EAA Chapter 1445

Chandler, Arizona

Most Recent Meeting Activity


Airventure 2022

  A few lucky members were lucky and were able to attend Airventure 2022. The rest of us spent the time in Arizona dealing with record heat.


  Wayne Zander made a sign that had the distance from Oshkosh to Chandler on and Bob Meyers carried the sign and attached to the sign post at Airventure.



Bob Meyer purchased a brick for the Chapter at the Golden Arch.  Now our fund raiser needs to pay him back.


July Meeting


 EAA Chapter 1445 held its regular monthly meeting at the Chandler Municipal Airport Terminal on July 16th at 10 AM.  Turnout was low due to the extreme heat due to the extreme heat that the Phoenix area is experiencing.

  The Chandler Fire Department led a discussion on hangar/workshop safety as well as a refresher on fire extinguisher use.  A big thanks goes out to CFD for spending time with our Chapter discussing things that have caused issues at the airport in the past.


  Cecil Orozco, Chapter President, introduced the winning logo entry that was designed by one of our new members, Tim Swires.  Also during the logo contest the Chapter came up with a chapter moto, "Build-Fly-Share", which Tim was able to incorporate into his logo design.  Tim did a super job capturing an image that represents EAA Chapter 1445.


  The Chapter also announced its fundraiser whose purpose is to purchase a brick to be placed in front of the golden arch at Oskosh.  The goal is to purchase a whole brick and have it placed prior to next year's Airventure.  Several large and small donations were made.  Chapter had reached 25% of it's goal by end of meeting.  More information can be found at the following link:  Brown Arch Brick Fundraiser

AirAdventure “Oshkosh” 2022 
EAA/FAA AirAdventure Notice link:
EAA “Oshkosh Arrival” Videos
AOPA “Oh Gosh Oshkosh” 2022-07-21@12:00 EDT
Wednesday @ 12:00 Brown Arch Chapter 1445 Photo
Best Practices
“plan on flflying slow and if you can’t keep distance fall out and try again,
most important have gas and be patient
Scott W:
“make sure your tent is water proof, stay dry. Back yard and sprinkle test.
“light weight plastic cutting boards for under the wheels”


June 2022 Meeting

  On June 18, 2022 EAA Chapter 1445 held its monthly meeting at the Chandler Muncipal Airport Terminal Building.  Thirty One members and guest were in attendance. Snap On Tools provided one of their trucks full of tools to browse prior to the meeting.  Several of the members purchased their own early Father's Day presents, while others brought ratchets to be repaired by the Snap On Rep.  A big thank you goes out to the Snap On rep for spending some of his Saturday with our Chapter.

  Brian Schober of the Arizona Pilots Association gave a presentation entitled "Public Land and Aviation".  Several of our members are backcountry pilots and were able to get several of their questions answered.  Thanks goes out to Brian for providing a super informative presentation.

  Philip L'Heureux provided the Chapter with insights to the Aircraft Spruce Will-Call outlet that is just off the approach end of runway 22R.  Aero Performance and Aircraft Spruce have partnered to provide this service to the aviation community.  Phillip also discussed how members can order custom made hoses from Aero Performance.



Thank You 

Tom MacDonald delivered a thank you to Chuck Millar.  The Chapter made up a thank you poster with a photo of the members who attended the May workshop.  The poster was also signed by the members that attended the workshop.  


Chuck's sister, Tom MacDonald, and Chuck Millar with the thank you poster


Young Eagles June 4, 2022


Please go to the Young Eagle page on the website for more info.


Chapter Logo Contest

Hi Chapter 1445 members: We Need a Chapter Logo!

Who better to come up with ideas but our members.

This is a chance for you to use your creativity during the hot weather.

Put on your artsy side and see what you can come up with.

Attached is a montage of other Arizona EAA chapter logos. ( EAA AZ Chap Logos )

Make sure to include EAA and Chapter 1445.

The chapter board will decide on the winner and the EAA will need to approve.

If chosen you will win bragging rights and a $25 certificate to the Hanger Cafe!

We need your entry by June 11th; send your entry to EAA1445@gmail.com.

Cecil Orozco

EAA Chapter 1445




Annual Workshop Meeting

  EAA Chapter 1445 held its annual workshop meeting at Millar Airfield on May 21,2022.  Hands on demonstrations were held on riveting, safety wiring, and 3D printing.  A bar-b-que featuring hamburgers and brats were held after and during the demonstrations.  Thirty members and guests attended the event.  By the look of the smiles on the attendees, everyone had a great time.  A big thanks goes out to Chuck Millar for making his airfield and workshop available to the chapter for the event.

  A short video of the event is embedded below.  Enjoy







Lewis Muzzio First Flight

Congratulations to Lewis Muzzio for making the first flight of his RV8 on May 15, 2022.  He and the plane made a successful 30 minute flight with no squawks out of KCHD.  




April Monthly Meeting

  April monthly meeting was held at the Casa Grande Airport Terminal building.  Scott Todd (flight advisor) gave a presentation entitled, "10 Minutes to Safer Flying.  Presentation included using Vy for take off, practicing deadstick landings, and a reminder to practice, practice, practice.

  Feature presentation was titled "Operation Desert Storm" by Mike Berry.  Mike ferried troops in the operation desert storm theater, flying for American Trans Air (ATA).

  After formal meeting, members enjoyed some pizza, drink and socialization in the terminal area.

  A big thanks to David and Rene at the Casa Grande Airport for their help and support.


Several members chose to fly in to the meeting


Pre meeting socialization


Mike Berry giving his presentation


March Monthly Meeting

  Chapter 1445 held it's monthly meeting at Chandler Municipal Airport on March 19th.  The meeting was devoted to the memory of Mike Still, one of our founding members.  To learn more about Mike please click on the following link for more information.(Mike Still Passing)

  Mike's son, Jon, and his family were able to attend.  Jon gave a talk that outlined Mike's life and his love of aviation.  Fifty members and guests attended the meeting and everyone was able to share their favorite Mike Still story.  Jon also announced that he is keeping Mike's hangars.  One of the hangars will be occupied by one of our member's airplane.  The other hangar will be used to finish the Glasstar that Mike was in the process of finishing.  Jon is also exploring the logistics of using the second by our members that are in the final stages of assembly of their projects.  As well as making some of Mike's tools available to Chapter Members.  The logistics still need to be worked out but Chapter 1445 is grateful for Jon's generosity.



Mike Still 

14 Feb 1944 -- 02 Jan 2022


Jon Still and Family


Jon's talk about his father


Members and guest remembering Mike


February Monthly Meeting


  Chapter 1445 held its monthly meeting at the Chandler Municipal Airport terminal building on February 12th.  Meeting was attended by more than 30 guests and new members on a perfect Spring Arizona day.



Sorry about the picture Cecil.  Next time I promise to do better

  Cecil Orozco called the meeting order by introducing Chapter 1445's new members and welcoming guests attending the meeting.  Cecil turned the meeting over to Ryan Reeves, Chandler Municipal Airport Manager.   Ryan gave an informative presentation which covered subjects that affected our chapter members.  Ryan also went over the 5 year capital plan that has been approved for the airport.  It is great to have an airport manager that has an aviation background.


  Scott Todd, Vice President of Chapter 144, gave an informative presentation entitled "First Flight Considerations".  Scott is an EAA Flight Advisor and a Sport Pilot Instructor.  The overall message that Scott was trying to relay to members was plan ahead of every flight like it was the first of the airplane or your first flight in different airplane.  Scott is enthusiastic about this subject and is a valuable asset to our Chapter and the aviation community in general.





January 17, 2022

  On Monday morning, a group of EAA Chapter 1445 members flew out to San Carlos (P13) for breakfast. Nine people, five aircraft. Only got one picture. Two people missing in pic (John & Faith Morgensen). They got there so early they were almost done eating when we got there.  Looks like everyone is smiling in the photo




January 15, 2022

  First meeting of the year was held after some confusion at Rick Drown's hangar.  Controller from our local tower gave a presentation on first contact procedures when flying into the class Delta airspace and Alex from the VMC chapter gave a short presentation on the local VMC chapter.  Pizza was served after the formal meeting.



December 11, 2021 Meeting/Christmas Party

    Chapter 1445 held it's annual Christmas Party at Millar Airfield (2AZ4).  A big thanks goes out to Chuck Millar for allowing the Chapter to hold it's annual party at his private airstrip.  Members enjoyed a pot luck lunch and a secret Santa gift exchange.  Everyone left full and happy. 




October 21, 2021 Meeting


     Chapter held it's first large meeting/cookout since COVID 19 outbreak.  Forty plus members met at Kelly McMullin's hanger to enjoy interacting with friends that they may not have seen or talked to since the March 2020.  During the meeting, members were able to share progress on their projects and modifications that had been made during the COVID isolation.  After the meeting, members enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs cooked by Rick Drown our vice president.



A newly minted instrument rate pilot won the door prize of a free transponder check by Flite Instruments.



Scott Todd 1st Flight


     My Onex finally flew on 9/21/21. Special thanks to Chuck B. for the help with ALL those rivets and Jim D. for help down the stretch. Some of the best mechanics in the SW, Arlo and Grant, kept me honest and helped to make sure that first flight was uneventful. It indicated 154 mph which was backed up by GPS. That little 80hp AeroVee ran like a sewing machine. It was super smooth and all the temps were great!

This is my third completion of my own airplane and my 13th first flight on a new or newly restored airplane. Hmmm… What next…?

—Scott Todd, Phoenix, Arizona



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