EAA Heartland Chapter 1240 - The Spirit of Aviation
197 Challenger Drive Sebring, Florida
(863) 655-1104 eaasebring@gmail.net

Heartland EAA Chapter 1240

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 in partnership with the School Board of High-lands County and the Sebring Regional Airport have developed an initiative to expand Youth Aviation Education and the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum.

This effort has enabled the community and other individuals to generate resources leading to the construction of an Aviation Development Center on the flight line at Sebring Regional Airport.

What we do:

This partnership provides “hands-on” activities and aviation experiences through EAA Young Eagles flights, workshops on aircraft maintenance and repair using donated aircraft, and flight training opportunities and scholarships for youth. Our youth is 25% of our population, but 100% of our future.

What your involvement will do:

The programs at the Aviation Development Center will be supported by the funds generated from community partners. We will be able to continue to engage youth and open opportunities for them in the aviation and aerospace industry. We need your support and involvement for this community re-source. The Center is staffed and programs provided by volunteers. All the funds will go to support the operation and programs at the Center.

Will you please join us in helping our youth?

For more information about EAA Chapter 1240 and the programs offered, contact John Rousch at eaasebring@gmail.com, call or text 863-655-1104.

Past and Current Chapter Officers

Years

President

Vice-President

Secretary

Treasurer

Other

1998-2002

Aaron Dermid

Jack Heiring

Bill Leftwich

Ron Owen

2002-2007

George Pope

Joe Barnhart

Bill Latham

Ron Owen

2007

Joe Barnhart

Ron Owen

Joe Barnhart

Bob Vanderploeg

2008-2009

George Eschenbach

William Ely

Joe Barnhart

Bob Vanderploeg

2010

Ron Owen

Bob Wood

Joe Barnhart

Dave Galati

John Rousch Young Eagles Coordinator

2011

Ron Owen

John Rousch

Rich McCann

Bob Wood

John Rousch Young Eagles Coordinator

2012

Ron Owen

John Rousch

Rich McCann

Bob Wood

John Rousch Young Eagles Coordinator

2013

Phil Lockwood

John Rousch

Rich McCann

Bob Wood

John Rousch Young Eagles Coordinator

2014

Phil Lockwood

John Rousch

Art Ianuzzi

Bob Wood

John Rousch Young Eagles Coordinator

2015

Phil Lockwood

John Rousch

Art Ianuzzi

Becky Rousch

John Rousch Young Eagles Coordinator

2016

John Rousch

Dale Huffman

Becky Rousch

Eileen Game

John Rousch school Board liaison

2017

John Rousch

Dale Huffman

Becky Rousch

Eileen Game

Mike Halpern AirCam build coordinator

2018

John Rousch

Dale Huffman

Raye Lampe

Michael Griffith

Mike Halpern AirCam build coordinator

2019

John Rousch*

Dale Huffman

Raye Lampe

Michael Griffith

Mike Halpern AirCam build coordinator

*Rousch is resigning as EAA Chapter 1240 President at the end of 2019 to manage the Community Aviation / Aerospace Youth Education Grant from the Ray Foundation. Elections for new officers will be held in December of 2021 and installed on January 1, 2022