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Hello Chapter 237 members,
Movie night is this Saturday (9/13) starting at 5pm for videos and 7pm for the main movie.
As usual, popcorn, pizza, coffee and pop will be provided. Make sure to attend!

EAA September Swing event

Click on poster below for Kirk’s contact info

The 13th annual Forest Lake Airport Open House and Fly-In will take place this year on August 16, 2014 from 7am until 4pm on the Southeast end of the airport near the new hangars.
Young Eagles demonstration rides sponsored by EAA Chapter 237 provided free of charge to children 8-17 years of age to provide a meaningful flight experience in a General Aviation aircraft. Pre-register your child at ForestLakeAirport.org Static Aircraft displays, Helicopter rides, Skydiving demonstrations, Aerial banner towing demonstrations. Pancake breakfast served by EAA Chapter 237 in the morning, hamburgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob, ice cream served in the afternoon.
THIS WEEKEND IS OUR MAIN FUND RAISER FOR THE YEAR!   WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

The following is the schedule of opportunities for you to contribute to the future of Chapter 237:

Wed. 13th
Noon  -  Meet at chapter building and go for lunch and FREE PIE at Bakers Square.
13:00  -  Meet at chapter building to clean grills, clean and start freezers, stage tent and materials for Forest lake. RC Group meets this Wednesday evening, so we need to leave main room setup for them.
Friday 15th
18:30  -   Meet at chapter building to load up trailers and pickups to transport freezers, grills, tent, pedal planes, aqua jet tables and chairs to Forest Lake airport. We will need help to pull this move off in one trip.
Saturday 16th
06:00 - Start grills and setup to serve breakfast from 07:00 – 12:00
16:00 - Teardown and load out return to Chapter Building. Food must be kept frozen so and left over can be returned on Monday.
We need help in all areas!
Breakfast, servers, mixers, cooks
Pedal planes and Aqua Jet – Dick and I will need help.
Young Eagles, need pilots, and help (Forest Lake group does a good job on this however may need help and pilots are always needed)!!
You will not be expected to help all three days, or even all day on Saturday.  However, any time you have available to contribute to the future and success of Chapter 237 will be greatly appreciated!  Hope to see you Wednesday, Friday, and/or Saturday!

July Young Eagles Rally

The next upcoming Young Eagle event is on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Feel free to print the PDF and distribute it at your local airports.

To print the PDF:
Click the flyer below and select print (using the print icon )

The Chapter 237 work party weekend will be held June 28-29, which is fast approaching!

Once again, EAA is beginning preparations of the grounds for AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh. EAA headquarters has invited our chapter members to come to Oshkosh and participate in a Weekend Work Party.

Volunteer Positions
Preparation for AirVenture would be impossible without the significant assistance of volunteers.  Tasks will vary, but include carpentry, grass cutting, painting, general maintenance, cleaning, gardening, etc.  Any talent/expertise you have can be beneficial in the preparations. Update – Great news!! Kirk spoke with John Hopkins at the EAA Weeks Hangar and he can use our help working with him.  He has many projects (such as the F-86 & the drone) that he needs to get AirVenture ready and is excited that 237 will be coming to assist. So, if you don’t want to paint or hammer, the opportunity to get hands on with EAA aircraft exists.  If you’ve never worked there before, now’s your chance!

We will need to let EAA know, by no later than Monday 6/23, how many volunteers will be coming.  If your are at least 75% sure you can participate with the work party, or have any questions, please let Kirk know at your earliest possible convenience.  We would like to see as many 237 members (or potential members) as possible participate.  Let’s show EAA that volunteering is not only “The Heart and Soul of the EAA Family”…it’s what 237 and Minnesotans do!

Accommodations and what to bring
Volunteers are provided accommodations in the Bunkhouse or binder House for the weekend as well as meals in the volunteer kitchen and refreshments at the work site.  You will be required to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, washcloths, soap/shampoo, etc.

Bonus Event! New for this year.
Additionally, we are invited to attend a FREE seminar on that Saturday evening by Charlie Becker (EAA Director of Communities & Homebuilt Community Manager) on “How To Get Started in Homebuilding”. This will be a very interesting and informative seminar.  Charlie is an active pilot, homebuilder and aircraft owner. He has built and flow a Sonex tri-gear and is currently scratch building a Super Cub clone (called the “Pirate Cub”,  www.facebook.com/piratecub).

Who is currently signed up
So far, the following individuals have confirmed they will be joining us in the FUN:  Kirk F., Mark H., Scott N., Gary L. and Dave P.  If I left someone out, please forgive me and reconfirm. If you are interested in participating, please let me know at your earliest possible convenience.  ALL ARE WELCOMED!  We normally depart ANE on the Friday afternoon prior, but whenever you can get there will be fine. It was a long, cold winter. What better way to have FUN in nice weather and lose some of the “insulation” we all obtained.

Contact
Kirk E. Fjetland at:
fjetfamily@msn.com or 651-331-9905

The next Young Eagles event will be on Sunday, June 15th at the Cambridge Airport, Cambridge from 8am – 12:30pm.

Click >HERE< to register! Or visit, the Young Eagles Tab above.

Anoka County Airport – Jane’s Field Blaine MN (ANE)

Event from 7am to 4pm each day.  EAA Chapter 237 is an exhibitor at this event, remember to volunteer if you can!

On display will be many Aspects of Aviation. Experimental, Homebuilt, Civil, Corporate, Military, WWII, and Vintage aircraft.

Vendors & Exhibitors offering the best in food & aviation products and services.

Education Center for all students.

Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am to 11:30am and Lunch from 12-Noon to 3:00pm.

Kids’ Activities for young flyers.

Military History, Past and Present.

Aircraft & Helicopter Rides.

Golden Wings Museum open for viewing its historic collection.

Hangar Dance Saturday Night with the Dave Andrew’s Big Band 7/8pm – midnight $12

Mode C Waiver


Our next meeting was moved up a week because of Memorial Day weekend the following week.

Next Meeting: MONDAY, MAY 19TH, 2014

 


6:00pm Come for the food! HOT DOGS, CHIPS AND POP and social hour.
(Available for a small donation)

7:00pm Business Meeting

8:00pm Featured Presentation:
Threat Error Management by Frank Huber
• How to think and plan ahead for those unplanned events so we are prepared and have a plan of action for each event.
• Cockpit resource management.
Frank will be sharing what he has learned flying for the military and airlines putting it in terms we can use and understand.
Ideas we can put in practice in our homebuilt, classic, and factory built aircraft.

We have a very busy Saturday coming up for May 10th, 2014. This Saturday it all starts at 8am. Come to one event or come to all, your choice!

::YOUNG EAGLE EVENT – 9:00AM (setup 8am)
Starting the day for Saturday is our Young Eagles event at Key Air located on the North side of the Anoka airport. Starting at 9:00am and going until around noon. Come to volunteer if you can!

::1st SHOP VISIT – Starts at 2:00PM, Al Eke and Jack Smith’s Little Dipper Aircraft Project Visit
Al and Jack will be hosting chapter members and guests to a “Shop Visit” at 2:00pm
Al’s new hanger location is off Lima road to Fox Hollow lane. Enter at the North West Gate, take Lima to Fox Hollow. Yellow and green trim hanger.

::2nd SHOP VISIT – Starts at 3:00PM, Steve Schultz ION Aircraft Company Visit
At 3:00pm we are invited to Steve Schultz’s hanger located on the East end of Kansas lane. Enter airport at South Gate like you are going to chapter building and when you get to stop sign turn right and take the first left in to Kansas.
The Chapter will furnish Coffee, Cookies, and Pop at both of these shop visits.

::MOVIE NIGHT – Starts at 5PM!! Main Movie at 7PM
Following the shop visits you are invited to the chapter building for video/movie night!!!
Starting at 5:00pm we begin with the EAA HQ videos, member videos & YouTube Videos.
At 6:00pm, we will play two Twilight Zone episodes
At 7:00pm, the main feature will play! Those present may choose their preference from a large list!
Pizza, popcorn, pop and other assorted goodies are on hand, feel free to bring a snack to share and/or BYOB.

Please plan to enjoy the day at the airport!

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