Jan 2nd Fly-out

Was a fantastic turn out. Seven aircraft from Newark and one from Buckeye departed for Bella’s Restaurant on the shores of Grand Lake in northwestern Ohio. Carl got some great pictures as did Cheryl Harris. With Wendy’s friend who joined us for lunch and helped transport us to the restaurant we had 20 people attend. Close to a record for planes and people on this day.

Cessna 172 Michael/Cheryl Harris
Cessna 172 Jim Carter
Cessna 182 Charlie/Cathy Rhoades
Cessna 152 Dick/wife Purdue
Centurion 210 Dan/Jane Robbins and Bernie Volpe
Archer ll Larry/wife Arnold
Cherokee Six Wayne/Aiden/Alex Green
Cherokee 235 Rollie, Carl O./Wendy Hollinger/Dale Ratliff

See the pictures


Fly-out Saturday Sept. 18th

Two planes left for Wings over Coshocton. Charlie Rhoads and wife Cathy in the Cessna 182. Rollie and Carl Oblinger, and Glen Boarders granddaughter
and grandson in the Cherokee 235. I was not able to stay for the airshow. Some people drove? Several other planes left (VTA) that day for different destinations.
It was a very busy day. Great flying weather! See you all Tuesday at our regular pilot meeting night.


Motorcycle ride-out Sept. 11th

Was well attended on a brisk morning. Four bikers left the airport at 7:30 a.m. rode to Denny’s (flying J) Rt. 70 for breakfast @ 8:00. With the others meeting there. Roy Hurt, Sam Huff, Fred Maki, Bob Bennett, Don Bodle, Gary Kurtz, Molly Kurtz, (has her own bike) Rollie Bailey,
John Sheppard and Tanya, and Larry Arnold (not a biker). We all had a great visit and breakfast. I had Fred lead the pack to the AMA open house museum in Pickerington. It was very nice and informative. We all split up there and all made it home for the “OSU” game. 🙂


Fly-out 1st Sunday September 5th

Threw the dart at the Detroit sectional, (Charlie). Hit the Lake (Erie) I flew to Mt.Vernon with two taildraggers, Sam Huff in his T-craft and Jack and Fred Maki in their Aeronca. They were not going to go to the lake. Then I and Charlie Rhoads with Bob Marriott and Carl Oblinger continued on to the lake. I called Port Clinton Unicom from the air and had transportation waiting on us upon arrival. Carl got some great pictures and oh, what a Sunday brunch buffet at Mon Ami restaurant! Outstanding! Right up there with Butler Pa. in my books. We had a great flight and had
empty seats!?!

See you cyclist Saturday morning for our ride-out.


Fly In, Young Eagle results August 28th

Good evening,

I do not have an accounting of everything yet, but we had a great turn out at our Fly In. Twenty seven pilots registered as having flown in – from all over the state and one from WV.

138 kids flew. I’m sure the two seaters had a more intimate setting while the four/six place had to spread the love. Here are the numbers:
Charlie 24
Bill 21
Ed 10
Rollie 21
Jesse 18
George 12
Michael 21
Barnard 5
Wayne 6
A big thanks to everyone who had a hand in this event from the prep to the tear down and everything in between.


Young Eagles Flight Rally Scheduled for August 28, 2010

 (Heath, OH) — (August 12, 2010) Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, August 28, 2010, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 402 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Newark-Heath Airport.

            The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.  Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.5 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.

            “Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally,” said Michael Harris, spokesman for the event.  “We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.”

            Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.

            Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.  Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI.  The Logbook is also accessible on the web at www.youngeagles.org.

Flight Rally Scheduled

            Other activities scheduled for the Flight Rally include a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast for six dollars catered by Simply for You Catering. The U.S. Civil Air Patrol Land of Legend Composite Flight Squadron will be on hand to assist with ground operations and will provide an opportunity for youth to learn more about how they can participate in their organization.

            Along with flight rallies, EAA members also fly Young Eagles on an individual basis.  Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people. Many other EAA members, friends and families volunteer in many ways in support of these flights.

            Those attending the flight rally on August 28, 2010 are asked come to the Newark-Heath Airport located at 530 Heath Road, Heath, Ohio starting at 8:45 am to register for their flight.  Flights will begin at 9:00 am, with registration closing at 1:00 pm. The pancake breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

            Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet.  Access to EAA’s Home Page is available at www.eaa.org.  The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org and EAA Chapter 402’s web page is www.EAA402.org.

For information contact:

Michael Harris 740-522-4206