EAA Chapter 729

Columbus, IN

Notes from the President's Desk

With full spring type weather being experienced, I’m excited to say April is going to bring a double-header of events!  Earlier in the year, Chapter 729 BOD published a calendar of initiatives providing everyone time to place them on their calendar…..and we hope you did!  

Our first event for April and first fly-out for 207 will be Thursday, April 20 to Rough River State Park Airport (2I3) in Kentucky.  Depending on aircraft, this trip will be approximately a 1 hour flight just as spring is getting green!  Given the time zone change, we will depart BAK terminal at 11:00 AM to arrive 2I3 at 11:00 AM for lunch.  As previous fly-out’s, we will be matching aircraft and passengers to fill available seats. So for those wanting to participate (both aircraft and passengers), please email me at (blstinebring@comcast.net) and I will match up participants.  Previous experience has shown plenty of aircraft and seats, so please don’’t be shy!  And aircraft owners outside Chapter 729 are welcome to join us if you want to invite.  Fingers crossed for a fair weather day!!

With full spring type weather being experienced, I’m excited to say April is going to bring a double-header of events!  Earlier in the year, Chapter 729 BOD published a calendar of initiatives providing everyone time to place them on their calendar…..and we hope you did!

Our first event for April and first fly-out for 207 will be Thursday, April 20 to Rough River State Park Airport (2I3) in Kentucky.  Depending on aircraft, this trip will be approximately a 1 hour flight just as spring is getting green!  Given the time zone change, we will depart BAK terminal at 11:00 AM to arrive 2I3 at 11:00 AM for lunch.  As previous fly-out’s, we will be matching aircraft and passengers to fill available seats. So for those wanting to participate (both aircraft and passengers), please email me at (blstinebring@comcast.net) and I will match up participants.  Previous experience has shown plenty of aircraft and seats, so please don’’t be shy!  And aircraft owners outside Chapter 729 are welcome to join us if you want to invite.  Fingers crossed for a fair weather day!!

The second event will be on Monday, April 24 visiting Columbus North High School to view progress of RV-12 aircraft build.  Being built by students under the leadership of Aviation Nation, much progress has occurred.  This is a great opportunity to support today’s youth interested in aviation which is sorely needed!!  This event will start at 4:00 PM and run for 1 1/2 hours watching and interacting with students as they complete their task.  Those familiar with NHS, park on west end of building off of Home Ave. in school bus parking lot. All buses will be gone by 4:00 PM.  An EAA member will be attending door #10 to assist in directions…..a short walk.   Other entrances are available but may be a bit of a walk.  Afterward, interested members will have dinner at a TBD restaurant.What an opportunistic winter we’re experiencing! Though not the prettiest of days, no one can argue the lack of cold, snow and ice are providing opportunities to go fly! As I visit the airport or simply being outside, aicraft are flying regularly!! Enjoy!

May promises to be full with Young Eagles flights on Saturday, May 13, membership meeting on Thursday, May 18 and Poker Run flight on Saturday, May 20.  Something for everyone!!

I’m pleased to announce our membership has grown to 48 with Jeff Braun, Ray Keller and Bill Reid recently joining.   Please reach out to them with a huge welcome and keep our goal of 50 for 2017 going!!  Thank you to all for making this organization succeed!!

Look forward to seeing each of you and hearing your aviation passion and experience!!  And let Chapter 729 BOD members know what’s on your mind!! 


This list is definitely not final and will be enhanced, adjusted and improved as the year goes forward. A list of additional aviation

interests, educational opportunities, visits, etc., will be communicated as each is firmed up.

2017 Young Eagles Dates

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Saturday, June 10th,

Saturday, July 8th

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