Chapter 790

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

Winds Aloft Blog

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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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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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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Special Guest Speaker Woody Woods at May Meeting

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on May 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We have a very special, guest speaker this month -- Mr. Woody Woods joins us to share an exciting journey through a slice of aviation past. Woody shares his stories about aviation in his life. His aviation life started early and after the aviation  bug bit, it just never let go.


Hired at age 16 as a Line boy, pumping gas, washing planes and spinning props for $12 a week and an hour's worth of flying time, Woody Woods soloed at 16 in J-3 with a mere four (4) hours and 2...

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Update on a Local Hero

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on May 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you know Dennis "Denny" Fitch based at the Landings Condominium airport near Huntley, IL?

If the name doesn't quickly come to mind, you may remember a fateful day in Sioux City, IA back in 1989, when United Flight 232 violently lost its tail engine, and its hydraulic system. A passenger stepped forward and with his quick thinking controlled that crippled DC-10 by steering it with the throttles and the two remaining engines, fighting hard to safely guide that aircraft down...

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Pancake Event Honors Oshkosh Aviation Legend S. J. Wittman

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on March 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Oshkosh, WI

     On April 7th from 7:30 to 11:00 A.M. Oshkosh’s local EAA Chapter 252 will host a pancake breakfast fly-in to commemorate legendary pilot and aircraft designer S.J. “Steve” Wittman’s 108th birthday.  This event is open to the public.

     Held at the Wittman Regional Airport Terminal building on 20th St. in Oshkosh, WI, the event features a breakfast of sausage, eggs, beverages, and all you c...

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Visit an Annual Inspection in Progress

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on February 20, 2012 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Ole Sindberg

Saturday March 3rd starting at 9:30 AM, Chapter 790 has scheduled a visit to Blue Skies maintenance shop in Hangar P-64 at Lake in Hills Airport.

Rich Oleszezuk and his partners have scheduled an annual inspection of their Piper Cherokee with Mike Carzoli,president and chief of maintenance of Blue Skies, who has agreed to have our members see how he approaches this task. The techniques and procedures are for ...

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Kresmery 2nd Annual Fund-Raising USO Dance

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on February 11, 2012 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Shine those buckles, polish those dancin' shoes, grab your gal and get ready to dance - the Kresmery 2nd annual, fund-raiser, USO dance is getting ready to lift off.

April 21, 2012 starting at 6PM in the Kresmery Hangar at Poplar Grove Airport.  For more details check the

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Who Are You, Anyway?

Posted by Nancy Blazyk on February 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

If you attend a meeting and do not have a name button, please contact Rob Nelson at 847-962-9988. He will create a button for you.


Posted by Shane Stolarik on December 31, 2011 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Our 2012 annual banquet is set for February 25 at the Crystal Lake Country Club with guest speaker Todd Ericson, a career US Air Force aviator.


Todd, son of 790 member Clyde Ericson, currently serves as Air Force Flight Test Center Chief of Safety at Edwards AFB where he is responsible for Test, Flight, Ground and Weapons Safety. Previously he had been an experimental test pilot and an F-16 instructor pilot.

A graduate of Empire Test Pilots' School Exper...

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Posted by Shane Stolarik on June 28, 2011 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

. . . And bring a chair!

June’s general meeting on the 28th will once again be held at Lake-in-the-Hills Airport in hanger P60 belonging to Ted Lipinski (directions below). A potluck dinner will begin at about 6 PM while the camaraderie begins to flow. Hot-off-the-Grill items will be available for a $4donation; everyone is encouraged to bring a small side dish to pass. Also,you’ll want to bring your own chair this time because we were not able to procure chairs from t...

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