Congratulations on surviving another Northern Illinois Winter! With all the crazy weather we saw in February, I wasn't able to fly even one time. But based on some of the great pictures I've seen posted to our Facebook Group, it appears that many of you have found ways to keep your flying passion alive thru the frigid & slippery conditions.
Here's a quick look at what has been going on at Chapter 1414.
ADS-B Performance Checking
At last month's meeting, Kelly Jeffries shared her story about getting a letter from the FAA regarding a possible ADS-B performance problem in her RV-8. If you would like to verify that your ADS-B installation is working correctly, you can obtain a free performance report on your ADS-B signal from the following website: https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/PAPRRequest.aspx
Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Cheryl Falardeau, Katie McGreevy, and Frank Herdzina, 2018 will see the return of the Chapter 1414 Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday, October 27th. More details to come!
2018 Skiplane Fly-In
Well, we had just barely enough snow on the grass, but the fog and high winds kept the plane count down to 3 this year. However, that didn't keep about 100 people from stopping by the hangar, enjoying Sean's awesome chili, making S'mores by the firepit, and sharing some good conversation at our 3rd Annual Skiplane Chili Flyin. Thanks to all who came out! You can see some pictures from the event on our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EAA1414/.
No, we're not talking about the shoes! Every Wednesday
is now Wingtip Wednesday
on the EAA Chapter 1414 Facebook Group. Share the Spirit of Aviation by posting one of your favorite in-flight pics (preferably with a wingtip in the photo) with our members & fans by posting it on the Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EAA1414/
Jenny Project Progress
The Jenny Team has not let the cold weather slow them down. The fuselage is really starting to take shape. You can see this project in action every Tuesday
at the hangar. To see pictures of the build as it progresses into its second year, go to our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EAA1414/
If you would like to see if you can help with the build, come out to the hangar & talk to Don Perry. If you would like to help with fundraising, contact Peggy Fry at the Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum.
The snow-piles are shrinking around the airport, which means Spring is right around the corner! 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