Small Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) Seminar April 10

Drones and You

A free seminar on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or Drones will be held at the Brodhead Airport on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Craig Czerwinski, FAA Safety Team Member and leader of Gateway Technical College’s sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft System) Program will discuss drone safety tips and the options for flying your drone safely and legally as a hobbyist under the Special Rules for Model Aircraft (Section 336) as well as commercially as a remote pilot under the FAA’s Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107). He will also discuss sUAS registration requirements, the B4UFLY app, and answer your questions. There will also be a display of several sUAS/Drones for the attendees to look at.

This seminar is free and open to the public. All attendees are asked to register in advance at the link below or by calling 608-897-1175.

Private Pilot Ground School Offered

EAA Chapter 431 in Brodhead is sponsoring a Private Pilot Ground School course for those interested in taking the FAA knowledge test toward a Private Pilot license.

The 13-week course will be taught by Dr. Hannah Silber and will meet Monday evenings for three hours, beginning in May. Course cost is expected to be $100.

For more information or to register, contact EAA Chapter 431 at 608-897-1175 or

Groundhog Chili Ski Fly-In is February 2nd

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.

2019 Brodhead Airport Calendars

The latest edition of our popular 12-month Brodhead Airport/EAA Chapter 431 calendar is about to go to print. Order now for shipping in a week, plenty of time for Christmas. $15 plus shipping.

All photos on the calendar were taken at or near (or on the way to) Brodhead Airport within the last year.

Rusty Pilot Seminar – October 20

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.

This seminar is open to the public for $25 and is free to EAA Chapter 431 members. (You can join Chapter 431 here.) 

Register for the seminar on the Buy Now button below or e-mail and bring payment the day of the seminar.

2018 Chapter Picnic

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.