Apr 15 2014

April 17th, Mock Re-enactment

April 17th at 9:36 pm (the time that Jerrie returned 50 years ago) we have arranged for a female pilot to fly a Cessna 180 in to Port Columbus Airport. (And it’s not just any female pilot … Martha Lunken has been a pilot for 52 years, holds multiple ratings, is an FAA Examiner, and contributor to Flying
magazine!) The Spirit of Columbus Chapter of Women in Aviation and Landmark Aviation will host a reception to welcome Martha and toast Jerrie.
PLEASE join us …
Date: April 17, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 pm
Location: Landmark Aviation, 4130 East 5th Ave, Columbus OH 43219
RSVP Required: wendy@phoenixgraphix.us or by phone at 740-587-3659


If you can’t attend, you can listen to the tower speak with Martha as she
honors Jerrie Mock and her Cessna N1538C. You’ll be able to listen, live!
Visit www.liveatc.net and search for “kcmh”

Apr 7 2014

1st Sunday Fly-out

Departed VTA at 10:30am for Parkersburg WV for brunch with 4 aircraft. For a change the weather was great! Restaurant has been spruced up a little with the window view still great. We all had a great visit and had a chance for some pilots to fly who haven’t for a long while.


Centurion 210
Ryan Kissell and son
also Karla Orr, daughters Taylor and Trina.

Cessna 152
Dick and Gay Purdue

Cessna 172
Tom McFadden, Roger D-Barrett, and Carl Oblinger

235 Cherokee
Rollie,Marie, Lacey Bailey, and Wess McKown



Mar 21 2014

Save the Date – April 17th, 2014

You know a statue of Jerrie Mock will be unveiled at CMH April 17, during an early morning Press Conference. Now I’m asking you to plan to attend an evening gathering to celebrate the anniversary of her return. Martha Lunken, female pilot, FAA examiner, and contributor to Flying magazine will fly a Cessna 180 in at 9:35 p.m., the same time
Jerrie returned 50 years ago. I am personally asking for your support. Please come to CMH that evening, gather with others in the GA community, and toast the 50th anniversary of fellow pilot Jerrie Mock’s record!

Details will be shared as they’re finalized.


Dec 20 2013

Fly-out Saturday 12/21 cancelled

Due to inclement weather the fly-out scheduled for Saturday 12/21 is cancelled. I will reschedule this destination at a later date.


Dec 16 2013

EAA 402 Holiday Dinner and Meeting

Our 2013 Holiday Dinner will be December 17th at 6:00 PM at Central Christian Church Lodge.

Volunteers, Decorating of the lodge will be TUESDAY the 17th – beginning at 10:00.

If you’d like to participate or if you have questions, call Charlie at 740-344-2232.


Central Christian Church Lodge
Cedar Run Lodge
503 Eleanor Parkway
Newark OH 43055

Nov 18 2013

Fly-out Saturday November 16th

Departed (VTA) around 8:30am. Ceiling over 4,000′ but 30 mi out ceiling lowered, so we vectored to the west and about 8 mi we were back on course with clear navagation to Portsmouth for breakfast.

Pilots and passengers:


Brent Dewey, Casey Granger, Bob Bennett


Cessna 152

Dick and Gay Purdue


Cessna 140

Scot Thompson, Ken Hughes



Sam Huff


235 Cherokee

Rollie and Marie Bailey, Carl Oblinger, and Jim Morgan.


Side note: Jim’s dad worked and managed Portsmouth airport from 1956 to 1980 when he retired.


Your fly-out coordinator,

Rollie Bailey

Oct 9 2013

Fly-out October 5th

We actually had two aircraft fly over to the Ohio Bush Pilots fly-in. Ken has sent some pics. The aircraft’s departing (VTA) were 235 Cherokee with Ken Hughes and I, and also Bill Jarrell who signed out the 172 Cessna Sierra Pop. Many planes good food and smooth flight. See you all on the 19th for the beautiful flight to the Windwood fly-in Resort West Virginia.


Oct 4 2013

Sunday fly-out moved to Saturday

Rollie sends the following note regarding the fly-out this weekend, which is scheduled for Sunday but should perhaps be changed to Saturday:


I know many of us are busy Saturday but I would suggest at this time for our pilots to consider flying over to New Philly for Ohio Bush Pilot’s fly-in some time Saturday because Sunday looks like a wash out! I know it’s late to change the date, but maybe some will receive this in time? Have interested members call if they need a ride.  (740) 334-29 six three



Sep 26 2013

Make-up Young Eagles Rally October 26th, Weather Permitting

A make-up for the rained-out September 21st Young Eagles Rally will be held at the Newark-Heath Airport from 9:00 AM until Noon on October 26th,  as always, weather permitting.  The flights are free for children 8 through 17 years of age.  The children must be accompanied to the airport by a parent or legal guardian who will be required to sign a release to allow the children to fly.  The children fly on a first come-first served basis with consideration for weight and balance of the aircraft.  For more information contact Tom McFadden, 740-587-2312 or 740-323-6994.

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Aug 24 2013

A great day at the Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast and open house

August 17th, It was a beautiful day for the Newark/Heath Airport Fly-in/Drive-in Open House.

At the event were:

Lots of local pilot’s airplanes
Mayor Mark Johns
2 Medical Helicopters
Sporty’s RV12 ELSA
Ohio State Patrol’s Cessna
T100.3 Big Thunder
The “Heat Wave” with an impressive demonstration
Lots of classic cars and airplanes.

Pictures are here.