EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

EAA Chapter 25 May Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 9:10 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16 - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. This month’s presenter will be Jerry Martin. Jerry will share his career in aviation, which included helicopter flying in Vietnam and Marine One.

Grill gets fired up at 6, meeting starts at 7. 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, May 16 – Chapter Meeting at BSAEC
  • Saturday, May 19 – Young Eagles Event

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Charles Buxton,
Brewer, Philanthropist, Writer and Member of Parliament

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 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 10:21 am on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18 - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. This month’s presentation will be Don Leedham. He built an Avid Magnum with straight floats specifically for flying to Alaska and the Northwest Territories for hunting and fishing. He has flown these trips many times and will discuss the planning necessary to take these trips on straight floats as well as share photos and his experiences.

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

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, Apr 18 – Chapter Meetding at BSAEC
  • Saturday, Apr 21 – Young Eagles Event
  • Saturday, Apr 21 – MN Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet at BSAEC, Hyatt Regency Bloomington, MN

    http://www.mnaviationhalloffame.org/awards-banquet.html

  • Friday & Saturday, Apr 27 – 28 – The Great MN Aviation Gathering – Golden Wings Museum, Anoka County-Blaine Airport, Blaine, MN Fri. 9 am to
    9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 4 pm. $10 per person per day or free if MN Pilots Association member.

    http://www.mnpilots.org/gmag/index.php

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Charles Buxton,
Brewer, Philanthropist, Writer and Member of Parliament

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 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 11:49 am on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wednesday, March 21 - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. This month’s presentation will be will be airplane building project updates from Chapter 25 members. Send Mike York your project photos.

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

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, Mar 21 – Chapter Meeting at BSAEC
  • Wednesday, Apr 18 – Chapter Meetding at BSAEC
  • Saturday, Apr 21 – Young Eagles Event
  • Saturday, Apr 21 – MN Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet at BSAEC, Hyatt Regency Bloomington, MN

    http://www.mnaviationhalloffame.org/awards-banquet.html

  • Friday & Saturday, Apr 27 – 28 – The Great MN Aviation Gathering – Golden Wings Museum, Anoka County-Blaine Airport, Blaine, MN Fri. 9 am to
    9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 4 pm. $10 per person per day or free if MN Pilots Association member.

    http://www.mnpilots.org/gmag/index.php

“Change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”
Dan Millman,
gymnast, writer and lecturer

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 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 7:11 pm on Monday, February 19, 2018

Wednesday, February 21 - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. This month’s presentation will be by Katie Gilmore. Katie is a private pilot and engineer. She is now running a successful business utilizing drones. www.paapdrones.com. This will be an informative and interesting presentation.

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!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, Feb 21 – Chapter Meeting at BSAEC
  • Saturday, Mar 17 – Young Eagles Event at BSAEC
  • Monday & Tuesday, Mar 19 – 20 – Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference Brooklyn Center, MN

    https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2050972

  • Wednesday, Mar 21 – Chapter Meeting at BSAEC
  • Saturday, Apr 21 – MN Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet at BSAEC, Hyatt Regency Bloomington, MN

    http://www.mnaviationhalloffame.org/awards-banquet.html

  • Friday & Saturday, Apr 27 – 28 – The Great MN Aviation Gathering – Golden Wings Museum, Anoka County-Blaine Airport, Blaine, MN Fri. 9 am to
    9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 4 pm. $10 per person per day or free if MN Pilots Association member.

    http://www.mnpilots.org/gmag/index.php

“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”
Charlotte Bronte,
writer

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, 2018 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 3:09 pm on Monday, January 1, 2018

Wednesday, January 17 - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The meeting will be a tig welding seminar hosted by the local Lakeville Tollgas Welding store in collusion with local tig welding experts Joe Spinella and Tony Dies. Lauren with Tollgas will be bringing some tig welding machines to do some hands on welding demonstrations. The Lakeville store is on Facebook and can be found by searching for @tollgaslakeville. Tig welding is a good option for welding chromoly tubing fuselages, motor mounts, and aluminum fuel tanks found in experimental aircraft. Other materials and applications are certainly possible. Please bring your shade 10 or above welding helmets if you have one to watch the welding and share with others who do not have helmets.

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!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

    • Wednesday, Jan 17 – Chapter Meeting at BSAEC
    • Saturday, Jan 20 – Young Eagles Event at BSAEC
    • Saturday, Feb 17 – Young Eagles Event at BSAEC
    • Saturday, Feb 21 – Chapter Meeting at BSAEC

“If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach. And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build.”
Steve Wozniak,
engineer and entrepreneur

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 November, 2017 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 8:15 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wednesday, November 15 - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. Our speaker will be WWII Corsair pilot Lyle Bradley. Lyle is originally from Dubuque, IA and entered the Navy during WWII. He trained in the Stearman, BT-13 and the SNJ. Lyle was assigned to the F4F Wildcat prior to the F4U Corsair. He saw combat in WWII and was called up to active duty in Korea.

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!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

    • Wednesday, Nov 15 – Chapter Meeting at BSAEC
    • Saturday, Nov 18 – Young Eagles Event at BSAEC
    • Saturday, Dec 2 – Tree of Hope toy pickup for sorting at the Maple Lake Airport, 9 am – 1 pm.  Donate a toy before 12/2 for hospitalized kids this Christmas.  Toys are sent out to 39 hospitals.  You will find a collection box at most TC airports.

“You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
Johnny Cash,
singer and songwriter

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.

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