Chapter 9

Central Ohio

Welcome to Our Chapter

Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of central aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.

For more information on our chapter, please contact our president via the contact information provided in the sidebar.

EAA 9, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Check out the EAA 9 June 2017 Newsletter

**Please note the location of the EAA 9 chapter meeting Thursday January 18 has changed.  It will now be at Lane Aviation in the Media Room**


The next EAA 9 Chapter Meeting will be Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Lane Aviation starting at 7:00 pm

Our next chapter meeting will be held Thursday January 18, 2018 at Lane Aviation starting at 7:00 pm. 

Lane Aviation Media Room, 2nd floor

4389 International Gateway
Lane Aviation Media Room

Columbus, OH 43219 

Lane Aviation is located on the right side as you drive toward the terminal on International Gateway. Turn right into Lane Aviation entrance, bear to right of flag pole, enter building with maroon awning (4387) over the door, walk up the stairs to second floor, room on the left. 


The meeting will feature guest speaker Danny Mortensen.  He will tell some of his funny stories form his upcoming book, “Confessions of an Air Traffic Controller”, which will be published later in 2018.

Danny Mortensen will also have copies of his book “Speaking of Flying” for purchase.  He as also authored the book “The Airline Career & Interview Manual”.  Danny has had many years as a pilot with over 2,800 flying hours and 10,000 hours of flight instruction.  He is also an author, airline instructor, former air traffic controller, aircraft builder, and test pilot.  He was a FAA Designated Dispatch examiner for 14 years and administered over 1,000 oral, practical exams.  He also worked in a major airline training department for 14 years.  He was a competitor and world record holder in the Reno Air Races.  In 1981 Danny built the AMSOIL Rutan Biplane Racer which set several speed records and now hangs in the EAA Museum in Oshkosh Wisconsin.  In 1990 Danny won the gold at the National Championship Air Races in Reno.  Danny flies a restored 1940 Cabin Waco, VKS-7.  He is currently the president of Fearless Foggy Aviation. 

For more information on the AMSOIL Rutan Biplane Racer as documented by Homebuilt Aircraft Click Here

For more information on the AMSOIL Rutan Biplane Racer as documented in the book “Burt Rutan’s Race to Space” Click Here.  


The Next IMC Meeting is January 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm Quest Conference Center

Our next meeting of the Columbus Chapter EAA/IMC Club is slated for January 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Quest Conference Center (8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240).   

Topic:  Josh Fisher, CFII with The Ohio State University Flight Education Department, will present best methods for reviewing approach plates (Jepp and Government) that include how to prepare yourself and your airplane for landing, holding, or going missed.  He will underscore the importance of reviewing, interpreting, and executing an instrument approach plate review for your destination (and alternate) airport, including all of its important details. This session will serve as an excellent resource, especially if you are a bit rusty or uncertain about symbols, graphics, or chart interpretations. 


This program will be an FAA Wings program. To register for the FAA wings program click on the following link:


Future dates for IMC meetings are:

February 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

April 25. 2018

May 23, 2018


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