Weather being perfect, 6 aircraft departed Newark at 10:30a for brunch at Denny’s 50’s type restaurant in Zanesville (ZZV) several participants were impressed (12) with the FBO. We had 3 (nice) courtesy cars waiting for us. Food was super as usual, as was the flight.
Cessna 182 – Charles Rhoads
Cessna 150 – Barney Kempter
Cessna 152 – Dick Purdue
Twin Comanche – Carl Braddock, Mike and son Dominic
Archer II – Larry & VaLinda Arnold, and Arnie Hartman
Cherokee 235 – Rollie & Marie Bailey, and Carl Oblinger
Carl put the pictures here
Blue Skies Always,
Great Fly-Out, except for one major hitch! We headed for Carroll County airport with 7 airplanes (with 16 people), but only 6 landed there. The Twin Comanche had a problem on approach and he couldn’t get the gear down!
To get the entire story with embellishments, and to determine the “pucker factor,” you need to talk to Carl Braddock, Rollie Bailey and Carl Oblinger, who experienced this unusual adventure together.
Long story short, they aborted the landing at Carroll County and headed back toward Newark-Heath, all the while burning off fuel and trying to get the gear down following the emergency checklist. Luckily, Rollie was in the back seat, since more “beef” was needed to push the manual gear handle forward to release the gear. No matter how hard the two Carls pushed on the handle, it wouldn’t budge all the way. It was discovered later that the handle was misaligned, so it was only by the Grace of God (and a dose of inhuman strength) that Rollie was able to push the handle to its forward limit using his feet.
While this was happening, the other 13 of us were happily, but prayerfully, having breakfast at the airport restaurant at KTSO. The other attendees and their points of origin were:
Cessna 152: Gaye and Dick Perdue (KTVA)
Cessna Skylane: Charles & Cathy Rhoads (KTVA)
Cessna Skylane: Tom & Malcolm McFadden (KGQQ) Galion via (KVTA)
Dave Minnick Cessna 170:
Ralph Brandon & Chris Russell (6G4) Wynkoop
Cessna Skylane: Charles Deal & Darlene Ford (KTZR) Bolton Field
Vans RV-9A: Ken & Marie Hughes (KLHQ)
About the time breakfast was over, the “adventure” came full circle when Rollie called us to say that the gear came down manually, at last – an answer to our prayers and the end of a frightening time for our three friends.
Weather-wise, it was a great day and came with a happy ending!
As your fly-out coordinator and VP always says, “Blue Skies Always.”
Ken Hughes, for Rollie Bailey
Rollie caught walking away from the plane:
SUPER FLY-OUT after a last minute destination change. We had great weather to help the cause. We had 6 aircraft and 17 people fly to Richard Downing airport with 2 courtesy vans for transportation. I dropped off the women at Roscoe Village to shop and the others had lunch at Edie Ryan’s. The attendees were:
Cirrus 20 Bill Corbin, Tom McFadden, and Marla Lewis
Cessna 337 Ted Quinn, Erhard, and Dave Minnick
Cessna 152 Dick Purdue
Archer II Arnie Hartman, Larry Arnold, and Bill Page
Twin Comanche Carl Braddock, Jeff Morrow, and Kurt Lewis
Cherokee 235 Rollie Bailey, Marie Bailey, Jack Lewis, and Carl Oblinger
YOUR fly-out coordinator
We still have seats available on the Fun Bus this Saturday, January 14, to the Dayton Air Force Museum.
Leave Parr Airport at 9:00 a.m. and return by 8:00 p.m.
Cost $30/person (meals not included)
Reply to this message if you’d like to join us!!! We would like to fill the bus!
Hope you can join us!!
Valerie & Bob Norman
The annual EAA402 Christmas Dinner Meeting will be held December 20th at the:
Harbor Hills Country Club
225 Freeman Memorial Dr
Hebron OH 43025
Social hour starts at 6:00PM and an excellent dinner will be served at 6:30PM. The cost is $25 per person, all inclusive.
If you haven’t done so already, please make your reservations ASAP with Treasurer Ken Hughes. Send check to:
75 Habersac Ave
Pataskala OH 43062
Guest speaker this year will be our own Barney Kemter, who will speak about the early days of navigation, the beacon tower system and the development of navigation charts. Barney has made the presentation to a number of groups already and it has been well received and promises to be very interesting.
Reminder: Dues for 2017 are due. $12 for individual and $18 family. Send Ken your $
Tom McFadden Secretary EAA402
December the 4th depart Newark 10:30a for brunch Edie Ryan’s Restaurant (I40) Coshocton.
December the 17th depart Newark 8:30a for breakfast on the field restaurant (PMH) The Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport.
Departed Newark with clear blue skies for brunch and a visit to adjacent B-17 museum in Urbana. We all were served and walked over to the museum. It was pretty quiet because later that afternoon they were expecting Eric Trump at the airport. Flights were exceptionally smooth to and from. Pictures
The participants were:
Cessna 172 Michael and Cheryl Harris
Cessna 182 Charlie Rhoads, Bob Marriott, and Jesse Ours
Cessna 152 Dick and Gaye Purdue
Cherokee 140 Earl Gosett and Tony LaRe
Cherokee 235 Rollie Bailey, Den Paccot, and Carl Oblinger
Twin Comanche Carl Braddock, Arnie Hartman
YOUR Fly-out 402 Coordinator