EAA284 Meeting: October 11th, 2009

EAA Chapter 284’s 2nd Annual Fly In, Drive In Picnic will be held Sunday October 11th at Ross Airfield, just east of Greenfield OH. The meeting time is nominally 2 PM, but you can arrive as early as 1 PM. I will provide hamburgers, all beef hot dogs and bratwurst as well as buns. Bob Wilson ‘s wife will provide the pies. I will ask outer to brings side items such as chips, salads, potato salad and drinks. I think that we have plenty of foam plates, plastic ware, cups and napkins at the hanger. If someone would volunteer to bring some that would be great. Feel free to invite family and friends Bob has both is Tailwind and Pietenpol at the airfield.

— Bob

The 2009 TDFI and Pancake Breakfast was a great time

EAA284 TDFI Morning

Our chapter’s Taildragger Fly In and Pancake Breakfast for 2009 was a great time and big success. A big thanks to all who flew or drove to Red Stewart Field and enjoyed  the great weather, good food and collection of airplanes. We look forward to seeing you next year and at other events around the area. Keep in mind that our chapter’s “kitchen” is available to rent to your EAA chapters’ events.

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EAA284 Meeting on Sunday August 9, 2009

We will meet at Red Stewart Airfield at 2PM August 9th and will be planing for our annual Tail-Dragger Fly-In which will be held Sunday September 6th. Bob Luken will also be bringing the trailer for the kitchen equipment to develop a loading plan. This will enable the chapter to rent the entire kitchen as a means of making money.

Hopefully we can get cooperation from other chapters to conduct a Young Eagle Rally. We will need to look at the sound system requirement for the open house and air show on Saturday as well as Fly In on Sunday. I believe that we have a renter for the hanger. If this works out it will improve our finances.

We are a small chapter so participation by all is necessary to make the Fly In a success. Aviation enthusiast from the are regard the Tail Dragger fly in as one of the best events in the region.

EAA284 Meeting on Sunday July 12, 2009

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its July 2009 meeting Sunday July 12th, 2 PM at Red Stewart Field (40I), Waynesville. OH

At the present time we have no program. We are getting ready for Oshkosh and may need to talk about coordinating our activities.

The GDEAA participation in the 2009 Dayton Air Show has been canceled due to lack of participation on the part of aircraft owners and potential chapter volunteers.

Record Flight for SkySpark Electric Powered Aircraft

Here’s an excellent video from the World Air Games in Turin, Italy showing a test flight flown by Space Shuttle astronaut (STS-75) Maurizo Cheli in the electrically powered SkySpark Single “Motor” Land aircraft (a lame attempt at aviation humor on py part). What makes this flight unique is that it has achieved an airspeed record of 155mph (250km/h) for an 8-minute long battery powered flight. The project plane, a Pioneer Alpi 300, is capable of 186 mph straight and level flight so expect to hear more record breaking flights. 

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