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 .
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!
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.
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.
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.