What is EAA’s highest rated program? If you guessed AirVenture, you would be close,
but not correct. Our SportAir Workshops, which teach people how to build their own
aircraft, take that honor. Our overall satisfaction rating is 4. 7 out of 5! And what makes
it more impressive is that it’s a traveling program. We’re always a guest at someone
else’s facility. Everything—tools, materials, and instructors—is shipped in. Given all
the variables, it amazes me that the workshops are regularly pulled off without any
major glitches. I just returned from the Denver SportAir Workshop, and it reminded
me of what a great experience these classes are. Learn more at www.SportAir.com.
Much About . . .?
Charlie Becker, Director of Member Programs
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Who’s Who at HQ
Name: Kelly Nelson
Position: Associate Editor,
EAA #: 787745
What do you do? I’m part of the editorial
team selecting, editing, and writing stories and
coordinating the production for Sport Aviation
and Sport Pilot.
If you could own any airplane, what would it be? I’ve always had a love
affair with the Beech Baron…I think it’s a sexy plane.
Most memorable person you met through EAA: WASP Margaret
Ringenberg. I was blown away when she told me she was still flying in air races (at 85!).
When you’re not working at AirVenture, where are you on the
grounds? Camp Scholler. Our family camping experience was such a hit at AirVenture
2009, we’ll probably make it a tradition.
Aviation aspirations? To get into the mechanical side of flying and be more self-
sufficient with maintaining and repairing the aircraft I fly.
Most unique experience as PIC? In the pattern with EAA’s B- 17. It was pretty
cool to be making radio calls to land behind a World War II bomber!
Homebuilding projects in queue? We are currently picking out a design to
build. My husband is set on a taildragger with tundra tires and lots of useful load. Bonus
points if it’ll fly with a moose strapped to it. I’ll just be happy to have something to fly!