Chapter 790

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


Welcome to the website of the Lake in the Hills chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association 


Our Next Event - Chapter Volunteers Appreciation Pizza Party, Saturday, November 17.

We are throwing a party to say thank you to all of our members, CAP Cadets and Airport staff who have volunteered their time to help us at our Pancake Breakfast or Young Eagle events this year.  The party will be at Nick's Pizza & Pub, 856 Pyott Road (Pyott and Virginia junction) in Crystal Lake beginning at 7:00 p.m. The chapter will provide for the pizza and pitchers of drinks. Spouses are also welcome.

So come on by and enjoy some pizza on us, to say thanks for all your efforts at this year's events!


Chapter Member Herb Gottelt Has Passed Away

Herb was a member of our chapter for many years.  He built a Kitfox and flew it to Alaska and planned a trip to the Bahamas.  Herb and Heidi owned a cabin in the UP and would fly there frequently until he lost his medical.  Herb and Heidi were yearly volunteers at KidVenture in Oshkosh.   

Our prayers go out to his family.

Thank you Herb for your many years of friendship.

  Tom Solar

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Herbert R. Gottelt, 82, of Mt. Prospect, passed away October 11, 2018. Beloved husband of Adelheid Gottelt for 55 years.

Loving father of Birgit (Robert Madore) Gottelt, and Herb (Marilyn) Gottelt. Cherished grandfather of Allison, and Emily Gottelt. Dear brother of Ingrid Fishback. Grandad of granddog Skye.

Visitation Sunday, 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. at Northwest Highway, Mt. Prospect.

Visitation Monday, 10:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Service 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Palatine, IL 60067.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.


Youth In Aviation Scholarships For 2019 Announced

Lake In The Hills  EAA Chapter 790 is offering scholarships for Youth in Aviation. One is a $1,000 scholarship paid directly to a certified flight training facility, the other is an Aviation Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin EAA Air Academy in June or July 2019.

Applicants for the $1,000 scholarship submit a written one page essay on why they are interested in Aviation and their Aviation objectives. A Chapter 790 Scholarship committee will review the essays and inform the lucky winners. You must be 16 to 20 years of age and with the consent of a parent or guardian. It must be typed double spaced using 12-point font. Please have at least 3 paragraphs to your paper; introduction, body and conclusion. Use focus and any relevant evidence to support your ideas. Use conventional standard written English. Ideal candidates should be well rounded, have a high school GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.0 scale, be involved in school and community activities, as well as have a proven interest in aviation.

Please provide 2 references along with your paper.

Applicants for the Aviation Camp ages 12-15, please provide name, address, age, parents or guardians name and phone number, child's interests and the child's reason for wanting to attend the Air Academy. The winners will be awarded their scholarship at the Annual Chapter Banquet in February, 2019.

Submit your application by November 15th to: Paul Ranieri-President EAA Chapter 790 P.O. Box 1206 Barrington, IL. 60011


2018 Youth In Aviation Scholarship Awarded to Maxwell Hagberg

Maxwell Hagberg is our $1,000 Scholarship Winner. Max was chosen from a list of five excellent candidates through a blind system of 2 votes for first choice and 1 vote for second choice by our Board members. (Paul’s idea and it worked out very well). Max is a member of CAP and has shown school leadership as well as currently taking Flight Instruction at Blue Skies. Max is pursuing a career in Aviation Flying. The Scholarship funds have been paid directly to the Flight Training facility Max has chosen. These scholarships are funded by our annual Pancake Breakfast. CONGRATULATIONS MAX!


News You Can Use

Do you still need to add ADS-B capability to your aircraft? The rebate is BACK!

The FAA on Oct. 12 reopened the $500 rebate program to support Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipage. The program that had ended in September 2017 will now close Oct. 11, 2019. The agency is making $4.9 million available under the new rebate program, which will help to fund 9,792 new ADS-B Out installations. 

Tom LeGates 10/13/18 

Do you ever wonder if you ADS-B unit's performance is up to snuff? If you would like to verify that your ADS-B installation is working correctly, you can obtain a free performance report on your ADS-B signal from the following website:

Tom LeGates  3/6/18

On our monthly fly-out in November to Watertown, WI, we discovered the Perkins restaurant adjacent to the airport is closed. There is a nice restaurant called 'The Spot' which is about 1 mile north on RT 26. In nice weather a nice walk from the airport, or use the crew car if available.

Tom LeGates  11/27/17

From Ole 6/20/2017......

I flew to Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport today with George Haupt and George Roby.

The FBO there now charges a $ 10 parking fee, - they call it Ramp Fee – this is new, never did that before.  The fee is waived if you buy at least 10 gallons of fuel.  Present price is 4.28 per gallon.



Recent Chapter Activities

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