EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

EAA Ch. 25 January, 2017 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 7:34 pm on Monday, January 16, 2017

Wednesday, January 18 – This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presentation will be a demonstration on how to build a homemade ADS-B receiver from parts ordered from ebay or Amazon. Parts are around $100 and the finished product will allow you to receive ADS-B weather data while in flight. It can talk to a GPS enabled iPad via wireless network connection and displays information on a moving map. It’s built out of inexpensive and easily obtainable components that simply plug together. It should be fun watching one assembled. Chapter member Jeff Coffey has volunteered to buy all the components and put together his homemade ADS-B receiver in front of the group. We hope to project on the big screen the build for all to see.

Grill gets fired up at 6, meeting starts at 7. The Chapter will furnish the meat, buns, beverages, condiments, hardware and napkins. Bring a side dish to pass. A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost. All aviation enthusiasts are welcome!

*If you have not yet paid your 2017 Ch. 25 Dues, send them to Kim Johnson, Membership Coordinator, now. Annual dues are $25 if you receive the On Final newsletter via email and $30 if you prefer to get a paper copy in the US Mail. Contact him at [email protected] if you have questions.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – Chapter Mtg. at BSAEC
Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Young Eagles Event at the Airlake FBO

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 Secretary and 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.

EAA Ch. 25 December Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 10:38 pm on Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, December 4 – Our Chapter meeting this month is our annual Holiday Party. Jim and Shirley Fischer are graciously hosting the event at their home in Lakeville near Fleet Farm from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The address is 17107 Jasper Lane. The Chapter is supplying the food with thanks to Jim and Shirley for their planning and preparation. Bring your own beverage if you would like something other than soft drinks, water or coffee. This will be our ONLY Chapter meeting this month. There will be NO Chapter meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of December.

The following were elected as 2017 Officers at our November, 2016 meeting. Please offer your support to these individuals as they work to keep our Chapter a vibrant one.

• Mike York – President
• Jim Fischer – Vice President
• Gordon Duke – Treasurer
• Ned Lebens – Secretary

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

*2017 Ch. 25 Dues Statement will be mailed to your homes in December. Please try to respond promptly.

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 Secretary and 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.

EAA Chapter 25 November Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 9:28 pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 16 – Our Chapter meeting this month is Wednesday, November 16 at the BSAEC (Chapter hangar) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville. Our speaker will be former Chapter member Paul Randall who is now a dealer for Pipistrel Aircraft. Paul will talk about Electric & Hybrid Electric propulsion for aircraft. This should be an interesting talk about a rapidly developing area of general aviation.

We will also vote to install the following officer candidates for 2017.
• Mike York – President
• Jim Fischer – Vice President
• Gordon Duke – Treasurer (incumbent)
• Ned Lebens – Secretary

We will follow our usual schedule with social hour beginning at 6 pm and official meeting start at 7 pm.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

*Saturday, Nov 19 – Young Eagles Event
*Sunday, Dec 4 – Chapter Christmas Party at Jim Fischer’s home. This takes the place of our monthly Chapter meeting, so there will be NO Chapter meeting at the BSAEC on December 21, 2016.

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 Secretary and 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.

EAA Chapter 25 October Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 12:02 pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sunday, October 9 – The annual Ch. 25 banquet is Sunday, October 09, 2016 at the Eagan Community Center. Social hour starts at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 and our speaker at 8:00. Our guest speaker is Chris Henry, an EAA Oshkosh employee, who does an outstanding presentation on some of the B-17 crews during WWII. Tickets are $25 and people can get more information from Patrick Halligan, 651-341-9264 or [email protected]

Saturday, October 15 – Young Eagles Event – Contact Kris Olson, Ch. 25 Young Eagles Coordinator, at 651-675-6826 or at [email protected] if you can serve as a pilot or ground crew member.

October 19 – Our Chapter meeting this month is Wednesday evening, October 19. It will be a road trip to tour the Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) Tower & Maintenance Equipment. Meet at the Lion’s Tap, 16180 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, at 5:30 pm for a burger and beverage prior to the tour. All aviation enthusiasts are welcome!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

*Sunday, Oct 9 – Annual Chapter Banquet at the Eagan Community Center – Social hour at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm; Presentation at 8:00 p.m. EAA’s Chris Henry will talk about their B-17 and stories from those who flew in her.
*Saturday, Oct 15 – Young Eagles Event
*Wednesday, Oct 19 – Chapter Meeting

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 Secretary and 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.

EAA Ch. 25 September Activities

Filed under: Upcoming Events — kjohnson at 8:09 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 21 – Our Chapter meeting this month is Wednesday evening, September 21st, at BSAEC, our chapter hangar at Airlake. James Aarestad is giving on presentation on air-to-air cinematography. Grill on at 6, meeting starts at 7. The Chapter will furnish the meat, buns, beverages, condiments, hardware and napkins. Bring a side dish to pass. 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, Sep 10 – Young Eagles (note that this is a one time change)
*Wednesday, Sep 21 – Chapter Meeting
*Saturday, Sep 24 – Young Eagles Event during Girls Avaiation Day at the Downtown St. Paul Airport Holman Field
*Sunday, Oct 9 – Annual Chapter Banquet at the Eagan Community Center – Social hour at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm; Presentation at 8:00 p.m. EAA’s Chris Henry will talk about their B-17 and stories from those who flew in her.
*Saturday, Oct 15 – Young Eagles Event
*Wednesday, Oct 19 – Chapter Meeting

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 Secretary and 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.

EAA Ch. 25 August Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 9:54 am on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 17 – Our Chapter meeting this month is Wednesday evening, August 17th at BSAEC, our chapter hangar at Airlake. Chris Meyer and Cassandra Isackson will present “Test Pilot 101 – Returning Your Aircraft to Service” and discuss funding sources for MN airports. Grill on at 6, meeting starts at 7. The Chapter will furnish the meat, buns, beverages, condiments, hardware and napkins. Bring a side dish to pass. 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, Aug 17 – Chapter Meeting
Saturday, Aug 20 – Young Eagles
Saturday, Sep 10 – Young Eagles (note that this is a one time change)
Wednesday, Sep 21 – Chapter Meeting
Saturday, Sep 24 – Young Eagles Event during Girls Avaiation Day at the Downtown St. Paul Airport Holman Field
Sunday, Oct 9 – Annual Chapter Banquet at the Eagan Community Center
Saturday, Oct 15 – Young Eagles Event
Wednesday, Oct 19 – Chapter Meeting

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 Secretary and 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.

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