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,
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.
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.
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
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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 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