EAA Chapter 838

We encourage and promote recreational and homebuilt aviation. Youth outreach and education programs, history, and more.

March 3, 2016

Pancakes, Pancakes Everywhere

Join us at the Chapter Building on June 11th and 12th for our annual Spring Pancake Breakfast. Our Master Chef Bob Helland will again be our Pilot in Command of 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, but the kids may not want to eat too much before they fly, ok?

February 24, 2016

Young Eagles Fly Again!

Spring is about to arrive! And that means it is Young Eagles time again. We start before even the crocuses (croci?) bloom, before all the snow is gone, before the weather gets warm - we are intrepid, we are fearless (ok, maybe not fearless) but we are anxious to fly. So fly we will!

Inviting all youth ages 8-17 to join us for a free flight. Join our ground school class and learn about some of the science and math behind how planes fly and all different types of aviation. Amaze your friends with all of the great science and aviation facts you will learn! Find out the secrets behind what keeps a plane in the air.

After the ground school, our volunteer pilots will, weather permitting, take you up into the wild blue yonder in their small planes, some of which they have built themselves. Who knows? You may even get to try your hand at flying the plane!

Come to the EAA Chapter 838 building at the north end of the Racine Batten Airport. Our address is 3333 Green Bay Rd. in Racine. We provide this great opportunity on the second Saturday of each month, beginning on March 12th. You need to be there by 9:00 am if you want to fly, because that is when the ground school class starts. Bring a parent or guardian to sign the permission slip. There is no cost for this wonderful event.

If you have any questions, please email Tracy at milltracy@hotmail.com or call 847-420-5098.

December 28, 2015

Pave Your Way to the Future

Just a reminder that you can permanently show your passion for aviation and your enthusiasm for Chapter 838 (not to mention getting one last year end tax deduction) by purchasing an engraved brick for our Overlook Terrace at the Chapter building. Our patio is used on a frequent basis when weather allows, and your engraved brick will be seen by all who are out there. We are offering a range of sizes and prices, and this is a great way to remember someone who has "gone west" or to encourage those young aviators of the future. For more information, see Eagle Overlook trifold page 1 and Eagle Overlook trifold page 2 or contact Ken Sack at kensack@yahoo.com

October 14, 2015

B-17 Presentation This Week!

On Thursday, October 15th, EAA Chapter 838 has invited some welcome guests to our monthly meeting. A few members of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society will be at the EAA Chapter 838 Building to discuss their experiences as B17 crew members during World War II. They have presented a forum at AirVenture in Oshkosh each summer for over 10 years.

The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm, with refreshments at 6:30pm.

Location: 3333 North Green Bay Road in Racine, WI. (It is one driveway north of the Batten International Airport terminal)

The Southeastern Wisconsin Aviation Museum will be open before and after the presentation. See http://eaa838.org/museum/ for more information about the museum.