June 2022 Chapter Gathering

Hello EAA Chapter 179 Members and Friends – Join us!

The June Chapter Gathering is scheduled for
Tuesday, June 21st
At the Maintenance Facility, Double Eagle II

Join us – in person!

5:30 PM — Doors Open
6:00 PM — Potluck Dinner/Social Time
6:30 PM — Program: On Becoming an A&P  (Bob Waters, A&P)

Join us to hear Bob Waters talk about his journey to certification as an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic (A&P)! He will show the FAA requirements and how he met them. He says there will also be practice quizzes for the audience to test your mechanical knowledge!

Bob, a long time chapter member, served as Chapter President from 2011-2013 and was instrumental in shaping many of the chapter’s activities that continue today. Under his leadership, our chapter moved LOEFI from Moriarty to Double Eagle II increasing community involvement. We also launched our very successful DEAA and expanded our scholarship program for young people.

Bob is an active Young Eagles pilot who recently flew his 500th mission in his Piper Comanche. He serves as the Safety and Education Director for the New Mexico Pilots Association. He has restored a ’46 Taylorcraft BC-12D, a ’68 VW bug and is currently restoring Sandy’s late-’50s Cushman scooter.

It will surely be an entertaining and informative presentation from a true voice of experience.  I base this on how he introduces weather to our aviation academy students, starting simple with a “weather rock”.

Each month, these “Chapter Gatherings” offer time to network with programs centered on exchanging experiences and ideas about aviation – airplanes, flying, and flying activities – rather than the chapter business which is addressed in bimonthly Board meetings.

Where: City Maintenance Facility at Double Eagle II Airport

Directions: The City of Albuquerque maintenance facility at Double Eagle II Airport is next to the Control Tower. At the last stop sign before turning left to the main airport parking lot, proceed straight through the gate towards the Control Tower. Look for EAA signs. Park in front of the city building.

Driving to Double Eagle II: Take I-40 or Paseo del Norte west to Atrisco Vista Blvd and follow airport signs. (7401 Atrisco Vista Blvd).