Community Pancake Breakfast is Sunday May 20

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.

Weeks Hangar Work Day Photos

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.

Groundhog Chili Ski Fly-In – Saturday Feb. 3

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.

Visit to EAA Aviation Museum

On Saturday, January 6, Chapter 431 members took a nice bus trip to the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh. We enjoyed a guided tour of the museum itself and special access to the Weeks Hangar to check out the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast”, which was undergoing its annual inspection. We also got to go through the B-25 “Berlin Express.”

One of the special parts of the trip was our own Jeanne Scholes being interviewed by EAA for their “Timeless Voices” series. We can’t wait to see the final video.

Chapter 431 members getting briefed by tour guides Bob Havens and Lorraine.

Jeanne Scholes interviewed by Chris Henry for Timeless Voices.

In the Weeks Hangar with Gerard, one of the mechanics.

Chapter 431 members getting briefed by John Egan, Director of Chapters.

Group photo of Chapter 431 members in front of Aluminum Overcast.

Tour bus by the Beacon Tower

2018 Calendar Ready for Order

Our annual 12-month EAA Chapter 431/Brodhead Airport calendar for 2018 is ready for shipment. Order yours now for delivery before the holidays.

The calendars once again feature twelve awesome photographs carefully selected by our calendar committee from hundreds of submissions. Each month has several smaller photos as well as important dates to remember for fly-ins and airport activities.

Young Eagles with Monroe Optimists

On Saturday, September 23rd, EAA Chapter 431 partnered with the Monroe Optimists Clubs to hold a Young Eagles Rally at the Monroe Airport (KEFT). It was a big success, with 88 kids flown and 15 more to give in the coming weeks.

Thank you to all who volunteered and stuck it out in the hot weather. Thank You EAA Chapter 431 volunteers and pilots for all your dedication to this event. We were a busy bunch! Thank you Monroe Morning Optimists for all your support and enthusiasm. You really made this thing hum along! Thanks Monroe Fire and Police Departments, Green County EMS and Sheriff’s Departments for being there. Thank you Monroe Noon Optimists for the food stand and Monroe Junior Optimists for the treats. It feels great working together on a great mission! Last flight was around 4:00 p.m. (Thanks Dan Wegmueller!)

2017 MAAC “Grassroots” Information Page

It’s that time of year again, time to make plans to attend the 2017 Midwest Antique Airplane Club’s “Grassroots” Fly-In at Brodhead Airport. EAA Chapter 431 is host for this event, now in its 37th year (or so).

All attendees please read the Information Page linked below. It contains useful information on flying, driving and camping on the field. Even if you have attended in the past, please take the time to read this:

2017 MAAC Grassroots Fly-In Information

As always, the MAAC Grassroots Fly-In is a private event. You must be a member of MAAC, EAA Chapter 431 or a shareholder at Brodhead Airport to attend. ***Everyone is welcome to attend this Fly-in event and sign up and become an EAA Chapter 431 or MAAC member when you arrive***