Past Events - 2017

January 4th 2017 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting EAA Chapter 42 Board Meeting - Wed December 7th at 7 PM Join us at Las Margaritas Mexican & Italian Restaurant at 541 W Dimond Blvd (on the north side of Dimond between Arctic and C Streets). We have topics or projects for the January and February meetings but are looking for ideas from March, April, and May meetings. 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.

Sunset at 16:00

January 14th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 16:22

January 24th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Aviation Museum - Lake Hood

Chapter Meeting - The January 24th meeting will be at the Aviation Museum at 7pm.

Barry Blakeley will talk about wing design with emphasis on the Spitfire wing.

Sunset at 16:48

February 1st 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 17:10

February 11th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 17:38

February 28th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Birchwood Airport - Dave Baldwin's Hangar

Chapter Meeting - The Feb 28th meeting will be at Birchwood Airport to see Dave Baldwin's Kitfox.

This plane is factory built with a glass panel, ADB-S, AOA indicator, BRS, and Bushwheels among other things.

Dave's hangar is just south of Airframes Alaska on the west side of the field. His hangar is #2.

Here is a photo of his hangar location.

Sunset at 18:25

March 1st 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 18:27

March 11th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 18:54

March 24th 2017 - Friday 7:54 PM
Burke Wick's RV-8 featured on Alaska Aviation Link

Burke Wick's beautiful, polished RV-8 was featured on Rob Stapleton's Alaska Aviation Link:
https://youtu.be/BJroP26slV0

Burke Wick and his RV-8

Sunset at 20:27

March 28th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Bill Compton’s

This month we will visit Bill Compton’s hangar at Birchwood and see his Glasair III project. We will get to hear about his plans to fly this to Hawaii as he has done numerous times in his Bonanza. A photo of Bill's hangar location is here.

Sunset at 20:38

April 5th 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 20:58

April 8th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 21:06

April 25th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Airglas

Cliff Belleau and Tom Lawhorn will provide a tour of the Airglas facility and give some demonstrations of metal forming using shop fabricated forming dies and a hydraulic press.

Airglas is located at 3500 O'Malley Rd. in Anchorage. Here is their web site: http://www.airglas.com/

A Google Maps link is: here

Airglas location

Sunset at 21:51

May 3rd 2017 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

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.

Sunset at 22:12

May 4th 2017 - Thursday 12:41 PM
Update for Continental 520/550 Owners

Update for Continental 520/550 Owners from Mike Busch here

Sunset at 22:15

May 4th 2017 - Thursday 6:57 PM
New Facebook page for Chapter 42

A new Facebook page has been created for EAA Chapter 42 - check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eaachapter42

Facebook page

Sunset at 22:15

May 4th 2017 - Thursday 8:48 PM
New hosting for EAA42.org web site

We wish to publicly thank Tim Henry for his many hours of effort and expertise for moving our web site to its new host at Collierville Computer. He is graciously hosting it on his server for the Chapter. Thank you Tim!

Tim Henry

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May 6th 2017 - Saturday
Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering

Where: FedEx Hangar

Saturday May 6th, 9am - 5pm Sunday May 7th, 10am - 5pm

Now in its 20th season, this is Alaska’s premier aviation event.

The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering will have hundreds of aviation exhibitors featuring the latest technology, state-of-the-art products, new innovations and comprehensive safety conference. Indoor & Outdoor Static Displays featuring every type of aircraft – sport, general aviation, vintage, experimental, commercial, corporate and military. A great opportunity to get reacquainted with everyone in Alaska's aviation world.

Full information: www.greatalaskaaviationgathering.org Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Sunday May 7th 2017

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May 12th 2017 - Friday
Valdez Fly-In

Where: Valdez

Valdez Fly-In

Sunday May 14th 2017

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May 13th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

May 13th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM Chapter Breakfast Get-Together Where: Kava's Pancake House Breakfast Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 22:38

May 20th 2017 - Saturday
Hudson Fly-In

Where: Talkeetna

We will be at Talkeetna for the Hudson Fly-In and flying Young Eagles. Please contact Ed White if you will be able to particpate.

More information here.

Sunset at 22:56

May 23rd 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting / BBQ and Chuck May Remembrance

Where: Lake Hood

Sara Maurer and Cliff will host a BBQ at Sara’s hangar on Lake Hood.

During the BBQ we are planning to have a time to remember long-time Chapter member Chuck May, Sr.
Chuck May Jr. will be there and will share a message about his father.

Chuck May - remembered
Chuck May - remembered

Bernie asked that anyone who has good memories of Chuck to feel free to share them!

BBQ

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June 3rd 2017 - Saturday
Runway Project

Where: Wrangell St. Elias Park

June 2-4, 2017 Staging and Camping at Iverson Farm "Fireweed Strip" (0AK8), McCarthy, Alaska. Join RAF Alaska State Liaison, Al Clayton, for a weekend of camping, relaxing, flying and a little work!

Overnight camping and potluck picnic evenings of Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3 at Iverson Farm "Fireweed Strip" (0AK8). Bring your tents, camping equipment and food to share. Amenities at Iverson Farm include; 100 LL, Jet A, firepit, BBQ grills, cooking equipment, propane burners, picnic tables, hot and cold running water and an outhouse.

Saturday June 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm will be the work party at Jakes Bar (AKO), shuttle with suitable aircraft only from Iverson Farm for day trip and brushing/surface maintenance at Jake's Bar elevation 1074', 1000 foot poor gravel (no trikes); bring work clothes and limb nippers.

Visit the RAF web site link here for more information and to RSVP.

For questions contact Al Clayton at aclayton@theraf.org

Fireweed Strip

Sunday June 4th 2017

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June 7th 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 23:32

June 10th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 23:36

June 10th 2017 - Saturday 11:30 AM
Birchwood Airport Association BBQ

Where: Birchwood Airport

The Birchwood Airport Association will have their annual BBQ on Saturday, June 10th 11:30-2 at the pilot's shack. Family members and kids big and small are welcome.

Burgers, hot dogs, chips, and side will be provided. Please bring a side or a dessert to share and of course a story about your latest adventure. Otherwise, a donation to keep up with the cleaning supplies and drinks that are provided throughout the year would be greatly appreciated.

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June 15th 2017 - Thursday 9:30 AM
Kids Camp

Where: LHD Fuel spot

The Alaska Aviation Museum is hosting an aviation themed summer camp next week and still has slots available. This is an excellent opportunity to get young kids interested in aviation. The camp is for kids in grades 6 - 12 and costs $200. Chapter 42 is supporting the camp by giving Young Eagles Rides next week. If you know of any kids who would be interested please pass the info on to them. The following is some info on the camp and the costs.

We are fortunate to be partnering with the FAA on the camp, they will be conductive interactive learning modules on Control & Approach, Science of Flight, Crash Scene Investigation, and conducting an Aviation Artifact Lab with Museum personnel. The camp includes an onsite visit of NOAA/Weather Tower, a hands on tour of the Museum, a "Fly Your Ride" competition and time on our flight simulators and the Young Eagles flights on the 15th with the 16th as a weather backup, thanks to Bernie Willis and Ed White. Rick Henry plans to have his Navajo there for preflight / walk-around and cockpit familiarization briefings for the kids.

The camp is geared for middle school age kids and is a very affordable camp with great value and plenty of inspiration for aspiring aviators or youth interested in the many other aspects of aviation. The modules of the camp incorporate STEM as well as the history of Alaska through aviation and even includes exploring aviation through art.

Friday June 16th 2017

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June 21st 2017 - Wednesday 10:00 AM
Young Eagles

Where: Birchwood

Young Eagles event at Birchwood Airport for The Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers are needed, please contact Ed White if you can help.

Pilots and volunteers: you may refer to our Young Eagles page here (at the bottom) for more information regarding Youth Protection Training.

Thank you for helping with our Young Eagles Program!

Sunset at 23:42

June 21st 2017 - Wednesday 9:54 PM
Welcome New Members for 2017!

We would like to offer a hearty WELCOME to our new chapter members for 2017:

  • Claude Adams * Nick Cassara * Ken Clarke * Crystal Frost * Steve Fry * Tim Henry * Wendy Hope * Kelly Linn * James Moss, III * Shawn Rich * Ops Safety, LLC * Steve Untiet * Paul Woodward *

When you see our new members, please thank them for joining and make them feel at home.

Sunset at 23:42

June 26th 2017 - Monday 4:49 PM
Another Chapter airplane complete!

Chuck Hosack completed the Phase 1 test period on his Zenith CH750 today. Congratulations Chuck!!

Chuck's Zenith
Chuck Hosack's Zenith 750

Chuck's Zenith
Chuck Hosack's Zenith 750 panel

Sunset at 23:41

June 27th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Stoddards Aircraft Parts Center

We will have our June meeting at Stoddards Aircraft Parts Center on Merrill Field. Here is a link to a map of their location:

Stoddards Aircraft location map

Sunset at 23:41

June 28th 2017 - Wednesday 12:16 PM
Chinook Plus 2 For Sale

Jim Shorthill's Chinook Plus 2 N8YB is For Sale: here

Sunset at 23:40

July 5th 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 23:33

July 8th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 23:29

July 15th 2017 - Saturday 10:00 AM
Chapter Meeting / Young Eagles

Where: Birchwood

For our July meeting, we will be flying Young Eagles at Birchwood Airport on Saturday, July 15th. EAA members are to show at 10 am, the Young Eagles will be arriving at 11. Please bring a side dish or dessert if possible.

Contact Ed White if you can help, either on the ground or flying.

Sunset at 23:16

July 18th 2017 - Tuesday 6:09 PM
EAA Eagle Flights page added

We have a new page for the EAA's Eagle Flights Program: EAA Eagle Flights

Similar to the Young Eagles program, the Eagle Flights Program is to introduce adults to flying.

Learn how you can become an Eagle Flights Mentor Pilot!

EAA Eagle Flights Mentor Patch

Sunset at 23:10

July 24th 2017 - Monday
AirVenture Oshkosh

Where: Oshkosh

Since many members will be at Oshkosh AirVenture, our monthly Chapter meeting will be held earlier in the month on Saturday, July 15th. At this time Chapter members are not planning any get-together in Oshkosh.

Sunday July 30th 2017

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August 2nd 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 22:33

August 6th 2017 - Sunday 2:17 PM
Chapter Officer Elections - Soliciting Nominees

This November EAA Chapter 42 will be electing new officers for the following positions for a two year term:

President
Vice-President
Secretary and
Treasurer

A Nominating Committee has been appointed consisting of Tim Coalwell, Lars Gleitsmann and Rick Henry. The committee has canvassed the current officers to see if they wish to run again for either their current position or another officer position. Anyone that is a current member is encouraged to express their interest to the committee and request to be nominated. The Bylaws relating to elections are here.

Bernie has specifically suggested that we encourage others to step up and request to be nominated for these officer positions to “keep things fresh, get new blood, new ideas, etc.” PLEASE help us keep a lively Chapter by adding your participation. Our Chapter is only as good as its members and only as active as its membership. If you, or another member you know would like to step up, or are even considering stepping up for a position, please either email or call us.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Tim Coalwell coalwellt@gmail.com
Lars Gleitsmann larsgleitsmann@gmail.com
Rick Henry n727rh@gmail.com

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August 12th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 22:04

August 22nd 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Chapter MeetingCliff and Chuck will demonstrate engine inspection procedures of a Condition Inspection on an aircraft engine, including the compression test and borescope techniques. They will discuss the Teledyne Continental Service Bulletin SB03-3 and how to use a Master Orifice differential compression tester.

Sunset at 21:34

September 6th 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 20:47

September 9th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 20:37

September 26th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting at Chaz Aero Aircraft Painting

Chapter Meeting Our September meeting will be at Chaz Aero Aircraft Painting located at 2150 E. 5th Ave. Lee Claussen will show us the new paint shop recently built at Merrill Field.

Sunset at 19:43

September 26th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
September 2017 Meeting at Chaz Aero

Our September meeting was at Chaz Aero Aircraft Painting located at 2150 E. 5th Ave. Lee Claussen showed us the new paint shop recently built at Merrill Field.

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

This is a modern state of the art facility that turns your normal concepts upside down. This is an aircraft painting facility, but there isn't a paint booth! The whole hangar is the painting area.

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Sunset at 19:43

October 4th 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 19:18

October 14th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 18:47

October 24th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Air Museum - Lake Hood

This month we will meet at the Alaska Air Museum at Lake Hood. Scott Wasmer with Precision Aerotech LLC will be the presenter. He will talk about radio/audio panel installations and common mistakes and will answer questions about electrical issues in homebuilts.

Sunset at 18:17

November 1st 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 17:54

November 4th 2017 - Saturday 7:30 AM
John's Nealon's Highlander

John Nealon received the airworthiness certificate for his Highlander from Mark Barker! John's Nealon's Highlander

Sunset at 17:46

November 11th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 16:28

November 28th 2017 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: The Medallion Foundation

Medallion Foundation simulator Our November meeting will be held at the Medallion Foundation at 1520 N Post Road.

The Medallion Foundation's Aviation Training Devices and Simulators provide student pilots and certificated pilots the opportunity to practice scenario-based training, emergencies, off-airport operations and other flight operations BEFORE stepping into a cockpit.

During the November meeting Medallion staff will provide an overview of their programs and simulators and will allow us to try out some of the simulators. The sims can be configured for different AC types and models so the same sim could be SE, ME, recip, or turbine just by changing throttle quadrants. The sims can be used for IFR practice or VFR terrain procedures in variable wx conditions. A big benefit is flying the mountain routes/passes in your type AC for terrain familiarization. Or you could let your imagination go wild. How cool would it be to fly Merrill Pass in a P-51 or TBM Avenger.

Come to the meeting and give it a try.

Additionally, we will hold our annual officer elections.

Sunset at 15:54

December 6th 2017 - 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.

Sunset at 15:44

December 9th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast Breakfast Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall. Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 15:42