Fly-out to Nancy’s Airport Cafe at Willows/Glenn airport on Saturday, April 29th

We are holding our first chapter fly-out of the year this coming Saturday, April 29. The participants will gather at 9:00 am at the Gazebo, at KLHM and depart en masse, for a fine brunch at Nancy’s Airport Cafe located at the Willows/Glenn County Airport (KWLW).
For those aircraft not able to carry extra passengers or you just want to meet at Nancy’s, please plan to arrive at Willows at about 10:00 am. As noted below, we are trying to match chapter members who don’t have access to an aircraft a chance to participate also, so we want any pilots who can carry passengers to meet at the KLHM Gazebo at 9 a.m.

Willows is 64 fun-filled air miles northwest of Lincoln.
We are also trying something new for this event. We are using SignUpGenius to see if this will help organize the fly-out. We are asking all who wish to participate to use this link to go to the sign up page, either as a pilot/plane or as a passenger. We’ll try to include as many non-pilot chapter members as possible as passengers…this will depend on how many pilot/planes participate and the ability to accommodate passengers. We are limiting the passenger sign-ups to just ten individuals. Please note that we cannot promise that we will be able to get all the passengers who sign-up on an airplane going to Willows.
This is the first organized chapter fly-out we’ve had post-COVID, so we are putting our toe in the water to determine the interest in this and future fly-outs. (As of right now, we are planning fly-outs for the five-Saturday months this year…that would be April, July, and September.)
Also, a word of warning: we are using the free version of SignUpGenius which is very advertisement-heavy. Verify what you are clicking on as you go through the signup process to ensure you are not actually clicking on an advertisement.
If this process works well, the chapter may spring for a paid, ad-less version of SignUpGenius.
Please email back to the chapter with any questions or concerns.
Scott Thompson
Chapter President

Saturday, April 22 BBQ Lunch Meeting: Aviation Author Nicholas A. Veronico Presenting

Mark Your Calendars!

For our Saturday, April 22, BBQ Lunch meeting, we are happy to welcome noted aviation author Nicholas A. Veronico to present a program on Wreckchasing.

Wreckchasing is researching, locating, and documenting aircraft crashes and crash sites that occurred before 1970. As the nation’s population expands, we are often encroaching upon historic aircraft crash sites. It is the job of the wreckchaser to respectfully locate and document these sites before they are scavenged by recyclers or built upon by developers. Wreckchasing is an avocation that combines meticulous research, detective work, and outdoor adventure.

Nicholas A. Veronico is the author of a number of aviation, military, and transportation books. He began looking for and documenting aircraft crash sites in the late 1980s, and in 1995 started the website His website’s message board has become an on-line community for those interested in researching and finding aircraft crash sites. Most recently, his research led to the City of San Carlos, California, commemorating the March 1945 crash of a Navy R4D that impacted less than a mile and a half of his home. Sixteen servicemen survived the incident while seven perished.


On May 28, 1944, his grand uncle was lost in the 390th Bomb Group’s B-17G “Decatur Deb.” Nothing was known by his family of the loss until Nick began to further research the air war, which led to his book Bloody Skies: U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II.


Nick will present on a number of aircraft crash sites, both civilian and military, that he has documented over the years. Nick will also have a few of his many books available for purchase including Wreckchasing 101,  PB4Y-2 Privateer, and Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.

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 kids 12 or under, and $25 for families.