Fri. Oct 12th - Join in for the Friday, Oct. 12th monthly chapter meeting. All are welcome with plenty of auto and airplane parking available.
Vote on bylaw changes
Movie - Britains Greatest Pilot: The Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown. (1hr)
Brown holds the world record for the most aircraft carrier deck take-offs and landings performed (2,407 and 2,271 respectively) and achieved several "firsts" in naval aviation, including the first landings on an aircraft carrier of a twin-engined aircraft, an aircraft with a tricycle undercarriage, a jet-propelled aircraft, and rotary-wing aircraft.
He also flew almost every category of Royal Navy and RAF aircraft: glider, fighter, bomber, airliner, amphibian, flying boat and helicopter. During World War II, he also flew many types of captured German, Italian, and Japanese aircraft, including new jets and rocket planes. He was a pioneer of jet technology into the postwar era.
Ever wanted to be a Pilot? Join us to find out what it takes! FREE introductory Flights for attendees – No strings attached!
Those who have ever thought about learning to fly can find out more on Saturday May 12th, as EAA Chapter 690 hosts a “Flying Start” informational program on learning to fly at the Gwinnett County Airport.
EAA Chapter 690, a local organization that is part of the national Experimental Aircraft Association, is dedicated to growing participation in aviation by sharing the ways people can get started in this fun and fulfilling recreation.
The program will be held at 10 AM on Sat. Oct 13th, at 690 Airport Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Anyone with an aviation interest is invited to attend.
EAA’s Flying Start program introduces interested individuals to the endless opportunities and fun that results in earning a pilot’s certificate. The event will cover the steps and requirements in learning to fly, provide tips on how to make it economical, and will culminate in a free introductory flight.
EAA's approximately 900 chapters around the world, which provide activities for local aviation enthusiasts with a mission of growing participation in aviation by sharing “The Spirit of Aviation.” Chapter activities range from monthly meetings, to airport open houses, fly-ins, educational programs, and pancake breakfasts that share aviation with the community and build a stronger bond between local aviation and the public.
EAA chapters are the backbone of the international EAA organization, which has more than 200,000 members. The local organizations include general EAA chapters as well as specialized chapters for Vintage aircraft, Warbird, Ultralight and Aerobatic flight enthusiasts.
From time to time it becomes necessary to make changes to the chapter by-laws. The board has voted on a motion to make changes to the current by-laws.
When the by-laws were adopted Article IX Section I defined the normal monthly meeting as being held on the second Friday of the month. In the early days of the chapter this seemed to work okay. In modern day Atlanta, this is not such a good choice anymore. It is the end of the work week for most and travel times in the Atlanta metro area can be a nightmare.
With this in mind, it is being proposed that a change to the wording be made as follows, "Meetings of the members may be held at such time and place as the President may determine, or as may be called by a majority of the Board of Directors. Notice of meetings of the members, stating the time, place and in general terms the purpose of the meeting, shall be given to members no later than twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting."
Adopting a change to this Article will also require a change to Article VII Section II - Meetings of the Board of Directors. The current wording requires that this meeting take place on the Tuesday preceeding the normal members meeting. The proposed change to the wording is as follows; "Regular meetings of the Board of Dorectors shall be called at any time and place to be determined by the President. Proxy voting shall not be permitted at regular meetings of the board."
These two changes will allow us to experiment and try to find a good time to hold the regular member meeting.
A second motion was adopted by the board to be voted on by the membership. This motion pertains to Article VIII B. The change being proposed is to strike the following from the by-laws; "A member cannot be elected to successive terms except in the event of a member being elected to complete the term of office created by a vacancy."
This change would allow members to serve consecutive terms as a Trustee if they so choose.
The current By-Laws are available here EAA 690 Chapter By-Laws
One of our favorite EAA 690 presenters is our own Hugh Colton with his travels to New Zealand to soar the Southern Alps. For the September 1st program Hugh has taken a northerly turn and will be talking about his recent trip with his wife to Bhutan lying in the eastern Himalayas, sandwiched between China and India. Highlighting there trip was the climb to the Tiger’s Nest, located at 10,000 feet.
Hugh has been flying as a private power pilot and glider pilot since 1976. Currently he flies a Rollanden Schneider LS3a, a 15 meter wingspan flapped glider that he keeps in New Zealand.
He has had an interest in geography and travel ever since his teenage years. Aged 16 he rode his bicycle alone, from his home in the United Kingdom, to the Mediterranean coast of Italy via Switzerland and France and back.
After a career in postal mechanization engineering, where he worked world wide, he decided to formally study geography. As a remote student at the University of London he obtained an upper second class honors degree in Geography without ever attending a single lecture. He followed this with a master degree in Geographic Information Science, also at the University of London, once again without ever attending a formal lecture.
Hugh went on to use his GIS knowledge with Georgia DOT, based at the Transportation Management Center in Atlanta, spending 14 years working on the statewide traffic management system from where he retired in 2015. Hugh is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a lifetime member of EAA.
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