In October the chapter will be changing from a regular meeting to a Centennial Airport visit. Two stops will be on the agenda for Oct 13th. The first will be a tour of Bye Aerospace. As mentioned in the September’s newsletter they are designing and will be manufacturing an all-electric aircraft ‘Sun Flyer’. They have the prototype flying and currently have close to a hundred orders.
The chief engineer for Bye will be our tour guide and will give us a description of the airplane and how it was developed. We will get a briefing on the company and then a tour of their facilities. Bye Aerospace is a leader in electric aircraft which should make this a very informative tour.
The tour is scheduled to start at 10:00am at the parking lot in front of Bye Aerospace. See the maps below for directions on how to get there. We highly encourage that you try to carpool with other members.
After the Bye tour we will move to the South side of the airport and visit the new Exploration of Flight. John Barry, President and CEO of Wings Over the Rockies Museum gave a presentation to the chapter on the new “interactive aviation center” at our July meeting. This is a very different facility from the museum at Stapleton. This is more of an educational enterprise and has many hands-on exhibits. The cost to get in is $12/person, with a $2 discount for seniors and military (probably 65+ and including veterans - bring military ID or DD214).
More than a few members will probably be interested in lunch after the Centennial visits so we will make a lunch stop the last item on the agenda for the day. Val Gregory is familiar with the area around Centennial and can recommend good restaurants where members can gather for a bite to eat.
Hope that most of you can make this fun meeting!
I25 N or S to the Arapahoe Rd Exit
Go approximately 2 miles east
Turn right on South Peoria
Go 1.5 miles south on Peoria to the airport entry which is a slight turn to the right
Bye Aerospace is the first Parking Lot on the right
We will meet at the parking lot and representatives from Bye will escort us in. Security is definitely tighter at Centennial than it is at Rocky Mountain.
For those who are flying in you can park in front of the terminal for ‘free’ or TacAir has parking but it will cost you $22 for the day (map here). TacAir is next to Bye Aerospace. There is ramp space in front of Exploration of Flight and Ground Control should be able to get you there - you'll need to reserve parking at Exploration of Flight's ramp, see the Ramp Access section at https://explorationofflight.org/pilots/.
We are an enthusiastic group of airplane builders, flyers, and folks just plain crazy about airplanes.
We have many types of aircraft, both home built and factory built, in our chapter. We have ultralights, classics, warbirds and antique aircraft owned by members.
We also have a number of people who do not have an airplane and may never have one, but they love airplanes and fit right in.
Our chapter, as you can tell by its low number, dates back to 1957. We are the oldest chapter in Colorado and yet still have a charter member, still active and flying, 60 years later.
Our meetings are varied and informative. They cover all aspects of aviation from how to cover a fabric cover airplane, how to rivet and even how to fabricate an “engine turned” instrument panel. We hold some meetings at members homes to look at their project and ask questions. Some meetings are tours of local aircraft suppliers and shops. We have presenters who talk on aircraft safety, how to paint your aircraft, aircraft history and many other varied subjects.
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