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August 23rd 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Where: Palmer Airport
For our August 23 meeting, take a rare tour of John Reffet's Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar. For more info, see Lars' website at Flying Boxcar; click on the chapters on the left side of the page.
It's at the Palmer Airport, on the south apron of 16/34, accessible via Inner/Outer Springer Loop Rd to Cope-Industrial Way, thru the gate at New Horizons & up the apron from Glacier Aircraft Parts. For the hungry, join us at La Fiesta in downtown Palmer at 5:30.
September 7th 2022 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Where: Las Margaritas
Join us at Las Margaritas Mexican & Italian Restaurant at 541 W Dimond Blvd (on the north side of Dimond between Arctic and C Streets). When you walk in, turn left into the front room that is separated from the main dining area and we'll be on the right. So come, get your margarita and nachos and we will talk about aviation and do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.
September 10th 2022 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together
Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.
Join us for our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together - we will be meeting at Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. See you there!
September 27th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting - TBD
Aug 6th, 2022 - Young Eagles at Merrill Field
EAA Chapter 42 working with the Alaska Airmens Association and the University of Alaska Anchorage flew 30 new Young Eagles today at Merrill Field.
It was a tremendous success thanks to our VP and Youth Activities Coordinator Scott McEwen and ground volunteers: Cliff Belleau, Sara Maurer, Paul Rupple, Al George, David Baldwin and James Bowers. The volunteer pilots were: Burke Wick, Al Clayton, Wes Erb, Kayti Beale and Rick Henry.
Thank you volunteers!! Lots of smiles and a good time for all!
Jun 29th, 2022 - Kitfox Project For Sale
Ken Pysz has a Kitfox project for sale with engine, prop and instruments. See more info on our For Sale page here: Eaa 42 For Sale
Jun 28th, 2022 - Chapter Meeting & BBQ at Bernie's airstrip
Bernie and Jeanette Willis hosted our Chapter’s BBQ and meeting at their beautiful home between their lake and airstrip. We met several new attendees and about a half dozen planes flew in for a perfect evening in a perfect setting.
Bernie showed us his Hatz Biplane project and engine.
Thank you Jeanette & Bernie!
(If anyone caught a photo of the planes there, please forward it to me and I’ll add it to this post.)
Jun 21st, 2022 - Young Eagles and The Boys & Girls Club of Alaska
Our EAA Chapter 42 from Anchorage flew 14 Young Eagles from the Boys & Girls Club of Alaska.
What a great time! Thank you each for setting aside hours of your day, yesterday, to put smiles on 14 faces and "crazy notions of flying" in 14 heads! What a beautiful thing.
Everyone got to see the Knik Glacier in flight.
Pilots were: Edwin White, Bernie Willis, Burke Wick and Rick Henry.
Ground assistants were: Scott McEwen, Charles Hosack, Klaus Markgraf, Tom Lawhorn, David Baldwin, Sandy and Tracey.
Lots of smiles and potential future pilots!
May 24th, 2022 - Sloan's Aircraft Welding
This evening Kyle Sloan hosted our monthly meeting and showed us his shop, gave a welding demo and discussed his welding projects with the Chapter.
Thank you Kyle! (And the homemade muffins were great!)
May 7th, 2022 - Bernie Willis - Master Pilot Award
Today our former Chapter President Bernie Willis received his Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the FAA along with another recipient - Al Crane.
Congratulations Bernie on an amazing piloting career!
May 2nd, 2022 - Lake Hood construction
Construction has started at the Lake Hood Strip (2022-05-04) aopa.org - lake-hood-strip-closure-and-workaround For about three weeks starting on May 2, the gravel runway at Lake Hood will be closed for a major rehabilitation project. This project will include removing and replacing a foot of gravel and will also make improvements to electrical systems and drainage on the airport.
Apr 26th, 2022 - New Officers
We welcome our new officers:
President - Lars Gleitsmann
Vice President - Scott McEwen
Secretary - Chris Gill
Treasurer - Ed White
Thank you gentlemen for offering to serve our Chapter!
And to our outgoing officers:
Tom Lawhorn, Cliff Belleau and Chuck Hosack - a very hearty THANK YOU! for the many years each of you have served.
Feb 22nd, 2022 - Kirk Ellis visit
We want to thank life-long Alaskan Kirk Ellis who opened his hangar at Birchwood for a tour by the Chapter on 2/22/2022. Kirk builds 4 place super cubs and built Al Clayton's experimental cub. Kirk is a wealth of aviation knowledge and a wonderful person to talk to. Thank you Kirk!!
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