Officer Nominations and Elections

Are you interested in becoming a club officer? If so, nominations will be held at the February 27th meeting and elections will be held at the March 6th meeting! You can nominate yourself or a peer anytime up to the election! If you do not want to run for office come anyway and vote for your officer committee for the 2013-2014 academic year! Just a reminder: Meeting are Wednesdays at 9pm in Union 3202!

Adirondack Baloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival Trip!

We will be taking a trip to the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury, NY for the Adirondack Balloon Festival on Saturday, September 22nd!

What is this festival of balloons you ask?  – Well it is a yearly gathering of 100+ hot air balloons of every size, shape, and color.

But when is this amazing event? – I will tell you curious reader. We plan to go up for the morning launch on Saturday September 22nd. The launch is at 6:30AM and it takes an hour to get to the airport, so to be safe we will be leaving from the Union horseshoe at 5:00AM Sharp.

5:00AM?!?! That sounds really early. – It is worth the early morning. Not only do you get to see 100 hot air balloons take to the sky, you also get to go to the “Big Balloon Breakfast,” look at static displays around the airport, and more. If you don’t believe me, here is a link to the festivals website. You can see for yourself how awesome it is at http://www.adirondackballoonfest.org

Ok, I am convinced, what must I do to go on this super cool trip? – Just email flying@union.rpi.edu with your name and say “I want to go.”  It’s that simple.

This is just a few of the materials in the ground school kit!

Ground School Classes Beginning Soon!

If you are interested in taking ground school at RPI, please come to our meeting this Wednesday at 9pm in Union 3202 to sign up! The class will give you all of the knowledge you need to take your written exam. It is a wonderful opportunity if you would like to get your pilot’s license in the near future and will save you $$ by taking the class with a group! The fee covers all of the textbooks needed as well! The class will be taught by Luke, who is a flight instructor at Richmor Aviation at KSCH. It will be held on Sunday evenings from 6-9pm in the Fischbach room of the Folsom Library. If you cannot make Wednesday’s meeting but are still interested, email us at flying@union.rpi.edu.

Summer Fun

Welcome Back Aviators!

Be sure to come to our first meeting, Wednesday, September 5th! 
Ready for an awesome year? We already have guest speakers lined up and ideas for the first trip. Don’t forget about pilot achievements!

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