Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our Chapter. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.
Congratulations are in order!
Did you notice in the last newsletter what a busy spring everyone is having? If you haven't, take a look. You guys are on a roll!
Randy Brooks completed his J3 Cub, completing a multi-year restoration.
Matt Tomsheck's son, Josh completed his training for his private pilot’s license.
Jay Waddell's RV-9A project passed its airworthiness inspection, going from project to plane in a morning! Also pictured are chapter members Karl Aber, and Inspector and chapter president, Matt Tomsheck
The Hanchecks have moved the Luscombe into its new Skypark home, and the family should be following soon.
Jason Lorenzon's son, Todd, completed his first solo flight.
Ben Nagy graduated from Cloverleaf High School.
Congratulations to all!
AirVenture 2020 - Cancelled
Jack Pelton, CEO and Chairman of the Board of EAA, announced today that AirVenture has been cancelled for 2020. His letter to members can be found here.
Zoom In to the May Meeting
Join us online, for our next meeting, Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm. We will be discussing a number of items of chapter business like the Mustang, and Sonex projects and the hangar. Like last month, you will get an email a day or two before the meeting with instructions and the login information. If you weren't able to join us or had difficulty last month, don't hesitate to reach out to a board member before the meeting and they will help talk you through using Zoom. Or if you would like, this link will take you to a short video on how to join a meeting on Zoom.
Did you miss the big announcement about how Ohio will be reopening for business? Check out Responsible Restart Ohio for the latest information. Has the Stay at Home order been hard on your business or family? Here are some of the state resources to help you weather the crisis.
Congratulations to our 2020 Ray Scholar: Ferenc Somogyi
We are proud to announce their selection of Ferenc Somogyi as their 2020 Ray Aviation Scholarship recipient. In total, five candidates were selected for final interviews which took place over two evenings utilizing online meeting software to allow Chapter members to participate in the interview process remotely. After a lengthy debate, Ferenc was chosen as the most deserving of the five finalists. The Ray Aviation Scholarship is a flight training scholarship worth up to $10,000 with EAA funding half of the award and Chapter 846 funding the remaining half. For more information check our our Ray Scholarship page.
- Date Change - Invitation from EAA Chapter 5, Now June 15
Chapter 5 would like to invite EAA Chapter 846 to join them for a picnic and presentation at their chapter meeting on Monday, June 15 at 7:00pm.They'll start with an Oshkosh-style picnic dinner ofburgers and brats on the grill. Immediately following dinner, the program will feature a presentation about restoring “Doc the B-29” by Tony Mazzolini- the man who managed the entire project.
The April Meeting is Going Online!
April Meeting Online; Pancake Breakfast Fly-in, Young Eagles - POSTPONED
At this time, we will not conduct an in-person April chapter meeting. We are looking at a virtual meeting platform. This would be a great way to stay connected and engaged with the chapter. We will send out an email on the details once we figure out which platform we'll be using. Later in April we can make a decision about the May meeting depending on which way this virus is going.
With regards to the pancake breakfast, the consensus of the board is to postpone the event until fall. At this time there won't be any planning meetings. When this virus settles down and we start to get back to normal we can decide to do a pancake breakfast or as a someone suggested, have a chili fly-in in the fall.
The board also thought it would be prudent at this time to postpone the Young Eagles day until later date.
--CANCELLED--Chapter Meeting, Thurs., March 12--CANCELLED
Chapter Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 13
Mustang Work Days
Chapter Tool Crib Program
As you may already know, EAA National has developed the Tool Crib Program to help EAA chapters build an assortment of tools which might otherwise be too expensive for an individual member/builder. This program offers reimbursement of 30% of new tool purchases, up to $300.00. This would allow our chapter to hold tools for loan to individuals on an as-needed basis.
Brad Wurst and Bob Taylor are acting as the coordinators of the Tool Crib Program for EAA Chapter 846. They are interested in hearing which tools you think should be part of our Tool Crib. Also we have many members who have acquired tools over time. Should you have tools that you are willing to lend to other members/builders, please let Bob or Brad know. These could be offered for lending with an appropriate refundable security deposit.
EAA Chapters have always been one of the most vital components in making general aviation fun, affordable and accessible at the local level. To recognize chapters that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to general aviation, EAA rolled out a Chapter Recognition Program in 2019. This recognition is based off ten criteria that have shown to correlate with active and engaged chapters. Chapter 846 was recognized this year as a Gold level chapter by meeting all 10 out of 10 of the criterion necessary! Congratulations to everyone for making us a vital, fun, committed EAA chapter!
Newly-elected President Matt Tomsheck ran a short meeting, followed by past-president Gary Baker who recognized last year's Board Members, Young Eagle Pilots, and Chapter Volunteers, and summarized what was a very busy year for the chapter. Then we got to the hilarious white elephant gifts. Yes, the bowling pin made a reappearance, but there were a few new classic gifts given. Thanks to all who helped set-up, tear down, brought food, and fellowship. You are the reason we're an active, fun, productive chapter. Happy New Year Y'all!
Air Academy Scholarship Applications Being Accepted (Closed for 2020)
Congratulations & Thanks to New Officers and Board Members
Elections were held this month, and we have some new names on the Board. Thank you to all who offered to serve. Our officers for the next two years are:
- President Matt Tomsheck
- Vice-President Paul Lutz
- Secretary Greg Cantrell
- Treasurer Gary Baker
Board Members: Randy Brooks, Ron Lutz, and Bob Taylor