EAA Chapter Awards recognize chapter members for their personal
commitment and contributions to EAA, chapters, and their fellow members.
these award winners, EAA members are able to stay connected and up to
date on the latest happenings. They share qualities including a sense of
volunteerism, accomplishment, creativity, professional achievement, and
a dedication to their chapters.
following awards were presented at the annual EAA Chapter Breakfast
Major Achievement Awards
106656), of Chapter 690, made numerous contributions since he joined his
chapter. Currently, Bishop is the chairman of the homebuilt campground
at AirVenture, is the secretary on Chapter 690’s board of directors,
and is working on two projects, including a 1939 Aeronca Chief and a
metal-covered Stinson 108.
He is the
past president of Chapter 690 and was the driving force and leader when
the chapter moved to its new location in 1994. Bishop helped organize
Young Eagles Day for his chapter, which has flown 635 children. Plus, he
has personally flown more than 356 Young Eagles. Bishop was instrumental
in forming Mercy Flight Southeast and was recently nominated as its
chairman of the board.
Braun (EAA 6386),
of Chapter 35, has been a member of EAA for more than 35 years and has
served as president, vice president, and contributing writer for his
chapter newsletter. He’s contributed to many youth programs, including
the Young Eagles, Boy Scouts, and local schools.
As a retired brigadier
general from the U.S. Army Reserve, Braun has been decorated with the
Combat Infantryman, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal,
and the Legion of Merit. He worked closely with Dr. Von Braun and the
German scientists who laid the groundwork for the Saturn-Apollo moon
program. He continues his love of aviation through activities such as
flying his own plane, rocketry, and photography.
helped put three young people through pilot training. As past commanding
officer of the Suffolk County Civil Air Patrol, he initiated the Sundown
Patrol that flew the coastline looking for boats in distress.
maintains a single- and multiengine land (SMEL) rated CFII, A&P, IA
and nine aircraft. He’s attended AirVenture since 1975, missing only
125809), of Chapter 87 in Bath, Maine, served as Chapter 87 president
for more than 20 years and flew more than 100 Young Eagles. Plus he runs
an after-school aviation group and mentors young people interested in
volunteers his time at Owls Head Transportation Museum as a pilot and
mechanic working on antique aircraft. Plus, he works with local Boy
Scouts to help them earn aviation merit badges and is a flight
instructor. He’s described by his fellow chapter members as
"someone the chapter can always count on."
402761), of Chapter 62, served as chapter president, vice president,
secretary, and board member for Chapter 62. She’s an eight-year Young
Eagles volunteer and B-17 stop volunteer.
In addition to
contributions to her chapter, Gorman volunteers with Angel Flight West,
the Tuskegee Airmen of San Francisco, the local Ninety-Nines, Sun ’n
Fun, AirVenture, and more. She learned to fly at age 65, helped to
restore a Piper Pacer, and is currently assisting on an RV-6. Gorman
continues to organize two chapter fly-outs each month and contributes
to her chapter newsletter.
2008 Chapter Newsletter
month chapter newsletter editors take their time, dedication, and
creativity to deliver outstanding newsletters for their chapters.
Through their efforts, chapter members are able to stay connected and up
to date on the latest information and happenings in the aviation world.
The EAA Newsletter Editor Award recognizes the excellence and dedication
of these editors and is judged on content, appearance, layout, and
Chapter Newsletter Editor Awards went to Steve Jones (Chapter 35), fifth
place; Mike Hoover (Chapter 242), fourth place; Lori Douglas (Chapter
50), third place; Dave Kujawa (Chapter 1445), second place; and Robert
Kindlund (Chapter 62), first place.
2008 Chapter Web Editor
began as simple websites for chapter members has taken off with
eye-catching informative and creative works. Chapter members would not
be able to receive 24 hours a day, seven days a week information without
the chapter web editors. The Chapter Web Editor Award recognizes these
editor’s commitment and creativity to maintain the interesting sites.
EAA Chapter Web Editor
Awards went to Bob Leffler (Chapter 9), fifth place; Brett Ferrell,
(Chapter 974), fourth place; Wolfgang Polack (Chapter 62), third place;
Jim Smith (Chapter 1246), second place; and Lori Douglas (Chapter 50),