FAASTeam Seminar: Angle of Attack this Coming Saturday

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Join EAA Chapter 104 this Saturday, September 25, 2021

The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee encourages the General Aviation community to install and use angle-of-attack systems for better awareness of the stall margin. Studies suggest that a significant number of General Aviation accidents could have been prevented had the airman been trained how to identify stalls through both hands-on visuals and AOA technology.

Acquiring experience in a wide range of environments improves overall pilot performance. Installing new technology on an aircraft goes beyond the installation to becoming comfortable with an additional piece of equipment and how it can help the pilot.

Sign up at this link.

August 2021 Meeting Reminder

We will meet at the EAA 104 Chapter Room at KVPZ tonight at 6:30pm.

Further discussion from last time…

  • Member Project updates
  • Fall social activity (Burger Bash / Steak Fry / Other)
  • Possible Fly-outs to…
  • Long Term Chapter Goals… start a separate flying club with an airplane that the club can work on. Cessna 150 or similar. Seeking feedback from Members.
  • Additional cookout this summer?

Please bring your 2021 dues ($15) if you have not yet paid.

New members are always welcome.

See you at KVPZ!

Click here for the Event Page.

Reminder: FAAST Seminar on Saturday, August 14

EAA Chapter 104 has an upcoming FAAST seminar titled Service Bulletins and the Aircraft Owner. This will be held in the club room.

Please sign up at the FAA Safety Team website -> Event Details and Registration

Aircraft component Service Bulletins provided by the manufacturer are created in response to servicing issues that may affect airworthiness. Depending on circumstances, compliance with Service Bulletins may or may not be mandatory, but they should always be considered to ensure continued airworthiness.

Online access to Service Bulletins and Service Instructions is readily available to aircraft owners, pilots and mechanics.

Keep in mind that this meeting will be subject to any new or ongoing COVID restrictions and may be cancelled up to 24-48 hours in advance. Right now we are GO!

Transponder Checks Moved to Wednesday 6/30

For those members participating in the VFR transponder checks.

[snip]…just got a call from Michiana Aviation. They need to move the transponder checks a day to Wednesday.

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

You can see our previous post for pricing.

Send Ed Hanson a message to participate. If you can’t do that, please use our contact form.

VFR Transponder Checks

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

From EAA Chapter 104 member Ed Hanson…

We will be doing a group VFR transponder check at VPZ on June 29th. The tech is supposed to arrive at my hangar Q7 at 8:30 am local. We are looking for more participants. […] The fee is $80 plus a split of the $60 travel fee. Last time the guy moved to each hangar to do the check. If you get anyone interested please get a name and phone number so we can keep track. Thanks.

Ed Hanson

Please show up at our June 14th meeting at the KVPZ pavilion or send Ed a message to participate. If you can’t do either of those, please use our contact form.

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