updates

From Rollie Bailey, Fly-Out Coordinator, there will not be a 1st Sunday fly-out in July but there will probably be one the 3rd Saturday, July 18th.  Stay tuned.

The chapter board of directors has discussed whether to have a chapter meeting in July and the consensus is to have an outdoor meeting. Outdoors we can follow social distancing requirements.  The outdoor meeting will take place either behind the clubhouse or in the corporate hangar dependent on weather.  I will update you as, July 21st, approaches.

The board of directors is also in favor of holding our annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast.  The scheduled date is August 15th.  There is much work to be done to make this happen.  Please be prepared to help.

Thanks,

Tom McFadden

Ray Aviation Scholarship presented to Jessica Postle

Aviation Scholarship Opportunity Presented to Newark Resident by Local EAA Chapter 402

Award part of annual $1.2 million Ray Aviation Scholarship program

Newark, Ohio, May 28, 2020 – Eighteen year old Jessica Postle of Newark, Ohio has received a unique full scholarship opportunity for flight training, thanks to EAA Chapter 402 of Newark/Heath and the Ray Aviation Scholarship program administered by the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Pictures

The Ray Aviation Scholars program provides up to $10,000 scholarships to young people who are seeking to learn to fly. The Ray Foundation has provided $1.2 million to fund the scholarship program, which seeks to improve the flight training success rate from the current industry standards of 20 percent to 80 percent for program participants. Local EAA chapters are responsible for identifying youth for the Ray Aviation Scholarship program and mentoring them through flight training. The Ray Foundation is furthering the legacy of James Ray, an EAA lifetime member who was dedicated to aviation and youth education.

In the first year of the program, 105 scholars were awarded flight training scholarships. The success rate for those scholars is likely to exceed the goal of 80 percent.
Jessica will be training at Aviation Works Flight School based at the Newark-Heath Airport, also known as Treneff Field. The scholarship is designed to support a flight student through both written and practical segments of flight
training that are part of successful FAA pilot certification.

EAA chapters play a critical role in the success of the Ray Aviation Scholarship program. Chapters interested in participating are prequalified by EAA through an application process. If selected, they mentor and support the scholarship recipient throughout their flight training journey. Once selected as a Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund participant, candidates also commit to volunteer service with the local EAA chapter.

EAA Chapter 402 is one of 900 local chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the world’s largest organization for recreational flying. It meets at the clubhouse at 520 Heath Road, Heath, Ohio on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. The meeting is preceded by a pot-luck supper at 6:15pm. More information on EAA Chapter 402 is available at eaa402.org. Readers may recognize EAA 402 through our Young Eagles Rallies (free flights for kids) which is how Jessica was introduced to aviation.

About EAA

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 230,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying,
building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.

For more information contact: Tom McFadden
740-587-2312
tmc58760@roadrunner.com

Cancellations

EAA 402 monthly meeting June 16th is canceled

EAA 402 monthly meeting May 19th is canceled

EAA402 Young Eagles June 13th is canceled

EAA AirVenture 2020 is canceled.

Social Distance Coffee Fly-out Sat. April 25th

This morning I saw several pilots/planes not doing much. So a phone call here, a radio contact there I put together a mini fly out. With keeping our distance, one pilot to one plane we flew over to Richard Downing landing and sitting at a couple, three picnic tables having a line guy bring out a pot of coffee. He sat it down and we all pored our own cup. We kept our distance and had some good conversation. Participants:

Cessna 152  Dick Purdue

Mooney  Roy Hurt

Eazy   Mike Toomey

Cessna 152  Chris Anderson

Cessna. 152  Bob Erhard

Cherokee 235 Rollie Bailey

Keep your distance, wear your mask, wash your hands. We’ll get past this situation.

Rollie

April Fly-outs

1st Sunday the 5th depart Newark 8:30am for brunch at the Tin Goose (KPCW)

3rd Saturday the 18th depart Newark 8:30am for breakfast and museum Urbana Grimes (I74)

Your Fly-out coordinator,

Rollie