MEMBERS/CHAPTERS IN ACTION
MEMBERS OF EAA CHAPTER 724 transformed
the Space Coast Aviation hangar into Santa’s Toy
Shop annex December 12 as fellow pilots,
friends, and neighbors arrived to exchange toys
for breakfast cooked by the chapter. A local radio
station played holiday music for the diners
and did some remote broadcasting from the
airport to encourage more people to come out
for the event.
By noon more than 300 pancake and sausage
breakfasts had been served and a total of 452 toys
(including seven bikes) and more than $200 in
cash donations had been collected for the U.S.
Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign.
COMPASS HILL Dedicated to the inspiring legacy of flight as shared between generations ...
EAA’s Compass Hill is a tribute to the
spirit of aviation...and to those who preserve it.
Located on the EAA grounds, this timeless
monument features 4 life-sized bronze sculptures
that depict a family enjoying an aviation outing.
A donation of $1,000 is required for a brick
at the summit of Compass Hill, or a $500 donation
for a brick at the entry plaza. Both bricks include
three lines of inscription and a framed
Bricks purchased by May 17 will be installed
before EAA AirVenture 2010.
To permanently commemorate your passion for aviation,
or to learn more about EAA’s Compass Hill, please visit
www.eaa.org/support/compasshill.asp or call EAA at 800-236-1025.
IT’S NOT UNUSUAL FOR a father and son to both
be private pilots, but it is unusual that both would
solo on the same day and earn their tickets within
mere days of one another. Salvador Corona, EAA
872718, and his son, Edgar, 20, both soloed the
family Cessna 152 in Grants Pass, Oregon, in July
2008 and earned their private certificates nine
days apart in September 2009. The family
celebrated with a cake and a flight to Gold Beach
Salvador had always wanted to learn to fly but
spent most of his time racing formula cars until
two years ago when a friend bought a plane. It was
then, Salvador said, he felt flight was within his
reach, and he started looking for a plane of his
own. Edgar, an art major at the University of
Oregon, said he wasn’t sure flying was something
he’d like but didn’t want to pass up the
opportunity when it was right there in front of
him. Now he says he’d like to fly big freight or
passenger jets someday.