Chapter 790

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

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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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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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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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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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Pancakes Anyone?

Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on January 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This just in...

Overheard in flight planning, EAA Chapter 790 is discussing a joint Pancake Breakfast project with Lake in the Hills airport and the city of Lake in the Hills. Under consideration is the pooling of resources, the construction of a pancake turn-table grill, and more.

The idea is to have a pancake breakfast at Lake in the Hills (LITH) sometime in the month of June. The Airport manager and the city of LITH has expressed great interest in co-sponsering the event that m...

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