EAA’s AirVenture 2018 is closed out and packed away. Some final numbers are listed in the sidebar, but it would be interesting to know how many actual steps were taken by visitors during the event. Chapter 932 was represented by all of our officers as well as a good number of members and their families.
People attend AirVenture for many reasons, the most obvious being the airplanes: frenetic arrivals, warbirds, ultralights, vintage and aerobatic, seaplanes and balloons…flying machines to nourish everyone’s interests. Some come to attend the many Forum offerings or learn new skills at Workshops that offer welding, fabric covering, wood and metal construction, etc. The recent development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) compelled the opening of new areas where you can witness and learn about the latest in aviation innovation. Many visitors come long distances to look and shop for the latest avionics and other components for planes they’re building back home. Concerts, movies and talks from aviation celebrities round out evenings at AirVenture.
Last, but not least, are the daytime and evening airshows. In a word, spectacular!
This year, members of EAA Chapter 932 had a very special reason to attend. On the last Saturday morning of July, the Chapter Leaders Awards Breakfast took place at the EAA Aviation Museum, recognizing nine chapter leaders for their outstanding
From left: Tina and Bill Tobin, Arnie Quast, Paul Sedlacek, Meira Leonard, Brian Spiro, Deena Schwartz and Mike Evans
achievements. Our very own Meira Leonard was one of them, receiving the Chapter Web Editor’s Award for the creation of our outstanding EAA932.org web site.
Just two years ago, Meira earned her PPL at Galt. A move to Hawaii followed, where she continues to run Lionheart, her website design business. During her flight lessons, she developed several memory aids and began to post them on what has become her flight training oriented website, BlondesInAviation.com.
Meira now serves on the board of the General Aviation Council of Hawaii. She also manages to get stick time as a flying member of AuxAir, a volunteer aviation group similar to CAP but an adjunct of the Coast Guard, and helps with offshore search and rescue and marine wildlife protection. She is also working on her instrument rating. Whatever the challenge, she’s up to it!
Fortunately, some last-minute planning enabled Meira to attend the awards breakfast, along with several chapter members as seen in the accompanying photos.
Thank you Meira, for everything you do for EAA Chapter 932. You make us proud!