JUNE Membership Gathering 2018

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
EAA 186 Chapter House
10629 Observation Road
VA 20110
Sande Miller-Long, Vice-president

Saturday, June 23, 2018
EAA 186 Chapter House

9:00am — Social Hour with donuts, coffee,and other light refreshments
10:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing (New Prizes!)
10:15 – Chapter Business and Announcements including
• B-17 Visit and Freedom Museum Hangar Dance
• Oshkosh AirVenture Plans
• B-17 Flight Raffle Tickets
• New Tools for the Tool Crib
• Virginia Dept of Aviation Passports
• June and August Fly-Outs
• New Chapter Gear
10:45 — Chapter Merchandise Drawing
11:00 – Program: EAA National Director and 186 Chapter Member, Paul Schafer, will give a presentation on a variety of topics including the rebuilding of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.,flying the A-10 in combat, using your aircraft for charitable missions, and AirVenture 2018!
12:00 — Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:00 — BBQ on the Deck: Burgers, Dogs and Drinks provided.(Side dishes and donations encouraged)

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONLPaul Schafer has a degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned his private pilot certificate after graduation. Commissioned through Air Force ROTC, he started his 32-year USAF career in 1980 and primarily flew A-10 Warthogs. An outstanding graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, Paul won the Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award for his combat command in Southwest Asia, and flew more than 40 combat missions over southern Iraq. He retired as a major general and is a defense and leadership consultant in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the EAA museum and chapter committees.

Paul started homebuilding when he was an undergraduate. He was a project leader for a student team that designed, fabricated, and tested a self-launch composite glider. He is currently building an Onex in his garage. He holds a commercial pilot certificate with more than 3,000 hours. Paul is the past vice president and current Eagle Flights leader for EAA National Capital Chapter 186, and is a docent at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum.