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EAA Chapter 2

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter Two Encourages and Promotes Sport Aviation and
Aeronautical Education in Northeast Indiana.

Calendar of Events
Event dates, times, topics and locations subject to change.
Last updated 01/26/2023

January 2023

Thursday
January 12

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 7:00 PM

Join us for the January Chapter 2 gathering! We will meet at the Ivy Tech building at Smith Field and Dan Leonard will show their flight simulator.

Monday
January 23

EAA Chapter 2 Board Meeting
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 5:30 PM

EAA Chapter 2 board meeting. Chapter members are welcome to attend.

February 2023

Thursday
February 9

VMC Club Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 6:30 PM

Join us for a gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC club. Gatherings will include a VMC flight scenario and discussion.

Thursday
February 9

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 7:00 PM

Join us for the February Chapter 2 gathering! Sweet Aviation will host a helicopter operations presentation. It will include how helicopters operate and airport procedures.

March 2023

Thursday
March 9

VMC Club Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 6:30 PM

Join us for a gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC club. Gatherings will include a VMC flight scenario and discussion.

Thursday
March 9

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 7:00 PM

Join us for the March Chapter 2 gathering! Chapter 2 member Bruce Loos will be presenting 'Aviation & Aerospace Career Opportunities and Training.'

Monday
March 27

EAA Chapter 2 Board Meeting
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 5:30 PM

EAA Chapter 2 board meeting. Chapter members are welcome to attend.

April 2023

Saturday
April 29

Annual EAA Chapter 2 Banquet
Vintage 37 Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 6:00 PM

Member Recognition, awards, short presentations from Air Academy Scholarship recipients, and pot-luck dinner. Please enter through the front entrance. Table service and beverages will be provided. Chapter 2 board members will provide the main course dishes. Last names A-L please bring a side dish and M-Z please bring a dessert.

May 2023

Saturday
May 6

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage 37 Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Flights from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Thursday
May 11

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
DeKalb County Airport - 7:00 PM

Join us for the May Chapter 2 gathering! Mark Beck will discuss annual inspections on homebuilt aircraft. Meet at Mark’s hangar at Dekalb County Airport, east of the airport office on CR 60.

Saturday
May 13

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 9:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Flights from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

June 2023

Thursday
June 8

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 6:00 PM

EAA Chapter 2 cookout for chapter members and their families. The chapter will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, & beverages. Please bring a side dish or desert to share. Note that this event starts at 6 PM, one hour earlier than our normal gatherings.

Saturday
June 10

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 9:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Flights from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Saturday
June 17

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage 37 Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Flights from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

July 2023

Saturday
July 8

EAA Chapter 2 Lunch Fly-in/Cruise-in
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 11:00 AM

EAA Chapter 2 Fly-in/Cruise-in lunch. Lunch will feature a sloppy joe or a creamed chicken sandwich, chips, and dessert. Free will donation proceeds benefit the EAA 2 Youth Scholarship Fund.

Thursday
July 13

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 7:00 PM

Join us for the July Chapter 2 gathering! Presentation topic is TBD.

Monday
July 24
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Sunday
July 30

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Wittman Regional Airport - Oshkosh, WI - 8:00 AM

Oshkosh 2023

August 2023

Thursday
August 10

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 7:00 PM

Join us for the August Chapter 2 gathering! Presentation topic is TBD.

Saturday
August 12

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 9:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Flights from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Saturday
August 26

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage 37 Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Flights from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

September 2023

Saturday
September 9

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 9:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Flights from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Thursday
September 14

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 7:00 PM

Join us for the September Chapter 2 gathering! Presentation topic is TBD.

Saturday
September 16

Kendallville Young Eagles Rally
Kendallville Municipal Airport - 9:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally in Kendallville, IN. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Flights from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

October 2023

Thursday
October 12

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 7:00 PM

Join us for the October Chapter 2 gathering! Presentation topic is TBD.

Saturday
October 14

EAA Chapter 2 Chili Lunch Fly-in/Cruise-in
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 11:00 AM

EAA Chapter 2's annual fly-in/drive-in chili lunch, served with all the fixings. Free will donation. Join as for a great lunch at Historic Smith Field!

November 2023

Thursday
November 9

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Former Terminal at Smith Field - 7:00 PM

Join us for the November Chapter 2 gathering! Presentation topic is TBD.

December 2023

Saturday
December 2

EAA 2 Christmas Party
Pat Garvey's Hangar, Churubusco, IN - 6:00 PM

Annual Chapter 2 Christmas Party Pot-Luck Dinner. Please bring a dish to share. Table service and beverages will be provided. Chapter 2 board members will provide the main course dishes. Last names A-L please bring a dessert and M-Z please bring a side dish.

The standard day and time for EAA Chapter Two 'Gatherings' is the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Former Terminal at Smith Field, located at 426 W. Ludwig Road in Fort Wayne, IN. However, there are instances when we hold events at other locations and times as well. Be sure to check the current Newsletter or the calendar each month for that month's gathering location!

Bronze 2020-2021
Next VMC Club Gathering:
February 9, 2023
at 6:30 PM at Former Terminal at Smith Field
Current Newsletter
February 2023

Write to us at:
EAA Chapter 2
429 E Dupont Rd. #183
Fort Wayne, IN 46825