March 2023 Chapter Gathering

Hello EAA Chapter 179 Members and Friends – Join us!

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

Join us – in person!     Visitors Welcome!

5:30 PM —  Rudi’s BBQ Dinner Provided (donations accepted)
6:15 PM — Program:  EAA 179’s 2023 Scholarship Presentations
Mark Sturm, Scholarship Coordinator

Meet recipients of Chapter 179 scholarship awards! Always inspiring, join us to meet students and learn about their aviation goals. Expect to meet parents and let’s see what we may do to help these youth move forward along their aviation journeys.

This year, we present two $2000 flight training scholarships, one in hon-or of “Doc” Weaver* and the ongoing Jay Schmitt Memorial Scholarship. Two students will be awarded full tuition to attend EAA’s Air Academy in Oshkosh this summer. In addition, four recipients will be awarded $1000 each for various flight training pursuits.

Our program supports youth up to age 25 pursuing aviation education. Thanks to our generous donors, Chapter 179 has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships over the past 5 years.

These monthly Chapter Gatherings offer time to network with programs centered on exchanging experiences and ideas about aviation – air-planes, 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, next to the Control Tower; 7401 Atrisco Vista Blvd NW; Al-buquerque

Directions: Take I-40 or Paseo del Norte westbound to Atrisco Vista Blvd and follow airport signs. Once on the Airport road, there is a stop sign before turn-ing left to the main airport parking lot, DON’T TURN LEFT. Proceed straight through the gate towards the Control Tow-er. Park in front of the 1st building on the left, marked 7401A. We’ll be in the south maintenance bay. Look for EAA signs.