Nov 17 2014

Big News! 12/16 Banquet Speaker Robert McGaughy on Doolittle Raiders

The speaker at our Christmas banquet, December 16th, will be Robert McGaughy. Bob’s topic will be the Doolittle Raiders – Men and Mission. Bob has interviewed all surviving raiders and several authoritative historians and is fascinated by the mission and its success. This promises to be an excellent program for young and old, flyer and non-flyer!

Arrive at 6:00 pm for dinner at 6:30, at the Cedar Run Lodge, 511 Roberts Ave off Cedar St. in Newark, OH. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, fried chicken, chicken and noodles, green beans, pies, breads, coffee and sodas. The Amish food will be provided by the Mullet family of Gambier OH and served by the ladies of the church.

The cost per person is $20. Reservations are due by Dec 5 and money is due by Dec 10.

Here is a MAP

Oct 4 2014

1st Sunday Fly out to Portsmouth

We will be departing (VTA) @ 10:30 am for brunch at the Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport (PMH). The foliage is really starting to peak, come join the 402 fly-out.

Blue Skies Always,

your fly-out coordinator

Rollie Bailey

Oct 4 2014

Sept 15th fly-out Harley Davidson Plant Tour

We departed Newark about 8:45 am, the weather was just beautiful, flight was enjoyable with all the trash talk coming from the Twin Comanche. Upon arrival I had assistance from the “Slow Pilot” to shuttle the passengers back and forth to the Harley facility. Some took the short tour and the others the long tour. If you didn’t own a motorcycle you missed a great tour.



182 Cessna  Jim & Linda Carter

Twin Comanche Carl Bradock, Ken Hughes and guest

182 Cessna  Charlie Rhoads & son Bruce

235 Cherokee Rollie & Marie Bailey, and also Tommy Thompson
Your fly-out coordinator

Rollie Bailey

Aug 26 2014

3rd Sat. Fly-out moved to Monday Sept. 15th H-D plant tour

3rd Saturday will be “MOVED” so that our Harley Davidson Plant Tour can happen.

Right now we are looking at Monday, September 15th. If the weather is not good we’ll try the 16th, 17th, or 18th. We will depart (VTA) at 8:00AM going to York PA (THV) We will eat lunch at the restaurant in the Museum/plant, they have a great looking menu.

I have a list of the pilots going and will keep in touch.

Fly-out coordinator

Rollie Bailey

Aug 19 2014

Fly-out, 1st Sunday September 7th

Depart (VTA) @ 10:30 a.m.Port Clinton (PCW) for brunch at The Tin Goose.

Aug 19 2014

Young Eagles Rally Sept. 13th

Newark-Heath Airport (KVTA) September 13th from 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work. You might even dream about being a pilot. If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air.

Your Young Eagles flight will last approximately 20 minutes and you will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. This is your chance to experience the freedom of flight that many people only dream about.

Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. You will, too!

  1. On the ground: Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.
  2. Just before takeoff: Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
  3. In the air: The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
  4. Back on the ground: There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane.

You also get an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course

YE Poster 9-13-2014

Young Eagles Poster

Aug 19 2014

August 3rd, 1st Sunday Fly-out

Weather was not good up on the Lake, so we opted to go West. Flew to Urbana for breakfast. Several planes on the ramp, parked in the grass. Three aircraft left Newark at 8:30a arrived approx. 40 min later. Great visibility and conversation.

Larry and Balinda Arnold in the Archer.

Jim and Mary Wright in the 182 Cessna.

Rollie and Carl Oblinger in the Cherokee 235.

Was a great day to fly!


Aug 11 2014

Fly-In Breakfast August 16th

EAA Chapter 402 will be hosting our Fly-in, Drive-in, on Saturday August 16th from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon.


Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes, Juice, Coffee

On display at the airport:

  • Vintage Aircraft
  • Veterans Displays
  • Custom Cars
  • Helicopters
  • Vendors

Bring the family, the kids love the airplanes!



Jul 25 2014

Restoring the Arrow


The arrow was power washed today by Americlean Mobile PowerWash.  I have located a painting company who will airless spray the arrow at no cost.

I am now working on getting the paint donated.




Jul 20 2014

Sunday June 1st Fly-out to Put-In-Bay

The weather for departure was perfect, runways (take your pick)! Two aircraft departed Newark on time, one waited for a guest after 9:00 that was a no-show, so we did have extra seats. Both aircraft landed approximately at the same time with fantastic visibility.

Was not crowded at all, real nice to get around the Island. Please take the time to look on line, or in the next newsletter for some great pictures.


Cessna 172 Charlie Rhoads and wife Cathy

Cherokee 235  R. Bailey, Carl Oblinger

Blue skies always,

your fly-out coordinator

Rollie Bailey