Chapter 690

Lawrenceville, GA.

President - Billy Stewart

 Billy is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. As a Professional Engineer he designed and implemented automation systems for a wide variety of industrial customers for 36 years.

After having a lifelong interest in aviation, he completed training in October 2004 and received his private pilot’s license.

Billy joined the EAA in 2004. Since joining the local chapter, he has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees, as Young Eagles ground crew for several years, and as a summer camp volunteer. Currently, Billy serves as a mentor in the youth program.

Billy is also an EAA technical counselor and is currently in the process of building a Zenith 601XL-B.

Vice-President - Brian Michael

My grandfather was a crewman on a B-17 in WWII and was a Delta Airlines employee for 45 years after that.  He passed in 2004, after which I started to slowly grow an interest in flying.  After 4 years of “thinking about it” my sister bought me a discovery flight and said “go do it”!
I started my training in March of 2008, and completed my private in Oct of 2009.  I’m currently instrument rated, and eventually hope to become an instructor.  Currently I am a partner in a 1958 Piper Comanche 250 and I’m building an RV-10, with plans to build a Corvair powered Pietenpol sometime after completing the RV.

I love the camaraderie and friendships developed through aviation.  It is simply great being in the air. Nearly every pilot I come into contact with is an inspiration.  Everyone has an interesting story to hear.  Some are to learn from, some to motivate you to go flying.  If I had to narrow down to one or two people who’ve inspired me the most, it would be Ernie Schnaak and Jack Williamson.  Both were flight instructors of mine when I was doing my private training, and both have taught me the true joys of aviation.  I can’t leave out all those at my local EAA chapter, EAA 690.  They truly are a 2nd family for me.

Secretary - Rich Hopkins



Rich has been an aviation enthusiast for nearly two decades, and hopes one day to become a pilot. He is a Navy veteran, and has been a paramedic, built cars for Honda, welded for Caterpillar, and been an IT generalist in a manufacturing setting. In addition to secretary on the board of directors, he serves the chapter as a Young Eagles volunteer.

Treasurer- Randy Epstein



  Randy Epstein is an Air Force veteran and retiree from Cisco Systems, Inc..  He flies a Piper Warrior,  is a Young Eagle pilot and was the past President of the Chapter from 2014-2017. He enjoys spending time with his wife, sons and grand kids.

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