February 2022 Chapter Gathering

Hello EAA Chapter 179 Members and Friends – Join us!

The February Chapter Gathering is scheduled for
February 15th at the Double Eagle II Airport

Join us – in person!

5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Doors Open
Pot Luck Dinner, plates & utensils provided.
Presentation by Dennis Kirby, builder & pilot
UPDATE:   Start Time moved 30 minutes later than in the past

ProgramBuilding a Murphy Rebel

Join us to hear Dennis Kirby share his builder/pilot story.  He and his son Michael are nearly finished building a Murphy Rebel.  In case you need a memory jog, Dennis frequented our meetings at Copper Canyon before COVID and is building at Edgewood. Or you may have crossed paths with him at AirVenture.  Here’s a preview from Dennis:

“I purchased this partially-completed kit airplane a few years ago because it appeared “mostly finished” and I thought it would be a quick effort to get it finished.  Boy was I misled!

This is my second homebuilt airplane – I had previously built a Kolb Mark-3 light sport (Rotax-912 powered) and flew it for 14 years.  I flew it to several of the NMPA Gila backcountry fly-ins, many places in New Mexico, and to destinations in Arizona and Utah.  Although it performed very well as a one-person camping airplane, I decided I wanted a larger aircraft that I could actually take TWO persons – and a fair-sized load of camping gear – into the backcountry.  I needed a Lycoming-powered airplane of some sort to do this.  I hope this Rebel fills that requirement!

Where:  City Maintenance Facility at  Double Eagle II Airport

Directions:  The City of Albuquerque maintenance facility at Double Eagle II Airport is next to the Control Tower. At the last stop sign before turning left to the main airport parking lot, proceed straight through the gate towards the Control Tower. Look for EAA signs. Park in front of the city building.

Driving to Double Eagle II:  Take I-40 or Paseo del Norte west to Atrisco Vista Blvd and follow airport signs. (7401 Atrisco Vista Blvd)