Past Events - 2024

January 3rd 2024 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting Join us at Las Margaritas Mexican & Italian Restaurant at 541 W Dimond Blvd (on the north side of Dimond between Arctic and C Streets). When you walk in, turn left into the front room that is separated from the main dining area and we'll be on the right. So come, get your margarita and nachos and we will talk about aviation and maybe do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 15:57

January 13th 2024 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Kava’s Pancake House

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

Sunset at 16:18

January 23rd 2024 - Tuesday 5:00 PM
January Meeting - Chris Gill's Smith/BBI SuperCub Build

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

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

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

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

Sunset at 16:43

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

Where: Chris Gill's Garage, 1701 Roger's Park Ct, Anchorage

Come check out Chris' progress on building a his wide body Super Cub kit from BBI Aviation. It includes the sea plane pkg with gull wing doors, weld-on float fittings, etc.

See you there!

Sunset at 16:43

February 7th 2024 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting Join us at Las Margaritas Mexican & Italian Restaurant at 541 W Dimond Blvd (on the north side of Dimond between Arctic and C Streets). When you walk in, turn left into the front room that is separated from the main dining area and we'll be on the right. So come, get your margarita and nachos and we will talk about aviation and maybe do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 17:25

February 10th 2024 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Kava’s Pancake House

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

Sunset at 17:33

February 27th 2024 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Airmen's Association Bldg, 4200 Floatplane Dr, on Lake Hood

Our own Bob Edison will present, "A Lifetime of Flying Adventures," in Bob-Max 3D (i.e., Dashing, Dazzling, Dynamic)! Bob has over half a century of flying circles around mountains, oceans, and apparently pickles. Ratings include ATP/MEL, Comm.Inst/SEL & SES, CFI, CFI-I, CFI-ME.

Chuck Hosack will bring some cool items for a drawing, including a survival kit and an Icom handheld transceiver.

We will also recognize and thank last year's volunteers.

See you there for tales of unique experiences of a great pilot who's "seen and done a thing or two!"

Sunset at 18:20

February 27th 2024 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
February Meeting - Bob Edison

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Edison


Bob Edison


Bob Edison

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

Bob Edison


Bob Edison


Bob Edison


Bob Edison


Sunset at 18:20

March 6th 2024 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting Join us at Las Margaritas Mexican & Italian Restaurant at 541 W Dimond Blvd (on the north side of Dimond between Arctic and C Streets). When you walk in, turn left into the front room that is separated from the main dining area and we'll be on the right. So come, get your margarita and nachos and we will talk about aviation and maybe do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 18:41

March 6th 2024 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
March Board Meeting

Board Meeting
Chuck and Ed discuss Chapter matters

Sunset at 18:41

March 9th 2024 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Kava’s Pancake House

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

Sunset at 18:49

March 26th 2024 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Alaska Airmen's Association Bldg, Lake Hood

Dave Gillespie (former USCG flight engineer) will present, “Surviving a C-130 Prop Separation.”

Sunset at 20:33

March 26th 2024 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
March Meeting - Dave Gillespie

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

There were 16 in attendance.

March 2024 Meeting


March 2024 Meeting

Sunset at 20:33

April 3rd 2024 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting Join us at Las Margaritas Mexican & Italian Restaurant at 541 W Dimond Blvd (on the north side of Dimond between Arctic and C Streets). When you walk in, turn left into the front room that is separated from the main dining area and we'll be on the right. So come, get your margarita and nachos and we will talk about aviation and maybe do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 20:54

April 13th 2024 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Kava’s Pancake House

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

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

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

Sunset at 21:20

April 13th 2024 - Saturday 9:30 AM
April Breakfast

10 of us enjoyed another fine breakfast @ Kava's! Not in pic: Tim, Andrew, and Scott.

April breakfast

Sunset at 21:20

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

Where: Birchwood Airport - Ed's hangar

Chapter 42 Members,

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

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

Thanks,

Chris Gill
EAA Chapter 42 Secretary
csgillak@gmail.com
907-227-9352 (cell)

Sunset at 21:38

April 20th 2024 - Saturday 12:00 PM
Trailer Maintenance Day

6 of us met at Ed White's hangar in Birchwood four about an hour & a half to check tires & bearings, inventory BBQ grill & supplies, inventory banners, and clean the trailer inside & out.

The trailer is roadworthy. We need NOT buy any more cups, plates, napkins, forks, spoons, or knives for at least 1, if not 2 years.

Thanks to all who helped!

Sunset at 21:38

April 20th 2024 - Saturday 12:00 PM
EAA Chapter Trailer Maintenance

Thanks to all who showed up to perform maintenance on the clubs trailer this past weekend. Bearings were packed, contents were inventoried, trailer was washed inside and out, and we’re ready for our next adventure! All this was done under Spring sunshine at Ed’s hanger in Birchwood.

Chris Gill

Trailer Maintenance


Trailer Maintenance

Sunset at 21:38

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

Where: Lake Hood SimCenter, 3610 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage

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

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

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

Visit aksimcenter.com

Sunset at 21:46

April 23rd 2024 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
April Meeting @ Lake Hood SimCenter

18 of us enjoyed a marvelous time at the Lake Hood SimCenter. Daniel Mendez (CEO) was a great host, sharing about his background, his formation of the SimCenter & sourcing the sims, expounding on services provided by the new SimCenter, and serving a tasty array of snacks and beverages. If you missed it, check out the SimCenter at www.aksimcenter.com

April 2024 Meeting

April 2024 Meeting

April 2024 Meeting

April 2024 Meeting

April 2024 Meeting

April 2024 Meeting

April 2024 Meeting

Sunset at 21:46

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

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

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

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

Please RSVP to Bernie at (907) 301-2666 before the 27th. Bring your own helmet, if you'd like; otherwise, Bernie has helmets for your use.

Sunset at 21:57

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

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting Join us at Las Margaritas Mexican & Italian Restaurant at 541 W Dimond Blvd (on the north side of Dimond between Arctic and C Streets). When you walk in, turn left into the front room that is separated from the main dining area and we'll be on the right. So come, get your margarita and nachos and we will talk about aviation and maybe do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 22:08

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

Where: Alaska State Fairgrounds and Palmer Municipal Airport

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

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

Youth Activity Stations            Last Year

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

Sunday May 5th 2024

Sunset at 22:16

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

Where: Valdez Pioneer Field Airport (PAVD)

https://www.valdezflyin.com/

https://www.facebook.com/valdezflyin/

Sunday May 12th 2024

Sunset at 22:31

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

Where: Kava’s Pancake House

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

Sunset at 22:34

May 28th 2024 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Domke's Hangar @ Merrill Field, Slipstream Hangar A-2, 1812 E 5th Ave, Anchorage

Slipstream Hangar A-2, near Lake and Pen Air. Turn off E 5th Ave onto Wilbur Cir. For Gate access instructions contact an officer or board member. (See 5/24 email from Chris.)

Agenda:

  1. Welcome, Intros & Projects
  2. Chapter Elections - Nominees:
    • President - Chris Gill
    • Co-VPs - Scott McEwen & Anson Moxness
    • Secretary - Mark Frischkorn
    • Treasurer - Ed White
    • Director 1 - Lars Gleitsmann
    • Director 2 - Vickie Domke
    • Director 3 - Chuck Hosack
  3. Vickie and Dan Domke will provide a tour of their hangar and aircraft projects

Sunset at 23:15

May 28th 2024 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
May Meeting - Domke Hangar

Vickie and Daniel Domke hosted the Chapter 42 May meeting at their hanger on Merrill Field. Daniel provided great entertainment with his tales of living and running a business in Fairbanks Alaska. Daniel also gave the club a tour of the hanger and his and Vickie’s current project. Thanks for the hospitality, and thanks to all who attended.

Domke hangar

Domke hangar

Sunset at 23:15

June 1st 2024 - Saturday
Fly-in/Drive-in to Quartz Creek (JLA) - CANCELED

Where: Quartz Creek Cove

* CANCELED *


Sunset at 23:22

June 5th 2024 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Las Margaritas

Board Meeting Join us at Las Margaritas Mexican & Italian Restaurant at 541 W Dimond Blvd (on the north side of Dimond between Arctic and C Streets). When you walk in, turn left into the front room that is separated from the main dining area and we'll be on the right. So come, get your margarita and nachos and we will talk about aviation and maybe do some Chapter business. As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 23:29

June 8th 2024 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Kava’s Pancake House

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

Sunset at 23:34

June 22nd 2024 - Saturday 1:00 PM
Chapter Meeting and BBQ

Where: Bernie's Hangar, South Sylvan Road, Meadow Lakes

The Chapter will provide the meat, buns, condiments.

Bring a side dish or dessert to share, beverage of choice, & chair(s). Get-together starts about 1:00, BBQ to start at 5:30.

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). Scroll down for maps to his home.

Maps forthcoming ...

1st map 2nd map 3rd map

Sunset at 23:42

June 22nd 2024 - Saturday 5:30 PM
Chapter BBQ at Bernie's

Chapter 42’s annual BBQ at Bernie’s was a great success. Attendance was good under the blue skies and sunshine. 19 of us enjoyed barbecued burgers and hot dogs along with a nice selection of salads and side dishes. A big thank you to Bernie, Jeanette and their family for hosting this event. We even got the landing gear, engine, and propellor mounted on Bernie’s Hatz biplane!

BBQ


BBQ

Sunset at 23:42

June 29th 2024 - Saturday 9:00 AM
Young Eagles Rally

Where: Birchwood Airport

Come join us for our annual June Young Eagles Rally @ Birchwood Airport. We'll have a great time giving kids their first small airplane experience. The smiles are an amazing reward for the time invested!

Pilots and ground crew arrive at 9:00 AM. Meet at the Pilot Shack, next to the CAP building.

Kids arrive at 10:00.

Sunset at 23:39

June 29th 2024 - Saturday 12:00 PM
Young Eagles (YE) Rally @ Birchwood

Our annual YE Rally @ Birchwood was great. We flew 9 youth, all returning with great smiles. Thanks to Burke, Ed, Pete, and Wally for flying; thanks to Chuck, Mark, Tom, and Chris for great ground support.

Our next YE Rally will be at Merrill Field, Saturday, August 3rd.

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Sunset at 23:39

July 3rd 2024 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting - Canceled

Our July Board Meeting has been canceled due to the July 4th holiday. Our next Board Meeting will be on August 7th.

Sunset at 23:35

July 13th 2024 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Kava’s Pancake House

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

Sunset at 23:20