Chattahoochee Valley Chapter 677 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA 677), based at Columbus Airport (CSG) in Columbus, Ga., reports it carried 248 Young Eagles during 2011, including 13 who flew on Dec. 31.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Electric Aircraft Development Alliance (EADA) are opposing a proposed Department of State rule that would place strict restrictions on the types of lithium-ion batteries that would be available on the commercial marketplace. EAA submitted comments to the State Department explaining that such limits could greatly hamper the further development of electric aircraft that has emerged in recent years, according to a report at EAA.org
EAA’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor and parts of Pioneer Airport are featured in the major motion picture “Public Enemies,” which opened in theaters around the country July 1.
At an EAA chapter leadership ice cream social at the end of the first day of the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, EAA‘s Tom Poberenzy and Sporty’s Hal Shever’s informally introduced a joint effort to help Young Eagle‘s flight recipient’s take a next step. Details will be provided at a Thursday press conference, but in general, all kids who take a Young Eagles flight will receive a log book and be enrolled in an online ground school free of charge from Sporty’s Pilot Shop. Stay tuned for more details.