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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 11/14/2019

January 2019

Monday
January 7

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

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

Wednesday
January 9

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.

Friday
January 11

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! The topic for the evening will be aircraft operations during the Vietnam war - presented by Mike Hathaway.

Thursday
January 31

Apollo 1 Presentation
Elkhart Municipal Airport - 7:00 PM

EAA 132 in Elkhart, IN is hosting Chris Henry from EAA's home office in Oshkosh at their January meeting. Chris will be presenting his program on Apollo 1. EAA Chapter 2 members are invited to attend.

February 2019

Saturday
February 9

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.

March 2019

Monday
March 4

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

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

Friday
March 8

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

EAA Test Flying book review and speakers round table on test flying - presented by Larry Zepp.

Wednesday
March 13

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.

April 2019

Monday
April 1

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

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

Friday
April 12

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

Brian Paugh of Premier Avionics will give an informative presentation on ADS-B.

Thursday
April 18

RV-12 Project Tour
Blackstone Labs - 6:00 PM

Ryan Stark has invited Chapter 2 to visit his RV-12 project as it nears completion. Please join us at Blackstone Labs to see the progress since our last visit in March of 2017!

416 E. Pettit Ave, Fort Wayne 46806

May 2019

Saturday
May 4

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).

Wednesday
May 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
May 9

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

A&P mechanic Pat Garvey will discuss owner-performed maintenance and annual inspections.

Saturday
May 11

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).

June 2019

Wednesday
June 5

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

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

Saturday
June 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).

Saturday
June 8
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Sunday
June 9

Fort Wayne Air Show
122nd Fighter Wing - Fort Wayne Intl Airport - 8:00 AM

Fort Wayne Air Show 2019

Thursday
June 13

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Smith Field Airport - 6:00 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 15

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).

Saturday
June 22

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).

Wednesday
June 26

VAA Chapter 37 Gathering
Vintage 37 Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 5:30 PM

The June VAA 37 Chapter Meeting will feature member Pat Garvey, who recently fulfilled a bucket list goal of landing an aircraft in all 50 states (must have been a long haul to Hawaii).

We'll start off with a cookout at the VAA Clubhouse at 5:30 followed by the Chapter Meeting at 7. Pat will present a travelogue of his journeys following the cookout. The Chapter will supply the grill meat and we ask all to bring a salad, side, or dessert. Friends and Family are welcome!

July 2019

Wednesday
July 10

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.

Monday
July 22
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Sunday
July 28

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

Oshkosh 2019

We will be gathering for dinner in Oshkosh on Friday July 26 at 6 PM, following the daily airshow. We will meet at Tailwinds Cafe (just east of the forums buildings) and Chapter 2 will have a block of tables reserved. Bring your dinner and join us for our annual gathering in Oshkosh!

August 2019

Thursday
August 8

EAA Chapter 2 Board Meeting
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 5:30 PM

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

Thursday
August 8

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

The August chapter 2 gathering will feature Oshkosh stories and a movie night. We will be showing the 2004 remake of Flight of the Phoenix. This is the story of crash survivors rebuilding their plane.

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

Sunday
August 11

Husted Pancake Breakfast Fly-in
Husted Field in Hicksville, OH - 8:00 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!

Saturday
August 17

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badges
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 9:00 AM

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

Saturday
August 24

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 2019

Sunday
September 1

Saturday
September 7

EAA Chapter 2 Pancake Breakfast Fly-in/Cruise-in
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 7:00 AM

Fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast fundraiser for EAA Air Academy candidates. Food provided by IHOP! $7 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!

Saturday
September 7
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Sunday
September 8

Grissom Air and Space Expo
Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base - 9:00 AM

Grissom Air Show 2019

Wednesday
September 11

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
September 12

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

We will discuss the new ICAO flight plan format. This format became required as of August 27, 2019. We will also learn about new satellite based communications aids and finish by watching an EAA Chapter Video Magazine episode.

Saturday
September 14

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).

Sunday
September 15

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage 37 Clubhouse at DeKalb County Airport - 11:00 AM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration and flying from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (weather permitting). This rally will be held in conjunction with the Auburn Airport Festival.

Saturday
September 21

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 2019

Thursday
October 10

EAA Chapter 2 Board Meeting
Ivy Tech Aviation Center at Smith Field - 5:30 PM

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

Thursday
October 10

EAA Chapter 2 Gathering
Airframe Components - 7:00 PM

This will be an on-the-road chapter gathering at Airframe Components in Kendallville, IN. Roy Williams will be giving us a tour of their newly expanded facilities rebuilding wing and tail assemblies.
Meet at 6:30 at the Ivy Tech Aviation Center if you would like to carpool to the facility.

Airframe Components
9838 N 1100 E
Kendallville, IN 46755

Saturday
October 12

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 2019

Wednesday
November 13

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
November 14

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

Our guest presenter will be Master CFI Lara Zook Gaerte. She will tell us about the Air Race Classic and other aviation adventures.

December 2019

Thursday
December 5

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

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

Saturday
December 7

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 Friday 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 as well. Be sure to check the current Newsletter or the calendar each month for that month's actual gathering location!

Current Newsletter
November 2019
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