Weather permitting, the Hawk Board of directors has decided that our program will start operating again this coming Saturday March 6. We will be relying on the ability to meet and work with the Hangar doors open, in order to provide the safest environment for our participants. We are anticipating the need for temperatures to be above about 50 degrees Fahrenheit and light winds in order to provide the open air environment that is needed for our members safety. Program start time is 9:00 AM Saturday mornings, and finishes just after 1:00 pm in the afternoon. Reopening the High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids
The Annual Hawk Members meeting will be held on April 17 at 1:00 PM, just following the April 17, EAA chapter 800 meeting at the Mack Mesa Airport hangar. Members must be in good standing, and have paid their yearly membership dues in order to be eligible to vote at the meeting. Adult membership costs are $35.00 per year discounted to $25.00 per year for EAA members, and $10.00 per year for Junior members. We want to thank you for your patience through these challenging months and look forward to seeing you again real soon. Reopening the High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids
N13245. the 172 Russel Franke gave HAWK is progressing nicely. Solomon, Krista and Jaden have the hail damaged wing skins drilled off. And Krista and Braden are riveting the new flap skin on and are about finished. Krista has all the new skins fit for the elevators and trim tab and is working on reassembly. Again Hightower Supply came through and supplied the Sherman Williams epoxy primer for the project. The 172 will be totally primed inside all the areas where the skins are removed and replaced. Krista and Braden are doing an awesome job of riveting the skins back on the flap. From April, May, June  Newsletter [Eddie Clements]
The Tool Box Program
This program really shows the kids how to do aircraft type sheet metal work. And is very active. There are about 20 boxes in various stages of construction plus more than 10 finished. Tristan, Ryan, his brother , and Collin are doing a very good job on their boxes and should progress to aircraft work shortly. Collin is working on the 172 mentored by Christa[Krista]. From January- February and March 2018 Newsletter Newsletter [Eddie Clements]
"William soloed this morning and things will certainly be picking up for him in the coming weeks.. January will be his check ride!"–Bryan Miller, HAWK President and CFIIWilliam Completes Solo
Background (from our recent newsletter):
"The Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund is a program funded by the Ray Foundation, managed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (national) and administered through the EAA Chapter network. This program provides up to $10,000 to deserving youths for their flight training expenses. HAWK flight instructor Bruce Erickson took the initiative to get the local EAA Chapter 800 approved for this program, HAWK Member Randy Owen was selected to administer the funds and supervise the student, and HAWK Junior Member William was approved as its first Scholar. Initial funding has been received, and William’s lessons have begun. If EAA and the Ray Foundation continue this program in years after 2020, HAWK has a ready pipeline of aspiring future participants."–John Caldwell, HAWK Finance Director.
Amelia Earhart was a magnificent woman that changed the course of aviation. July 24th, known to us as Amelia Earhart Day, was her birthday, and we would like at take a little time to celebrate her and talk about her amazing feats.
She was born on July 24th, 1897, and saw her first plane when she was 10 years old. She referred to it as “…a rusty thing of wire and wood and looked not at all interesting.” She was not even into planes until December 28th, 1920 when she took a ride in one with pilot Frank Hawks. Her first feat was flying to an altitude of 14,000 feet, the highest a woman had ever flown at the time. After that she was the first woman to ever fly across the Atlantic Ocean! She also became the first human to fly solo over the Pacific Ocean. Then, Amelia turned 40. She wanted to do one more thing; be the first person to fly around the world. Sadly though, on her voyage, she got lost. At the time of the writing of this post, her wreckage has still not been found. But we remember her greatly, for all the steps in aviation she took.
At HAWK, we can use some of the things we know about her to help us. Like how to prepare for even the smallest errors, so that we don’t get lost on our journeys.
Images: Courtesy Wikimedia as well as Underwood & Underwood
Included Links: Trevor
We had a successful first day back.
The Cherokee received a long needed scrub down.
The bugs are gone!
See you next week:
Our new hours are 9 am to 1 pm, lunch optional after 1 pm.
A newsletter is in the works.
Oshkosh may be cancelled for this year, but we have a lot of good news coming for HAWK kids and mentors.
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