Our guest speaker for the February Aviation program and Pancake Breakfast will be Mr. Mark Sulimirski, Co Owner of Georgia Avionics, Inc. located at Barrow County Airport, Winder GA. Mark will provide an informational presentation covering ADS-B. He will be including what it is, what airspace is impacted and what benefits ADS-B will provide to Pilots. In addition, he will go into ADS-B traffic and how it works, what equipment will be required, and discuss product solutions available to meet the 2020 ADS-B mandate.
Mark is a former Corporate IT Developer/Project/Product Development Director turned entrepreneur and aviation professional. He holds a Commercial Pilots Certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings. Mark first Soloed in 1980 and has accumulated 1,000 pilot in command hours. He currently owns a 1971 Piper Aztec. His aviation industry experience includes selling new and used piston aircraft. Although his business is in Winder, Mark lives in Buford, GA. He is a 1986 graduate of Syracuse University School of Management.
The February 7th program will begin at 10:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.