April 20 – Chapter meeting at the BSAEC Hangar – Our speaker will be Jim Aarestad, an aerial photographer from Buffalo, MN. He has invented a gyroscopically stabilized camera system for his Cessna so he can shoot perfectly smooth air to air cinematography of other aircraft in flight. He will talk about this system and the business he started called Air to Air Cinema.
Grill is on at 6:00 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm. 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.
April 29 & 30 – MN Pilots Association Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering – This is the 3rd year. Ch. 25 will again be sharing a booth with Ch. 237. Ch. 237 will be displaying the nose section of a B-25 they are helping to restore for EAA Oshkosh. We are asking Ch. 25 members to bring parts of the airplanes you are building along with pictures of your projects. We are co-sponsoring a Young Eagles Rally on Saturday. Pilots and ground crew members are needed. Many volunteers are needed to make this a successful event. Contact Craig Nelson or Pat Halligan if you can volunteer. This is a big and fun aviation event. Let’s hear MN Pilots Assoc. President Randy Corfman comment that Ch. 25 REALLY stepped up to the plate to help make this year’s event a huge success.
April 30 – Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet – Hyatt Regency Bloomington, 3200 East 81st Street, Bloomington, MN. Enter this link in your browser for more information:
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 Secretary and 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.