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November 10th -- Chapter Hangar Flying Event
Location:  Dwayne Hora's Shop

58341 280th Ave, Mantorville, MN 55955 (Click picture icon to enlarge or here for a pdf printable map)  
Time:  1900L (7:00 pm)
Please bring your own chair -- or plan to stand.

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Lee Hilgendorf, a local historian will be our guest speaker and will tell us about the history of Rochester aviation.

Lee is a volunteer and researcher at the History Center of Olmsted County and writes the Lens on History column that appears in the Rochester Post-Bulletin every Tuesday.  Having recently retired from 40 years in the auto parts industry, his interests lie in Rochesterís auto dealers, gas stations, drive-ins, and root beer stands.  Lee and his wife make their home in the Meadow Park subdivision in southeast Rochester, an area that served as the Rochester Airport from 1929 to 1960.

Article from Oct. 31, Post Bulletin by Lee Hilgendorf


November 11th -- Seminar on "Toward Zero Deaths in Aviation.

Topic: Rick Braunig will speak on MnDOT Aeronautics' 'Zero Deaths in Aviation' initiative.
09:00 Central Standard Time
Location: Modern Avionics/Air Trek North, 10000 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here


December 8th -- Chapter Hangar Flying Event
Location:  Dodge Center Airport's Administration Building

Time:  1900L (7:00 pm)


December 13th -- IMC Club Meeting.

Location:  Great Planes Aviation which is on the second floor of the "old weather station" building just SE of Signature Flight Support.  
Time:  1900L (7:00pm)
For local information click here.

January 2nd -- Chapter Business Meeting

1830 (6:30pm)  
Bears Den back room in Byron
Members are encouraged to arrive about 1730-1800 to eat and drink.  The business meeting will start at 1830.  Eating/drinking is not required, but it's a nice way to thank the Bears Den for the use of their room.

Subject items to cover:

Chapter putting in a flag pole and flag in between the admin building and the new hangar at TOB.
Name tags with the EAA logo, chapter 100, Rochester, MN on them
Facebook page and a Facebook group

Send any other discussion items to

Anyone can come to the meeting but only paid-up members can vote.


If you want to be a 2017 member of Chapter 100, please bring $10 for your yearly dues to the next meeting.  Also, download the membership profile form and bring it along


 EAA Chapter 100 Events:

May-October will be Saturday morning Fly-In events (Unless someone invites us to their shop/project).  We've scheduled the second Saturday each month starting about 0900.  Taxi or fly one of your airplanes to TOB for fun and flying.  All pilots are invited even if you don't belong to the chapter.  Rolls and coffee until we run out.

November-April will be Hangar flying events every 2nd Friday at 1900 unless otherwise noted in the black column on the right.

Chapter Activities Guide from HQ EAA

General Information

Anyone with an interest in aviation is welcome to attend the next EAA Chapter 100 Winter Hangar Flying Event or Summer Fly-In. Hangar Flying Events are for: training, presentations, socializing and just, plain old fun. They are (generally) every second Friday of the month at 1900L. We try to rotate locations among the various member projects.  Fly-Ins are summer events usually held at Dodge Center (KTOB) starting about 0900 on the second Saturday of each month.   Pilots are encouraged to bring or fly their airplanes to the event.  Then, we'll just have fun.  No airplane, no problem.  There just might be an opportunity for a ride or some other fun.

Dates and times are often adjusted a few times each year to schedule around major events, such as the annual AirVenture convention in Oshkosh, WI.

EAA Chapter 100 conducts the Business Meeting about 10 days prior to the Hangar Flying Events. We conduct our business at these meetings and save the Hangar Flying Events for fun and education. All current members of EAA Chapter 100 are invited to attend and participate in Business meetings. Business meetings are usually held at the Bears Den in Byron


2017 & 2018 Chapter Hangar Flying Event Dates

Hangar Flying Events are usually conducted at the Dodge Center Airport, but may change month-to-month.  Hangar Flying Events have Summer and Winter Schedules.  The winter schedules are in the evenings and start the 2nd Friday in November.  The summer schedules are in the mornings and start the 2nd Saturday in May.

Winter - 1900-2100L

November 10, 2017
December 8, 2017
January 12, 2018
February 9, 2018
March 9, 2018
April 13, 2018

Summer - 0900-1100L
May 12, 2018 (YE Rally)
June 9, 2018
July 14, 2018
August 12th (Sunday picnic)
September 8, 2018
(Sep 22nd is YE Rally)
October 13, 2018

2017 Chapter Business Meetings Dates

Business meetings are at the Bears Den in Byron. Schedules are based on every other month, the Tuesday of the week before the week of the meeting.   Members are encouraged to arrive about 1730-1800 to eat.  The business meeting will start at 1830.  Eating is not required, but it's a nice way to thank the Bears Den for the use of their room.

January 2, 2018
February 27, 2018
May 1, 2018
July 3, 2018
August 28, 2018
October 30, 2018


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