Pancake Breakfast and Airport User’s Meeting This Coming Saturday (January 13)

This coming Saturday, January 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.

​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 child under 12, 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. 

Airport User’s Meeting

Also on Saturday, January 13, our chapter will host an Airport User’s Meeting immediately after the pancake breakfast. Beginning at 10 am, the meeting will provide an opportunity for representatives from the City of Lincoln to present information about the current status of the airport and future plans, and also provide an open forum for users to ask questions and give input to the city, our airport operator.

Representatives from the city are expected to be:

  • Sean Scully-City Manager
  • Matthew Medill-Public Works Director
  • Scott Boynton-Maintenance Services Manager
  • Rich Spinale-Sr. Airport Maintenance Worker II
  • Roland Neufeld-Senior Engineer.

The planned agenda includes:

  • Introductions
  • Greeting from City Manager
  • Housekeeping (Code Enforcement Inspection Checklist)
  • Capital Improvement Plan Update
  • Fuel Truck Updates
  • Tee Hanger Development Update
  • Open Forum  

The meeting is open to all airport users and interested parties. Please forward this email to interested non-members and spread the word about the meeting. This is an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and provide input.

January IMC/VMC club online meeting Thursday Jan. 4, 2024

The IMC/VMC club meeting for January will be held Thursday, January 4th beginning at 7 pm Pacific time.  The program will include discussion of two “What Would You Do?” video scenarios.  The VMC scenario involves a flight to a remote airport in the desert east of San Diego, where you bounce twice trying to land and are unsure of what to do next. The IMC scenario involves an IFR training flight where communications become garbled at a critical time.
The link to join this meeting at 7 pm is included below, and all are invited to participate and share their knowledge and experience.
Safe flying in 2024!

Pancake Breakfast This Coming Saturday (December 9)

This coming Saturday, 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 child under 12, or $25.00 per family. We’ll also happily renew your chapter dues for 2024. Cost is $30 for individuals or families.

Tickets for the Holiday Party on the following Wednesday, December 13, will be available for purchase at the breakfast. (Update: Tickets are no longer available.) Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for kids under 12.  Tickets are also available online anytime at this dedicated page at our website, but only through Saturday, December 9.

The chapter board of directors will hold its monthly meeting immediately after the pancake breakfast…at 10:00 am. All chapter members are welcome to attend the board meeting.

Pancake Breakfast on Saturday (November 11)

We will be having our Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in 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.

Saturday is an important day…it is Veteran’s Day and our chapter salutes all the many U.S. military veterans in our chapter and among our family and friends by offering a free breakfast to all veterans who attend.

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  free to veterans, and is otherwise $10.00 per person, $5.00 per child under 12, or $25.00 per family.

Something new: our chapter is now accepting payment via credit or debit cards, and also Venmo and PayPal.

Tickets for the Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 13, will be available at the payment table. They are also available at this dedicated webpage.

Our chapter Board of Directors will be having its monthly meeting directly after the pancake breakfast, so you are welcome to stick around for that also.

Come on out and enjoy some good food and hangar flying too.

Holiday Party Tickets Available for Purchase

Yes, the holiday season is officially upon us, so the EAA Chapter 1541 2023 Holiday Party is set for Wednesday, December 13 at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse in Roseville. Tickets are for sale at this special page on our chapter website. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for kids under the age of twelve. For our dinner, we’ll have an entree and four offerings of BJ’s deep dish pizza, plus salad and non-alcoholic beverages served in buffet style. There will be a no-host bar available also.

image.pngThe party will offer a raffle with prizes to include a breakfast or lunch for four at Wings Grill at the Auburn Airport, special aviation books, gift certificates for local merchants, pilot supplies, and much more. All proceeds from the raffle benefit our chapter’s youth scholarship fund.

Plan to spend the evening of December 13 with chapter members, family, and friends at our special 2023 Holiday Party.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time; they will not be available at the door of the event. The firm deadline for ticket purchase is Saturday, December 9. They will also be available in-person at the December 9th Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast.

Tickets purchased online will be “will-call” by name at the door.

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Saturday, October 28 BBQ Lunch and Program: Scrapping Our World War II Air Force

For our Saturday, October 28, BBQ Lunch meeting, Scott Thompson will present on a widely-known but less-understood topic: Scrapping Our World War II Air Force.

(This program was originally scheduled for July 22 but that meeting was cancelled due to summer heat.)

Rows of aircraft engines removed from surplus bombers at the Kingman boneyard

Almost everyone has seen pictures of the endless rows of surplus warplanes gathered at remote desert fields after the end of World War II. Why were these bombers and fighters seemingly abandoned? What happened to them? Did we just scrap them and turn them into pots and pans? This presentation provides the details of what we did with a massive air force no longer needed.

War weary B-17's at Kingman AZ, waiting to be destroyed : r/WWIIplanes

Scott Thompson is the author of several books and numerous articles on different aspects of American aviation history. He has specialized in the post-war civilian use of World War II aircraft and thus has extensively researched the process of how the U.S. disposed of surplus warplanes. He maintains an historical aviation website at aerovintage.com.
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 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. Please join us on Saturday.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawks stacked on their noses to save space at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas after World War II

IMC/VMC club online meeting Thurs. October 5 at 7 pm PDT

Our online IMC/VMC club meeting for the month of October will be held this coming Thursday beginning at 7 pm PDT. 
This interactive educational event will feature two “What Would You Do?” video scenarios.  The IMC scenario will involve an IFR approach where, after breaking out from a 700 foot overcast on final approach, one of the gear legs of your retractable single is not down and locked.  The VMC scenario involves a takeoff from Leadville, Colorado in a Cherokee 180 where you get distracted and your plan to make a go-no go decision based on actual takeoff performance goes awry.
 
All participants are invited to share their experience and decision making in these situations of unexpected challenges.
 
In order to access this event, clicking the link below at 7 PM PDT on Thursday, October 5th:

Fly safe!

September 23: Saturday BBQ Lunch and Program

This coming Saturday, September 23, EAA Chapter 1541 will be having its 4th Saturday BBQ Lunch and Program at the EAA Hangar.

This month, our program will celebrate the successes of our youth scholarship and sponsorship programs for this year. Specifically, our 2022-2023 Ray Scholar, Anthony Moreno, has completed his private pilot training. Our current Ray Scholar, Danielle Hanes, is well into her training for her private pilot certification. We also sponsored two of our chapter’s young people, Sam Mach and Prahlad  Iyengar, to attend the EAA Air Academy summer camp this past summer. We have asked all four to come and present their experiences through these programs.

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And, we also want to provide a few of our chapter members with an opportunity to share some of their own experiences from AirVenture at Oshkosh this past July. We had a good group of guys and gals make the trip east, either by the easy pain-in-the-neck way or the hard, fun way (your experience may have varied). So, if you were one of those and would like to share a few minutes of your experiences, come prepared.

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So, for both our young presenters and our Oshkosh travelers…we will have our chapter computer hooked up to our screen and audio system…bring your thumb drive to project a Powerpoint or images, or bring your own HDMI-connection-capable computer and plug it on in. We’ll ask the presenters to come to the front and use a microphone so all can hear.

We’ll have a brief business meeting at 11:45 with the presentations and programs to begin at 12:00.

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.

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.

Please join us on Saturday.

This Coming Saturday: Breakfast at the Hangar

A reminder to all that we will be holding our Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast this coming Saturday (September 9) from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. Except there won’t be any pancakes this time around. Instead: Breakfast Burritos…yes, you read right. Breakfast burritos! Plus sausage and the other good fixings that go along with breakfast. Why breakfast burritos, you might ask? Well, we are using up some of our egg stock from the very successful Open House Pancake Breakfast. Waste not, want not, etc.
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We’ll be cooking from 8:00 am to 9:30 am when the grill shuts down, so come early. Breakfast will be $10.00 per person, $5.00 per young person 12 and under, or $25.00 per family.
Something new: our chapter is now accepting payment via credit or debit cards, and also Venmo and PayPal.

September IMC/VMC club online meeting Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. PDT

Our September 2023 IMC/VMC club meeting will be held online via Zoom from 7-8 pm PDT on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

This interactive educational event will feature two “What Would You Do?” video scenarios.  The IMC scenario will involve an IFR approach where ATC issues a revised landing clearance that you are not sure whether to accept, even though it would be simpler to do so than doing a missed approach.  The VMC scenario involves a long solo cross country flight where you begin to feel ill enroute.

All participants are invited to share their experience and decision making in these situations of unexpected challenges.