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2011 Programs

December 1, 2011

Local legendary pilot, David McKenzie, has just published a book, A Spirit's Journey, about his life.   He showed a 5-minute video and told stories from his life.

Dave McKenzie worked as an automobile chassis designer for Ford Motor Company for nearly 40 years. After earning his commercial pilot's license in January 1963, he enjoyed a part-time career as a flight instructor and aerobatic pilot. He built his own Great Lake Bi-plane and flew it in air shows.  His father was a pioneer aviator, barnstormer, and air show performer.  Dave was born loving to fly.  Dave has been an active EAA member for years and owns a private airstrip between Brighton and Howell.

November 3, 2011

An air traffic controller from Selfrige Air National Guard discussed SANG air space corridors for airport approaches and special use areas such as Military Operation Areas (MOAs), Restricted Airspace and Temporary Flight Restrictions.

October 8, 2011

Ray Hunter made a presentation about Air Force Rescue in Vietnam and focused on the HH-43 Ka- man Huskie. The Husky was the only AF Rescue helo in VN until around 1965 and still holds the record for the number of AF rescue saves in Vietnam. Ray served, 5 years enlisted AF, 26 years commissioned AF, retiring in 1988. He now serves as Chairman of the Board, Yankee Air Museum and pilots the B-17 and C-47. He is a member of EAA Chapter 333 in Ann Arbor.

September 1, 2011

Oshkosh photos and review

August 27, 2011

- RCCD/Chapter 13 Joint Fly-In - click for more info

August 4, 2011

Mo meeting. Everyone was at Oshkosh!

July 7, 2001 -

Movie night!

June 2, 2011

Captain Bryan Amara who flies KC-135 tankers for the 127th Wing spoke about his careeer, the aircraft he has flown and gave information about the tanker's flying missions and in-flight refeuling of aircraft.

May 5, 2011

Auction Night

There was no speaker for this evening.

April 7, 2011

Joe Blanton discussed the process of preparing and painting an aircraft. His career involves bumping and painting vehicles as well as teaching painting techniques in the automotive industry. He is an expert on a wide variety of paints.

March 3, 2011

Bob Mahieu and Relly White talked about their six week trip to Alaska and back in their Cessna 150. The presentation included trip planning, required survival gear, sight seeing, and people.

February 3, 2011

Carl Kriewal, Home Life Shops, Aviation Collectibles

When talking about aviation, the first thing that strikes our minds is an airplane or a helicopter but we forget that there is a horde of other things that are related to this exciting field. Aviation collectibles are looked upon as a charming and vibrant collection that is liked by people of any age or nationality. The design and character of the aviation objects makes them worth collecting and cherishing. These products are designed with utmost care in order to make them look fascinating and have a unique, timeless appeal. The aviation collectibles can be mostly found in the homes of people, who are either related to the field or have interest in them. You can also create an interesting collection of aviation objects, which is worth flaunting and can be passed on to your next generations.

January 6, 2011

Dale Foerschler, SAIA, Great Lakes Air and Marine

Dale spoke on the role that US Customs and Border protection Air and Marine plays in the national defense of the country, highlighting the role they play in their area of responsibility.

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