If you missed the Christmas Party Friday night you missed a wonderful evening of food, celebration and singing!! We elected new Board of Directors members to serve for the next two years in At-Large capacity and two new members for our Trustees. The new At-Large members are Joel Levine, John Post, Chuck Roberts and Brian Michael and the new Trustees are Mike Burns and Chris Capps. Please congratulate them when you see them.
We recognized our Young Eagle volunteers and our chapter leaders with certificates and pins. Our EAA 690 Christmas Carolers were accompanied by Elgin Wells and Ron Freed as we sang some old favorites and asked the audience to join in on several songs.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a grant from Signature Flight Support in the amount of $7,500 that will be used to build our youth program.
Presenting from Signature were (l-r) Devin Madgett, GM; Mikala Timms, CR; Anita Bullard, CSR Supervisor and Eddy Simon, CSR and accepting on behalf of the EAA 690 youth program were (l-r) John Myers, Kyler Elliston and Alex Kirkland.
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.