May 30 2015

Fly-In Breakfast August 15th

EAA Chapter 402 will be hosting our Fly-in, Drive-in, on Saturday August 15th 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!




May 30 2015

Young Eagles Rally June 13th

Newark-Heath Airport (KVTA) June 13th, 2015 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 June 2015Download the flyer

Apr 6 2015

Fly-out to Urbana Grimes 20150404

What a way to kick off our first spring fly-out. The weather really cooperated this day, sunny skies!

We staggered our departures from 10:00 – 10:30 am for Urbana Grimes brunch (on the field). After we all finished eating we needed a nice walk over to the B-17 museum to check out the progress on the old bird. The volunteers went out of their way to answer all our questions. A good time was had by all, and I hope this is an indication of the turn outs for the summer ahead. (pictures)

The attendees:

Cessna 140 Scott Thompson and son Issac

Cessna 152 Dick Purdue and wife Gaye

Cessna 182 Charlie Rhoads and friend Joe

Twin Comanche Carl Bradock, Bernie and Cheryl Volpe

RV9 Ken Hughes and friend Craig

Cherokee 235 Rollie and Marie Bailey, and Tom Thompson

Archer II Larry Arnold and Arnie Hartman


EAA 402 Fly-out Coordinator

Rollie Bailey

Mar 22 2015

Fly-out 3/21 to Carroll County-Tolson Airport

Temperature was cool at departure from Newark, but the flight was smooth. Most of the aircraft all landed about the same time, with a helicopter just landing also. We all ordered hearty breakfast and interesting conversation. The aircraft and passengers were:

Archer II   Larry Arnold, Carl Bradock, and Arnie Hartman

Cessna 152  Dick Purdue

Cessna  182. Charlie and Cathy Rhoads

389RV   Ken Hughes, and Craig Wolfe

Cherokee 235 Rollie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger

Your fly out coordinator
Rollie Bailey

Dec 29 2014

3rd Saturday Fly-out Dec. 20th

We were to depart at 10:30 am to Urbana Grimes, but with the ceiling low and low attendance we opted to partake in some hanger stories and finish out last minute shopping.

Lets hope for better weather next fly-out, mark your calendars and check the news letter for departures and destinations.

Your fly-out coordinator
Rollie Bailey

Dec 9 2014

Fly-out to Richard Downing 12-7-14

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.

Rollie Bailey

Dec 6 2014

December fly-outs

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)

Fly-out coordinator

Rollie Bailey

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