For obvious reasons, our pancake breakfast is canceled. See you next year!

EAA 402 Pancake Breakfast August 15, 8:00AM ~ 11:30AM

Fly-in or Drive-in to the Newark-Heath Airport, Treneff Field for breakfast.

Menu: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Pork or Turkey Sausage, Juice, Coffee. $7, $3 for kids under 12

Custom Cars on display by Jim Matheny’s Kar Shoz.

Meeting July 21st

EAA 402 will meet again on Tuesday July 21st.  As usual we will have a cookout at 6:15pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm.  The plan is to meet outdoors including the meal.  If weather permits, we will set up tables and chairs on the airplane driveway behind the clubhouse.  In this case the cooking will be done with the grill in its normal place on the patio.  We will have one griller with facemask and gloves (hopefully our Grill-master, Carl Oblinger, will do this.) We will have one server, also wearing face mask and gloves, fixing plates and passing them out. Differing from the normal potluck, sides should be individually packaged items (chips, applesauce, ice cream cups) or store/restaurant prepared items (cole slaw, baked beans) that the helper will also serve to limit germ transfer.  Social distancing should be practiced, and facemasks are encouraged.  If the weather is inclement, we will set up the tables and chairs in the corporate hangar and the grill in the shelter house. All else will be the same as above.  Help will be needed at 5:00pm to move tables and chairs from the T-hangar and set them up at either place.  Rollie has volunteered to move the grill to the shelter house, with some help, if need be.  Please let me know if you will be available to help with setup and tear-down.  Tom McFadden, 740-323-6994


From Rollie Bailey, Fly-Out Coordinator, there will not be a 1st Sunday fly-out in July but there will probably be one the 3rd Saturday, July 18th.  Stay tuned.

The chapter board of directors has discussed whether to have a chapter meeting in July and the consensus is to have an outdoor meeting. Outdoors we can follow social distancing requirements.  The outdoor meeting will take place either behind the clubhouse or in the corporate hangar dependent on weather.  I will update you as, July 21st, approaches.

The board of directors is also in favor of holding our annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast.  The scheduled date is August 15th.  There is much work to be done to make this happen.  Please be prepared to help.


Tom McFadden

Ray Aviation Scholarship presented to Jessica Postle

Aviation Scholarship Opportunity Presented to Newark Resident by Local EAA Chapter 402

Award part of annual $1.2 million Ray Aviation Scholarship program

Newark, Ohio, May 28, 2020 – Eighteen year old Jessica Postle of Newark, Ohio has received a unique full scholarship opportunity for flight training, thanks to EAA Chapter 402 of Newark/Heath and the Ray Aviation Scholarship program administered by the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Pictures

The Ray Aviation Scholars program provides up to $10,000 scholarships to young people who are seeking to learn to fly. The Ray Foundation has provided $1.2 million to fund the scholarship program, which seeks to improve the flight training success rate from the current industry standards of 20 percent to 80 percent for program participants. Local EAA chapters are responsible for identifying youth for the Ray Aviation Scholarship program and mentoring them through flight training. The Ray Foundation is furthering the legacy of James Ray, an EAA lifetime member who was dedicated to aviation and youth education.

In the first year of the program, 105 scholars were awarded flight training scholarships. The success rate for those scholars is likely to exceed the goal of 80 percent.
Jessica will be training at Aviation Works Flight School based at the Newark-Heath Airport, also known as Treneff Field. The scholarship is designed to support a flight student through both written and practical segments of flight
training that are part of successful FAA pilot certification.

EAA chapters play a critical role in the success of the Ray Aviation Scholarship program. Chapters interested in participating are prequalified by EAA through an application process. If selected, they mentor and support the scholarship recipient throughout their flight training journey. Once selected as a Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund participant, candidates also commit to volunteer service with the local EAA chapter.

EAA Chapter 402 is one of 900 local chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the world’s largest organization for recreational flying. It meets at the clubhouse at 520 Heath Road, Heath, Ohio on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. The meeting is preceded by a pot-luck supper at 6:15pm. More information on EAA Chapter 402 is available at Readers may recognize EAA 402 through our Young Eagles Rallies (free flights for kids) which is how Jessica was introduced to aviation.

About EAA

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 230,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying,
building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to For continual news updates, connect with

For more information contact: Tom McFadden


EAA 402 monthly meeting June 16th is canceled

EAA 402 monthly meeting May 19th is canceled

EAA402 Young Eagles June 13th is canceled

EAA AirVenture 2020 is canceled.