Apr
21
Tue
*CANCELLED* Monthly Meeting April 2020 @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Meetings take place in the EAA Chapter 41 clubhouse hangar (#11) at Brennand Airport in Neenah, unless otherwise noted. Come early to enjoy a meal starting around 6:00.
 
Guests are always welcome!
 
6:00 PM – Food and Social Time
6:30 PM – Chapter Updates & Announcements
7:00 PM – Program: Last Plane Out of Cambodia with CIA/Air America Pilot Neil Hansen
 
Former Air America pilot Capt. Neil Hansen began his aviation career in Detroit as a pilot for Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. He later spent more than a decade in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era as a captain for the CIA’s airline that operated there during the Vietnam era and the ‘Secret War’ in Laos. His adrenaline addiction then took him to a flying job in Cambodia just prior to the Khmer Rouge takeover. Capt. Hansen’s presentations bring audiences with him into the cockpit and onto the dirt mountain landing strips of Southeast Asia during a time in history when flying conditions were risky and avionics technology comparatively primitive.
 
A sought-after speaker in the aviation community and frequent presenter at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Hansen is the author of “FLIGHT An Air America Pilot’s Story of Adventure, Descent, and Redemption” (History Publishing, 2019). The historical aviation narrative incorporates the pathos of a war zone and its periphery, including Hansen’s harrowing escape piloting the last plane out of Cambodia hours before it fell to the Khmer Rouge, and later his inability to let go of the Air America adrenaline addiction that took him down a path he could have never imagined.
 
This spring marks the 45th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Cambodia, and Laos. Most Americans are unaware that the iconic photo of the fall of Saigon, “The Last Helicopter” by photographer Hugh van Es, is an Air America helicopter, and not a military chopper. Even lesser known is that the fall of Saigon was preceded by days by the fall of Cambodia, in which 1.7 million Cambodians lost their lives. Capt. Hansen fled mere hours before the Khmer Rouge closed the airspace. Capt. Hansen will present “Last Plane Out of Cambodia” on April 21 at Chapter 41’s monthly meeting. He will be in attendance from 6–9 pm. Copies of his book will be available.
Capital Neil Hansen
Apr
28
Tue
Board Meeting @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The board meeting will be held in our chapter clubhouse. All chapter members are welcome to attend.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Chapter Goals
  • Member Activities
  • Fundraising and Use of Funds
  • Murphy Rebel Build Team
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Brennand Airport Fly-In

Please contact chapter president Greg Burneske for more information.

May
5
Tue
Murphy Rebel Build @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Murphy Rebel Build Team - EAA Chapter 41

We will meet the 1st and the 4th Tuesday of each month to work on the building of the Murphy Rebel.

The main goal of these build dates is to learn how to build a plane. We’ll work through sheet metal, fabrics, avionics, and power systems sections.

About the build team: New to our Chapter! Chapter members now have the ability to join our Build Team, who’s new project is building a Murphy Rebel kit. Our Build Team members have a wide range of building skills. We have team mentors to help new builders and will provide educational opportunities for youth team members. Build Team members must be an EAA member and an EAA Chapter 41 member.

May
16
Sat
Young Eagle Rides with Chapter 41 @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

This is a tentative date for Young Eagles Flights and is dependent on weather and volunteer pilot availability. Please schedule your flight ahead of time by contacting our Young Eagles Coordinator Travis Fetting. He may be reached by text/call at 920-215-1773 or send an email to .

EAA Chapter 41’s Young Eagle Rides are free introductory aircraft rides for youth ages 8-17. Our chapter hosts Young Eagles events throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Eagle Flights (for anyone 18 and older) are sometimes available during these events. This is a great time to come check out what our chapter is all about.

Brennand Airport (79C) is located 3/4 mile west of Highway 76 on Breezewood Lane, approximately 4 miles west of Neenah.

Airport Note for Pilots: see www.airnav.com/airport/79C and www.brennandairport.com for airport information. Please note, runway 18/36 is now 30 feet wide.

 

Young Eagles

May
19
Tue
Monthly Meeting @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Meetings take place in the EAA Chapter 41 clubhouse hangar (#11) at Brennand Airport in Neenah, unless otherwise noted. Come early to enjoy a meal starting around 6:00.
 
6:00 PM – Food and Social Time
6:30 PM – Chapter Updates & Announcements
7:00 PM – Program TBD

Guests are always welcome!

Meetings typically last 30 minutes to 1 hour depending upon the agenda and special programs/presentations

 

 

May
26
Tue
Murphy Rebel Build @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Murphy Rebel Build Team - EAA Chapter 41

We will meet the 1st and the 4th Tuesday of each month to work on the building of the Murphy Rebel.

The main goal of these build dates is to learn how to build a plane. We’ll work through sheet metal, fabrics, avionics, and power systems sections.

About the build team: New to our Chapter! Chapter members now have the ability to join our Build Team, who’s new project is building a Murphy Rebel kit. Our Build Team members have a wide range of building skills. We have team mentors to help new builders and will provide educational opportunities for youth team members. Build Team members must be an EAA member and an EAA Chapter 41 member.

Jun
2
Tue
Murphy Rebel Build @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Murphy Rebel Build Team - EAA Chapter 41

We will meet the 1st and the 4th Tuesday of each month to work on the building of the Murphy Rebel.

The main goal of these build dates is to learn how to build a plane. We’ll work through sheet metal, fabrics, avionics, and power systems sections.

About the build team: New to our Chapter! Chapter members now have the ability to join our Build Team, who’s new project is building a Murphy Rebel kit. Our Build Team members have a wide range of building skills. We have team mentors to help new builders and will provide educational opportunities for youth team members. Build Team members must be an EAA member and an EAA Chapter 41 member.

Jun
16
Tue
Monthly Meeting @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Meetings take place in the EAA Chapter 41 clubhouse hangar (#11) at Brennand Airport in Neenah, unless otherwise noted. Come early to enjoy a meal starting around 6:00.
 
6:00 PM – Food and Social Time
6:30 PM – Chapter Updates & Announcements
7:00 PM – Program TBD

Guests are always welcome!

Meetings typically last 30 minutes to 1 hour depending upon the agenda and special programs/presentations

 

 

Jun
20
Sat
Young Eagle Rides with Chapter 41 @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

This is a tentative date for Young Eagles Flights and is dependent on weather and volunteer pilot availability. Please schedule your flight ahead of time by contacting our Young Eagles Coordinator Travis Fetting. He may be reached by text/call at 920-215-1773 or send an email to .

EAA Chapter 41’s Young Eagle Rides are free introductory aircraft rides for youth ages 8-17. Our chapter hosts Young Eagles events throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Eagle Flights (for anyone 18 and older) are sometimes available during these events. This is a great time to come check out what our chapter is all about.

Brennand Airport (79C) is located 3/4 mile west of Highway 76 on Breezewood Lane, approximately 4 miles west of Neenah.

Airport Note for Pilots: see www.airnav.com/airport/79C and www.brennandairport.com for airport information. Please note, runway 18/36 is now 30 feet wide.

 

Young Eagles

Jun
22
Mon
Board Meeting @ Brennand Airport Hangar #11
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The board meeting will be held in our chapter clubhouse. All chapter members are welcome to attend.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Chapter Goals
  • Member Activities
  • Fundraising and Use of Funds
  • Murphy Rebel Build Team
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Brennand Airport Fly-In

Please contact chapter president Greg Burneske for more information.