Christmas Dinner Meeting December 20th

The annual EAA402 Christmas Dinner Meeting will be held December 20th at the:

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225 Freeman Memorial Dr
Hebron OH 43025

Social hour starts at 6:00PM and an excellent dinner will be served at 6:30PM. The cost is $25 per person, all inclusive.

If you haven’t done so already, please make your reservations ASAP with Treasurer Ken Hughes. Send check to:

Ken Hughes
75 Habersac Ave
Pataskala OH 43062

Guest speaker this year will be our own Barney Kemter, who will speak about the early days of navigation, the beacon tower system and the development of navigation charts. Barney has made the presentation to a number of groups already and it has been well received and promises to be very interesting.

Reminder: Dues for 2017 are due. $12 for individual and $18 family. Send Ken your $

Tom McFadden Secretary EAA402

December Fly-outs

December the 4th depart Newark 10:30a for brunch Edie Ryan’s Restaurant (I40) Coshocton.

December the 17th depart Newark 8:30a for breakfast on the field restaurant (PMH) The Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport.

1st Sunday Fly-out to Urbana 11/6/16

Departed Newark with clear blue skies for brunch and a visit to adjacent B-17 museum in Urbana. We all were served and walked over to the museum. It was pretty quiet because later that afternoon they were expecting Eric Trump at the airport. Flights were exceptionally smooth to and from. Pictures

The participants were:Urbana-Grimes008

Cessna 172 Michael and Cheryl Harris
Cessna 182 Charlie Rhoads, Bob Marriott, and Jesse Ours
Cessna 152 Dick and Gaye Purdue
Cherokee 140 Earl Gosett and Tony LaRe
Cherokee 235 Rollie Bailey, Den Paccot, and Carl Oblinger
Twin Comanche  Carl Braddock, Arnie Hartman

YOUR Fly-out 402 Coordinator


3rd Saturday Fly-out to Rostraver 10/15/16

We departed Newark (VTA) 8:30- 8:45am for breakfast at Rostraver Airport (FWQ) in Pennsylvania. The sky was clear BLUE, and the food and conversation was as perfect. I believe half our group had never been there.
We had 6 aircraft and 12 pilots and passengers make the trip. The participants were:
Cessna 152 Dick and Gaye Purdue
Cessna 337 Ted Quinn and Bob Erhard
Cessna 172 Den Paccot
Cessna 182 Charlie and Cathy Rhoads
Twin Comanche. Carl Braddock and guest
Piper 235 Rollie Bailey and Carl Oblinger

YOUR Chapter Fly-out Coordinator 402
Rollie Bailey


Hi Rollie,
Just wanted to thank you once more for taking me to the fly-out! It was great to be in the air again!
I just made a very quick video of the fly in case you want to see it.


First Sunday Fly-out to Stockmill

First Sunday fly-out was delayed for low ceiling until noon. The great buffet didn’t open until 12:00 anyway. When we landed Morgan Co. it was sunny and beautiful. Our bus and driver was ready and hungry to drive us to the Restaurant. The view and food was fantastic. Check out the pictures from Mr. Ken Hughes.


The participants were:

Archer II –  Larry and Valinda Arnold
Cessna 182 – Charlie Rhoads, Jesse Ours, and Bob Marriott
Twin Comanche- Carl Braddock, Bernie Volpe
Cherokee 235 – Rollie and Marie Bailey, and Ken Hughes

Your 402 Fly-out Coordinator

Rollie Bailey

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