EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

EAA Chapter 25 December 2022 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 2:03 pm on Thursday, November 17, 2022

The December, 2022 Chapter 25 meeting will not be held this month due to the holidays. An On Final newsletter will also not be published. Your annual dues letter will arrive during the first week of December. Please return it by January 1st.

The Tree of Hope is looking for more gifts for their kids for the Holiday Season. If you or your spouse is out and about in the next week, maybe you can grab a gift from Target, or Walmart, etc,. These folks have been bringing gifts to kids in the hospital during the Christmas season for the past 30 years. I know how expensive everything has gotten, but if you can spare a few dollars and buy a gift, it might mean the difference between just another day in the hospital and getting a Christmas present from Santa.

Fly or drive the donations to the St. Cloud Regional Airport, hangar H, on December 3rd from 8 A.M. to noon.

Reserve January 14, 2023 for our Chapter 25 Holiday party at Mike and Pam Tompos’s condo at 1830 Eagle Ridge Dr., St. Paul, 55118: [email protected]

EAA Chapter 25 November, 2022 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:29 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022


The November, 2022 Chapter 25 meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the BSAEC hangar at Airlake Airport. The chili potluck supper starts at 6:00 pm, followed by a short business meeting at 7:00 pm and a speaker at 7:30 pm. Please bring a chili dish, condiments (cheese, sour cream, etc.), or dessert to pass or $5 for the staples.

The presenter this month will be TBD.

EAA Chapter 25 October 2022 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 12:11 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The October, 2022 Chapter 25 meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at the BSAEC hangar at Airlake Airport. The BBQ potlock supper starts at 6:00 pm, followed by a short business meeting at 7:00 pm and a speaker at 7:30 pm. Please bring a dish to pass or $5 for the meat and staples.

The presenter month will be Kerry McCauley who has ferried many airplanes across oceans and around the world.  Kerry has written a book entitled: “Ferry Pilot: Nine Lives Over the Atlantic” (2020).  Kerry started out as a Minnesota National Guard UH-1H “Huey” crew chief and winter survival instructor.  His taste for aviation led him to be an international ferry pilot, professional skydiver and corporate jet pilot.  He’s flown about 50 different types of aircraft, has 9,000 hours of flight time and 20,000 skydives.

EAA Chapter 25 July, 2022 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 2:39 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2022

The July, 2022 Chapter 25 meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the BSAEC hangar at Airlake Airport, starting at 6:00 pm. Please bring a dish to pass for the Pot Luck BBQ and $5 for the meat and staples.

This month, we would like members to bring their airplanes to the meeting for a show & tell.  We’ll also watch a few videos from EAA Chapter Video Magazine.

EAA Chapter 25 June, 2022 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 4:16 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2022

The June, 2022 Chapter 25 meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at the BSAEC hangar at Airlake Airport, starting at 6:00 pm. Please bring a dish to pass for the Pot Luck BBQ and $5 for the meat and staples.

Our presenter will be Jon Cermin, an acquaintance of long-time member, C. David Lundin. Jon is a professional videographer. He has recorded countless interviews and commercials for politicians, sports figures, recording artists, movie stars and astronauts. His work has taken him to all 50 U.S. States and almost two-dozen countries. He has shot videos from planes, trains, automobiles, bridges, cranes, helicopters, boats, military vehicles, small airplanes, the wing of an F-16 (not moving) and a NASCAR (moving at 160 MPH) and an elephant. He is a licensed private pilot and drone pilot.

He now runs Cine-Cermin Productions, Inc. He will share tips and tricks for composing great photos that tell a story, even with your smart phone camera. It is going to be an exciting and entertaining evening.

EAA Chapter 25 May, 2022 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 12:52 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2022

The May Chapter 25 meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the BSAEC hangar at Airlake Airport, starting at 6:00 pm. Please bring a dish to pass for the PotLuck BBQ and $5 for the meat and staples.

Dennis Vanetta, is going to give a presentation on airplane simulators.

 The MN Pilots Assoc. is hosting the Great MN Aviation Gathering (GMAG) at the Buffalo, MN Airport May 20 & 21st.  There will be over forty vendors, airplanes on display and seminars including seminars on seaplanes, rusty pilots, drones, engines and even a pinch hitter course.  Admittance is free if you are a MN Pilot member or $10 at the door for non-members. MN Pilots is a fantastic organization that could use your participation and financial support.  They function as sort of an AOPA organization, but at the Minnesota state level. Please find time to attend GMAG.  You can visit with vendors, talk to fellow aviators, and maybe find time to volunteer to spend an hour in the EAA booth, which we will be sharing with three other Chapters.

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