July 22nd 2014 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
No Chapter Meeting
July 26th 2014 - Saturday 9:00 AM
2014 Arctic Thunder Air Show
Arctic Thunder is back in 2014.
Gates open at 9 AM, flying begins at 10 AM, get in line to go home at 5 PM.
The big draw will be the USAF Thunderbirds.
Sunday July 27th 2014
July 28th 2014 - Monday
Where: Oshkosh, WI
Airventure! The big convention.
Sunday August 3rd 2014
August 6th 2014 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.
August 9th 2014 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together
Where: Kava's Pancake House
Kava's Pancake House has great food and fast service. It is located right next to Merrill Field, just northwest of the Northway Mall.
Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning, March 8th.
August 26th 2014 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Jul 5th, 2014 - Searey amphib flying
Today I was awarded an unusual treat and an exciting experience. Mr. Chuck Hosack gave me a ride in his Searey amphib and the ride was incomparable to anything I have ever done before. The Searey is an exceptional aircraft and Chuck’s attention to detail and all of the extras he has put into the airplane show through in many ways.
On our take off from Wolf Lake the Searey was in the air in a short amount of time and climbing at 500 fpm easily, we leveled out at 1,000 feet and Chuck turned the controls over to me. The Searey is a docile aircraft with solid controls and handled the light turbulence we had with no trouble.
Chuck asked me if I wanted to try a water landing. “Does a fish swim?” Of course I wanted to splash down in the nearest lake, heck I wanted to splash down in all of the lakes. Chuck picked a lake with not much boat traffic, hard to do on the 4th weekend, lined up for landing and touched down in a gentle spray, (ok he bounced it a little, it was a glassy water landing) and when he slowed to a taxi, I opened the window and casually put my hand in the water and joked that it was too cold for swimming.
The take-off on the water was exhilarating, the Searey was up on step in seconds and then Chuck had to maneuver around a canoe and then around an island, all the while the Searey was acting like a very fast boat, then we were In the air. The acceleration once again was amazing, this flying boat really moves.
I wanted to share this with the chapter and thank Mr. Chuck Hosack publicly for making my day.
Thank you Chuck for an experience I will cherish.
Jul 2nd, 2014 - Zenith 701 Kit for sale
The webmaster has a few things for sale: Zenith 701 Kit, Sporty's Flight Gear Flight Bag, and a Piper Tri-Pacer. EAA 42 For Sale
Apr 5th, 2014 - EAA Chapter 42 Visit to F-22 Squadron
Apr 4th, 2014 - 2014 Arctic Thunder Air Show
July 26 & 27
JBER gates open at 9, flying starts at 10, go home at 5.
Jan 26th, 2014 - Hello from Manila Y'all!
Seems like my retirement is simply a license to work more than I did before. Really can't complain, though...there are worse jobs.
I will be flying the amphib Caravan for Huma Island Resort until April. Although it is a very enjoyable job, I really can't wait to be back home in Alaska with Laurel (and Chapter 42).
I want to thank Chuck Hosack for the job he's doing. One can easily lay back and have the chapter just roll along but he has taken the bull by the horns and, from what I can see from a few miles away, is doing a great job.
The Caravan will be down for a while to be re-registered with a Philippine number. After that we will have to abide by Philippine Air Regulations. This means it will no longer be a single pilot airplane as Caravans in this country are required to have a first officer. I will be training a local pilot in our Cessna 206 starting Tuesday. I am working on getting him up to speed to take my place when I leave in April. I will also be training a relatively low time pilot to be his first officer.
Please email when you have the chance...love to hear how everyone's doing.
Best to all, Bob
Jan 26th, 2014 - Merrill Field Master Plan Update
Latest news for the Merrill Field Master Plan
|Tue Jul 22
|No Chapter Meeting
|Sat Jul 26
|2014 Arctic Thunder Air Show
|Mon Jul 28
|Wed Aug 6
|Sat Aug 9
|Chapter Breakfast Get-Together
Kava's Pancake House
|Tue Aug 26
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|Civil Twilight Begin:||03:53|
|Civil Twilight End:||00:18|
|Nautical Twilight End:||14:00|
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