Chapter 790

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

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, It?s the New Year!

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on January 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

By Lon Danek

And here is another reminder that membership dues are due for the 2013 year.  We also have a reward for early payers, the new 2013 aviation photo calendar, in all it’s splendor with twelve beautiful aircraft photographs in full color, EAA style.


We expect another eventful year including our very important Young Eagles events, home workshops, unusual and outstanding meeting speakers, our annual banquet, and much more.  No inflation for annu...

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How Will Flying Clubs Welcome New Pilots?

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on December 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

By Scott Spangler on December 26th, 2012

There’s no denying that flying clubs make aviation affordable by sharing the fixed costs of airplane operation among a number of people. Active pilots are the obvious benefactors, as are lapsed pilots looking for a way to resume flying. In focusing on their immediate needs, members of many clubs have, without realizing it, created a closed society. Without new members to propagate the pilot species, their number will dwindle with time, addi...

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The 2012 Young Eagles Season - That's a wrap!

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on December 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This year's Young Eagle season may have ended for the Chapter,but it lives on in the minds of the kids. We have continued to receive phone calls and email from parents asking if there will be more flights this year (as of November). The efforts made by Chapter 790 members over the past few years have made a tremendous impact on the local, Lake in the Hills population. The LITH airport is becoming a part of the general public's lives.While it may be a very small part today, the experiences tha...

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All in a Day's Work

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on December 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)

by Paul Sindberg


As many of you know, here in chapter 790, I am a commercial pilot working for American Airlines, and as such I am required to attend recurrent training every nine (9) months. Since we're all interested in different aspects of aviation, I thought I would share my flights from last week at American Airlines. It is a part of the airline experience that many people may no...

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Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash In DeKalb County

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on December 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (2)


A replica of a World War II-era Mustang fighter plane flipped over as the pilot tired to land in a field in DeKalb County on Dec. 11, 2012. The pilot survived, but firefighters had to cut the plane open to free him. (Credit: CBS)

DEKALB COUNTY (CBS) – A replica of a World War II fighter plane crashed in DeKalb County Tuesday ...

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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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U2 Military Pilot - Steve Feldman

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on November 25, 2012 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Steve Feldman, a flight instructor and professional pilot for nearly 30 years, will be sharing stories of his colorful aviation career and much more. Steve will be presenting videos and details about aircraft, procedures and more including some de-classified, U-2 aircraft landings that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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It's election time!

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on November 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s been two years since our last election, and time again for selecting new officers.

Ron Liebmann, Tom LeGates and Lon Danek were appointed to the nominating committee with instructions to recommend a slate of proposed officers to serve the chapter for the next two years.

Although a new slate will be offered to chapter members for consideration and election, additional nominations will be accepted from the floor at the time of election which will b...

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It's Almost 2013!

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on November 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Yup, it’s almost 2013 and we’re looking forward to what the new year will bring. The new year also means--------it’s dues time!


The Chapter will start accepting dues at the November meeting and will also look forward to dues mail-ins by snail mail (PO Box 1206, Barrington, Il 60010). You’ll be happy to learn that dues remain unchanged from this past year (no increases due to inflation!).


Annual dues for 2013 remain at $25 and will ...

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EAA 790's Flying Aces Poker Run

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on October 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2012 Flying Aces poker run finished up last Sunday with an amazing turnout. It wasn't the number of people participating, or the amount of money raised that made it so great, I'll explain why in just a moment.

The quick, three weeks posed a challenge for most of us to break from our busy schedules and grab those coveted, closed envelopes from the seven airports selected this year. They were Janesville, Poplar Grove, DeKalb, Galt,Lake in the Hills, Campbell and Schaumburg airports.

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2012 Yokes & Spokes a Trip to Remember

Posted by Shane Stolarik on September 24, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2012 Yokes and Spokes Fly-out to Prairie du Chien is but a memory now,but a memory that will linger on for years to come. While the flying is what draws us all together in the first place, the events of the day were equally exciting. From beautiful vistas, to good eating, from local contemporary art,to historical museums - the trip was exciting from start to finish.

Fellow 790 member, Joe Rossi, is to be commended on not only the extraordinary effort he made by taking th...

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Elton Eisele Appointed Head of Northwest Flyers Flight School

Posted by Shane Stolarik on September 24, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

After retiring this year as Director of Bands at Niles North High School for 30 years, our very own Elton Eisele returns to Northwest Flyers at Schaumburg airport as the Director of Flight Instruction. Elton initially spoke to Northwest Flyers to teach flight instruction, and after a series of conversations about approaches to instruction, curriculum, and other things, the FBO presented Elton with a bigger proposal - take over as the head of flight instruction.

For those of ...

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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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Holladay Adventures with Dana and Meredith

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on July 16, 2012 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (1)


By Nancy Blazyk

Dana Holladay and his wife Meredith also stopped for a visit at the Young Eagle Rally last Saturday in their beautiful Piper Cub. They are in the process of completing an adventure to land in all 48 states this summer. To remember their incredible adventure, Dana and Meredith are writing a book called Fly the Airplane, which is due out later this year.

You can follow their travels at w...

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