Welcome to EAA 1358's July eNewsletter

• Introduction
• Young Eagles Flights Recap
• Auburn Avaition Camp Trip Recap (News Story with VIDEO)
• AirVenture at Oshkosh Preview (July 23-29)  
• Upcoming Young Eagle Rallys (Bonifay & Enterprise)
• 3rd Annual Dave Miller Scholarship Contest Preview
• Upcoming Meetings in July

Introduction

Welcome to the July Flight Plan, our monthly eNewletter from EAA 1358, The Wiregrass Chapter. We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July Holiday and are ready for this weekend's EAA meetings. This month we will review our Young Eagles Flights in June as well as our trips to and from Auburn Aviation Camp. We will also preview AirVenture at Oshkosh, upcoming Young Eagle Rallies and the 3rd Annual Dave Miller Scholarship Contest.

Young Eagles Flights

Young Eagles Flights from June 9th - We had a grand time with Young Eagle flying and awards this month. Three youngsters got their 5 flight pins and 3 pilots flew 8 youngsters. A great day! View Photo Gallery

Auburn Aviation Camp Trip Recap

The trips to and from the Auburn Aviation Camp with our Young Eagles could not have been more different.

Danny Cherry and Bill Castlen had planned to fly two of our Young Eagle Scholarship winners to the Auburn Aviation Camp on Sunday June 17th. These charts show why we cancelled the flying and Young Eagle Coordinator Alison
Denham drove the youngsters to Auburn: heavy lightning activity enroute and over Auburn. A great lesson in aeronautical decision making. PDF showing weather activity

The trip home, however, was one with blue skies and smooth flying. WTVY News Coverage with VIDEO

Picture Diary of the return trip for our Young Eagles from Auburn.  

The weather was great and so much of an improvement over Sunday when we cancelled our flight.

Danny Cherry’s (background) and Bill Castlen’s (foreground) planes await the youngsters on the Auburn ramp.

Dawsen Hughes is ready to fly back to Dothan.

Halle Poole is ready to head home with Danny Cherry.

Danny and Halle are about 6 miles in front of Bill and Dawsen when we are about half way to Dothan.

Dawsen flying us home.

AirVenture at Oshkosh Preview

As an EAA member or supporter, you should try to attend the EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to experience why the world's best aerobatic performers and unique aircraft make it a priority to be at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

Each afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from July 23-29, you'll marvel at the more than 50 individual performances and formation acts. Event Website Link

Upcoming Young Eagle Rallies

We agreed to “pencil in” the approximate dates of the Young Eagle Rallies of sister Chapters: Bonifay (EAA 1464) 3rd Saturday in October; Enterprise (EAA 351) 1st Saturday in November.  The dates are tentative at this time.

3rd Annual Dave Miller Scholarship Contest Preview

We agreed to move forward with the 3rd Annual Dave Miller Auburn Aviation Camp Scholarship competition to select 4 EAA Chapter 1358 Young Eagles to attend.  We agreed to the following schedule: Announce in the Nov, Dec, and Jan eNewsletters; youngsters to apply by the end of Jan; select winners in Feb; names to Auburn not later than Mar 15, 2019.

Upcoming Meetings in July

7/14/18 - 9:30 AM | IMC Club Meeting
Dothan Regional Airport - Training Room
74 Atlantic Street, Napier Field
Dothan, AL 36303
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7/14/18 - 10:30 AM | EAA Chapter Meeting
Dothan Regional Airport - Training Room
74 Atlantic Street, Napier Field
Dothan, AL 36303
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EAA 1358, The Wiregrass Chapter
President: Ray Carney
Aero-One @ Dothan Regional Airport
927 Flightline Drive, Suite 130
Dothan, AL 36303
Tel: (205) 540-6419
Email: info@eaa1358.org
Web: www.eaa1358.org