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.
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EAA Chapter 393
Member Spotlight - Harvard & Sara Holmes
Harvard and Sara Holmes join EAA Chapter 393 shortly before Harvard got his pilot’s license in Oakland. A year later they purchased a Mooney with their brother-in-law. Harvard began flying Young Eagles after getting familiar with the Mooney and Sara volunteered for the ground crew. Harvard & Sara Holmes have been active in EAA 393 since 1997 and were honored in 2022 with a lifetime membership in Chapter 393 for their many years of service to our organization. They both have received the Chapter Perpetual Award; Harvard in 2004 and Sara in 2020. The steady theme of Harvard & Sara is that they have always been very active in many aspects of our Chapter that have been instrumental in leading the Chapter throughout the years.
Chapter 393 has benefitted greatly from the following help provided by Harvard & Sara:
1997: Harvard and Sara Holmes join EAA Chapter 393 shortly before Harvard got his pilot’s license in Oakland. A year later they purchased a Mooney with their brother-in-law. Harvard began flying Young Eagles after getting familiar with the Mooney and Sara volunteered for the ground crew.
Harvard has now flown over 700 Young Eagles.
2001: Harvard is elected President of the Chapter and serves through 2003. He wrote many of the notes in the Cleco during his Presidency and continued to do so for many years.
2003: The Chapter Holiday Party is held in the MDPA building (now the Clubhouse) and Sara is very active on the planning and decorating committees organizing the event.
2004: the Chapter Holiday Party is at the MDPA building again. Harvard is presented with the Perpetual Award at the Holiday Party in recognition of his service to the Chapter.
Harvard and Sara accepting the 2004 Perpetual Award