After many years, we decided it was time to do some spring cleaning and freshen up our Chapter 1044 logo. The original logo had been in existence since the chapter’s formation and served us well. The new design incorporates many of the same elements but with a cleaner and more modern look. The new design is also much easier to incorporate into merchandise, print and online media.
The Youth Build Project is the second phase of our Youth Education Program. This program is led by our Chapter Vice President, Curt Randoll. We are fortunate to have had a plane donated to the chapter. This plane, a KitFox, needs restoration before it can be flown again. Local youth will do the repairs under the mentorship of chapter members and some members of the community. Many of our members have careers in aviation, so participants may be mentored by air traffic controllers, airline and military pilots, mechanics, electrical engineers, FAA employees – the list goes on and on.
You can learn more about the Youth Build Project by clicking here.
At this past Saturday’s EAA Chapter 1044 meeting, member Alan Roberts was awarded the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.
This award is named after the Wright Brothers, the first US pilots, to recognize individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as “Master Pilots”.
Interested in that old airfield in your valley, or atop that nearby hill? Check out Paul Freeman’s collection of history, chart images and photos of US airfields that are little-known or no longer exist. The collection includes all 50 states, and at present, lists 2,260 airports. Take a look at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields.