It's been a long time getting back to normal!
June 9th, 6:30pm at the Buffalo Lancaster Airport in the big hangar.
“Coffee with the Controllers”
Did you ever wish you could have a little chat with an air traffic controller and ask a question you always wondered about? Well, here’s your chance. Three knowledgeable and experienced Air Traffic Control professionals:
John Klompstra, Buffalo Air Traffic Operations Supervisor,
Ryan Dojka, Buffalo National Air Traffic Controllers Association Facility Representative,
and Jim Kerekes, Buffalo Air Traffic Control Manager
will be at the EAA Chapter 46 meeting to answer any and all of your questions regarding any aspect of air traffic control. (Note cards will be available for anyone who prefers to write their questions rather than ask the verbally.)
The meeting will be at Lancaster Airport, 4343 Walden Ave., Lancaster NY 14086 on Wednesday June 9, 2021. The meeting starts at 6:30, with the presentation starting at 7:00, and the meeting is free and open to anyone with an interest in aviation.
Don’t miss this chance to ask these ATC professionals any questions you might have, and to hear answers to questions asked by others.
Airventure 2021 Camping Update
Plans are well underway for EAA-46’s annual trip to Airventure. At the moment everything is full speed ahead at EAA for the airshow and camping. But there are some important changes for this year for our members.
First the good news. I have been speaking with EAA staff over the last several days and all normal activities in Camp Scholler are to be expected for 2021. This includes the showers, camp stores and other services.
The big change is registration for your camp site. EAA is strongly encouraging that campsites are purchased on-line. Chapter-46 is making this mandatory. I will not be taking checks and buying sites at the show. When you purchase on-line you will be prompted to have the confirmation sent to you via a printable form at the end of the transaction or they can mail it to you. EAA suggests getting the mailed credentials.
You will bring the printable or mailed version to Oshkosh with you. It has a large bar code on it that will be scanned when you arrive and you will get your vehicle pass. And by purchasing on-line, if you are arriving Thursday July 22nd or later, you will have a separate entrance to go through instead of the normal camper registration entrance. It will be a little farther down the road in what use to be the old Grey Parking lot entrance. As I understand it, you won’t even have to get out of your vehicle! A volunteer will come to you, scan the code and print out your pass.
Here is a key change. You need to get me a copy of the bar code sheet before I leave so I can layout your campsite prior to the show. Unlike previous years, you can buy the sites from the day you plan to arrive! The good news is the camping fee is still $28 per day and you can get a refund on the unused days if you plan on leaving early.
An important note, the camping fee is non-refundable. You will have the option of purchasing trip insurance for $27 in case an unforeseen event prevents you from attending. This will give you a full refund.
EAA staff has told me that sales are up substantially from 2019. If you are planning on camping with the group, I urge you to purchase your camping pass within the next few days. Here is the link for the on-line purchase. https://www.eaa.org/airventure/EAA-AirVenture-Tickets. You can also purchase your admission wristbands on-line. New this year - Children under 18 are free courtesy of Boeing.
A note for EAA Membership Tent volunteers, your camping credentials will be obtained EAA staff and given to me when I arrive on Friday July 16th. Other volunteers should check with their volunteer coordinators.
A note for those planning on renting RV’s that are delivered to the site. You must pay for the site from the day your trailer will be delivered. I am working with EAA Staff to make arrangements for the companies dropping off the trailers so they can have easy access as in the past. As we get more details, there will be additional updates.