bid a fond farewell this past February to Bob Warner, a familiar
face to many EAAers over the years. Bob came on board to lead EAA’s
government affairs efforts and advanced to a vice president position
where he directed member and chapter relations for 16 years.
what’s he doing now? Some thought that Bob had retired. Bob and
his wife, Noel, like to think of it as "rewired." Bob has
worked for aviation associations (AOPA, National Association of
State Aviation Officials, and EAA) for the last 37 years supporting
aviation enthusiasts and their dreams, now he’s just doing it in a
different capacity. Bob and Noel looked back on their journey
through life and all the experiences they had that relate to how
wealth works. They have launched a crusade to help others plan for
their aviation life through their company, Wealth Educators For
Aviators. So what does that mean exactly?
and Noel are teaching others about money and how to eliminate losing
financial strategies and transfer their wealth into living their
aviation dreams while protecting their family wealth. "Money
over a whole lifetime can be summed up into three pots," Bob
explains. "Lifestyle (owning an airplane), accumulation
(investments), and transferred (taxes and financial
institutions)." Bob says that every decision of sizable nature
should be looked at to see if it falls into the "transferred
pot." The goal is to have the least amount of items in that pot
because it deters you from living your aviation dreams.
will be presenting "Wealth Strategies for Aviators" on
Thursday, July 31, at 4:00 p.m. in the Poly-Fiber Pavilion (Box #10
on the map).
asked what he misses about EAA, Bob joked that he misses the VW
Beetle and a radio. But, he said, he truly misses the staff of EAA
and the interaction with the members the most. He says he still
feels connected because he and Noel are EAA Lifetime members and
have stayed involved as volunteers.
Bob and Noel are both
pilots and are active in mission aviation and members of the Mission
Aviation Support Association that supports missionaries from all
over the world and at EAA’s AirVenture. They are hosting two
missionaries at their home this year.