EAA Chapter 846

Wadsworth, OH

Thank You for an Amazing Young Eagles Day

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.

 

Young Eagles Day, Sat. June 10, 9am-2pm

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 

  • Check here for any weather related delays, (the forecast looks great!)
  • Come down to Wadsworth Municipal Airport between 9 am-1:30 pm. The airport is located here. 
  • The child must be between the ages of 8-17, and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • That's it! All registration is done on site. 
  • All Young Eagles will receive:
    •  A short ground school
    • Aircraft walk-around
    • Their flight
    • A certificate and logbook, signed by their pilot
    • Complimentary student membership to EAA until they reach 19
    • Their name will be entered into the world's largest logbook

Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, May 20th

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 for photos and check out Mike Barden's video below.

First Chapter Cookout of 2017

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!

Welding Demo at April Meeting

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.

Fabric Covering in May

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: 

https://www.meetup.com/Discover-Aviation/events/237754094/ 

ADS-B Systems at February 9th Meeting

 

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!

 

January Meeting, Thursday, January 12

This month’s program will have Matt Tomsheck, our resident DAR, talk about amateur built airworthiness certification. Matt has 30 years in the FAA. As a DAR he has the authority to issue EAB certifications. During his career he has certified aircraft from simple ultralight type aircraft to complex Lancair aircraft .

Party Time!

Colorful Gift PNG Clipart 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!

Chapter Meeting, Nov. 10th

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. 

Hangar Committee

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.   

Dedicating the New Hangar in Style

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!

Bring Your Photos in October

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.

We're Ready for Our Close-Up!

Chapter member Mike Barden has put together a quick film on Chapter 846 and our great summer cookouts. Check it out!

2016 Award Winning Newsletter Editor, Mike Baker!

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.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Pete Klapp and Kyle Brumfield! Kyle built a Falco aircraft, spending the past 28 years on this labor of love. Unfortunately, Kyle passed away last August, just before having the FAA inspect the airplane and issuing an airworthiness certificate. Pete Klapp stepped up and worked with the FAA to make sure the paperwork was changed over to Kyle's wife. That done, the FAA came out to the airport today, inspected the Falco, and found it worthy to be issued an airworthiness certificate! The two inspectors were very complimentary of Kyle's work. We now have an airplane and not a project.
 

Contact Us

EAA Chapter 846

Wadsworth Skypark Airport
3071 Greenwich Road
Wadsworth, OH 44281

President:    Gary Baker
Phone:    330-321-6274
Email:    eaachapter846@gmail.com
Meeting Night: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. Social Time begins at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jul 1 at 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday, Jul 13 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, Jul 15 at 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday Jul 24 - Sunday Jul 30

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