Well, I see that another month has rolled around. There seems to be many things in the works, and I am excited, I would like to see the EAA chapter 808 grow.
It takes the efforts of everyone to keep things moving and I am glad to see we have some stepping up to the plate to help out. Susan Mhyre has been working hard to get a program going for the Young Eagles on the 18th of March which is only a couple weeks away, and we will be doing that at the Fremont County Airport. See the flyer on page 5. Young Eagles are an important part of getting young people involved and helping them get a desire to fly. I remember when I was 15, I was taken for a flight by one of my teachers (Martin Nelms) in High School, and I caught the flying bug. He saw my interest in flying and began bringing me books to study. I began flying when I was 15 when I started flying and soloed on my 16th birthday. This teacher arranged for the local newspaper to come and take a picture of me on that day, so made the front page of the Independence Daily Reporter. Thirty years later, I soloed my Son at the same airport on his 16th Birthday, and he made the front page of the same newspaper. So if you run into a young person who has a desire to fly help keep that desire alive.
Susan has also been working to have an open house this coming Saturday March the 4th for the Civil Air Patrol. See the flyer on Page 4. This is another way to get young people involved, so if you know anyone who might be interested, please get in touch with Susan.
So, hope to see you all soon, and this month at Fremont County Airport.
John E Davolt,
Secretary and Newsletter editor