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.
Our Fall Pancake Breakfast will be at the Chapter Building on September 9th & 10th. Our Master Chefs will again be operating our amazing rotating pancake cooker, and we will have all of our usual food and beverage to accompany those wonderful cakes. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance from any Chapter member. $7 for adults and $3 for children. We start cooking early, so you can come between 7am and noon and eat until you are full. Saturday will also be a Young Eagles Rally for kids that arrive by 9am, but the kids may not want to eat too much before they fly, ok?Watch this space for updates and additional details.
You're invited to get out Saturday, May 6 for Open House Racine County (OHRC), a free day-long exploration of interesting places, fascinating architecture, local history and more.
More than 60 OHRC 2017 sites are scattered throughout the county. EAA Chapter 838 is included as one of the sites open from 9am until 2pm.
To learn more and create your own Open House itinerary, visit www.openhouseracinecounty.com. You'll find photos, descriptions and map locations of each site under "Locations." Look for the Open House Racine County banners as you drive throughout the county.
Open House Racine County is organized by Real Racine with support from Travel Wisconsin, House of Harley-Davidson, Wisconsin Public Radio and Magnum Media, parent company of Racine radio stations WRJN and WVTY.