FAAST Seminar – Pre-Ignition and Detonation February 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join EAA Chapter 104 on February 29th for a FAAST Seminar at KVPZ.

Go to the event page for more details.

Pre-ignition and detonation are responsible for a significant number of engine failures in General Aviation aircraft each year. Pre-ignition occurs when the air-fuel charge ignites while the piston is still compressing the mixture. Detonation is a violent explosion process after the compression stroke near or just after top dead center. This seminar will acquaint pilots with the hazards of pre-ignition and detonation events.

FAASTeam

Reminder: Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting February 10th, 2020

This coming Monday…

We are meeting at Louie’s Hangar (Hangar N38 @ KVPZ) for some hands on aviation. See the event page for more details.

This month’s planned topic is:

PAINT STRIPPING AND METAL PREP!

Fat Albert getting it's paint stripped. Air Force photo by Kelly White.
Fat Albert getting it’s paint stripped. Air Force photo by Kelly White.

Prospective members are always welcome at our events.

Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting February 10th, 2020

We are meeting at Louie’s Hangar (Hangar N38 @ KVPZ) for some hands on aviation. See the event page for more details.

This month’s planned topic is:

PAINT STRIPPING AND METAL PREP!

Fat Albert getting it's paint stripped. Air Force photo by Kelly White.
Fat Albert getting it’s paint stripped. Air Force photo by Kelly White.

Prospective members are always welcome at our events.

EAA Chapter 104 / PCPA Annual Soup Off

Save the date – March 21st from 1 – 4 pm at the EAA Chapter 104 clubhouse.

Bring a pot of soup to join the contest or just come to enjoy the soup. Cast your ballot for the best tasting soup. The winner will get to sign the trophy – EVERYONE WELCOME.

Soup in a Pot
Come join EAA Chapter 104 and the PCPA for their Annual Soup Off

FAAST Seminar This coming Saturday at KVPZ

Join EAA Chapter 104 this coming weekend for a FAASTeam Seminar– Pilot Proficiency and WINGS – and – Stabilized Approach and Go-Around

Go to the event page for more details.

See you Saturday January 18th at 10 AM. Please arrive a little early if you can… there will be donuts!

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

Pictures from Last Night’s Hands On – Compression Testing

If you missed last night’s EAA 104 event, here are some pictures to entice you to come to our next Hands On! in Valparaiso.

Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020

Reminder – Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020

You do not need to be a current member to attend, new prospective members are welcome.

Current members… Yearly dues of $15 are due. Please remit to Rick Schreiber.


We are meeting at Louie’s Hangar (Hangar N38 @ KVPZ) for some hands on aviation.

This month’s planned topic is:

Compression Testing! Troubleshooting and how to interpret the results.

Compression Testing Aircraft Cylinders
Compression Testing Aircraft Cylinders

At previous HANDS ON! events we have…

1) Had a rivet clinic and drilled out and removed rivets in a wing.
2) Taken apart a metal wing and retrieved the main spar.
3) Taken apart a continental engine.
4) Taken apart a fabric wing.

We are looking for new members! Join EAA Chapter 104 and our local A&P IA for some HANDS ON learning. Message or post if you do not know how to get to hangar N38 at Porter County Regional Airport.

Louie is in hangar N38 on the end with the park bench.

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