To the Editor:
EAA Chapter 1267 wishes to extend a note of appreciation to the public for the overwhelming success of the pancake breakfast held Saturday, July 6, at the Granby Airport. We served more than 843 breakfasts, collected more than $1,000 in cash donations, and sold thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and services, which are generously donated by community businesses and individuals. Every gift is important to us and sincerely appreciated. Thanks to all of you throughout Grand County who generously gave to the auction. Although we had more than 30 aircraft to attend the fly-in, it is the community that provides generous contributions to our scholarship fund, where 100 percent of the money raised is allocated. Last year we awarded more than $9,000 in scholarships to local young people, five who attended week-long aviation camps in Oshkosh, Wis., and two who received college tuition funds for aviation-related studies. We believe we can do the same this year due to the success of the pancake breakfast.
The EAA Experimental Aircraft Association consists of flying enthusiasts who seek to generate an interest in aviation for young people, for possible careers or rewarding hobbies. Members of Chapter 1267 hope to inspire young people to learn about flying and its many related fields. “Experimental” aircraft are usually home-built, which involves knoweldge about various things, from physics, mechanics, and engineering to meteorology, weather and computer science. Many of our members are pilots who have built one or more aircraft and are eager to share their expertise. Chapter 1267 also has a Young Eagles Program, which takes young people who have never flown in a light aircraft on flights around the country. Pilots do this at their own expense because they love aviation and know how exciting, satisfying and fun it can be for everyone involved.
President Glenna Cook
EAA Chapter 1267