Our July 1st Saturday Aviation Program and Pancake Breakfast will be presented by Commuter Craft’s “Innovator Aircraft” designer Richard Hogan. Richard and his crew are located here in Atlanta and will be giving us an update on the progress made and on the first flying aircraft.
“The Innovator” is a new, clean sheet design, two-place aircraft with an expanded performance envelope while featuring a 60” wide cockpit. The versatility and speed range are born out of a unique 3 surface approach with a canard, main wing and tail.
The aircraft was introduced at AirVenture 2014 and was previewed at Chapter 690 prior to Oshkosh. Since then Commuter Craft has shown the aircraft at Sun-n-Fun and has been written up in all of the major aviation publications.
Richard is an aviation enthusiast, EAA chapter supporter, pilot, aircraft builder and designer. A business leader for over 35 years, Richard created several successful start-up companies built around his designs. His personal product designs represent over $80 million in current annual sales. Three years ago, Richard left his position as CFO for an Atlanta based engineering company to focus full time on The Innovator Aircraft and Commuter Craft.
The July 2nd program will begin at 10:00 and is open to all. An all you care to eat Pancake (and eggs, sausage and biscuits, etc.) Breakfast and/or refreshments are available beginning at 8:00 AM in the EAA Sport Aviation Center, 690 Airport Road, at Gwinnett County's Briscoe Field. The price of breakfast for adults is $6, children under 10, $3. Ample aircraft and auto parking is available. For additional information contact Randy Epstein at email@example.com
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 the Slack team.You may do so by sending the email address you use to register with Slack to firstname.lastname@example.org
New pictures of the Pietenpol and RV-12 build projects are added to the albums every week. Check them out in the Multimedia Section and make sure you visit Hangar 6, The Bishop Education Center when you are at the airport!
On a more somber note, Tom and Deb Schmid lost their house and vehicles to fire last Thursday in the early morning. Deb is the commander of the Lawrenceville CAP Squadron and has attended many of our events. The family could use your thoughts and prayers right now. The story is in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
If you would like to contribute to the Schmid Family you may do so by sending a check to the chapter clearly marked for "The Schmid Family" or go to our marketplace and making a general donation making sure to use the note feature to let us know it is for "The Schmid Family"
I know I can count on the EAA 690 community to help out, thanks!
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”, the Ford Tri-Motor and Ron Alexander's DC-3.
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.