The annual Midwest Antique Airplane Club’s “Grassroots” fly-in is once again upon us. For those attending, please take the time to read this year’s updated information page linked below. There are some changes from previous years and it always helps to keep everybody safe and operating on the same wavelength.
The latest version of the EAA Chapter 431/Brodhead Airport shirts are in and ready to ship.
This year’s design features member Greg Heckman’s 1928 Lincoln-Page LP-3, which was recently restored and flown for the first time in 89 years.
T-Shirts are $15, sweatshirts are $20 and hoodies are $25. Order online HERE or pick one up at the next chapter event.
As of Monday, July 16, Brodhead Airport is dry and in good condition. Runways, camping and parking areas have been mowed and most everything is ready for the Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion.
The mosquito population is also quite healthy. Bring your bug spray!
Levi Eastlick of WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics will present “Proficiency and using the new ACS” before the regular chapter meeting on July 3rd. The presentation starts at 6:00 p.m.
Read more about it here:
For those planning on attending the annual Pietenpol Fly-In July 19-22, please take a minute to read our annual Information Page linked below. For both first-timers and 40-plus-timers, it has updated information that you will find useful.
Please note the Hatz Biplane Association is holding their annual fly-in at Wausau (Wis.) Downtown Airport to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hatz Biplane. They will be back at Brodhead in 2019.
EAA Chapter 431 is hosting an FAA Tailwheel Workshop on Saturday, June 2. Details and sign up form at the FAA link below. Chapter members who want to help out with food service and set-up, please stop out to the airport on the 2nd.
Spring weather in southern Wisconsin can only mean one thing; its time for EAA Chapter 431’s annual Community Pancake Breakfast. Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 20 from 7:00 a.m. to noon at Brodhead Airport.
All you can eat pancakes are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids under 10. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, two sausages and choice of beverage.
Kids age 8-17 can take a Young Eagles airplane ride and the everybody can watch the airplanes land on our grass runways.
Rockford’s REACT medical helicopter will be flying in mid-morning and be open for display, weather a duty permitting.
Brodhead Airport and EAA Chapter 431 are featured in this month’s EAA Chapter video!
This is normally a “members only” publication but we received permission from EAA to post the Brodhead segment here.
Thanks to everybody at EAA in Oshkosh.
This post is a bit late, but we wanted to share some photos from the March 10 work day at the EAA Weeks Hangar in Oshkosh. Chapter 431 members were invited to spend a day volunteering with the EAA shop crew so 12 members signed up.
The crew was housed in the EAA Lodge on Friday evening, then spent all day Saturday working on the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” and the B-25 Berlin Express”. Everyone reports it was a great time doing actual work on these WWII classics that will tour the country this year.
UPDATE: Field Condition Report – As of Friday afternoon, the airport was dry and frozen with no snow and patchy ice.
Our annual Groundhog Chili Ski Fly-In is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brodhead Airport. The event will be held regardless of weather or field conditions.
As always, fly in, drive in or walk in for a mid-winter break and join us for some winter flying. Chili and all the fixins’ will be available in the Chapter Building for a free-will donation.
Chapter 431 has long hosted an annual skiplane fly-in in the middle of the long, cold Wisconsin winters to get local pilots out of their hibernation and join us for some homemade chili and hangar flying, and for those properly dressed, some chatting and commiseration around the fire pit. The event usually falls around Groundhog Day, so the name has sort of stuck.
Pilots, be advised the airport has had standing water on the runways for the past week. A field condition report will be posted here. Please check before landing.