Past Events - 2019

January 2nd 2019 - 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 15:56

January 12th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together ** New Location **

Where: ** New Location ** Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Starting in January our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together will be at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!





Golden Corral map
Click above for a larger image of the Location of the Golden Corral

Sunset at 16:16

January 22nd 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Lars' Hangar - Birchwood

Lars will give a presentation on his Lockheed restoration.

Sunset at 16:41

February 6th 2019 - 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 17:23

February 9th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!





Golden Corral map
Click above for a larger image of the Location of the Golden Corral

Sunset at 17:31

February 26th 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Sara's hangar - Lake Hood

Cliff will give a presentation on fabricating hoses, aluminum lines and installing fire-sleeve.

Here is a link to Cliff's Hose and Fluid Tubing Resources also available from our Links page

Sara's hangar is near the southeast corner of the Commercial finger of Lake Hood east of the Alaska Airmen building.

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February's meeting location - at Sara's hangar.
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Sunset at 18:18

February 26th 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
February Meeting photos

At our February, 2019 meeting Cliff gave a presentation on fabricating hoses, aluminum lines and installing fire-sleeve.
Here is a link to Cliff's Hose and Fluid Tubing Resources also available from our Links page

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Sunset at 18:18

March 6th 2019 - 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 18:39

March 7th 2019 - Thursday 8:22 AM
Pietenpol project

The Pietenpol project has been sold.

Sunset at 18:42

March 9th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!





Golden Corral map
Click above for a larger image of the Location of the Golden Corral

Sunset at 18:47

March 26th 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Aviation Museum

Bob Edison will give a presentation on flying around Denali at the Alaska Aviation Museum.

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(Denali Air photo)

Sunset at 20:31

March 28th 2019 - Thursday 11:46 PM
Denali Flying Info

At at our March 2019 chapter meeting, Bob Edison gave a great presentation about flying near the mountain above Denali National Park. The National Park Service actually has some pretty good information. So we will point you the original stuff where you might be able to download the reporting points already formatted to import into your GPS system.

Denali National Park Pilot Information: https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/pilotinformation.htm

Denali Air: https://denaliair.com/ (Where Bob flys during the summer)

These links are also available on our web site. Go up to the menu and click on "Other Stuff", then "Links".

Sunset at 20:36

April 3rd 2019 - 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 20:52

April 13th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!





Golden Corral map
Click above for a larger image of the Location of the Golden Corral

Sunset at 21:18

April 23rd 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Birchwood - Ed White's hangar

Ed White will give a presentation on sheet metal construction and the RV-4. His hangar is located just north of the fuel concession next to the road.

Sunset at 21:44

May 1st 2019 - 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 22:05

May 4th 2019 - Saturday 9:00 AM
Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Where: FedEx Hangar at Anchorage International Airport

Trade Show

The big show!

Saturday May 4: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday May 5: 10 AM - 5 PM

https://www.greatalaskaaviationgathering.org

Sunday May 5th 2019

Sunset at 22:13

May 9th 2019 - Thursday 11:18 AM
Stewart Systems Seminar

On Monday, May 6th 2019 from 6:30 PM - 9 PM, our chapter president, Bernie Willis hosted a Stewart Systems Seminar at his hangar in Wasilla.

There was a good turn out of 18 people.

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Sunset at 22:27

May 9th 2019 - Thursday 12:04 PM
Sam Warner - Star of the trade show

EAA Chapter 42, the Alaska Airmen Association, Zenith Aircraft and thousands of people who went to the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in May of 2019 are all glad that Sam Warner was able to roll his Zenith 750 into the FexEx hangar before most of the other planes on display.

Sam Warner
An old photo of Sam Warner from way back in the fall of 2018

Sunset at 22:27

May 10th 2019 - Friday
Valdez Fly-In and Air Show

Where: Valdez Airport

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See the famous STOL contest.

Activities start on Friday. The STOL contest starts late morning on Saturday. Sunday is the Flour Bombing event.

http://www.valdezflyin.com

Sunday May 12th 2019

Sunset at 22:29

May 11th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!





Golden Corral map
Click above for a larger image of the Location of the Golden Corral

Sunset at 22:32

May 28th 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Merrill Field

Mark Barker will give a presentation on dynamic propeller balancing. Now confirmed, it will be at North Edge Aviation at the new, big blue hangars at 2600 E. 5th Ave. This is right across from the Chrysler dealer and behind Stoddards. You can either park on the street side or if you have access you can park on the taxiway side. It’s the smaller of the 3 hangers; Hanger “C”.

Sunset at 23:13

June 5th 2019 - 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 23:28

June 8th 2019 - Saturday 8:00 AM
Kenai Peninsula Air Fair & Fun Flight

Where: Soldotna Airport

Although not an EAA 42 event, we thought you'd be interested in the information on the Kenai Peninsula Air Fair & Fun Flight at Soldotna Airport this weekend.
More information here: Kenai Air Fair

Sunset at 23:32

June 8th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!

Sunset at 23:32

June 21st 2019 - Friday 10:00 AM
Boys & Girls Club Young Eagles event

Where: Birchwood

Our Chapter is hosting a Young Eagles event for the Boys & Girls Club at the Birchwood Airport. Contact Ed White for details.

Sunset at 23:42

June 22nd 2019 - Saturday 10:00 AM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Bernie's Farm

Our June monthly meeting is moved to Saturday as Bernie will host a fly-in at his farm. 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.
Time: 10 am - 8 pm. Bernie asks that you please RSVP to him so he can plan on how many will be coming and how much food to have.
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 23:42

June 29th 2019 - Saturday 12:43 PM
Scott Christy

I am saddened to report that Scott Christy and two others were fatally injured in his airplane yesterday near Moose Pass and another passenger was critically injured. Scott was the President of the Lake Hood Pilots Association. Scott Christy

Sunset at 23:40

July 3rd 2019 - 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 23:36

July 12th 2019 - Friday 9:00 AM
RAF runway maintenance

Where: RAF runway

RAF runway maintenance: July 12-14

Sunday July 14th 2019

Sunset at 23:23

July 12th 2019 - Friday 5:00 PM
Scott Christy - Celebration of Life

We heard from Scott and Jean’s families that there are firm plans for a Celebration of Life. The celebration will be Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Alaska Aviation Museum’s Odom Hanger on Lake Hood from 5-9 pm. There will be more formal information to come. We will post it here.

Sunset at 23:23

July 12th 2019 - Friday 5:00 PM
Scott Christy - Celebration of Life

Where: Alaska Air Museum

Scott Christy - Celebration of Life

We heard from Scott and Jean’s families that there are firm plans for a Celebration of Life. The celebration will be Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Alaska Aviation Museum’s Odom Hanger on Lake Hood from 5-9 pm.

Sunset at 23:23

July 13th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!

Sunset at 23:21

July 23rd 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting - Back on for July

Where: Sara's hangar

(Updated July 6, 2019): The Chapter will have a regular monthly meeting at Sara's hangar at Lake Hood.

Cliff will be cooking burgers and brats and providing soft drinks.

Sara's hangar is near the southeast corner of the Commercial finger of Lake Hood east of the Alaska Airmen building.

July Meeting location
July's meeting location - at Sara's hangar.
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Sunset at 23:00

August 7th 2019 - 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 22:20

August 10th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!

Sunset at 22:11

August 27th 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Custom Aircraft, Inc., Palmer Airport

We will visit Custom Aircraft, Inc., the Palmer Airport engine overhaul shop at 821 E Aircraft Rd, Palmer, AK 99645.

Palmer Engine Shop
Google Map
Custom Aircraft website

Sunset at 21:20

September 4th 2019 - 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

September 14th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!

Sunset at 20:23

September 24th 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Air Museum

Cliff & Bernie will discuss fuel metering systems - including the basic differences between Bendix and TCM fuel injection systems, Marvel Schebler carburetors as well as basic troubleshooting and how to maintain them. Cliff will be providing some useful handouts.

Carb-Injector servo

Sunset at 19:51

October 2nd 2019 - 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 19:26

October 12th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!

Sunset at 18:54

October 22nd 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Airframes - Birchwood Airport (NW sie)

Abe at Airframes will give a presentation on Solidworks.

Sunset at 18:24

October 27th 2019 - Sunday 9:44 AM
Tools for Sale

A previous Chapter president Tim Rittal has contacted me that he has a few tools for sale. If you are interested, contact Tim directly at: tim@timrittal.com 907-248-2249:

"Any reasonable offer"

-- C-frame riveting/dimpling tool, a 1/4 “ chuck air drill (photo attached) $200 replacement cost
-- 1/4” chuck air drill (Jacobs Multi craft from Taylor Pneumatic Tool co) $120 replacement
-- US Airtool rivet removal tool $52
-- Various rivet gun attachments

Sunset at 18:10

November 6th 2019 - 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 16:42

November 9th 2019 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Golden Corral near Tudor and C street

Breakfast Our monthly Saturday breakfast get-together is at the Golden Corral near Tudor and C street. Great food and great conversation. See you there!

Sunset at 16:35

November 26th 2019 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Airglas

Tom Lawhorn will give a presentation at the new facility at Airglas, Inc. where they produce skis, belly pods, and other glass parts. The address for the new location is 4305 Old International Airport Road.

Sunset at 15:58

December 4th 2019 - 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 15:47