Lunch program on Saturday, January 28th 11:00 am to 1 pm

Our January Saturday BBQ Lunch Program on January 28 will dive into the ups and downs of flying in Europe, particularly Italy and Switzerland. Our presenter is chapter member Dave Magaw, an experienced pilot and builder based right here at Lincoln. He will talk about his experiences flying in Europe for the last nine years, and particularly in the last 4-5 years. Dave will cover some of the differences between flying in Europe compared to the USA, the airspace differences and some of the differences in the rules and regulations for flying. His experiences are only those of flying small private planes for fun and educational purposes (but mostly for fun and food), but he has pictures!

As a bit of background, Dave is 70 years old and received a U.S. pilot certificate in 1999. He received a European PPL in 2021 and an Italian Advanced Ultralight License in early 2022. He has logged in excess of 2,100 hours of flight time, about ¾ of which is in taildraggers. He towed gliders, mostly from the Byron Airport, though he retired from doing that in 2021. He flies Experimental and Light Sport aircraft, which are called Ultralights in Europe. His hangar at Lincoln holds his Pitts S1C and modified tailwheel Cessna 172, both of which he flies often.

Dave Magaw at a big European airshow at Friedrichshafen, Germany.
This is not Dave’s airplane.

Dave gets to Europe for a good part of every year and is part of a Swiss group doing a full rebuild of a Pitts S1C in Switzerland. He owns and files at Groppo Trail (advanced ultralight) based in Italy. His past U.S. projects include rebuilding a Thorpe T-18, building a Wittman Tailwind, and completing a half-built RV-4 project. He is a tool guy and, with his experience and background, has helped many in the Lincoln airport community with advice, knowledge, and hardware.

The BBQ Lunch will start at 11:00 a.m. with good food and hangar flying. We’ll have a short business meeting at about 11:45, and then Dave will present at 12:00. If you are going to attend the BBQ Lunch, please arrive at 11:00 as we will only be cooking and serving food until 11:45, with the program to start promptly at noon. Cost for our full BBQ Lunch is $8.00 for adults, $5 for kids and $20 for a family.

EAA Homebuilders Week begins January 23rd

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So You Want To Build An Airplane?

Are you building an airplane? Or maybe you are just wondering what is involved. In any case,you should be aware of the upcoming EAA Homebuilders Week running next week, from Monday, January 23, through Friday, January 27. This is a no-cost, no threat opportunity to view some online presentations that cover the gamut of building your own airplane. Each of the five days has six events scheduled throughout the day that you can attend online. But…be aware that registration is required and space is limited. More information can be found here:
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Saturday January 14 Pancake Breakfast no, but Coffee and Donuts yes!

Due to the rain and wind in the forecast for Saturday morning, we have decided to cancel the scheduled Pancake Breakfast that was to begin at 8:00 a.m.

But not to worry. For those dedicated enough to brave some IMC weather, we are still going to open the hangar and offer some hot coffee and donuts, plus the chance to do a bit of hangar flying. So please don’t let the weather deter you…come on out at 8:00 a.m. and enjoy some hangar-flying type touch and go’s.
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And, Saturday morning offers a great chance to pay your 2023 chapter dues. Single and Family memberships are $30 for the year. These dues make the chapter work…we do have expenses that have to be met so if you have not yet done so, please bring your checkbook or cash on Saturday. You can also pay with a credit or debit card through PayPal by clicking here.
We do offer a Gold Membership for those who want to go a bit further to support the chapter goals. You get some special perks along with the Gold Membership. The annual dues for Gold Membership are $300.
Also of note: the monthly chapter Board of Directors meeting will still be held on Saturday morning in the hangar. We’ve moved the start time to 9:30 a.m. and expect about a 90-minute meeting. This is the first meeting of the 2023-2024 board and we’ll be discussing goals and schedules for the coming year. All chapter members are welcome to attend.

We hope to see you Saturday.

Scott Thompson
Chapter President

Pancake Breakfast, Saturday January 14th — we hope

Our first pancake breakfast of 2023 is on the calendar for this coming Saturday, January 14th from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the EAA hangar, S-12 at Lincoln Regional Airport.  It may or may not be another stormy morning, so in the best traditions of aviation we will make a go/no go decision when the forecasts become more certain towards the end of the week.  It would be great to be able to get together for breakfast and have an opportunity to chew and chat, so pencil it on your calendar and we will hope for a pleasant break in our current wet weather parade.
Happy aviating in 2023!

January online IMC/VMC club meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5th at 7 pm

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Happy New Year from EAA chapter 1541!  Our educational programs for 2023 begin this coming Thursday, January 5th at 7 pm Pacific time, with our January IMC/VMC club online meeting.
The program will have two “What Would You Do?” scenarios.  The IMC scenario involves the final segment of an instrument approach in low visibility conditions where a potential conflict arises with a VFR pilot in the pattern.  The VFR scenario involves having a passenger who is suddenly in pain.
FAA Wings safety program credits are available for this event by registering here.
Happy and safe flying in 2023!

Pancake plans foiled by December weather

As the weather forecasts have become more definite, it looks like the combination of high winds, cold temperatures and heavy rain will be more than we can overcome for having a food service gathering in our EAA hangar.  So, with best wishes to stay warm and dry wherever you may be, we will not be holding our usual pancake breakfast on Saturday, December 10th.

Happy holidays from EAA 1541!

Pancakes and Party tix

Join us for a ‘light breakfast’ of pancakes, sausage, OJ and coffee this Saturday December 10th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the EAA hangar, S-12 at KLHM.  For the “eggless” version of our EAA breakfast the suggested donation is $5 per person or $20 for families.  Although the weather doesn’t look like it will allow us to offer Young Eagle rides, we will have our flight simulators running, which can always be set for sunny skies!
Also, a reminder that December 7th is the last day to purchase tickets for our 2022 Holiday Party, which starts at  6pm on Thursday, December 15th at Cattlemens restaurant in Roseville.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Happy Holidays from EAA 1541!

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December is here. Time to party!

It is now just two weeks till our 2022 chapter Holiday Party, and the restaurant needs our attendance count (and payment) by December the 8th.
After three long years since our last chapter Holiday Party, we hope you’ll be able to join us for the 2022 edition on Thursday, December 15th beginning at 6 pm.  The event will include:
  • A sit-down dinner of your choice of New York steak, Teriyaki Chicken, or Ravioli Pasta, with side dishes, and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • A no-host bar made available by Cattlemen’s.
  • Raffle prizes
  • A silent auction of donated aviation-related items.  (If you have something to donate for the auction, please drop it off at the EAA hangar, S-12 at KLHM, or at the check-in table at our December 10th pancake breakfast.)
  • A year-in-review program with
    • Presentation of chapter service awards
    • A video collage of events and milestones of 2022
For more information and to purchase tickets online, click here.
We are looking forward to an evening of good food, fun, and fellowship.
Happy Holidays from EAA chapter 1541!

Online December IMC/VMC club on Thursday, December 1st.

Our IMC/VMC club for December will be from 7 – 8 pm on Thursday, December 1st.  The special topic will be how to make an emergency descent without overspeeding the aircraft.  Our “What Would You Do?” scenario involves an encounter with pilots who pride themselves on their anti-authority attitude.
This event is eligible for FAA Wings program safety credit, by registering here.
All pilots are invited to participate.  The Zoom link to join the session will be sent 24 hours prior.
Fly safe!