Please join us for our November Chapter 753 Gathering this Wed. Nov. 20th.
Last month we had an interesting presentation by Deputy Commander of Cadets, Kris Nelson with the Phantom Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) here in Utah County. What an incredible program for America's youth & a great opportunity for pilots to serve while enjoying flight benefits.
This month we'll learn all about a Utah company's entry into the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market with their personal, jet powered VTOL aircraft. John Manning, co-founder of ElectraFly will be joining us. ElectraFly was featured at the international CES Las Vegas last January. Join us to learn more about what one Utah company is doing to be part of the future of aviation.
Please join us for an informative evening.
When: Wednesday November 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1185 Mike Jense Parkway, Hangar B
Provo UT 84601-7776
Cost: Bring a dish to pass or suggested $5 donation
As usual we will begin with a Potluck dinner. Please bring something to share—side dish, chips, fruit, dessert, drink, etc. or a suggested $5 donation.
Our December Gathering will be held on Dec. 18th. Richard Jeffs with the FAA Safety Team (FAAST) will share with us an interactive, multimedia presentation on Owner/Operator Maintenance and what can go wrong when not done properly. We will also have a builder update from one of our own. This should be a fascinating evening of "Build & Maintain".
Saturday October 26, 2019 over 200 youth were flown during our final Young Eagles Rally of 2019 at the Spanish Fork Airport. Thanks to Airport Manager Cris Child and the City of Spanish Fork for making this wonderful opportunity available to the community. Thanks to Bruce Holt for organizing the EAA Chapter 753 efforts. Thanks to all of our members and friends that volunteered their time as pilots and ground crew. Thanks to EAA Chapter 23 for their support with pilots and ground crew.+++++++++++++
Please hold the date. Saturday February 15th we are planning a banquet with Chapters 23 & 58. The guest speaker will be Charlie Becker, Director of Chapters, Communities & Homebuilt Community Manager, EAA. Charlie is building a SuperCub clone that you can view here and has completed a Sonex. Charlie is also the President of EAA Chapter 252. The location has not yet been finalized. This will be a wonderful event to celebrate a year of activity and volunteerism while spending time with Utah aviators from several chapters. We hope to see you there.
The Spanish Fork Airport will be reaching out to the aviation and local community in 2020 through a series of monthly breakfasts in addition to the annual Planes Trains & Automobiles Air Show in August. Please join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning January 2020 for a pancake breakfast & fund raiser. No breakfast in July or December. Chapter 753 will host May & October. In connection with the May & October breakfast we will sponsor a Flying Start (Learn to Fly) Rally. It should be a fun year!
The US Pilots Association and Florida Aero Club are sponsoring a week-long cruise of the Caribbean June 20-28, 2020. The ports are: Ft. Lauderdale > San Juan, Puerto Rico > Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas > Philipsburg, St. Maarten > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Nassau, Bahamas > Ft. Lauderdale. Prices per person are $1,200 - $1,650 with a $250 deposit. Contact Dee Restaino for more info & to book your spot.
Rich Wellner flew through and camped at Utah & Idaho backcountry airfields this past summer. He put together a 42 min. video of his travels. You can view it here.+++++++++++++
Reminder: The EAA recently sent out a survey to all members of record asking for feedback and input on Chapters. Please complete your Chapter survey. It helps EAA national and our local Chapter understand how best to serve you. In addition, please either reply or contact a member of the leadership team with feedback for our local Chapter. What can we do better? How can we better meet your needs & interests? We'd love to hear from you.
Reminder: All EAA members receive a discount from Ford on new vehicle purchases. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, remember to use your EAA membership when buying Ford.
Need to Borrow/Use: If anyone has aircraft scales they are willing to loan or knows of aircraft scales that can be used, please contact me. Thank you.
For Sale: Lyle Gomm's plans built experimental Sidewinder Aerobatic aircraft is available. Lyle passed away before completing it. It is likely about 70 percent complete. Cris Child thinks the engine is included. Contact Lyle's wife, Annette, at +1-801-376-6755 for more info.
For Sale: 1946 Aeronca 7AC. A true classic taildragger. 3,910TTAF 676SMOH 284STOH January 2019 Annual. Wood prop. Dash mounted handheld radio w/ PTT on stick & external antennae. Auto fuel STC. STITS ploy fiber recovered in 1976 tested as good. Always hangared. ELT. Exterior=7. Interior=7. Robert Christopherson has 3 planes & decided he doesn't fly this one enough so decided to find a new home for her. robert is asking $17,500 OBO. Contact Robert via email here or at (801) 735-7870.
I hope to see you at an upcoming activity or gathering.
President, EAA Chapter 753