Past Events - 2022

January 5th 2022 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting We are back to meeting in person! 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 16:02

January 25th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: ADS-B Technologies - 819 Orca St

Chapter Meeting - - The meeting will be a tour/talk with Skip Nelson, President/CEO of ADS-B Technologies at Merrill Field.

ADS-B Technologies, 819 Orca St, Anchorage, AK 99501

His shop is located on the West side of Merrill Field, just south of East 8th Ave, on the East side of Orca St. Come on out and see the latest and greatest in this technology.

ADS-B Technologies

Sunset at 16:50

February 2nd 2022 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas - 541 W Dimond Blvd

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 17:12

February 22nd 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
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!!

Kirk Ellis

Kirk Ellis

Kirk Ellis

Kirk Ellis

Kirk Ellis

Kirk Ellis

Sunset at 18:08

February 22nd 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Kirk Ellis's hangar - Birchwood

Life-long Alaskan Kirk Ellis has agreed to open his hangar at Birchwood for a tour by the Chapter on 2/22/2022 at 7pm. Kirk builds 4 place super cubs and built Al Clayton's experimental cub. The hangar is blue and at the southeast ramp.

Kirk Ellis Mobile 907-441-1857

21130 SE Apron Road Chugiak, AK.

Sunset at 18:08

March 2nd 2022 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas - 541 W Dimond Blvd

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 18:30

March 22nd 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Aviation Museum (tentative)

For our March meeting Al Clayton will be discussing the latest happenings at the Recreational Aviation Foundation.

Sunset at 20:22

April 6th 2022 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas - 541 W Dimond Blvd

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 21:00

April 26th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
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.

Sunset at 21:53

April 26th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Sara Maurer's hangar - Lake Hood

At our April meeting we will to hold elections for Chapter Officers and Cliff Belleau will demonstrate several practical maintenance procedures such as magneto timing, how to perform a compression test and clarify the differences between these procedures on Lycoming and Continental engines.

Sara's hangar is at 4261 Floatplane Drive - at the south end of the Commercial finger - just east of the Alaska Airmen's Association headquarters.

April Meeting

Sunset at 21:53

May 2nd 2022 - Monday 8:00 AM
Lake Hood construction

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.

Sunset at 22:09

May 4th 2022 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas - 541 W Dimond Blvd

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

Sunset at 22:14

May 7th 2022 - Saturday 2:00 PM
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! Bernie Willis - Master Pilot

Bernie Willis - Master Pilot

Sunset at 22:22

May 13th 2022 - Friday 8:00 AM
Valdez Fly-In

Where: Valdez

2022 Update https://www.valdezflyin.com/

Different weekend in 2022, not Mother's Day, not on Memorial Day weekend

Valdez-2021

Sunday May 15th 2022

Sunset at 22:38

May 14th 2022 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are back on and we will be meeting at Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. See you there!

Sunset at 22:40

May 24th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
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 Meeting
May Meeting
May Meeting

Sunset at 23:05

May 24th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Sloan's Aircraft Welding

In May we will visit Sloan's Aircraft Welding with a presentation by Kyle Sloan.
9550 HOMESTEAD TRAIL, ANCHORAGE, AK 99507-6728

Sunset at 23:05

June 1st 2022 - 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 do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

One of the options for the chapter money is to invest in Series I Savings Bonds https://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/products/prodibondsglance.htm

From the US Treasury web site:

The initial interest rate on new Series I savings bonds is 9.62 percent. You can buy I bonds at that rate through October 2022.

Rates & Terms

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  • Interest, if any, is added to the bond monthly and is paid when you cash the bond.
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Redemption Information

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Sunset at 23:21

June 11th 2022 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are back on and we will be meeting at Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. See you there!

Sunset at 23:36

June 21st 2022 - Tuesday 9:00 AM
Young Eagles Rally

Where: Birchwood Airport - CAP Building

The Chapter’s Annual Summer Solstice Young Eagles Rally will occur on Tuesday, June 21st at the CAP Building, Birchwood Airport. Tracey Hupe will be compiling a list of selected kids. Ed is planning for the Chapter to provide BBQ for the event.
Setup is at 9:00, the rally begins at 10:00.

Young Eagle Young Eagle

Sunset at 23:42

June 21st 2022 - Tuesday 11:00 AM
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!
Young Eagles - June 2022
Young Eagles - June 2022
Young Eagles - June 2022
Young Eagles - June 2022

Young Eagles - June 2022
"This is COOL!"

Young Eagles - June 2022
Chuck Hosack made these wooden pieces by hand as gifts for the kids. Great job Chuck!


Young Eagles - June 2022

Young Eagles - June 2022
Tracey presented the Chapter with a 3-D printed airplane that the kids made.


Young Eagles - June 2022
Scott demontrated to the kids how to preflight an airplane.

Sunset at 23:42

June 28th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Bernie Willis’ airstrip

For our June meeting we will enjoy a BBQ at Bernie’s airstrip AK45 - "Grebe Lake". This is just 2 1/2 miles southwest of Wasilla airport and while not depicted on the sectional it does display when entered in ForeFlight.

Bernie's home has a nice airstrip, so we encourage members to fly in. He has a hangar with several planes and projects in it - all of this situated on a beautiful lake. This, however is not a sanctioned ‘Fly-in’ by the EAA.
Address: 1501 S. Sylvan Rd Wasilla, AK 99654
About 1 hour from Merrill Field. (But well worth the drive!)
From the Parks Highway Take Sylvan Rd. south at the intersection with Pittman Rd. (which goes north).
Airstrip information: Bernie's airstrip is "AK45", which depicts on ForeFlight but not on the sectional. The strip is 06-24, 2,200' x 50' turf. This is only 2 miles SW of Wasilla (PAWS), so watch for traffic in their pattern. If your airplane would require landing at Wasilla, call Bernie at: (907) 301-2666 and he will have someone pick you up there.

Bernie's Home
Map to Bernie's property from Anchorage.

Bernie's Home
Map to Bernie's property from The Parks Highway.

Bernie's Home
Map to Bernie's property.

Sunset at 23:40

June 28th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
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.) Chapter Meeting and BBQ
Chapter Meeting and BBQ
Chapter Meeting and BBQ
Chapter Meeting and BBQ
Chapter Meeting and BBQ

Sunset at 23:40

June 29th 2022 - Wednesday
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

Sunset at 23:40

July 6th 2022 - 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 do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 23:32

July 9th 2022 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are back on and we will be meeting at Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. See you there!

Sunset at 23:28

July 13th 2022 - Wednesday 5:30 PM
Pilot Safety Briefing Meeting for the Festival and BBQ

Where: Alaska Aviation Museum

Please join the Alaska Aviation Museum for a Safety Briefing Meeting.

We will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers and hotdogs. Enjoy a complimentary beer at the Alaska Aviation Museum too!

Please RSVP to Phyllis Kilgore at director@alaskaairmuseum.org or 907-248-5325 July 13, 2022 at 5:30 Pilot Safety Briefing Meeting for the Festival and BBQ — 4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage Thanks Rob Stapleton 907-230-9425

Sunset at 23:21

July 24th 2022 - Sunday 10:00 AM
Alaska Aviation Festival

Where: Alaska Aviation Museum

Alaska Aviation Festival 2022

Alaska Aviation Festival 2022

Sunset at 22:57

July 26th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: No meeting

There is no Chapter Meeting scheduled for July

Sunset at 22:52

July 30th 2022 - Saturday 8:00 AM
Arctic Thunder

Where: JBER - Elmendorf

Arctic Thunder returns with an F-22 demonstration team and the USAF Thunderbirds

Sunday July 31st 2022

Sunset at 22:41

August 3rd 2022 - 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 do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 22:30

August 6th 2022 - Saturday 10:00 AM
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!

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Sunset at 22:22

August 13th 2022 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast 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!

Sunset at 22:02

August 23rd 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Palmer Airport

For our August 23 meeting, take a rare tour of John Reffett'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.

Flying Boxcar
Flying Boxcar N8501W

Sunset at 21:31

August 23rd 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Visit to John Reffett's Fairchild 1952 C-119 Flying Boxcar

The Chapter enjoyed touring John Reffett's Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar at Palmer tonight. Thank you John! And thank you David Baldwin for the pictures!



Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Flying Boxcar

Sunset at 21:31

August 24th 2022 - Wednesday 3:00 PM
Ed White's RV-4 engine run

Ed White has his RV-4's engine running! "Almost there..."
Congratulations Ed!

Ed's RV-4

Sunset at 21:28

September 1st 2022 - Thursday 2:00 PM
Rick Henry receives FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Today Rick Henry received the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50 years of safe flying from Scott Norman, Manager of the Anchorage FAA FSDO.

Master Pilot Award

Sunset at 21:03

September 7th 2022 - 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 do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 20:44

September 10th 2022 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast 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!

Sunset at 20:35

September 19th 2022 - Monday 8:00 PM
Ed White's RV-4 Airworthiness Certificate

Ed White received the airworthiness certificate for his RV-4 from DAR Mark Barker today.
Congratulations Ed!! The many years of hard work has paid off!

Ed-Airworthiness

Eds panel

Sunset at 20:06

September 24th 2022 - Saturday 2:30 PM
Ed White flies his RV-4!!

Today Ed White flew his new RV-4 N907EW twice, logging 2.4 hours of flight test time at Birchwood airport. This was the culmination of 13 1/2 years of work.

On the second flight Bob Edison "chased" him in his RV to help validate some of his readings and supervise as Ed did full stalls. Stall speed was 46 knots and on the final approaches Ed used 65K (1.4 Vso) as his approach speed.

Rick Henry acted as ground support.

There are videos of his first takeoff and last landing on our FaceBook page: EAA 42 Facebook page

Congratulations Ed for a job well done!!

Ed's Flight Test
Ed before his first test flight


Ed's Flight Test
Ed's first takeoff


Ed's Flight Test
Ed's final landing for the day


Ed's Flight Test
Ed after the day's flight testing


Ed's Flight Test
Ed's RV grin


Ed's Flight Test
Ed's flight track of the first flight


Sunset at 19:50

September 27th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Airmen's Association HQ

Dave Ciocchi – A&P, IA - has agreed to be our presenter for our 27 Sept meeting. Dave's current working title is "Compromise and the Art of Aircraft Design" with subtitle, "What Were They Thinking?"

We have reserved the conference room at the Alaska Airmen's Association HQ on Lake Hood.

Sunset at 19:41

September 27th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
September Meeting

Dave Ciocchi – A&P, IA - discussed with us some of his experiences as a design engineer for Boeing and his current working title: "Compromise and the Art of Aircraft Design" with subtitle, "What Were They Thinking?"

We also met our newest member - Mark Frischkorn. Welcome Mark!!

A sincere Thank you to the Alaska Airmen's Association for the use of their facility.

September Meeting

Sunset at 19:41

October 5th 2022 - 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 do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 19:15

October 8th 2022 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast 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!

Sunset at 19:06

October 25th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Birchwood - Ed’s Hangar

We will visit Ed White's hangar to see his newly-finished RV-4!

Ed's Hangar
Ed's hangar location at Birchwood Airport.
Click on the image for a larger image.


Eds panel

Sunset at 18:15

October 25th 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
October Meeting to visit Ed White's RV-4

At this month's meeting 15 of us, including new faces and friendly FAA faces visited Ed White's new RV-4. Ed captivated us with fascinating details of his 13.5 yr. build and current testing.
We wish Ed all the best during the rest of his flight testing.

Ed's RV-4

Ed's RV-4

Ed's RV-4

Ed's RV-4

Sunset at 18:15

November 12th 2022 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Come out for monthly Saturday breakfast at Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. It's a great time. See you there!

Sunset at 16:26

November 22nd 2022 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Airmen's Association HQ on Lake Hood

Our November meeting will occur on Tuesday, Nov 22nd, 7:00 PM, at the Alaska Airmen's Association HQ on Lake Hood.

Presentation: Lars Gleitsmann (Chapter 42 President) will be sharing experiences and insights about the "homecoming" flight of his Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman experimental aircraft from Galt Airport, IL, through Canada, to Alaska.

Bio: Lars Gleitsmann - As a lifelong Aviation enthusiast I always dreamed about building and flying. Since 1996 I am active in the EAA and flying in Alaska. Since 2007 I am the elected Government Affairs Officer of the Anchorage EAA-chapter42. My greatest motivation is to make flying and aircraft ownership available to more people. Even after flying 52 types of planes in 12 countries on 5 continents I still enjoy airplanes at least as much as on the first day. I am a part-owner in 7 airplanes & restorations. I own and operate Better Aircraft Fabric, providing Oratex product and support for North America.

Sunset at 16:05