Please take a moment to comment on the LHFE program (Collings Foundation)

Please also see this post.

If you have been impacted by the work of the Collings Foundation or any other Living History Flight Experience (LHFE), please take a moment and comment on the the current docket regarding the renewal of the Collings Foundation LHFE program.

From the Collings Foundation…

[…] In the coming months, federal agencies will be reviewing the LHFE program for not only our organization, but many other organizations nationwide who continue to fly vintage aircraft as a part of their educational mission. As these reviews take place, we feel it is important for the voices of those impacted by the Wings of Freedom Tour over the years to be heard. We need to let federal agencies know that the LHFE program is important to you and other American citizens as an educational tool. […]

Rob Collings, An Important Message from the Collings Foundation, October 14, 2019
B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”
B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”

EAA Chapter 104 October 2019 Meeting

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.

Our October 2019 meeting will be at the EAA Chapter 104 club room at KVPZ on Monday October 14th at 6:30PM.

We will be discussing 2019 accomplishments and we will be doing some planning for 2020.

See you there!

See our facebook event page.

On the loss of life and the crash of ‘Nine-O-Nine’

EAA 104 is saddened by the loss of life and the loss of ‘Nine-O-Nine’ at Bradley International Airport today. We wish the best to all parties involved.

Boeing B-17 Nine-O-Nine - By Tascam3438 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26339493
Boeing B-17 Nine-O-Nine – By Tascam3438 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26339493

More information via Flying Magazine…

Mini Ground School Reminder: Volunteers Needed

EAA 104 Member Ed Hanson wanted to share the following…

Just a reminder we will conduct our mini ground school with the Porter County Public Library System this Saturday September 14th from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Chapter room. At least 6 teens have signed up so far. The topics we will highlight include aerodynamics, aircraft systems and instruments, FAA regulations, navigation and communications, aviation weather, and pilot qualifications. I will do a short introduction talk then if the weather is good we will walk them to the ramp to look over an aircraft pointing out the various parts and instruments.


We will then have whoever wants to talk cover the subject topics. I can cover weather at the end as I can adjust my time to fit whatever is available. Please step up and share your knowledge with the pilots of tomorrow. This is a low key event and everyone usually joins in the discussion. Thanks for your help! Please share this information with other members who are not listed on this email.

Ed Hanson

Please consider volunteering for this event. You can use our contact form or contact Ed directly.

Reminder: EAA Chapter 104 Meeting Tonight, September 9th, plus FAAST Seminar

Our September meeting will include a FAAST Seminar starting at 7pm (registration encouraged). This will be held at the EAA Chapter 104 club room at KVPZ. Arrivals begin at 6:30pm and the seminar will start at 7pm. Regular chapter meeting to follow.

In the seminar, “Preflight After Maintenance,” we will discuss the importance of thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service. The discussion will include the consequences of inadequate preflight inspections, some common problems that have led to accidents, and what to look for following maintenance.

FAAST Website

Mini Ground School (with PCPLS)

Do you have what it takes to be a pilot? Learn about the basics of aviation in this introductory class led by local pilots from the EAA Chapter 104.

This event is made possible by EAA Chapter 104 and the Porter County Public Library System.

Ages 12+. See the event page for more details.

Do you have what it takes to be a pilot?
Do you have what it takes to be a pilot?

FAAST Seminar coming up at the September EAA 104 Meeting: Preflight After Maintenance

Our September meeting will include a FAAST Seminar starting at 7pm (registration encouraged). This will be held at the EAA Chapter 104 club room at KVPZ.

In the seminar, “Preflight After Maintenance,” we will discuss the importance of thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service. The discussion will include the consequences of inadequate preflight inspections, some common problems that have led to accidents, and what to look for following maintenance.

FAAST Website
Howard
Howard

The seminar will be presented by Dennis Miller. Light refreshments will be served.

Our regular monthly meeting will follow.

Members needed to staff EAA 104’s National Aviation Day Celebration this Saturday August 24th

Your club needs YOU this Saturday, August 21st…

EAA 104 will have two education stations and members are needed to staff both. One will demonstrate preflight planning and the other will demonstrate preflight aircraft inspection.

Help for those activities and help in the form of demonstration aircraft are needed.

I can bring my plane down again if needed but would like to let other members show their planes as well.

Ed Hanson

EAA 104 is planning to bring down two airplanes and Kyle will be making a coned box on the ramp in front of the pavilion so the public can stay in the box and Kyle can keep the ramp hot.

You can find out more information about the event itself on our events page.

Please contact Ed Hanson directly or use our contact form to contact us if you would like to help out.