Pancakes & Kids Take Off!

Pancakes & Kids – both flying!
A great morning of aviation and good foods!

Pancakes flew off the griddle while kids took to the air Saturday as the Chapter held a morning of aviation, good foods and even better company!

Thirty nine kids took to the skies, enjoying their first flight and including a Scouts troop who each gained an aviation merit badge thanks to EAA240! The ramp was busy throughout and with just three planes/pilots we didn’t complete until early afternoon.

We had a busy morning at the Chapter hangar and our breakfasts continue to attract many locals and fly-ins resulting in a steady flow of breakfasters eager for our great foods and hangar-breakfast experience. We served over 200 breakfasts – our best turnout in 2022 – and feedback was very positive as we continue to refine our food offerings (new potato product). Also, for this event, we’d purposefully and proactively invited the Chester Health Inspector to visit with us, view our food procedures and practices and to offer advice and counsel on all we do. We came away with a very positive report.

Our main purpose in all of this is to promote general aviation, the Chapter, and to raise funds to aid and maintain our operations. And this we did, with a solid income for breakfasts but also over $150 in generous donations from our supportive public.

None of this would be possible without the engagement and support of our amazing band of volunteers, who brought about the success of the day. Our thanks to:

Young Eagles Team:

Bill Kelsall
Nate Hauser
Dave Mackenzie
Liz Robinson
Nancy Thomas
Braden Hauser
Don Allen
Ramp Crew:
Bert Shipman
Don Wilson
Anthony Borda
Glen Hough
Bob Thomas

Breakfast Team:

Chuck Shipman
Brad Carnegie
Tom Wilson
Jay Jacobs
Reagan Jacobs
Tony Zecca
Marie Borda
Bob Greeley
US Vance 2nd
Steve Dooley
John Leslie
Jeff Giest
Brian Wheeler

Our final 2022 Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles flights is on Saturday, October 15th, when we hope for similar success (and no TFR!). Please log this date and plan to join the volunteer team for these important and fun Chapter activities. We need you!

Events Team 2022