News Letter

Upcoming Activities:

Saturday, April 6th: 11am Flying Club Meeting at the DAC Hangar (All are welcome, you do not need to be a flying club member to attend) 

Saturday, May 18th:  Discover Aviation Day

Saturday, July 13th:  NASA Drop Zone and Zero Gravity Research Facility Tour  


April Newsletter

Sarah Keesler: Editor

Discover Aviation Day Is Approaching 

Spring is finally upon us, and as we enjoy our first glimpse of the sunshine, remember that “April Showers Bring Discover Aviation Day!”   Planning has begun for our big event and we can use everyone’s help this year.  No matter what your interests are there is a role for each of us on May 18th.  Please begin thinking about what you may be interested in doing…set up, hangar cleaning, cooking, serving, working the cash drawer, staffing the flight simulator or the kids activities…we would love to have 100% DAC participation this year.

The DAC Library is here! Please feel free to bring any books or materials you would like to share.  We plan to operate under the premise that all books remain the property of the original owners unless otherwise indicated.  Please write either your name, or Discover Aviation Center (if the item is donated to the library permanently), inside the front cover.  Thank you to everyone for sharing books and making this wonderful resource possible! 

As always please be careful where you park at the DAC hangar, avoid taxiways and hangars, and please no parking on the grass.  Please help make DAC guests and visitors feel welcome, and help them find safe parking spots…the airport can be a confusing place on your first few visits!

Bring On the Dog Days of Summer!

March Newsletter

Sarah Keesler: Editor

DAC News: 

We have some very exciting member events coming up!

Join us on Wednesday April 3rd at 6pm for an evening of pizza and history at the International Women’s Air and Space Museum. This program will feature a private tour of the museum, pizza dinner and a trivia scavenger hunt.  A big thank you to Museum Director Heather Alexander and IWASM for welcoming us.  Please RSVP to either Vicki or me by March 27th. The museum is located at 1501 North Marginal Road in the main terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport.

On Saturday July 13th, mark your calendars for an exciting tour of NASA.  This tour is featuring NASA’s Drop Zone and Zero Gravity Research Facility.  These tours are open to the public, so we will need all participants names by June 9th to ensure our spots together on the tour.  (Tour details can be found at

Hangar Cookouts begin Friday May 17th; these will continue on the third Friday of each month. 

March is Our New Dues Month:
Thank you to everyone for renewing  your DAC Membership. Your membership supports the DAC in educational, outreach, and social activities.  The DAC offers us a place to have fun and learn, as well as providing aviation experiences that are unique to our community. Membership dues of $20 can be paid to Vicki anytime this month. 

It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Discover Aviation Day:
May is just around the corner (the icy, bitterly cold corner) and Discover Aviation Day will be here before we know it. Our goal is 100% member involvement! There is something for everyone to do, and a role to fit anyone’s interests.  Last year’s attendance blew us all away, and this year may surpass it. Please start to think about what type of a role you would enjoy, whether it’s setting up, serving food, taking photographs, kids activities, selling tickets, tearing down…we definitely need your help in making this a successful event. 

Parking at the DAC Hangar:
There is absolutely no parking in front of any hangars, this includes pedestrian doors, in addition to hangar doors. There is no parking on any active taxiways. MRK has also asked that there be no parking on any grassy areas. You may park at the north or south end of our hangar row. If these areas fill up, please park in the far west unused taxiway.  If you notice someone parked incorrectly, please kindly help them find a better spot.