National Aviation Day 2019 Celebration at KVPZ

From Amanda Fack, Youth Services Coordinator for the Porter County Public Library System…

Celebrate National Aviation Day at the Porter County airport! The whole family is invited to join us for an edu-taining day sponsored by the local EAA Chapter 104.

This program meets at the picnic pavilion of the Porter County Airport. Starting at 10 am, you can meet local pilots, see aircraft up close, and visit educational stations about topics such as How to do a Pre-flight Planning Checklist. Young “aerophiles” will be able to create their own airplane craft (while supplies last). At 11:30 am, we will play Aviation Bingo where you can learn a little about the science of aviation and you even might win a prize that flies!

We hope you can join us to learn all about aviation science in our community.

Amanda Fack

See the event details page for more information.

FASSTeam Seminar at KMGC August 24th

Use of Weather Information and Preflight After Maintenance

From Dennis Miller with the Chicago Area FAASTeam…

In the first seminar, Use of Weather Information, we will take a look at available weather information sources for general aviation pilots and offer guidance on making well-informed weather decisions.

In the second 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.

For more information…

Concession Stand during Collings Foundation 2019 Visit to KVPZ

Stop by EAA 104’s pavilion at Porter County Regional Airport this weekend. See the awesome airplanes that the Collings Foundation brought to our local airport and grab some food while you’re there. Support your local EAA!

EAA 104 concession stand during the 2019 Collings Foundation visit.

All Hands on Deck – The Wings of Freedom Tour is Coming!

The Valparaiso Tour Stop of the Wings of Freedom Tour is this coming weekend, Thursday August 1st to Sunday August 4th.

Volunteers needed!

The bombers arrive at approx 12 noon on Aug 1 and depart on Monday Aug 5 in the AM.

Volunteers are needed during the following times…

  • Thursday – 8/1 – 11A to 5P
  • Friday – 8/2 – 11A to 5P – We need to set up the Pancake Griddle Friday Afternoon
  • Saturday – 8/3 – 8A to 5P – Pancakes from 8A to 10:30
  • Sunday – 8/4 – 8A to 5P – (or close when we run out of food)
The Collings Foundation B-17G “Nine-O-Nine”. Photo Credit: Ken Litko

Pavilion Work Party – Roll-Up Door Installation+

We’re getting into the home stretch!

A work party has been scheduled for this Saturday, July 13th at 9am to get roll-up doors installed to complete our lock up area. Other work on Saturday is TBD.

Your club needs YOU! If you’re available, please show up!

EAA Chapter 104 at work framing some doors at the Aviation Pavilion at KVPZ.
“Showing up is 80 percent of life.” – Woody Allen – Look at these guys that showed up to do some framing… Ed, Louie, Bob, Larry, Tom, & Ken

This effort will help get the club ready for the Oshkosh Food Booth and upcoming Wings of Freedom Tour dates…. our main fundraising events for the year.

Hangin at the Hangar @ Sojourner Field

Sojourner Field
Sojourner Field

Every 2nd Saturday of the month (this Saturday) that we at Sojourner field have a “hangin our at the hanger” with donuts/coffee at breakfast & grilled hamburgers for lunch. Also movie night in the evening (Darkest Hour this month). More details can be viewed on the events page of

Carl Lane via Email