EAA Chapter 790

Lake in The Hills Airport (3CK), Lake in The Hills, Illinois

Chapter 790 Event Calendar

  September 2021 Events

  • Our next member meeting will be held on September 28 at Lake in The Hills Airport, in Ted Lipinski's hangar, complete with items available from the grill. We will get started at 6 pm with the cookout and start the program at 6:45.  Our speaker will be Tim Fey, speaking on 'radioplane arial gunnery target drones of WWII. Mr Fey writes "The US military accepted the first three subscale, radio controlled aerial gunnery targets in May of 1939, three months before the start of WWII in Europe. The use of a 12 foot span aircraft maneuvering at 90 to 140 mph at 200 yards replicated a full scale aircraft maneuvering at 500 yards to teach army and navy gunners to lead and elevate their weapons to engage enemy aircraft. By the end of WWII, nearly 15,000 of these target drones had been delivered The developmental history and technology of the target drone airframe, engines, and systems will be discussed. Period video, extensive photo documentation, and engine(s) from my collection are included in the presentation package.”
  • From our fly-out coordinator Josh Cannata:A friendly reminder to please RSVP if you would like to join us on our monthly fly outs. Hope to see more of you interested this month! 

    Please note we have TWO fly outs this month, our regular fly out this Saturday (9/18) to East Troy, WI for some BBQ and next Friday (9/24) to Battle Creek, MI for a visit to the WACO Aircraft Factory and lunch at their new restaurant upstairs.

    Here are the form links to RSVP for both trips:

    East Troy Saturday 9/18 - https://forms.gle/tsCcfxsHeqovuuQR9

    Battle Creek Friday 9/24 - https://forms.gle/Li6uQLugUFBX1CaZA

    October 2021 Events

  • We will be flying Young Eagles again on Saturday October 2, from 8:30 to noon. This will be our last Rally for 2021! The event will be held at the Lake in The Hills Airport, and sign-in will be in the airport office. Please pre-register for the event by clicking HERE, and please bring your registration form with you to the event. As always, kids will be flown on a first come first served basis, so plan to arrive early. The event may be cancelled due to weather conditions at the time.



2021 Coming Events - Tentative Schedule

Member Meetings - 4th Tuesday at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted

For the remaining summer months, we will be meeting in Ted Lipinski's hangar, and there will be grilled items available at the hangar. Food service starts at around 6:00 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7.

 Board Meetings

Held at the Lake In The Hills airport office unless otherwise noted, alternate months beginning in February at 6:30 PM. Alternatively, some meetings may be virtual via Zoom.

Young Eagle Rallies

Held at Lake In The Hills Airport on the first Saturday, May through October, beginning at 8:30 AM.

This year's remaining rally date is10/2.

Rallies are weather dependent, and our schedule may also be impacted if further virus concerns arise.

Breakfast Fly-outs

We try to fly-out on the third Saturday of each month, with details announced shortly before each event. Josh Cannata and Taylor Thompson are leading our monthly fly out program this year.  They have some really great ideas on places to fly and things to do....once of course COVID is behind us.  So, until then we know attendance will be light and our destinations are also limited.  Below is our proposed schedule for 2021.

 Date Airport  ID City  State Distance Restaurant Notes


Mach 20

 Rochelle Muni -

Koritz Field

KRPJ   Rochelle  IL  38.5

 Flight Deck

Bar & Grill


 On Airport


April 17

Terre Haute Regional -

Hulman Field

 KHUF  Terre Haute  IN  171.7  Corsair Cafe  On Airport


May 15

Sheboygan County 


KSBM  Sheboygan Wi 96.1  Fuel Cafe  On Airport 


June 19

Baldwin Field  KUIN  Quincy  IL  188  Bluehaven Cafe  On Airport 


July 17

Washington Island  2P2  Washington  WI 



August 21

Shawano Municipal

KEZS  Shawano  WI  155.3 

Launching Pad

Bar & Grill

On Airport 


August 29

Merkle Field -

Orchard Landing Farm

3IS4  Hanover  IL  90 

Orchard Landing


On Airport


September 18

East Troy Municipal


57C  East Troy  WI  35.5  LD's BBQ 

1 mile



September 24

 Battle Creek 


KBTL  Battle Creek  MI  136.6  WACO KItchen  On Airport 


October 10

Merkle Field -

Orchard Landing Farm

 3IS4 Hanover   IL  90  Orchard Landing Farm  On Airport 


October 16

Mount Vernon  KMVN  Mount Vernon  IL  234.4  Bonnie Cafe  On Airport 


November 20

Plainwell Municipal 


Plainwell  MI  119.7  Fly Inn Again  On  Airport


December 18

Dane County Regional 





Jet Room 

On Airport 



 Pancake Breakfast

Held annually at the Lake In The Hills airport, in conjunction with the airport open house. We are hoping this can be scheduled for late June, but  this year's event will depend on scheduling with LITH Airport, and progress with virus mitigation.




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