Fly-out to Parkersburg 10-17-20

The weather was fabulous and the breakfast wasn’t bad either. We observed the social distancing and had a great turn out. There were 7 aircraft and 11 pilots and passengers.


Cessna. 152. Dick Purdue

Cessna. 152. Chris Anderson

Cessna. 152. Bob Erhard

Archer. II.       Michael and Cheryl Harris

Cozy.              Mike Toomey and guest

Cherokee 235. Rollie Bailey and Carl Oblinger

Archer. II.       Carl Braddock and Arnie Hartman

more pictures here

Blue Skies Always,

EAA  #402 fly out coordinator


Meeting Tuesday Sept 15th

Hello Fellow Chapter Members:

This is a reminder that this coming Tuesday evening we will hold our monthly chapter meeting outdoors at the shelter by the big hangar or in the hangar if weather is inclement.   We have a lot of important chapter business to discuss and would like to have high attendance.  The Pot Luck is at 6:15pm and the meeting is at 7:00pm sharp.  Burgers/buns and hot dogs/buns will be provided and cooked as usual by Carl O. and Rollie.  Please remember to bring a covered dish or dessert to share.

Thank you, 

Tom McFadden

Sec., EAA 402

Passing of Kenny Rauch

Kenny Rauch passed away Friday Aug. 21 2020 . I want to thank everyone that was a friend to my father [not a hard man to like]. He talked a lot about EAA and loved building and flying planes and the help and advice from fellow pilots was appreciated.

Thanks again,

Rod Rauch

Kenny shared pictures of the many planes he had owned. You can see them here.


For obvious reasons, our pancake breakfast is canceled. See you next year!

EAA 402 Pancake Breakfast August 15, 8:00AM ~ 11:30AM

Fly-in or Drive-in to the Newark-Heath Airport, Treneff Field for breakfast.

Menu: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Pork or Turkey Sausage, Juice, Coffee. $7, $3 for kids under 12

Custom Cars on display by Jim Matheny’s Kar Shoz.

Meeting July 21st

EAA 402 will meet again on Tuesday July 21st.  As usual we will have a cookout at 6:15pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm.  The plan is to meet outdoors including the meal.  If weather permits, we will set up tables and chairs on the airplane driveway behind the clubhouse.  In this case the cooking will be done with the grill in its normal place on the patio.  We will have one griller with facemask and gloves (hopefully our Grill-master, Carl Oblinger, will do this.) We will have one server, also wearing face mask and gloves, fixing plates and passing them out. Differing from the normal potluck, sides should be individually packaged items (chips, applesauce, ice cream cups) or store/restaurant prepared items (cole slaw, baked beans) that the helper will also serve to limit germ transfer.  Social distancing should be practiced, and facemasks are encouraged.  If the weather is inclement, we will set up the tables and chairs in the corporate hangar and the grill in the shelter house. All else will be the same as above.  Help will be needed at 5:00pm to move tables and chairs from the T-hangar and set them up at either place.  Rollie has volunteered to move the grill to the shelter house, with some help, if need be.  Please let me know if you will be available to help with setup and tear-down.  Tom McFadden, 740-323-6994


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.


Tom McFadden