EAA Chapter 846

Wadsworth, OH

Young Eagles Day, June 9!

Thank you all for a great Young Eagles Day! While the weather left something to be desired, we were still able to introduce 64 young people to the thrill of aviation. Thank you Alyssa Alfano for covering the event and writing a front page story.  Go to our Young Eagles page for some pictures from the day.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who kept the event running. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. And of course, to the amazing pilots who donated their time, expertise, equipment and fuel to make Young Eagles Day possible. One last final shout-out to Wadsworth Municipal Airport Flight Services and AeroTrek Flight School for the use of their hangar and fabulous support of the event and Wayne County RC Club for their display of RC aircraft. Thank you all!

Congratulations on a Wonderful Pancake Fly-In!

Despite less than picture-perfect weather, we had a fabulous pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sat.! Mike Baker and his committee put together a a wonderful event, including not just great breakfast food, but even delicious Hartzler 's ice cream. Some folks flew in, some drove in and some even pedalled in to eat, to see the planes, to enjoy the RC aircraft, and to have some airport fun. Many thanks to Flight Services of Wadsworth for letting us share their hangar and to our many sponsors for their support.Thanks also to all the volunteers who worked so hard to put it all together. Congratulations all!

Pancake Breakfast-Fly-in

                   

Mike Baker and his committee have been working hard planning this year's Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in fundraiser for the chapter. The event is this Sat., May 19 from 8 am-1 pm at the Wadsworth Airport.  It's a fun event and the cooks are superb, so plan on flying over to Wadsworth May 19th for planes and pancakes!

 Many thanks to all our sponsors for this year:

Best Process Solutions Inc.

Faught State Farm Insurance

Stone Process Equipment

Medina Auto Mall

Joe Lipovitz

Lincoln Way McDonald’s 

AeroTrek Aviation / WMAFS

    Computer Surgeon

                                                         Eyedeal Graphics

                                             We couldn't do it without you!

 

Engine Disassembly at the Chapter Hangar, April 21

Saturday, April 21st, EAA Chapter 846 will be hosting the complete disassembly of a Continental A65 engine. The event will start at 10:00 AM in the Chapter Hangar at Skypark Airport. All tools will be provided and we will have coffee and doughnuts available.  The hangar will be open by 9:30 AM so come a little early for doughnuts and coffee.

Activity:
We have a complete Continental A65 engine that has been mothballed for several years that we will disassemble completely and bagged.  We will have all of the tools necessary to take the engine apart and zip lock bags to catalog everything as we go.  The intention is to send the parts out for re-certification inspection.  Assuming all of the parts certify we would like to host another activity to re-assemble the engine under the supervision of one of our resident A&P IA's.  Various drawings and related material will be available for the Continental A65 engine to support our disassembly and documentation.  We would like to make this a hands on activity so be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get oil and grime on your hands and shirt.

The goal is to give everyone a chance to participate in the complete disassembly of a typical aircraft engine, as well as, learn how to document the  aircraft engine as you take apart for future reference.  We will also discuss the re-certification process and what re-certification of the parts does and does not do for the engine.  We will also discuss what legal documentation must be done to document the project in the Engine Log, as well as, what happens when the parts return from inspection and certification.

Once everything has been returned we will evaluate if we can proceed with re-assembly.  If we can proceed with re-assembly we will schedule another activity and everyone can participate in the re-assembly of a newly certified engine.  Hopefully, we can schedule this sometime in the early fall.

Looking forward to sharing this activity with anyone interested.  Bring a friend and be prepared to have some fun. Work will start at 10:00 AM and we expect that we should be finished by 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 21st.
 

Cookout & the Recreational Aviation Foundation At April Meeting

The first cookout of the year begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the hangar, M-1, at Skypark Airport Thursday, April 12th. We will be testing the new heaters installed in the hangar. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish to share, as well as a chair.

Christine Mortine, a representative from the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) will (weather permitting) fly in to join us and update us about the RAF. The RAF is dedicated to preserving existing airstrips and creating new public-use recreational airstrips throughout the United States. More info on the RAF is available at www.theraf.org.

 

National Weather Service Expert at the March Meeting

Gary Garnet is currently the Meteorologist in Charge of the National Weather Service in Cleveland, Ohio. Long-time friend and golfing buddy of Joe Begany, he has accepted our invitation to discuss aviation weather and the tools that the National Weather Service uses to report and forecast aviation weather. Come to Skypark Airport, Thurs., March 8 at 7 pm to enjoy this interesting presentation.

 

Congratulations to Air Academy Scholarship Winner, Ben Nagy!

The chapter awarded its Air Academy scholarship to Ben Nagy to attend EAAs Air Academy Camp this summer at Air Venture. We had three excellent applicants, and the decision was very difficult. The class will be held July 17-25, 2018 at the Air Academy Lodge on Pioneer Airport, next to the EAA Aviation Museum. All expenses of the attendee are covered by the scholarship once they arrive at the Lodge.

ABC's of ForeFlight


Have you been considering trying ForeFlight? Is it worth the cost of the subscription? Join us for the next meeting, Thursday, Feb. 8th at 7 pm at Skypark Terminal meeting room, for a primer on using ForeFlight.

 

Auto Engine Conversions for Aircraft at Jan. 11 Meeting

 This month’s meeting will be held in the Meeting Room at Skypark Airport Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Our social time will begin at 6:30. Bob Taylor, Jeff Paden and Pete Klapp will talk about the automotive engines converted for aircraft that they used in their projects and flying aircraft.

New Officer Elections at the Dec. 14 Meeting

Dec., 2017 - We will be electing Chapter officers for 2018-2019 at our next meeting, Dec. 14 at the Skypark terminal meeting room. Following that, we will have a white board discussion — "Why did you choose your airplane?”  and a presentation on in-flight decision-making. See you then!

 

 

Hangar Clean-up Day, Sat., Dec. 2

The Chapter Hangar Clean Up Day is next Saturday, 2 Dec at 8:00 am. (Skypark Hangar M-1).  We will finish clean up from our recent storage area construction project and attempt to organize the hangar to store all our equipment and supplies on our new storage loft and in the cabinets that we installed.

 It should only take a couple hours to complete—the more warm bodies, the faster it will go. Thanks very much in advance and hope to see you next Saturday morning.

The Falco Flies!

Former Chapter member Kyle Brumfield's Falco flew for the first time ever this week! Kyle had spent twenty-eight years building this beautiful aircraft. He had the FAA inspection scheduled on a day in August, 2015, and passed away four days before the inspection. Pete Klapp, Chapter VP, worked with the FAA over the next year to get the paperwork changed over properly to Kyle's widow and then get the FAA rescheduled to perform the airworthiness inspection.


The project was now an airplane! Next, the aircraft had to have some mechanical issues taken care of. Well, with Pete's many hours of work, along with many other hours donated by Chapter members and friends, the airplane was deemed flyable, Nov. 7, 2017! After a taxi down the runway for a final check of the engine and instruments, Gary Baker went to full power in Falco N729CB and took off on runway 2 at Wadsworth Municipal Airport (3G3) at about 5:05 pm. He landed fourteen minutes later, as the sun was setting in northeast Ohio.
The Falco was very maneuverable and the engine was responsive. It will be a pleasure to fly!
Congratulations, Kyle, and to all who worked so hard to make this flight possible.

Chili Fly-out

This coming Sunday, Oct 22, we will be having a flyout to HAAR Airport (9OH1) for their chili fly in. HAAR is located East of Toledo and is a 2600 ft. grass strip. Last year's fly in provided for a nice lunch, car show, and lots of airplanes. Lunch starts at 11:00 therefore we will depart from the Chapter Hangar at 9:30. Sign up to go as either a pilot or passenger. Passengers will be assigned on a first come first served basis. This is possibly the last fly out of the year so sign up and enjoy the day with fellow members. Click here to register.

Remodeling, this Saturday!

You know there is just something about a man in a tool belt! So strap one on and join us at the chapter hangar Saturday morning at 8 am to help build some storage shelves for the hangar. If you've got them, bring: hammer, tool belt, air nailer for spikes, pancake compressor, step ladder, circular saw, carpenter’s level,  drill, ruler, pencils, saw horses.

And if you're not too handy, you can always pitch in with lunch. Bring a side dish or a dessert. We can't pay 'em, so let's feed 'em! Thanks everybody for your help!

Privatization

Were you at the meeting Thursday? Do you remember the conversation about the ATC privatization debate in congress? "A bill has been proposed that would spin the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization into a private, not-for-profit corporation controlled by a board of system users. EAA is calling all members to oppose this grave threat to the general aviation community." If you want to learn more, or urge your legislators to oppose the legislation, check out EAA's Rally Congress page. EAA has made it easy, with a letter ready for you to send and a link to find your congressmen."Demand that your representatives protect general aviation and oppose this disastrous bill. With your help, we will ensure our airspace remains a public asset open to all users."

Painting Days

The Chapter will be helping member Joshua Moore with his Eagle Scout project, painting a compass rose at Skypark today starting at 8 am. and going until 5 pm. Lunch will be provided. Bring a broom handle if you have one. We'll be painting on Sunday, too, if needed. See you at Skypark!

** Late breaking news-- They finished it in one day, so Sunday's work party is cancelled. Take a look; it's gorgeous!

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!

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

Sunday, Jun 24 All Day
Thursday, Jul 12 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday Jul 23 - Sunday Jul 29
Wednesday, Jul 25 at 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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