Pavilion Upgrades – Work Party Saturday June 22nd, 8:00AM

EAA Chapter 104 needs you!

Please show up for the the work party on June 22nd at 8:00 AM. It will involve some excavation plus possible additional work. We are working to arrange for some equipment to do some digging, but we also need volunteers to do some fine digging and grading. Please bring a shovel, earth rake and other earth-moving tools.

Can you only show up for a little while? That’s OK! The more bodies the better.

Come out… volunteer… trade stories.. and possibly even learn something! Plus… there are airplanes right on the ramp! While working you can criticize landings, takeoffs, types of aircraft…. it’s loads of fun!

Please comment here or contact Ed Hanson or Larry Whitlow and let them know you will be there.

June 10th EAA Chapter 104 Meeting: Planning for Summer Events (at EAA 104 Chapter Room)

EAA Chapter 104’s June 2019 meeting will be at the chapter room at KVPZ (Porter County Regional Airport) at 6:30PM. We’ll be discussing some construction needed for our summer 2019 events.

The Aviation Pavilion at Porter County Regional Airport (KVPZ). Construction update picture taken 6/2/2019.
The Aviation Pavilion at Porter County Regional Airport (KVPZ). Construction update picture taken 6/2/2019.

Coming Up Next Weekend! Stabilized Approach and Go-Around – FAASTeam Seminar June 15th @ KVPZ

Saturday Saturday June 15th @ 10AM! Stop by for some coffee, donuts and approaches! This seminar is presented by the Greater Chicago FAASTeam and is hosted by EAA Chapter 104. Register online.

Stabilized Approach - from www.faasafety.gov
Stabilized Approach – from www.faasafety.gov

Unstable approaches and the reluctance of many pilots to go-around when an approach becomes unstable are precursors to many general aviation accidents. Emphasizing stable approaches and making the decision to go-around are key to reducing landing accidents.

From the FAASTeam website

Presented by Dennis Miller ‘Gold Seal ‘ CFI 2018 FAASTeam Rep. of the Year

Board Meeting to Discuss Aviation Pavilion Upgrades – Thursday June 6th, 2019

EAA Chapter 104 Banner at the 2018 Food Booth during the Collings Foundation's Valparaiso Tour Stop of the Wings of Freedom Tour
EAA Chapter 104 Banner at the 2018 Food Booth during the Collings Foundation Valparaiso Tour Stop of the Wings of Freedom Tour, August 2018

EAA Chapter 104 is calling a board meeting to discuss aviation pavilion upgrades that need to be completed prior to the Collings Foundation visit in August, 2019.

This is a board meeting, but all members and interested parties are invited. We will meet at the pavilion at 6:30 PM this Thursday, June 6th, to discuss construction and timing of buildout.

  • Commit to dates to get things done by late July.
  • Decide on one pancake day or two for the bombers.

See you there!

Sojourner Field: Fly-In / Drive-In Event Saturday, June 8th

This is not an EAA Chapter 104 event, but is shared for the benefit of the local aviation community.

Our first Fly-In Drive-In event at our place, Sojourner Field.
Saturday, June 8th. Feel free to stop by. More information at www.sojournerfield.com.

Carl Lane
Borrowed from the Sojourner Field website at http://www.sojournerfield.com/

New ramp on the field at Porter County Regional Airport

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone.

Ramp added to the Aviation Pavilion at Porter County Regional Airport.
New ramp on the Aviation Pavilion at Porter County Regional Airport.

EAA Chapter 104 hopes this ramp makes the pavilion more accessible to our community here in Porter County.

Be sure to come see Chapter 104 at some of our summer events! Can you smell the burgers?

Aviation Pavilion Expansion Underway!

The Aviation Pavilion at KVPZ is getting an overhaul! EAA Chapter 104 is adding a bay to the pavilion to better serve the aviation community at events this summer. Be especially sure to come join the Collings Foundation and EAA Chapter 104 for the Valparaiso Tour Stop of the Wings of Freedom Tour.

The Aviation Pavilion at Porter County Regional Airport is a community asset. Stop by, have lunch in the shade, and watch some aircraft operations at KVPZ. Get involved with your local aviation community!

Stabilized Approach and Go-Around – FAASTeam Seminar June 15th @ KVPZ

Mark your calendars! Saturday Saturday June 15th @ 10AM! Stop by for some coffee, donuts and approaches! This seminar is presented by the Greater Chicago FAASTeam and is hosted by EAA Chapter 104. Register online.

Stabilized Approach - from www.faasafety.gov
Stabilized Approach – from www.faasafety.gov

Unstable approaches and the reluctance of many pilots to go-around when an approach becomes unstable are precursors to many general aviation accidents. Emphasizing stable approaches and making the decision to go-around are key to reducing landing accidents.

From the FAASTeam website

Presented by Dennis Miller ‘Gold Seal ‘ CFI 2018 FAASTeam Rep. of the Year