Thanks for visiting Chapter 168 in Dallas, Texas
We are an association of people in the Dallas area who have a broad interest in aviation, including factory certified and home-built aircraft. Many of our members have built and fly their own aircraft. Chapter 168 is very active and plans several events each month for our members. Our monthly chapter meeting, held on the first Tuesday of each month, features an aviation speaker. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome guests. Please check the event calendar for the next meeting time and date. We hope to see you there!
- Tuesday, June 6 – 7:00pm. Chapter Meeting. At our June meeting we will hear from Matt Jackson, who has raced at Reno. Matt was raised in the aircraft industry by his father who eventually opened an engine aircraft overhaul facility after the war. Matt soloed on his 16th birthday in a number of different single and multi engines aircraft eventually flying with his father around the country promoting his father’s engine business. Matt opened his own aircraft repair business just after high school and continued his quest to repair and fly all types of aircraft. Matt finally reached his dream in 1979 at the age of 21 and got the opportunity to fly a P51 Mustang owned by a local friend. Following that first flight Matt went on to acquire some 32 different type ratings and also possesses the rating of “All makes and models of single and piston powered aircraft” which is held by only a handful of pilots worldwide. Matt’s love of aviation eventually led him to Unlimited air racing where he eventually participated for over 25 years in the Unlimited Class having flown more Unlimited aircraft in competition than any other pilot in the history of air racing. Matt served as the Vice President of the Unlimited division for 4 years having also been the pilot race brief specialist for the Division for 6 years. Matt now spends his time operating his small restoration and maintenance business at the Aero Country airport. This meeting will also be available on Zoom.
- Monday, June 12 – 6:00pm. Chapter Board Meeting.
- Saturday, June 17. Chapter Picnic. Mark your calendars! It’s time for the annual Chapter Picnic at Mel and Ann Asberry’s Shortstop Field. (MAP). More information will be forthcoming.
- July 24-30. Airventure at Oshkosh! Hope to see you there! Get the OSH NOTAM here.
Please refer to the newsletter for other events.
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