Chapter 790

Lake In The Hills Airport (3CK), Lake In The Hills IL.

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Aviation Can Be Very Stressful - There Is No Forgiveness For Errors

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on November 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (2)

By Paul Sindberg

This is what we are all told, but the truth is different from the inside, isn’t it? It all depends on your viewpoint and how you make decisions. When I started to fly I did whatever it took to have the flight completed successfully. I rated the experience as to how well I accomplished the mission of getting to my destination. Now that I have a few thousand hours under my logbook belt as it were, I have a different yardstick. I rate my flight a...

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Avoiding Really Bad Days

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on August 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (2)

By Mike Perkins

These days when we think about cockpit distractions, we are apt think about texting and phone calls, and they certainly have their potential consequences. But there still are the aviation classics that occasionally reach up and smite us.

Departing Sun ‘n Fun this April 13, a Lancair Legacy experienced an unlatched canopy shortly after takeoff. Those on the ground observed the front-hinged canopy moving up and down 6 – 12 inches. Shortly afte...

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Safety Corner - Three Lousy Questions

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on May 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Mike Perkins


Three lousy questions. That’s all it may take to determine whether or not you should go flying with a fellow pilot, whether that pilot has the mindset to keep you safe, to keep themselves safe, and to keep safe the people beneath the aircraft on the ground.


An accident near Lake-in-the-Hills Airport recently took the lives of a pilo...

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Are You Up for a Challenge?

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on March 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

By Elton Eisele


It's a word we pilots hear quite often. So often, unfortunately, that its true nature is as overlooked as the air we breathe—We just don't think about it until it is not there.

Let's take a moment and look at the definition of safety. The dictionary tells us safety is:

  • -The state of freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss
  • -The action of keeping secure from liability to harm, injury, dan...
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Stacking the Cards - Surviving Inadvertant IMC

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on February 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (2)

by Ole Sindberg
CFI and CFII, Safety Chairman Emeritus, EAA Chapter 790 

The recent Cirrus SR-20 accident close to Lake in the Hills Airport got me thinking. Here was an accomplished businessman with his three passengers – including two daughters – piloting a high performance airplane in very marginal weather. Ceilings varied but were often reported a bit less than  1000ft. He was a private pilot with no instrument rating.

He over flew DuPage airp...

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Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on January 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

by Mike Perkins
Safety Chairman

I’ve often asked myself what I’d do if I had to make a forced landing over trees or over invisible terrain at night. In the Midwest, that’s as likely as a rocky, forced-landing out West or a water landing in Minnesota. But all three represent the same problem – being forced to set down over airplane-hostile territory

Recently I read Paul Bertorelli’s fine article, “Fun with Parachute M...

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