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1/30/2015

Welcome to the EAA Chapter 1246 Website!
What is EAA?

The Experimental Aircraft Association is an organization that promotes all forms of recreational aviation. The EAA was organized in 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by some individuals who were interested in building their own aircraft. Over the years it has grown to include all types of aircraft, from ultralights to commercially manufactured aircraft. An interest in aviation is the common denominator that brings our people together, in good fellowship and sharing. The EAA is a national organization and has local chapters, such as ours, all over the world. You don't have to be a pilot to join in, the only requirement is a love for aviation.

From the President
January 22, 2015 Chapter 1246 Update

We had a wonderful turnout at our First Saturday Coffee & Donuts Fly In / Chapter Meeting in January. There were close to 70 folks that showed up even with the wet and cold weather that day. It has been a long time since I have seen that many cars parked in front of the hangars. Everyone seemed to have a great time!!!!

In fact, that was so much fun, lets do it again on February 7th. This is our next scheduled First Saturday Coffee & Donut Fly In / Chapter Meeting date. No matter what the weather is, we will still have fun and fellowship. The agenda for this event is as follows:

09:00 Coffee and donuts in Chuck Roberts hangar (#2520) at TKI
10:00 Chapter Announcements and Raffle drawing
10:15 Chapter Program
10:45 Finish off the coffee and donuts in Chuck's hangar

We have a really neat video for the February 7th event. It is titled "WWII Cadet Training" with Jeff Skiles. This recent EAA video was very well done and shows Jeff going through some training and actually flying 4 different WWII airplanes. So be sure and not miss this 29 minute video!!!

I have a special "Thank You" for Brian Rutherford and others who were able to fix our PayPal link on this Chapter 1246 web page. So, if you have been waiting to pay your 2015 Chapter dues for PayPal to get fixed, your wait is officially over. However, should you wish to pay your dues in person, Brian will have a table set up, in Chuck's hangar, at our Coffee & Donuts Fly In / Chapter Meeting on February 7th.

One of the main items the Officers are currently working on is our 2015 Calendar of events. We want to get these out to all of our members for awareness and to help ensure maximum participation at these events. So stay tuned, we should have this out in the next few weeks.

This is going to be a great year!!!! We have had a number of folks give the Officers some very good suggestions for future videos, speakers, Show & Tell Airplanes, and other program ideas. So if you have a good program you feel everyone would enjoy, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Chapter Officers and let them know. Your help and assistance here is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike Laney

Pat Long's Hatz Classic Experimental Aircraft

Here's Pat Long's Hatz Classic Experimental Aircraft. Here we've collected some pictures and video of his building adventure, right up to the first flight. Be sure and check back, as we will be posting some video of this beautiful bird in flight!

Monthly Chapter Meeting - FREE Coffee and Donuts!
1st Saturday Coffee and Donuts!

Every first Saturday of every month, we get together for our monthly Chapter meeting at the airport, for some great fellowship and fun. We have Free coffee and donuts for everyone at Chuck Roberts Hangar (#2520) in the McKinney Hangars Association. area at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI) in McKinney, TX. You don't have to be a pilot or a member to attend. Bring the family! See you there!

We meet from 9 am until noon in Chuck Roberts Hangar (#2520) on the first Saturday of each month at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI) in McKinney, TX. Everyone is welcome. Need more information? Feel free to contact any of our Officers.
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