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

Group Transponder Check Scheduled for May 28th, 2019

Tuesday May 28th is transponder check day! As of today, there are about 6 pilots / airplanes participating. The provider said they could extend the day if we get more participants.

Please contact Ed Hanson if you are participating. If you do not have Ed’s phone number, please use our contact form to contact EAA Chapter 104.

Cessna ARC RT-359A transponder
Cessna ARC RT-359A transponder (beige box), beneath a VHF radio. Source: Wikipedia

May 13th EAA Chapter 104 Meeting: Powered Paragliding (at Hangar N38)

EAA Chapter 104’s May 2019 meeting will be at Louie’s Hangar at KVPZ (Porter County Regional Airport) at 6:30PM. Steve Totalavitvch will be doing a talk about Powered Paragliding. He will do equipment demos weather permitting.

See you there!

From Wikipedia: Pilot: Phil Clark. Photo credit: Andre Zeman (public domain)

Last Call! Group Transponder Check

Final notice for those that need their transponder checked…


Is there interest in setting up a group transponder check for a day in May at KVPZ??? If enough interest is expressed, we will contact the avionics shop to work out details. Use our contact form or contact Ed Hanson directly.

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Cessna ARC RT-359A transponder
Cessna ARC RT-359A transponder (beige box), beneath a VHF radio. Source: Wikipedia

Mountain Flying Seminar this Saturday May 4th @ KVPZ

This Saturday May 4th @ 10AM! Stop by for some coffee, donuts and Mountain Flying! This seminar is presented by the DuPage FAASTeam and is hosted by EAA Chapter 104. Register online.

Image by Manuel Huber from Pixabay

Flying in mountainous areas is challenging, not only because operational altitudes and winds are higher, but also because weather reporting and off airport landing opportunities are fewer than in other flight environments. This seminar, prepared by the Colorado Pilots’ Association, acquaints pilots with the challenges of mountain flying and offers suggestions for training and additional information. It is informational only and in no way prepares inexperienced pilots for flying in mountainous environments.

From the FAASTeam website

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