Chapter Gathering June 27

June 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sande Miller-Long

Join us Saturday, June 27, for our monthly Chapter Gathering 10am-noon. Zoom link will be in the Blast and on our website. If restrictions have lifted significantly, this could possibly be an in-person meeting but that’s highly unlikely.

Quiz time! Bring your B-17 trivia knowledge and be prepared
to compete for prizes!

Featured Speaker: Bob Prange will be giving us a presentation on his path to the airlines and his overall assessment of the health of the airline industry.

Bob Prange is An EAA 186 member, local pilot and Delta Air Lines Captain. He flies the Airbus 220 based in New York. Bob earned his Private License (power and glider) while in college and Instrument, Commercial and CFI-I&A a few years later. He instructed at Warrenton Airport freelance at other local airports and was a check pilot and mission pilot in the CAP National Capital Wing.

Armed with a new multi-engine rating, Bob left his accounting career to build multi time in Piper Navajos and Aerostars at DCA and W10 (now HEF). In 1990 Bob was hired at Fairways Corp at IAD and received type ratings in the Gulfstream G1 and deHavilland Dash8. In 1994 he was hired by British Aerospace as an instructor on the Jetstream 41, then became a line pilot, instructor and Aircrew Program Designee (examiner) while flying for United Express out of IAD on the BA-3100 and BA-4100 Jetstreams. In 1998 Bob was hired at Northwest Airlines (merged into Delta Air Lines) and received type ratings in the DC-9 and Boeing 757/767. Routes flown have included Europe, Asia, Africa, South and Central America and now the Airbus 220 takes him into the major US hubs from coast to coast.

There is a Zoom password provided with each meeting ID. If you click the meeting link, you should not need to also to use the password. But it is there, just in case.

Using Zoom:

There is no requirement to download anything to your computer, though if you want to establish an account with them and download the Zoom app it is free. There are also meeting apps available for iOS and Android devices in their respective app stores – again free.

Once signed in you will arrive in a ‘waiting room’ where the meeting host will then give you access to the meeting. You will be joined with both your computer microphone and camera turned off. You may activate your mic and or camera at your discretion.


The meeting software will be turned on 1/2 hour before each meeting so that you can try it out and get your computer system set up to participate. Just join the meeting as described above and try out the meeting controls that you see on your screen.


Our Membership Zoom Gatherings and Board meetings will follow the normal agenda as if they were in-person meetings.

When the meeting starts, all attendees should mute their mics. Speakers will be called upon by the meeting host so people do not talk over one another. Zoom does have a “raise hand” feature, so please use that so the host knows someone wishes to speak.

Additional suggestions:

Please try to find a quiet place to log into the meeting, free of distractions like background noise, dogs barking, etc. If someone is experiencing audio issues the host will silence that person’s mic can so as to not disrupt the overall meeting.

If you are logging into the meeting from a mobile device, do everyone else a favor and find one place to sit down, as walking around during the meeting is extremely distracting.

By default, Zoom will show you who is actively speaking. However, with a single click, you can view everyone on the call by clicking “Gallery View” in the upper-right corner of an active meeting. Once clicked, it’ll show you a grid of all the call’s participants up to a maximum of 49 per page.