EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

EAA Chapter 25 March, 2019 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:09 pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 3/20/2019.  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presenter will be Mike Wilson, Manager Reliever Airports. He will give an update on the new hangar layout and development planned for Airlake and hopefully our new hangar.

The Chapter 25 grill gets fired up at 6 pm, a short business meeting will start at 7 pm with the speaker beginning at 7:30 pm. 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, March 20 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Monday and Tuesday, March 25 and 26 – MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center; http://www.regonline.com/2432039
  • Wednesday, April 17 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Wednesday, April 20 – Young Eagles, 9am – noon, BSAEC
  • Friday and Saturday, April 26 – 27 – Great MN Aviation Gathering, NEW LOCATION: Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE)

“Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.”
Anthony Burgess,
writer and composer

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, 2019 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:29 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 2/20/2019  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presenter will be Mark Korin, owner of Alpha Systems AOA (angle of attack). The Alpha Systems produces an electronic AOA system utilizing a new pressure measurement technology which can be installed in most aircraft without any major modifications. They produce a full color Heads-Up-Display (HUD) so that real-time Angle of Attack can be seen when it is needed most, on top of the glare shield in the pilot’s peripheral vision. Mark is currently a VFR pilot, working on his IFR rating. Aside from work and flying, he makes time for another favorite hobby, inventing and making ideas into products. He is also Mayor of the City of Oak Grove, MN. Look up Alpha Systems AOA at: http://www.alphasystemsaoa.com.

The Chapter 25 grill gets fired up at 6 pm, a short business meeting will start at 7 pm with the speaker beginning at 7:30 pm. 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:

  • Saturday, February 16 – Young Eagles Event, CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Saturday, February 16 – Ch 745 Coffee and Donuts, Fly-Drive In, 9am – noon, Benson’s Airport (6MN9)
  • Wednesday, February 20 – Chapter Mtg, 6pm – 9pm, BSAEC
  • Monday and Tuesday, March 25 and 26 – MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center; http://www.regonline.com/2432039
  • Friday and Saturday, April 26 – 27 – Great MN Aviation Gathering, NEW LOCATION: Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE)

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
Thomas Paine,
Philosopher and Political Theorist

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 Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 1:17 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

This month’s Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 1/16/2019  - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presenter is Jerry Vecoli. He will discuss his experiences obtaining his Light Sport CFI.

The Chapter 25 grill gets fired up at 6 pm, a short business meeting will start at 7 pm with a speaker beginning at 7:30 pm. 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:

  • Saturday, January 19 – Young Eagles Event, 9am – noon, Airlake Airport FBO
  • Saturday, January 26 – Ch 745 Pancake Breakfast, Fly-Drive In, 9am – noon, Benson Airport

“History teaches, but it has no pupils.”
Antonio Gramsci,
Political Theorist

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 December Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 10:34 am on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Our activity this month is our annual Christmas Party.  It will be held at the home of Jim & Shirley Fischer on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  Contact Jim at [email protected] if you need directions.  Hope to see you there!

There will be a Young Eagles event on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:00 am – noon at the Airlake Airport FBO.

There will not be a Chapter meeting on the 3rd Wednesday this month, nor will an On Final newsletter be published.  Our next Chapter meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  Young Eagles will be on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Happy Holidays!

EAA Chapter 25 November Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 4:34 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

**Note** This month’s meeting is being moved from 11/21/2018 to Wednesday, 11/28/2018 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday - This month’s meeting will be at our Chapter hangar, the Bert Sisler Aviation Education Center (BSAEC) at Airlake Airport in Lakeville, MN. The presenter is Jay with Great North AutoGyro, a new local Gyrocopter sales and instruction business.

We need to finalize our slate of officers and vote at our November meeting. If you are interested in serving as a Chapter 25 officer next year, please contact a current officer and inform him of your interest so you can be included as a candidate. Final voting for 2019 officers will occur at our November meeting.

A host is needed for our Chapter 25 Christmas Party. Contact President York if you are willing to share your home for this joyous occasion.

Tree of Hope Donation Opportunity
The MN Pilots Assn is asking pilots to provide a gift for children who find themselves in the hospital this Christmas season. Gifts will be collected on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport (KMGG). This is a wonderful opportunity to “pay forward” to our communities by donating an unwrapped toy gift for the Tree of Hope. These gifts will be distributed to a total of 40 hospitals in MN, and all Ronald McDonald Houses in MN. There are several drop off points for your convenience. This is a unique opportunity for members of the aviation community to do something very positive for our communities. Please check out Facebook Tree of Hope – MN, or contact Elaine Morrow at [email protected], or call her cell 952-913-2356.

The Chapter 25 grill gets fired up at 6 pm on 11/28/2018, meeting starts at 7 pm with a speaker beginning at 7:30 pm. 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, November 28 – Chapter 25 Meeting at BSAEC, 6pm – 9pm, Airlake Airport
  • Sunday, December TBD – Chapter 25 Christmas Party, **host needed**
  • Saturday, December 8 – EAA Chapter 25 2nd Saturday Coffee and doughnuts 8 am to 11 am, location to be announced

  • Saturday, December 15 – Young Eagles Event at BSAEC, 9am – noon, Airlake Airport


“A friend of whatever kind is important, and this one learns as one grows older.”
John D. Rockefeller,
Industrialist

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 October Activities

Filed under: Uncategorized — kjohnson at 4:34 pm on Monday, October 15, 2018

Wednesday, October 17 - 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 is Jay with Great North AutoGyro, a new local Gyrocopter sales and instruction business.

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, October 17 – Chapter 25 Meeting at BSAEC, 6pm – 9pm, Airlake Airport
  • Saturday, October 20 – Young Eagles Event at BSAEC, 9am – noon, Airlake Airport
  • Saturday, November 10 – EAA Chapter 25 2nd Saturday Coffee and doughnuts 8 am to 11 am, location to be announced.

  • Saturday, November 17 – Young Eagles Event at BSAEC, 9am – noon, Airlake Airport
  • Wednesday, November 28 – Chapter 25 Meeting at BSAEC, 6pm – 9 pm, Airlake Airport. The meeting is the 4th Wednesday this month, due to the 3rd Wednesday being so close to the Thanksgiving holiday.


“The greater the man, the less is he opinionative.”
Napoleon Bonaparte,
military leader and emperor

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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