EAA Chapter 838 of Racine, WI

EAA Chapter 838 of Racine, WI Aviation Education We are the Racine, Wisconsin local chapter of the nation-wide Experimental Aircraft Association Our members include local pilots, mechanics, aircraft builders, aircraft restorers, and other friends of aviation.
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Mission: • Foster, promote, and engage in aviation education • Promote and encourage grass roots efforts relating to aviation research and development • Encourage and engage in research for the improvement and better understanding of aviation and the science of aeronautics • Cooperate with and assist governmental agencies in the development of programs relating to aviation activities • Promote and encourage aviation safety in the design, construction, and operation of all types of aircraft

Operating as usual

EAA Chapter 838 welcomes our 2019 recipient of a $10,000 James Ray flying scholarship and the second Aviation Explorer P...
08/07/2020

EAA Chapter 838 welcomes our 2019 recipient of a $10,000 James Ray flying scholarship and the second Aviation Explorer Post 218 Explorer to obtain his pilots license in a couple of months. Jared Jamel was the previous Explorer who is now a pilot.

Give Jimmy a Big Job Well Done and Congratulations as today’s Newest Private Pilot and a Recipient of the EAA Ray Scholarship Program Sponsored through our local EAA 838 Chapter... Great Job Jimmie 😉👍😉

03/17/2020

Our Thursday meeting (3/19) has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with federal, state, and local prevention guidelines. Dave Finstad was going to have his Master Pilot award presentated by Jurg Grossenbacher from the FAA. He still will receive it this week, so congratulations Dave. We will now have FOUR Master Pilots in our Chapter

03/13/2020
https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_publicregistration.aspx?eid=97809&type=0Dave Finstad and 6 other EAA 838 members a...
01/06/2020
Activities, Courses, Seminars & Webinars - Online Seminar and Webinar Registration - FAA - FAASTeam - FAASafety.gov

https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_publicregistration.aspx?eid=97809&type=0

Dave Finstad and 6 other EAA 838 members are planning on attending. Check it out.

January 11th at the EAA Museum offers aviators an opportunity to to improve their skills and increase their aviation knowledge. Pilots from across the region will partake in a series of aviation seminars, food, camaraderie and the opportunity to win valuable door prizes. Programming will include two...

We are extremely pleased to announce that Cheryl McCrary will be treating us to a live performance at our October 12th P...
09/28/2019

We are extremely pleased to announce that Cheryl McCrary will be treating us to a live performance at our October 12th Pancake Breakfast!

Cheryl McCraryCD Recording Artist, Singer, Model, Actress, Judge2019 Mrs. Southeastern Wisconsin for America2019 Mrs. Racine County United StatesWisconsin Fit Mrs. 2RUAvailable for appearances and as a soloist to sing at weddings,corporate functions, charities, churches, holidays, communityevents and more. She is also a National Anthem singer.Repertoire includes a large genre of music. Vocal coach and instructor. New cd’s available! (262) 884-7716. Email: [email protected] Reverbnation: HTTPS://www.reverbnation.com/cherylmccrary

The future pilot on the left is Ava, Ken Sack's granddaughter. She was in the a Twin Mustang pedal car in front of the r...
09/06/2019

The future pilot on the left is Ava, Ken Sack's granddaughter. She was in the a Twin Mustang pedal car in front of the real Twin Mustang in air show Center.

EAA Chapter 838 of Racine, WI's cover photo
09/03/2019

EAA Chapter 838 of Racine, WI's cover photo

09/03/2019
AirVenture 2019
07/25/2019

AirVenture 2019

Special thanks to the air crew of Harley Davidson for staying late, and giving us an amazing experience at the Harley Ha...
07/23/2019

Special thanks to the air crew of Harley Davidson for staying late, and giving us an amazing experience at the Harley Hangar!

07/23/2019

You will not want to miss the chapter’s picnic in the museum, which will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday August 15th in the museum. The chapter will be providing the hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs, as well as refreshments. A donation bucket will be provided. Everyone who comes is asked to bring a dish to pass. We had over 60 people last year, and we hope to have more this year. Spouses and friends are invited. We have invited Post 218, CAP cadets and seniors, Young Aviator staff, participants, and alumni, as well as the airport staff.

We also need a few people to help cook the hamburgers, brats and hot dogs. If you are willing to assist, please let us know. The more people who volunteer, the shorter time you will need to cook.

Please rsvp to [email protected] if you are coming, and how many people you plan to bring.

06/06/2019
www.youngeaglesday.com

Free flights for youth! Learn the basics of flying and flight and try a professional grade simulator. Be at our building at 9am this Saturday. Parent or guardian must be present to sign release. Go to www.youngeaglesday.com to register.

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation
06/05/2019

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

Doug Doers, EAA 62304, has been attending AirVenture every year since 1996 and has been flying for more than 50 years. This is his Story of Oshkosh: http://bit.ly/2HVvdSb

The builders of the Sonex making some headway despite stiff headwinds and some serious tailwinds.
05/21/2019

The builders of the Sonex making some headway despite stiff headwinds and some serious tailwinds.

EAA Chapter 838 is most appreciative of the Airline Careers Presentation made by Southwest Airlines on May 16th at Chapt...
05/20/2019

EAA Chapter 838 is most appreciative of the Airline Careers Presentation made by Southwest Airlines on May 16th at Chapter 838 HQ in Racine, WI. Presenting were Chapter 838’s board member and Southwest Airlines employee Justin Martin, with Station Manager Doug Rutledge, and Lorrie from Human Resources of Southwest. We had a record turnout and all those in attendance rated the presentation an A+

EAA Chapter 838 of Racine, WI's cover photo
05/03/2019

EAA Chapter 838 of Racine, WI's cover photo

Come join us April 13th and 14th for a pancake breakfast and Young Eagles Rally!  Kids age 8-17 fly free on Saturday sta...
03/05/2019

Come join us April 13th and 14th for a pancake breakfast and Young Eagles Rally! Kids age 8-17 fly free on Saturday starting @ 8:45 a.m.

Are you interested in flying?  Aviation mechanics?  Come join us on Monday evenings for Build Night, 7-10 p.m. where you...
02/01/2019

Are you interested in flying? Aviation mechanics? Come join us on Monday evenings for Build Night, 7-10 p.m. where you will learn about both, from our Chapters most esteemed and hardest working members (as you can tell from the attached photos)

01/18/2019

How many members would consider the purchase an EAA Chapter 838 embroidered polo shirt or jacket? (Sample pics soon)

https://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/leisure/aviation-fun-fest-offers-free-plane-rides-for-youth/article_d356567a-8ba0-56...
10/11/2018
Aviation Fun Fest offers free plane rides for youth

https://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/leisure/aviation-fun-fest-offers-free-plane-rides-for-youth/article_d356567a-8ba0-5621-9075-e11842cec18f.html

Come to the Racine airport this Saturday October 13th for EAA Chapter 838 Aviation Fun Fest. This article appeared today in the Racine Journal Times. Pancake Breakfast from 8-noon. Burgers and brats from 11-2. Aviation Fun Fest from 11-2. Young Eagle free airplane rides for youth ages 8-17 who arrive by 8:45 am with a parent. Local pilots will have their planes on display outside behind the museum. Hope to see you there.

RACINE — Chapter 838 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will host an Aviation Fun Fest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Batten International Airport, 3333 N.

08/14/2018
www.faasafety.gov

The Government is doing GPS testing in Wisconsin over the next few days that may result in there being no GPS navigation. This testing is to take place August 16-23 and could affect pilots flying at or near KRAC.

For more information, please see the FAA Advisory Notice athttps://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2018/Aug/FMWI_18-21_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf

Our new aprons for future Pancake Breakfasts.Save the date - Saturday October 13th. (Not Sunday)- Our pancake breakfast ...
08/06/2018

Our new aprons for future Pancake Breakfasts.
Save the date - Saturday October 13th. (Not Sunday)
- Our pancake breakfast will be served from 8:00 am until noon on October 13th, 2018
- Young Eagles begins with a class at 9:00 am until all the youth have flown, weather permitting
- We will sell hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
- The Aviation Fun Fest will be held at the same time from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aviation Explorer Post 218 in Oshkosh just before training😀
07/22/2018

Aviation Explorer Post 218 in Oshkosh just before training
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06/01/2018

Meetings for remainder of 2018:

EAA Chapter 838 meetings
Pizza or burgers at 6:00 pm, meeting at 7:00 pm

June 21 – Jim Foy will introduce a video on Charles Morhle, a WWII P-47 fighter pilot

July 19 Craig Czerwinski, AGI, IGI, MBA, who is an Aeronautics Instructor at Gateway Technical College will tell us about drones. He is teaching a class at Gateway about drones. He also is a pilot at Batten, and a prospective chapter member.

August 16 838 Chapter picnic. Bring the family. More on this later.

September 20 – Carl Bumpurs will give us some insight on Aircraft Pre-heater Switches

October 18 – Larry Stys and CAP will talk about Decision-Making in the Cockpit

November 15 Chris Henry from EAA will talk about B-17s and about Timeless Voices

December 13 – Christmas Party in the museum. More details later.

04/26/2018
Paul Johns is a Lifetime Member of EAA Chapter 838 in Racine, and is an inductee in the Southeast Wisconsin Aviation Hal...
03/29/2018

Paul Johns is a Lifetime Member of EAA Chapter 838 in Racine, and is an inductee in the Southeast Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame in our chapter.

We are deeply saddened to learn that Inductee and Friend Paul Johns has gone west. An extraordinary man with an amazing aviation career, he will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. RIP Paul. You'll be forever in our memories, and an inspiration to so many.

At our December Holiday Christmas Party, outgoing President Ken Sack awarded our chapter annual awards.About 75 chapter ...
12/28/2017

At our December Holiday Christmas Party, outgoing President Ken Sack awarded our chapter annual awards.

About 75 chapter members, Explorers, CAP, Young Aviators, and guests attended our annual event in the museum. If you were not there, you missed a great night. The food was tremendous.

The first 2017 MVP award was given to Dave and Dianne Finstad. Dave is our Membership Chairman. He recruits new members each year. Dianne assists Dave by keeping the spreadsheet current in order to send renewal notices. They are doing a great job together, and we have more members now then we had when he took over.

The second 2017 MVP award was given to Bob Helland. Bob organizes our pancake breakfasts. We added a second one this year, and we raised over $3,000 in profit. Our members helped out tremendously at both events. If you didn’t have a chance to volunteer this year, watch for it next year. It is great fun.

The 2017 President’s Award was given to Carl Bumpurs, our Chapter Building Czar. Carl has single-handedly managed the renting of our building. which takes many hours of his time. He corresponds with prospective renters, reviews and secures the contract, then meets them a few times in the building prior to the event. He may have to let them into the building the morning of the event to set up decorations, attend the event and stay until the event is over for cleanup. Occasionally he comes back the next day for additional cleanup of the building. We now have a list of people available for Carl to contact to assist with this effort, so when Carl calls or emails you, please help him out and say yes. If you want to get on this list, send me an email.

Congratulations to Carl Bumpurs.

Ken Sack at the Chapter Office for a Photo Op. It id in the Blue Barn which is across Knapp street from the Forum pavili...
07/27/2017

Ken Sack at the Chapter Office for a Photo Op. It id in the Blue Barn which is across Knapp street from the Forum pavilions.

Explorer Post 218 in Oshkosh for picture day.
07/27/2017

Explorer Post 218 in Oshkosh for picture day.

Check out the new Aviation Exploring Poster at AirVenture 2017. Notice Post 218 Explorers Ryan Gardiner and Kinzie Kujaw...
07/26/2017

Check out the new Aviation Exploring Poster at AirVenture 2017. Notice Post 218 Explorers Ryan Gardiner and Kinzie Kujawa.

Daryl and Kim have arrived.
07/23/2017

Daryl and Kim have arrived.

Daryl and Kim arriving at Oshkosh
07/23/2017

Daryl and Kim arriving at Oshkosh

Address

3333 N Green Bay Rd
Racine, WI
53404

General information

Join us at our Chapter Headquarters building at Batten Airport (RAC) in Racine, Wisconsin for general meetings on the third Thursday each month at 7:00pm, preceded with refreshments at 6:00. Check our website for occasional alternate meeting times. On the second Saturday of each month from March through November, bring children ages 8-17 to the airport for a free airplane ride and classroom session. Class starts promptly at 9:00 AM. These flights are offered under the EAA Young Eagles program and are subject to weather and volunteer availability.

Telephone

(262) 634-7575

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Due to the extension of stay at home orders in both WI and IL, we unfortunately are cancelling the May Young Eagles Rally. Registration is available for the June Rally, and hopefully we will all be able to fly by then.
The following webinar may be of interest to you: "How long has it really been?" Topic: How Long Has It Been On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT) Select Number: GL13100064 Description: If you are like many of our pilots in Wisconsin you probably have been standing on the sideline due to weather, COVID -19 or any other issues that plague all of us. Levi Eastlick will discuss the practical aspects of WINGS as it pertains to this all important topic"How Long Has It Been" since your last takeoff, or a crosswind landing. Why practicing of flight maneuvers is so important. Jurg Grossenbacher will discuss the mishandling of abnormal procedures and emergencies.that resulted in accidents or incidents during the past year in Wisconsin. These webinars are designed to give you a better insight on what to do to stay safe.
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Hi Folks, the fly out scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled. Also, the Pancake Breakfast has been moved to September 12th. Keep checking here, the chapter website and Twitter for up to the (almost) minute information.
The following webinar may be of interest to you: "Good Pilot - Better Pilot - Proficient Pilot" Topic: Thoughts about proficiency, skills and cost. On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 18:30 Eastern Daylight Time (15:30 PDT, 16:30 MDT, 17:30 CDT, 12:30 HST, 14:30 AKDT, 15:30 Arizona, 22:30 GMT) Select Number: EA6199672 Description: What can you do to learn the things that every pilot needs to know (and practice), but that were not taught in your initial training. How to continually learn, maintain proficiency and what that might cost.
Below is a brief description of the modified seminar (date change): "Are You Ready For Your Certified Flight Instructor Practical Test?" Topic: Aspiring,Certified, Retired Flight Instructors, and Pilots are welcome On Friday May 22, 2020 at 07:45 Central Daylight Time Location: Gateway Technical College Horizon Center 4940 88th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53144 Description: This 1 day event. CFI Forum is FREE. Same Day registration for the event begins at 7:15 am Wings Credit available Topics covered by our Wisconsin team of FAA Safety Representatives, TSA Inspector, Designated Pilot Examiner, Chief Pilot of the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics and the FAAST Program Manager of the Milwaukee FSDO.
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"Rusty Pilots presented by AOPA Ambassador Andy Miller and hosted by Westosha Flying Club" Topic: A Rusty Pilots Seminar On Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time Location: Westosha Flying Club / Kenosha Regional Airport 9400 52nd Street Kenosha, WI 53144 Select Number: EA2799131 Description: Once a pilot, always a pilot...But, if you're feeling a little Rusty... You might be like more than 500,000 other pilots (that's right, half a million), who have taken a break from flying. The good news is that getting back to flying is easier than you think. So, what does it take to get back in the air? Some flight and ground instruction No FAA checkride or test You may not even need a medical Join us for a fun, interactive seminar that will give you all the information you need to get current again. As a seminar participant, you'll get 3 hours of ground instruction toward completing your flight review, valuable take-home materials, and handouts so you can review what you've learned. We'll help you brush up on your aviation knowledge and understand what's changed since you last took the controls. Register for this Rusty Pilots seminar Now!
"Stick and Rudder Flying Club - Annual Safety Day" Topic: Believing that safety and proficiency are developed through education and experiences. On Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 07:30 Central Daylight Time Location: Stick & Rudder Flying Club 2341 West Beach Road Waukegan, IL 60087 Select Number: GL0399296 Description: Stick & Rudder Flying Club - Annual Safety Day - Saturday March 28, 2020 7:30 – coffee, donuts and registration 8:30 – Welcome and Introduction to Program 8:45 – Session 1 - "Weather Planning Resources" - Ryan McBride - Lead Product Designer, ForeFlight 9:30 – Session 2 - "Safe Flying - Would You Fly with This Pilot?" - Roger Hecker, M.D. AME 10:15 – break 10:45 – Session 3 - "Cockpit Resource Management - VFR & IFR Flying with the Garmin" - Jim Thumm CFII 11:30 – Session 4 - "ATC Safety Considerations" - Jennifer York, KUGN Tower 12:15 – Open Session followed by lunch and hangar flying Stick & Rudder Flying Club, 2341 West Beach Road, Waukegan, IL 60087; 847-249-5190
"MKE LRSAT Local Runway Safety Action Meeting" Topic: Runway surface incursion review, attendees will discuss airport safety issues and plan of action to reduce risk. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00 Central Daylight Time Location: Main Terminal Sijon Conference Room 5300 South Howell Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53207 Select Number: GL1399211 Description: Runway incursions remain a serious concern nationally. One important component of our ongoing efforts to improve surface safety at MKE involves conducting a Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) meeting at least once each year. Please contact Tower Manager, Bob Morris at 414-489-2150 if you plan to attend this meeting since space is limited.