Calendar of Events

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Young Eagles Rally – Feb 8 12:00 pm
Young Eagles Rally – Feb 8 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Young Eagles Rally - Feb 8 @ 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 January 11, 2020 Noon to 3:00pm Online registration opens January 1,[...]
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Young Eagles Build and Fly Program 1:00 pm
Young Eagles Build and Fly Program @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We had a very successful Young Eagle Build and Fly day in January getting the fuselage about 85% dome and finishing the horizontal stabilizer. Our next build session will be Sunday, February 9th from 1:00pm[...]
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IMC Club Meeting Feb 2020 7:00 pm
IMC Club Meeting Feb 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IMC Club Meeting Feb 2020 @ 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 Feb 2020 8:00 pm
VMC Club Meeting Feb 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VMC Club Meeting Feb 2020 @ 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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Chapter Business Meeting February 19 7:00 pm
Chapter Business Meeting February 19 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, February 19 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 Feb 22, 2020 9:00 am
Chapter Membership Gathering Feb 22, 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chapter Membership Gathering Feb 22, 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
January 18 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[...]
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Young Eagles Build and Fly Program 1:00 pm
Young Eagles Build and Fly Program @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Young Eagles Build and Fly Program @ EAA 186 Chapter House
We made significant progress on the plane this weekend and we had 7 Young Eagles show up at the last session to participate.  We also had Don Szczur from NVRC and David Rothbart from the[...]
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IMC Club Meeting March 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 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 March 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 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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Young Eagles Rally – March 14 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 14 @ 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 March 14, 2020
Noon to 3:00pm

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

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Chapter Business Meeting March 25 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, March 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, Sande Miller-Long, about being placed on the meeting’s agenda.

Mar
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20th Annual Chili Cook-Off @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

20th Annual Chili Cook-Off!
March 28 — Noon to 3pm


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.

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IMC Club Meeting April 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Apr 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 April 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Apr 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

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Young Eagles Rally – April 11 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Apr 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 April 11, 2020
Noon to 3:00pm

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

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Chapter Business Meeting April 22 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, April 22 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, Sande Miller-Long, about being placed on the meeting’s agenda.

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Arsenal of Democracy 2020 Flyover @ Manassas REgional Airport
May 4 – May 11 all-day

Sign Up NOW For The Arsenal Of Democracy WWII Flyover Mission!

From Mary Dominiak

Okay, folks: here it is. If you want to work ANY ground operations with the many WWII airplanes coming to Manassas in May – including our own beautiful EAA B-17 Aluminum Overcast and newly restored B-25 Berlin Express – you’ve GOT to sign up online NOW. If you don’t sign up on or before March 5, 2020, you will NOT be able to work on the ramp during the Arsenal of Democracy mission in May. If you want to work but aren’t sure you’ll be able to, sign up anyway; we can always take you OFF the list, but we won’t be able to add you ON after the drop-dead date! (That March 5 date may be extended a little for ground crew – who don’t need the same level of vetting as people flying on the planes – but don’t count on it …)

PLEASE NOTE: Having a Manassas gate card or being an EAA/CAF/CAP member will NOT give you access to the ramp during this event: you MUST be pre-registered!

Signing up is a two-step process. First off, go to:

http://forms.aopa.org/Forms/AOD-Reg

Choose “AOD Event Staff/Volunteers” as your Participant Type, and “Event Volunteer (to be assigned)” as your Staff Type. That’s all you need for step one!

Your second sign-up will be on our EAA Chapter 186 website. We are posting sheets for the event; please sign up for each and every day you want to work, and indicate your duty preference, if any. We’ll use these sign-up sheets to match volunteers to the available jobs, and we’ll need them to make certain that we have all the essential positions covered on every day of the event. I’m hoping you might be flexible, because all positions won’t be available at all times.

If you are 18 or over, want to volunteer for a marshaling position, and haven’t already been included on the list given to our Line Chief, Chuck Hoeppner, please reach out to him (choeppner64@gmail.com) BEFORE ticking the “marshaling” box on the Chapter form; Chuck is in charge of our marshaling team, so you absolutely MUST be on his radar to be part of that team. This is an insurance issue for the AOD, so it is not negotiable, period.

None of the other positions are nearly so picky! If you’re mostly sedentary, consider signing up to work Registration/Reception/Information – where aircrews and volunteers will be reporting to pick up their ramp credentials. That will include managing ramp access through the terminal door. We’ll also be doing merchandise sales mostly inside the terminal, because having all the planes out on the ramp will mean it’s not friendly for tents and tables. The other aircraft will also be doing their sales indoors.

We’re not expecting too much activity on Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5, 2020, except for the marshalers and registration/reception/information people; we’re expecting almost all the planes to arrive on those two days, except for the ones already on-site because of the Manassas Airshow and the Lancaster, which isn’t due to arrive until Wednesday. Given that planes will be moving in and around, we’re not advertising anything as being open to the public on those two days, although operators will be allowed to sell rides. Aircrews offering rides on the arrival days will be responsible for escorting their passengers directly from the terminal to their aircraft and back; we’ll need some ramp security folk to assist with that. Only passengers and crew will be allowed access to the ramp, period. There will be no ground tours those days.

Things wake up on Wednesday. There will be a press conference in the morning, along with media flights – and unlike our usual B-17 tour stop media day, this will be a zoo with all the major networks and VIP guests. We’ll need flexible folk to do things even I can’t necessarily predict at this point; I can predict a lot, but putting all the options into words would take a book! Our reception/registration people will get a workout, and we’ll need plenty of ramp security people to assist the marshalers, whose main responsibility will be managing the media flights.

Wednesday afternoon will be a public day, hopefully with schools coming out for tours and with multiple operators offering tours and rides. We’ll need people everywhere, to make certain that our many guests stay safe and within bounds!

Thursday will be practice day. No one without credentials will be allowed on the field in the morning, as we do a dress rehearsal for launch as if full security were in place. We’ll need a few hardy volunteers to start exceptionally early both Thursday and Friday, because our security will need to be tight beginning around 0630! Friday morning, we’ll be subject to full Federal security, with the Secret Service, FBI, DOD, TSA, and who knows whom else ensuring that nothing and no one going on the planes could pose any threat to DC. That security will evaporate the moment the last plane takes off; then the field will be entirely ours.

Thursday and Friday afternoons, we’ll have some ground tours and flights from various operators only from 1500 through 1700, and will shut down the field by 1800. Friday night will be the Survivors’ Party, when aircrews and ground crews from both Culpeper and Manassas will be bused to and from the party venue down in Culpeper. Fun times!

Saturday and Sunday will look a lot like our typical B-17 tour stop, with all the usual needs for merchandise sales, tour guides, ramp rats, and all, except – there will be a LOT more planes on the field doing the same thing! We’ll need Chapter volunteers to assist with the operations of our EAA aircraft – including the B-25 Berlin Express as well as our beloved B-17 Aluminum Overcast – and to maintain ramp safety for all our visitors and the other planes and crews, as the marshaling team oversees the safe departure and return of revenue flights.

I expect the last of our guests will depart on Monday. There will be NO public operations on Monday at all, unless there are revenue flights from the weekend that were scrubbed for weather or mechanicals. We’ll definitely need a few folk to assist with aircraft departures and final clean-up after the event, but this should not be a gang event.

By the way: the next stop post-AOD for both Aluminum Overcast and Berlin Express will be Oak Island, NC. I expect that the usual rules for repositioning ferry flights will be in play, which would mean – the Chapter will likely be able to put some members on the ferry run. No guarantees, of course, but … you know the drill, if you think you might like a chance at a flight down to Chapter 186 South!

This is, without a doubt, the biggest, most exciting, most demanding, and most complex thing we as a Chapter will ever have done; we really need all hands on deck! I guarantee that if you work this event, you will never forget it.

Come make history!