EAA 186 October — Deck BBQ 2017

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
EAA 186 Chapter House
10629 Observation Road
VA 20110
Sande Miller-Long, Vice-president

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:30 – “Social Hour” with Donuts and Coffee and other tasty treats
10:00 – Introductions and Welcome to New Members and Friends
10:10 — Chapter Drawing (New Prizes!)
10:15 — Presentation by Mary Dominiak: Virginia Aviation Ambassador’s Program
10:30 – Chapter Business and Announcements
• B-17 Recap – Mary
• Young Eagles – Sande
• Chapter Merchandise – Diane
• Cook Trailer Update – Danny
• November Meeting – Sande
• Upcoming Elections – Danny
• Holiday Party – Judy
10:45 – Presentation by Young Eagle Zack Halander: EAA Air Academy
10:55 — Chapter Drawing (New Prizes!)
11:00 – PROGRAM: Author Eileen Bjorkman – “The Propeller Under the Bed” Part 2.
11:45 — IMC Club Introduction by Rich Bensinger: We will discuss how the IMC Club works, and when the interested parties would like to hold the regular monthly meetings. Remember you don’t need to be instrument rated to come to the IMC Club. IMC: Rich Bensinger richard@richardbensinger.com.
12:00 – Chapter Grand Prize Drawing (New Prizes!)
12:10 — Deck BBQ” Pulled Pork, Hot Bogs and Burgers. Bring a side dish or donation.
1:00 — VMC Club Meeting led by Chuck Kyle: The inaugural meeting of the chapter’s VMC Club will follow the deck BBQ and meeting at the chapter house on October 28. The coordinator, Chuck Kyle, will present a scenario which will challenge our aviation decision making. The goal is to devise an optimum (least worst?) solution. Scenarios are based on EAA members’ real life experience. Participants of all skill/experience levels can benefit from the discussion; sometimes the new pilot asks the most critical question.We look forward to seeing you there! VMC: Chuck Kyle deke.kyle@gmail.com

PROGRAM: On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designed and built himself, setting an aviation world record for aircraft of its class. He was eighty-two at the time and the flight represented the culmination of a dream he’d cultivated since his childhood in the 1930s. Eileen Bjorkman–herself a pilot and aeronautical engineer–frames her father’s journey from teenage airplane enthusiast to Air Force pilot and Boeing engineer in the context of the rise, near extermination, and ongoing interest in homebuilt aircraft in the United States.

Eileen Bjorkman is a writer, pilot, and retired U.S. Air Force flight test engineer. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating and is a Certificated Flight Instructor with 2,000 hours of flying time. Her specialties are aerobatics and tailwheel flying, and she has a 2003 Super Decathlon that she owns in partnership with two other people.

In addition to her civilian pilot time, Eileen was a flight test engineer in the USAF, where she flew more than 700 hours in 25 different types of military aircraft, primarily the F-4, F-16, C-130, and C-141. She retired from the Air Force in 2010 as a colonel. She has both MS and BS degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio, and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington in Seattle. She also has a PhD in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

She has had articles in Air & Space/Smithsonian, Aviation History, Sport Aviation, the Everett Daily Herald, the Herald Business Journal, and a wide variety of technical journals.
Visit her website: http://www.eileenbjorkman.com