Apr 15 2016

Dick and Gaye fly to Erie PA 7/23/15

Looks like we haven’t added anything to the events directory lately. Gaye and I flew to Erie, Pa last Thursday. Saw “Living in the Age of Airplanes” at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. A must see movie!




Note: Dick sent this to me last July 2015 to post and I had trouble loading the photos. I was now able to upload them. Sorry for the delay…..

Apr 8 2016

Fly-out 1st Sunday 4/3/16 to Mon Ami

Three aircraft departed Newark (VTA) at 9:40am for brunch at the Mon Ami Restaurant Port Clinton (PCW). It was a smooth flight (couple bumps), cool temp when we landed. The buffet was outstanding as always. One of Wayne Greens passengers had her 1st birthday flight. The attendees were:

Archer II  – Larry and Valinda Arnold, Arnie Hartman
Cherokee Six – Wayne Green, passengers Andy, Katie, and Emma
Cherokee 235 –  Rollie and Marie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger

Take time to look at the pictures, located here.

YOUR fly-out coordinator,

Rollie Bailey

Mar 30 2016

March 6th fly-out

It was overcast, but smooth flying weather to Carroll Co. for brunch. The food was delicious, but the camaraderie and conversation is always better. One of my passengers, who is one of our oldest 402 members had never been there.

There were five aircraft, twelve pilots and passengers that departed Newark: Twin Comanche: Carl Bradock, and Bernie Volpe;

Cessna 152: Dick and Gaye Purdue;

Archer II: Larry and Valinda Arnold, and Arnie Hartman;

Cessna 172: Jim Carter, and Jim Carter Sr;

Cherokee 235: Rollie Bailey, Jesse Ours, and Carl Oblinger.

Please check out the photos on our website.

Blue Skies Always

Your fly-out Coordinator,

Rollie Bailey

Feb 3 2016

1st Sunday Fly-out to Coshocton I40 2/7/16

Depart (VTA) at 10:30am for brunch at Edie Ryan’s in Coshocton, landing Downing (I40).

Transportation will be available.


Jan 31 2016

Fly-out to Portsmouth Sat 1/31

Finally, some blues skies! We departed Newark shortly after 9 am for brunch at the Greater Regional Airport in Portsmouth Oh.

With somewhat of a headwind, we just flew at lower altitudes and had very smooth flights. We had 4 aircraft and 8 pilots/passengers. Good food and fellowship had by all.

Cessna 152 – Bob Erhard

Cessna  182 – Darlene Ford, Charles Deal, and Andrew Hale. (EAA Ch 9)

Archer II  – Larry Arnold, Arnie Hartman

Cherokee – Rollie Bailey, Ken Hughes


YOUR fly-out coordinator,

Rollie Bailey


Nov 22 2015

Christmas Dinner 12/15

The EAA 402 Christmas dinner will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (our regular meeting date.) We will begin at 6:30 pm at the Harbor Hills Country Club, 225 Freeman Memorial Drive, Hebron, Ohio 43025. Cost is $25.00 per person, which includes meal, 7% sales tax and 18% gratuity. A cash bar available is available, with reasonable prices. Here is a map

Dinner includes coffee, iced tea, garden salad, variety of rolls and bread, smothered chicken breast (sour cream, spinach, mushrooms, provolone and parmesan), chicken breast parmesan w/ marinara and provolone, Caribbean glazed honey ham carving station, with pineapple and cherries, after 6′ potatoes (Julienne with cheddar and sour cream), roasted sweet corn (extremely sweet and tender, loaded with butter) and assorted mini desserts (cheese cakes, brownies, cookies, cakes, etc.) Full china service and table linens.

If you plan to attend please contact Treasurer Ken Hughes and send your payment to him as soon as possible, as an accurate head count is needed, not only so the caterer will know how much food to prepare but also so EAA 402 will know how many invitations to extend to the Civil Air Patrol. We need sponsors for CAP members ($25.00 per person). This is a great way of thanking the CAP for their help at our fly-in breakfast and young eagle rallies, so please sponsor a cadet.

Guest speaker is J-Me Braig, Director of the Greater Buckeye Lake Area Historical Society, who will give a brief history of Buckeye lake and an update on the construction of the new dam.

Call Ken ASAP at (614) 579-0078 with your RSVP and to sponsor CAP members.

Mail your check ASAP to:

Ken Hughes
75 Habersac Avenue
Pataskala OH 43062

Thanks Wendy!

Nov 6 2015

1st Sunday Fly-out Nov 1

Conditions at Portsmouth were IFR, so the majority voted to go west for better WX. We departed for Urbana Grimes, which was very busy. We had a short delay to sit all of us at the same table. We all had a good breakfast, and a heck of tail wind on the way back to Newark.  (169kts Baby Stealth) ground speed. Participants were:

Cessna 172 – Michael and Cheryl Harris

Cessna. 152 – Dick Purdue

Archer  II      – Larry Arnold, Arnie Hartman, and Carl Bradock

Piper 235. – Rollie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger

Look for pics on line via “Drop Box”

YOUR fly-out coordinator

Rollie Bailey