Chapter 88


Upcoming EAA 88 events

Each Monday evening (except Holidays) a group of EAA 88 Members work on Nancy's EAA Biplane at the Chapter 88 building at 3612 N Webb Rd. Join in and get your hands dirty. Weekly 6:30 -8:30pm. Check the FB page under events for details
4/15 7PM Board Meeting, EAA Chapter 88, 3612 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS (KAAO, under the beacon light). Contact a board member for zoom info if you wish to attend virtually. 

4/17 5-6:30PM Flyin Planning Committee Meeting, EAA Chapter 88, 3612 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS

4/17 7PM General Membership Meeting, EAA Chapter 88, 3612 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS
 (KAAO, under the beacon light). This month will be John O'Leary from Airbus. Airbus is1 developing aircraft designs that are aimed at reducing the climate impact of flying.  This mostly focuses around liquid hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels.  John will be speaking on this topic.  
John O’Leary is the Vice President of Engineering and Program Management at Airbus Americas, Inc.  He joined the company in 2002 as the Director of Operations and later served as the Senior Director of Engineering prior to becoming the Vice President in August 2010.

Prior to joining Airbus, John attended the United States Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, and Wichita State University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and his MBA. Following graduation from the US Naval Academy in 1983 he spent 11 years in the Marine Corps as a Naval Flight Officer in EA‐6B Prowlers, achieving the rank of Major before
settling in Wichita. John also spent nine years in engineering and program management at
Raytheon Aircraft supporting various production and new aircraft development programs.

In the U.S., Airbus Americas Engineering has over 500 employees split between two offices; one in Wichita, Kansas and the other in Mobile, Alabama.  The Wichita office is engaged in aerostructures design and analysis of aircraft primary structure such as wings and fuselages for all major Airbus products. The Mobile, Alabama office is engaged in the design of cabin interiors and systems for the entire range of Airbus products from the early stages of development through production support, and onwards to aftermarket upgrades and cabin reconfigurations.

John currently serves on the Board for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) and as Chairman of the Board for the Wichita Aero Club. He also serves on the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee for WSU Tech.  He is an instrument rated private pilot and enjoys flying as often as possible.   John and his wife Laurie live in Benton, KS and have two grown sons.
4/22 6:30pm IAC 119 April Meeting, 3612 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS (KAAO, under the beacon light). 

5/08/2021- 8-11am -
The next Monthly Breakfast is back to regular format. Pilots who fly in call and we will save you the short walk from Midwest Corporate aviation to the beacon light. Young Eagles flights are planned (subject to weather conditions).
Check here for any changes.




5/1 The Hutchinson Regional Airport Open House and Fly-In. Events include: Lockheed T-33 Fly-By, AC-47 Gunship "Spooky", C-45 Expeditor, UC-78 Bobcat, C-1 Trader, Cirrus Vision Jet, Water Drop Demonstration, Free Airplane Rides for Kids (Young Eagles by EAA Chapter 88), Weather Balloon Demonstration, Pancake Breakfast (EAA Chapter 88) and Food Trucks on Site

5/15 11AM until (no evening meeting) Fly In at 3KS5 High Point Valley Center, KS. Bring a dish or dessert. This will be the EAAs annual fly-in luncheon and is open to ALL friendly pilots! It will start at appx 11:00 AM and lunch will be served at noon. Please bring your favorite covered dish, the EAA will provide hot dogs.  Looking for a great day and a lot of fun and some really neat airplanes.  If flying- The pattern is 800 feet and east of the runway. The radio frequency is 122.9. Airplane parking will be on the west side of the runway only. We do not want planes on the East side so to keep people from crossing the runway. This event will be rain or shine. If we have had rain please call Dave Blanton 390-3193 or Doug Moler 207-8331 to check runway condition.

FAA Identifier: 3KS5
Lat/Long: 37-50-33.5150N / 097-21-04.9700W
37-50.558583N / 097-21.082833W
37.8426431 / -97.3513806(estimated)
Elevation: 1395 ft.

Runway Information
Runway 17/35
Dimensions: 2400 x 100 ft. / 732 x 30 m
Surface: turf
Runway edge lights: low intensity
Latitude: 37-50.756333N 37-50.360833N
Longitude: 097-21.083333W 097-21.082333W
Elevation: 1395.0 ft. 1386.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: left right
Obstructions: none 20 ft. pline, marked and lighted

June 19 7PM - Bob Nuckolls’ The Aeroelectric Connection (book + CD)

July 17 7PM - Zach Wilkinson, A&P from MID-CONTINENT AVIATION SERVICES (ICT) . Topic TBD but probably talking  about his road to A&P cert.  He’s a pilot as well.

Sep 18 8am EAA 88 Annual Fly-iin, KAAO Jabara airport. Check here for details.

Sep 19 -24 2021 U.S. NATIONAL AEROBATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS in Salina KS. rare that they are so close to Wichita, KS. Opportunities to volunteer. 

Just a reminder that chapter dues are now due. $36.00 Click here for renewal page  The invoices have already gone out for 2021 dues. 

If your looking for a last minute tax deduction EAA Chapter 88 is a 501(c)3 non profit. Contact any Board Member for more information.
Pennies for the Roof Campaign.  This is a campaign to raise the $4500 we need to repair the drainage for the roof.  We cannot fix the soffits until the drainage is fixed.  There will be a bucket at the building where you can donate your extra change to a good cause.  Thank you for your help!! 

Midwest Life Team has teamed up EAA Chapter 88 and is offering $35 family memberships.  More information and applications will be available at the General Meeting on Saturday. 

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