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EAA Chapter 818 – Burlington, Washington  KBVS


The Coronavirus pandemic has sure changed how we live our lives. Our meetings are on hold until further notice (except online) but hopefully you can still get out and fly, if only solo. There are lots of EAA webinars to view from the comfort of your home so be sure to go to the Calendar and shop for a few you might be interested in.


Time to renew your membership in Chapter 818

Remember, membership in National EAA is a requirement for chapter membership. Please go to the Membership page of this website, print the application/renewal and mail with a check to the address on the application. There is lots to look forward to in 2021 including in-person meetings, flying together, fly-ins, chapter events and our new flying club.  Be sure to not delay.


Flying Club Formation Meeting

A meeting of the flying club is scheduled for November 17th at 1900 (7PM). Please attend if interested.  Our goal is to make flying cheaper by sharing costs.  A link to join the Zoom meeting is located on our chapter calendar. See the tabs above for the calendar.


January 26-30, 2021

Experts from every corner of the homebuilt aircraft community will bring their knowledge and information to builders everywhere through free and interactive webinars. Topics covered include workshops on sheet metal, welding, and wood, aircraft designs from a variety of industry leaders, part selection when building, buying secondhand, and more.  For information click here


Added new EAA Webinars to the chapter calendar for November and December. Be sure to register and enjoy learning more about: Your engines lifeblood, Aerobatic Club, True or Magnetic?, Cockpit Power Management, RANS S21 Outbound intro, Good Eyes good catch, Affordable aerobatic airplanes, Topics in Medical certification and Night Flight. Click on the Calendar tab above and sign up.


New information:

10/9/2020 – Added Oct. 8th announcement to Oshkosh page for lodging at the University Gruenhagen Conference Center.
10/14/2020 – Added 2021 membership application and renewal notice on the splash page
10/30/2020 – Added November meeting, KAWO news and request for homebuilder survey
11/2/2020 – Added EAA Webinar notice
11/11/2020 – Added the November newsletter and Homebuilders Week link
11/15/2020 – Added notice of Flying Club meeting


For the latest news about the Hangar situation at Skagit and other projects, click the NEWS tab to see an email from the Port of Skagit dated Oct. 5, 2020.

Also, need a new workbench? See the Member Projects tab for a link to plans for the EAA Workbench.


Do you wonder what other EAA chapters are up to?   Fly-ins, burger burns, fundraisers or presentations are some of the activities you can find.

See the Helpful Links tab above to see links to other chapter websites and newsletters.

 

SKAGIT EAA CHAPTER 818 REGULAR MEETINGS:

  • 10am – Second Saturday mornings of every month in the “Port of Skagit Hearing Room.” here at the airport.
  • 11am  – Program
  • 9:00am Board Meetings are held before the General Meeting – bring your own breakfast. Currently in the Port of Skagit Hearing Room and are open to all.
  • See our calendar here for events of interest: http://skagiteaa.org/calendar/

UPDATES:  If you have news or events to add here please contact: Bill or Brad (see contact tab for address)


WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT:

Our group of aviation enthusiasts, made up of pilots, mechanics, CFI’s,
retired veterans, and interested persons meets once a month at the Skagit Regional Airport to
discuss mutual interests, share current aircraft projects, safety information, and to become enlightened
by a featured speaker with an adventure to share.

We also host “Spot Landing” contests, barbecues, and participate in other local fly-ins, such
as in Anacortes, Arlington, and at Mears Air-Field located in Concrete. Our Chapter
participates at the Arlington Air Show by sponsoring the “Fly-Mart” booth
during the course of this event. Owning an aircraft is not a prerequisite; just
an interest in aviation is all that is required, and hopefully, a desire to become
involved with a great Chapter.

One of our most anticipated events is flying children & teens from the ages
of 8-17 years of age, free, through our Young Eagles Program, sponsored
through the EAA Organization in Oshkosh, WI. Pilots volunteer their time and
the expense of aircraft fuel to ensure that any child can experience the thrill of
flying.

This event requires just as many “ground-crew” volunteers as pilots. On the
average, we fly 60 children every year in the late summer time during this one
day event.

We work closely with the the Skagit Airport Support Association (SASA), the Heritage
Flight Museum, the Port of Skagit and  other area aviation related outfits – to help
build a healthy, vibrant, innovative, and safe community of aviators.

Hope to hear from you, or better yet, see you at our next meeting!