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

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  The Young Eagles web page is and EAA Chapter 402’s web page is

For information contact:

Michael Harris 740-522-4206

New EAA Member Benefit: Free Admission to Hundreds of Great Museums

In addition to the annual pass to EAA’s AirVenture Museum, EAA members now gain free admission to more than 300 museums throughout the world. To provide this new member benefit, EAA joined the Association of Science-Technology Centers and is now a member of the group’s Passport Program.

Beginning May 1, 2010, your EAA membership includes a “passport” to such renowned facilities as Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry; the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York; or London’s National Museum of Science and Industry. See the complete list here, plus look for a special insert in the May issue of Sport Aviation.

Some restrictions apply. Most participating museums allow free admission to two adults and all children living in the household under age 18.

Big Event for Warbird Buffs Here in Ohio!

The National Museum of the United States Air Force will honor the surviving crew members of the Doolittle Raiders who flew their B-25 Mitchell bombers off the carrier USS Hornet and dropped conventional bombs on Tokyo, Japan 68 years ago. At least 20 B-25s will be on display at the museum on Saturday, April 17th. More importantly for us pilots, though, is the possibility of seeing and hearing the B-25s up close and personal at Grimes Field, Urbana, Ohio the two days before. The planes will be staged at Grimes on the 15th and 16th and will practice formation flying out of Grimes. Some will also offer rides and most will be on static display. Full information on the Grimes activity can be found at the Champaign Aviation Museum website

Full information on the AF Museum activities can be found at

Tom McFadden