Plans are underway for the 2014 Independence Fly-In and Van's Homecoming, scheduled for August 15-17. Plan to come join us for a weekend of aviation camaraderie and fun.
Events of interest will include Forums, Raffles, Tours, a Ghost Walk of Historic Independence, Fly-Outs, and a Taxiway of Dreams. Items for the raffle include a 50% of an Van's empennage kit, gift certificates from Aircraft Spruce, a hand-built 16' strip canoe, folding bicycles, Bose 10 headset, flight to Minan Airport, and other special prizes. Meals available will be Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Raffle tickets, meal tickets and t-shirts will be available for pre-purchase on this website starting June 1. Registration and housing request forms will also be available at that time.
On Saturday, April 12th at 10:00, during the EAA 292 monthly meeting, David Martin will be awarded the Wright Bros. Master Pilot award from the FAA. David soloed more than 50 years ago and has not had a violation or an accident or a pilot-caused incident. The presentation will be by Ron Reeves from the FAA office in Hillsboro. David was the editor of KITPLANES for over 15 years and has flown over 200 types of airplanes. He has also flown many Young Eagles and will be one of the pilots for EAA 292’s next event on June 14th.
The weather is clearing for good flying. My plane is apart for painting. I have spent every day since March 1st working on this as has Henry Bartle and his son, Henson. Stay tuned for photos and a big reveal at the April meeting.
Our speaker at this meeting will be Eric Folkestad, a sales engineer for Arcturus (https://www.google.com/#q=arcturus+uav). They are a manufacturer of UAVs