EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

March Chapter Activities

Filed under: Upcoming Events — kjohnson at 11:25 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2013

Every Wednesday Evening – Chapter Pietenpol Build Session

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 shop. Contact Kim V. Johnson, Ch. 25 President, if you would like directions.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 – Young Eagle event with a Chili Feed following. Bring a your spouse or a friend and a pot of your favorite chili. Contact Bill Brown, Young Eagles Coordinator to volunteer to help with the Young Eagles. Ground crew are always needed. Bill will put you to work as a pilot’s assistant or as a teacher of aviation principles to kids.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – BBQ Grill and Pot Luck at 6:00 pm. Business Meeting at 7:00 pm. Speaker at 7:30 pm.

Paul D. Randall, Pipistrel USA will show us the Pipistrel line of aircraft. The Pipistrel Sinus and Virus were the world’s first Ultralight Certified composite two-seater motorgliders. Made from the same JAR 22 long life composite materials as used in certified gliders these aircraft are economical to buy and own and simple to fly and maintain. Over 350 are now flying the skies around the world. The clean design, low drag and superb construction make these designs some of the most economical aircraft ever made.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 – Dale Johnson’s induction into the MN Aviation Hall of Fame. Mark the date and send in your reservations now! Download the reservation form from:

http://www.mnaviationhalloffame.org/pdf/hof_reservation2013.pdf.

The banquet will be held at the Ramada Mall of America, 2300 American Blvd in Bloomington, just north of the Mall of America. Social hour at 4:45pm, banquet seating at 6:15pm.

February Chapter Activities

Filed under: Upcoming Events — kjohnson at 11:08 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2013

Every Wednesday Evening – Chapter Pietenpol Build Session

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 shop. Contact Kim V. Johnson, Ch. 25 President, if you would like directions.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – BBQ Grill and Pot Luck at 6:00 pm. Business Meeting at 7:00 pm. Speaker at 7:30 pm. Ray Peterson will tell us about his experiences as a Flight Engineer on a B-17 during WW II.

Besides the Young Eagles on the 16th, some members attended the Log Cabin Ski Plane Fly-In in Mondovi, WI on the 17th. John Schmidt will be a station leader at St. Olaf’s Annual Fly-in event in Tostrud Athletic Center from 1 – 3 pm on the 23rd. He expects to teach about 40 kids.

January Chapter Activities

Filed under: Upcoming Events — kjohnson at 6:42 pm on Sunday, December 30, 2012

Every Wednesday Evening and the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings of each month (Except the 3rd Wednesday of the month when there is a Chapter meeting at BSAEC) Chapter Pietenpol Build Session

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. On Wednesday evenings we are working at Dale Johnson’s shop. On Saturday mornings, we are working at BSAEC. Contact Kim V. Johnson, Ch. 25 President, if you would like directions.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – BBQ Grill and Pot Luck at 6:00 pm. Business Meeting at 7:00 pm. Speaker at 7:30 pm.

Steve Schultz, one of the principals of ION Aircraft, based right here in the Twin Cities (at KANE) will give us a presentation on their amazing aircraft. Ion Aircraft is developing a line of light, two-seat (tandem) airplanes suitable for training, sightseeing, cross-country cruising, making your neighbors weep with jealousy, and generally having fun.

-The Ion 100 is a kit aircraft being designed from the ground up to be Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) compliant.
-The Ion 105 is a non-LSA variant of the 100, with better cruise performance. The 105 version is meant for the US Experimental category.

Both versions feature easily removable wings for trailer storage and two sets of interchangeable wings to meet differing performance requirements.

Following the kit versions, Ion will begin sales of the Ion 120, a fully finished factory-built version of the Ion 100 sold under the LSA rule. The Ion 120 will be a turn-key complete aircraft–just climb in and fly away.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 – The first Young Eagle event of 2013. Our goal is to fly 500 kids in 2013.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MN Aviation Day at the Capital – On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, the Minnesota aviation community will meet at the State Capitol to visit with their State Senators and Representatives to tell them how important aviation and their local airports are to them and to their local communities.

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December Chapter Activities

Filed under: Upcoming Events — kjohnson at 9:59 pm on Sunday, November 4, 2012

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm we will have our annual Chapter 25 Christmas Party. This year’s Party will be at Pat and Mary Hoyt’s home in Eagan. Come join your fellow chapter members and spouses for food, beverage, and fellowship. If you can bring a dish, salad, beverage or dessert to share, to add to what Pat and Mary are preparing, please feel free. Pat and Mary’s address is: 1620 Blackhawk Lake Drive, Eagan, MN 55122. Their home phone is: 651-688-7747.

November Chapter Activities

Filed under: Upcoming Events — kjohnson at 9:47 pm on Sunday, November 4, 2012

We moved the date of our November Chapter meeting from the usual 3rd Wednesday of the month to the 2nd Wednesday this month (11/14/2012) because the 3rd Wednesday of November is Thanksgiving Eve and members and their families will be busy with Thanksgiving preparations and perhaps travel. Please mark your calendars accordingly. Our meeting speaker will be Gary Stinar, who will discuss his MIA search and recovery trips to New Guinea.

October Chapter Activities

Filed under: Upcoming Events — kjohnson at 6:39 pm on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012 – Dr. Robin Crandall gave an excellent presentation of the 1949 Hawker Sea Fury FB 11 (Sawbones) he owns. Sawbones won 4th place in Gold in the Reno Air Races at a speed exceeding 400 MPH this year! Thank you, Pat Halligan, for arranging this exciting presentation. A number of members are planning a group trip to the Reno Air Races next year!

Bob Tesmar won the first prize of $500 in the 2012 raffle ticket drawing. Jerry Farrell won the 2nd prize check for $250 and the 3rd prize glider lesson went to Sheri Johnston. Chapter 25 earned $462 in the silent auction, with gift items donated by and bid on by Chapter 25 banquet attendees. We netted $2,500 from the raffle. So, we earned approximately $3,000 from your fundraising efforts this year.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – Amy Lauria of the Commemorative Air Force at South St. Paul Fleming Field will show us a screening of the first episode of “The Restorers”, a video series being produced about the restoration of antique airplanes at our October 17th Chapter meeting. The CAF is looking for people who might be interested in investing in the series as well as learning more about the museum and how they can get involved. Here is another opportunity to get involved in aviation. In November, our own Gary Stinar will discuss his MIA search and recovery trips to New Guinea.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 This will be the Young Eagle “third Saturday of the month” flying day.

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