| 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.
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”!
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.