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–[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 sister 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 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 Members Only area at: http://eaachapter237.org/chapter-members-only/newsletters/
Chapter 237 July 2016 Newsletter


<—HEY! Click the ‘Movie Night’ logo for a video example of what we show from 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!

Thanks Timothy for your awesome find and sharing it with everyone!!

Kirk


      
<—HEY! Click the ‘Movie Night’ logo for a video example of what we show from 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!

Come visit EAA Chapter 237 at the Discover Aviation Days.
Click pic for more info!

May 2016 Newsletter

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/

EAA Chapter 237 May 2016 Newsletter

Hold on to your hat! We have embroidered EAA 237 baseball caps now available for purchase! Only a reasonable $10 per cap.

At this price you can order one for the house, car and airplane so that you can always find one when you need it most!

Keep your cool and order yours today!
Visit our online store (MC, Visa, Discover, PayPal and more accepted)
To proceed to our online store (click here)
(or you can also pick up this and other items at most of our chapter functions)

Join us for Movie Night!!!
Big Screen Fun!!!
Take a moment and return to the golden days of the theater on the big screen. Main Feature will be decided upon by the ladies! 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
We will be watching whatever the ladies pick. It is Mother’s Day and sky is the limit. Does not have to be an aviation related movie. You might be in for a chick flick!

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!

April 2016 Newsletter

Chapter 237 April 2016 Newsletter

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