EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

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,
poet

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.

EAA Chapter 25 April Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 5:33 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2020

This month’s Chapter meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, 4/15/2020, at the BSAEC, the Chapter 25 hangar at Airlake Airport, but was CANCELLED due to COVID-19 precautions.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, May 16th: Young Eagles Event, pending COVID-19 restrictions
  • Wednesday, May 20th: Ch 25 Meeting, pending COVID-19 restrictions

“Tradition is the albatross around the neck of progress.”
Bill Veeck,
professional baseball club executive, owner, promoter

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

Thursday Evenings – CH 701 Build Project  - The CH 701 Build Project has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 virus precautions.

EAA Chapter 25 March Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 9:57 am on Monday, March 23, 2020

This month’s Chapter meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, 4/15/2020, at the BSAEC, the Chapter 25 hangar at Airlake Airport, but was CANCELLED due to COVID-19 precautions.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, May 16th: Young Eagles Event, pending COVID-19 restrictions
  • Wednesday, May 20th: Ch 25 Meeting, pending COVID-19 restrictions

“As much research as you think you’re doing, you’re going to mess up, without a question.”
Doris Kearns Goodwin,
biographer, historian, Pulitzer Prize winner

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

Thursday Evenings – CH 701 Build Project  - The CH 701 Build Project has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 virus precautions.

EAA Chapter 25 February 2020 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 12:52 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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EAA Chapter 25 January, 2020 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 4:51 pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 1/15/2020, at the Stein Air facility at the Faribault Airport, beginning at 7 pm, when pizza will be served. Do not go to the BSAEC at Airlake. 

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, January 15th: EAA Chapter 25 meeting/tour at SteinAir at the Faribault Airport 7 pm. Pizza will be served at 7 pm. Do NOT go to the BSAEC at KLVN.
  • Saturday, January 18th: Young Eagles event, 9 am to noon depending on the weather and temperature.
  • Saturday, January 18th: Chapter Christmas party. See President Mike York’s article on P.1 of the January, 2020 On Final newsletter for link/info.
  • Monday, February 17th: Formal Ground School at Stanton Airfield https://stantonairfield.com/ground-school. See the web link to sign up or call 507-645-4030.
  • Saturday, February 15th: Young Eagan Event, 9 am to noon.
  • Wednesday, February 19 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC

“Don’t worry about the overall importance of the problem; work on it if it looks interesting. I think there’s a sufficient correlation between interest and importance.”
David Blackwell,
statistician, mathematician and first African-American inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

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] or Jerry Schirro at: [email protected] for more information and directions.

EAA Chapter 25 October Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 10:16 am on Saturday, October 12, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 10/16/2019.  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at the south end of Hotel Lane at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. Potluck BBQ begins at 6 pm, business meeting at 7 pm followed by a presentation beginning at 7:30 pm.

This month’s presenter is Justin Hickson, President, IAC (International Aerobatic Club) Chapter 78. He will be talking about IAC activities.

Bring a dish to pass and a $5 contribution in the Donation Can at the end of the pot luck table to cover the Chapter cost of the meat, beverages and staples. All aviation enthusiasts are welcome!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, October 16 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Saturday, October 19 – Young Eagle rides event, 9am – noon, BSAEC
  • Saturday, November 16 – Young Eagle rides event, 9am – noon, KLVN
  • Sunday, November 17 – Chapter Banquet, 5:30pm – 9pm, Royal Cliff Banquet Hall
  • Wednesday – November 20 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC

“Don’t worry about the overall importance of the problem; work on it if it looks interesting. I think there’s a sufficient correlation between interest and importance.”
David Blackwell,
statistician, mathematician and first African-American inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

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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