Next Month: 9:00 AM, 2nd Saturday of every month. Days may vary so
watch for the reminder postcard.Continental Breakfast at morning
meetings. The next EAA Chapter 203 meeting will be held at North County Airport
in the Chapter Hangar 11250-5, next to the Palm Beach
Avionics hangar at 9:00 AM on 2nd Saturday of the month. From the junction of the Beeline Highway (SR710) and PGA Blvd
(SR786) go 2.6 miles NW; turn left at the airport sign, cross the train tracks. Follow the road
2.4 miles to the
hangar, which is on the left hand side before you get to the FBO terminal.
Christmas Party on December 10 was Huge Success!
We decided to do something different for the
December meeting. Instead of the holiday party, we had a holiday
meeting with a 'holiday movie morning'. The
film was "Flying the Feathered
Edge", a documentary about Bob Hoover.
The 'enhanced' breakfast was outstanding. See the December/January Newsletter page for
Eagles at Belle Glade!!!
a detailed look at the photos and stories behind the photography of Spencer
Gould, click on his name! Spencer has created a photo album with
captions to show all the excitement of this extraordinary event.
Special Event Ford Tri-Motor Was Here Feb 12-15, 2015!
Here is a new feature of the EAA203 website. Just watch and
review the following video for complete information on specific "How To" projects.
Each month a new feature will be added here and the previous videos will
be archived in the Projects link to the
left. Note:If you have significant start and stop times
due to a slow connection, click on "Pause" and wait a few
minutes for the video to download enough information to be seen without
Our own Rick Johnson and his Avid Magnum Roadable Aircraft.
26, 2011 - Rick
Johnson built an Avid Magnum and mounted part of a Suzuki motorcycle to
the tail. This allows the aircraft to be roadable on the ground and then
slides forward on rails under the fuselage for flights.
Low Budget Hydroforming
Click on Newsletter to left for Club News. Also see the News
link to left for latest from EAA. This web page is now being
developed to incorporate news, activities, club and member projects, Young
Eagle events, Breakfasts and many other activities associated with Chapter
203 of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Be sure to scroll all the
way down for EAA Calendar, Speaker Info and more...
We want to thank D.E. O'Neill (Mom), Mike O'Neill, Larry Harris and Jeff Hebron
for providing our Chapter with an informative and interesting tour of their
facilities. It's amazing to see what all needs to occur when a prop is brought
in, from seemingly simple tasks such as labeling every part removed from the
assembly to computerized measurements of various stations along the axis of the
prop. Approximately 30 members and guests attended this event and all went
away with a much better understanding of the metallurgy, chemistry and other
processes involved in returning a prop to the customer in a like-new condition.
The first two photos are of the group
attending Bill's lecture and discussion on "How To Build Your Own EFIS"! Bill
Siegel not only provided information on how to build one of these great displays
for your aircraft, he also brought a working model of one that he built for
his plane. It included GPS, Moving Map, Flight Planning, and more... all in a
Windows format. Contact the club for more information if you want to build
one of Bill's Homemade EFIS!
After reviewing many of the functions of
the Fire Rescue crew at Palm Beach International, we went outside to witness how
a fire is handled when the interior of an aircraft is on fire. A nozzle
with a pointed end is used to penetrate the skin of the aircraft allowing the
nozzle to remain inside the aircraft. Then the flow of water and foam is sent
through the hose to extinguish the flames inside the aircraft without having to
actually enter the aircraft. In addition, we got a complete tour of the
facilities including many of the trucks and emergency vehicles used by this