The steamroller has been seen rolling the grass runways, the flowers are starting to bloom around the airport, and hangar doors are being opened for the first time in many months. All these are signs that another flying season has arrived!
Here's a summary of what has been happening and what is coming up here at your chapter:
2nd Annual Ski-Plane Fly-In
Everything but snow showed up for our 2nd Annual Ski-Plane Fly-In on Sat., Feb 11th. We had over 50 people and about a dozen aircraft come out on an unseasonably warm and clear day. Everyone enjoyed Sean Stratton's Chili, as well as the hangar flyin'.
Dinner & a Movie Night
The weather was far worse on Sat. March 25th, but the hangar was warm and dry for our 1st Movie Night of 2017. About 35 people enjoyed the Hungarian Goulash dinner and the classic movie "Strategic Air Command".
The next Movie Night will be on Sat.Aug. 26th. Stay tuned for menu and movie.
On Sat. April 22nd, 6 members got to spend the day with Don Perry learning and practicing TIG and MIG welding at our latest welding seminar at the hangar. The seminar covered safety, power sources, torches, consumables, materials, joint design and hands-on practice.
Well, after struggling to get building materials shipped to the hangar undamaged, I can happily report that the Jenny build is progressing nicely. The upstairs workshop and the Museum hangar are looking more like a furniture factory with all the wooden parts being fabricated for the fuselage and empennage.
If you would like to join in on the fun, show up at the hangar on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Sayurdays starting around 9am. There is plenty to do, including power tool setup, component fabrication, shop organization and, of course, good camaraderie.
In addition to our Monthly Gatherings, here are the upcoming events and volunteer opportunities at Chapter 1414:
- Sat & Sun May 6-7 - Weekend Work Party trip to OSHKOSH
- Sat., May 15th - Hangar Spring Cleaning
- Sun. May 16th - Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast and Young Eagles Rally
- Sun. June 11th - Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast and Young Eagles Rally
- Sat. Jun 24th - Flying Event TBA
I'm looking forward to sharing another summer's flying adventures with all of you. Please share your adventures with your fellow members at one of our monthly Chapter Gatherings or on our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EAA1414/
President, EAA Chapter 1414