Thomas Lee Phy, June 24, 1955 - July 14, 2018
President of EAA Chapter 1345 from 2012-2018
Tribute to Tom: Read here
The visit of the B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast was a great success.
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Julie Clark, renowned aerobatic airshow pilot, flew into Bend, OR for the Hayward Air Rally finale on June 12, 2015. She was a guest speaker at the awards banquet.
Julie Clark's T-34
EAA Chapter 1345 members Dale Anderson and Tom Phy greeted Julie Clark at the airport.
Tom and Dale were part of the ground crew for the Rally.
Jeremy B., Hayward Air Rally scholarship recipient, was thrilled to meet Julie Clark in person. Jeremy will be attending the EAA Air Academy at Oshkosh, Wisconsin in July.
Chapter 1345 Builder's Goup has been working on the RV12 for over a year and it is now ready for flight. Mike Robertson and Tom Phy are now completing the test flights as set up by Vans factory. Then this beautiful airplane is ready for a lucky buyer! If you want more information, contact Tom using the "Contact Us" link at the left. Wouldn't this make a great Christmas present!!
The High Desert Flyers sponsored a successful Young Eagles event on June 13, 2015. Several youth flew with 5 different volunteer pilots and planes. Jeremy B. was able to fly in a Highlander with pilot Jim Mateski.
EAA Chapter 1345 recently hosted the Eagle Scouts, giving them an introduction to general aviation and the art and science of building airplanes!
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Dr. Iain Adams, a professor at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom, and long-time pilot and flight instructor, was the featured speaker at the chapter meeting on January 14, 2015. Iain spoke about his varied experiences flying everything from the Concorde to the Goodyear blimp and the people he has met in aviation through the years.
Wings & Wheels 2014 was great! The B-25 Bomber, Grumpy, was a popular attraction, as were the numerous other aircraft, restored cars, motorcycles, Notables live band, dancing, excellent dinner by County Catering, pancakes, and burgers.
EAA chapter 1345 hosted an historic flight experience in the beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast.” One of only 13 Fortress's still flying, this aircraft is an icon of the Allied strategic bombing effort that helped turn the tide of battle in World War II.