Chapter 770

Springfield, IL

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The annual SPI 2021 RSAT Meeting is scheduled for July 1st at 9am.  


SPI RSAT Invitation: 0900 CST, July 1st 2021


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December 2020 -

Matt Boerwinkle solos!

Congratulations to our new chapter member Matt Boerwinkle on his first solo flight today! Way to to go, Matt! Matt is an A&P having maintained helicopters with the Air National Guard, and has served 2 tours of duty in Iraq.

Congratulations Matt Boerwinkle (pictured here on the right) of Springfield. Matt completed three solo take offs and landings in the Southern Illinois Light Sport Academy/D. Sink Aviation Aeroprakt A22 on Tuesday morning, December 22, 2020 at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport. Dr. Stan Blank is Matt’s Certified Flight Instructor. Way to go Matt!!!

Annual Toys for Tots

Thanks to all who were able to bring a toy (or 2 - or 3) to Stellar FBO.  We had a nice collection of toys to contribute to this wonderful program.  Here is a photo of the toys displayed in front of the Citabria taken just before John delivered them to Gunnery Sgt. Justin Driscoll while he and a number of other Toys for Tots volunteers were unloading a truck load of full boxes that were being collected at their warehouse on N. Grand Ave E for distribution.   He is just behind the lady with the red sweater.  He got a kick out of the photo I sent him with the toys and plane, in which I made it clear that the toys were being donated, not the airplane.  He understood, but offered to take the airplane anyway!  I declined!  LOL!
So, thanks again to all who donated toys, but if you were unable but would still like to contribute, it's not too late.  You can drop a toy off at any Walmart until the 19th, 2020 - - - the sooner, the better!  They have a LOT of work ahead of them!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  


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