April 18th -
BasicMed - Explanation and Discussion with Aviation Medical Examiners.
BasicMed becomes law on May 1st, 2017.
Under BasicMed, a 3rd class medical is not required under a very strict set of circumstances; instead, an airman can participate in an online course and have a physician sign off on his medical status. But there are limitations and requirements to this process. Many rumors and myths are circulating about BasicMed. Navigating this topic can be confusing! Jet Air and Pilotsmith are hosting “BasicMed - Explanation and Discussion with Aviation Medical Examiners.” Dr. Bressler and Dr. Anderas will be providing airmen with the need-to-know information, clarifying misconceptions, and answering questions.
Quick Meeting Minutes (April)
- May 6th Brat Fry at Festival De Pere location. Volunteers still needed. Sign up here or send Roman an email.
- May 651 meeting at Nicolet AIrport (88WI)
- Reminder - If you haven't taken the Youth Protection Policy Training there's no better time than now. One can start by going here. The training expiration is 3 years. Those who have taken the training prior to the initial imposed deadline expire in 2019.
- June 23rd / 24th - WPPA Fish Fry & Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, Poppy's Flying Acres (38WI). More information to follow.
- July 651 meeting at the South Tee's (KGRB)
- Proposition - A "mixed" meeting with Warbirds 6, Oconto Airport (KOCQ). Possibly a Saturday fly-in, more information to follow.
- Oconto Airport (KOCQ) to close both runways for resurfacing, May-July.
- Youth education - still in planning infancy. Request by De Pere school system to have a summer aviation program.
A good showing by area pilots on April 8th for the AOPA's "Rusty Pilots" program at Jet Air.
CONGRATULATIONS KAREN !!!
March 27th -
The SKYWARN seminar was success with a good showing even in the blustery weather. Local television channels 5 & 26 showed and had reports on both the evening and late news.
Click on the pictures to see larger versions and a few more.
Please click on the banner for more information - Thank You.
February 27th -
Jot it down on your calendar!
Saturday, May 6th is our 2nd Festival Foods© Brat Barn fundraiser, De Pere location .
Last years event was an overwhelming success and... A lot of fun! Of course, more information will become available at future meetings. Volunteers are needed whether or not you can make it for the full day. Any help at any time is requested. A full day is approximately from 8:00am until 7:30pm. Thanks Don & Pete for getting this event going, much appreciated!
Our annual fly-in, drive-in breakfast is a go.
Volunteers WILL be needed for the event. A volunteer spreadsheet is available at - http://bit.ly/1I8mZ0g.
January 20th -
Keep an eye out for future Chapter "drive out" events. For those interested, we could get together as a group and head down to see either see the "Aviation Adventure Speaker Series" at the EAA Museum or "Movie Night" at the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin.
Aviation Adventure Speaker Series
|Movies at the Aviation Heritage Center ( Desc's )|
|Free ($5 Non-Members) - 7:00pm. |
Cockpit climbs" following the presentation.
|$2.00 per person. Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation at 6:45pm. 2nd Friday of each month.|
- April 20 - Sonex Aircraft
- May 18 - Spirit of St Louis Celebration
- June 15 - My Very Dearest Anna
- May 12 - Planes
- June 9 - Fly Girls
- July 14 - Bat 21
- September 8 - Court Marshal of Billy Mitchell
- October 13 - By Dawns Early Light
- November 10 - The Aviator
- December 8 - Tora,Tora,Tora
October 13th -
IMC Club News - Rich Mamrosh of the NWS GRB gave us an excellent presentation on SKEW-T diagrams and how they can provide supplemental information to the preflight and inflight WX sources. An excellent tool not only for the IFR pilot, but the VFR pilot too. With his permission & slight mods to remove copyrighted material the powerpoint presentation has been uploaded here so others may see it. You may get it here -
http://bit.ly/2e1iBLf It's highly recommended to download it to your computer or use an online viewer to view. The link above will automatically open it for a "quick" view but it is corrupted on many pages.
October 6th (Updated October 24th) -
"Lady Lynn" made it to her new home in Germany! Eisenach-Kindel Airport (EDGE). We lost track of her between Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) and Wick, Scotland (EGPC). UPDATED - "Lady Lynn" landed in Keflavavik (BIKF) as assumed but required re-routing due to the strong winds aloft & fuel reserve requirements. Ferry pilots Klaus Plasa & Stephan Gottwald provided us with a PIREP of their epic journey - here. Click on pictures below for more photos.
| Toronto (CYTZ)|| Goose Bay (CYYR)|| Mýrdalsjökull Glacier,|
Great showing of members' aircraft at the September meeting in Shawano.
Thanks Al for the hospitality & delicious brats! (click pictures for more)
Reminder - Please obtain the certification as soon as possible so we can continue to provide our events following the YPP policy.
The new Youth Protection Plan is pivotal to the Young Eagles program and any other event where the chapter is involved with children under the age of 18. Below are links to the introduction, program overview, requirements, documents & feedback.
If you have obtained the certification please forward the email / .pdf provided by EAA to our Secretary, Alan Georgia. The certification must be on file with the chapter.