Chapter 790

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

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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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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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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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A Stop-Start-Stop Success: The July Young Eagles Rally

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on July 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

By Nancy Blazyk

The July 14th Young Eagle Rally started slowly as I awoke to thunder. I had mixed emotions about the rain as anything living in my yard is desperate for rain during the drought of 2012. Grabbing my phone to check the radar I proceeded to Lake in the Hills airport to confer with other 790 members on the situation. Should we continue to plan on having the Young Eagle Rally scheduled for the morning?


Shane Stolarik had a very successful Pancake Breakfast ...

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Acknowledgment of Volunteer Services

Posted by Jeff Kempher on June 25, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Aircraft Marshalling Volunteers,

Thank you for your important contribution of time and energy! The volunteer services you provided our community and chapter, Lake In The Hills & EAA Chapter 790, has proved to be a tremendous help. We estimated over 60+ aircraft attended the event. Your knowledge and expertise benefited the pilots who flew in and participated in our 2012 Pancake Breakfast. SAFE & POSITIVE activities such as this really make a difference in the lives of youth in o...

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Today, I met history.

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on April 19, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (3)

Today, I met history.

Our EAA chapter's general meeting for March was getting ready to begin, and with handshakes and greetings I hurried to take my seat. I looked up to the front of the room, and there it was.

Before me stood screaming P-40 Warhawks over Africa, P-47 Thunderbolts over Italy, P-51 Mustangs over Austria. Before me stood guns blazing and bullets whizzing past enemy Focke-Wulfs a mile up in the sky. Before me were mission briefings announced t...

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Brad is Back for a Moment!

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on March 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (5)

By Nancy Blazyk

Brad DeLisle is back in the "lower 48" for a visit after starting a new career as a bush pilot for ERA Alaska. You may know of this company, it is featured on the Discovery Channel program Flying Wild Alaska.

Brad recently checked out in the right seat of a Caravan based in Aniak, Alaska. Aniak, a tiny village of about 550 people, is loca...

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March 3rd field trip to 3CK

Posted by RICH OLESZCZUK on March 14, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Saturday morning, March 3rd, had about a dozen people in Mike Carzoli’s hangar at Lake in the Hills airport. We were gathered near the tail of a 1967 Piper Cherokee 180, held up on jacks, in the beginning stages of its annual inspection. I am one of five co-owners of N9741J which is based at The Landings Airport in Huntley. Mike was hosting a clinic on the nuts-and-bolts of an annual, using our plane as a case-study.

Ole Sindberg started things off by discussing the u...

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Flyout to Janesville

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on February 20, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)


By Tom Solar

On Saturday February 18th, Gary Grimmonpre’ of Midwest Flight Check arranged a Monday Breakfast trip to Janesville, WI.  Gary had obtained his private pilot’s license several years ago, loved to schedule fly outs with his friends and associates. Nancy Blazyk conveyed this invitation to the 790 Chapter members.

I picked up Rob Nelson at the Lake inthe Hills Airport at 8:40.  It was a cool ...

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Janesville or Bust

Posted by Nancy Blazyk on February 19, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (1)

(Ghost-written by Shane Stolarik, who allegedly wasn't there! The names are real, but the conversation has been changed to protect the innocent. Nancy made me add this!)

About a week and a half ago, I received an email from The Landings Breakfast Club that a trip to Palmyra, WI had been cancelled for the weekend of February 12th due to what we veteran pilots technically call, "skuzzy weather." Disappointed, I eagerly watched the weather reports for the upcoming weeken...

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Posted by Shane Stolarik on June 28, 2011 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (1)

By Tom Solar

The Chapter’s first “Yokes and Spokes” outing occurred on Saturday, June 4th. The weather cooperated despite a forecast of a 30% chance of rain and thunderstorms.  The following people attended this first event.  Joe Rossi, Ole Sindberg, Clyde Ericson, Rob Nelson, Wendi Venable, Jerry Muccianti, Jim Rice, David Boone, Lon Danek, Tom Solar and Angel Jaimez. We met at Lake in the Hills Airport to arrange for transportation of bikes for Tom...

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2011-06 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted by Shane Stolarik on June 28, 2011 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

EAA Chapter 790
Board Meeting Minutes
June 7, 2011

The EAA 790 Board meeting was held at the Schaumburg Airport and began at 8:05 p.m.  Attendees were Nancy Blazyk,Glen Brisson, Lon Danek, Brad Delisle, Elton Eisele, James Pratt, Don Jenerick,Tom LeGates, Rob Nelson, Mike Perkins, and Shane Stolarik.


Yokes & Spokes: Rob reported there were 11 people and 6planesparticipating in the outing.  Activities included visits t...

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