Experimenter

DEC 2014

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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6 Vol.3 No.12 / December 2014 NEWS FROM HQ EAA CHAPTER 983, Granbury, Texas, pre- sented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to 13 members in November in what FAA of cials claim to be the most ever presented at one ceremony. The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) confers the Master Pilot Award to pilots who have been certifi cated and fl ying for 50 consecutive years without an accident. Chapter 983 also has six existing Mas- ter Pilots, and four more members who are thought to be eligible, giving the chapter a potential 23 Wright Brothers Master Pilots in its ranks. It is an honor and a testament to the pilot's skill, safety record, longevity, and continued health to qualify. EAA Chapter 983 is based at The Landings Airpark, 65 miles southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with more than 150 aircraft, heli- copters, and ultralights based there. The list of honorees November 8 includes Mack Angel, EAA 211971; David Guinn, EAA 441451; Larry Hale, EAA 107106; Marv Jensen, EAA 420767; Jerome Mc- Christian, EAA 451902; Ray Nasypany, EAA 474678; John Parks, EAA 140293; Billy Rose, EAA 110449; Bob Satterwhite, EAA 420441; Murray Sloan, EAA 795562; Roe Walker, EAA 536104; Ed Brown; and Bob Winegar. According to Tom Woodward, Chap- ter 983 newsletter editor, the chapter's previous Wright Brothers Master Pilots include Bruce Wilson, Sid Tucker, Tom Eanes, Terry Strange, Henry Erlich, and Jim Crain. Joe Murphy, local FAA Safety Team leader, along with other FAA digni- taries conducted the presentations. They will each receive a certifi cate and lapel pin, and their names will be added to the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Roll of Honor, which lists close to 3,000 Master Pilots. EAA of ers its congratulations to all the pilots! The Wright Stuff Newly awarded Wright Master Pilots from EAA Chapter 983 include (from left, front row) Jerome McChristian, David Guinn, Bob Satterwhite, Bill Rose, Larry Hale, and Ed Brown. Row 2: Charlie Hamilton, FAA SW Region FAAST Team, Robert Winegar, Mack Angel, Murray Sloan, Marv Jensen, Roe Walker, John Parks, and Joe Murphy, FAA DFW FAAST team supervisor. Missing is Ray Nasypany. QUAD CITY ULTRALIGHT Aircraft Corporation's co-founder and president Dave Goulet passed away on November 13, 2014, following a brief illness. He was 68. Goulet started Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Company in 1983 with the late Charles "Chuck" Hamilton, introducing the fi rst Challenger ultralight kit. The company went on to design and market several mod- els of ultralight and kit-built aircraft, with more than 4,000 kits delivered to date. EAA extends its deepest sympathy to Dave's family, friends, and to the Quad City Aircraft family. Quad City Aircraft's Dave Goulet Passes EAA'S NEW SPONSOR a Classroom initia- tive launched in October will provide opportunities for Wisconsin students to discover aviation. Individuals and groups are welcome to contribute to the ef ort to bring students to the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, where they'll dis- cover aviation as well as engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities. Each $600 raised will cover the cost of transportation, museum admission, and activities for a class of up to 25 students. Along with individual contributions, museum visitors through the remainder of 2014 are invited to participate through small donations when they visit the museum or make a purchase through its gift shop. Fea- tured items at EAA's online store will also include opportunities to contribute. Funds raised now through the end of 2014 will be used to welcome classes to EAA during the 2015-2016 school year. School groups can apply for the program scholarships beginning in early 2015. The initial goal of the program is to serve as many as 40 classes from throughout Wisconsin during the initial year of the Sponsor a Class- room initiative. 'Sponsor a Classroom' to Help Students Discover Aviation

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