Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Sat
VFR Rusty Pilot Seminar presented by Aviation Adventures @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aviation Adventures is pleased to announce the 2019 edition of the VFR Rusty Pilot course, scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the EAA 186 Chapter House on 10629 Observation Road, Manassas, VA 20110. The Chapter House is located adjacent to the Control Tower on the west side of the airport. The course will be taught from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. This course served in large part as the inspiration for the AOPA Rusty Pilots program, which has enjoyed national success!

The VFR Rusty Pilot course is designed for pilots that have been out of the cockpit for a few years, active pilots that would like to get up to speed on new developments in Part 91 flying, and student pilots working towards their Private or Commercial certificates. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow pilots and receive a comprehensive refresher course on various topics that are essential to operating aircraft under Visual Flight Rules in the Washington DC SFRA and beyond. We plan to discuss the following topics:
Pilot Experience, Responsibilities, and Cautions
Airworthiness, Maintenance, and Inspections
Airports, Airspace, and SFRA Procedures
Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning
Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

The course costs $60, but the first 5 active members of EAA Chapter 186 that sign up receive free admission. At the conclusion of the VFR Rusty Pilot course, you will receive a certificate of completion indicating that you have satisfied the ground instruction requirement for the flight review per FAR 61.56. The certificate will be accepted by any Aviation Adventures CFI within six months of the course.

If you would like to attend, please register by sending an email to hnrlee71@gmail.com or by calling the Aviation Adventures Manassas office at 703-530-7737 with your name, email address, and a preferred phone number.

Space is limited to approximately 30 participants for each course, so please reserve your position soon!

Hope to see you there!

Regards,

Richard Lee
hnrlee71@gmail.com

Oct
23
Wed
Chapter Business Meeting October 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, October 23 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All chapter members are welcome to attend. If you have a proposal for a chapter project or event, this is the time and place to present it for consideration. Please contact the chapter’s president, Danny Miller, about being placed on the meeting’s agenda.

Oct
25
Fri
B-17 Aluminum Overcast Visit to KHEF @ Manassas Regional Airport
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

EAA’s WWII B-17 Aluminum Overcast will be open for flights and ground tours at the Manassas Regional Airport, 10600 Harry J. Parrish Blvd, Manassas, VA 20110, from Friday through Sunday, October 25-27, 2018. Come visit!

Each day, weather permitting, the plane will fly in the morning, and open for ground tours when flight operations cease. The first flight of the day is usually at 10:00 AM, and ground tours typically begin by 2:00 PM. If you want to check the schedule on a specific day to decide when to arrive, you can call the crew that day at 920-371-2244. You’re always welcome to come out to the airport and watch her fly from our viewing area right up close; there’s no charge just to watch from the ground!

If you’d like to book a ride, your best bet is to do it in advance either on the EAA website (www.b17.org) or by calling 800-359-6217. Buying early saves money! Pre-booking helps the tour plan efficiently for the stop, so buy now and save!

The B-17 has plenty of fun merchandise available to buy from her van on the field: bring your cash or a credit card and indulge in caps, t-shirts, patches, pins, books, DVDs, tin signs, magnets, toys, Christmas ornaments, and more! Best of all, the money the airplane earns from seats, tours, and merchandise sales goes back into keeping her flying on tour around the country.

The EAA Chapter 186 Grill trailer will be onsite to serve up food and drinks, so don’t worry about going hungry while you visit. And don’t miss checking out the Freedom Museum in the airport terminal while you’re here: there’s no charge for admission, and you’ll learn a lot about the history of the U.S. military from the Spanish American War to the present, with a special emphasis on the stories of local military veterans.

Basically, this is a fun weekend event for the whole family. Experience history up close and personal, in a visceral way no static museum display alone can provide. Join the flight!

Big Bomber BBQ 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Once again Our chapter will host a catered deck BBQ during the B-17 visit — Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Ranch Beans, Buns and a Drink. Prices are $15 to general public and $10 for B-17 Volunteers. Be sure to reserve your seat early so we can get a head estimate for ordering food and have enough tables set up. Come meet and Greet with the B-17 Pilots and Crew!

ONLINE RESERVATIONS OPEN!

Here are the details:

Friday, October 25, 2019
6:00pm to 9:00pm
EAA 186 Chapter House deck
Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF)
10629 Observation Road Manassas, VA 20110

If paying by PayPal: You can pay by PayPal when you make an online reservation. just following the instructions.
If paying by check: After you make an online reservation, please make checks payable to EAA Chapter 186 and mail to:
EAA Chapter 186
Attention: Dan Botzer
10629 Observation Road
Manassas, VA 20110

No matter how you purchase your ticket, an online reservation is REQUIRED: Since this is a catered event, we must have an accurate head count in advance.

ONLINE RESERVATIONS OPEN!

More info? Contact Sande Miller-Long
vp@eaa186.org

Nov
9
Sat
Young Eagles Rally – November 9 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

yesFree Flights for kids ages 8-17. This rally is open to the public. 25 seats. Parents must be present to sign permission slip.

Saturday November 9, 2019
Noon to 3:00pm (Note time change!)

Online registration opens November 1, 8:00 am. To register, click on “Young Eagle Rallies” in the menu bar above and select a rally.

Nov
14
Thu
IMC Club Meeting November 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The IMC Club’s purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. IMC Club chapters offer monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experiences.

IMC Coordinator: Mike Walpole: mswalpole@hotmail.com

VMC Club Meeting November 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Non-instrument rated pilots who want to improve their proficiency now have an excellent new resource through EAA’s VMC Club.

The VMC Club is modeled after the popular IMC Club concept which provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. The VMC Club will do the same, but for pilots who are not instrument rated and fly primarily under visual flight rules and under VMC.

The meetings of Chapter 186’s VMC Club are held directly after the IMC Club meetings at 8 PM the 2nd Thursday of the month in our Chapter House.

VMC Coordinator: Chuck Kyle deke.kyle@gmail.com

Nov
20
Wed
Chapter Business Meeting November 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, November 20 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All chapter members are welcome to attend. If you have a proposal for a chapter project or event, this is the time and place to present it for consideration. Please contact the chapter’s president, Danny Miller, about being placed on the meeting’s agenda.

Nov
23
Sat
Chapter Membership Gathering November 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

November Chapter Gathering 2019 Agenda
9:00 – Social Hour: Donuts, muffins, coffee and other beverages during setup.
10:00 – Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
10:30 – Chapter Business and Announcements
10:45 – Election of Officers and Directors
11:00 – Speaker: Elizabeth Sommer
12:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:15 – Pizza Party!

About Elizabeth Sommer

Aviatrix, Flight Attendant, Entrepreneur, and Wing Walker!

Elizabeth “Beth” Sommer fell in love with flying one summer day in her 18th year in a blue and white Stearman biplane over Virginia.  Excited about heading to William and Mary in the fall, she thought she could squeeze flying into her schedule at the Williamsburg – Jamestown Airport.  It wasn’t as easy as it sounded, and after graduation she found herself on a different path in aviation as a career flight attendant for American Airlines.  Tragedies and triumphs have defined her flying passion ever since, and she has just recently returned to flying inside, and outside, the airplane.  Come hear about her favorite Experimental aircraft, and her flight journey.

Photos by Vernon Poole, Professional Photographer

Watch Beth’s first time wing walking: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=577694922582193

Ballot of Officers and Board Members for 2020

Our Chapter 186 elections will be held during the membership gathering on November 23 10:00 AM at the Chapter House. If any of you have the notion to run for one of the officer or director positions, please let us know so we can get your name on the ballot. On the ballot so far:

President: Sande Miller-Long
Vice-President: Danny Miller
Treasurer: Dan Botzer
Secretary: Chris Berg
Board of Directors:
Judy Sparks
Al Sparks
Mary Dominiak
Rich Long
Rob Anderson
Jim Stone
Bob Prange
Chuck Kyle
Mike Walpole
Billy Crockett

Dec
8
Sun
Chapter Holiday Party December 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

December General Membership Meeting and Christmas/Holiday Party.

Bring your family to our Chapter House Holiday Party on Sunday, December 8th from 1 – 4 P.M.

We’ll provide baked ham, roast turkey, and drinks. Please bring a side dish, perhaps your family’s favorite vegetable, salad, casserole, pie, cake, or cookies.

Awards, and certificate presentations to follow.

We’ll also be collecting for “TOYS FOR TOTS” so please bring a new unwrapped toy to be given to the less fortunate in our area by the Marine Corps.

More details soon!

Dec
12
Thu
IMC Club Meeting December 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The IMC Club’s purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. IMC Club chapters offer monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experiences.

IMC Coordinator: Mike Walpole: mswalpole@hotmail.com

VMC Club Meeting December 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Non-instrument rated pilots who want to improve their proficiency now have an excellent new resource through EAA’s VMC Club.

The VMC Club is modeled after the popular IMC Club concept which provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. The VMC Club will do the same, but for pilots who are not instrument rated and fly primarily under visual flight rules and under VMC.

The meetings of Chapter 186’s VMC Club are held directly after the IMC Club meetings at 8 PM the 2nd Thursday of the month in our Chapter House.

VMC Coordinator: Chuck Kyle deke.kyle@gmail.com

Dec
14
Sat
Young Eagles Rally – December 14 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

yesFree Flights for kids ages 8-17. This rally is open to the public. 25 seats. Parents must be present to sign permission slip.

Saturday December 14, 2019
Noon to 3:00pm (Note time change!)

Online registration opens December 1, 8:00 am. To register, click on “Young Eagle Rallies” in the menu bar above and select a rally.

Dec
18
Wed
Chapter Business Meeting and Party December 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The final Board of Directors business meeting of 2019 and holiday party will be held at Danny and Sande’s on Wednesday, December 18, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. More details to follow!