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

Walking the I-Beam

The role play scenario was simple as presented to the group. I asked for a volunteer who had a young child. After finding that person, we chatted about their child, and then I set the scene. “There is a 120-foot I-beam in the parking lot, laying on the ground, that is 10 inches wide. I will give the volunteer $100 if they will step up on the beam and walk the full length without stepping off.” Will they, do it? Of course, they will. The question is, can you walk in a straight line for 120 feet?

EAA Chapter 1240 Annual Dinner with Story Musgrave

Ex-Astronaut Story Musgrave to be the featured speaker for EAA Chapter 1240 annual dinner. A Special Journey From a Dairy Farm to Space… with Ex-Astronaut Story Musgrave.

Musgrave was born on a dairy farm in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He was in the forests alone at age 3 and by 5 floated his home built rafts on rivers. He rode combines at age 5, drove trucks and tractors at 10 and when alone in remote fields repaired them by himself. He never finished high school, but instead, ran off to Korea with the U.S. Marines where he became an aircraft electrician and engine mechanic.

EAA Educational Materials

EAA has a multitude of educational materials.

EAA has a multitude of educational materials and resources to help you get the most out of your membership. Whether you need homebuilding advice, are looking to take the next step in your aviation journey, or want to connect with others who have “planes on the brain” like you, EAA’s…

Father Son Flight

Options & Opportunities

As we stood in front of the hangar with the background sounds of aircraft taking off and landing, the father described his desires for his teenage son. We chatted about his son finding something he would do in life that would support the adage of “never working a day in your life while doing something you enjoy”. The dad hoped aviation would be the catalyst for his son’s future. We discussed the many different opportunities in aviation today.