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”

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.

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?

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.