Young Eagles results

Carl’s photos from the event are here

I wish to thank all the ground volunteers and pilots who participated in the Young Eagles Rally at Newark-Heath Airport (VTA) this past Saturday.

It was a very successful event.  After the fog lifted it was a beautiful day.  We tried some new things that helped make the event run smoother.

Here are the numbers:

Bill Corban          21
George Fackler  18
Rollie Bailey        15
Michael Harris   15
Bernie Volpe      14
Al Moyer*            6
Barney Kemter   5
Ken Hughes         4

Total                      98

*Al Moyer came up from Lancaster, Chapter 443 to help us out.  We also had three ground volunteers from Chapter 443 helping with registration.

Tom McFadden

Young Eagles Rally Sept. 16th

Newark-Heath Airport (KVTA) September 16th, 2017 9:00AM-12:00PM*, Weather permitting

*We will cut off registration as soon as it is apparent we have registered all we can fly by noon.

YOUNG EAGLES
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 FLIGHT EXPERIENCE
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!

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.
Just before takeoff: Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.

In the air: The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!

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

3rd Saturday Fly-out to Wooster 7/15/17

Three aircraft departed Newark and one from Wynkoop for the pancake breakfast at Wooster.
The weather really cooperated and all pilots and passengers had a great time. Participants were:

Cessna 152 Dick and Gaye Purdue
Cessna 170 Ralph Brandon
Cessna 182 Charlie Rhoads
Cessna 172 Michael and Cheryl Harris

YOUR Fly-out coordinator,

Rollie Bailey

Pictures from Young Eagles event June 10th

Carl has put your pictures here

It was a beautiful day and the turnout was large. Thanks to 7 gracious pilots 130 kids were given a ride. Of this total 105 were a first time Young Eagle participant.

Thanks to the pilots and all the ground volunteers.

Pilots:
Ken Hughes
Bill Corban
Rollie Bailey
Bernie Volpe
Charlie Rhoads
George Fackler
Michael Harris

Young Eagles Rally June 10th is closed

Registration is CLOSED.

We have met the number of Young Eagles we can fly today. Check back to see our next event (usually September)

 

Newark-Heath Airport (KVTA) June 10th, 2016 9:00AM-12:00PM*

*We will cut off registration as soon as it is apparent we have registered all we can fly by noon.

YOUNG EAGLES
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 FLIGHT EXPERIENCE
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 2015Download the flyer

Fly-out to Zanesville 2017/03/05

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.

Participants were:

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,

Rollie

Fly-out to Carroll County KTSO 2017-2-18

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: