A picture perfect day and everyone's hard work spreading the word, resulted in crowds for this year's Young Eagles Day. Unfortunately, that made for some disappointed families when we became so backed up that we were unable to fly all of the young people who came out for their first Young Eagles airplane ride. Hopefully, we will have an additional YE Day scheduled soon for later this year. In the meantime, check out the photos on our Photos page.
Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated nearly 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.
Nationally, the Young Eagles program has flown nearly 2 million kids with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers, including the members of Chapter 846.
Each year we fly young people age 8-17 at Wadsworth Airport. Each child will attend a short ground school, followed by a free airplane ride with a qualified pilot. A parent or guardian must be present. Join us on Sat., June 10, 9 am-2 pm, at the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, and let your child fly like an eagle!
On Young Eagles Day, Saturday, June 10
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make our pancake breakfast a success! The final numbers aren't in yet, but despite less than ideal weather, we sold over 100 breakfasts and raised money for the chapter. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this happen and an especially big thank you to Chair Mike Baker and his committee who organized and ran the event. Check here
We believe it has to warm up someday! So acting on that belief, the first chapter cookout of the year will be held Thursday, May 11 at the chapter's Ryerson Hangar at Skypark at 6pm. Bring a dish, some chairs, maybe even a sweater, and join us! The chapter will supply the meat and soft drinks. Always a fun time!
Join us for the next meeting at the Chapter Hangar Thursday night, 4/13, 7 p.m. Jonathan from Albright Welding in Wooster will bring a few welding units and provide demonstrations. Everyone will then be allowed to try some welding of their own. Bring a welding mask if you have one. Bob Sprang will also have his plasma cutter available for folks to try. Thank you, Randy Brooks, Pete Klapp, and Bob Sprang, for getting the hangar ready for the welding demo.
EAA members learn welding at a SportAir Workshop.
Adam Dutko will be covering his aircraft in May and is willing to have anyone from the Chapter attend and possibly help out. He will be showing the PolyFiber video on covering in preparation of covering an aircraft, a Taylorcraft, in May. Adam's hangar is located at Lorain County Airport.
He will also be holding a "viewing party" for the Poly Fiber Video on 03-19-2017 (a Sunday) at his hangar at KLPR from 12PM to 3PM. If anyone is interested in attending from the chapter please check out the event I scheduled on Meetup.com at:
Our February program will cover different aspects of ADS-B installations and some suggestions in picking an ADS-B instrument for your aircraft. Dale Housley, A&P, has installed an ADS-B transceiver in his Cessna 150. Mike Baker has also installed a transceiver in his Sonex that he is building. They will talk about the considerations in choosing the transceivers for their aircraft. Other aspects of the ADS-B system will also be discussed. Please feel free to bring up any other homebuilding or flying questions during the meeting. Bring a friend!
Many thanks to Fred and Edilene Coblenz who were our hosts at their house, in Wadsworth, of our annual holiday party. The chapter provided meat and drinks, and members brought a wonderful selection of appetizers, side dishes and desserts to share. For the fun part of the evening, a white elephant gift exchange brought lots of laughs. Thank you for celebrating the holidays and helping us kick off a fabulous 2017!
Plan to attend the next chapter meeting, Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 pm in the Skypark meeting room. Aviation historian, Bill Meixner, will be joining us to share the fascinating and varied history of the I-X Center.
When the US entered WWII, Cleveland was one of the cities selected to build a new bomber. The Bomber Plant, (now the Cleveland I-X Center), was built in 1942. Fisher Body Aircraft Plant No. 2 employed 15,000 workers during the war.
Learn how Cleveland played an important role in the Battle of the Pacific and the development of the B-29 Superfortress.
A few intrepid and creative souls have volunteered to serve on a Hangar Committee, to help the chapter move forward with the Ryerson Hangar. How are we going to use it? What are the steps we need to take and in what order to get there? What equipment do we need? What do we have and what will need to be purchased? Many thanks to Joe Begany, Colby Dehoff, Dale Housley, Gary Kohler, and Mike Riddle for helping guide the chapter as we move forward with plans for the hangar. And many thanks to Paul Lutz and Randy Brooks who have volunteered to be Hangar Managers.
The Ryerson family's generous donation of their hangar to Chapter 846 is a game changer. Now is the time to focus, to think a little bigger, maybe to even dream a bit. But before we do that, we need to say thank you to the Ryersons at the official dedication of the hangar on Sat., Oct. 8th at noon. Bring a side dish or dessert, and chairs, (we have tables! Thank you, Randy!) We'll see you at Hangar M-1 at Skypark!
Were you able to make some real progress on your project this summer? Or are you stuck and in need another opinion? Whichever it is, load up a flash-drive with some photos and bring it to the Oct. meeting. We want to hear all about it! It's time to get an update on everyone's project at the next meeting, Thursday, Oct. 13th at 7 pm at Skypark.
Chapter member Mike Barden has put together a quick film on Chapter 846 and our great summer cookouts. Check it out!
Congratulations to our award winning Newsletter Editor, Mike Baker! He was selected by EAA as this year's Newsletter Editor of the Year for the great work he does creating our Wingnut Newsletter. The newsletter is always a beautiful thing, chock full of good information and beautiful to look at. A well deserved honor, Mike! Check out the newest edition, here.