Upcoming Events

April Membership Gathering 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April Chapter Gathering 2019 Agenda
9:00 – Social Hour: Donuts, muffins, coffee and other beverages
10:00 – Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
10:30 – Chapter Business and Announcements
11:00 – Program: Jeff Schans from Lycoming will do a presentation about the Lycoming Thunderbolt engine
12:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:15 – BBQ on the deck weather permitting

Jeff Schans from Lycoming

Jeff is a seasoned aviation professional with over 15 years experience. He began his career in the United States Marines as a C-130 Power Plant Mechanic. Prior to joining Lycoming, Jeff was key in the expansion of a regional maintenance operation, including the launch of a new facility. In addition, he has a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology and is a FAA Certified Air Frame & Power Plant Mechanic and has his Inspection Authorization. Jeff is also a Commercial Pilot with Multi-Engine rating.

Thunderbolt engines are Lycoming’s brand of high performance, built-to-order power plants for Experimental aircraft. With Thunderbolt engines, customers get a genuine Lycoming engine that is factory built, factory tested and factory supported – with several popular options of fuel systems, ignition systems, performance enhancements and finishing options.

2019 Manassas Runway 5k 10k 1-Miler : EAA 186 Cook Trailer @ Manassas Regional Airport
Apr 28 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am

EAA 186 is cooking breakfast!
2019 Manassas Runway 5k, 10k, & 1-Miler
April 28th, 2019 6:30am EST
Manassas Regional Airport

We’ll be loading the cook trailer with supplies/equipment on Saturday (April 27) after the membership Gathering. Help needed!

Breakfast cooks: On the Job training. Help needed Sunday cooking breakfast and cleanup.

Click here to volunteer.

The 2019 Leaseweb Manassas Airshow presented by Leidos @ Manassas Regional Airport
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2019 Leaseweb Manassas Airshow presented by Leidos
May 4th (Rain date: May 5th)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! http://eaa186.org/manassas-airshow/

The 2019 Leaseweb Manassas Airshow presented by Leidos is a free aviation event to be held at the Manassas Regional Airport on May 4th, 2019. The airshow features both civilian and military airshow performers from around North America in aircraft ranging from warbirds and vintage airplanes to unlimited class aerobatic and modern day military marvels of engineering. This year the airshow is highlighting many of the organizations in the area that promote careers in the trades and STEM. The event runs from 10AM to 4PM.

This increasingly popular airshow features the most amazing aerobatic performances plus a wide range of aircraft displays including some of the latest planes flying.

And we get to be part of it!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! http://eaa186.org/manassas-airshow/

Static Aircraft Display: What better place to showcase your airplane than at the Manassas Airshow. During the airshow, EAA 186 Volunteers will be on hand to help assist the aircraft owners with crowd control and provide timely breaks for food, etc. Interested in displaying your aircraft, please contact Sande Miller-Long (vicepresident@eaa186.org) with your aircraft make, model and tail number before Tuesday may 1.

Pancake Breakfast and Grilled Lunch: Chapter 186 will once again support the Leaseweb Manassas AirShow by donating breakfast to the volunteers and lunch to the performers. We’ll also be selling hotdogs, burgers and pulled-pork to the public. This is a Chapter fund-raiser and many volunteers are needed including cashiers. Our pancake trailer will be parked on the ramp near the entrance by the terminal building. Look for the EAA Chapter 186 Grill and our sporty EAA 186 royal blue caps and cook aprons!

Young Eagles and EAA Membership Info Booth: As always, it’s our members who make this Chapter what it is. Your assistance and support at our info booths gives our EAA chapter more visibility and shows we are a vital contributor to the aviation community and the Manassas Regional Airport. Plus you get to view the entire airshow from a seat in the shade! Breakfast, lunch and all the water you drink — on the house!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! http://eaa186.org/manassas-airshow/

The 2019 Joint Base Andrews Air Show
May 10 – May 12 all-day

Featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels, the 2019 Joint Base Andrews Air Show is scheduled for May 10-12, 2019.

This year, EAA 186 has been invited back to display at the Joint Base Andrews Air Show! It’s a great opportunity for folks to see a free, local airshow and static displays of military aviation and ground equipment. Our chapter is looking for both individuals and aircraft for the event. We basically talk the EAA talk (homebuilding, Young Eagles, Vintage Aircraft, AirVenture, etc). Having enough support allows everyone to take turns displaying our fleet, and touring the ramp. Our attendees do need to get vetted (for flightline badges) so early registration is a must. Flying into Joint Base Andrews has its own set of processes!

Let us know if you have questions or want to help. We do need people to bring out/return supplies that won’t fit in our airplanes. This includes: 20 orange traffic cones, ropes, and stakes, along with some shade booths from the chapter house. Be part of a great weekend.

If you plan to display your aircraft or volunteer for ground crew with other EAA 186 members, we need to know ASAP for VIP access. Contact Chapter President: Danny Miller

A variety of presentations from military services and other organizations will be present at the air show including the KC-135, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the UH-1N Iroquois. The air show kicks off Friday, May 10, with a full program open to the Department of Defense cardholders and special invites only. On Saturday and Sunday, May 11 to 12, JBA will open its gates to the public. Free public parking will be available at FedEx Field with shuttles taking attendees to the base from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from the base to FedEx Field until 5 p.m. No public parking will be available on Joint Base Andrews. No general admission tickets are required to see the show. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Memorial Services for Jane Koehler @ Calvary Presbyterian Church
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Young Eagles Rally – May 19 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 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.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 (This is a Sunday Rally!)
9am to noon
11:45 — BBQ on the deck (Suggested donation $5 per person)
BBQ lunch (hotdogs, burgers, chips and a drink) will be provided by EAA 186 starting at 11:45 on the deck. This is an excellent opportunity for all interested Young Eagles to discuss the aspects of learning to fly/careers in aviation/etc with our pilots and ground crew. The HEF tower crew and the TRACON are also invited to have lunch with us if possible.

Online registration opens May 1, 8:00am

Documentation Organization Extravaganza! @ EAA 186 Chapter House
May 31 @ 10:00 am – Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm

Help Wanted!

We have over 50 years of documents, binders, folders, photos, newsletters, etc that need to be edited and reorganized. And we need your help!

Here’s the plan!
March 5: Remove all documentation from locked room shelves; sort by basic categories. Fix shelving in locked room.
March 6: Organize — Review, condense toss, and/or save. Label all.
March 7: Replace and celebrate!