BOWDOINHAM – The Kennebec Valley Chapter 87, Experimental Aircraft Association, recently elected new officers.

They are as follows: president, Charles Gabelmann III of Bath; vice president, Everett Perkins of Phippsburg; secretary, Richard DeVito of Georgetown; treasurer, Tom Muller of Poland Spring; Young Eagles director, Tom Fisher of Winthrop; newsletter editor, Leo LeClair of Auburn; class A director, Don McKibben of Topsham; class B director, Camille Cyr of Brunswick; class C director and technical adviser, Grady Sharpe of Chelsea; alternate technical adviser, Mike Muchmore of Wiscasset Airport; and EAA 87 mascot, “Lyndie Lee,” the flying greyhound with 300 hours in her logbook.

The association is an international organization whose goals are to promote and encourage aviation safety, engage in aviation education and develop grass roots efforts in aviation research and development. Chapter 87 also participates in the Young Eagles Program, whose goal is to expose youngsters age 8 to 17 to aviation by providing free airplane rides. To date, the chapter has given more than 500 free flights.

The group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Merrymeeting Airport in Bowdoinham. All interested persons are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Gabelmann at 443-3287.

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