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

Mountain Flying Seminar this Saturday May 4th @ KVPZ

This Saturday May 4th @ 10AM! Stop by for some coffee, donuts and Mountain Flying! This seminar is presented by the DuPage FAASTeam and is hosted by EAA Chapter 104. Register online.

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

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



(Commercial) New Cessna Stationair on Display at Eagle Aircraft @ KVPZ Saturday

This event is not sponsored or endorsed by EAA Chapter 104, but may be useful to our members and community.

Cessna Stationair
Cessna Stationair

Cessna Rep Brian Findley will be here tomorrow [4/27/19] with a brand new Cessna Stationair from 10:30am-2pm.
Come check it out!

Come check it out!

Holly / Eagle Aircraft

You can contact Eagle Aircraft for more details.

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

Upcoming Events at Jasper County Airport

From Ray Seif – Airport Manager – Jasper County Airport

April 20th 10am-Noon Central: We will once again conduct aircraft/aviation first responder rescue training at the airport on April 20th from 10am-Noon. This free course is geared toward showing first responders the hazards associated with responding to an aircraft or aviation accident or incident. The training will be conducted by an aircraft rescue and firefighting trained firefighter from Purdue Fire (confirmed). We are also working on getting an NTSB field investigator here (confirmation pending).

This training is aimed at first responders, but it is open to anyone interested in gaining the information.

May 10, 2019, 8 am – 3 pm central: Aviation Career Day and Open House (flyer attached). Free, fun, educational outreach event open to anyone interested in learning about aviation and aviation careers as well as seeing aviation static displays and hearing from industry professionals.

July 6, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm central: EAA Chapter 828 annual Pork Chop Lunch and open house. This event is free and open to the public. EAA Chapter 828 will have pork chop lunches for sale to help support their activities. There will be aircraft on display as well. I will have a flyer for this event soon as well as a point of contact with the EAA.

For more info…