Past Events - 2018

January 3rd 2018 - 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 15:58

January 13th 2018 - 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 16:19

January 23rd 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Ed White’s Hangar - Birchwood

Chapter Meeting >>LOCATION CHANGE<<
January’s meeting will be at Ed White’s Hangar at Birchwood where Cliff and Chuck will discuss and demonstrate procedures for an annual condition inspection. An image of Ed's Hangar location is here:

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

Sunset at 16:45

February 7th 2018 - 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 17:26

February 10th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House - CLOSED

Breakfast Unfortunately, Kava's Pancake House is permanently closed. We are looking for suggestions where to hold future Saturday Get-Togethers.

Sunset at 17:35

February 27th 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Airframes Alaska - Birchwood

Birchwood February’s meeting will be at Airframes Alaska at Birchwood.
This is one meeting you won't want to miss!
20130 Birchwood Spur Rd
Chugiak, AK 99567
(907) 331-4480

Airframes Alaska website

A Google Maps link is: here


Google Maps link



Birchwood



Birchwood

Exit
View of the exit when heading northbound on the Glenn Highway

Sunset at 18:21

March 3rd 2018 - Saturday 2:57 PM
Airframes Alaska

Airframes Alaska
Airframes Alaska

Airframes Alaska
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 our monthly meeting was hosted by Airframes Alaska which is located at the Birchwood airport. Airframes Alaska graciously opened up their shop to us and had three of their employees show us around and tell us what they’re doing.

Airframes Alaska
Abe is an engineer and is the guy dressed in Carhart’s. He started out by telling us about the double slotted flaps for Piper Super cubs.

Airframes Alaska
As things are going nowadays Airframes Alaska is an LLC that owns other companies. Airframes Alaska bought Alaskan Bushwheels in 2014. It is located a hangar away at Birchwood. In 2015 they bought Reeve Air Motive on Merrill Field and just recently purchased the Performance STOL double slotted flap system, also known as Keller flaps.

Airframes Alaska
They had one of the certified PMA double slotted flaps on a stand for us to look at. The certified flaps are built in Birchwood and the experimental flaps are built in Oregon. One of the questions that came up was: why would you want slotted flaps as opposed to a slotted leading-edge?
Leading-edge slats and flaps occupy opposite ends of the performance envelope. You probably don’t want both at the same time. If you have a slotted leading-edge you can land slower but you’re coming in at a steeper nose up angle. With slotted flaps you’re coming in a few miles an hour slower but you have a flatter deck angle and better visibility of where you’re going to be landing.

Airframes Alaska
Abe mentioned that the shape of the leading-edge was created by putting the sheet aluminum into their CNC brake and making 23 separate bends to get that curved shape. If they were making hundreds at a time, forming the leading edge around a form would be easier, but for now the CNC brake is working. They have one dedicated employee that just makes flaps.

Airframes Alaska
These beautiful anodized brackets were CNC milled in-house.

Airframes Alaska
In the background you see a large steel structure made out of square steel tubing. This is the testing jig for the new three place super cub fuselage that Airframes Alaska is developing.

Airframes Alaska
They will mount a fuselage in the center of the structure and attach wing stubs to the overhead portions. Then add some load cells and hydraulic rams to put the structural loads on the fuselage.

Airframes Alaska
After that, it’s just paperwork and FAA approval. Easy! Right? The giant testing rig is why there are no airplanes inside the hangar.

Airframes Alaska
This is a CNC waterjet. It uses water under high pressure to transport garnet dust to the stock that is being cut.

Airframes Alaska
The stock is clamped to the table underneath a layer of water, and all the action happens underwater.

Airframes Alaska
As an example of what they can do here is a custom instrument panel. If you’d like, they can make one for you.

CNC lathe
CNC lathe.

aluminum billets
Here’s a stack of over 30 aluminum billets that will be made into experimental category wheels. All they have to do is remove all the aluminum that doesn’t look like a wheel. Somehow these rounds of aluminum reminded me of all those cartoons about the caveman with a rock wheel and a chisel.

Airframes Alaska
Let’s talk about landing gear for a little bit, starting with the axle. You use the waterjet to cut out a mounting plate. You weld it to some round stock. Clean it up.

Airframes Alaska
Grab an axle, put it in a CNC lathe and cut threads in one end.

Airframes Alaska
Mount the piece in the CNC mill.

Airframes Alaska
Make sure you have the correct bit mounted in the in the mill.

Airframes Alaska
Close the doors. Go to the control panel. The big red button is the stop button. The start button is quite a bit smaller, and I don’t know which one it is. Press the start button and the mill starts working.

Airframes Alaska
Surprisingly it’s only slightly noisy we barely had to raise our voices to talk over the sound of the mill working. The axle was clamped vertically in the mill it was then flipped over horizontally and they went to cut the slots in the end.

Airframes Alaska
The top part is where the bit is mounted, and like the top end of a drill press, the cutting bit rotates, but otherwise remains stationary. It is the 2’ x 6’ table that the axle was mounted on that moved around. There were four jets shooting coolant at the working area.

Airframes Alaska
This is what the end of the axle looks like after the CNC mill is done. When you mount the wheel you screw on a castellated nut to adjust the tension on the wheel and a large cotter pin goes through the slots to prevent the nut from loosening.

Airframes Alaska
Here’s a set of axles that have been finished.

Airframes Alaska
Here are a couple of Alaskan Bushwheels ready to go.

Airframes Alaska
The big blue thing here is a test rig. On the left side, the aluminum frame is a small sled that they use to test the T3 Tailwheel Suspension that is mounted underneath. On the right is another sled. You can see the diagonal blue bar. Underneath the sled, a Bushwheel is mounted. On top of the sled there are 16 steel plates. Each plate weighs 380 pounds. That’s over 6000 pounds of weight in addition to the weight of the sled.

Airframes Alaska
A set of the landing gear in raw steel.

Airframes Alaska
Another set of landing gear, powder coated.

Airframes Alaska
This was an interesting visit.

I used to think that a jig was something that you used with or on a tool. I thought that pretty much any tool used with an aircraft could fit in the back of a full-size pickup truck. I thought that a jig would fit in the back of a pickup truck, if not in the cab of the truck. Every CNC machine took up at least 6 feet by 10 feet of floor space, and the mill was at least 10 feet high in the middle.

It was impressive to see the investment that Airframes Alaska put into their shop, from the equipment to people, training, floor space and dedication to quality.

A big thank you to Airframes Alaska.

Walter

Sunset at 18:32

March 7th 2018 - 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 18:43

March 10th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House on Muldoon Road

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers will now be at the new Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 18:51

March 15th 2018 - Thursday 9:36 PM
Gift certificates to be given away at Chapter meetings

Now in addition to our long-time sponsor Northern Lights Avionics, our friends at Airframes Alaska / Reeve Air Motive have given us four $50 gift certificates to give away to a member in attendance at future Chapter meetings.
The drawing winner at the monthly Chapter meeting can choose which sponsor's certificate they would like.
Be sure to thank these companies for supporting our Chapter!
Gift Certificate

Sunset at 20:03

March 24th 2018 - Saturday 9:00 AM
LHD Pilot's Association Pancake Breakfast

Where: Hangar - 3720 Bellanca Way, Unit B

See full details here:
LHD Pancake Breakfast

A Google Maps link is: here

Google Maps link

Sunset at 20:27

March 27th 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Tom Lawhorn's

March’s meeting will be at Tom Lawhorn's shop where he will be showing us his Glastar project.
He is currently working on the fuselage and empennage.

3850 Westminster Way
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 333-7849

A Google Maps link is: here

Google Maps link















Our friends at Airframes Alaska / Reeve Air Motive have given us a $50 gift certificate to give away to a member in attendance at this month's meeting. The winning member can choose between this or a gift certificate from Northern Lights Avionics.
Gift Certificate

Sunset at 20:34

April 4th 2018 - 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 20:55

April 14th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers will now be at the new Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 21:21

April 24th 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Burl’s Aircraft

Our April Chapter Meeting will be at Burl’s Aircraft at 22635 Davidsson Dr. Chugiak, AK.

Burl's Aircraft website
A Google Maps link is: here

Google Maps link















Our friends at Airframes Alaska / Reeve Air Motive have given us a $50 gift certificate to give away to a member in attendance at this month's meeting. The winning member can choose between this or a gift certificate from Northern Lights Avionics.
Gift Certificate

Sunset at 21:48

May 2nd 2018 - 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 22:09

May 5th 2018 - Saturday 9:00 AM
The Great Alaska Aviation gathering

Where: FedEx Hangar Anchorage International Airport

Gathering The Chapter has volunteered to provide hands-on aircraft construction training for kids on the upper level. Sam Warner and Chuck Hosack will have riveting and fabric work on display. In this photo George Dorman has their undivided attention while learning about rivet squeezing. Sunday's Show time is 10 AM- 5 PM.

Sunday May 6th 2018

Sunset at 22:17

May 5th 2018 - Saturday 5:20 PM
The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Gathering
Sam Warner, Chuck Hosack, George Dorman, Ken Clarke and others showed kids some elements of homebuilt aircraft construction at The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Riveting
Sam and George teaching the kids riveting at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering - 2018

Sunset at 22:17

May 12th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers will now be at the new Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 22:35

May 22nd 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center

Anchorage Center For our May monthly meeting we will visit the Anchorage Center but it will be limited to 20 visitors (US citizens only) which must be provided by May 15th. Contact Ed White (907) 230-6332 to get put on the list.

You should arrive 15 minutes before the tour time at 700 North Boniface Parkway (the Center is located prior to the Elmendorf gate on the left side of the road if traveling northbound). Park in the visitor parking lot away from the security gate and proceed to the security gate for processing. While security will be pre-coordinated, all visitors will need to show a government-issued ID which will be compared with the list provided by Ed and will be scanned prior to entering the facility. One of the staff will meet you at the gate and escort you into the facility. Expect a 30 minute intro presentation prior to your tour. No cell phones or photography will be allowed on the actual Operations Control Room. Additionally, no weapons, knives or firearms are allowed on government property.

Sunset at 23:00

June 6th 2018 - 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 23:30

June 9th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are now at the new Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 23:34

June 13th 2018 - Wednesday 5:30 PM
Oratex Demonstration

Where: Airframes - Birchwood

This Wednesday Lars will have a demonstration of Oratex fabric installation at Airframes Alaska at Birchwood.

Sunset at 23:38

June 21st 2018 - Thursday 10:00 AM
Young Eagles

Where: Birchwood

Young Eagles There will be a Young Eagles Event at Birchwood on June 21st starting at 10 am and volunteers and pilots are needed. Contact Ed White for more information at (907) 230-6332.

Sunset at 23:42

June 26th 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Bernie Willis's home / airstrip

Our June meeting will be at Bernie's home which 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.
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).
Fly-in 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 23:41

June 30th 2018 - Saturday 9:00 AM
Arctic Thunder 2018

Where: JBER

Thunderbirds Arctic Thunder Airshow at JBER returns in 2018 June 30 - July 1 featuring the USAF Thunderbirds. Hours are 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

Official Website of the Arctic Thunder Open House: arcticthunderopenhouse.com

Check the entry restrictions. Bringing water is highly recommended, but Camelbacks are prohibited. You might want to leave your pocket knife and leatherman in your car.

Sunset at 23:39

July 11th 2018 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting The July Board Meeting will be held on the 11th.
(This is the second Wednesday due to the conflict with the 4th).
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 23:24

July 14th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are now at the new Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 23:19

July 24th 2018 - Tuesday
No Chapter Meeting in July

ANC Tower There will not be a Chapter Meeting in July due to the conflict with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Sunset at 22:57

July 28th 2018 - Saturday
Young Eagles

Today's Young Eagles event was in cooperation with The Alaska Airmen Association and The Lake Hood Pilots Association.
Thank you to Carol Zerbe for organizing this event and taking the Young Eagles flying in a floatplane!

Young Eagles
Young Eagles getting briefed before their flight

Young Eagles
Young Eagles returning from their flight

Young Eagles
Young Eagles displaying their flight certificates

Young Eagles
Young Eagles displaying their flight certificates

Young Eagles
Young Eagles flight track as seen on FlightRadar24

Sunset at 22:47

July 28th 2018 - Saturday 8:30 AM
Young Eagles

Where: Lake Hood

Young Eagles There will be a Young Eagles Event at Lake Hood on June 28th working with the Lake Hood Pilot's Association. We will be meeting at the Alaska Airmen's Association building at 8:30 am.
Contact Scott Christy at (907) 248-3363 and Ed White at (907) 230-6332 for more information.

Sunset at 22:47

August 1st 2018 - 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 22:36

August 11th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are now at the new Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 22:08

August 28th 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: ANC Tower

ANC Tower Our August Meeting will be a visit to the Anchorage International Control Tower and Approach Control. They will need a list of attendees in advance, so please advise Bernie if you are planning to go. email: arcticarrow@gmail.com
We were just advised that non-US citizens are welcome for the tower visit. However, non-US citizens need to fill out a special form that Bernie will make available to them. Please contact Bernie personally regarding this.
Meet at the Lake Hood Aviation Museum parking lot at 6:45 PM. We will car pool from there to the small tower parking lot.

Sunset at 21:16

September 5th 2018 - 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 20:51

September 8th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are now at the new Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 20:41

September 15th 2018 - Saturday 3:00 PM
Experimental N750ES

Sam Warner received the airworthiness certificate from Mark Barker. Congratulations Sam!

Sam Warner
Sam Warner receiving his airworthiness certificate

Sam Warner
N750ES panel - using iPads!

Sunset at 20:19

September 21st 2018 - Friday 9:30 PM
ByLaws updated

As voted upon in August, the ByLaws Article XI - Elections - has been updated on the web site: ByLaws

Sunset at 20:00

September 25th 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Sara's Hangar - Lake Hood

For our September meeting we will visit Sara Maurer's hangar and will see several airplanes: Cliff's Alon Aircoupe restoration, his Starduster and their wood ribs as Cliff & Sara work on building a full-scale Staggerwing replica.

Aircoupe

Sara's hangar is near the southeast corner of the Commercial finger of Lake Hood east of the Alaska Airmen building.
Sept Meeting location
September's meeting location - at Sara's hangar.
Click for a larger image.

Sunset at 19:47

September 25th 2018 - Tuesday 9:00 PM
September Meeting

We had an excellent turnout at our meeting at Sara's hangar. Cliff showed us his restored Alon Aircoupe and Starduster and Tom showed us his Glastar under construction.

Sara's Hangar
(click for a larger image)
Sara's Hangar
Tom Lawhorn interviewed by Rob Stapleton
(click for You Tube video)

Sunset at 19:47

October 3rd 2018 - 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 19:22

October 13th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are now at the new Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 18:51

October 23rd 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Aviation Museum

U2 At our October meeting we will hear Dave Bateman talk about his time as a U-2 pilot.

Sunset at 18:21

October 24th 2018 - Wednesday 2:02 PM
Shaun Milke - Quickie Q200

Click over to our Planes page to see more photos and info about Shaun Milke's - Quickie Q200.

You can also get there by going to the menu at the top of the page and going to About Us, then Click on Planes and scroll down to Shaun's plane.

Shaun Milke - Quickie Q200
Shaun Milke - Quickie Q200

Sunset at 18:18

November 7th 2018 - 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 16:39

November 10th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are now at the new Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 16:31

November 27th 2018 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Merrill Field "Wings of Freedom Hangar"

We will be meeting the local CAF at the Merrill Field "Wings of Freedom Hangar" and will be looking at a NA AT-6, a Canadian Harvard and a Vultee BT-13 Valiant, as well as the Stinson L-13 (Developed when Stinson was a subsidiary of Consolidated Vultee, but mass produced by Convair!) We will start the meeting by parking in the public parking lot of the "Wings of Freedom Hangar" on Reeve Circle, opposite from Reeve Airmotive. Enter the Hangar on the North Side, man-door. (Updated 11/22/18)

Sunset at 15:56

November 28th 2018 - Wednesday 7:52 PM
Video of CAF flight to Dutch Harbor

The link here is of a CAF flight to Dutch Harbor to commemorate the Japanese bombing there: CAF video

Sunset at 15:54

December 5th 2018 - 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 15:45

December 8th 2018 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava’s Pancake House on Muldoon Rd.

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-togethers are now at the new Kava’s Pancake House at 100 Muldoon Rd. New place, more room, same great food. See you there!

Sunset at 15:43

December 8th 2018 - Saturday 8:45 PM
Stolp Starduster Too For Sale

Stolp Starduster Too For Sale
Cliff and Bernie have seen it and offer the following observations: It has apparently been inoperative for nearly 40 years based upon the tach time of 7.49 hr.and the build date of 1978 on the data tag, but it could be a new tach with only that time on it. There are no log books and the registration has been cancelled. The engine is a Lycoming O-360 narrow deck of 160 hp. It has a pressure carb for inverted flight as well as an inverted oil system. Engine time and condition are unknown. There is no charging system. The prop shows some corrosion. The fabric is Ceconite and appears sound but the wings have irregularities in their trailing edges. There is some damage to the right front of the center section.

Owner: George Johnson 12241 Hilltop Dr. 99515 907 344-3698 He's asking $20,000

Stolp Starduster
Stolp Starduster

More photos:
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Sunset at 15:43