Upcoming Events

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!

Jan
9
Thu
IMC Club Meeting Jan 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jan 9 @ 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 Jan 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jan 9 @ 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

Jan
11
Sat
Young Eagles Rally – Jan 11 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jan 11 @ 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 January 11, 2020
Noon to 3:00pm

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

Jan
25
Sat
Chapter Membership Gathering Jan 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

January Chapter Gathering 2020 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
11:00 – Speaker: Scott Francis!
12:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:15 – Pizza Party!

 

Scott Francis has been flying in airplanes for as long as he can remember.  Born and raised in Wichita, KS, he flew often with his father who was an experimental test pilot. Scott received his private license in high school, and has gone on to earn his commercial, instrument, multi-engine, and Airline Transport Pilot certifications. He currently has over 3,400 logged hours in more than 40 types of aircraft and is type rated in the Dash 8.

 

Scott began flying aerobatics and competing in aerobatic competitions in 2003.  He rapidly moved up from Sportsman level, to Intermediate, Advanced, and finally the top level — Unlimited.  Scott has been performing in airshows since 2006, starting with a Pitts S-1T, then moving on to a Giles 202, and currently flying the ultra-high performance MXS aircraft.

 

Today, Scott possesses a surface level aerobatic waiver and flies in more than 30 airshows each year.  He particularly enjoys interacting with spectators before and after each show. When he isn’t flying an “away show”, he can be seen performing at the Flying Circus in Bealeton, VA every Sunday from May through October.

 

AIRCRAFT

Manufacturer: MX Aircraft (www.mxaircraft.com)

Model: MXS (one of only 12 in existence)

Construction: All Carbon Fiber Monoplane

Weight: 1179 lbs

Engine: Ly-Con AEIO-540, 355 HP

Max Speed: 310 MPH

Roll Rate: 500 deg/sec

G-Limit: +/- 14Gs