EAA Chapter 25

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EAA Chapter 25 May, 2020 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:02 pm on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The May, 2020 Chapter meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 5/20/2020 at 7:00 pm. It be a virtual Zoom meeting due to COVID-19 precautions. There is a practice Zoom meeting on Tuesday, 5/19/2020 at 7:00 pm to allow members to become familiar with how a Zoom meeting operates. If you have not yet participated in a Zoom internet conference meeting, navigate to Zoom.com and download and install a free version of the Zoom software. The Zoom software can be downloaded to a PC, laptop, iPad/Windows/Android tablet or smartphone. An e-mail was distributed recently to current members with a link to join the Zoom practice meeting. Members must use the link to register in advance for permission to join both the practice meeting and the actual meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. When you use the link, a meeting registration form will appear for you to complete and submit with your name and e-mail address. You can contact Dave Volker at [email protected], Mike York at [email protected] or Kim Johnson at [email protected] if you have technical questions.

The May 20, 2020 meeting will be hosted on Zoom by Mike York, Ch. 25 president and Dave Volker of Chapter 54 at Lake Elmo. Dave flew the USAF B-52 from 1968 to 1975. He flew several models of the B-52 in both the U.S. and SE Asia. During his two combat tours, he piloted 42 combat missions. One of those missions in the Fall of 1971 involved the only fully documented combat encounter between a B-52 and a MiG-21. Dave was privileged to visit Vietnam in 2018 and met his former adversary, the pilot of the MiG-21, Col. Vu Dinh Rang. Dave’s presentation will tell the story of the two encounters almost 47 years apart and how he became friends with Col. Rang.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, May 20th: A virtual Zoom internet conferencing Ch 25 Meeting

“I dwell in possibility.”
Emily Dickinson,

Wednesday Evenings* – Ch. 25 Pietenpol Build Project – The Pietenpol Build Project is postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 virus precautions.

All Chapter 25 members are invited to come and work on the Ch. 25 Pietenpol Building Project once such an activity gets government COVID-19 regulation clearance. You can 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  – The CH 701 Build Project has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 virus precautions.

All members are welcome at the Thursday evening build sessions once such an activity gets government COVID-19 regulation clearance.  Contact Reggie Roorda at: [email protected] or Jerry Schirro at: [email protected] for more information and directions.

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