19th Annual Chili Cook Off!

19th Annual Chili Cook-Off!
March 23 — Noon to 3pm

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!


Wanted: Chili Cooks

There will be 4 category awards and one main grand prize! Entries can be classic recipes, meatless, beanless, white, or even use surprise ingredients. Chili entries will be judged by the following categories:

Hottest/Spiciest
Most Creative/Unusual
Mildest/Wimpiest
Best Presentation/Most Attractive
Grand Prize – Best Over All

RULES:
• All Chili entries must be at the Chapter House by 11:30 am.
• Set up begins at 11:00 and judging starts at high noon.
• Chili entries must be prepared at home and brought in a slow cooker.
• Be sure to name your chili with a sign! Points will be deducted for nameless chili entries.
• All Chili cooks will be provided with name tags the day of the event.

Wanted: Corn Bread, Dessert and Guacamole Chefs
Take home the title of Cornbread, Salad, Dessert or Guacamole Cook-Off Champion! All entries should be an original creation or enhancement. In other words, your standard Jiffy cornbread dish straight from the box and/or cookies from Target are gonna lose you points.
And YES — you can always enter various dishes in different categories.

Wanted: EAA 186 Chili Judges
We need 3-5 judges, so get in on the fun and put your taste buds to the ultimate test!

Tickets are $5 (suggested donation) for those not entered in the contest, bringing food, or judging. We’ll provide all the chili fixings’ and beverages. There’s plenty of space to park your plane or car, so fly-in, or come by car and stay for the whole event.
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Phil Soucy to speak at EAA 186 April Membership Meeting

Phi Soucy in front of Aircraft 972 hi-resRetired USAF flight test engineer and SR-71 Reconnaissance Systems Operator, Phil Soucy will be our guest speaker for the April 18th general membership meeting. He will talk about flying the SR-71.

Click here to view an interactive SR-71A Cockpit Panorama!

About Phil Soucy
Phil Soucy is Co-Founder of Modern Technology Solutions, Inc (MTSI). MTSI is an Alexandria, Virginia based aerospace engineering services company providing systems engineering, mission analysis and flight test support to several Department of Defense, Homeland Security, NASA and intelligence community advanced technology programs. MTSI employs a technical staff of over 600 engineers and scientists with operating locations throughout the US.

Prior to co-founding MTSI in 1993, Phil served for 20 years with the US Air Force in a wide range of operational and high technology systems evaluation positions. During his last assignment he served in the Pentagon where he headed the Air Force’s “Low Observable Red Team”, and was responsible for independently assessing and testing the survivability and effectiveness of all low observable (stealth) vehicles.
As a rated navigator he has over 2000 hours of flight experience in 30+ different aircraft ranging from the F-4 Phantom fighter to the world’s fastest aircraft the Mach 3+ SR-71.

Phil received his BSME from Norwich University in 1973 and has master degrees in Systems Management from the University of California (1977), and in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho (1987). He is also a graduate of the US Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base.

Phil is a member of the Board of Trustees at Norwich University. He is also involved with several other non-profit organizations. He is a docent at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum – Udvar-Hazy Center

Phil is an active general aviation pilot and aircraft owner. He is an instrument rated pilot with commercial single and multi-engine pilot certificates. His PA-46 Piper Mirage is based at Leesburg VA.

Phil and his wife Peggy are from St. Johnsbury Vermont, they currently reside in Springfield, Virginia.

EAA 186 Young Eagles Rally at Culpeper Remembrance Days

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Free airplane rides for kids 8-17!

Please note the following:
-Participants in FREE Young Eagle flights must be between ages 8 and 17
-Pre-registration saves you time at the airport and guarantees you a flight during Culpeper Remembrance Days (weather permitting)
-Pre-Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 15
-A parent or legal guardian must accompany children to the airport to sign paperwork

Click here to Pre-register for the event!

Price: FREE!

Sunday: April 19, 2015 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Address:
Culpeper Airport – KCJR
12517 Beverly Ford Rd
Brandy Station, VA
22714

2015 Manassas Air Show and Open House

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2015 Manassas Air Show and Open House!

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Manassas Regional Airport
Rain Date May 3
10:00am to 4:00pm
Free admission!
http://manassasairshow.com

Many of the finest local aerobatic performers are coming to the Annual Air Show and Open House at Manassas Regional Airport! You’ll see some of the top aerobatic pilots and teams! Many aircraft on display along with activities, food vendors, and entertainment for all ages. Kids 8-17 can sign up for free airplane rides! Everyone with the Manassas Air Show is passionate about aviation and air show entertainment. Our goal is to inspire you and the future aviators of tomorrow with safe, top quality, family friendly entertainment!

Ample parking at airport with shuttle buses. Just follow the signs!
Handicapped parking in all lots.

EAA 186 Young Eagles Rally at KHEF – May 16

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Free airplane rides for kids 8-17!

Saturday May 16,2015 9:00am to 11:00am
EAA 186 Chapter House Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF)
10629 Observation Road Manassas, VA 20110

Register here for all Young Eagles Events

Please note the following:
-Participants in FREE Young Eagle flights must be between ages 8 and 17
-Pre-Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on May 15
-A parent or legal guardian must accompany children to the airport to sign paperwork

World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

b17_aluminum_overcastAn historic event is planned in Washington, D.C. In honor of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe),

From the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover:

The Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover will include 15 historically sequenced warbird formations traveling across our nation’s capital—from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol. The Flyover will feature over 70 warbirds [ED: including EAA’s B-17 – Aluminum Overcast!] representing the major battles of World War II, from Pearl Harbor to D-Day, ending with a final Missing Man Formation to “Taps.” Never before has such a collection of WWII aircraft been assembled at one location—a fitting tribute to the men and women at home and abroad responsible for this Victory in 1945. The Flyover is set to start at 12:10 p.m. and last approximately 40 minutes.

From Warbirds News:

As part of a thrilling three-day celebration in the nation’s capital, the May 8 event will coincide with a ceremony for veterans at the World War II National Memorial, followed by a vast assortment of World War II aircraft flying overhead in historically sequenced warbird formations. The formations will represent the War’s major battles, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan, and conclude with a missing man formation to “Taps.”The event will also be commemorated in a special May issue of Air & Space magazine dedicated to the airplanes and airmen who fought in World War II that will feature historic “spotter cards” of the aircraft. These cards will be used by students and others to identify the aircraft in the flyover and to learn more about the history of World War II.

NOTE: It is our understanding that many of the aircraft participating in this historic event will be based at Manassas Regional Airport, including our own B-17 — Aluminum Overcast. Exactly what EAA Chapter 186 will be able to do in terms of normal tour stuff — especially selling rides and ground tours that weekend — is yet to be determined. We’ll keep you posted!

EAA 186 Young Eagles Rally at KHEF – July 11

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Free airplane rides for kids 8-17!

Saturday July 11,2015 9:00am to 11:00am
EAA 186 Chapter House Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF)
10629 Observation Road Manassas, VA 20110

Register here for all Young Eagles Events

Please note the following:
-Participants in FREE Young Eagle flights must be between ages 8 and 17
-Pre-Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on May 15
-A parent or legal guardian must accompany children to the airport to sign paperwork