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

FAASTeam Seminar at KVPZ May 4th, 2019: Mountain Flying

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019, starting at 10:00 Central Daylight Time. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Hosted by EAA Chapter 104.

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

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April 2019 EAA Chapter 104 Meeting

Please come to our April 8th meeting. We are meeting at the EAA 104 Chapter Room and will be discussing plans for our upcoming summer events.

All are welcome… existing and prospective EAA members, and those just looking to learn or volunteer.

  • Location – EAA Chapter Room at 4207 Murvihill Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Date – Monday April 8th
  • Time – 6:30PM till approximately 9:30PM

Facebook event page for the April Meeting