Chapter 1285


It's August!

Three guys were flying in a Bonanza to Oskhkosh. All smokers, they suddenly realized they had 4 cigarettes and no way to light them! So they tossed the 4th cigarette out the side window, which made the whole airplane a cigarette lighter! 

Greetings EAA'rs!
This Tuesday night, August 17th, we will be holding our Chapter Gathering at 7:30 PM, and our IMC meeting at 6:15 PM. The chapter meeting with be live AND on Zoom! You have the option! It will be a little experimental trying to run Zoom and a live meeting, if on Zoom please be patient!

The Zoom link is
Meeting ID: 829 8392 6993
Passcode: 902007
Phone: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Both meetings will be at the good 'ol  Venice Municipal Mobile Home Park Community Center,
780 Firenze Ave E, Venice, FL 34285. To get there, just take Rialto street to Firenze, turn East until it ends, and park.

Here is a link to a google map:  

We will not be having snacks at this meeting but there will be coffee.  Feel free to bring anything else you would like.

We will have a couple of speakers, Tom Hales and David Consbruck will share with us a few experiences from their recent trips to Airventure! If you attended this year please share your experiences with the group!
But mostly we just want to enjoy having our EAA meetings again, which will now continue through the winter.
-Young Eagles Rally in September!
Don't forget We will be holding our next Young Eagles on Saturday, Sept. 25th, just inside the main airport gate.

-Thanks to David Consbruck who has graciously taken over the Ray Scholar duties after the passing of Art Chapman. We now have a very active Ray Scholar, Natalie Hays, working towards her private license locally here in Venice! The chapter has been awarded the entire $10k Ray scholarship for her this year. Great job, David and the rest of you who made this happen!
-We are also pleased that our own Chris Hutchens has been very actively flying more than 14 lessons using the $3000 the chapter awarded him. This November 23rd he will turn 17, and will be well-prepared to get his private license. Great to see these young folks joining the pilot population!
-Jim Allen has completed his Zenith 750 Cruzer, flown off all of the hours, and has now flown it back to Venice! Congratulations to Jim!
-Our Secretary Mick Cave is still in England, he is working on a plan to come here in mid-September-but without Lynn at this point. He reports 89% of folks over 18 in the UK have at least one Vaccine shot, so covid is under control and they can do about anything in the UK. But difficult to get back into the states.

-Dennis Flood reports that his email has been hacked by someone requesting a favor from him-the purchase of an Amazon gift certificate.  Ignore  the email if you get it. Steve Wellman had the same issue recently. Dennis plans to be at our Sept and Oct meetings.
I am looking forward to seeing many of you live at the meetings, if you can't make it or don't feel comfortable attending in person as yet, log into Zoom!

Dennis King
President, EAA Chapter 1285
1121 Riviera St.
Venice, FL

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