Chapter 1414

Poplar Grove Airport (C77), Poplar Grove, IL

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State Of The Chapter Address


June 2017

Hey All,

It looks like all the big puddles have finally dried-up around C77, which should make all the grass runway users very happy.  All this nice weather has brought out alot of cool planes to watch and people to see.

Here's what's been going on lately at your EAA chapter.

May Pancake Breakfast/Young Eagles Rally

Our first Pancake Breakfast & Young Eagles Rally was a great success.  We served 306 breakfasts, gave 30 moms a free breakfast for Mother's Day, and flew 37 Young Eagles.  And, as always, we got to interact with and share the Spirit of Aviation with our supportive local community.

A big THANK YOU goes out to the 28 volunteers who came out to cook, make coffee, facilitate Young Eagles flights, keep people safe, and ensure our guests had a positive experience., 

In case you ever wonder if our efforts have a positive effect on our guests, please read the attached letter.  It was written by a young lady who was so moved by her experience that she wrote this.  In addition, both her and her mother came out to volunteer at our May breakfast as a way of saying thank you.

Our next Pancake Breakfast & Young Eagles Rally is Sunday, July 9th.  Come on out to help or come on out to eat!  Our online volunteer signup for all of our events can be found here.

Help Stock the Chapter Hardware Inventory

We are building up an inventory of AN/MS aircraft hardware in the upstairs workshop for all members to utilize and for the Jenny Build.  We are looking to stock up on:

• Nuts – elastic stop nuts to castle nuts
• Bolts - drilled and undrilled
• Washers – heavy and light
• Shackles – (we are especially in need of shackles)
• Clevis Pins – (we are especially in need of clevis pins)
• Turnbuckles – (we are especially in need of turnbuckles)
• Hose Clamps
• Adel Clamps
• Rivets – all varieties

You get the idea. Each airplane owner has 100’s of pieces of AN/MS hardware in their hangars or garages that could be used to build the Jenny. A small donation of hardware could save the Museum thousands of dollars for a very little sacrifice on your part.


If you have 5, AN-3 bolts, donate one or two to the Jenny project. If you have 25, AN960 washers, donate 5 to the Jenny project. If you have 100, AN365 elastic stop nuts, donate 20 to the Jenny project.


Our goal is for each member to fill up a plastic sandwich bag with hardware and bring it to the next meeting. The hardware must be new. We cannot accept any used hardware.


All the hardware will be stored in open bins in the wood shop above our kitchen.


Don’t be afraid to give up a portion of your hardware for fear of needing that certain nut or bolt someday. Remember we have an open hangar policy. Each dues paying member has an access code to the facility. If you are working on your airplane one evening or Sunday afternoon and you need a piece of hardware not in your inventory and Poplar Grove’s shop is closed, you are welcome to come to the EAA Hangar, let yourself in and search for your missing piece of hardware. Take what you need. All we ask is that you replace it with some other piece of hardware.


Thanks for your time and consideration, but most importantly remember to bring your plastic bag of hardware to the next EAA Chapter meeting, or drop it off on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday when the Jenny Team is working at the hangar.

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Jenny Project

The Jenny team is making good progress so far.  The upper wing center section is built, hundreds of metal fittings have been cut, shaped, and assembled, the rudder & vertical stab is taking shape, and wooden fuselage parts are being shaped and capped with copper.

If you would like to join in on the fun, show up at the hangar on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Sayurdays starting around 9am.  There is plenty to do, including power tool setup, component fabrication, shop organization and, of course, good camaraderie.


I'm looking forward to sharing another summer's flying adventures with all of you.  Please share your adventures with your fellow members at one of our monthly Chapter Gatherings or on our Facebook group at

Take Care,

Ed Myers
President, EAA Chapter 1414

EAA Chapter 1414 Facebook Group Page

We have created a new chapter Facebook group page.  To view the page, login to your Facebook account and click on the link below:


If you wold like to add content such as pictures, videos, etc... please submit a request to join the group on the group site. 

If you haven't already....PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES!!!    Thank you

New membership directory is available to all members paid up for 2015.  Those having paid before it was available should be sure to get their copy from Adolph Svec.

We would like to give a big thank you to Ken Kresmery for heading up the directory project and Rob Strickland for all his help in gathering and arranging the members' data for the directory. 

Contact Us

Chapter: EAA 1414

President: Ed Myers

Location:  Poplar Grove Airport (C77)

   5151 Orth Rd

   Box 14 

   Poplar Grove, IL. 61065


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