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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 09/07/2020

January 2020

Wednesday
January 8

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Smith Field Airport - 6:00 PM

Bi-monthly gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC and IMC clubs. Gatherings will include a VMC scenario and discussion followed by an IMC scenario and discussion. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 2 and Sweet Aviation.

Thursday
January 9

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

Join us for our first Chapter 2 gathering of the new year! Flight instructor and Chapter 2 member Bob Schmelz will be our guest presenter. He will discuss 'Sharing SMD, GWB and our airspace as changes are happening'.

February 2020

Saturday
February 8

Annual EAA Chapter 2 Banquet
Brotherhood Mutual - 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.

Monday
February 10

EAA Chapter 2 Board Meeting
Smith Field Airport - 5:30 PM

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

March 2020

Monday
March 9

VMC Club Gathering
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 6:30 PM

Bi-monthly gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC club. Gatherings will include a VMC flight scenario and discussion.

Monday
March 9

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

Join us for a special Monday gathering of EAA Chapter 2. Randy Strebig, President of the Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association, will be our guest presenter. We will learn about seaplane operations and protecting seaplane access to Indiana lakes.

April 2020

Monday
April 6

EAA Chapter 2 Board Meeting
Smith Field Airport - 5:30 PM

This board meeting will be held online instead of at Smith Field.

Thursday
April 9

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Brotherhood Mutual - 7:00 PM

*** The EAA Chapter 2 April Gathering has been cancelled. ***

May 2020

Saturday
May 2

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

*** This Young Eagles event has been cancelled. ***

Saturday
May 9

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

*** This Young Eagles event has been cancelled. ***

Thursday
May 14

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Online via WebEx - 7:00 PM

This month we will hold our first Virtual Chapter Gathering via WebEx. We will discuss fun ways to maintain your flight proficiency and flying trips that were memorable. The link for the gathering will be e-mailed the day prior.

June 2020

Saturday
June 13

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

*** This Young Eagles event has been cancelled. ***

Saturday
June 20

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

*** This Young Eagles event has been cancelled. ***

Thursday
June 25

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Smith Field Airport - 6:00 PM

EAA Chapter 2 cookout at Smith Field airport 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. Park at the main terminal building.

July 2020

Monday
July 13

EAA Chapter 2 Board Meeting
Smith Field Airport - 5:30 PM

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

Monday
July 20
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Sunday
July 26

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

*** EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has been cancelled this year. ***

EAA will be hosting online content for Spirit of Aviation Week July 21 - 25, 2020.

August 2020

Saturday
August 8

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. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Thursday
August 13

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Smith Field Airport - 7:00 PM

Join us for the August Chapter 2 gathering, which will feature guest presenter Jim McLean. Jim will share his experience with military helicopter operations. Face masks are required to attend. We will meet in the Sweet Aviation hangar at Smith Field.

Saturday
August 22

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. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

September 2020

Thursday
September 10

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Fort Wayne Intl. Airport - 7:00 PM

The September gathering will feature a hangar visit of Ryan and Sheri Stark's recently completed Van's RV-12. The aircraft is hangared at Fort Wayne Intl. Airport. Bruce Loos will also have is recently painted Sonex available to look at. The September newsletter will contain directions and a meeting place for escort through the security gate. Face masks are required for this gathering.

Saturday
September 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. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Monday
September 14

EAA Chapter 2 Board Meeting
Smith Field Airport - 5:30 PM

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

Saturday
September 19

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. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

October 2020

Thursday
October 8

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

Gathering topic TBD

Saturday
October 10

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

EAA Chapter 2's annual chili lunch, served with all the fixings. Only $7 donation per person at Historic Smith Field!

November 2020

Thursday
November 12

VMC Club Gathering
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 6:30 PM

Bi-monthly gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC club. Gatherings will include a VMC flight scenario and discussion.

Thursday
November 12

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

Gathering topic TBD

December 2020

Saturday
December 5

EAA 2 Christmas Party
Brotherhood Mutual - 6:00 PM

Annual Chapter 2 Christmas Party Pot-Luck Dinner. The dinner will be held at Brotherhood Mutual. 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 Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field, located at 405 W Cook 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 actual gathering location!

Gold 2019
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Thank you to all who attended our Young Eagles rallies this year! We'll see you in the spring!
Current Newsletter
September 2020

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