January Meeting 1/19/21

Next Meeting January 19, 2021
The meeting this month will be in Brent Dewey’s hangar at 300 Heath Road.
Sign at the road says AKD Construction. We are meeting in Brent Dewey’s hangar to allow for social distancing. For the safety of all attendees COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
For the meal at 6:15 pm we will have Jimmy Johns sandwiches and chips, water,
pop, coffee. The meeting, as always, will start at 7:00pm.

November 17th meeting CANCELED!

Due to the current Covid 19 resurgence the meeting for November 17th is canceled. Be safe out there!

There is a change of location for the November meeting:

Location: Brent Dewey’s hangar, 300 Heath Road (AKD Construction).

Potluck: 6:15pm. Barney will be cooking a standing rib roast as he did last January, mmmmm.

Attendees should bring their own table service including a sharp knife and substantial dinner plate.

Members are also asked to bring an appropriate dish or dessert to share.

Meeting: 7:00pm. Short meeting, primarily election of officers.

Program: Retired Air Force Fighter pilot Jim Wilson will speak on his experiences in military and civilian aviation.

On the spot Fly-out Nov. 7th

I just could not pass up a 75 degree day sunny, and 3 knot winds. I quickly sent out a few texts and wow! What a response. The # 402 does have some pilots still interested in flying. Destination breakfast at Urbana Grimes Field. 9 aircraft and 12 pilots and passengers. I think all had one of those, I’ll remember this day! Not exaggerating, but there were 18-25 aircraft on the ramp and grass while we were there. Participants were:

Cessna. 152. Chris Anderson

Cessna. 152. Bob Erhard

Cessna. 152. Dick Purdue

Comanche. Bill Glick & Brian Messger

Cessna 140 Camden Collins

TK2.          Tommy Thompson

Cessna. 180 Scot Thompson and guest

Cherokee 235  Rollie Bailey

Archer II Carl Braddock & Arnie Hartman

Blue Skies Always,

Your Chapter # 402 fly over coordinator Rollie

Fly-out to Parkersburg 10-17-20

The weather was fabulous and the breakfast wasn’t bad either. We observed the social distancing and had a great turn out. There were 7 aircraft and 11 pilots and passengers.


Cessna. 152. Dick Purdue

Cessna. 152. Chris Anderson

Cessna. 152. Bob Erhard

Archer. II.       Michael and Cheryl Harris

Cozy.              Mike Toomey and guest

Cherokee 235. Rollie Bailey and Carl Oblinger

Archer. II.       Carl Braddock and Arnie Hartman

more pictures here

Blue Skies Always,

EAA  #402 fly out coordinator


Meeting Tuesday Sept 15th

Hello Fellow Chapter Members:

This is a reminder that this coming Tuesday evening we will hold our monthly chapter meeting outdoors at the shelter by the big hangar or in the hangar if weather is inclement.   We have a lot of important chapter business to discuss and would like to have high attendance.  The Pot Luck is at 6:15pm and the meeting is at 7:00pm sharp.  Burgers/buns and hot dogs/buns will be provided and cooked as usual by Carl O. and Rollie.  Please remember to bring a covered dish or dessert to share.

Thank you, 

Tom McFadden

Sec., EAA 402

Passing of Kenny Rauch

Kenny Rauch passed away Friday Aug. 21 2020 . I want to thank everyone that was a friend to my father [not a hard man to like]. He talked a lot about EAA and loved building and flying planes and the help and advice from fellow pilots was appreciated.

Thanks again,

Rod Rauch

Kenny shared pictures of the many planes he had owned. You can see them here.