Calendar of Events

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IMC Club Meeting August 2019 7:00 pm
IMC Club Meeting August 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IMC Club Meeting August 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
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[...]
VMC Club Meeting August 2019 8:00 pm
VMC Club Meeting August 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VMC Club Meeting August 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
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”[...]
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Young Eagles Rally – August 10 9:00 am
Young Eagles Rally – August 10 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Young Eagles Rally - August 10 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Free Flights for kids ages 8-17. This rally is open to the public. 25 seats. Parents must be present to sign permission slip. Saturday August 10, 2019 9am to 11:30 11:45 — BBQ on the[...]
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Chapter Business Meeting August 2019 7:00 pm
Chapter Business Meeting August 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, August 21 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All chapter members are welcome to attend. If you have a proposal for a[...]
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Chapter Membership Gathering August 2019 9:00 am
Chapter Membership Gathering August 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 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 –[...]
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Chapter Business Meeting August 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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Chapter Membership Gathering August 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

August 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 – EAA news/updates from Paul Schafer
11:00 – John Kirwan from Dulles airport ops will give a presentation about the upcoming Dulles Plane Pull.
11:30 – Tips on Using a GoPro camera for Aviation by Mike Walpole
12:15 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:30 – BBQ from the 186 Grill!

Dulles Plane Pull Sept. 14, 2019: The 2019 Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull, presented by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and United Airlines, is a full day of fun for the entire family. The day starts with the Run the Runway competition in the early morning, the Plane Pull and Kid’s Pull competitions throughout the day, and a whole lot of food, games, exhibitions, and live music in between. Read more here!

Young Eagle Flight captured on a GoPro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4rXroKhg5Y

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Young Eagles Rally – September 7 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Sep 7 @ 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.

Saturday Sept 7, 2019
9am to 11:30
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 September 1, 8:00 am. To register, click on “Young Eagle Rallies” in the menu bar above and select a rally.

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IMC Club Meeting September 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Sep 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 September 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Sep 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

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Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull 2019 @ Dulles Airport
Sep 14 all-day

Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull
September 14, 2019

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Dulles Plane Pull

Dulles Plane Pull Sept. 14, 2019: The 2019 Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull, presented by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and United Airlines, is a full day of fun for the entire family. The day starts with the Run the Runway competition in the early morning, the Plane Pull and Kid’s Pull competitions throughout the day, and a whole lot of food, games, exhibitions, and live music in between. Read more here!

And we get to be part of it!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Dulles Plane Pull

Static Aircraft Display: What better place to showcase your airplane than at the Dulles Plane Pull. During the event, 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 (vp@eaa186.org) with your aircraft make, model and tail number before September 1.

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Dulles Plane Pull

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Chapter Business Meeting September 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, Sept 25 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.

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Chapter Membership Gathering September 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

September 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
11:00 – TBD
12:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:15 – BBQ from the 186 Grill!

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IMC Club Meeting October 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Oct 10 @ 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 October 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Oct 10 @ 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

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Young Eagles Rally – October 12 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Oct 12 @ 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 October 12, 2019
Noon to 3:00pm (Note time change!)

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

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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.

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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 SOON 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 SOON OPEN!

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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

September 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
11:00 – Speaker: Scott Francis (tentative) — Aerobatic flying, competition aerobatics, and airshow flying!
12:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:15 – Pizza Party!

About Scott Francis

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 3,300 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.

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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!