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Joe Goodlove
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#1 Posted: 10/22/2009 15:25:04

I have all back issues of Sport Aviation since about 1967 (except for one year when my ex-wife didn't forward my mail).  As I have started to see the sunset, I reluctantly have to down size.  I have tried to donate them to colleges, trade schools, high schools and other organizations but no one wants them.  Either there is no interest or they feel they can get all they need to know off the internet.  (Sad.  I think you still can't beat the printed word.)  I would even send them overseas.  If the recepient would pay the postage I would consider donating them to any worthy cause.  Does anyone have any ideas or know of a group that could use them?

Thank you,

Joe



Zack Baughman
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#2 Posted: 10/22/2009 16:41:55

Some ideas:  try giving them to your local EAA Chapter(s), Cub/Boy/Girl Scouts and/or Explorers, local library, or if there are any in your area - modeling clubs such as IPMS or R/C flying clubs.  If local venues completely fall through, you might consider donating them to the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum http://www.airandspacemuseum.org/ - it is an up-and-coming museum that I am fairly certain would love to have them in its library. 

Good luck!

Zack

 

 



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Steve Buss
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#3 Posted: 10/24/2009 14:49:09

Here's an idea right out of today's Chapter Leaders Academy at Oshkosh.

 

Take your magazines to a local doctor or dentist (or anywhere where people are waiting).  Here's the twist, put a label over the mailing label that has your Chapter's meeting time/location and contact information.  It may not work for all the issues you have, but it definitely gets them to a new audience.

 

By the way, we have 24 Chapter leaders in Oshkosh this weekend for a two day session from as far away as British Columbia, California, North Carolina and Mississippi.

 

 



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Jim Cunningham
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#4 Posted: 10/25/2009 09:04:48

Joe,

 

I use hard copy of SA for a variety of research and writing projects (including biographies on Steve Wittman and Bill Brennand... used it a great deal for the book I did on John Monnett). I have the entire run on CD and now online, but that doesn't work too well when you want a bunch of stuff spread out all over your table with post-it notes! I would love to have them and promise to take care of them (I'm a librarian for my day job and treat printed material with respect). I'd be happy to send you a check.

 

Jim Cunningham



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Joe Goodlove
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#5 Posted: 11/6/2009 21:27:33

Jim,

Thank you for your reply.  I'm waiting for a couple replies from a couple weeks ago, but if I don't hear from them soon, you may be the lucky one.  I still have to dig the boxes of magazines out.  Unfortunately, my "honey-do" list (house remodel) is taking up most of my time.  I don't check my mail as often as I should.

Where are you with respect to the Quad Cities?

Joe



Jim Cunningham
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#6 Posted: 11/12/2009 10:05:09

Joe,

 

Let me know... I'm in Bloomington, IL. And I have an Arrow to come get them :-)

 

Jim



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Joe Goodlove
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#7 Posted: 12/3/2009 10:42:26

Jim,

 

No response from earliest contact so you are the lucky receiver.  I still have to gather them all up in one area but can do that this weekend or early next week.  The closest airport is Tipton, IA, but we aren't that far away from Davenport either.  You can call our home phone (listed for Lowden, IA) 563-941-7572.

Cheers,

Joe

 

 



Jim Cunningham
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#8 Posted: 12/7/2009 12:52:25

Nifty. Sent you a private message and will be in touch more soon. Thanks!

 

Jim



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Ron Wanttaja
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#9 Posted: 12/8/2009 11:07:14
Joe Goodlove wrote:

 

I have all back issues of Sport Aviation since about 1967 (except for one year when my ex-wife didn't forward my mail).  As I have started to see the sunset, I reluctantly have to down size.  I have tried to donate them to colleges, trade schools, high schools and other organizations but no one wants them.  Either there is no interest or they feel they can get all they need to know off the internet.  (Sad.  I think you still can't beat the printed word.)  I would even send them overseas.  If the recepient would pay the postage I would consider donating them to any worthy cause.  Does anyone have any ideas or know of a group that could use them?

Here's a Sport Aviation article  from the archives, about what our Chapter does with them.




Ron Wanttaja
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#10 Posted: 12/11/2009 16:24:23

Alot of us at our EAA chapter bring our magazines to the young eagles events and give them to the kids when they register to fly. The Kids eat them up!



Douglas Cooke
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#11 Posted: 12/11/2009 16:42:43

I tape an application for our chapter (859) inside the front cover and drop them off at my barber shop.

 

Douglas

 



Roger Halstead
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#12 Posted: 12/11/2009 19:02:36

I've been doing this for years.  Doctors offices, Dentists offices, hospitals, and barber shops.

Most do not want magazines that are more than a few months old. OTOH my allergist's office even has some financial magazines that are several years old. 

The places particularly like magazines that pertain to activities such as most aviation magazines, but they probably don't want the last 30 years worth of *stuff*<:-))

One thought might be homes for the elderly and county homes

After saying that, I still have hundreds of pounds of magazines cataloged boxed up in the basement.



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Eddie Ruhl
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#13 Posted: 12/11/2009 21:25:04

We have all been stuck in a dentist's or doctor's office waiting room with nothing to read but old People magazines.  In order to spare others that fate, keep my old magazine pile from forcing me out of the house and possibly spread some good aviation PR to folks who might otherwise never even know that there is all that really interesting aviation activity going on in our country, I try to remember to always take a few magazines every time I go to an appointment and spread them around the waiting room.  Who knows, maybe someone will read one and decide to learn to fly or, if not, perhaps next time there is an anti airport move going on someone will remember that Sport Aviation or AOPA Pilot magazine they read. 

Eddie



Carole Myhre
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#14 Posted: 12/11/2009 23:02:50

From May through October, our Chapter gives Young Eagle flights the second Saturday morning each month. I give out aviation magazines to each young eagle after their flight. If I have a good assortment of magazines on hand, I let them pick which one they want. The month of issue is not important, but the pictures are great.

Carole



Ben Gleason
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#15 Posted: 12/12/2009 08:08:02

Hi all:

I have every issue since 1958 Bound in Blue each year ! They really looks great in my personal library, which I might say is very complete, over 10,000 aviation books and or subjects! It always amazes me how the interest never goes away when I look through issues from the past, or reread a book! Hope you all are enjoying this wonderful time of the year.

Merry Christmas!

Ben



Timothy Pitner
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#16 Posted: 12/13/2009 19:36:26

Every year I take mine into the lunch room at work.  They always disappear... I find them in magazine racks for the next several months all over the company....  We have allot of floor space.


Tim



Thomas Hutchings
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#17 Posted: 12/13/2009 20:11:07

 I drop mine off at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital here in Cheyenne.  They are glad to get them.  I'm not sure how they would respond in a large metro area.

Respectfully,

Hutch



Joe Goodlove
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#18 Posted: 12/23/2009 17:03:02

Thanks one and all for the suggestions. (I forgot about trying the VA hospital.)  I have found an individual that can use them for his research and articles, and he is a librarian.  The problem was no office, doctor or otherwise, wanted 40+ years.  The library in Cedar Rapids, IA didn't want them as they were flooded out a couple years ago and they don't have a new library yet.  If no one wanted them the Davenport library would take them for their annual sale--10 cents apiece and if they didn't all sell they dump them.  A couple EAA chapters didn't want them as all of their members have them already.  My former employer would frown on that many laying around.  BUT problem solved.

New question:  where is there a list of all EAA chapters by name, number, location, and contact?

Cheers,

Joe



Steve Buss
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#19 Posted: 12/29/2009 09:30:26
Joe Goodlove wrote:

 

Thanks one and all for the suggestions. (I forgot about trying the VA hospital.)  I have found an individual that can use them for his research and articles, and he is a librarian.  The problem was no office, doctor or otherwise, wanted 40+ years.  The library in Cedar Rapids, IA didn't want them as they were flooded out a couple years ago and they don't have a new library yet.  If no one wanted them the Davenport library would take them for their annual sale--10 cents apiece and if they didn't all sell they dump them.  A couple EAA chapters didn't want them as all of their members have them already.  My former employer would frown on that many laying around.  BUT problem solved.

New question:  where is there a list of all EAA chapters by name, number, location, and contact?

Cheers,

Joe

 

Right here:  http://www.eaa.org/chapters/locator/

 

Blue Skies!

 



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