The weather must have been a direct reflection of our turn out Sunday. We departed on time, with some of the slower aircraft departing early. Visibility was perfect and flight very smooth. All landed safely at Richard Downing Airport, with two, yes two courtesy vans for our trip down to Edie Ryan’s Restaurant. Some opted for the buffet and others ordered from the menu. Didn’t hear nothing but praise on the food we all ate.
We had 7 aircraft and 11 pilots and passengers on this great day for flying. Take the time to look at the pics on our web sight.
Archer – Larry Arnold, Arnie Hartman, and Carl Bradock
Aeronca – Sam Huff
Funk - Roy Hurt
Cessna 172 – Michael, and Cheryl Harris
Aeronca - Mark Giles
Aeronca – Fred Maki
Cherokee 235 – Rollie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger
Blue Skies Always,
Your fly-out coordinator/vice pres.
1st Sunday Dec. 7th we will depart (VTA) at 10:30 am for brunch Edie Ryans Coshocton (I40) Richard Downy Airport
3rd Saturday Dec. 20th we will depart (VTA) at 10:30 am for lunch and visit the museum for the progress made on the war birds at Urban Grimes Airport (I74)
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
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
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
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.
Depart (VTA) @ 10:30 a.m.Port Clinton (PCW) for brunch at The Tin Goose.
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 FLIGHT EXPERIENCE
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!
- 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.
- Just before takeoff: Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
- In the air: The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
- 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
Young Eagles Poster
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!
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
Bring the family, the kids love the airplanes!