Charlie Becker to speak at our Sept meeting

Zoom with your fellow members to hear Charlie Becker, the EAA Director for Chapters &
Communities and the Homebuilt Community Manager!

EAA 186 September Membership Gathering

When: Sep 26, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsd-GrrDwpG9FgeQWpweDb9A75mnfIBgSF

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom with your fellow members (Zoom info in the Member Only section of our web site) to hear Charlie Becker, the EAA Director for Chapters & Communities and the Homebuilt Community Manager. In this role he oversees the EAA chapter network and homebuilt programs. He has worked for EAA since 1999. During that time, he created EAA’s Hints for Homebuilders weekly how-to video series, webinar program and oversaw the acquisition of the EAA SportAir Workshops.
Charlie is also a volunteer Technical Counselor.

Charlie is a lifetime member of EAA, past president of Chapter 252 in Oshkosh and has served as an officer in two chapters for more than 10 years. He has been a member of five chapters since joining Chapter 32 in St. Louis in 1995, including an active member of Chapter 186 (1996-1999) having served as chapter treasurer before taking a position at EAA.

A private pilot and avid homebuilder, Charlie built a Sonex and led the EAA staff Zenith CH750 STOL build to completion as well as the 2014 & 2018 “One Week Wonder” projects. He currently has two aircraft under construction. The first is a “Pirate Cub,” which is a plans-built knock off of a Piper Super Cub.

The second is a new homebuilt design by Adventure Aircraft, the EMG-6. The aircraft is a primary glider with the ultimate design goal of selflaunching on electric power.

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.

Testing:

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.

Agenda:

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.