The Green Mountain Flyers - Chapter 968 of the Experimental Aircraft Association is dedicated to promoting general aviation to the public by offering free airplane rides to young and old, supporting aircraft restoration and experimental aircraft construction. For more information, and to receive event and meeting announcements, please send your name and e-mail address to the chapter secretary at: EAA968@vermontel.net
Chapter meeting and Young Eagles Rally, Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport (KRUT)
We will start this Saturday early with a chapter meeting in the Hangar Cafe, upstairs in the terminal building. Intended start is 7:30 AM. The agenda begins with our new Young Eagles Chairman Tom Cahill and President Charlie North going over changes in how our Young Eagles Rallies will be run.
We will transition right into our first YE rally under Tom's guidance, but possibly part of our group might continue the meeting to cover other topics such as the upcoming B-17 tour as well as prep for fly-in grill operations.
Our Young Eagles Rally for this day will begin at 9:00 AM and run until 2:00 PM, longer than our previous events. This is to accommodate any weather-related delays as well as to fly more young ones. The rain date for the rally will be Sunday, July 8.
There will be other operational changes at the rally, allowing for a faster pace yet lighter workload for our pilots through some efficiency-related changes.Some of these changes may offer more interesting activities while the group waits for their ride.
Our big upcoming event:
On September 21-23 we are hosting EAA's B-17, Aluminum Overcast, for its first visit into the northern reaches of New England
Along with this tour stop we will have a two-day Young Eagles Rally with an emphasis on both modern and historic aircraft. Our intention with this YE rally is to add some history of aviation along with the science and math emphasis the YE events already provide.
We feel it is important to do our part in keeping the young ones informed about what our parents and grandparents have done for freedom in this world.
On this weekend we will also be running the grills hosting an all-day fly-in, as well as working to feed the many who attend the tour.
Additional menu items will be available at the Hangar Cafe upstairs in the terminal building.
If you have interest in helping with the fun, come join us,
Membership Dues are $20 a year
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Mail form and check for $20 to Gary Joseph, P.O. Box 401, Ludlow, VT 05149