Young Eagles Rally results

Carl has posted the Young Eagle photos here

The rain held off long enough for our volunteer pilots to fly 109 young eagles. Here are the numbers:

Bernard Volpe (N20626) 20
George Fackler (N6210J) 19
Jeff Wheeler (N872JW) 14
Michael Harris (N785SP) 21
Roland Bailey (N70HN) 14
William Corban (N535BC) 21

Total eagles: 109

Thanks to all the pilots and volunteers who made this a successful event!

Young Eagles Rally June 9th

Newark-Heath Airport (KVTA) June 9th, 2018 9:00AM-12:00PM*

Pending weather, Rain/thunderstorms are forecast for Saturday 

*We will cut off registration as soon as it is apparent we have registered all we can fly by noon.

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


Fly outs? Absolutely!

Rollie and the team are flying! On the schedule:

June 3rd Brunch Athens Oh. (UNI) departure 8:00am
June 16th brunch Rostraver Pa. (FWQ) departure 8:00am
July 1st Auburn Cord Museum Auburn IN (GWB) departure 8:00am
July 21st Put n Bay (3W2) departure 8:00am
Aug 5th Maps Air Museum Akron Oh (CAK) departure 9:30am
Aug 18th (VTA) EAA 402 Fly in

Rollie, fly out coordinator

May 6th Fly-out

Three aircraft departed Newark at 9:30 am for Port Clinton for the outstanding brunch at the Mon Ami Restaurant. The weather was perfect, visibility just unbelievable. As you can see in the pics that Carl O. took we all had a great time!

The participants were:

Cessna 152 – Dick and Gaye Purdue
Twin Comanche – Carl Bradock, sister Barbara, and lady friend Gerri
Cherokee 235 – Rollie and Marie Bailey, Carl Oblinger.

Your Fly-out Coordinator,
Rollie Bailey

Fly-out tomorrow, Saturday 21st

Hi EAA 402!

It’s a fly-out weekend and just maybe Mother Nature will cooperate!

If so, Rollie says …..

Depart Newark VTA at 8:30 am for Rostraver PA (KFWQ)

Give Rollie a shout if you have questions or need a seat!


March 4th Fly-out

Five aircraft and fourteen pilots and passengers departed Newark under clear skies for brunch at the popular restaurant the “Tin Goose” at Port Clinton Oh (Keller Field) on the Lake. The flight was awesome with visibility at 60 miles in some cases. I was told all landings were a “10”!

Yours truly wasn’t bad either. Food was great, conversations better. One of our pilots hadn’t been there (Keller Field) in 14 years!

Participants were:

Cirrus 20 – Bill Corbin, his son & grandson, and Charlie Rhoads.

Cessna 152 – Dick & Gaye Purdue

Piper 160 – Sam Huff, and Roy Hurt

Archer II – Larry Arnold, and two guests from Zanesville

Piper 235 – Rollie, Bob Erhard, and Carl Oblinger

Check out the pictures Carl took here.

Your Fly-out Coordinator #402

Rollie Bailey