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April 20th 2024 - Saturday 12:00 PM
Chapter Trailer Repair - Help Needed!

Where: Birchwood Airport - Ed's hangar

Chapter 42 Members,

The trailer we use to haul our BBQ, tents, and other chapter assets is in need of some maintenance. Ed White has the trailer stored at his hanger in Birchwood, and would like to pull the trailer tires and pack the bearings this Saturday, April 13th, after the chapter breakfast at Kavas.

If you can spare an couple of hours this Saturday, please give Ed a call at 907-230-6332 and he will coordinate the effort. Ed is looking for at least 3 volunteers.


Chris Gill
EAA Chapter 42 Secretary
907-227-9352 (cell)

Sunset at 21:38

April 23rd 2024 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Lake Hood SimCenter, 3610 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage

Daniel Mendez--CEO of the newly opened Lake Hood SimCenter--will host our April Chapter meeting, inviting us to fly any of his flight simulators:

  • RedBird FMX 1000, full-motion (C172 or PA-44, with Garmin G530/430, KLN 94, &G1000)
  • Precision Flight Controls SuperCub (bush wheels or floats)
  • Precision Flight Controls DCX Max (30+ piston & turboprop aircraft types, single & twin)
  • Platinum Simulators Professional Helicopter Sim (PHS), full-motion (9 piston & turbine types)
  • Robinson 22 Recreational Sim (virtual reality)

To find the SimCenter, drive North along the Lake Hood Strip, cross the taxiway with the electric sliding gates. As the road turns to the left, the SimCenter is in the first hanger on the right. Same hanger as Acme Cub.

Visit aksimcenter.com

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April 27th 2024 - Saturday 1:00 PM
Willis Welding Workshop

Where: South Sylvan Road, Meadow Lakes - Call for directions

Bernie Willis has graciously offered to conduct a gas/MIG/TIG welding workshop for up to 6 folks at his home/shop west of Wasilla. The workshop will be on Saturday, April 27th, from 1p to 5p, and free of charge. He will supply the welders, materials, gloves & helmets, & water. Please bring your own snacks or soft drinks.

Bernie lives on South Sylvan Road, Meadow Lakes. He'll provide directions when you call to reserve your spot.

Please RSVP to Bernie at (970) 301-2666 before the 27th. Bring your own helmet, if you'd like; otherwise, Bernie has helmets for your use.

Sunset at 21:57

May 1st 2024 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting 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 maybe do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

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May 4th 2024 - Saturday 9:00 AM
2024 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Where: Alaska State Fairgrounds and Palmer Municipal Airport

Saturday, May 4th, 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, May 5th, 10 AM to 5 PM

Pilots wanted for EAA Chapter 42 Youth Education Stations, Young Eagles signup, & Membership Recruiting.
4-hr shifts: Sat 9a-1p | Sat 1p-5p | Sun 10a-1p | Sun 1p-5p

Youth Activity Stations            Last Year

  • Aerodynamics – Tom & 4 others
  • Airframe & Riveting – Chad Hansen & 6 others
  • PowerPlant & Key Ring – Ed White & 2 others
  • Instruments – Mark Frischkorn, Wes Erb, Al George & 3 others
  • Airport Ops (ATC) – Seeking help from Mark Ranson & FAA
  • Preflight – Seeking help from 99’s & WAI

Sunday May 5th 2024

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May 10th 2024 - Friday 8:00 AM
2024 Valdez Fly-in and STOL Competition

Where: Valdez Pioneer Field Airport (PAVD)



Sunday May 12th 2024

Sunset at 22:31

May 11th 2024 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Kava’s Pancake House

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast is at Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. Great food and great conversation. See you there!

Sunset at 22:34

Mar 28th, 2024 - March Chapter Meeting

Dave Gillespie was superb, sharing lots of Herc teckie details. One attendee later responded: "Great show last night! Gonna be tough to top that. Or even equal it."

There were 16 in attendance.

March 2024 Meeting

March 2024 Meeting

Mar 6th, 2024 - March Board Meeting

Board Meeting
Chuck and Ed discuss Chapter matters

Feb 27th, 2024 - February Meeting - Bob Edison

Our own Bob Edison shared stories with photos and video of his experiences flying charter flights in the Philippines and around Denali. All 18 of us really enjoyed Bob's great, entertaining presentation!

Chuck Hosack brought a survival kit and an Icom handheld transceiver for our drawing. Winners were Anson Moxness and Jim Moss, respectively.

We recognized and thanked several Chapter 42 officers & volunteers who were present, handing out EAA certificates and service pins:

  • Chuck Hosack - former Secretary. Current Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor for many years. Meeting host at Alaska Aviation Museum for Huey and Norseman tours
  • Chris Gill - current Secretary, emcee, meeting planner, and meeting host
  • Ed White - current Treasurer since 2015. Young Eagles Coordinator and Eagle Flight Coordinator for many years. Chapter asset storage. Meeting host at his Birchwood hangar.

We also recognized Walter Yankauskas for building our wonderful website containing all sorts of info about our Chapter, from upcoming events to past events with photos; a repository for Board minutes and Chapter documents, an inventory check-in/check-out system for our assets (scales, engine hoist, chapter trailer, grill, banners); Chapter member profiles (planes, projects, skills), and Young Eagle volunteer status. Thanks, Walter!

We'll follow suite for other officers and volunteers, as well as for Young Eagle pilots & ground crew, at subsequent meetings.

Bob Edison

Bob Edison

Bob Edison

[click here for] Denali video
YouTube video of flying through "747 Pass"

Bob Edison

Bob Edison

Bob Edison

Bob Edison

Jan 23rd, 2024 - January Meeting - Chris Gill's Smith/BBI SuperCub Build

Chris Gill hosted our January meeting in his garage ... er ... SuperCub Factory, complete with a great custom-made edge roller. Chris and Lisa were great hosts, providing water and sweet snacks. And heat!

Chris' plane review included a 6-page handout of notes and "deets" (i.e., details). Chris has the wide-body kit from BBI Aviation (Nick Smith Jr. & Sr.) out of Thorndale, Ontario. He has the seaplane package, including left door. Chris just hung an Aero Sport O-375 (195 hp) and will use the Catto 84x43 prop. He covered details about project history & goals, build issues & helpful resources, build log organization & dating photos, fuel system, instruments ("Don't buy early"), covering plan, etc.

An organized, very informative meeting, indeed, for both homebuilders and all of 10 of us present!

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Dec 9th, 2023 - December Breakfast

December 9, 2023 at Kava's

Nov 28th, 2023 - November Meeting - Northern Lights Avionics

Gary Bennett, with son, Cody, hosted our November Chapter meeting at his business, Northern Lights Avionics, located on Merrill Field. Gary briefed 14 of us on features, options, and pricing of Garmin avionics relevant to experimental aircraft. He talked in detail about the:

  • GI 275 - An electronic, touchscreen instrument, fitting into a 3 1/8" cutout, that can be configured as a Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI), Course Deviation Indicator (CDI), Multi-function Display (MFD), Engine Information System (EIS).
  • G5 - An electronic flight instrument system (EFIS), fitting into a 3 1/8" cutout.
  • G3X - An EFIS with display options in 10.6", 7" landscape, or 7" portrait. And many interface options.

November 2023 Meeting

Oct 24th, 2023 - October Meeting Photos

Tom gave an informative and interesting presentation on various fiber glassing techniques, and he won the monthly gift card raffle to Northern Lights Avionics!

Here are a few photos from the meeting.

October 2023 Meeting

October 2023 Meeting

October 2023 Meeting

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Event Calendar
4 - April 2024
Sat Apr 20
12 PM
Chapter Trailer Repair - Help Needed!
Birchwood Airport - Ed's hangar
Tue Apr 23
7 PM
Chapter Meeting
Lake Hood SimCenter, 3610 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage
Sat Apr 27
1 PM
Willis Welding Workshop
South Sylvan Road, Meadow Lakes - Call for directions
5 - May 2024
Wed May 1
7 PM
Board Meeting
Las Margaritas
Sat May 4
9 AM
2024 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering
Alaska State Fairgrounds and Palmer Municipal Airport
Fri May 10
8 AM
2024 Valdez Fly-in and STOL Competition
Valdez Pioneer Field Airport (PAVD)
Sat May 11
9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast
Kava’s Pancake House
Tue May 28
7 PM
Chapter Meeting
Domke's Hangar @ Merrill Field, Slipstream Hangar A-2, 1812 E 5th Ave, Anchorage
    Anchorage, Alaska  
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    Total Daylight: 14:48
Northern Lights Avionics
Northern Lights Avionics
940 Merrill Field Dr, Anchorage 907-277-4811