Have you ever dreamed about learning to fly, but did not know what was involved or how much it might cost. Saturday, April 4th is the day to get those questions answered and have an opportunity to take the controls of a light airplane. Beginning at 12:00 noon EAA Chapter 690 (www.eaa690.org) will have several planes and pilots available to both answer your questions and take you on an introductory flight and give you a chance to take the controls yourself. The best part is the cost, IT’S FREE!! Yes, you read that right. This opportunity will not cost you a thing, other than your time.
The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), with chapters all across the country, has a program called EAGLE FLIGHTS where pilots that belong to the chapter take interested members of the community on an introductory flight so they can judge their enthusiasm for the world of general aviation and learn more about the cost, etc., that go with becoming a private pilot. For more information, visit www.eaa.org and search for Eagle Flights.
To fly with us on Saturday, April 4th please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information and we will be in touch with you. You may also attend our pancake breakfast starting at 8:00 that morning where for $6.00 you will be served all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, biscuits & gravy, mil, orange juice and coffee. Following the breakfast, there will be a program at 10:30 and the Eagle Flights will take place after the program.
At the December Board of Directors meeting a new expense reimbursement policy was voted into place. As the chapter moves forward the board has acknowledged a need to have sound fiscal policies in place. This will help us to be able to apply for further grants from other organizations to grow our youth program.
Along with this policy it was decided to separate our scholarship monies from chapter general fund monies. This will provide for better accounting of scholarship funds available to the chapter to help young folks in their pursuit of aviation careers.
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.