Chapter 9

Central Ohio

November 5, 2016 - Wright Aeroplane Factory Tour

We plan to arrive no later than 10:00 AM at the Wright Aeroplane Factory.  The factory is located in Dayton. We will plan for 1 1/2 hours traveling time just to be on the safe side.  We want to arrive promptly.  GPS navigation is 2807 W. Third Street. 

     Did you know that over 3,000 World War I aircraft were manufactured right here in Dayton, Ohio? The Dayton-Wright Airplane Company delivered more than 3,500 airplanes to the war front, most of which were De Havilland 4s (or DH-4s).

Some suggested places to eat after the tour we can consider the Carillon Brewing Company at Dayton History’s Carillon Historical Park. It’s an authentic reproduction of an 1850s-era Dayton brewery. Lunch fare is typical with some German selections. Carillon Park is also the home of the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the only airplane designated a National Historic Landmark. There is no admission fee to the brewery, but there is a small fee to enter the park.

Should you wish to attend this tour please reply to   The tour has a maximum limit of 50.  All members should reply by 7 PM on October 31st.  If you would like to invite 1 guest please let them know there is a standby list and that you will be notified on November 1 if there is room for them.   Since we can have a larger number for this tour we can open it to non-members if there are not enough members going.  We can carpool to make it more efficient and people arriving together will make entering easier.   Should you like to carpool please let us know in your response.

When responding please let us know if you have a person that you would like to be put on the stand by list.  I will need to notify our host by Thursday November 3rd.  Please respect our host by responding promptly to the events committee.  The sooner you respond and with a guest request they will be put on the list in order of response.

Sunday October 18, 2015 - Living in the Age of Airplanes

EAA Chapter 9 is coordinating a movie get together for Sunday, October 18 at 12:30 PM at COSI on West Broad Street, Columbus.

We will meet at 12:30 so that we can get a picture prior to going it to the movie at 1:00 PM


LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES reminds us how the airplane has profoundly changed the world and our lives. Beautifully filmed in 18 countries, across all 7 continents, the film renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe inspiring inventions in the modern world.

Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES is narrated by Harrison Ford and features an original score by Academy Award® winning composer James Horner (AvatarTitanic).

Check out the trailer and more at:

Cost per ticket ticket is $8.00.  

This should be a very good film.  If you are interested in going please let me know by emailing so, that I will know approximately how many people are going.

All are welcome.  



Put-In-Bay Fly Out

For anyone wishing to go along on the fly out for Put n Bay on Saturday, August 8, please contact

We are planning the arrival time to be between 9 - 10 AM.  Pilots should bring their own ropes for tie downs on the tarmac or stakes with the rope for the grass area if you need to park there.  Golf carts and bicycles are available for rent.  I do have a few discount coupons left for a golf car

To learn more about Put n Bay go to  There you will find a lot of useful information.  If you are flying and have a seat or two please let me know or if you would like to fly along with someone let me know so that we can try and get people connected.

I will be in Oshkosh, WI from July 11th through July 28th so I may not respond immediately but will answer all emails in the evening when I get back to the camper that are not answered during the day.

 Hope to see you there.

Darlene Ford, President


Ford Tri-Motor

Flights Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday June 26, 2015 through Sunday June 28, 2015

 For a history of the Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B City of Wichita Click Here

EAA's One Week Wonder

Update as of 8:00 am Sunday 6/7/2015:

At the current time EAA's One Week Wonder will still be coming to Columbus. Please come and see the airplane that was built and flown in 7 days.   

Date: Sunday June 7, 2015 

Time 5:00 PM 

Location:  OSU Don Scott Airport (KOSU) Hangar 5

Presentation by Kyle Voltz, EAA's new Chapter Administrator. 


EAA’s One Week Wonder is coming to Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, June 7th.  This is all contingent on the weather.  Please check our website closer to the date for any updates on the One Week Wonder.  We will also put the time on the website.  If you are on our email list we will be sending out a notice. 



Quick Stats
- Aircraft type: Zenith CH 750 Cruzer standard kit          - Started: July 28, 2014 at 8 a.m.
- Finished: August 3, 2014 at 3 p.m.                               - Number of builders: 2,500+
- First flight: August 5, 2014                                            - First flight pilot: Jeff Skiles
- EAA technical counselor: Dick Kohler                          - EAA flight advisor: Roger Dubbert
- Engine: Rotax 912is Sport                                            - Avionics: Dynon SkyView Touch 


On August 5, 2014, the airplane that was built in seven days at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 flew for the first time—carrying more than 2500 signatures of those who helped build the plane into the air.


I even got to put a couple rivets in and sign the location of them.

For more pictures go to:


Poker Run 2015

Congratulations to all who participated in the EAA 9 Poker Run 2015 on Saturday May 2, 2015 and especially the winner Charles Deal with four eights and an ace.  A tough hand to beat. 


Behind the Scenes Tour at KCMH

On Saturday March 21, 2015 several EAA 9 members took a tour of the operations at KCMH.  The tour was led by Mark Mulchaey, a long time employee of the Airport.  A good time was had by all.  To view all the pictures please see the Behind the Scenes at KCMH album in our photo section.   



Goodyear Airship Tour

At the top of the page is a picture of the group that attended the first event of the year for EAA 9.    We did a member and 1 guest to visit the Goodyear Airship Operations in Mogadore, Ohio.  The visit was a result of Andrew Hale, a board member.  We would like to thank him for his efforts in coordinating this event.  And to think it all started with a visit to the Kent State Aviation Days last fall.  While there we saw the Airship flying around.  Andrew went home and checked out their website.

He was given a short notice about it on Monday with them needing a count on Thursday due to it being a working facility and the Airship being down for maintenance.  Andy and Lenny sent out an email, we got a count of those members who could attend and if they had a guest.

Those pictured left to right rear row – Phil Newlon, Charles Wallace, Rick Hunt, Doug Schleifer; middle row – Jeff Beachy, Jodi Beachy, Andrew Hale – board member, Jerry Rohrer – board member, Darlene Ford – President, Debra Henrichs, Matt Corlett; front row are - Brodey Rohrer, Shannon Corlett.

Those not present for the photo were Jeff Ritschel and Andrew Ritschel.

We would like to thank Michael Dougherty who is the Assistant Chief Pilot with Goodyear Airship Operations.  Michael is pictured below.

We plan on having some other special events so be sure to go to our join/rejoin page and renew your membership.

Again, we would like to thank Andrew Hale for coordinating this special event for us.  If you have ideas and suggestions please email


Contact Us


EAA Chapter 9
The Ohio State University Airport (KOSU)
2160 W Case Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 423-9101

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