April 21st 2014 - Monday 6:30 PM
Presentation on Bradford Washington
Where: Alaska Aviation Museum - Lake Hood
The Alaska Aviation Museum monthly lecture series is going to have a presentation by UAF Professor Dr Michael Sfraga about Bradford Washburn.
Bradford Washburn was a pioneering mountaineer, map maker and aerial photographer. What Ansel Adams did for Yosemite, Bradford Washburn did for Denali. There are Bradford Washburn photographs in the big museum downtown, and at the Museum of Science in Boston.
6:30 PM on Monday April 21, 2014
Free for Museum members, $5 for everyone else.
April 22nd 2014 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Where: Tom Lawhorn's Skunk Works
Another treat this month. Tom Lawhorn will be hosting us at his workshop in his backyard to show us his Glastar project.
Where: Tom Lawhorn's Skunk Works at 3850 Westminister Way in Anchorage.
This is Tom's other project, his custom design amphib:
April 26th 2014 - Saturday 8:30 AM
Seaplane Safety Seminar
Where: OAS Tom Wardleigh Hangar, 4405 Lear Court, Lake Hood
29th Annual Seaplane Safety Seminar
Saturday April 26th - 8:30 AM to 4 PM
At the Department of the Interior OAS Tom Wardleigh Hangar, 4405 Lear Court, Lake Hood. Just past the CAP and the Aviation Museum.
Registration begins at 8 AM. Lunch will be available.
For more information call 262-3872 or 398-6228
April 26th 2014 - Saturday 10:00 AM
Tanalian Aviation Open House
Where: Tanalian Aviation Hanger – 2600 5th Ave
Tanalian Aviation is having an Open House at their hanger, and they all thought it would be a great idea to invite the EAA42 crowd to join us.
Hopefully we could get a number of EAA airplanes on hand for static display and maybe even a few fly bys. We will have our helicopters there and will have some other aviation folks joining us. I will have my Eagle there and hope to be able to convince Dan to have his Bearhawk and Bob to have his RV (if he is back). But would love to have others also.
Here is the info on the Open House:
Saturday, April 26th - Starts at 10 am
Tanalian Aviation Hanger – 2600 5th Ave. (West of Stoddards – big brown hanger)
We will also be cooking hot dogs if you want to bring your “cooking machine” over. You can also set up a display and membership booth in our office or hanger. It might be a fun day of Merrill Field aviation.
As the time gets closer I will find out how many folks might bring their planes by.
I am also going to invite the Kenai Peninsula crowd.
Give me a call or send me an email if you have questions. Best phone is 242-3660
May 3rd 2014 - Saturday 9:00 AM
Alaska Airmen Trade Show
Where: FedEx Hangar
17th Annual FedEx Trade Show - Saturday and Sunday
We can always use some help at our booth. Contact Jonathan Fant at 952-9619
Sunday May 4th 2014
May 7th 2014 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Where: Las Margaritas on Dimond Blvd.
We are now meeting at Las Margaritas on Dimond Blvd. When you go in, to the left is a front room that is separated from the main dining area. So come, get your margarita and nachos and lets do some business.
As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.
May 9th 2014 - Friday
Valdez May Day Fly-In and Air Show
More info at:
Sunday May 11th 2014
May 10th 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.
May 27th 2014 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Apr 5th, 2014 - EAA Chapter 42 Visit to F-22 Squadron
Apr 4th, 2014 - 2014 Arctic Thunder Air Show
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
|Mon Apr 21
|Presentation on Bradford Washington
Alaska Aviation Museum - Lake Hood
|Tue Apr 22
Tom Lawhorn's Skunk Works
|Sat Apr 26
|Seaplane Safety Seminar
OAS Tom Wardleigh Hangar, 4405 Lear Court, Lake Hood
|Sat Apr 26
|Tanalian Aviation Open House
Tanalian Aviation Hanger – 2600 5th Ave
|Sat May 3
|Alaska Airmen Trade Show
|Wed May 7
Las Margaritas on Dimond Blvd.
|Fri May 9
||Valdez May Day Fly-In and Air Show
|Sat May 10
|Chapter Breakfast Get-Together
Kava's Pancake House
|Tue May 27
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