EAA Chapter 1445

Chandler, Casa Grande AZ

Welcome to EAA Chapter 1445

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 June Monthly Meeting

The June meeting was held at the terminal at Chandler airport.  We discussed routes to Oshkosh for Airventure 2018, including tips about where to stop for fuel, sleep, and in case we need to avoid and protect our planes from weather. Please see the meeting notes for lots of great tips and info.  After the meeting we all enjoyed pizza and ice cream!  See you at Osh!  Next meeting is September 15.
 
 
 

May Monthly Meeting

 

  The May Monthly meeting was held at Millar Airport (2AZ4).  Nine airplanes and several autos transported the 25 attendees to the meeting.  The focus of the meeting was sheet metal skills. This workshop qualified for 1 hour of AMT credit, (the mechanic's counterpart to Wings credit).  Members moved through several work stations where they were able to learn about and try, metal forming, layout, drilling, deburring dimpling, pulling rivets, setting rivets, etc.

   After the clinic, participants had a lunch of hamburgers with all the fixings.  A big thank you goes out to Chuck Millar for allowing the Chapter to use his facilities and to the volunteers that taught some of the skills they have learned through years while they built their projects.

April Monthly Meeting

   Chapter 1445 held it's April 2018 meeting at the Ak-Chin Regional Airport (A39).  Kelly McMullen presided over the meeting.  Ernie Copeland gave presentation entitled, " Basic Communication for Aviators."  Ernie is the FAASTeam maintenance program coordinator for Arizona. This program qualified for Wings credit.  After Ernie's presentation the Chapter members enjoyed a barbecue lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, and Brats.  Everyone that attended enjoyed the program and lunch.

 

February Monthly Meeting

  Chapter 1445 held its monthly meeting at the Chandler Municipal Airport.  A big thanks goes out to Rick and Leia for giving a presentation on an African flying safari that they participated in.  They also furnished fresh salmon and halibut that they caught in Alaska this past summer.  Rick and Leia are spend their summers in Alaska and winters in Arizona.

Rick and Leia giving their presentation while Rick (a different Rick) and Maria cook the fresh fish outside.  Click on the video below to watch the video Rick presented of their safari.  Enjoy. 

 

 

 

January Monthly Meeting

  On January 20, 2018, the monthly meeting of Chapter 1445 was held at the Terminal building of Chandler Municipal Airport.  Phil Jossi, CFII gave a presentation entitled "Complacency Embedded in Pilot Operations (Risk Management)"  The presentation qualified as a Wings presentation for the participants that registered.  For members that were not able to attend, click on the link below to see the presentation.

EAA Complacency Embedded in Pilot Operations (003).ppt

 

 Kearny Fly-Out

  On January 19th, a group of members of Chapter 1445 made the scenic flight to Kearny, AZ.  The weather was perfect here in Arizona while the Mid-West and Northeast were being battered by winter storm.

 

Lake Havasu Fly-Out

  January 6, 2018 the weather was beautiful for flying, smooth, light winds. Four aircraft were able to make it to Havasu for lunch and the Chapter's first fly-out of 2018. On the return, winds aloft gave a nice tail wind...seeing up to 35 kts at 9500 for a ground speed of 214 mph (186 kts) in my RV-10 while cruising at 60 % power.

Food was good, company was good. Due to lack of RSVPs (0) Mark and Kismet went to Coolidge.
 
  

 

 

Upcoming Events

Monday Jul 23 - Sunday Jul 29
Wednesday, Jul 25 at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Saturday, Jul 28 at 4:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Saturday, Aug 25 at 4:30 AM - 8:00 AM

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