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Recruiting and Retaining Chapter Volunteers Recruiting and Retaining Chapter Volunteers
By David Leiting, EAA Lifetime 579157, Chapter Outreach Specialist

EAA is an organization built on volunteers. Whether it is helping the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration come together each year in Oshkosh, or assisting at a local chapter function, EAA volunteers get it done. However, it can sometimes be difficult to recruit and retain volunteers. Full story >>
Chapters in Action

Stars Align for a Great Chapter Camp-Out Stars Align for a Great Chapter Camp-Out
John Egan, EAA 336835, EAA Chapter Manager

This story easily could just be about the recent and very successful Astronomy Night at the Havana Regional Airport in Central Illinois. However, the story continues. Full story >>

By Jack Dueck, EAA Lifetime, 337912, Chairman, EAA Canadian Council

Like so many programs under the EAA banner, the IMC Club started with the idea of one man, Radek Wyrzkowski. A commercial pilot working on his ratings, Radek found himself one day with a newly minted IFR ticket on his very first venture into IFR territory. After takeoff and in clouds he suddenly realized he had no paper or pencil to copy any variation to the flight clearance he had filed. Learn more >>

Together, we can inspire the next generation of aviators.
Chapter Toolbox

Introduction to FAA STEM Aviation and Space EducationIntroduction to FAA STEM Aviation and Space Education
By Danny Miller, EAA 647062, President EAA Chapter 186, FAA Certification Service

About STEM AVSED: The FAA science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Aviation & Space Education (AVSED) program was created in 1961 as a means to encourage and inspire future generations to become part of the aviation and aerospace community, and to encourage all FAA employees to support the program in any way they can. Full story >>

Customizable Marketing Materials for Your ChapterCustomizable Marketing Materials for Your Chapter
Has your chapter taken advantage of the customizable marketing materials available on EAA's Chapter Resources page and EAA's Vistaprint online storefront?

Products available through the EAA storefront on Vistaprint include business cards, tri-fold brochures, and rack cards. The brochures and rack cards are customizable to your chapter's liking, including text, photos, and logos. The business cards can include any of the official EAA logos, including divisions, and any text you desire.

In addition to the EAA storefront on Vistaprint, there also are a number of customizable posters, which can be downloaded and modified with your chapter's information. There are currently four different poster styles, which include a generic chapter poster, pancake breakfast, Young Eagles, and IMC Club posters. Each is free to download by the chapter.

Whether it's business cards to pass out at social functions, brochures for the airport lounge, rack cards for the check-in counter at your local barbershop, or posters to hang around town, be sure to check out all of the customizable marketing materials available to your chapter by clicking here >>

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Chapter Leadership Boot Camp Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Chapter Leadership Boot Camp
EAA is bringing its Chapter Leadership Boot Camp to historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 4, and we want you to join us!

Whether you are a chapter officer, director, Young Eagles coordinator, IMC/VMC program coordinator, Eagle Flight leader, or aspiring chapter leader, you are welcome to join us in this free chapter training seminar.

Fly in or drive into this event, which will be hosted by EAA Chapter 1246 at the McKinney National Airport. The one-day course will teach you how to become a better chapter leader, about myriad EAA resources, and how to overcome the challenges faced by your chapter. We focus on topics that are important to you!

You'll meet other chapter leaders from across the region and forge valuable new relationships. Taught by EAA's chapter office staff from Oshkosh, the goal is to provide as much training as possible in one day to prepare you and your chapter to meet the challenges ahead. You'll leave feel energized and motivated! Reserve your spot today!

Chapter Leadership Academy ScheduledChapter Leadership Academy Scheduled
October 26 and 27  |  Oshkosh, Wisconsin
EAA's Chapter Leadership Academies continue to grow in popularity, as our most recent sessions have been filled to capacity. Be sure to sign up now for the October Chapter Leadership Academy before it is too late! Learn more >>

Chapter Video MagazineOctober Chapter Video Magazine Now Available
Don't miss the important news, features, and hints in the September Chapter Video Magazine.
  • News from HQ: Update from Charlie Becker at EAA headquarters
  • Feature: The Breezy and CUBS2OSH
  • Hints for Homebuilders: Air and oil separators
If you are a chapter officer and did not receive the e-mail, please contact Kyle Voltz at
Mystery Photo

Answer to Last Month's Airplane: Corbin Cabin Ace SJ

Correctly answered by:

Don Stits, EAA 43201
Bob Thayer, EAA 621778
Monte Jestes, EAA 92768
Cory Puuri, EAA Lifetime 1108982

This month's airplane:
This month's aircraft once held the record for most consecutive flat spins, but the record has since been broken.

Good luck! E-mail your answers to David Leiting at

This Month's
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Last Month's
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Chapters Resources

Get Connected on EAA's Facebook Chapter Leaders Facebook Page
Hundreds of chapter leaders worldwide are sharing and communicating with each other using EAA's Facebook Chapter Leaders Chat group! Be a part of it. Meet experienced chapter leaders, and help our chapter network grow by sharing best practices, ideas, and troubleshooting chapter issues in real time

This is a closed Facebook group, exclusively for chapter officers, Young Eagles coordinators, Eagle Flight leaders, etc.

To sign up, e-mail Serena Kamps with your request at Be sure to include your chapter number and position.

Upcoming Programs

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and webinars.
We thank Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. for sponsoring our SportAir Workshop & Webinar Programs.

Upcoming SportAir Workshops

• October 21-22: Seattle, WA
• November 4-5: Indianapolis, IN
• November 18-19: Philadelphia, PA
• December 9-10: Oshkosh, WI

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Upcoming Webinars

10/18: A View from 85,000 Feet
10/25: Amateur-Built Condition Inspections
10/17: Chapter Chat: Chapter Formation - Provo, UT
Recent webinars posted online:
Second Annual General Aviation Engine Summit

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