Chapter 58 Feb 2022 Newsletter

President's Message

February 2022

Hello All,

What a warm snap we were having, I did a little flying last weekend while it was nice. While Tony was visiting a couple weeks ago, I managed to squeeze in 16.5 hours of flying, mostly working on instrument procedures, getting more comfortable with my avionics, and testing the TKS system. I had a great time and was amazed at how fast you could build ice for such a short time in the clouds. Everything worked great and I am getting more comfortable with the 210 and it’s avionics. We flew 1.5 hours in snow on our way to Flagstaff for lunch with friends at FL190 so I also got to exercise the oxygen system. I am happy to see the COVID cases coming down rapidly, maybe next month we can meet in person again! See you at this months zoom meeting!

EAA Chapter 58 February Meeting

Date: Thursday, 02/17
Time: 6:00 pm Gabbing, 6:30 Program

Adam Kite is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EAA Chapter 58 Meeting
Time: Feb 17, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 894 7605 4552
For audio only dial 1-669-900-6833
Ray Scholarship Update - Todd

Todd is currently preparing for his FAA written test which is scheduled for this week.  He is also preparing for his upcoming checkride.  When successful, Todd will become the third Ray Scholar produced by Chapter 58! 
2022 Dues

Last reminder to pay your dues for 2022. Just a reminder that you get a free calendar when you pay your annual chapter dues of $25 (still the best deal in town)!  We take cash, check or Paypal (which also allows credit or debit cards). If you joined in the last quarter of 2021, you are covered for 2022, so be sure to pick up your calendar at our next in-person meeting!  To use PayPal, please go to our Join-Renew page at our website:

You may also help contribute to our chapter through Amazon Smile.  Our chapter gets a small percentage of each sale you make through Amazon. Details on how to sign up at
2022 Scholarships

It is the time of year where we start the selection process for two scholarship opportunities we have coming up.  

1.  EAA Air Academy as part of Airventure - we have secured a spot in Advanced Camp Session 2 on July 29-August 6, 2022.  More info at

2.  2022 Ray Aviation Scholarship - More info at

We will be interviewing kids for both opportunities as soon as we get approval from the EAA that we are again a Ray Foundation recipient for 2022.  The kids must turn 16 by the start of Airventure (25 July 2022).  Guidance on how to apply will be sent to all chapter members.
Gone West - Jonathan Tibbets 1942-2021

Jonathan Stewart Tibbets passed away peacefully on Monday, November 8, 2021, at 8:20 a.m. from complications of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

Jonathan was born on August 7, 1942, in Placerville, El Dorado, California. He was the son of Dorothy Eva White and Guy Emergene Tibbets. He served a full-time 30-month mission in Argentina for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1961 to1964. On January 30, 1965, he married Mary Elaine Marsh in the Oakland Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In 1967, he graduated with honors receiving his bachelor's degree from Sonoma State College in Rohnert Park, California. Afterward, he moved his then family of four to Southern California to work on and receive his master's degree in Linguistics at the University of California, Irvine in 1969. He authored a Spanish curriculum at the college level. His linguistic talents took him to Nebraska where he taught Spanish at Bellevue College for four years. Eventually, he became the Vice President over Instruction at the Tooele Applied Technical College, where he retired in 2015.

He was active in the church all of life. His church service included being a counselor to the branch president in Nebraska City, Nebraska, callings in the Sunday School, Gospel Doctrine, Primary, and for several years, he served in the MIA for the handicapped. Jon also loved music and sang in ward choirs all his life.

Ever since he was a little boy, he loved airplanes and would point at them whenever they flew by. His love and determination to fly continued to develop as he took flight lessons and earned his private pilot's license in 1972. Sometimes he would fly his little family from Southern to Northern California and other little trips throughout the years. When some of his grandchildren lived in Burley, Idaho, he would fly from the Ogden airport to see them and take them on rides flying over their town and pointing out recognizable places including their homes. His biggest project for the last few decades has been working faithfully rebuilding a Baby Ace airplane. His grandchildren bonded with him as they helped to measure, sand, bend metal over the fuselage, and many other small projects.

Those who knew Jonathan would say he was sweet, funny, consistent, punctual, eager to please, creative, and intelligent. He loved his shop tools, woodworking, metal working, mechanics, writing, gardening, backpacking, fly fishing, fruit tree pruning, beekeeping, watching BBC dramas, languages, grammar, museums, and reading great literature. He wrote a fiction novel called, China Doll between 1990 to 1993, which his family published last year. Jon was a man of many interests, hobbies, and talents; to name his favorite would be difficult, but his top three interests are easier to list- reading, backpacking, and building his Baby Ace.

Editor: Jonathan was an active chapter 58 member for many years, flying Young Eagles, and serving in board positions.  He was a consummate welder and did all the welding for the metal parts on my Cozy MKIV.  He will be missed.
KOGD ATC - Customer Service Survey

Serco Inc. is a federal government contractor providing air traffic control services at 60 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Towers (FCTs), a Remote Air Traffic Control Tower and Ramp Control Tower. In fact, Serco Inc. along with our parent company Serco Group is the largest non-government provider of Air Traffic Control (ATC) services in the world. It is our goal to promote the development of aviation and provide safe, efficient and courteous service to our customers and users of our services (pilots, airports, FBOs, etc.).

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve service delivery, we are asking you to provide us with feedback by completing our online survey. Your responses are very important to us. They will assist us in evaluating the job we are doing, allowing us to acknowledge employees who are doing an excellent job, and giving us the opportunity to address areas that need improvement.  Click
Mojave Airport Honors Rutan Name

In honor of the contributions to aerospace by Burt and Dick Rutan, the directors of California’s Mojave Air and Space Port (KMHV) have agreed to rename the facility Mojave Air and Space Port at Rutan Field. Burt Rutan established Rutan Aircraft factory at KMHV in the mid-1970s, when it was just a small general aviation airport. They started Scaled Composites there almost a decade later, helping propel it into a noted center of aerospace innovation.

A prolific designer with no fewer than 46 aircraft to his credit, Burt Rutan has received the Collier and National Air and Space Museum trophies for his work on historic aircraft such as Voyager, which his former Air Force pilot brother Dick copiloted in the first nonstop flight around the world, and SpaceShipOne, which became the first privately funded spacecraft to enter space.

Five of his designs—the above two plus the VariEze, the Quickie, and the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, which was flown by the late adventurer Steve Fossett in the first solo nonstop circumnavigation of the Earth—are enshrined in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

According to the KMHV board, the Rutans' “aviation achievements have played a key role in the evolution of the aerospace industry and the success of the Mojave Air & Space Port organization.”
Other Cool and Really Interesting Stuff

EAA Chapter Video - Charlie Becker

EAA Webinar Schedule

Copperstate Fly-In - Feb 17-20

Utah Aeronautics Conference - May 9-11

U-2 - Still got eyes in the sky

Need Your Hedges Trimmed?  Check this out!

Firewall Material Testing - Watch aluminum melt!

Pilot Tip of the Week - Slushy Departure
Chapter Contacts

President - Adam Kite
Vice-President - Justin Nelson
Secretary - Rex Shoell
Treasurer - Julee Garrett
Youth Programs Director - Rene' Felker
Webmaster - Russ Coburn
Newsletter Editor - Tom Holt

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Phone - 801-648-9434
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EAA Chapter 58
3483 Airport Road
Box A-11
Ogden, UT 84405

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