The forecast calls for more snow, and our annual Groundhog Chili Ski Fly-In is scheduled for next Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brodhead Airport.
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.
Please note, there is currently no 100LL available at Brodhead Airport, but Mogas is still available.
We have too much inventory of the past three years’ EAA Chapter 431/Brodhead Airport T-Shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies so we have slashed prices. Great Christmas presents for the airplane nut in your life.
CFI Evan Krueger of Madison will conduct a Rusty Pilot Seminar on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the EAA Chapter 431 hangar at Brodhead Airport. The seminar will also show how new students can create an FAA IACRA account and receive their student pilots license.
Human Factors Doctor Hannah Silber will also present on human factors and how they relate to aircraft accidents.
Attention all current chapter members, new doors have been installed on the main chapter building, which includes new locks and keys. Stay tuned for information on how to get a replacement key for the chapter building.
A reminder to all EAA Chapter 431 members that our annual chapter picnic is Sunday, September 23rd at 12:00 noon. We have a fair amount of food left over from the MAAC fly-in so this year only, do not bring a dish to pass except dessert.
Also the same day, the Alzhemier’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is sponsoring the 5th Annual Tractor Drive and Ride which will be based at the Kelch Aviation Museum this year. Chapter members can take a tractor ride around the area for a small fee.
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.