2019 Events


Friday, March 15th – EAA Chapter 846 monthly meeting

5:00-8:30p at the Skypark Airport (15G) in Wadsworth


Sunday, March 17th – St Patty Burning River Keg party

OK so this isn’t really an aviation event but there will be other aviators there & it will be fun!

1:00-5:00p at DAC’s parent organization PHASTAR’s new office – 1776 Columbus Rd, Cleveland

We will have limited free parking. Or – we are 3 blocks from the West 25th St. Rapids Station

Snacks & beverages for before and/or after the parade – $20pp Visit http://phastar.org/kegger/ for tickets


Monday, March 18th – EAA Chapter 5 presentation – Foreflight

6:00-8:30pm at the Geauga County Airport in Middlefield


Friday, March 22
John & Martha King to speak at ECOPA’s annual Spring Banquet.
Every March the ECOPA Pilots Association has an annual Spring Banquet. The next banquet will be held on Friday March 22, 2019 in Canton, Ohio at Skyland Pines C.C. They always have a key speaker as part of the program and they are pleased to announce that the speakers will be John and Martha King! Tim Hartong of ECOPA has worked very hard for about 4 years to get them to come speak, but with their very busy schedules it hadn’t worked out. He’s thrilled they have said yes and are coming to the banquet. If you have never listened to them speak then you don’t want to miss this coming years banquet, it’s going to be awesome! If you have had the pleasure, you know what Tim’s talking about and will want to hear them again. So save the date and get your reservations in.

Contact ECOPA

You can learn about John and Martha at their website: KingSchools.com.


Saturday, March 23rd – AOPA seminar – Rusty Pilots Program

Starts at 9:00a at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland

Qualifies for WINGS credit – click here for more info


Monday, March 25th – Double Header – GAJSC Topic of the Month and IMC Club

7:00-9:00p at the Wadsworth Airport Main Terminal


Thursday, March 28th – EAA Chapter 5 IMC/VMC Club

7:00-8:30p at the Geauga County Airport (7G8) in Middlefield


Friday, March 29th – IWASM’s Dinner with a Slice of History

Join us as we welcome Wally Funk, one of the Mercury 13, for an incredible evening of stories and inspiration. Funk, who now has over 18,000 hours of flight time, went through testing at Lovelace Clinic in the early 1960s to try to become one of the first female astronauts. Thirteen women (known as the Mercury 13) qualified for this program and passed all of the tests, only to have the program shut down by Congress. It was over 20 years later when America finally had a female astronaut. After the cancellation of the program, Funk continued to fly as a goodwill ambassador, taught over 3,000 students as a flight instructor, and was the first female to be an Air Safety Investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board. She has participated in several air races, appeared on various television and radio programs and enjoys encouraging young people to get into aviation. Funk still hopes to get into space as part of the Virgin Galactic Space program. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with presentation to follow.

The 2019 Dinner Series is made possible from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


Tuesday, April 2nd – EAA Chapter 1252’s monthly meeting

Social hour is from 6-7 – Columbia Station VFW Hall
Presentation 7pm

IMC/VMC club meeting 8pm


Tuesday, April 16th

Taxi where? Hold Short of what? What does that sign mean again?
A Discussion on airport ground operations.
Presented by Ned Parks ECOPA

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Kent State Airport
Kent Road 
Just east of Darrow/Rt. 91
Stow, OH 44224


Saturday, April 27th
Walk, Run, Fly! Bootcamp style 5K at the Lorain County Airport


Saturday, May 4th – IWASM’s Family Day
Burke Lakefront Airport 


Saturday, May 18th, 2019 Discover Aviation Day 

This is Discover Aviation Center’s annual DISCOVER AVIATION DAY at the Lorain County Regional Airport.

This is a FREE fun/educational event for the entire family. A great opportunity for family and friends to get together and enjoy a day at your local airport.

There will be aircraft activities, kid’s activities, food, and airplane ride opportunities.

Visit the Discover Aviation Center AvLab. Learn about aviation and try your hand at the Flight Simulator.

EAA Chapteer 1252 will host a pancake breakfast from 9am to noon and Discover Aviation Center will host a hotdog & burger lunch from noon on.

Free Young Eagle airplane rides for youths ages 8-17. A parent must be present and registration will end at noon.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in, Wadsworth, OH

Celebrate spring at the airport! Shine up your plane and come show it off at the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, 3G3. Or drive on in, see all the planes and enjoy a fresh, hot pancake breakfast! Rain or shine, come join us from 8 am-1 pm on Sat., May 18th at the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, 840 Airport Rd., in Wadsworth.


Saturday, Jun 8, 2019

Young Eagles Day, Wadsworth, OH

Nationally, the Young Eagles program has flown nearly 2 million kids with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers, including the members of Chapter 846.
Each year we fly young people age 8-17 at Wadsworth Airport. Each child will attend a short ground school, followed by a free airplane ride with a qualified pilot. A parent or guardian must be present. Mark your calendar for Sat., June 8, at the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, and let your child fly like an eagle
Contact: Gary Baker
Phone: 330-321-6274
Website: https://www.846.eaachapter.org/youngeagles.htm


Wednesday, June 12th – IWASM’s Rocket Day
Burke Lakefront Airport 


Friday, July 26th – IWASM’s – Come From Away at Playhouse Square

Join Playhouse Square and IWASM for a performance of Come From Away on Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Come From Away is based on actual events that took place on September 11, 2001, and the days that followed when 7,000 airline passengers were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. The show depicts the humanity, grace, and unity that was shown that day in Gander when 7,000 people showed up unexpectedly in their small town.

Tickets must be purchased by June 29. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to IWASM. Stop by the museum before the performance and learn more about Beverly Bass, the first female pilot to be named Captain by American Airlines, and the inspiration for this play.

To purchase your tickets visit:



Friday, August 30th – IWASM’s Corks in the Concourse
Burke Lakefront Airport 


Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 , 2019 – Cleveland National Air Show


Saturday, September 21st, 2019
EAA Chapter 1252’s Annual Flyro-Gyro

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA Chapter 1252) Annual Flyro Gyro at the Lorain County Regional Airport. Event runs from 10am – 2pm. This is a FREE fun family event. Fly in or Drive in. Our chapter pilots will offer Free Airplane Rides for kids 8 to 17. A parent must be present. Registration ends at 1pm. Visit the Discover Aviation Center AvLab where you can test your skills flying a real airplane. There will be RC Simulators for young and old to try their skills.. Gyros and Hot Dogs available. For more information contact Vicki Koziol at 440.236.6594 or vickikozz@gmail.com

The Lorain County Regional Airport (KLPR) is located at 44050 Russia Road, Elyria, Ohio


Saturday, Nov. 2nd –  IWASM’sBooks, Breakfast, & Book Signings


Saturday, Nov. 9 – IWASM’s WOW STEM Conference


Want more?
Visit the FAA FAASTeam website for the list of free webinars available

Use “webinar” for your keyword search

Most qualify for WINGS credits too!


Are you an EAA member?  EAA also offers webinars! 

Visit theEAA site for subjects & times.

Some EAA webinars also qualify for WINGS credit.



Discover Aviation Day Fly-in and Pancake Breakfast will by May 18th 

We are looking for vendors, volunteers, and aircraft to display for it & the April 27th 5K.  

Please let me know if you can help with either! 

Join your local EAA Chapter

  • If you are not already a member of an EAA Chapter, we highly encourage you to check out your local group. This is a great way to meet other aviation enthusiasts, whether you are an experienced aviator or simply interested in anything aviation! 
    Here are some of the chapters in our area, along with their monthly meeting times. 
    You can find more info on chapters near you by clicking here.
    Columbia Station Chapter 1252– 1st Tuesday at the Columbia Station VFW Hall, 7p
    Lorain County Chapter 127 – 2nd Saturday at the Lorain County Airport, 10a
    Wadsworth Chapter 846 – 2nd Thursday at Skypark Airport in Wadsworth, 7p
    Port Clinton Chapter 1247- 3rd Wednesday at the Liberty Aviation Museum, 7p
    North Central OH Chapter 50 – 1st Saturday at Hinde Airport in Huron, 1:30p
    Toledo Chapter 582 – 4th Thursday at the Toledo Executive Airport in Millbury, 6p
    Geauga County EAA Chapter 5 – 3rd Monday at the Geauga Count Airport in Middlefield, 7p
    Ashland County Chapter 255 – 2nd Sunday at the Ashland County Airport, 4p
    Fremont Chapter 1272 – 2nd Tuesday at the Sandusky County Airport in Fremont, 7p
    Portage County Chapter 1591 – 3rd Wednesday at the Portage County Airport in Ravenna, 6p

    International Women’s Air & Space Museum 

    Always something going on. Click here to learn about all their events.


    Check out Discover Aviation Center anytime!

    Discover Aviation Center (DAC) introduces people to aviation and helps promote other aviation organizations. We have a Flying Club; offer outreach programs, which include Discover Aviation Day in May each year, airport tours, school career fairs and library programs; and we encourage aviation networking through meetings (first Saturday of each month) and cookouts (third Friday of each month throughout the summer) at the Discover Aviation hangar at the Lorain County Airport.  If you are interested in becoming a member of DAC or would like more information,  check out our website at
    Please contact us if you would like any additional information or if you would like to be removed from our distribution list.

Vicki and Paul Koziol

Discover Aviation Center

Lorain County Airport

44050 Russia Rd, Elyria



http://discoveraviationcenter. org


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