Young Eagles Rally Sept 10th

Many thanks to all the pilots for flying Saturday and thanks for all the ground support from chapter members, spouses and friends.

We flew a total of 74 kids on Saturday and took advance registrations for 15 more to be flown in the next few weeks.


Here are the numbers in no particular order:

Jeff Wheeler        14
Barney Kemter       4
Rollie Bailey        14
Ken Hughes           3
Wayne Green        9
Bernie Volpe        15
George Fackler     15

Total                     74

Note:  Michael Harris was scheduled but unable to fly because N785SP had a tachometer  problem.

The kids and their parents were grateful for the flights and the hot dogs and the flight simulator!

Thanks to Carl Braddock for the cooking and to Malcolm for the flight simulator!

Look for a more lengthy report in the newsletter.

Thanks to all,

Tom McFadden



EAA Chapter 9 Poker Run to include KVTA, Sept 10th

You’re invited to join EAA Chapter 9 for our fall Poker Run! This event is open to Chapter 9 members and non-members alike.

This year’s Poker Run will included stops at Pickaway County Airport (KCYO), Marion Municpal Airport (KMNN), Newark-Heath Airport (KVTA), Madison County Airport (KUYF), and the final stop will be at Bolton Field Airport (KTZR). There is no official starting point or time, but you must be on the ground at Bolton Field by 2 pm.

To register, email Please include your name, email, phone number, if you’re a pilot or passanger, your type aircraft, your N number, names of your passangers, and if you are an EAA Chapter 9 member. Please register by 5 pm on September 6th.

There will be a cook-out at Bolton Field at 2 pm, which is open to participents as well as spectators. You do not need to be a Chapter 9 members to take part in the event or to attend lunch. To read the full set of rules, click here.

Whether your are flying for the event or attending to spectate, we hope to see you there!

Bolton Field Airport (KTZR)
2000 Norton Rd.
Columbus, OH 43228

Darlene Ford, President- EAA Chapter 9
(614) 557-1170 or

Click here for more information

Young Eagles Rally, September 10th

Newark-Heath Airport (KVTA) September 10th, 2016 9:00AM-12:00PM, Weather permitting

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 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

YE Poster September 2016YE poster 9-10-2016

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1st Sunday Fly-out 8/7/16

The first Sunday in August, the 7th we will depart Newark (VTA) at 8:30am for breakfast at the “Tin Goose” Port Clinton (PCW).

The third Saturday in August is the 20th, which is our fly-in breakfast. (All hands on deck) as we say in the Navy!  😂


Young Eagle Rally 6/11/16 pictures

If you were a young eagle at KVTA airport last Saturday you can find your pictures here

You received an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.

As an EAA Student Member, you’ll receive free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course ($199.99 value).

This interactive online course uses real-world video and incredible 3D animations to help you learn the basics of flight. Plus, EAA will reimburse you when you pass your FAA written exam ($165 value).

Learn more here