So many times you watch a pilot approach his plane, make a big circle around the craft and within a two or three minute time frame, varoom, the engine roars to life. How important is your life and to the others that depend on you to be there for many years to come? So many
2017 is a special year. It is the 25th anniversary of the EAA Young Eagles Program. This program is the perfect opportunity to inspire and educate the next generation about the possibilities of aviation and the joy of flight. Please consider volunteering to help EAA Chapter 17 make a difference in these young children’s lives.
Ah, it was a fine autumn afternoon. Lots of sunshine and a slight easterly breeze right down the runway. The student pilot, fresh from his first solo, was eager to tryout his fledgling skills of working the pattern. His instructor told him to work on eight to ten full stop landings, returning to the takeoff
THE MAY MEETING WILL BE AT DOWNTOWN ISLAND AIRPORT When we meet again in May, we will meet at the Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (DKX) on the first Monday in May. Again we will meet at 6:30 PM for some social gathering and will begin the mee ng at 7:00 PM. This will be a
Alex Shore is stepping down after 3 years as our Treasurer. Alex is still going to finish up the tax work with the IRS, but will turn over the normal duties to John Haynes ASAP. He has been working to update some chapter legal requirements to keep our government papers up to date to retain
While at the Second Saturday Omelet Breakfast at Madisonville (MNV) it was announced that CLYDE MULLINS has been appointed by Mayor Yates as Chairman of the Monroe County Airport Board. Mr. Mullins runs the airport maintenance shop at Madisonville, and having an experienced airport representative on the city council is an advantage for the aviation
Members of the Tennessee Aviation Museum meet to discuss adding Kiffin Rockwell to Hall Professor Marc McClure, Jules Bernard and Jeff Sardella from the TENNESSEE MUSEUM OF AVIATION met to discuss adding World War One Tennessee Volunteer Kiffin Rockwell to the TENNESSEE AVIATION HALL OF FAME. Kiffin Yates Rockwell was born in Newport Tennessee and