Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop June 17-20

Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.

EAA Chapter 1227
Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop
Mount Sterling, KY
June 17 – 20, 2021

WHERE:
Mount Sterling/Montgomery County Airport
709 Airport Rd.
Mount Sterling, KY 40353

CONTACT :
Jan Puetthoff, President
859-312-6314 or eaachapter1227@gmail.com

Funday Sunday with EAA Chapter 48

EAA CHAPTER 48 (Moraine Airpark) will hold its annual Funday Sunday, Pancake Breakfast and Fly In od Sunday, May 2, 2021. Come spend the day with EAA chapter 48 at the 62nd Annual Funday Sunday Fly-In on May 2, 2021 at Moraine Airpark (I73) in Moraine, Ohio. Historically the first fly in of the season in southwest Ohio, Funday Sunday will host a large assortment of homebuilt, classic, and vintage airplanes.

Chapter 48 is working hard to make Funday Sunday a fun and safe event compliant with local COVID-19 safety protocols. It’s a great day to chat with the pilots and spend the day with other aviation friends! There will be breakfast and lunch as well as the opportunity for airplane rides!

CANCELED – EAA284 Taildargger Fly-In & Pancake Breakfast 2020

EAA 284’s 2020 Taildargger Fly In and Pancake Breakfast is canceled. Due to CDC and health department restrictions EAA Chapter 284 is regretfully canceling its 2020 Taildragger Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast We have held this event for many years at Red Stewart Airfield (40I), Waynesville OH on Labor Day Sunday. The scheduled date for 2020 would have been September 6, 2020. Continue reading

Don’t miss EAA284’s Taildragger Fly-In – Sept 2, 2018

EAA284’s annual Taildragger Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast will be on Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 7am until 11am at 40I (Red Stewart Airfield). The EAA chapter will be flying Young Eagles at 10AM so be sure to sign up after eating. It is always a great time. For those wanting to camp overnight on the airfield, be sure to fly-in early on Saturday afternoon so you don’t miss the Air Show at 5PM and Night Air Show at 8:30PM hosted by Stewart Flying Service.

A guide to creating flying videos

One of our EAA284 members, Steve Dilullo, keeps a personal flying blog and posted a great article for those wanting to create videos of their flights. His  how-to article is a great starting point for those who might want to capture their flights on video and are looking for advice from someone who is already digitally shooting and sharing on the Internet without breaking the bank. I’m waiting for his live streamed video someday.

With his permission a snippet of his blog post is below:

We’re talking about creating videos here, so the video camera is obviously a key element in the process. I purchased a Kodak Zi8 a little over two years ago for two primary reasons. First, I work for Kodak and the employee discount was nice. Second, and more importantly, it has an external mic input that allows me to hook it into the intercom to capture audio. It records in 720p or 1080p HD (I always use 720p / 30 fps) and the quality is more than sufficient for my sharing vehicle of choice, YouTube. Nearly all my flying is during the day so any performance issues in low-light video don’t concern me. I’m not sure that any device in the pocket video camera segment has great low-light performance, so keep that in mind if you want to record at night.

Kodak Zi8 with RAM attachment in the tripod mount

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Wright ‘B’ Flyer Silver Bird accident

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of Mitchell Cary and Don Gum who devoted so much to aviation. It is a difficult day for those of us who support efforts to keep history flying and the Wright B Flyer Museum.

Crash kills 2 in plane based on Wright ‘B’ Flyer

GREEN TWP., Clark County — Two local pilots died Saturday morning during a test flight of the Wright ‘B’ Flyer’s Silver Bird.

The plane went down before 11 a.m. in a field about two miles west of 7391 Pitchin Road. Ohio State Patrol Sgt. Brian Cook of the Springfield Post said a call came in at 10:56 a.m. and troopers arrived at 11:39 a.m. He said all-terrain vehicles were needed to get authorities to the crash site. Media on the ground were not allowed on the property.

The president of Wright B. Flyer Inc. identified the pilots as Don Gum and Mitchell Cary. Phil Beaudoin said both men were volunteer pilots and members of the group’s board of trustees and that Cary was a former president of the organization. Continue reading