EAA Chapter 1445

Chandler/Casa Grande, Arizona

Most Recent Meeting Activity


 Chris "Kitty" Collin's

First Flight June 12, 2021





Traffic Pattern Altitude Change @ CHD

Good Morning Everyone,

I just wanted to remind everyone that beginning tomorrow, Thursday Aug 13, the new Traffic Pattern Altitude change takes effect at CHD. Fixed-wing TPA will be 2300MSL and Helicopter TPA will be 1900MSL. For those of you familiar with our Taxiway Charlie helicopter ops, their normal TPA will increase by 100’ up to 1900MSL but the 180 auto-rotations will remain at/below 2000MSL as they do today. Also, the CHD NDB 4R Approach will be discontinued and the NDB will be decommissioned.

If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to call the tower at 480-917-8005.

Timothy J. Krieger
Air Traffic Manager
Chandler Federal Contract Tower

Change in Stack Procedures for Stanfield VOR

Stanfield VOR "Stack" Procedures updated and posted Please review the list of significant changes at: http://aftw.org/stanfield-vor-procedures/
The direct link to the updated PowerPoint is on that same page.


Early Morning Fun Flight


Member Bob Meyer takes his RV8 for a flight to get his blood flowing.  Bob is an ex navy aviator and airline pilot.  Social distancing in the time of COVID.





Roger Ellis Passing

Roger Ellis a founder of EAA Chapter 1445 and its first president passed away April 18, 2020. Roger was 104 years old. Please watch this short YouTube video tribute

to Roger.






February 2020 Meeting

Chapter meeting was held on February 22, 2020 at the Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD) terminal building. Fifty members and guests attended the meeting.

Mike Braeger gave an interesting and informative presentation on making wooden props. Mike also brought several examples of his craftsmanship.


The fish cook that was planned for February was actually rained out. This is very unusual for Arizona. The fish cook will be held in April at the monthly meeting that is planned for Ak-Chin Regional Airport.

January 2020 Meeting

EAA Chapter 1445 held it's annual bar-b-que and meeting at the Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD) on January 18, 2020.  Over 50 members and guest showed up to enjoy the comradery, good food, and the fantastic Arizona weather.  Enjoy the brief YouTube video.





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