Feb 3 2016

1st Sunday Fly-out to Coshocton I40 2/7/16

Depart (VTA) at 10:30am for brunch at Edie Ryan’s in Coshocton, landing Downing (I40).

Transportation will be available.


Jan 31 2016

Fly-out to Portsmouth Sat 1/31

Finally, some blues skies! We departed Newark shortly after 9 am for brunch at the Greater Regional Airport in Portsmouth Oh.

With somewhat of a headwind, we just flew at lower altitudes and had very smooth flights. We had 4 aircraft and 8 pilots/passengers. Good food and fellowship had by all.

Cessna 152 – Bob Erhard

Cessna  182 – Darlene Ford, Charles Deal, and Andrew Hale. (EAA Ch 9)

Archer II  – Larry Arnold, Arnie Hartman

Cherokee – Rollie Bailey, Ken Hughes


YOUR fly-out coordinator,

Rollie Bailey


Nov 22 2015

Christmas Dinner 12/15

The EAA 402 Christmas dinner will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (our regular meeting date.) We will begin at 6:30 pm at the Harbor Hills Country Club, 225 Freeman Memorial Drive, Hebron, Ohio 43025. Cost is $25.00 per person, which includes meal, 7% sales tax and 18% gratuity. A cash bar available is available, with reasonable prices. Here is a map

Dinner includes coffee, iced tea, garden salad, variety of rolls and bread, smothered chicken breast (sour cream, spinach, mushrooms, provolone and parmesan), chicken breast parmesan w/ marinara and provolone, Caribbean glazed honey ham carving station, with pineapple and cherries, after 6′ potatoes (Julienne with cheddar and sour cream), roasted sweet corn (extremely sweet and tender, loaded with butter) and assorted mini desserts (cheese cakes, brownies, cookies, cakes, etc.) Full china service and table linens.

If you plan to attend please contact Treasurer Ken Hughes and send your payment to him as soon as possible, as an accurate head count is needed, not only so the caterer will know how much food to prepare but also so EAA 402 will know how many invitations to extend to the Civil Air Patrol. We need sponsors for CAP members ($25.00 per person). This is a great way of thanking the CAP for their help at our fly-in breakfast and young eagle rallies, so please sponsor a cadet.

Guest speaker is J-Me Braig, Director of the Greater Buckeye Lake Area Historical Society, who will give a brief history of Buckeye lake and an update on the construction of the new dam.

Call Ken ASAP at (614) 579-0078 with your RSVP and to sponsor CAP members.

Mail your check ASAP to:

Ken Hughes
75 Habersac Avenue
Pataskala OH 43062

Thanks Wendy!

Nov 6 2015

1st Sunday Fly-out Nov 1

Conditions at Portsmouth were IFR, so the majority voted to go west for better WX. We departed for Urbana Grimes, which was very busy. We had a short delay to sit all of us at the same table. We all had a good breakfast, and a heck of tail wind on the way back to Newark.  (169kts Baby Stealth) ground speed. Participants were:

Cessna 172 – Michael and Cheryl Harris

Cessna. 152 – Dick Purdue

Archer  II      – Larry Arnold, Arnie Hartman, and Carl Bradock

Piper 235. – Rollie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger

Look for pics on line via “Drop Box”

YOUR fly-out coordinator

Rollie Bailey

Oct 2 2015

Young Eagles Rally for Oct 3rd Canceled

Due to high winds and probability of rain forcast for tomorrow the Young Eagles Rally has been canceled.

Check back in the spring to see the date of our next event.

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 2015

 Click to download the flyer

Sep 17 2015

FAA Safety Team seminar Oct. 15th 18:30

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
You have asked us to notify you when a seminar is scheduled that meets your criteria. The following seminar may be of interest to you:

“Playing the role of ‘Accident Investigator'”
Topic: Interactive seminar, where you play the ‘Accident Investigator’
On Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 18:30
Newark-Heath Airport
530 Heath Rd.
Heath, OH 43056

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This interactive seminar is being presented courtesy of the AOPA Safety Foundation. You play the role of accident investigator analyzing two accidents; one an air ambulance operator and a Cessna 150. Loss of Control plays a large role in both of these case studies.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: Columbus FAASTeam

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the ‘Contact Information’ area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

Basic Knowledge 3 – 1 Credit
AMT: 1.00

Click here to view the WINGS help page

Sep 10 2015

Sunday Fly-out

We departed VTA 8:45am for Mt Victory (O74) for a delicious Breakfast Buffet. 5 aircraft made the flight on a really smooth day, being so warm. Good food, humorous conversation.

Aircraft and passengers:

150. Cessna – Barney Kempter

Twin Comanche – Carl Braddock, passengers, Jeff and lady friend T-Craft – Sam Huff

152 Cessna – Bob Erhard

Aeronca  7C – Fred Maki, passenger Kenny Rauch

Cherokee 235 – Rollie Bailey, passengers Bob Marriott, Carl Oblinger, lady friend Grace.