September 2023 Chapter Gathering

Hello EAA Chapter 179 Members and Friends – Join us!

The September 2023 Chapter Gathering is scheduled for
Tuesday, September 19th
Join us – in person!

5:30 PM — Potluck Dinner at Double Eagle Maintenance Facility
6:15PM — Program:   The “Windmill Plane” by Mark Wilson

Twenty years after the Wright Brothers had their first flight, the Gyrocopter was flying.  Come celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Join Mark Wilson where he will have his modern two place enclosed Gyrocopter at the meeting for you to learn more.  This aircraft is vastly different from the “Flying Lawnmower” of yesterday and the James Bond movies. Mark will talk about the history of this “grandaddy” of the Helicopter and answer the question, is it really stall proof? He’ll also share a personal story of making the “impossible turn” possible.

 POTLUCK NOTE:  A surprise dessert will be provided –  consider bringing a main course or side dish.

Where: City Maintenance Facility at Double Eagle II Airport, next to the Control Tower. 7401A Atrisco Vista Blvd NW; Albuquerque

Directions: Take I-40 or Paseo del Norte westbound to Atrisco Vista Blvd and follow airport signs.
Once on the Airport road, there is a stop sign before turning left to the main airport parking lot, DON’T TURN LEFT.
Proceed straight through the gate towards the Control Tower. Park in front of the 1st building on the left, marked 7401A. We’ll be in the south maintenance bay.  Look for EAA signs.

Monthly Chapter Gatherings offer time to network, with programs centered on exchanging experiences and ideas about aviation – airplanes, flying, and flying activities – rather than the chapter business which is addressed in bimonthly Board meetings. We hope to see you there!