Fourth Saturday BBQ Lunch to be held with Poker Run on June 29th

Our usual 4th Saturday lunch has been moved this month to June 29th to coincide with our Poker Run event.  We have a good group of pilots, planes and passengers signed up for the Poker Run, and if you’d like to stop by just to have lunch at noon and see who the winners are (including the winner who happens to get the worst poker hand award!), the BBQ lunch will be open to all.  And online registration is still open for the Poker Run, for those who want to exercise their airmanship skills and test their card-drawing luck at Auburn, Yuba County, Colusa County, and Yolo County airports (in any order you like), then back to Lincoln.  Details below and on the Poker Run Event page.

Pancake Breakfast This Saturday (May 11)

This coming Saturday, May 11, we will be having our Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the EAA hangar, S-12 at the Lincoln Regional Airport. If you are not familiar with the airport, navigate to Flight Line Drive and follow the “EAA” signs. All are welcome.

​We’ll be cooking pancakes, eggs, and other good stuff from 8:00 am to 9:30 am when the grill shuts down, so come early. Breakfast is  $10.00 per person, $5.00 per youth under 17 (yep, we changed the age range for youth), or $25.00 per family. We’ll also happily renew your chapter dues for 2024. Cost is $30 for individuals or families.

We’ll have both the free chapter flight simulators, our Sim 1 pod and our virtual reality simulator, up and running and attended to help you or your kids take flight. 

Please join us Saturday morning!

IMC/VMC club online meeting Thursday, May 2nd at 7 pm PDT

Our online IMC/VMC club meeting for May will be held this coming Thursday May 2nd at 7pm PDT, and feature a special presentation by CFII Scott Thompson entitled “MDA to Runway: Danger Zone?
The Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) is a critical component of a non-precision instrument approach, and is the altitude from which the pilot has to see the runway environment before descending any further.  Problems can sometimes develop just at that point, and they will be explained in Scott’s presentation.  Open discussion among attendees will follow, and all are invited to participate.
The video recording of this presentation is now available online here and on the chapter’s membership meetings and presentations page.
Fly safe!

BBQ Lunch and Program on Saturday, April 27

Our Fourth Saturday BBQ Lunch and Program will be held this coming Saturday, April 27, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The BBQ Lunch starts at 11:00 at our hangar at the Lincoln Regional Airport. If you are not familiar with our hangar’s location, come to the airport and just follow the “EAA” signs.

The grill is hot from 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. when it shuts down, so come early. BBQ Lunch is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth 17 or under (yep, we changed the youth age range to 17 and under), and $25 for families.

And, for your convenience, we are now accepting credit and debit cards, plus other methods of electronic payment, for our meals, t-shirts, dues, and donations.And, remember, we will have our two flight simulators up and running for young and old alike.

There will be a short business meeting at 11:45, followed by our program beginning at 12:00 noon. Part of the business meeting will be making a selection for the graphic to be used in our coffee bar area.

Our Program for April

Our program for April will be presented by our very own chapter member Bruce Estes, and he will speak about his experience building and flying scale Radio-Controlled aircraft.

Although Bruce has not been directly involved in the RC world for a few years, he has a long and extensive background in both building and flying scale RC aircraft. Scale RC aircraft are those that are built as scale models of full-scale aircraft, both past and present.

Bruce was one of the early members of EAA Chapter 1541 and served for many years as a chapter board member. His specialty these days is pursuing donations for the chapter, ones that we are able then sell to dedicate the funds to chapter use. Last year he was able to arrange the donation of a Starduster biplane to the chapter, one we later sold with the funds then put to good use.

Bruce was born and raised in San Mateo County, and moved to Granite Bay in 2013. For the last 30 years of his business career he was in the real estate loan business, and retired in 2013. Bruce was already involved in scale model flying but  took a discovery flight in 2000 and fell in love with full-sized flying. He received his Private Pilot certificate in 2001 and added an Instrument Rating the next year. He currently owns a 1976 Cessna 177B Cardinal and an RV-6, both of which are hangared at our Lincoln airport.

Burrito Breakfast on Saturday, April 13

This coming Saturday, April 13, we will be having our Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the EAA hangar, S-12 at the Lincoln Regional Airport. If you are not familiar with the airport, navigate to Flight Line Drive and follow the “EAA” signs. All are welcome.
​This month we’re doing a change up: no pancakes. Instead, we’ll be offering delicious breakfast burritos and other good stuff. We’ll serve from 8:00 am to 9:30 am when the grill shuts down, so come early. Breakfast is $10.00 per person, $5.00 per young person 17 and under, or $25.00 per family. For chapter members, we’ll also happily renew your chapter dues for 2024. Annual dues is $30 for individuals or families.
We expect to have both free chapter flight simulators, our Sim 1 pod and our virtual reality simulator, up and running and attended to help you or your kids take flight.
Please come to the airport on Saturday for breakfast, hangar flying, and flight simulators.
For chapter members, we’ll also be holding our monthly Board of Directors meeting after the breakfast…so at 10:00 am. All members are welcome to attend the meeting…see how the sausage is made.

Pancake Breakfast This Saturday (March 9)

This coming Saturday, March 9, we will be having our Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the EAA hangar, S-12 at the Lincoln Regional Airport. If you are not familiar with the airport, navigate to Flight Line Drive and follow the “EAA” signs. All are welcome.

​We’ll be cooking pancakes, eggs, and other good stuff from 8:00 am to 9:30 am when the grill shuts down, so come early. Breakfast is  $10.00 per person, $5.00 per youth under 17 (yep, we changed the age range for youth), or $25.00 per family. We’ll also happily renew your chapter dues for 2024. Cost is $30 for individuals or families.

We’ll have both the free chapter flight simulators, our Sim 1 pod and our virtual reality simulator, up and running and attended to help you or your kids take flight. 

Please join us Saturday morning!

Saturday, February 24 BBQ Lunch and Program

The Timber Tiger ST-L

A 95% replica Ryan ST-A

Our Fourth Saturday BBQ Lunch and Program will be held this coming Saturday, February 24, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The BBQ Lunch starts at 11:00 at our hangar at the Lincoln Regional Airport. If you are not familiar with our hangar’s location, come to the airport and just follow the “EAA” signs.

The grill is hot from 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. when it shuts down, so come early. BBQ Lunch is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth 17 or under (yep, we changed the youth age range to 17 and under), and $25 for families.

And, for your convenience, we are now accepting credit and debit cards, plus other methods of electronic payment, for our meals, t-shirts, dues, and donations. Also, if you have not paid your chapter annual dues ($30 for single or family membership) we will accept payment for that also.

And, remember, we will have our two flight simulators up and running for young and old alike.

Future Young Eagle on the Chapter’s simulator

Our Program for February

Our program for February will be presented by EAA member Glenn Gordon, who comes to us from Cameron Park.

Glenn will speak on the Timber Tiger ST-L, a 95% scale Ryan ST-A replica that is offered as a homebuilt kit.

For those not quite familiar with beautiful and classic aircraft, the 1930s Ryan ST design is both of those things. Derivatives of the Ryan ST were built for the U.S. Army as PT-22 primary trainers during World War II and we have at least one PT-22 based here at Lincoln. The Timber Tiger ST-L kit is a 95% scale faithful reproduction of the Ryan ST as developed by Nick Pfannenstiel and his company, Timber Tiger, at Montrose, Colorado.

Our speaker, Glenn Gordon, was instrumental in the development of the ST-L kit with his Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills. He remains deeply involved in making the kit a success, moving beyond the CAD drawings to designing production tooling for molds, jigs, and fixtures. As an experienced pilot, he also flew the prototype ST-L to Oshkosh to put it on display at AirVenture. Gordon has a long history as a mechanical design engineer going back to the 1990s and is currently employed as a Thermal/Mechanical Engineer for a Rancho Cordova company.

Here is one example of what Glenn contributed to the project…and from these CAD drawings come the ability to accurately produce parts with computerized tooling.

Of course, Glenn is building one of the ST-L kits at Cameron Park. His admiration of the original Ryan ST is, after all, what brought him to the ST-L. Both Glenn’s website and the Timber Tiger website offer detailed information about this unique and attractive kit built airplane.

Glenn started his ST-L build in June 2022 and is planning on using the Rotax 912 ULS engine on the project. (As with any homebuilt aircraft, it will be done on Tuesday.) We look forward to what Glenn has to say about the ST-L, his project, and the Timber Tiger company.

Please join us on Saturday for some good food, hangar flying, and a great program.

Pancake Breakfast This Coming Saturday (February 10)

This coming Saturday, February 10, we will be having our Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the EAA hangar, S-12 at the Lincoln Regional Airport. If you are not familiar with the airport, navigate to Flight Line Drive and follow the “EAA” signs. All are welcome.

​We’ll be cooking pancakes, eggs, and other good stuff from 8:00 am to 9:30 am when the grill shuts down, so come early. Breakfast is  $10.00 per person, $5.00 per youth under 17 (yep, we changed the age range for youth), or $25.00 per family. We’ll also happily renew your chapter dues for 2024. Cost is $30 for individuals or families.

We’ll have both the free chapter flight simulators, our Sim 1 pod and our virtual reality simulator, up and running and attended to help you or your kids take flight. 

Please join us Saturday morning!

February IMC/VMC club online meeting Thursday Feb. 1 at 7 pm PST

Our IMC/VMC club meeting will be from 7 to 8 pm on Thursday, Feb. 1.  This online meeting will include two “What Would You Do?” scenarios for discussion.  The IMC scenario involves a takeoff where possible opposite direction traffic suddenly appears at the opposite end of the runway.  The VMC scenario involves flying soon after scuba diving.  Meeting participants will be asked to give their thoughts on these scenarios based on their own experience and judgment, and all are invited to participate.
To join the meeting, click the link below at 7 pm on Feb. 1: