The famous EAA B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" is coming to LZU for the weekend of October 24th - 26th. Rides and tours will be offered during the three day weekend.
This is expected to be a big fund raiser for the Chapter and to help make that possible we need the help of every member. There are two ways that each of you can help. One is to seek sponsorship from business and companies. The chapter benefits by getting to keep 20% of any sponsorship money we are able to raise. You can download Sponsorship Basics to understand the different sponsor levels.
The second thing you can do to help with this project is to sell Raffle Tickets. We will raffle up to ten seats on the B-17 for the weekend. The tickets will be $20 each and be sold in lots of 30. Each person that buys a ticket will have a 1 in 30 chance of winning a ride on the airplane during the weekend. When selling tickets you will want to be sure that the person buying will be available to fly during the weekend. If you want to team up to sell just let us know. If you are interested in selling tickets please email me.
We will also have a Low Country Boil on Saturday October 25th. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door. Hangar flying will begin at 6:00pm and dinner will be served at 7:00pm. Tickets for this event are on sale now.
Check out the photo's of the Glider Pylon Project - Next work day is to be announced.
EAA 690 is a Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, located at Briscoe Field (LZU) in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A diverse chapter with over 150 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.