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August 16, 2015

 

Member Dave Wiglesworth's beautiful Kitfox Lite is one of the coolest little airplanes you could ever have the pleasure of flying. Responsive, lite, easy to fly, and just down right fun. Well, gusty winds and a hard landing broke baby's paw reciently, but Dave is not...

August 16, 2015

The beautiful scale T-28 Trojan model built by our late friend and member John Ostmeyer (Johnny O's dad) was donated to the club by his family, and had been on display in the chapter hangar for some time.  But it finally got hung up in the place of honor that it deserv...

June 29, 2015

 

Ron Sipple flew his new 170A to Joplin MO on Sunday 6/28 to pick up a sweet mom dog and 12 cute puppies.  Ron's flight with the dogs was the 3rd leg of their journey from Mesquite TX to Iowa City. Their fate in TX was pretty grim so this trip was a life saver for the...

June 28, 2015

 

This years installment of our chapter's vintage fly-in may well be the best we ever had!  Not only in terms of money that the chapter took in for our goals, but in almost any terms you want to look at.   We had somewhere around 55 aircraft on the field, we fed approxi...

June 13, 2015

 

 

Few of you may know that Charlie Radford  (past 868, new 16 member) has been working with Carl Maline for the past several years building an Eindecker replica.  Well, his efforts finally paid off this Friday at Hoelting Field in KCK when the Eindecker took to the air...

June 1, 2015

Work on both the Aeronca Champ and the Wag-a-bond has been moving rather briskly!  With about 6-12 members each Thursday night work session, we are getting quite a bit done.  Thanks to all the members that come and give their time on these projects.

June 1, 2015

Ron Sipple (chapter internet dude) has been building a Sonex for a while now, but wanted something he could fly NOW!  So when he found out I was selling my beloved Cessna 170A, he decided that may a "classic" bird was what he needed to fill that void.  So a deal was st...

May 2, 2015

 

The latest in a long line of award winners coming out of the Gardner gang is Bob Mika's Sonex "Katie".  At Sun & Fun 2015 Bob was recognized with a "Best Low Wing Homebuilt" award.  He now joins the likes of John Swander, Mike Foot, Cam Blazer, Ken Perkins, Jerry Gipp...

March 3, 2015

 

Dr.Wade Robbinett was kind enough to donate a bunch of aircraft parts, as well as a project airframe he had been working on for years.  A wag-a-bond project that is 95% complete and pretty much just needs assembly and some minor fabrication to get it flying.  Our plan...

November 9, 2013

Our By-laws require that new officers be elected every 2 years in the November prior to the end of the 2 yr term. In plain english....elections were at our November 8th meeting.  Motions were made and duly seconded and voted on by the members present.  Your new Officer...

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