Fun and discovery combine for an experience that young people can find nowhere else but at the EAA Air Academy, a series of week-long camps designed to introduce young people ages 12-18 to the aviation world.
Campers are engaged through a variety of hands-on activities while staying at the EAA Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Experienced aviation instructors help them delve into flight through studies, hands-on demonstrations, flight simulation, and other exciting activities.
Each year, Chapter 846 offers a full scholarship to a teen to attend the Air Academy. Interested applicants need to submit their application to the Chapter by Feb. 9.
FAASTeam Manager Steve Steele will be bringing a Barany Chair to our January meeting to help demonstrate its effect on the sensory perception and spatial orientation. Join us at the Skypark Terminal, Thursday Jan. 10 at 7 pm.
If the government shutdown continues, and Mr. Steele is unable to attend, Karl Aber will give an overview of the flight-testing of his RV-14A. Thanks, Karl!
What a great team effort to make our hangar a better, more workable space for us all!
On November 8, Thunderbird Crew Chief, Jim Olschlager will be speaking to the Chapter. MSgt James J. Olschlager (Ret.) was the first crew chief to have his name put on the Thunderbirds when they flew the F-16. Also, MSgt. Olschlager has been involved in a wide range of programs including years with the F-117A, VIP squadrons and testing.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Sleepy Hollow Campsite for our annual EAA Chapter 846 Oshkosh Cookout. Food, friends and airplanes, does it get any better?
To see more photos of our members' Oshkosh 2018, go to our Photos page.
Happy July Fourth everyone! And Happy July, that month of polishing up your plane and getting ready for AirVenture 2018, in Oshkosh WI, July 23-29. Come to our next meeting/cookout, July 12 at the Chapter Hangar to plan and hear others plans for the week. And be sure to include the chapter cookout in your plans, July 25 at the Baker/Brooks campsite at Sleepy Hollow Farms campground. As usual, bring a chair and a dish to share!
With all that going on, check the chapter calendar for one place to find out information on all our events. Happy July, y'all!
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!
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!
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
Lincoln Way McDonald’s
AeroTrek Aviation / WMAFS
We couldn't do it without you!
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.
The chapter awarded its Air Academy scholarship to Ben Nagy to attend EAA’s 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.
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.
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.