Chapter 810

Payson, AZ

Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.

 

Email us: EAAchapter810@gmail.com

Chapter President Ralph Larkin: 928-978-4250

Chapter Vice-President Ken Rice: 5209777195

Treasurer David Wilcox: 928-363-0555

Secretary John Trautschold: 224-387-8859    JT Biography

 Please join our Chapter! Member Information Form 2017.pdf

Turkey Shoot (no real turkeys)

Our gathering at Chuck Millar Airfield for the turkey shoot will begin at 9 AM Wednesday November 22. for the brief and last till about 11AM, or longer...
Come a little early so we can start on time and not have to re-brief.
Bring whatever you’d like and there are additional points awarded for loud.
Recommend ear protection.
There are targets already there but feel free to bring additional.
You can park your vehicle/ aircraft near the range for convenience.
This is not an EAA event.

Christmas Dinner Monday Dec 11th

The annual PPA (Payson Pilot's Association) dinner is a combined dinner with our EAA Chapter. If you are interested in attending, please follow the directions below. Thanks. The dinner is always a fun time and a chance to get together with most of our wonderful aviation community.


John Trautschold
EAA Chapter 810 Secretary

PPA members and friends are invited to join together and celebrate Christmas on 11 December at the Diamond Point Shadows on Hwy 260. We will meet & greet from 5:30PM and have dinner at 6:30. As in the past there will be a cash bar and we look forward to another fine dinner served elegantly by the friendly staff. Once again we will remember our founder, Rich Henry who sadly will be missing this year. Each year we try to do a little something to spread this beautiful season to those less fortunate and this year we are asking each of you to bring 3 cards expressing the good cheer and blessings of the season. We will give these cards to those who do the Meals on Wheels who will include one of the cards with a delivery. Please sign the cards “ A Friend “ or any little message you may wish. The reason for 3 cards is that we need about 130 to cover the deliveries. When Charlie Todd used to deliver Meals for Wheels she would be sure to provide something with her Christmas deliveries and it was always greatly appreciated.

Well Here’s the Bottom Line:   Price including Tax & Gratuity
Dinners are   Prime Rib   $28.00
                  Salmon      $28.00
                  Chicken     $25.00

To Reserve & Pay: Note your dinner choice and
 Send your checks to: PPA
                                   C/O Tony Visdas
                                   310 S. Sandstone Point
                                   Payson, AZ  85541
  OR Drop an envelope with your choice etc. with Ray at the old fuel shack at PAN.

Paul Pitkin needs a head count to give to Diamond Point by 6 December, so don’t delay .

Last, but not least… Each year we have always provided our own deserts at these events and this year is no different.
If you plan to bring your favorite dessert to share include that info in your note with your dinner choice. Plates, forks or spoons will be provided by the establishment.

This message is from your President Paul Pitkin
thru Tony Visdas, Treasurer

October 26 Chapter Meeting

 

The meeting started with a great dinner provided by Tom West and his girlfriend Rebecca in their hangar. Thanks again Tom and Rebecca for your wonderful hospitality.

 

The upcoming yearly election of officers is upon us. We’ve been accepting nominations for all positions. We will continue to accept nomination through November 15th. At that point, the Chapter will send out an email listing all candidates giving you a chance to vote. Current nominations are as follows:

 

President:

 

Ralph Larkin (incumbent)

Thomas West

 

Vice President:

 

Ken Rice (incumbent)

 

Treasurer:

 

David Wilcox (incumbent)

 

Secretary:

 

John Trautschold (incumbent)

 

There is no meeting scheduled in November due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  The results of the election will be announced at the Christmas party.

 

EAA Calendars are once again available for members to purchase.  They cost 8 to 9 dollars. We need to order at least 10. If you are interested in purchasing a calendar please contact President Ralph Larkin ASAP. His email is retiredralph@yahoo.com or call him at 928-978-4250.

 

We plan to curtail hangar meetings over winter since it gets chilly and most hangars aren’t heated.

 

Regarding the Zing aircraft, we can’t own an airplane that’s flyable for liability reasons so we’ll have to sell it when flyable. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to work on it. More about that later.

 

Our next meeting is the Christmas party - held in conjunction with the PPA. As usual, it’ll be at Diamond Point Steak House.  It’ll be on a Monday.  Once the date is confirmed we’ll let everyone know.

 

Back to the Zing project - Tom West discussed this some more and the core committee (Tom West, Ken Rice & Rick Corbaley) is looking for people with expertise to help. We will put a schedule on the website. Tom discusses the cost for an upgraded engine. 

 

Native Air crews from next door stopped by to talk about their operation. Very interesting. Group rates are available. If the Chapter is interested in signing up with Native Air for emergency medical transport, let us know so that we discuss the possibility of setting up a group rate with them.

 

Respectively Submitted

 

John Trautschold

EAA Chapter 810 Secretary


The following are a few photos taken at Tom's hangar during our meeting.  Enjoy!

Upcoming Evants

Millar Turkey Shootout (no real turkeys)

Wednesday November 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Event to be held at Chuck Millar's private airstrip (2AZ4). For those wanting to camp out fly or drive to Chuck's strip on the afternoon of November 21st.

9 AM Wednesday November 22. for the brief and last till about 11AM, or longer...

Come a little early so we can start on time and not have to re-brief.

Bring whatever you’d like and there are additional points awarded for loud.

Recommend ear protection.

There are targets already there but feel free to bring additional.

You can park your vehicle/ aircraft near the range for convenience.

This is not an EAA event.


Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 11, 05:30 PM

Diamond Point Shadows

Annual PPA dinner is a combined dinner with EAA 810 Chapter

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