Upcoming Events

Jul
5
Wed
Newsletter items due
Jul 5 @ 5:00 am – Jul 6 @ 3:45 am
Jul
8
Sat
Young Eagles Rally – July 8 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

yesFree Flights for kids ages 8-17. This rally is open to the public. 30 seats. Parents must be present to sign permission slip.

Pre-Registration open now

Jul
12
Wed
July Chapter Business Meeting 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, June, 21 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.

Jul
15
Sat
EAA 186 July — Pancake Breakfast and Social 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017
EAA 186 Chapter House

9:00 – Pancakes! sausages! eggs! — Breakfast from the 186 Grill
10:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
10:15 – Chapter Business and Announcements
10:30 – Special Reports
10:50 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
11:00 – Program: “TBD”

Jul
24
Mon
2017 AirVenture Oshkosh @ Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)
Jul 24 – Jul 30 all-day

To borrow an often over used movie line… “THIS IS IT!!!!” Anyone who is passionate about aviation has to make this pilgrimage at least once in their life. There are literally 1000s of aircraft and 1000 of displays to see. Every era of aviation, every discipline of aviation, every technology related to aviation is on display at Oshkosh. Little tip: Book your hotel reservations early because many people plan their visits YEARS ahead of time.

For those attending Oshkosh, we will meet up for our traditional Chapter Breakfast on the AirVenture grounds at Ace’s Bistro (Buca di Beppo) on Tuesday, July 26 at 8:00 AM, near the forums/workshop area. Area K-9 on the AirVenture map.

Aug
2
Wed
Newsletter items due
Aug 2 @ 5:00 am – Aug 3 @ 3:45 am
Aug
12
Sat
Young Eagles Rally – Aug 12 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

yesFree Flights for kids ages 8-17. This rally is open to the public. 30 seats. Parents must be present to sign permission slip.

Pre-Registration will open soon

Aug
23
Wed
August Chapter Business Meeting 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, August, 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.

Aug
25
Fri
Freedom Museum 5th Annual Golf Fundraiser
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am

5th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
Friday, August 25th, 2017

Time: Start 8:30 AM
Hole-in- One Contests-Prizes, Silent Auction & Helicopter Ball Drop

SINGLE PLAY $95.00
FOURSOME: $360.00

Save the date — more details to follow!

Aug
26
Sat
EAA 186 August — Pancake Breakfast and Social 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017
EAA 186 Chapter House

9:00 – Pancakes! sausages! eggs! — Breakfast from the 186 Grill
10:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
10:15 – Chapter Business and Announcements
10:30 – Special Reports
10:50 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
11:00 – Program: “TBD”

Sep
6
Wed
Newsletter items due
Sep 6 @ 5:00 am – Sep 7 @ 3:45 am
Sep
9
Sat
Young Eagles Rally – Sep 9 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

yesFree Flights for kids ages 8-17. This rally is open to the public. 30 seats. Parents must be present to sign permission slip.

Pre-Registration will open soon

Sep
16
Sat
Joint Base Andrews Airshow and Open House @ Andrews AirForce Base
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

Exciting news!!! According to the USAF Thunderbirds website the the Thunderbirds will be appearing at Andrews AFB for TWO DAYS in September. Will post more information about this as it becomes available.

Sep
20
Wed
September Chapter Business Meeting 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, Sept, 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.

Sep
23
Sat
Dulles Day Plane Pull @ Dulles International Airport
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

This free, family-friendly festival includes plane pulling, truck pulling, a car show, aircraft displays, vendors, music, kids activities and food – plus you’ll have the chance to win some high-flying door prizes, including airline tickets, gift cards and more!

Sep
28
Thu
Join the Flight: B-17 Coming to Manassas! @ Manassas Regional Airport
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm

Join the Flight: The EAA B-17 Aluminum Overcast Coming to Manassas!

image6Mark your calendars: EAA Chapter 186 will host both Aluminum Overcast, the EAA’s beautifully restored WWII B-17 at Manassas Regional Airport Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2017. Plan on taking a ride, or just come out to watch her fly and take a ground tour to enjoy a visceral, up close and personal experience of history! Online pre-booking at reduced rates will be available through the EAA website soon.

Flights on the B-17 are more expensive at $435 for EAA members and $475 for non-members ($409 and $449 respectively, if purchased online in advance), but they are unique because passengers are buckled in only for takeoff and landing. The full experience lasts for about an hour, with the flight itself lasting about 25-30 minutes. As soon as the plane is airborne, the crew chief gives the signal for passengers to get up and move around; mobility permitting, passengers get to rove freely throughout the plane, with everyone getting a few minutes in the bombardier’s seat in that glass nose, being able to watch the pilots in the cockpit, walking through the bomb bay to visit the radio room, and stepping over and around the ball turret in the belly to take pictures in the waist with her twin 50-caliber machine guns. The only places people can’t go are into the ball and tail turrets – which would be too tight for most modern people to fit into, anyway!

EAA’s B-17 was built at the very end of the war, coming off the line at the Lockheed Vega plant in Burbank, CA on May 18, 1945, so she never saw combat, but she worked hard to earn her keep in the years after the war. Her many careers included life as a cargo hauler carrying beef from Florida to Puerto Rico from 1947-1949; as a high-altitude aerial mapping platform in the Middle East and Near East, logging time over Libya, Iran, Egypt, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and more from 1949-1962; and even as a bug bomber operating out of Dothan, Alabama against fire ants from 1967-1976. Intending to fly her around the world, warbird enthusiast Dr. William Harrison bought her in 1978 and gave her the Aluminum Overcast name, but the real cost of restoring and operating her prompted Harrison and his partners to donate her to EAA in 1981. Restored to a WWII military configuration with the financial support of the 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association, she began her current mission of touring the U.S. as a flying history museum in 1994.

As the visit draws closer, Chapter 186 will be recruiting volunteers to help with the tour. Watch for future announcements!

Sep
30
Sat
EAA 186 September — Deck BBQ 2017 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, Sept 23, 2017
EAA 186 Chapter House

10:00 – Welcome and introductions
10:10 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
10:15 – Chapter Business and Announcements
10:30 – Special Reports – Award Presentations
10:50 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
11:00 – Program: “TBD”
12:00 – BBQ on the Deck

Refreshments: Donuts, coffee and other beverages

8th Annual Leesburg Airshow @ Leesburg Executive Airport
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 30th the 8th Annual Leesburg Airshow will take to the skies once again with thrilling aerobatic demonstrations, sky divers and more! Gates will be open from 11am – 4pm. The Main Show will start at 1pm.

The Leesburg Airshow is hosted at the Leesburg Executive Airport. The primary parking locations for the 2016 Parking Map UpdateAirshow will be at Heritage High School, located at 520 Evergreen Mill Rd SE, Leesburg, or Tuscarora High School, located at 801 N. King Street, Leesburg. There will be no general parking available at the Leesburg Executive Airport, this lot will be reserved for our guests that require handicap accessible options. A DMV-issued permit will need to be displayed in order to access this lot.

Complimentary shuttles will be running continuously from both satellite parking lots from 10:45am until 5:30pm.

For more information: http://www.leesburgairshow.com

Oct
7
Sat
Virginia Regional Festival of Flight – EAA 186 Fly-Out
Oct 7 all-day

Virginia Regional Festival of FLIGHT
Suffolk Executive Airport

October 7, 2017
2017 Virginia Regional Festival of Flight will take place in conjunction with the Suffolk Peanut Festival at Suffolk Executive Airport.

The Virginia Aviation Council is pleased to announce that they plan to have their event this year, again in conjunction with the Suffolk Peanut Festival, on Saturday October 7, 2017. Over the coming months updated information will provided on their website. For now, mark your calendar for October 7, 2017 at the Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ).

The Virginia Festival of Flight and Fly-In, an annual aviation event held at the Suffolk Executive Airport, will be held next year co-located with the Suffolk Peanut Festival on Saturday October 7, 2017. This event promises to be the most exciting yet. The Festival and Fly-In, presented by the Virginia Aviation Council, will operate along side the Suffolk Peanut Festival. This is Virginia’s only statewide aerospace event of its kind, accomplished through: fantastic opportunities to attract youth and adults to all aspects of the field of aviation; informing attendees of a full range of aviation careers; providing details of ownership; discussing legal parameters; and sharing the many recreation adventures available.

Together, these two events result in creating a family atmosphere full of excitement, entertainment, education, and experiences.

Check out Suffolk’s weather for the festival weekend as we get closer.

EAA Chapter 186 – Breakfast and Festival FLY-OUT! We are planning a Fly-Out / Drive-out to the Virginia Regional Festival of FLIGHT on Saturday, October 7th to show our support and have a full day of great fun.

Fly or drive a friend:
Please contact Sande 248-756-8047 (vicepresident@eaa186.org) or Mary 703-716-4298 (mary@bardicvoice.com) if you are planning to fly or drive, or if you need a ride!

Our ETA at KSFQ will be 10:00am EDT (1000Z). We will meet at Chapter House ramp at or before 8:00am. A caravan of cars will also be heading out to the festival for those who prefer to drive or in case of inclement weather. Our chapter will meet at 11:00am under the food tent at the festival, rain or shine.

There are special arrival procedures required so be sure to check NOTAMs at http://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/ and the Fly-In web site at http://www.virginiaflyin.org/ for additional information.

Oct
14
Sat
Culpeper Air Fest 2017 @ Culpeper Airport
Oct 14 all-day

CULPEPER AIR FEST 2017
The Best Little Airshow in the East

18th Annual Culpeper Air Fest will take place at Culpeper Regional Airport.

The world’s ONLY privately owned Harrier, aerobatic aircraft and vintage warbirds will roar into Culpeper Regional Airport located in Brandy Station on October 10th. Don’t miss seeing the exciting stunts performed by some of the best pilots in the airshow community. Enjoy static displays, airplane rides, model airplanes, games for kids and more! The gates open at 9:00AM. Buses will take guests to and from airport from 9:00AM-6:00PM

EAA Chapter 186 will host a Young Eagles Display and Membership Info Booth. Contact Sande (vicepresident@eaa186.org) for more information.