2016]–
Click here to read the latest news from EAA237 at AirVenture 2016 covering our 237 campsite, chapter events at Airventure, who to contact when arriving at OSH and other useful chapter information:

(note: ^^Link takes you to our second site to reduce efforts for reporting^^)

 

–[Latest NOTAM for Flying into AirVenture 2016]–
If you are flying to AirVenture (OSH) click here to read the current NOTAM:

 

–[AirVenture 2016 Schedules and Show Info]–
Click here to learn all about AirVenture 2016 including the schedules of airshows, forums and all other events!

 

–[EAA Live YouTube Video Streaming at AirVenture 2016 - Watch now!]–
Click here to watch EAA’s LIVE stream at AirVenture 2016

 

–[EAA Radio at AirVenture 2016 - Listen now!]–
Click here to listen to EAA Radio’s LIVE stream at AirVenture 2016

 

–[AirVenture 2016 Promo Video]–
Click here to watch the EAA AirVenture promo video.
Get EXCITED for AirVenture 2016!

Remember, you can download any and every newsletter dating back to June 2010 in our Newsletter Archive tab above.
EAA 237 July 2016 Newsletter on Scribd.


<—HEY! Click on the video for an example of what we show between 5-7-pm before the main feature.
 
 
 
 
Big Screen Fun!!!
Take a moment and return to the golden days of the theater on the big screen. We have our chapter movie nights usually the 2nd Sunday of each month! This is a admission-free event with free food and drink. This is a BYOB event if you would like to bring a lawn chair to relax in you may. You can, if you desire, bring some of your own culinary treat or beverage to share. If you just want to enjoy a movie without bringing anything that’s fine as well, we are more than happy to have you attend. You do not need to be a chapter member to attend so bring a friend!

5pm – 7pm Videos, Documentaries and Project Updates
We have plenty of aviation related videos to watch, such as the monthly EAA’s headquarter videos magazine. Feel free to bring photos or videos on a USB flash drive device to share!

7pm – 9pm MAIN FEATURE Movie
Come and enjoy helping choose from some really great movie choices we have to offer. Majority rules! (as long as it hasn’t been played too recently)

For more info visit our ‘Chapter Movie Night’ page
What will the next movie be? Come by and find out!
Haven’t attended yet… what’s keeping you? Hope to see you there!

Chapter 237 Delivers B-25 Nose to Oshkosh

June 30, 2016 – After six months of restoration work, Chapter 237 of Blaine, Minnesota, delivered the nose of a B-25 to EAA’s Kermit Weeks Hangar on June 24 as part of the ongoing restoration of the 1943 B-25H Mitchell that used to sit in EAA’s museum.

“Chapter participation along with the skill and knowledge that these chapter members bring to us is a key part of what makes our whole operation successful,” said John Hopkins, EAA’s manager of aircraft maintenance.

Chapter 237’s involvement in the B-25 project began in January of 2015 when they helped kick off the restoration by removing all the aircraft’s windows.

“Last year after AirVenture John asked us if we’d be willing to take on a major project of refurbishing the nose,” said Chapter 237 member Curt Stoltz, who filled the role of project manager while the nose was visiting Minnesota. “They brought the nose over to us in Anoka and we started work basically after the first of the year.”

Because many of the parts for the B-25 are few and far between, Chapter 237 needed to get creative with the work laid out for them. One member built three separate jigs to form the spring clips needed to hold in the aircraft’s windows.

Another member, a cabinet maker, contributed to the restoration by remaking the bombardier seat.

“The biggest thing I learned out of this is I’m astounded at how much skill we have in the chapter—how much talent, raw talent,” Stoltz said.

And while refurbishing the nose of the B-25 took the help of 15 to 20 chapter members and between 600 and 800 man hours, the chapter doesn’t look at the project as work.

“It’s fun,” Stoltz said. “It’s rewarding. Where else can you go and work on airplanes A) that are this old, and B) that are this historical? And not only just touch them but actually drill holes and pound rivets.”

The chapter’s involvement won’t stop at the delivery of the nose, though. The B-25 will be on display this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and Chapter 237 will be on hand to help share its history and talk about the restoration.

In addition to volunteering their time for the B-25 restoration, Chapter 237 flies between 200 and 300 Young Eagles every year, currently has two Eagles taking flight instruction who received their flights from the chapter, and has doubled their membership to 140 people in the past three years.

Enjoy the slideshow below, click on the left or right side of the picture to advance forward or go back.

The B25 nose sections loaded and ready to tie down. The holding fixtures are screwed down. The green is stretch wrap to protect the windows. Thanks to the 8 members who helped and Ron Fitchner for tools and plan to screw to trailer. Thanks to Curt Stolz for hauling it back to EAA HQ in Oshkosh. Of course, thanks to the all the EAA 237 chapter members who worked endlessly at restoring these two sections for the EAA HQ B-25 Bomber. This bomber was featured in the film Catch-22 as the “Berlin Express” and two other B-25′s during the filming. Wonder what EAA HQ will give us next to work on?

Remember, you can download any and every newsletter dating back to June 2010 in our Members Only area at: http://eaachapter237.org/chapter-members-only/newsletters/

Come join us for a fun and informative evening at our monthly chapter meeting.

You do not need to be a member to come to our meetings, however, be warned though you most likely will join when you see how much we have to offer! We have an excellent program for the evening for you to enjoy.

Chapter Meeting, Monday June 27, 2016

Where: EAA 237 Chapter Building

When:
Food and social hour begins at 6:00 PM.
Business meeting at 7:00 PM.
Speaker/Presentation at 8:00 PM.

Chapter 237 will host Col. Anthony Polashek of the 934th Airlift Wing command and a pilot of his Maj. Josh Nelson. Please plan to attend this event and show support for our troops. Hear what they have been up to and what happens when those C-130s are flying over your home.

Click pic to below to visit the 934th Airlift Wing FaceBook page:

Click pic to below to visit the 934th Airlift Wing website:

Click on the video to Play!

Chapter 237 member, Timothy Aanerud, found this terrific video of “our” B-25 Berlin Express (Paul Poberezny was PIC) taking off and having a not-so-good landing! With the outstanding efforts of all B-25 restoration volunteers, She WILL fly again!! I’m not saying, but I’m saying there’s a little rumor ANE will be the Berlin Express’ inaugural tour stop destination. ;-)

It’s amazing to see how shiny she was, and how Paul looked and sounded back then. Also, OSH doesn’t look like that anymore!

Also this video is available for viewing on any movie night up on the big screen!

Kirk


<—HEY! Click on the video for an example of what we show between 5-7-pm before the main feature.
 
 
 
 
Big Screen Fun!!!
Take a moment and return to the golden days of the theater on the big screen. We have our chapter movie nights usually the 2nd Sunday of each month! This is a admission-free event with free food and drink. This is a BYOB event if you would like to bring a lawn chair to relax in you may. You can, if you desire, bring some of your own culinary treat or beverage to share. If you just want to enjoy a movie without bringing anything that’s fine as well, we are more than happy to have you attend. You do not need to be a chapter member to attend so bring a friend!

5pm – 7pm Videos, Documentaries and Project Updates
We have plenty of aviation related videos to watch, such as the monthly EAA’s headquarter videos magazine. Feel free to bring photos or videos on a USB flash drive device to share!

7pm – 9pm MAIN FEATURE Movie
Come and enjoy helping choose from some really great movie choices we have to offer. Majority rules! (as long as it hasn’t been played too recently)

For more info visit our ‘Chapter Movie Night’ page
What will the next movie be? Come by and find out!
Haven’t attended yet… what’s keeping you? Hope to see you there!

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