Chapter member Bryon Palitto will be coordinating Young Eagles flights at this year's Props and Piston Festival at the Wadsworth Airport, Sep. 9 & 10. Friday evening we will be flying Young Eagles for Children's Hospital, as well as Young Eagles all day on Sat. Since it is a Boy Scout event, members will need to use certified aircraft. In addition to pilots, we also need non-flying members to help at the registration table, ground school and as walkers. Interested members can contact Bryon at email@example.com. Click for more information on the Wadsworth Props & Piston Festival.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Pedro "Pete" Aragon, who passed away last week. Pete was a long time member and Chapter 846 president for several years. He was a strong supporter of the Experimental Aircraft Association and general aviation.
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.
Don't forget, Skypark is hosting their Summer Celebration, Sun. June 26. For more information check out their website,
Thank you to all our members and their support of this incredible program.
Bob Sprang will be hosting our next meeting, Thurs., June 9 at 6 pm at his hanger at Skypark. As usual, Chapter 846 will be providing meat and drinks, and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Members will get to see Bob's newest baby, an RV-4.
We'll also finalizing plans for this year's Young Eagles Day, to be held the following Saturday, June 11 at Wadsworth Airport. More information is available on the Events page. See you Thursday!
Upset Recovery Training Class, taught by John Dye of Bad Attitude Aviator Training Company. It is a day-long ground school. Lunch will be provided. The course will include: complete Bad Attitude URT training manual, upset causes, extensive aerodynamic review, accident analysis, recovery profile, complete emergency egress (bail-out) brief, aircraft icing, physiological effects, and ground training completion certificate (many insurance companies now offer discounts to those who complete URT training). The cost of the course is $100 for EAA members, and $125 for non-members.
Join us at Skypark, Thursday, March 10th at 7pm for our next chapter meeting. we'll be reviewing the changes to the Youth Protection Policy, and Randy and Gary will be showcasing some of the great new flight planning tools available to pilots.
For the program handouts, click Flight Planning.
Just in case you couldn't make Randy and Paul's informative presentation last night, here's the link to a very complete list of allowed owner maintenance work, including links to the applicable FARs. "By performing routine maintenance on our own aircraft we not only gain personal satisfaction but also become better educated about the equipment we fly, making us better and safer pilots. The opportunity also exists to save a substantial percentage of the annual maintenance costs associated with aircraft ownership." AOPA