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Headwaters EAA Chapter 1657, Inc Young Eagles Fundraiser Supper
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) (UTC-07:00)
Headwaters EAA Chapter 1657, Inc
Three Forks, MT 59752
Headwaters EAA Chapter 1657, Inc. is honored and excited to announce that former Air Force Thunderbirds commander Richard McSpadden, Senior Vice President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Executive Director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI), will speak at our EAA Young Eagles Fundraiser on June 21st 2023.
McSpadden was appointed executive director of the ASI in February 2017 and was promoted to senior vice president in July 2020. He currently leads a team of certified flight instructors and content creators who develop and distribute aviation safety material –free of charge— in order to advance general aviation safety industrywide. ASI distributes material through a dedicated YouTube channel, iTunes podcasts, Facebook, and a dynamic website. ASI material is accessed 12 million times annually.
A native of Panama City, Fla., McSpadden started flying as a teenager and has logged over 5,000 hours flying a variety of civilian and military aircraft. McSpadden is a commercial pilot, CFII, MEI with SES, MES ratings and a 525S (Citation Jet Single Pilot) type rating. He taught his son to fly, instructed his daughter to solo in their Piper Super Cub, previously owned a 1950 Navion that was in his family for almost 40 years, and currently owns a 1993 Piper Super Cub.
McSpadden also served in the Air Force for 20 years, including the prestigious role of commander and flight leader of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team where he led over 100 flight demonstrations flying the lead aircraft.
Date: Wednesday 21 June 6:00 pm
Place: Hangar #22 Three Forks Airport
$20 per plate contribution suggested
Menu: Top Sirloin Steak, Potatoes, Salads, Bread selection, Desserts, Soft Drinks & Coffee
Music by David Kennedy
Tax Deductible (IRS 501 (c) (3) Not For Profit Sponsorship opportunities are available: Contact Chapter President, Tom Willis email@example.com