EVIT Aviation Advisory Committee Meetings 

by Lou Amadee 

 

EVIT’s advisory council is made up of aviation enthusiast and professionals who want to assist in the growth and development of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) aviation program. EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) is one of only a few high schools across the country that offer such an extensive program to prepare youth for a variety of aviation pathways. Our students can earn college credits as well as a private pilot's license. We also try to place many of our seniors in aviation related internships in their last semester.  

Our graduates include pilots, CFIs, certified technicians, flight attendants, and air traffic controllers.

Our members are welcome to attend the quarterly meetings or just contact us and let us know how you can assist. We are always in need of equipment and training aids, as well as guest speakers. If you are interested, contact Lou Amadee ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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Our Spring Social at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek on Thursday, April 28th was loaded with fun, food, and lots of stories! We hosted sixty-eight pilots, spouses, aviation enthusiasts, and honored military people. Guests came from all over the Valley and even from Tucson. It was wonderful to see old friends chatting and new friendships forming. Tables were set with red, white, and blue flowers, toy and wind-up airplanes, flags, and more. APA President, Tommy Thomason, welcomed everyone and helped announce the winners of the Question Board Raffle. Two questions were posed and Question #1 had 6 correct answers. Tommy drew from these 6 and congratulations went out to Tim Greer for correctly answering the question of who founded the Arizona Air National Guard – Barry Goldwater. Tim and his wife Lynell took home a liter and a half of Maker’s Mark Bourbon as their prize. Question #2 had 3 correct answers and kudos to Robin Gerblick for her winning answer to the question of who owns the Gray Ghost – Tommy Thomason. Robin and her husband Jim walked away with a fifth of Glenfiddich Scotch. Way to go, Tim and Robin! The party went on well past our 7 pm ending time! It was a great way to welcome in the Double Circle Ranch Fly-In scheduled for April 29-30.

Organizers Susan Wearly and Mary James wish to thank Tommy and all of the APA staff for allowing them to run with their party planning and for helping. $140 was raised toward our Scholarship Program. We had a great showing of just how impressive the APA is as a volunteer organization.

Watch for news of a Fall social later this summer – this could be habit forming!!

 

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