MN Pilot Association Members, please put Saturday, October 4 on your schedule. We will be holding our first Annual General Membership meeting at the Brainerd Airport (KBRD) in conjunction with a Chili Feed and Fall Color Flyin! The Chili will be provided by the spectacular folks at the Wings Cafe, which is based at KBRD. More details to follow.
We are in the process of making it possible to renew your memberships online, and details will be posted soon. For those of you who are not yet members, we will be closing “Founding Member” status by October 1, 2014. We are grateful to have nearly 300 members as of this date, and we thank you for your membership. MN Pilots Association is making a difference, and we could not do this without your support.
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Folks, Mark Heule from EAA Chapter 237 is in need of help. 237 is hosting a Young Eagles Rally at Key Air tomorrow morning (Sunday,July 13th) in conjuction with a Collings Foundation event in which some warbirds are making an appearance. There is a major soccer event at the National Sports Center and kids from there may well be attending the Rally. Mark needs ground crew as well as pilots/aircraft. 237 is setting up from 7:30 to 8, flying beginning at 8:30 a.m. If you can help, please contact Mark at 763-234-8428 . This is a terrific opportunity to get some kids in the air!
Our very own Mike Wiskus lead a team of aviators for the 3rd Annual Lake Minnetonka Air Show on the 4th of July, and it was a terrific success. for an interview preceeding the Air Show, please go to KARE 11′s website at http://www.kare11.com/story/entertainment/events/celebrate-summer/2014/06/30/3rd-annual-lake-minnetonka-air-show/11795941/. Congratulations, Mike and crew, for a job well done!
The Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA) has apparently decided to discontinue the poll regarding the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA) and the poll suddenly “disappeared” from their website. However, we were able to document the last appearance of the poll, with the following results:
634 votes total
95.7% voted in support of the relaxed third class medical
3.9% voted against relaxing the rules
.3% were unsure
Given that CAMA was strongly against the GAPPA it is no big surprise that it was easier for them to get rid of the poll rather than have a poll which goes against their policy.