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EAA Chapter 2

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter Two Encourages and Promotes Sport Aviation and
Aeronautical Education in Northeast Indiana.

EAA Chapter 2 Calendar of Events
Event dates, times, topics and locations subject to change.
Updated 10/14/2017

January 2017

Friday
Jan. 13

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 7 PM

Kick off the new year with EAA Chapter 2 by joining us for the first chapter gathering of 2017! We'll have a short presentation from Larry Zepp, we'll discuss plans for the coming year and may watch an EAA Chapter Video Magazine episode. A light snack of Sloppy Joe sliders and finger foods will be served.

February 2017

Saturday
Feb. 11

Annual EAA Chapter 2 Banquet
Brotherhood Mutual - 6 PM

Member Recognition, awards, short presentations from Air Academy Scholarship recipients, and pot-luck dinner. Please enter through the front entrance. Table service and beverages will be provided. Chapter 2 board members will provide the main course dishes. Last names A-L please bring a side dish and M-Z please bring a dessert.

March 2017

Friday
Mar. 10

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Stark Home - 7 PM

We will have a project tour of Ryan Stark's Van's RV-12 project. The address is 9841 N 750 E, Ossian, IN 46777. Look for the giant Minion silo. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

April 2017

Friday
Apr. 14

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 7 PM

We will have an informative WINGS seminar regarding the new ICAO flight plan forms that will soon be required by the FAA. The FAA plans to replace the familiar domestic flight plan form with the ICAO flight plan form sometime this year. All flight plans filed in the US after that changeover date will be required to use the ICAO form. This seminar will explore the similarities and differences between the two forms. Hints for filling out the ICAO form will also be presented. Additionally, we will view an EAA Chapter Video Magazine episode or two. Register to receive WINGS credit.

May 2017

Saturday
May 6

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Friday
May 12

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 7 PM

We will host an informative panel discussion regarding flight testing for homebuilt aircraft.

Saturday
May 13

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

June 2017

Saturday
June 3

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Friday
June 9

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Smith Field Airport - 6 PM

EAA Chapter 2 cookout at Smith Field airport. The chapter will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, & beverages. Please bring a side dish or desert to share. Note that this event starts at 6 PM, one hour earlier than our normal gatherings. Park at the main terminal building.

Saturday
June 10

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Sunday
June 18

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Huntington Municipal Airport- 11 AM to 3 PM

Young Eagles Rally in Huntington, IN. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (weather permitting).

July 2017

Saturday
July 8

EAA Chapter 2 Pancake Breakfast Fly-in/Cruise-in
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 7 AM to 11 AM

Fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast fundraiser for EAA Air Academy candidates. Food provided by IHOP! $7.00 donation for pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Airplanes and classic cars will be on display. Come join us for a great breakfast at historic Smith Field!

Monday
July 24
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Sunday
July 30

Oshkosh 2017

Friday
July 28

EAA 2 Oshkosh Dinner
Roxy Tailwind Cafe - 6 PM

Enjoy an informal dinner with your fellow Chapter 2 members at Oshkosh 2017! We'll meet at the Roxy Tailwind Cafe (formerly Ace's Cafe), just south of the Homebuilder's workshop building, following the daily airshow. There is no need to RSVP. This is a buy-your-own dinner so you can order whatever you'd like from their menu. We will try to hold down a corner spot.

August 2017

Thursday
Aug. 10

National Airmail Museum Gathering
Old Terminal Building at Smith Field - 5 PM

You are invited to a very special event in support of the National Airmail Museum. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Eric Olson from WPTA Channel 21 will MC a special presentation at 6 pm. Event sponsored by Tom Kelly with support from EAA Chapter 2 and Chuck Surack.

This invitation is open to all Aviators and Aviation enthusiasts.

Please come join us and show your support for this important Community Development Project sponsored by the Friends of Smith Field, dba; The National Airmail Museum, a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization.

Friday
Aug. 11

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Blackstone Labs - 7 PM

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the science of the oil analysis process used by many aircraft owners to detect and avert all manner of engine maladies before they cause catastrophic malfunctions. Hosted by Ryan Stark, president of Blackstone Labs and member of EAA Chapter 2. Parking space is limited so carpooling is recommended.

Saturday
Aug. 12

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Sunday
Aug. 13

Husted Pancake Breakfast Fly-in
Husted Field in Hicksville, OH - 8 AM to 10 AM

This is a fly-in/drive-in event at Husted Field which features a 3000 foot grass runway just north of Hicksville, OH. Directions will be in the August newsletter. We thank Dean Husted and his family for inviting us to their home for this great event!

Saturday
Aug. 19

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badges
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge event at Smith Field. EAA Chapter 2 will be providing Young Eagles flights to the participating troops.

Saturday
Aug. 26

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

September 2017

Friday
Sept. 8

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 7 PM

Corrosion Seminar by Tony Saxton. Tony has become an expert on aviation corrosion and his company, TAS Aviation in Defiance, OH, is the go to place for repairing corrosion issues in twin Cessna aircraft. Tony shocked Chapter 2 members over 10 years ago with his examples of severe aircraft corrosion and suggested methods of corrosion control. Don’t miss this great presentation!

Saturday
Sept. 9

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration and flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

October 2017

Friday
Oct. 13

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Larry's Hangar at DeKalb Co. Airport - 7 PM

Project visit with Larry Zepp at his DeKalb Co. airport hangar (KGWB). Come out to see the Zenith Zodiac 650 B aircraft with engine and wings! Two special features are the Viking Honda 110 HP engine and the BRS emergency parachute installation. Directions listed in the October newsletter.

Saturday
Oct. 14

EAA Chapter 2 Chili Lunch Fly-in/Cruise-in
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 11 AM to 2 PM

EAA Chapter 2's annual chili lunch, served with all the fixings. Only $7 donation per person at Historic Smith Field!

November 2017

Friday
Nov. 10

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 7 PM

Movie night and voting on proposed bylaws and dues changes.

LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES reminds us how the airplane has profoundly changed the world and our lives. Beautifully filmed in 18 countries, across all 7 continents, the film renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe inspiring inventions in the modern world. Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES is narrated by Harrison Ford and features an original score by Academy Award® winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic).
(Synopsis from www.airplanesmovie.com)

December 2017

Saturday
Dec. 2

EAA 2 Christmas Party
Hoosier Air Museum - 6 PM

Annual Chapter 2 Christmas Party Pot-Luck Dinner at the Hoosier Air Museum at the DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB) in Auburn, IN. Please bring a dish to share. Table service and beverages will be provided. Chapter 2 board members will provide the main course dishes. Last names A-L please bring a dessert and M-Z please bring a side dish.

The standard day and time for EAA Chapter Two 'Gatherings' is the second Friday of each month at 7 PM at the Ivy Tech Aviation Center at 405 W Cook Road in Fort Wayne, IN. However, there are instances when we hold events off-field as well. Be sure to check the current Newsletter or the calendar each month for that month's actual gathering location!

Thank you to all who attended our Young Eagles rallies this year!
Be sure to check the Online Bulletin Board for upcoming area fly-ins and events!

Write to us at:
EAA Chapter 2
429 E Dupont Rd. #183
Fort Wayne, IN 46825