News Letter

May 2019 Newsletter
Sarah Keesler:  Editor

It’s Right Around The Corner…

Discover Aviation Day is nearly here! On Saturday May 18th, EAA Chapter 1252 is holding Discover Aviation Day at the DAC hangar at the Lorain County Airport.  The event runs from 9am through 2pm, rain or shine or mid-May blizzard.  As always, we depend on our incredible volunteers to make this event a success year after year!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Vicki…there is a task for anyone who is interested!

The schedule of events for Discover Aviation Day is as follows: 

  • Tuesday May 7th: EAA 1252 Planning Meeting at the DAC hangar, all are welcome to attend. Social hour and DAD planning from 6-7, meeting begins at 7, IMC club to follow the meeting. 

  • Friday May 17th:  Set Up, hangar cleaning and our first summer cookout will be at 6pm (feel free to bring a dish to pass) and we will likely have cleaning ongoing that afternoon.

  • Saturday May 18th:    Set up for vendors and exhibitors begins at 8am.   Also any baked goods for the bake sale can be dropped off.  At 9am breakfast and bake sale begin, as well as Young Eagle Flight registration.  Around 10:30 to 11, we will switch over to hot dogs and burgers for lunch.  Young Eagle registration will end at noon. 

  • Throughout the day there will be aircraft displays, AvLab simulator, vendors, kids activities, and possibly visits by helicopters. The FAA FAAST team will be on hand to present a Wings Safety Seminar as well. 

After the event ends at 2, we can use help cleaning up and taking down tables and chairs.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will have a great day for our guests! 

We welcome any vendors who wish to join us on Discover Aviation Day, there’s a $15 suggested donation to set up a vendor booth, and that fee is waived for non-profits. 

Additional Upcoming Events:

May 4th:  Family Day at the International Women’s Air and Space Museum…volunteers needed to represent the DAC! (10am-2pm) Family Day is a free event for all ages, with games, activities and crafts, as well as many community resources.

May 11th: DAC and DACFC meeting (moved from May 4th) at the DAC hangar, 11 am, all are welcome to attend.

May 14th, 15th, and 16th: DAC at the Avon Crushers Stadium for Crushers’ Education Days.  We could use additional volunteers at this event to represent DAC!  Please let Vicki know if you would be interested in helping.

July 13th:  NASA Tour. Join DAC for a tour of NASA’s Drop Zone and Zero Gravity Research Facility. NASA only offers these tours a few chances a year, so don’t miss this great event!  These tours are open to the public, so we need all attendees names no later than June 9th to ensure we can all be together on the tour. 

April 2019 Newsletter
Sarah Keesler:  Editor

Upcoming Events:

(April 3rd Dinner at The International Women’s Air And Space Museum is postponed, we will reschedule at a later date.)

April 2nd:  EAA Chapter 1252 Meeting  @ Columbia Station VFW Hall, social hour from 6-7 (dinner is potluck) Documentary at 7, IMC Club meeting at 8.  Members, non-members, family and friends always welcome!

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) 

May 18th: Discover Aviation Day

July 13th: NASA Tour

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 2019 Newsletter
Sarah Keesler:  Editor

Upcoming Activities:

Wednesday April 3rd: DAC Tour of the International Women’s Air & Space Museum 6:00pm

Saturday May 18th:  Discover Aviation Day

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

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.