We held Young Eagles flights on Saturday, October 11th with 9 airplanes and around 16 Young Eagles. We had to wait around for a few hours for the weather to clear but finally saw enough sun and clear skies to fly single file to the dam and back. Every child had a smile from ear to ear. Thank you to our Pilots and ground crews and thank you Young Eagles for making our day as well.
EAA611 Members and Friends,
We attempted to hold our annual poker run for 2014 this past Saturday and although the weather man predicted “beautiful weather”, we had to cancel the poker run due to low ceilings which were safety concerns. We have rescheduled for October 25th. Our original rain date was filling up with many other aviation events, so we are pushing our poker run out further to Saturday, October 25th.
Pancake and Sausage breakfast @ 8 am for $5 Donation and the Poker Run will begin @ 9 am. Poker hands are $10 each, players can purchase multiple hands and a replacement card can be purchased for $5. There will be a cash prize and remaining proceeds will go to fund a Youth Scholarship for a ground school. Route: KGVL - KAJR - KTOC - 19A - KWDR = 74nm. We will conclude at Winder and eat at Spitfire Grill. Bring family and friends for a day of aviation fun.
EAA's Ford TriMotor visit.
The Tri-Motor came and went. She impressed many, gave some their first rides and brought back memories for others. Several of us fought for the upgraded right seat and were thrilled to see a logbook entry provided by the pilot John Maxfield.
Cecil Boswell took his first ride in an airplane at the age of 96 sitting in the right seat of EAA's Ford Tri-Motor. He had fought in WWII but never flew.
Leland Bagwell took his first airplane ride in a Ford Tri-Motor 80 years ago last month and enjoyed it once again during the visit to KGVL at Lanier Flight Center.
We all had fun and enjoyed seeing the excited and smiling individuals young and old come see and ride in the Ford.
EAA sent a message back to Mr. Maxfield that we had performed better than all other stops since leaving FL. We were encouraged to sign up for another stop next year. There were 22 flights in 3 days. We had roughly 75 attend our May chapter meeting. So far, we have 8 new members sign up at chapter 611. We should all be proud of our hard work.
I want to once again thank all of our volunteers for helping passengers load and unload safely, for giving FAA required safety briefings, helping visitors safely enjoy the airplane and talking to everyone we could.
We thank Troy Wheeler and Lanier Flight Center for letting us host the event and have our chapter meeting at their location. We could not have pulled off such a successful event without Lanier Flight Center. Troy, Heidi and the rest of their crew - Thank You! Dave - sorry for stuffing your maintenance hangar full of corrugated aluminum. We thank Lanier Flight Center and Shell avgas for fuel donations.
We thank Mike Grindle @ Jim Waters Motors for donating a vehicle for the pilot and ticket agent.
We thank EAA for offering such a wonderful aircraft and devoted volunteers.
We will have a full presentation soon on what all went on, the number of riders and outcome of the event and talk about a possibility of trying it again in the future.
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Flight Planning Links:
Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport: http://www.airnav.com/airport/KGVL
AWC Aviation Weather: Aviationweather.gov
Intellicast Radar Weather: http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar
DTC DUAT: https://www.duat.com/
CSC DUATS: http://www.duats.com/
Introduction to flying for young and old:
Eagle Flights: http://www.eaa.org/eagleflights/
Young Eagle Flights: http://www.youngeagles.org/
FAA Website: http://www.faa.gov/
FUN Flying Links:
Social Flight - events: http://www.socialflight.com/
Places to eat: http://www.fly2lunch.com/
Places to eat and events: http://www.funplacestofly.com/