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Young Eagle Rally
Saturday September 23rd
Please click here to SIGN UP as a Young Eagle volunteer.  This takes you to the Signup Genius web site.  If you don't remember or don't have a user name and password you can create one.  The "Youth Protection Program" is good for 3 years, so if you did it last year you are good for this year.  We need lots more help on the ground!
In case you do not have a "Youth Protection Card", complete both the online training and basic background check as a part of EAA's Youth Protection Policy ( It only takes about 15 minutes to apply but 2-3 weeks for approval. Use 000-00-0000 for your SSN on the application.
Volunteer show time - 0745
Rochester Airport just SE of Signature Flight Support
Need lots of ground support volunteers along with airplanes and pilots
Click here for more volunteer information. 
General Aviation Picnic/Party
Saturday September  23rd
Starts about noon or after the Young Eagles Rally
Located in the RST T-Hangar area near or at Dave Nelson's hangar
If you don't have access to that area, call 507-272-5099 or 507-951-4355
People interested in GA, plus their friends and families are invited. 
You do not have to help with the Young Eagles Rally to attend the picnic/party

Burgers & buns provided by Rochester Airport, other items by EAA Chapter 100.


October 12th -- Free AOPA Safety Seminar
Location:  New hangar at Dodge Center Airport
Time:  1900L (7:00pm)

Fly by Night

Especially in light aircraft, flying after dark comes with real trade-offs. Smooth air, better performance, and stunning views are greatóbut theyíre offset by trickier landings, invisible terrain, and limited emergency options. So whatís the key to staying safe after sundown?

ASIís new seminar looks at night flying from a risk management perspective. Using decades of accident data, we identify common problems and recommend the best ways to avoid them. Along the way, we talk about:

Requirements for pilots and aircraft
Unique flight planning considerations
Why all nights are not created equal
Things that can take you by surprise

Special Thanks to:  EAA Chapter 100 and Dodge Center Municipal Airport


October 14th -- Chapter Fly In and Open House
Location:  Dodge Center Airport Admin Building
Time:  ~0900

Fly in if you can, drive in if you must.  
All people who are interested in aviation are invited


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


IMC Club Meetings
- Suspended until farther notice
IMC Club Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 1900-2000L in the conference room at the Rochester International Airport Terminal Building.  Weather cancellations will be announced here.   Please note these are advertised as a WINGS program with 20 seats available.  Please reserve a seat by going to and search for RST Seminars.   Parking is validated at the meeting making parking free.  More information is available here.


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 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.

2017 Winter - 1900-2100L
February 10th
March 10th
April 14th
November 10th
December 8th

2017 Summer - 0900-1100L
May 13th
June 10th
July 8th
August 12th
September 9th
October 14th

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.

2017 Dates:.

January 10th
February 28th
May 2nd
June 30th
August 29th
October 31st


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