Lawrenceville, Georgia – October 1, 2007 – Recently, Steve Buss and Katrina Bradshaw of EAA’s staff had an opportunity to enjoy the “Southern Hospitality” of EAA Chapter 690. EAA 690 is based at the Gwinnett County Airport in Lawrenceville, Ga., near Atlanta.
EAA Chapter 690 has been an active supporter of the EAA Young Eagles program since 1992 and has already flown more than 400 Young Eagles this year. The Chapter also supports the EAA Air Academy, utilizing the pilot credit program and local scholarships to send area young people to the Academy. This past summer, EAA Chapter 690 sent seven students to Oshkosh for the Air Academy.
Duane Huff, EAA 690 Young Eagles coordinator extended an invitation for an impromptu Sunday afternoon ice cream social for Bradshaw and Buss in the Chapter’s impressive hangar, which includes a full kitchen!
Aside from supporting youth in aviation, that Chapter has also hosted several of EAA’s touring aircraft including a recent stop by the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor. That stop, one of the most successful of the tour so far this year, resulted in nearly 100 flights in the Tri-Motor. The Chapter will also host a B-17 tour stop during the weekend of Oct. 12 – 14, 2007.
“Katrina and I were both honored to have such a large number of Chapter members turn out on a Sunday afternoon to greet us,” Buss said. “It was a privilege to be so welcomed by fellow aviation enthusiasts. The energy generated by EAA 690 is contagious!”
EAA Chapter 690 members: Back row L. to R.; John Reitz, Greg Jannakos, Joel Levine, Bill Ferguson, Jeannie Ferguson, Rich Gorkes, Tess Huff, Larry Bishop, Duane Huff. Front row, Scott Bruce, Lnor Levine, Fred Huppertz, Lee Hockman, Jerry Shingleton, Robert Bruce, John Bruce, Steve Buss, Dennis Crosgrove.
Katrina Bradshaw (left), Duane Huff and Steve Buss take a moment to pose for a photo during their recent visit to EAA Chapter 690’s hangar. Photo from EAA Chapter 690’s web site, Joel Levine