The Beloit Daily News has a nice article on our private showing of the movie “Sully” with chapter member and flight 1549 First Officer Jeff Skiles:
A reminder to EAA Chapter 431 members that our annual election for the board of directors takes place at the regular October meeting on the 4th. Please take the time to attend the meeting and vote!
Calling all photographers!
We are starting to prepare our 2017 EAA Chapter 431 calendar after the success of the inaugural 2016 version and are in need of photo submissions. Here are the “rules” and suggestions:
- Photos must be taken at Brodhead Airport.
- Photos do not have to be of aircraft but must be of EAA Chapter 431 activities or Brodhead Airport scenes.
- Photos of aircraft in flight are preferred over ground shots.
- Photos must be in as high of resolution as possible for print.
All accepted submissions will receive a free calendar and full photo credit. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or if they are too big to e-mail, let us know and we’ll set up a drop box.
The updated Information Page for the 2016 Midwest Antique Airplane Club “Grassroots” Fly-In September 9-11, 2016 is available at the link below. All attendees, whether flying or driving, should read the page and make your plans accordingly.
PLEASE NOTE: The MAAC Grassroots Fly-In is a private event for members of the Midwest Antique Airplane Club. All attendees, whether flying or driving in, must be members of MAAC. For information on joining, please visit the MAAC website. Applications for membership in MAAC must be mailed by July 31, 2016.
Garth Jernigan from West Virginia graciously gave us a batch of pictures from the 2016 Pietenpol/Hatz Fly-In. Check them out at the link below.
The weather during the fly-in ranged from oppressive heat to torrential downpours, which kept the numbers down a bit, but we still had a great time with our visitors from around the world. Thanks to everybody who attended.
For anybody looking for lodging in Brodhead during the Pietenpol/Hatz fly-in or the September Grassroots fly-in, the old Earth Rider Hotel in downtown Brodhead has re-opened on a limited basis. All bookings are done through AirBnB.com.
Visit the updated “Brodhead Area Lodging” page with all the links you need to find a place to stay.
Those planning to attend the 2016 Pietenpol/Hatz Fly-In at Brodhead Airport on July 21-24, please read our Information Page to familiarize yourself with camping, parking, meals and everything else you’ll need to know. Click the link below.
The following news release was distributed to local area media this week concerning a large scale Emergency Management exercise to be held at Brodhead Airport on Wednesday, June 29. Local pilots should be aware of possible runway closures and Fire/EMS equipment on the runways.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION
SUBMITTED BY: TERESA WITHEE
TRAINING EXERCISE TO BE HELD AT BRODHEAD AIRPORT
June 17, 2016
On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 a training exercise will be conducted at the Brodhead Airport and just outside of the city on the North West side. Twenty two emergency response agencies have been invited to participate along with Brodhead Fire, EMS and the Police Department during this exercise. Approximately 125 people will be participating in this exercise. Other volunteers will also be participating as role players as injured victims and they will have special makeup, called moulage applied to look as though they have been severely injured. Residents in these areas may notice increased traffic and response vehicles coming and going.
Tanna McKeon, director of the Green County Emergency Management office received Homeland Security Grants to provide a series of exercises that tested the plans and coordination of multiple agencies responding to a large emergency involving dozens of injured person’s. The prior exercises were classroom based and the full scale exercise is a hands on exercise in which first responders will use their emergency equipment and perform as if they were in an actual situation. The core capabilities that will be tested are Incident Command, communications, mass search and rescue, medical services and public information.
Our first responders are very well trained to respond to daily, small incidents. Large incidents may not happen often but when they do we need to ensure that everyone knows their roles and how to correctly handle larger, more complex situations. Full scale exercises are very valuable to expose us to these situations and identify further training or resources that may be needed.
We are very appreciative of Tanna McKeon of Green County Emergency Management, Kevin Wernet of WI Emergency Management, Brodhead Fire District, Brodhead Area EMS, and Brodhead Police Department for undertaking this series of training exercises. Their commitment, as well as the participating agencies, should be commended for their increased efforts ensuring safety and wellbeing of their communities.
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EAA Chapter 431 is now offering a “Buy-a-Brick program for the apron around the Beacon Tower Memorial. Bricks are available in two formats and can be customized with a personal message or with the name of a person you wish to memorialize. You can view samples and the order form by clicking here:
Bricks are $150 each, $100 of which is tax deductible as a donation to Cheeseland Chapter EAA 431.