Thanks to everybody who braved the crummy weather and helped take down dead trees and plant new ones.
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.
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.