Chapter 58 October 2022 Newsletter

October Meeting Details

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 
Time: 6:00 Pizza and Gabbing, 6:30 DPS Presentation
Location: CB Skyshare, 3715 Airport Rd, Ogden, UT 84405 

EAA Chapter 58 and the SLC-FSDO FAASTeam presents Utah Department of Public Safety's Chelsea Tugaw!

Mountain Rescue with the Utah Public Safety Helicopter - Join us as we discuss safety measures implemented everyday when flying Utah Department of Public Safety missions

Drive or Fly in!  Also available via Zoom.  Wings credit available. Please RSVP.

Seminar Link

Webinar Link

Next Meetings (3rd Thursdays)
Nov 17, 2022 - Hangar Visit - Brian Janroy's RV-14
Dec 15, 2022 - Annual Holiday Potluck and Business Meeting
(Send us your meeting ideas and suggestions!)
Young Eagles - Last Event for 2022!

KOGD - October 15 - Ogden Hinckley Airport
Our final 2022 Young Eagle rally is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th at 8:30 am.  This YE Rally will be held in front of the main terminal building inside of the SIDA! We have over 80 kids signed up so we desperately need extra pilots and badged ground volunteers. Please contact Rene Felker (801-721-6080) if you have not confirmed your participation yet either as a pilot or ground volunteer.

2nd Annual Kemmerer Fly-in and Car Show

Our YE Rally in Kemmerer was treated to awesome weather and a great turnout by the city.  They treated us to breakfast, fuel and custom Kemmerer Fly-in hats!  Here are some pictures of the event.  We need to give a special thank you to Bruce and Grant from Chapter 23 for pitching in and helping us out!

New Chapter Member - Mark Wasson

Mark joined our chapter earlier this year in March and has since been very active in supporting our Young Eagles program.  I asked Mark about his aviation journey and he was nice enough to provide the following! 

I always wanted to fly airplanes but other financial and family priorities always seemed to come first since I was raising a family of six kids on an enlisted Air Force paycheck. However, I did work in the aviation field as an F-16 mechanic for the last 16 years of my Air Force career. I even had a chance to fly in the back seat of the F-16 as an award for doing a good job fixing them.  

After I retired from the Air Force in late 2021, I started a well paying job with Lockheed Martin writing F-16 repair manuals and finally had enough money and time to pursue my lifelong dream of learning to fly. With my Air Force retirement, 4 of 6 kids out of the house and my new job, I started private pilot lessons at Airmotive Service in Brigham City on Oct 29, 2021 (just two days before my official retirement date).

After renting for the first 30 hours of training I figured it would be cheaper to buy so I bought my mistress, a "brand new" 1965 C-150F named Sky. I was a slow learner because by the time I finally scheduled my check ride on Aug 19, 2022, I had racked up another 97 hours in Sky. Despite taking my checkride in two parts between thunderstorms and not exactly meeting all ACS standards the DPE said I passed (LOL)!  It was the happiest day of my life (don’t tell my wife or kids because I will still say our wedding day or the day the kids were born was)!

Since passing my checkride I have been flying a few times every week, raising my total hours to 179. I just returned from a flight to Glacier National Park that was amazing. It was slow going as I averaged ~85 knots but at one point I only used 4.68 GPH for a 2.5 hour leg. In the near future I plan to fly over the Grand Canyon, Lake Powel, and Bryce. By spring I feel like I will have enough experience to help fly Young Eagles.  

I am not sure what I want to do when I grow up. For now I am going to enjoy my PPL while I work on my A&P Certification. I was able to talk the FAA ASI into signing a form saying my 16 years of mechanic experience in the Air Force was good enough to test for my A&P. I passed my first written test and have scheduled my second test at Mt. Home AFB where, weather permitting I plan on flying to. I am a bit concerned that I will be able to pass the practical test since GA aircraft and F-16s are just a little different but I will cross that bridge when I get there. Overall I am just enjoying life and having fun flying airplanes, studying how to fix them, and getting paid to update manuals on how to maintain them.

Mark, it is great to have you in our chapter!
Looking for New Leaders for 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, we have a few board positions opening up for 2023.  We are looking for a few individuals to contribute some of their time, talents, and/or experience to continue to help grow our chapter. Please consider volunteering and getting more involved.  It is a rewarding experience!  Send an email to about your interest or to nominate a qualified candidate.  (Candidates should be a national EAA member and either a current chapter member or willing to join the chapter if selected for a position.)
2023 Voting Board Member Positions
  • President - Open for 2023
  • Vice President - Open for 2023
  • Secretary - Open for 2023
  • Treasurer - Open for 2023
  • Past President - Adam Kite
Other Chapter Positions
  • Youth Programs Director - Rene' Felker
    • Scholarship Coordinator - Rene' Felker
    • Young Eagles Coordinator - Jenny Evans
    • Young Eagles Coordinator - Rex Shoell
  • Eagles Flight Leader - Matt Pantone
  • Communications - Open for 2023
    • Webmaster - Russ Coburn
    • Newsletter Editor - Open for 2023
  • VMC/IMC Coordinator - Rex Shoell
  • EAA Technical Counselors
Other Interesting Stuff

Monthly Chapter Video

EAA Webinar Schedule: Oct - Nov

The Largest Canard Fly-in After OSH 2022

Pilots, Props, and Planes - PBS Series Episodes

FAAST 57 Seconds: Advanced Preflight After Maintenance

Alice: Prototype Electric Aircraft Takes First Flight

Burt Rutan Auto Biography content is now available

Bickering Sisters is Open - Get a discount with your badge
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

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

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