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Ted Kiebke, left, and Dennis Jacobs stand next to jacobs' latest project. Once he gets the batteries ordered for the 1931 Pietenpol he said he will be able to fly using electricity. His friends joke that he'll need a long extension cord. The two pilots are teaching a series of free classes on aircraft and flying through community education. Photo by Brian Basham/Tribune

Pilots offer free classes through community ed

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Spend just a few minutes with Ted Kiebke and Dennis Jacobs and anyone can see the passion they have for flying.

Beginning April 24, they, and other local Experimental Aircraft Association members, hope to share that passion with others interested in flying and introduce them to a world off the ground.


“We’re the crazy guys who build airplanes and fly them,” Kiebke said of the EAA chapter.

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