Chapter 1414

Poplar Grove Airport (C77), Poplar Grove, IL

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State Of The Chapter Address


March 2018 

Hey All,

Congratulations on surviving another Northern Illinois Winter!  With all the crazy weather we saw in February, I wasn't able to fly even one time. But based on some of the great pictures I've seen posted to our Facebook Group, it appears that many of you have found ways to keep your flying passion alive thru the frigid & slippery conditions.

Here's a quick look at what has been going on at Chapter 1414.

ADS-B Performance Checking

At last month's meeting, Kelly Jeffries shared her story about getting a letter from the FAA regarding a possible ADS-B performance problem in her RV-8.  If you would like to verify that your ADS-B installation is working correctly, you can obtain a free performance report on your ADS-B signal from the following website:

Chapter Banquet Returns


Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Cheryl Falardeau, Katie McGreevy, and Frank Herdzina, 2018 will see the return of the Chapter 1414 Banquet.  The banquet will be held on Saturday, October 27th.  More details to come!


2018 Skiplane Fly-In

Well, we had just barely enough snow on the grass, but the fog and high winds kept the plane count down to 3 this year.  However, that didn't keep about 100 people from stopping by the hangar, enjoying Sean's awesome chili, making S'mores by the firepit, and sharing some good conversation at our 3rd Annual Skiplane Chili Flyin.  Thanks to all who came out!  You can see some pictures from the event on our Facebook Group at

Wingtip Wednesday

No, we're not talking about the shoes!  Every Wednesday is now Wingtip Wednesday on the EAA Chapter 1414 Facebook Group.  Share the Spirit of Aviation by posting one of your favorite in-flight pics (preferably with a wingtip in the photo) with our members & fans by posting it on the Facebook Group at

Jenny Project Progress

The Jenny Team has not let the cold weather slow them down.  The fuselage is really starting to take shape.  You can see this project in action every TuesdayThursday & Saturday at the hangar.  To see pictures of the build as it progresses into its second year, go to our Facebook group at

If you would like to see if you can help with the build, come out to the hangar & talk to Don Perry.  If you would like to help with fundraising, contact Peggy Fry at the Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum.


The snow-piles are shrinking around the airport, which means Spring is right around the corner!  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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