Chapter 1553

Elk City, OK

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October 8th Meeting Re-cap Final Meeting

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on December 6, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

At October meeting is was voted upon that we would not renew our chapter membership for 2017 due to lack of interest in leadership of chapter.  This is last chapter meeting.

Any questions, contact Dave Hill 580-374-7050.

September 10th Meeting Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on September 11, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Only Kelly Hall and myself showed up and meeting was cancelled.

Dave Hill

August 13th Event Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on August 15, 2016 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Saturday, August 13th, 2016 Chapter Meeting


Location:  Elk City Regional Airport Terminal


We had two visitors, Damian Hartpence, and Brian Zinn who flew their Cherokee 180 from Wiley Post.  It was good to see Damian & Brian again.  They flew into to our May fly-in at Haddock. 


Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Kelly Hall, Gary Loftis, Dean Vaughn, Wayne Morris, Jeff Whitten, and Corey A...

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July 9th Chapter Event - Recap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on July 10, 2016 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 Saturday, July 9th, 2016 


Location: Elk City Airport, hangar #14

We had one visitor, Bruce Archer who is building a Little Wing gyro. 


Members attending:  Dave Hill and Kelly Hall.

What happened:  I spent about 5 minutes updating my Team Mini-Max project and we just spent the rest of the time talking.

Next meeting is August 13th.  Activity TBD.


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No Oshkosh For Me

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on July 10, 2016 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)


This will be second year that something has happened to prevent me from going to Oshkosh.  Last year my wife, Joyce, broke her leg.  This year I have torn a tendon in the back of my right knee and it makes for very painful walking for any period of time.  And as you know, Oshkosh is all about walking.  Maybe next year.


June 18th Hobart Celebration of Freedom Fly-In Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on June 20, 2016 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Hobart Celebration of Freedom Pancake Breakfast Fly-In

Location: Hobart Regional (HBR), Hobart, OK


I want to thank everyone who helped:  Earl & Nancy Reed, Issac King, Dean Vaughn, Danny Battle, Kelly Hall, and Gary Lofits.


So what happended?


We met at 6 am at Dave's hangar in Elk City and then drove down in a caravan to Hobart.  There was a large thunderstorm close t...

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May 14th Chapter Event Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on May 15, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In

 Location: Haddock Field, Erick, OK


We had six visitors, Dean Vaughn, Hunter McGuire, Stone Oren, Shayla Sutton, Damian Hartpence, and Brian Zinn.  Dean drove in from Cheyenne. Damian and Brian flew their Cherokee 180 from Wiley Post. 


Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Earl & Nancy Reed, Issac King, Todd & Joyce Sutton, Ricky Laster, Dusty Lowarance, Ben Tignor, and...

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Project for club??

Posted by Kelly on April 24, 2016 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Found this on Craigs list and thought it might be nice project for club.

April 9th Chapter Meeting Re-Cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on April 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 Chapter Meeting


Location: Elk City Regional Airport Terminal


Visitors: none


Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Mike Mattlock, Jeff Whitten, Kelly Hall, Gary Loftis, Danny & Daniel Battle, Earl Reed, Issac King, Nick Twidale, and Larry Gray. Kent Preston had aircraft issues and couldn't fly-in from Hobart.  We missed you brother!


So what happended this meetin...

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Notes From Sonex Scratch Builder Mike Smith

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on April 1, 2016 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I've been looking at building a project for many years as you all know.  Recently I thought it would be interesting to contact builders who were listed in Kitplane magazine who had done a "scratch build" from plans rather than purchasing a kit.  I hear back about 50% of the time.

Here is the response I got back from Mike Smith who scratch built a Sonex.  He put his comments inside of my email. Mike included some awesome videos at the end. (Mike's comments are in blue.)

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