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VAA Chapter 37

VAA Chapter 37 Calendar of Events
Event dates, times, topics and locations subject to change.
Updated 11/14/2018

January 2018

Wednesday
January 10

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 PM

Initial gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC and IMC clubs. Gatherings will include a VMC scenario and discussion followed by an IMC scenario and discussion. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 2 and Sweet Aviation.

Wednesday
January 24

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

Saturday
January 27

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 8 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

February 2018

Saturday
February 24

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 8 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

Wednesday
February 28

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

Lara Gaerte will brief us on what we can do to become the stop of the year during the Air Race Classic that we will help host in June during the GWB stop. We'll also get an update on plans for our participation in the GWB open house in July.

March 2018

Saturday
March 10

VAA Chapter 37 Banquet
St. James Restaurant - 6 PM

Annual VAA Chapter 37 banquet at the St. James restaurant in Avilla, IN. Our get-together is in the upstairs banquet room, beginning with cocktails at 6:00 PM. A cash bar will be available. Dinner begins at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday
March 14

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 PM

Bi-monthly gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC and IMC clubs. Gatherings will include a VMC scenario and discussion followed by an IMC scenario and discussion. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 2 and Sweet Aviation.

Saturday
March 24

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 8 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

Wednesday
March 28

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

April 2018

Saturday
April 14

Airport Equipment Cleanup Day
Vintage Clubhouse - 9 AM to 1 PM

** POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 29 DUE TO WEATHER **
We need as much help as possible for our chapter airport equipment clean up event. This event is part of our lease agreement with the airport. Your support is a direct credit to our chapter in more ways than one!

Wednesday
April 25

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

Saturday
April 28

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

Sunday
April 29

Airport Equipment Cleanup Day
Vintage Clubhouse - 12 PM to 4 PM

We need as much help as possible for our chapter airport equipment clean up event. This event is part of our lease agreement with the airport. Your support is a direct credit to our chapter in more ways than one!

May 2018

Saturday
May 5

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Wednesday
May 9

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 PM

Bi-monthly gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC and IMC clubs. Gatherings will include a VMC scenario and discussion followed by an IMC scenario and discussion. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 2 and Sweet Aviation.

Saturday
May 12

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Wednesday
May 23

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

This meeting will feature a field trip to visit Airframe Components by Williams in Kendallville, IN. The plan is that we will meet at our Hangar at GWB at 7pm sharp on Wednesday, and will then carpool/caravan to Airframe Components. The address for Airframe Components is 9838 N 1100 E, Kendallville, IN, 46755.

Saturday
May 26

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

June 2018

Saturday
June 2

Field Trip to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo
Air Zoo

Whether we fly up or drive up, we’ll plan on arriving at the museum at 10:00 AM. We may not necessarily all be together on arrival but we’ll plan on getting together at the Kitty Hawk Cafe at noon for lunch. Departure will be at each vehicle’s convenience. They do have ramp parking adjacent to the museum available for fly-ins.

Saturday
June 9

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Saturday
June 16

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Saturday
June 23

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

Wednesday
June 27

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

The June chapter meeting will start with a carry-in cookout at the clubhouse. We'll gather at 5:30 PM, eat at 6:00 PM with the meeting following at 7 PM. The chapter will provide the meat and the grill. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert.

July 2018

Wednesday
July 11

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 PM

Bi-monthly gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC and IMC clubs. Gatherings will include a VMC scenario and discussion followed by an IMC scenario and discussion. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 2 and Sweet Aviation.

Saturday
July 14

DeKalb Co. Airport Open House & Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse - 9 AM to 1 PM

Monday
July 23
-
Sunday
July 29

Oshkosh 2018

August 2018

Saturday
August 11

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Sunday
August 12

Husted Pancake Breakfast Fly-in
Husted Field in Hicksville, OH - 8 AM to 10 AM

This is a fly-in/drive-in event at Husted Field which features a 3000 foot grass runway just north of Hicksville, OH. Directions will be in the August newsletter. We thank Dean Husted and his family for inviting us to their home for this great event!

Wednesday
August 22

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

Join us at the clubhouse for our August chapter meeting!

Saturday
August 25

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

Saturday
August 25

VAA 37 Young Eagles Rally
Vintage Clubhouse - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

September 2018

Sunday
September 2

Biplane Rides
Vintage Clubhouse - 9 AM to 8 PM

A 1930 D-25 New Standard biplane will be at the DeKalb County Airport. This rare airplane will be available for rides throughout the day. Cost is $80 per person and $60 for kids 12 and under.

Saturday
September 8

EAA 2 Young Eagles Rally
Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport - 9 AM to 1 PM

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 2. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weather permitting).

Wednesday
September 12

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 PM

Bi-monthly gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC and IMC clubs. Gatherings will include a VMC scenario and discussion followed by an IMC scenario and discussion. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 2 and Sweet Aviation.

Saturday
September 22

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

Wednesday
September 26

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

Join us at the clubhouse for our September chapter meeting!

October 2018

Saturday
October 6

Husted Fall Fly-in
Husted Field in Hicksville, OH - 12 PM to 4 PM

This event will be held in the woods at the north end of the runway. Feel free to bring a dish to share and a lawn chair is also recommended. Hot dogs and brats will be provided. Husted Field features a 3000 foot grass runway just north of Hicksville, OH. We thank the Husted family for inviting us to their home for another great fly-in!

Sunday
October 21

VAA Chapter 37 Chili Fest
Vintage Clubhouse - 12:30 PM

Join us for the annual VAA Chapter 37 Chili Fest! Chili with all the fixing will be provided. Please bring a side dish or desert to share. We'll gather at 12:30 PM and eat at 1 PM.

Wednesday
October 24

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

Join us at the clubhouse for our October chapter meeting!

Saturday
October 27

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 8 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

November 2018

Monday
November 5

US Air Mail 100th Anniversary Celebration
Hangar 2 at Smith Field - 10 AM to 11 AM

Join us at Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport for a celebration of the 100 year anniversary of United States Airmail Service!

Master of Ceremonies Eric Olson, TV Channel 21 reporter.

Guest Speakers:

Kathryn Harris
Post Master Fort Wayne, IN.
Tom Kelley
Business owner
Morton Marcus
Director emeritus IN Business Research Center Kelley School of Business

Participants will also include "Friends of Smith Field DBA the National Airmail Museum," the non-profit group working to establish the historic hangar as the National Airmail Museum. The program will include recognition of the important contributions made by early aviation pioneers and the significance of Smith Field's Hangar 2 in the history of the air mail service.

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

The history of the early air mail service is a great story that is seldom told. Come be a part of this celebration and recognition of a significant piece of history in this historic hangar!

Wednesday
November 14

VMC/IMC Club Gathering
Sweet Aviation - 6 PM

Bi-monthly gathering of the Fort Wayne area VMC and IMC clubs. Gatherings will include a VMC scenario and discussion followed by an IMC scenario and discussion. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 2 and Sweet Aviation.

This month:
IMC Club - Would you like some ice with that? (Stuck above the clouds with ice on the wings and in the clouds below... can't climb any more and tops keep raising)
VMC Club - Power over Rhode Island (Throttle comes loose and engine keeps increasing RPM)

Saturday
November 17

Airport Equipment Cleanup Day
Vintage Clubhouse - 10 AM to 1 PM

We need as much help as possible for our chapter airport equipment clean up event. This event is part of our lease agreement with the airport. Your support is a direct credit to our chapter in more ways than one!

Due to the cold weather, we are moving our point of operation into the old heated Parkview Hangar, which is the first hangar west of the FBO/Airport Offices. We can park in the lot next to that hangar.

When the cleanup is done, we will head on back to our Clubhouse/Hangar A for a warm lunch.

Saturday
November 24

Breakfast at the Hangar
Vintage Clubhouse - 8 AM to 11 AM

Eggs - Pancakes - Sausage - Toast - Fruit - Juice - Coffee
Price is "by donation" to VAA 37.

Wednesday
November 28

VAA Chapter 37 Meeting
Vintage Clubhouse - 7 PM

Join us at the clubhouse for our November chapter meeting!

December 2018

Saturday
December 15

VAA 37 Christmas Party
Vintage Clubhouse - 5:30 PM

The chapter supplies meat and drinks. Carry in potluck for sides and desert.

The standard day and time for VAA Chapter 37 meetings is the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Vintage 37 Clubhouse (Gate 7 - Hangar A) at the Dekalb Co. Airport (KGWB) in Auburn, IN. However, there are instances when meetings are not held in lieu of other events. Be sure to check the current Newsletter or the calendar each month for that month's actual meeting time and location!

Thank you to all who attended our Young Eagles rallies this year! We'll see you in 2019!
Next Breakfast at the Hangar: November 24, 2018
8 AM to 11 AM.

Find us at:
VAA Chapter 37 - Hangar A
2710 County Road 60
Auburn, IN 46706