Chapter 790

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

February 5 (Tuesday) - Board Meeting, Lake In The Hills     Airport

The chapter board meeting will be held in the airport office at the Lake In The Hills airport, beginning at 6:30 p,m. 

All interested chapter members are welcome to attend. 


February 9 (Saturday) - Annual Chapter Awards Banquet

We will be returning to the Cary Country Club for our event, and our speaker will be Todd Ericson, who is a pilot for Virgin Galactic and also head of safety and testing.

Meal pricing remains the same as last year - $25 each for a member and first guest, $35 for any additional guests, and meal choices will be prime rib, chicken marsala and baked cod. A complete dinner menu and registration form are posted on the website,and you can follow this link to the form for signup now.  So please save the date and join us for another evening of good food, good company, and interesting conversations!


Febuary 17 (Sunday) - Chapter Breakfast Fly-out To Lake   Lawn

This schedule date is still tentative. This event is a reschedule of the January event, which was "weathered out"

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It has been suggested that we go to the Lake Lawn Resort for the January fly-out, and that’s where we plan to go on Sunday, January 20th¸. Plan to arrive at about 9:30. The airstrip is open barring a significant snowfall, but even if we were to have some snow, Lake Lawn is within reasonable driving distance, so our Plan B is to drive there. If you fly-in it is about a five minute walk to the Frontier Restaurant, but a call to the Lodge - 262-728-7950 - will get you a ride there.  On Sunday they feature a Champagne Brunch normally priced at $26.95, but a call to the Manager yielded an offer for a 20% discount without the champagne. The identifier is C59, runway is 18/36 with 4423’ x 80’ asphalt, and a track of about 340º for 28 NM will get you there from 3CK.  There are no services provided.

Call or email Paul Ranieri if you are planning to go, flying or driving, if you have seats available or need a seat. This is important because we will need to tell them how many we are going to be. Paul can be reached at 847-997-0135 or


March 26 (Tuesday) - Chapter Members Meeting,      Lake In The Hills Airport

We'll be meeting back in our usual location in the airport office.  Social "hour" will begin around 6:30, with the formal meeting starting at 7:00. Mike Perkins will be joining us and giving a presentation on Radio Astronomy.  For those of you who have never seen a Perkins presentation you are in for a real treat.  I promise you will leave the meeting with a 5 point IQ bump.


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