EAA Chapter 393
Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.
About EAAOur chapter is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 170,000 plus members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit their home page at EAA.org
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EAA Chapter 393
Member Spotlight - September 2022 - Don Whiteside
Our featured member for September, 2022 is Don Whiteside. Don is an active pilot with a passion for his family and flying.
Don became a Chapter 393 member in the 1980’s for a period of time until life and career got in the way. He rejoined our chapter in 2017.
Dons' father served in the Army Air Corps as a ‘Crash Boat Skipper’ and became a pilot by spending all his GI benefits learning to fly in Alaska. His dad introduced him to flying and encouraged him during the early years with trips in the family Stinson.
Don began flying at age 16 and soloed while in high school but abandoned flying for a few years. In his early 20’s the flying bug struck again and Don received his Private Pilot license and ASEL rating. Don exercised his PPL privileges for business in the early days and now just flies for the joy and experience of looking down on the world because he can.