Monthly Member Buzz
If I had a dollar for every time we’ve been asked about how to reduce the number of
renewal notices . . . well, I’d own a P- 51.
Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but I’m very happy to tell you that we have a new renewal
program called EAA AutoPilot that eliminates those notices and saves you $4 off your
next renewal. All you have to do is contact EAA Membership Services and provide a
credit card. We’ll keep your card safe, and use it to renew your dues automatically.
After the first year, we will renew your dues at the regular member rate. You can
activate AutoPilot on your membership by calling 800-564-6322 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
CST or go to www.EAA.org/AutoPilot.
(800 JOIN EAA)
Just think . . . no more renewal notices, no more missed magazines, no more worries.
Much About? . . .
Director of Member Programs
Number of local chapters:
Who’s Who at HQ
Years at EAA:
How to find a chapter:
Percent of members
in chapters: 30-35%
annually: Over 5,000
How to find chapter events:
Oldest: Chapter 1 in Riverside, CA formed in
1953 Newest: Chapter 1479 in St. Joseph, MO
Why participate in your local chapter? You
can learn from others, share your knowledge,
and make a difference in the future of aviation.
Membership minimums: 10 EAA members
How to start a new chapter: Contact the EAA
Chapter Office at 888-322-4636 ext. 4876 or
e-mail email@example.com to
request a starter kit.
Describe what you do: I work with EAA’s
950 chapters to help support their local activities.
What’s your favorite part of the job? Working with the local chapter leaders
who are so dedicated and passionate about what they are doing.
How did you get interested in aviation? My husband is a pilot and we have a
hot air balloon where I serve as “Crew Chief.” We have a crew of 3-4. I help set up the balloon,
drive the chase vehicle, conduct radio communications, advise him on potential landing hazards,
and help pack up the balloon.
Where are you during AirVenture? I spend a good portion of my time in the
Chapter Building. It’s wonderful to visit face to face with the chapter leaders and members that
I work with throughout the year and have become great friends with. I also meet people who
are interested in forming a new chapter and I talk with chapter leaders about local activities
and counsel them about chapter challenges.
Most memorable EAA experience? Having the opportunity to see SpaceShipOne
at Oshkosh—it’s a piece of history that’s happening in our lifetime that we are able to witness
and tell our kids about.
Most unique person you met through EAA: Meeting balloonist
Bertrand Piccard. He and fellow pilot Brian Jones made the first non-stop circumnavigation
around the globe in a balloon.
Compass Hill on EAA grounds.