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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Project FlapJack is a Go

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on April 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (2)

After a series of detailed meetings, and months of discussions of ideas and obstacles, the decision is in. EAA Chapter 790 will host a fly-in, pancake breakfast at Lake in the Hills airport.

A few months ago, our friends at the Lake in the Hills airport approached us with an idea of holding an event to build public awareness, bolster public relations, and to build future business in the aviation community. This presented an opportunity for Chapter 790 to spend a fun day at 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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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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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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Are You Up for a Challenge?

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on March 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

By Elton Eisele


It's a word we pilots hear quite often. So often, unfortunately, that its true nature is as overlooked as the air we breathe—We just don't think about it until it is not there.

Let's take a moment and look at the definition of safety. The dictionary tells us safety is:

  • -The state of freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss
  • -The action of keeping secure from liability to harm, injury, dan...
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