Monthly Archives: May 2016

suck it up buttercup

Suck it up Buttercup!

Never follow a Delta pilot when taxiing an Aeronca! In preparation for last month’s Smoky Mountain Airshow, it was necessary to reposition our two airplanes …our RV-9a and vintage Aeronca Chief . . . across the two runways at KTYS, from TAC AIR to the Guard Base. George Douglas who spent years repositioning Delta Aircraft at Atlanta, and

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Young Eagles Flight Knoxville

Young Eagles Flight is Huge Success

Almost 70 area youth participated in the Chapter 17 Young Eagles Spring Flight at Downtown Island Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Saturday, May 14th. Check out our photogallery with photos provided by Amanda Swanson and Karen Meyer. Thank you all so much for your support and participation.  We had a great time and look forward to future

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Next Meeting Scheduled for May 2nd

NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY MAY 2 AT SKY RANCH 3535 Alcoa Highway Knoxville, TN 37920 Come early to visit and the meeting starts at 7 PM We have had a lot of chapter activity with the arrival of spring and we are eager to share our stories and hear about yours. If you attended the big EAA Sun ‘N Fun fly in

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Message from the EAA17 President

This month has flown by quickly with some of our members attending Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland – and many more of our members volunteering at the very successful Smoky Mountain Air Show. We manned the info tent, signed up several new members and have many Young Eagles in wait for the next event. Now the challenge is scheduling

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EAA 17 Members

Air Show Attracts New EAA 17 Members

The Homebuilt kit displayed by ALBERT ROBINSON, and the finished RV-10 displayed by SAM ROBINSON and JUDY WAYMAN at the Smoky Mountain Air Show drew prospective members and builders to ask questions from our volunteers manning the aircraft on display. There they answered questions and directed six new members to our tent to pay for their annual chapter membership and receive a

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Sky High Air Tours

Pilot Marc Hightower stands with his 1927 WACO at the Smoky Mountain Air Show in the EAA aircraft display area as part of his Sky High Air Tours display. Marc remains active within EAA and had been the Young Eagles coordinator in Key West for several years and has offered to help fly Young Eagles with us at our next event

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Young Eagles Volunteer Training

Volunteer training & Background Check All Young Eagles Coordinators, Field Representatives and Pilots are required to complete a training and background check. This training is available to you, free of charge at: www.eaa.org/youthprotection. The intent is to create the safest environment possible for our young people in our programs, and to protect our volunteers.

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