Unless otherwise noted, all events are at the EAA Hanger at:
1C8 Cottonwood Airport, 5105 Auburn St., Rockford, IL 61101.
Chapter Executive Board Meeting
Sept. 15 will be the Board Meeting at 7:00 PM.
On the agenda;
1) Oct 3 Fly-in/Drive-in: final plans and who is doing what.
3) Christmas Party?
Ground school this Thursday, September 17, Ground School will continue working on weather theory and reports. Once we finish up on weather the next topic is calculating aircraft performance and weight & balance. Anyone who wants to brush up and learn more is welcome to join us.
1st Tuesday of every Month. October's monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, October 6th. Our speaker will be Erik Fielder, a new Certified Flight Instructor, who will speak on "Life as a new CFI...Flying for a living." Jeff will be interviewing him and he will answer any questions from the members.
Our program will also include the EAA Chapter Video, nominations for officers for next year, and a review of the Fall Fly-in. We will start with a cookout starting at 6:00 PM, with the meeting starting at 7:00. Come join us for an interesting evening! Lots of hangar flying, (and maybe some real flying too!)
Every Monday, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, we work on building a Murphy Rebel. This is a longer term project that develops specialized manufacturing skills.
Every Thursday, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, we work on reassembling a Cessna 150, for possible future use in a chapter flying club! We anticipate having it back together much sooner than the Rebel. The skills for this one are more assembly than manufacturing. The wings are off and stripped, and are getting a new fuel tank installed. The engine is disassembled and will get an "refreshing" before we reinstall it.
Everyone is welcome at Build Nights. Give us a hand and learn how an airplane is made. No experience needed. We all enjoy watching these projects make progress!
The third Wednesday of every month, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, we view flying scenarios of "how airmen have tried to kill themselves this month" and share ways to fly safely. "What would you do???" All pilots and pilot wannabees are welcome! WINGS credit is available.
Flying Start and Eagle Flights (See our Fall Fly-in below!)
EAA’s Eagle Flights® is a free introductory flight experience and informal mentoring program designed to welcome and encourage adults who want to discover flying, but don’t know how or where to take that first step. (Come and ask, and we'll get you in the air!)
B-17 and B-25 at RFD (Canceled - Maybe next year...)
Experience history. Take a flight on one of these historic War Birds and/or get a up close look with a ground tour. Information is at https://eaa.org.
Young Eagles -- (We will be doing some at the Fall Fly-in. See below.)
Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program is dedicated to giving youth ages 8–17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. For more information from EAA headquarters about the Young Eagles program, visit www.youngeagles.org.
Fall Fly-in and Drive-in Lunch -- October 3
Bring the family out to Cottonwood Airport from 10:00 to 2:00 for some Sloppy-Joes and airplanes! We will have an open house (open hangars!) to show off the birds! Fly in or drive! Show off your ride! Airplane rides! Old airplanes! Old cars! Old pilots! ;-)