EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

EAA Chapter 25 May, 2019 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 3:02 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 5/15/2019.  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. Potluck BBQ begins at 6 pm, business meeting at 7 pm followed by two presentations beginning at 7:30 pm. Bring a dish to pass and $5 to cover Chapter cost for the meat and staples. All aviation enthusiasts are welcome!

The first presentation will be led by member Gene Poole. Gene has some students coming who will be bring the wind tunnel they built as well as a couple of other projects they have worked on. The purpose is to showcase the AOPA high school curriculum they have begun at their school and to receive feedback from Chapter 25 members about how they might improve their wind tunnel. This is the first year of the aviation program at the school. It is to be expanded further next year.

The second presenter will be Mark Korin with AOA Systems. AOA Systems makes angle of attack sensors and systems for aircraft as well as other products for aviation.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, May 15 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Wednesday, May 18 – Young Eagles, 9am – noon, BSAEC

“No greater glory, no greater honor, is the lot of man departing than a feeling possessed deep in his heart that the world is a better place for his having lived.”
Robert Sengstacke Abbott,
founder and editor of The Chicago Defender, the most widely circulated black newspaper in the US

Wednesday Evenings* – Ch. 25 Pietenpol Build Project - All Chapter 25 members are invited to come and work on the Ch. 25 Pietenpol Building Project. Learn the art and craft of building a homebuilt airplane from Ch. 25 members who have hours of experience building airplanes. We are working at Dale Johnson’s (MAHOF) shop. Contact Kim V. Johnson, Ch. 25 Membership Coordinator, at [email protected] if you would like directions.

*unless notified otherwise and with the exception of the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which is Chapter 25 Meeting night.

Thursday Evenings – CH 701 Build Project - All members are welcome at the build sessions.  Contact Reggie Roorda at: [email protected] for more information and directions.

EAA Chapter 25 April, 2019 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:28 pm on Monday, April 15, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 4/17/2019.  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presenter will be Ken Reily with Lifeline Pilots.

The Chapter 25 grill gets fired up at 6 pm, a short business meeting will start at 7 pm with the speaker beginning at 7:30 pm. Bring a side dish to pass at the BBQ pot luck. The Chapter will furnish the meat, buns, beverages, condiments, hardware and napkins. A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost. All aviation enthusiasts are welcome!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, April 17 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Saturday, April 20 – Young Eagles, 9am – noon, BSAEC
  • Saturday, April 20 – EAA 745 Fly/Drive-in Coffee & Donuts, 9am – noon, BSAEC
  • Friday and Saturday, April 26 – 27 – Great MN Aviation Gathering, NEW LOCATION: Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE)
  • Wednesday, May 15 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Wednesday, May 18 – Young Eagles, 9am – noon, BSAEC

“Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.”
Anthony Burgess,
writer and composer

Wednesday Evenings* – Ch. 25 Pietenpol Build Project - All Chapter 25 members are invited to come and work on the Ch. 25 Pietenpol Building Project. Learn the art and craft of building a homebuilt airplane from Ch. 25 members who have hours of experience building airplanes. We are working at Dale Johnson’s (MAHOF) shop. Contact Kim V. Johnson, Ch. 25 Membership Coordinator, at [email protected] if you would like directions.

*unless notified otherwise and with the exception of the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which is Chapter 25 Meeting night.

Thursday Evenings – CH 701 Build Project - All members are welcome at the build sessions.  Contact Reggie Roorda at: [email protected] for more information and directions.

EAA Chapter 25 March, 2019 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:09 pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 3/20/2019.  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presenter will be Mike Wilson, Manager Reliever Airports. He will give an update on the new hangar layout and development planned for Airlake and hopefully our new hangar.

The Chapter 25 grill gets fired up at 6 pm, a short business meeting will start at 7 pm with the speaker beginning at 7:30 pm. Bring a side dish to pass at the BBQ pot luck. The Chapter will furnish the meat, buns, beverages, condiments, hardware and napkins. A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost. All aviation enthusiasts are welcome!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, March 20 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Monday and Tuesday, March 25 and 26 – MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center; http://www.regonline.com/2432039
  • Wednesday, April 17 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Wednesday, April 20 – Young Eagles, 9am – noon, BSAEC
  • Friday and Saturday, April 26 – 27 – Great MN Aviation Gathering, NEW LOCATION: Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE)

“Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.”
Anthony Burgess,
writer and composer

Wednesday Evenings* – Ch. 25 Pietenpol Build Project - All Chapter 25 members are invited to come and work on the Ch. 25 Pietenpol Building Project. Learn the art and craft of building a homebuilt airplane from Ch. 25 members who have hours of experience building airplanes. We are working at Dale Johnson’s (MAHOF) shop. Contact Kim V. Johnson, Ch. 25 Membership Coordinator, at [email protected] if you would like directions.

*unless notified otherwise and with the exception of the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which is Chapter 25 Meeting night.

Thursday Evenings – CH 701 Build Project - All members are welcome at the build sessions.  Contact Reggie Roorda at: [email protected] for more information and directions.

EAA Chapter 25 February, 2019 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:29 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 2/20/2019  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presenter will be Mark Korin, owner of Alpha Systems AOA (angle of attack). The Alpha Systems produces an electronic AOA system utilizing a new pressure measurement technology which can be installed in most aircraft without any major modifications. They produce a full color Heads-Up-Display (HUD) so that real-time Angle of Attack can be seen when it is needed most, on top of the glare shield in the pilot’s peripheral vision. Mark is currently a VFR pilot, working on his IFR rating. Aside from work and flying, he makes time for another favorite hobby, inventing and making ideas into products. He is also Mayor of the City of Oak Grove, MN. Look up Alpha Systems AOA at: http://www.alphasystemsaoa.com.

The Chapter 25 grill gets fired up at 6 pm, a short business meeting will start at 7 pm with the speaker beginning at 7:30 pm. Bring a side dish to pass at the BBQ pot luck. The Chapter will furnish the meat, buns, beverages, condiments, hardware and napkins. A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost. All aviation enthusiasts are welcome!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, February 16 – Young Eagles Event, CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Saturday, February 16 – Ch 745 Coffee and Donuts, Fly-Drive In, 9am – noon, Benson’s Airport (6MN9)
  • Wednesday, February 20 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Monday and Tuesday, March 25 and 26 – MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center; http://www.regonline.com/2432039
  • Friday and Saturday, April 26 – 27 – Great MN Aviation Gathering, NEW LOCATION: Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE)

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
Thomas Paine,
Philosopher and Political Theorist

Wednesday Evenings* – Ch. 25 Pietenpol Build Project - All Chapter 25 members are invited to come and work on the Ch. 25 Pietenpol Building Project. Learn the art and craft of building a homebuilt airplane from Ch. 25 members who have hours of experience building airplanes. We are working at Dale Johnson’s (MAHOF) shop. Contact Kim V. Johnson, Ch. 25 Membership Coordinator, at [email protected] if you would like directions.

*unless notified otherwise and with the exception of the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which is Chapter 25 Meeting night.

Thursday Evenings – CH 701 Build Project - All members are welcome at the build sessions.  Contact Reggie Roorda at: [email protected] for more information and directions.

EAA Chapter 25 January Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:17 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 1/16/2019  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presenter is Jerry Vecoli. He will discuss his experiences obtaining his Light Sport CFI.

The Chapter 25 grill gets fired up at 6 pm, a short business meeting will start at 7 pm with a speaker beginning at 7:30 pm. Bring a side dish to pass at the BBQ pot luck. The Chapter will furnish the meat, buns, beverages, condiments, hardware and napkins. A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost. All aviation enthusiasts are welcome!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, January 19 – Young Eagles Event, 9am – noon, Airlake Airport FBO
  • Saturday, January 26 – Ch 745 Pancake Breakfast, Fly-Drive In, 9am – noon, Benson Airport

“History teaches, but it has no pupils.”
Antonio Gramsci,
Political Theorist

Wednesday Evenings* – Ch. 25 Pietenpol Build Project - All Chapter 25 members are invited to come and work on the Ch. 25 Pietenpol Building Project. Learn the art and craft of building a homebuilt airplane from Ch. 25 members who have hours of experience building airplanes. We are working at Dale Johnson’s (MAHOF) shop. Contact Kim V. Johnson, Ch. 25 Membership Coordinator, at [email protected] if you would like directions.

*unless notified otherwise and with the exception of the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which is Chapter 25 Meeting night.

Thursday Evenings – CH 701 Build Project - All members are welcome at the build sessions.  Contact Reggie Roorda at: [email protected] for more information and directions.

EAA Chapter 25 December Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 10:34 am on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Our activity this month is our annual Christmas Party.  It will be held at the home of Jim & Shirley Fischer on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  Contact Jim at [email protected] if you need directions.  Hope to see you there!

There will be a Young Eagles event on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:00 am – noon at the Airlake Airport FBO.

There will not be a Chapter meeting on the 3rd Wednesday this month, nor will an On Final newsletter be published.  Our next Chapter meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  Young Eagles will be on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Happy Holidays!

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