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EAA Chapter 2

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

EAA Chapter 2 Calendar of Events
Event dates, times, topics and locations subject to change.
Updated 08/09/2018

January 2018

Monday
January 8

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

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

Wednesday
January 10

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 PM

Initial 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.

Friday
January 12

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

Come early (6:30 PM) for a light meal (chili or sloppy joes, veggies, chips, dessert) and to visit with fellow Chapter members. A small donation for the meal would be appreciated. Then enjoy a presentation by Lowell Farrand, pioneer test pilot for the first powered parachute, who has been dubbed the “go to” guy when it comes to testing and consulting on homebuilt aircraft. Lowell, recipient of numerous aviation awards, will elaborate on his lifetime of aviation experiences. He will bring copies of his recent book, God, Me and Those Flying Machines as told to Becky McLendon. You will not want to miss this one!

February 2018

Saturday
February 10

Annual EAA Chapter 2 Banquet
Brotherhood Mutual - 6 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.

March 2018

Friday
March 9

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

"Airplanes, engines, and aeronautical engineering" with William G. "Bill" Meyers.
Bill has taught courses in jet engines, worked at Pratt & Whitney, and has spent many years in and around aviation, airports and airplanes such as Cessnas, Pipers, Beavers, Otters, and a KC-135 refueling A-10s. Though he comes with the title of "engineer" he promises to avoid going too deep into the technical stuff and to keep it relevant.

Wednesday
March 14

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 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.

Monday
March 26

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

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

April 2018

Friday
April 13

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

Note: Change of location! Due to some unavoidable circumstances the April 13 EAA Chapter 2 gathering WILL NOT be held at DeKalb County Airport as previously planned. Instead, EAA Chapter 2 will meet at the regular gathering place, IVY Tech Aviation Center, at 7:00 PM. We will view some of the Chapter Video series, get updates on coming events, and have some social time. Light snacks will be served.

May 2018

Saturday
May 5

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

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).

Monday
May 7

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

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

Wednesday
May 9

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 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.

Friday
May 11

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

Join us for an interesting presentation on soaring. The presentation will include such topics as types of gliders, launch methods, soaring techniques, landings, contesting, obtaining a glider rating , and glider ownership. Several members of the Kendallville Soaring Club will be in attendance to answer questions. These glider folks have varied experiences in glider ownership, homebuilt gliders, instructing, and contesting.

Saturday
May 12

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

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).

June 2018

Friday
June 8

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Smith Field Airport - 6 PM

EAA Chapter 2 cookout at Smith Field airport. 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.

Saturday
June 9

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

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).

Saturday
June 16

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

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).

Saturday
June 23

EAA Chapter 2 Pancake Breakfast Fly-in/Cruise-in
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 7 AM to 11 AM

Fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast fundraiser for EAA Air Academy candidates. Food provided by IHOP! $7.00 donation for pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Airplanes and classic cars will be on display. Come join us for a great breakfast at historic Smith Field!

July 2018

Wednesday
July 11

IMC/VMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 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.

Saturday
July 14

DeKalb Co. Airport Open House & Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

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).

Monday
July 23
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Sunday
July 29

Oshkosh 2018

Friday
July 27

EAA 2 Oshkosh Dinner
Roxy Tailwind Cafe - 6 PM

Enjoy an informal dinner with your fellow Chapter 2 members at Oshkosh 2018! We'll meet at the Roxy Tailwind Cafe (formerly Ace's Cafe), just south of the Homebuilder's workshop building, following the daily airshow. There is no need to RSVP. This is a buy-your-own dinner so you can order whatever you'd like from their menu. We will try to hold down a corner spot.

August 2018

Friday
August 10

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Karl's Workshop - 407 East Till Road, Ft. Wayne, IN - 7 PM

Metal working demonstration with Karl Utterback. Karl built and pilots a Mustang II which Chapter 2 visited while it was under construction many years ago. Since then he has continued improving his skills in metal work, shaping wheel fairings and other parts for his plane and others. Come out for this intriguing demonstration and maybe even try your hand at it.

Saturday
August 11

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

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).

Sunday
August 12

Husted Pancake Breakfast Fly-in
Husted Field in Hicksville, OH - 8 AM to 10 AM

This is a fly-in/drive-in event at Husted Field which features a 3000 foot grass runway just north of Hicksville, OH. Directions will be in the August newsletter. We thank Dean Husted and his family for inviting us to their home for this great event!

Monday
August 13

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

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

Saturday
August 18

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badges
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 12 PM

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge event at Smith Field. EAA Chapter 2 will be providing Young Eagles flights to the participating troops.

Saturday
August 25

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

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 2018

Saturday
September 8

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

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).

Wednesday
September 12

IMC/VMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 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.

Friday
September 14

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

Gathering topic: TBD

October 2018

Friday
October 12

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

This month, EAA 2 member Brian Thomas will give an update on the Zenith Cruzer he is building. He will bring some parts, photos, and a good discussion of the building process for this two place, high wing light sport plane.

Saturday
October 13

EAA Chapter 2 Chili Lunch Fly-in/Cruise-in
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 11 AM to 2 PM

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

November 2018

Friday
November 9

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

Chapter leadership elections will be held. The presentation topic is TBD.

Wednesday
November 14

IMC/VMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 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.

December 2018

Saturday
December 8

EAA 2 Christmas Party
Hoosier Air Museum - 6 PM

Annual Chapter 2 Christmas Party Pot-Luck Dinner at the Hoosier Air Museum at the DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB) in Auburn, IN. 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 Friday of each month at 7 PM at the Ivy Tech Aviation Center at 405 W Cook Road in Fort Wayne, IN. However, there are instances when we hold events off-field as well. Be sure to check the current Newsletter or the calendar each month for that month's actual gathering location!

Next Young Eagles Rally: September 8, 2018
Free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Smith Field Airport!
Next IMC/VMC Club Gathering: September 12, 2018
at 6:00 PM at Smith Field Airport.
The August newsletter is now available!
Be sure to check the Online Bulletin Board for upcoming area fly-ins and events!

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