Christmas Party 2016
Chapter tradition is to hold our annual Christmas party on the Friday of our normal business meeting in December. The party, this year, will be on Friday December 9th. We will begin to gather at 6:30pm and sit down to eat at 7:00pm. This year is a little different since we will have Jack Pelton, CEO of the EAA joining us for the evening’s activities.
One of the main purposes of this event is to give us a chance to recognize those members that have helped and volunteered with us during the year. We will also recognize the member of the year for 2016. The chapter will be providing the meat and beverages for the party and those attending bring a salad, side item or desert to serve 12. We would love as many as possible to attend the party and spend the evening with us.
We would like to get a count of those planning on joining us. If you have not yet let us know by email or by having signed the list on Saturday, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
When the RV-12 project began it was decided to use Slack (http://www.slack.com) as the means of communications between members. Slack can be used on all smart phone platforms as well as one's home computer. We recently decided to rename the Team on Slack to EAA690 and have created channels that can be used by many groups within the chapter for instant communications. We encourage you to create an account at Slack and request that you be added to ourSlack team. You may do so by sending the email address you use to register with Slack to email@example.com
Both the Pietenpol and RV-12 projects are moving forward at great pace. The chapter youth members are nearing completion of the build portion of the wings, ailerons and tail group. The next step is to complete the fuselage under the guidance of the mentors and start the covering process under the guidance of Duane Huff.
The RV fuselage is moving along well with several issues overcome. Before long it will be matted with the empennage structure. You will know it when airplane noises emanate from the Bishop Educational Center. In the meantime check out the photos of both projects on the website and on Facebook.
You can now order your very own chapter mug online. Click Here to order today!
EAA 690 is a Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, located at Briscoe Field (LZU) in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A diverse chapter with over 250 members, we offer a wide range of aviation-related activities on a regular basis. While the Pancake Breakfast and our monthly meetings are the norm, we also are heavily involved in youth education through EAA’s Young Eagles program and our Aviation Explorer group, regularly conduct fly-ins, and host historical aircraft such as EAA’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” and the Ford Tri-Motor.
Our technical counselors are some of the best in the business, and willingly donate their time to homebuilders, as they progress through the various phases of constructing an aircraft. We have pilots with a wide variety of experience, from former airline and military pilots to general aviation pilots with a private certificate. “Hangar flying” is a fun part of the mix, and our facility is often used for aircraft annual inspections, meetings, special events, and training. We also have an extensive array of aviation tools for loan to members, and a library full of aviation information.
Come join us on the first Saturday of every month at the hangar to enjoy a $6 Pancake Breakfast, and to learn more about EAA 690.