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February 2010Monthly Archives

Burt Rutan sets the record straight

Burt Rutan, never one to hold back his words, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal editorial this week. Here he clarifies his comment.

Burt Rutan sets the record straight – Hyperbola.

The original letter that started this is here

That Burt Rutan memo to Congressman Wolf in full – Hyperbola.

Chapter Trip to Red Bull Air Races

The chapter is planning on chartering a bus to go to the Red Bull Air Races in Jersey City on June 20. With the grandstand ticket on race day, it looks like the cost of the trip will be about $100/person. It would be less to get general admission to the park, but I think you end up watching most of it on TV screens then.

The $100 is just an estimate until I hear back if a group ticket rate is available.

House Rental at Oshkosh

I know it’s not even Sun N’ Fun time yet, but for some of us, it’s already time to start planning for the EAA Convention at Oshkosh already.

Commercial airfares have started down for that time period, and it may be best to grab one if you’re going out by airline.

For the past few years, several members have rented a house about 2 miles from the airport. This works out to cost less than a hotel, but we need 5 to 7 people to make the cost reasonable to stay there. They’ve charged $300/night for up to 4 people. $350/night for up to 8 people. The Oshkosh Convention & Visitor’s Bureau maintains on online listing of private residences that are available to rent for that week. If we’re not going to stay at this house, we need to let the owners know as soon as possible so they can offer it to other people.

Things got confusing last year with different people staying on different days, so this year I’m only going to get involved if there’s a consensus on which days everyone will be staying there. This house rental requires a minimum 4 night commitment. There are other homes, or rooms within houses, that are available in the area for fewer nights. In the past we’ve stayed there Monday through Friday nights.

I know it may be tough to make a commitment this early, but I’d like to grab one of those $200 airfares if they pop up.
Please contact a chapter officer if you want to be in on this.

Chapter Events for 2010

Here’s what we’re planning for this coming year!

Dates         Organization            Event                            
2/20          EAA Chapter 1310        Pancake Breakfast (Skylark)
3/20          EAA Chapter 1310        Pancake Breakfast (Skylark)
4/13-18       Sun 'N Fun, Inc.        Sun 'N Fun Fly-In, Lakeland, FL
5/8           EAA Chapters 166 & 1310 Young Eagles Flight Day (Brainard)
5/15-16       Hampton Fly Market      Hampton, NH - Hampton Airfield (7B3)
5/22          EAA Chapter 1310        Safety Seminar (Skylark)
6/04-06       Joint Effort            Boy Scouts Centennial Jamboree ( Hebron Fairgrounds)
6/10          EAA Chapter 27          Young Eagles Rally ( Meriden) (Thursday?)
6/12          EAA Chapter 1035        Young Eagles Rally (Rain Date 6/13) (Danielson) 
6/19          EAA Chapter 166         Fly-In (Windham)
6/19-20       Red Bull Air Races      New York/Jersey City
6/26-27       RI ANG                  Airshow - Thunderbirds - Kingston, RI
7/10          EAA Chapter 1310        Cookout (Skylark)
7/17          Joint Effort            Bradley Aviation & Space Day (CT ANG & NEAM)
7/26 - 8/1    EAA                     EAA Convention - Oshkosh
8/14          EAA Chapter 1310        Corn Roast (Skylark)
8/21-22       Mass. ANG               Airshow-Thunderbirds - Westfield, MA
9/19          EAA Chapter 324         Simsbury Fly-In (Rain Date 9/26)
9/25          EAA Chapter 1310 & 166  Skylark Young Eagles (Rain Date 10/2)
10/9          EAA Chapter 1310        Taildragger & Vintage safety seminar (Skylark)
12/3          EAA Chapter 1310        Holiday Dinner