Welcome to EAA 1358's March eNewsletter

• Introduction
• Young Eagle Rally in March - THIS SATURDAY!
• Auburn Aviation Camp Scholarship Winners
• Capital Campaign Initiative
• Recap - Southeast World of Works 2019
• AOPA Scholarship Application
• Upcoming Meetings and Events


Welcome to the March Flight Plan, our monthly eNewletter from EAA 1358, The Wiregrass Chapter.

Our Young Eagle Rally is this weekend, so that is our first order of business to cover. We also want to acknowledge the work of our Auburn Scholarship Winners, introduce our capital campaign and recap the effort of our members at Southeast Work of Work.

Next, we have another scholarship opportunity to share for AOPA Flight Training and Teacher Training. (New this Year)

Finally, please review out upcoming meetings and events, and plan to attend if possible.

Young Eagle Rally March 16th

Our Young Eagle Rally is scheduled this Weekend! It will be on Saturday, March 16th with the 23rd as a WX back up at the Dothan airport. We need all members and additional volunteers on hand to assist in the processing and flying of Dothan's youth.

Auburn Aviation Camp Scholarship Winners/Florala

Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners!

First, the awardees were, top to bottom, Stephen Cook, Tyler Wilks, Michael Sullivan, and Eric Hagedorn.  All of these Chapter 1358 Young Eagles are excited about and looking forward to attending the Auburn Aviation Camp.  Young Eagle Coordinator Dave Stock is to the left and President Ray Carney is to the right in each picture.

Our planned fly-out was cancelled due to forecasted weather but we still think having quarterly fly-outs is a good idea.  Young Eagle Coordinator Dave said he would be willing to help with this endeavor but thinks someone else should lead it.  Lyn Miley agreed to take this on.  I think I see a “Poker Run” in our future!

Capital CampaignInitiative

A motion was moved, seconded and approved (after discussion) to embark upon a Capital Campaign to raise the funds necessary to build a permanent “home” for our Chapter.  We envision a building of approximately 50’ X 40’ with heat and A/C that would accommodate our Redbird Flight Simulator, Young Eagle ground school training, and a build area where Young Eagles could build RC aircraft and/or full-size aircraft components.  President Ray Carney agreed to lead this effort.

Recap - Southeast World of Work

Of the over 4,000 8th graders from the tri-state area who attended the WoW, over 100 talked with us and took information about our next Young Eagle Rally on March 16th.  It was fortuitous that our booth was located next to the Auburn Aviation booth so we could talk about the scholarships that we give to the Auburn Aviation camps each year.  CW5 Dave Stock, as our Young Eagle Coordinator and the lead of the Army’s High School to Flight School Initiative, added an additional dimension to our conversations with the 8th graders.  

Our booth and, from left to right, President Ray Carney, Danny Cherry, Larry Turnage, CW4 Chuck Villanida, and Bill Castlen.  Not shown but attending and working the booth are member Hugh Wheelless and Young Eagle Coordinator CW5 Dave Stock.

Dr. Linda Young, President of Wallace Community College and her Director of Work Force Development, Joe Johnson, visited our EAA Young Eagle booth and learned more about our program.

Chick-fil-A was kind enough to provide all vendors with box lunches for lunch both days.

AOPA Scholarship Opportunities

Applications Now Open!
AOPA Flight Training Scholarships Available
We want to help you reach your aviation goals through the AOPA Flight Training Scholarship program. Thanks to generous donations to the AOPA Foundation, AOPA has several flight training scholarship opportunities available to its members totaling over $1,000,000.
New this year are AOPA teacher flight training scholarships to help educators pursue a private, sport, or recreational pilot certificate.
Not a member? AOPA offers free AV8RS memberships to high school students, free six-month memberships to student pilots, as well as other membership options.
Please review our scholarship opportunities below and share with your students and colleagues.
The deadline to submit all scholarship application materials, including recommendation letters and transcripts, is April 2, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDT.
AOPA Teacher Flight Training Scholarships – New in 2019! 
As part of the AOPA You Can Fly program and thanks to the generosity of the Ray Foundation, up to 20 teachers will be awarded scholarships of $10,000 each to pursue a private, sport or recreational pilot certificate. Learn more >
AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarships   
Thanks to the generosity of the Ray Foundation, 80 exceptional high school students, ages 15 to 18, each will receive a $10,000 scholarship to pursue a private, sport, or recreational pilot certificate. These awards are a major membership benefit, offering our high school members the opportunity to advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they've always dreamed about. Learn more >
AOPA Primary Flight Training Scholarships  
Current AOPA members, including AOPA AV8RS, who are at least 16 years of age on April 2, 2019, are eligible to apply for a primary flight training scholarship, ranging from $2,500 to $7,500, to be applied to training for a private pilot, sport pilot, or recreational pilot certificate. Read more >
AOPA Advanced Flight Training Scholarships
AOPA Advanced Flight Training Scholarships 
Current paid AOPA members with aviation career aspirations are encouraged to apply for an advanced flight training scholarship, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, to pursue one of the following ratings or certificates: Instrument (includes the Dare to Fly with AOPA scholarship award up to $5,000); MEI (Multi-Engine – Instructor); CFII(Certificated Flight Instructor – Instrument); CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor);Commercial. Learn more >
The AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Program is made possible 
thanks to donations to the AOPA Foundation.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

3/16/19 - (3/23 WX back up) | Young Eagle Rally
Dothan Regional Airport - Training Room
74 Atlantic Street, Napier Field
Dothan, AL 36303
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4/13/19 - 9:30 AM | IMC Club Meeting
Dothan Regional Airport - Training Room
74 Atlantic Street, Napier Field
Dothan, AL 36303
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4/13/19 - 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: eaa.wiregrass@gmail.com
Web: www.eaa1358.org