Fabulous Fall

Much has happened this Fall and much is coming up. We participated in several fly-ins and aviation events. We made some modifications to the plane. We even just enjoyed flying around.

The club continues to spread the word to attract new members. We were up at two events at Massey airfield and one at Essex. We also participated in and helped sponsor the 2016 Tangier Island Holly Run. We met many other pilots and told them about the club.

We did our regular 100 hour inspection of N905GB. The skilled mechanics down at Hyde Field performed their usual great job of routine maintenance. The big addition was fuel sample points on the wings. The new Tecnam Eaglets have them and now N905GB does too. This helps make sure the fuel is clean and ready to go. In January, we’ll be adding ADS-B Out to the plane. We’ll do this through the replacement of the current transponder with a new Garmin GTX-335, which will meet the 2020 FAA ADS-B mandate.

With the addition of the new hangars on the north side of Bay Bridge Airport, several hangars opened up on the south side. N905GB is now being sheltered in hangar A-12 on the south side. We’re excited to bring the plane out of the elements. Also, it will be much easier to prepare the plane for flying: no tie down, no cowl plugs, and best of all, no snow and ice to remove! We’re also be able to keep supplies and owner maintenance items in the cabinet in the hangar.

Chesapeake Flying Club continues to make flying even more fun and easier. Give us a call or send an email if you’d like to be part of the club too!

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