Future Events

December 10th 2016 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Kava's Pancake House

Breakfast 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.

Sunset at 15:41

January 4th 2017 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Board Meeting As always, all Chapter 42 members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunset at 16:00

January 14th 2017 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Breakfast Bring your friends and family and join us at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Sunset at 16:22
News

Sep 27th, 2016 - John Nealon's Highlander with a Viking Engine

Our September 27th meeting was at John Nealon's house in Wasilla to look at his Just Highlander project with a Viking engine. It has been covered with Stewart Systems.

John's plane is the Just Aircraft Highlander, not to be confused with the Just Aircraft SuperStol. The SuperStol is the model that places in the top 5 at the Valdez STOL competition. It's designed to make something more like an aircraft carrier style arrival than a landing. Nose way high, power on, when the tail wheel hits, cut the power.

John would like to put the Highlander on floats, where the STOL style arrivals are not recommended.

John Nealon
John Nealon

John Nealon
Just Highlander finished with Stewart System, HVLP sprayed in the garage. You can see part of the plastic spray booth and some of the red color on the floor. The triangular rear windows are a common change to the basic kit.

John Nealon
Just Highlander with mocked up control panel. This is a quick buld kit, and the wooden ribs came from the factory.

John Nealon
The control systems that will be under the floor boards.

John Nealon
Viking Engine - Starts with a four cylinder inline engine from a "Honda Fit". Intake manifold above, cylinder heads facing you, muffler pointing straight down. It is liquid cooled, so the radiator is on the left, and there is another small radiator on the right for cabin heat, just like most cars.

Viking Engine
Viking Engine - Right side showing Oil Sump, Oil Filter, alternator and a flex fitting between the engine and the reduction drive.

Viking Engine
Viking Engine - Top View black induction manifold. No carb, it's fuel injected, and there is a high pressure fuel pump in the tail. You can see the titanium firewall with a couple of different places marked where it might be trimmed.

John Nealon
Just Highlander

Aug 23rd, 2016 - Walter receives recognition for his many years of service as webmaster

Walter receives recognition for his many years of service as webmaster. Thank you Walter for all that you have done for us!

Walter
Walter receives award for his many years of service as webmaster

Aug 8th, 2016 - Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF)

At August's Board Meeting, Al Clayton gave a short presentation regarding the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF).
http://theraf.org/
Al has volunteered to be the Alaska liaison for the RAF. The Recreational Aviation Foundation preserves, maintains, and creates airstrips for recreational access. Al thanked chapter 42 for our efforts in the past to maintain airstrips in the Wrangell St. Elias park (those efforts were spearheaded by past president Matt Freeman) and to alert us to a Wrangell St. Elias master plan revision that is in process. While not a threat at this time, constant vigilance is needed.

You can read more and comment here:
National Park Service - PEPC - Backcountry and Wilderness Stewardship Plan and GMP Amendment
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=44299

Those inclined to comment might mention EAA chapter 42's history of hands on cooperation with the Park Service with maintenance of some of the remote strip and interest in linking arms with other general aviation groups (like the Recreational Aviation Foundation) for possible future cooperation.

Al Clayton, Alaska State Liaison
Recreational Aviation Foundation
907-250-1649
aclayton@theraf.org
TheRAF.org
“The Recreational Aviation Foundation preserves, maintains and creates airstrips for recreational access.”

Aug 6th, 2016 - Ed White flies Gale Partch in his RV-6

Ed White finished flying the 25 hour phase 1 period last weekend on Gale Partch's RV-6. On Saturday, Aug 6, the rain let up enough that Ed was able to take Gale Partch up for a flight in his RV-6. That was the goal of the Partch family to finish out this long saga and the plane has now been advertised for sale.

John's RV
Gale flies with Ed
John's RV
Gale in the right seat of his RV-6

Jul 27th, 2016 - Mustang IIs at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang II at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.

Rick Henry and his son Tim are at their plane on the right side of the image. His M-II passed 1,000 hours total time in July. Others in the photo: Paul Cox has over 3,000 hours on his and Larry Kinder (yellow airplane, 1,850 hours on it) won Grand Champion in 1981. Front and center Carlo Cilliars won a Bronze Lindy at AV 2016. John Martino also has over 1,000 on his. Steve Kunkle received a Workmanship award in 2014.

Mustang IIs
The Mustang IIs at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

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