EAA Chapter 245

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Welcome to Chapter 245


EAA Chapter 245 follows all provincial rules regarding COVID-19.  Please follow all the mandatory, and common sense rules to protect yourself and others around you.  Our chapter does keep a supply of fresh surgical masks should you forget to bring your mask along.  Be safe.



As we enter 2023, we need to remind everyone that membership renewal time is here.

Please send your dues to Ken Potter, our treasurer, at treasurer@eaa245.org, and we will do the rest.

If you want to join our chapter, please click here for details.


President's Message:


Well, here it is a few weeks after Christmas and I can finally eat cheese again. Why is it that every gathering you go to at Christmas there is a PILE of cheese being served?  Don't get me wrong, I love cheese, the stinkier the better...but within reason.


Anyway, I personally haven't committed aviation in a couple of months as my Maule is trapped in my hangar by snow drifts that I haven't cleared because I'm too lazy to clear my grass runway. However, I see Facebook posts from some of our chapter members that they are enjoying the performance gains and clear air you get this time of year when flying. I am quite jealous, actually.


We have a couple of cool chapter meetings coming up; first is this month (via Zoom) with the NRC presenting on their electric hybrid Cessna 337.  For a nerd like me this sounds super interesting.


Next month we will all meet at VP Mark Briggs fancy new heated hangar at the Arnprior airport to both ogle his shiny epoxy floor and listen to his tales of aircraft inspections gone awry.


For you EAA 245 members, you should have received an email asking for your vote on changing our standard meeting day and time. Our chapter has been having its general meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1930 hrs since Christ was a carpenter. I think (and the rest of the exec agrees with me) that maybe the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 is more reasonable. It means that we will always be driving to the meetings in daylight and, depending on where the meeting is being held, you might be able to fly in.


Please actually answer the vote email letting me know your thoughts. If you are against it, let me know why; it is possible (likely?) that we have not thought of something. However, many, many EAA chapters have their meetings on Saturdays so we wouldn't be unique in that respect.


Cheers all



March General meeting will be held on Saturday 18th March 2023 at 10:00AM.

The meeting will be held at Mark Brigg's brand spanking new hangar complete with under floor heating.  The hangar is located at Arnprior airport and in hangar 34.  See image below for directions. Click on image to get full sized image.



VMC Club

Click the above logo image to take you to the VMC page

EAA VMC Club - Saturday, March 18th Immediately Following Chapter Meeting. (Likely starting at 11:30 AM)

Last fall Mark Briggs signed our chapter up for VMC/IMC clubs.  Through personal circumstances and a winter full of heavy weather he has not yet held a Club meeting.  We are holding our first VMC Club meeting immediately following our March meeting at Mark Briggs's hangar.


The format starts with the "question of the month" as a suggested meeting topic. 

For March this is the question:

Question: What is a Special VFR (SVFR) clearance, and under what conditions can a pilot get one? 

A big thank you to Patrick Zdun of NRC who gave an excellent presentation on their electric hybrid Cessna 337 on 16th February.



EAA Young Eagles



Mo's Fly-In.  Click on the image below for details and full-sized brochure.


Ottawa-Rideau RAA Fly-In. Saturday 4th March.


Click image or here to get full size poster.

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