Once again Mother Nature showed up and put a slight "damp"-er & low ceilings for our annual pancake breakfast. It didn't deter 4 powered paraglider pilots showing up and putting on a little show. The weather didn't keep away drive-in's either. A success! Thank You to all that attended & of course, all the volunteers!
Our 3rd ever brat fry fundraiser was a complete success! A nice sunny day with strong north winds kept the temps down but didn't keep patrons away from the smell of brats on the grill. Thank You to all that volunteered!
If you own, rent, or wish to learn all about the tailwheel flight operations this workshop is for you!
This tailwheel workshop was developed and implemented through partnership with EAA, AOPA, Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics, the FAA and nine of Wisconsin's most experienced tailwheel instructors.
The workshops consists of a 2 1/2 hour morning session and an afternoon flight training session presented by these experts and representatives from the FAA and AOPA. The morning seminar is free of charge.
The afternoon workshop consists of flight training session allowing you to train with one of the Tailwheel Flight Instructor utilizing the flight school aircraft or your own.
NOTES for afternoon workshop -
- The flight training has a cost associated with it. You will have to consult with your flight instructor.
- If planning to use your own aircraft, please see the associated WINGs page for detailed advance requirements.Speakers (split across all 4 workshops) - Steve Krog, John Chmiel, Levi Eastlick, Andy Miller, Jurg Grossenbacher, Lou Radecki, Elaine Kauh, Joe Norris, John Dorcey, Sandi Randall, John Chmiel, Mike Weinfurter & Steve KruegerSee the WINGs pages for WINGs credit signup, workshop curriculum & any additional information.
|Date||Location||WINGs Page||Add'l Contact||Phone #|
|April 28th||Hartford||here||Steve Krog||(262) 305-2903|
|June 2nd||Brodhead||here||Pat Weeden (EAA #431)||(608) 576-6645|
|June 9th||Cumberland||here||Richard Brekke (ARPT MGR)||(715) 205-4474|
|Sandy Randall||(715) 554-0454|
|June 23rd||Three Lakes||here||Elliot Halyburton (EAA #1577)||(715) 474-2774|
Karen KalishekKalishek, Preidecker Named to NAFI Board*The National Association of Flight Instructors named two new members to its Board of Directors, and reelected officers at its meeting over the weekend at its offices in Kalamazoo, Michigan."Please join me in welcoming new NAFI Board Members Paul Preidecker and Karen Kalishek. We're excited to the have their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the NAFI team," Bob Meder, NAFI Board Chair, said."Many of you have also met and worked with Karen at the EAA AirVenture Pilot Proficiency Center, where she worked tirelessly to coordinate instructors and pilots during the event. Her enthusiasm and skills in working with volunteers, along with her extensive aviation experience, will be a great contribution to NAFI and to the aviation community as a whole."Karen Kalishek is a CFI, CFII, MEI, CFI-G, AGI, IGI, NAFI Master Instructor and FAASTeam Lead Representative. She holds an ATP certificate and has ASES and Glider Commercial privileges. She has held officer positions in and is actively involved with several aviation organizations. She is also a captain in the Civil Air Patrol, serving as a CAP volunteer flight instructor, check pilot, mission pilot and cadet orientation pilot. She is an independent flight instructor, has a particular fondness for antique aircraft and enjoys spending quality time with her RV-6.Before becoming a full-time flight instructor, she was an executive in the banking industry, taught graduate school, and as president of her own corporation spent over 20 years providing international consulting services in 37 countries.
*snipped from "eMENTOR" - The National Association of Flight Instructors Newsletter, March 2018
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. (Updated for 2018)
Aviation Adventure Speaker Series
Movies at the Aviation Heritage Center
"Cockpit climbs" following the presentation.
- May 24 - "The Restorers" 15th Anniversary
- June 21 - Joe Duff, founder of Operation Migration.
- August 16 - Chris Henry’s Apollo: For All Mankind
GRB History... (permalink on the left menu) Thank-You to Dick Powers and Don Pansierfor providing this excellent piece of local history.
Our treasurer, Karen Kalishek, happy following her successful examination for CFI-Glider.Karen received her commercial glider certificate in 2015 and since then has enjoyed flying sailplanes in Wisconsin, California, Arkansas, Tennessee, Arizona and Vermont. She is a member of the Wisconsin Soaring Society based in Hartford, Wisconsin. Karen invites powered pilots to experience the fun and skill development that is part of non-powered flight.
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