Saturday October 7, 2017, 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Refreshments 5:30 pm
Hors d’oeuvre’s at 6:00 pm
Pizza at 9:30 pm
EAA Chapter 838 Batten International Airport
3333 N. Green Bay Rd. Racine, Wisconsin
Tickets: Daryl 414-333-4228 or email@example.com
Sponsor a table of six people: $400
Buy your tickets online here!
A special day for John H Batten International Airport as the Congressional Gold Medal will be awarded to the grandson of John H. Batten and the son of John S Rowland. Both of served at Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrol Base 6, St. Simons Island, Georgia in 1942.
On January 3, 2014 both Houses of Congress, by a 526 to 9 vote, approved recognition of the 250,000 civilian volunteers, especially the 4600 pilots, who volunteered in World War II. Sixty five members, including fifty nine pilots made the ultimate sacrifice. CAP sunk two German U-boats! One of the attack planes was the “mighty” Stinson 10A armed with a 100 lb. bomb. The other plane was a Grumman Widgeon armed with two 350 lb. depth charges. Fifty-seven U-boats were attacked and chased away from our shores, and 173 U-boats spotted; the military credits CAP with an assist in destroying some of them.
Flying a Stinson 10A 40 miles off the coast of Georgia, John Batten and John Rowland spotted a U-boat and dropped smoke and alerted the Navy, but before the Navy bomber arrived, the U-boat escaped.
Thanks to the Chapter for offering the museum as a perfect place to recognize these men. These men were instrumental in supporting CAP, EAA, and this airport. Chapter members are welcome to attend. Assisting CAP volunteers in setting up that morning is appreciated.
Especially in light aircraft, flying after dark comes with real trade-offs. Smooth air, better
performance, and stunning views are great—but they’re offset by trickier landings, invisible
terrain, and limited emergency options. So what’s the key to staying safe after sundown?
ASI’s new seminar looks at night flying from a risk management perspective. Using decades
of accident data, we identify common problems and recommend the best ways to avoid them.
Along the way, we talk about:
• Requirements for pilots and aircraft
• Unique flight planning considerations
• Why all nights are not created equal
• Things that can take you by surprise
Join AOPA as they make this presentation in our wonderful museum on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm.
Nontowered Case Studies: What Went Wrong?
Flying at nontowered fields is a balancing act. Especially on busy days, it demands concentration, communication, sharp eyes, solid stick-and-rudder skills, and the ability to improvise at a moment’s notice. Sometimes the margin for error can be very slim.
With that in mind, ASI’s new seminar turns a spotlight on real-life accidents in the nontowered environment. Together with our expert presenters, you’ll play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out what went wrong, and why.
May 17, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Go to www.aopa.org for registration details.