Volunteers Needed

The election of the Section officers for 2023 has been delayed.  The Executive Committee is still searching for candidates who wish to be on the ballot.  Ideally, we would like at least two candidates for each office  – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  If you would like to be on the ballot for one of the offices, please send a note to Mike Simpson, mike_simpson@ieee.org.

May Meeting : So, You Want to Build and Fly an Airplane?

This event will be in-person and at the Ankeny airport !

Presentation –

Join with Greg Long as he takes you on his journey of dreaming, building and flying an airplane. There were many dreams, many doubts, many unknowns but finally success. You’ll learn the “ins” and “outs” of building his Van’s RV-12 aircraft plus its certification, flying and testing.

The presentation will be at the Ankeny Airport.  Take SE Oralabor Road east off of I-35 to the first stoplight (SE Convenience Blvd.) Turn right (south) and follow the road all the way around past Casey’s headquarters to the airport. You will see the airport beacon on a tower and parking on your left. There is additional parking right of the beacon if needed. Come into the Exec 1 Aviation front lobby through the glass doors and tell them you are there for Greg Long’s airplane presentation. There is no security check at this airport. You will walk through a door that says “Conference Room” and up a flight of stairs to the meeting room. Be advised: there is no elevator or lift for these stairs.

The plane will be available for viewing.



Greg Long

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Date: Thursday, 11 May, 2023
Free pizza and soft drinks will be provided by the Central Iowa Section.


5:45 – Networking

6:30 – Pizza and soft drinks

7:00 – Presentation by Greg Long

Please RSVP:

Please let us know if you are attending .  This helps us make arrangements for pizza pies !

Click here to RSVP

You can also send an email to John Armstrong, jarmstrong@ieee.org

Location of meeting:


Future and Other Meetings:

Central Iowa Section generally does not hold meetings during the months of June, July, and August.  We will begin having monthly meetings again in September.

Do you have meeting ideas ?