Chapter 58 August 2022 Newsletter

President's Message

August 2022

Hello All,

Hopefully some of you made it to Oshkosh and had a great time! I did not make it this year but I did manage to ride one day of RAGBRAI, the annual bike ride across Iowa, with two nieces and one nephew! I was hoping to fly to Iowa to visit family and ride my bike but the 210 is down for maintenance, so we ended up driving, I can say without a doubt I prefer flying! I am excited that the weather is starting to cool down a bit and plan to take advantage of it with some more flying soon. I hope to see some of you at the meeting or the Logan Young Eagles rally and hear some of your stories about what I missed at Airventure this year!

August Meeting Details

New chapter member Matt Van Baren will be talking about his experiences flying the F-35 out of HAFB.  Plus, Hiram Francom will report on his recent Air Academy experience at OSH22.

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022 
Time: 6:00 Gabbing, 6:30 Program
Location: Chapter Hangar N504

Next Meetings (3rd Thursdays)
Sep 15, 2022 - Backcountry Flying
Oct 20, 2022 - TBD
Nov 17, 2022 - TBD
Dec 15, 2022 - TBD
(Send in your meeting ideas and suggestions!)

Please call 801-648-9434 for an escort though the gate if needed.

Airventure 2022 was a tremendous success!

Here are a few pictures and comments from chapter members who attended:

There always seemed to be a plane in the sky!

Chapter members Steve Fabiszak and Kent Wright fuel up in Fairmont, MN.

Steve and Kent zipping across the plains at 165kts!

Utahns Mike and Chandra Patey at the Garmin Pavilion.

Finally! The new RV-15 from Van's,

... turned out to be VERY popular!

Tom pulls a rivet on the latest One Week Wonder!

Proof positive that Tom's wife has actually been to OSH!

Nothing like polished aluminum!

Finally, a special thank you to chapter member Bob Baird who organized the Utah chapter camping.  We all had a great time!
Young Eagles

KLGU Young Eagle Rally - August 20 - Logan-Cache
Our next Young Eagle rally is scheduled for Saturday August 20th at 8 am.  Please contact Rene Felker if you have not confirmed your participation yet either as a pilot or ground volunteer.

Upcoming Events
September 24th - Kemmerer Airport
October 15th - Ogden Airport
See more events at
RAY Scholar Updates

With Todd Handy getting his private pilot certificate we are now down to
just one candidate in training, Truman Hunt. Truman has completed his
first solo and is studying for his written exam. With a lot of effort he
will be starting school up in Logan and finishing his flight training.
Member Updates

On July 21st, chapter member Johnny Rutkowski passed his checkride with the help of our chapter secretary Rex Shoell.  I asked Johnny to share a few words about his aviation journey:

I grew up in a potato farm in Delaware where we got our fields sprayed by helicopter and on my sixth birthday, one of the pilots gave me a ride. It was amazing. It took almost 30 years for me to finally have the time and the money to pursue flying for myself. I started lessons with my friend's dad Daniel McCaffery back in Maryland. He was an airborne electronic tech in the Navy, was allowed to sit right seat on missions over the Pacific, and had a lot of stories. Unfortunately I only ended up doing a few lessons with him, before picking up and moving to Utah to be with my girlfriend Kris who flies for Skywest. Daniel has since passed away at the ripe age of 80.

After a year in Utah, I decided to get back at it and Kris was able to hook me up with an instructor, Ann, who was building time for her own Skywest start date. We got about 40 hours down and she went off to the airline. Then I started flying with Rex and he took me through to the end.

When I was training with Daniel he told me that whenever he got tired of flying, a good sunrise flight always set him straight. So when I passed my checkride, I got up early in the dark, went out to the airport and had a good sunrise flight think about Daniel.

Congratulations Johnny!
EAA Mourns Loss of Tom Poberezny

Tom Poberezny, the retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, is being mourned by EAA and aviation communities after his death early Monday, July 25, at age 75, following a brief illness. Tom was EAA president from 1989 until 2010, and also served as chairman of the board for two years until his retirement in 2011.

“It is not lost on us that Tom’s passing occurred on the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the event he led into world prominence as its chairman beginning in the 1970s,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board. “Tom’s legacy is tremendous in the world of aviation with his personal achievements as well as the growth of EAA, especially the development of the current EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, the Young Eagles program, and the creation of sport pilot nearly 20 years ago. He will be greatly missed, but more importantly, he will be remembered for all that he did for EAA and aviation. Our deep condolences and prayers go to Tom’s wife, Sharon, and his daughter, Lesley, and the rest of the Poberezny family.”

An accomplished aviator in his own right, Tom was a member of the U.S. National Unlimited Aerobatic Team that captured the World Aerobatic Championships in 1972. The following year, he won the U.S. National Unlimited Aerobatic Championship. He subsequently flew for 25 years as one wing of the legendary Eagles Aerobatic Team (originally the Red Devils), the most successful civilian precision flying team in history.
During his career with EAA, Tom oversaw a number of the organization’s milestone events. In the late 1970s he spearheaded EAA’s first major capital campaign, which supported construction of the current EAA Aviation Center headquarters and museum complex at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

In 1992, he led the creation of EAA’s Young Eagles, which has become the most successful aviation youth program in history. Realizing the importance of mentoring to the future of aviation, EAA aimed to give 1 million kids between the ages of 8 and 17 an airplane flight by the centennial of powered flight on December 17, 2003. The 1 millionth Young Eagle was flown in October 2003, celebrating the efforts of 85,000 EAA volunteers to reach the goal. The Young Eagles program has now flown nearly 2.3 million young people.

In 2002‐2003, Tom led EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk program, which commissioned the construction of the first completely authentic reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer — the airplane that gave birth to powered flight. The airplane successfully flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in late 2003 and was present on those hallowed grounds on December 17, 2003 — 100 years to the minute from the Wrights’ first flight.
Other Interesting Stuff
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
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EAA Chapter 58
3483 Airport Road
Box A-11
Ogden, UT 84405

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