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:

Chapter President Tom West: 602-626-4308

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



May Meeting 5/31/18 6:00pm

Hello All,

Just a reminder that this month's meeting is not this coming Thursday but next week Thursday, May 31st, due to scheduling issues.  The meeting is at Crosswinds.  It's the usual schedule - come to the restaurant around 5:30 if you wish to purchase dinner. The meeting itself is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.

This meeting is extra special - the topic is the Sport Pilot license and information about LSA and ELSA aircraft. The presenters for this meeting include Phil Corbell, FAASTeam Lead Representative and AOPA ASN Representative, as well as Tyler Sepp. I believe that this meeting counts towards WINGS credits so you definitely want to be present.  I don't believe you'll need to sign up early for WINGS credit for this meeting, but if you do I'll make sure to send out a notice.

So, once again, no meeting this Thursday the 24th, but put May 31st on your calendar for an exciting dinner/meeting.  See you all on the 31st!

John Trautschold
EAA Chapter 810 Secretary

April 26, 2018 Meeting Notes

EAA Chapter 810 Meeting - Trautschold’s Hangar - 4/26/18


Meeting is called to order at 6:15 pm. Officers present include Tom West, President; Ken Rice, Vice President; David Wilcox, Treasurer; John Trautschold, Secretary.


All officers introduce themselves. Tom then asks all of the members present to introduce themselves.


Tom introduces the month EAA Chapter video.


Tom talks about ordering name tags for all of the officers. Individual members can also buy their own.


Our next scheduled fly out is Wednesday, May 2 - more information to come.


Tom is also holding his Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday May 5th at his house. More info to come.


Marie asks Dave for a treasurer’s report, which he provides.  


Tom updates the Zing project - the engine’s been started but it needs work. The engine’s been removed and sold.  Jim DuFriend has the wings and is going to be making repairs to the wings to get them airworthy.


Oshkosh - Tom is flying his Bonanza to OSH. Colin Perry is coming along.  Ken Rice is flying his Lancair there.  John Trautschold is driving there.  


John did a quick presentation on his Velocity construction project and answered a few questions. Will answer more questions after the meeting. John's construction website is


Steve Vaught takes over to discuss Young Eagles and starts with an brief history of his flying career.  Some of his former YE’s have become pilots and are now flying commercially.


Steve wonders if we’ve gotten too big - trying to do smaller events and even one-on-one events throughout the year. Also, the EAA has been experimenting with pre-registration.  People get a time and aircraft to fly. This EAA software is available to all Chapters. People just sign up and get a booking.


There is a new EAA website just for YE -  We’re looking at doing the event on June 9th which is the 2018 International Young Eagle Day.  Would like to keep registration around 50.


One choke point is photos - instead of us doing the photos we just let the parents or even the kids take their own selfies.


Meeting ends at 8:00 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


John Trautschold

EAA Chapter 810 Secretary



Wednesday Fly-out to Deer Valley

To say that our latest fly out was a success would be an understatement! We had a total of 16 people attend yesterday's luncheon at Deer Valley Airport (KDVT).  We had beautiful weather for the trip with a total of six airplanes trekking over to Deer Valley. A great time was had by all! We hope that you'll consider joining us again next month for another trip. More details to come, but plan on the first Wednesday of May most likely for breakfast.  See the attached photos!

Don't forget, our next regular Chapter meeting is scheduled for the 26th, most likely in my hangar (more details to come) with the focus on our upcoming Young Eagles day.  

Upcoming Evants

May Monthly Meeting 05/31/18 6:00 pm

Crosswinds Rewtaurant  5:30 if you wish to purchase dinner.

Fly Out Wednesday, May 2nd

Breakfast - Prescott -- more to come....

Call to all Members...

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Just send your information to our email address

A reminder that your EAA Chapter 810 dues, which were due in January, are now overdue! It's only $15. Please submit your check or cash as soon as possible. Thanks. Make out your checks to EAA Chapter 810. You can send them to me (address below) or drop them off at the airport office. Ray or Dennis will make sure they get to us.

Thank you!

John Trautschold

EAA Chapter 810 Secretary

1201 N Earhart Pkwy

Payson, AZ 85541

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