Saturday, December 10th 

We look forward to seeing you and yours this Saturday, December 10, at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, from noon to 2:00 pm for food, fun, and flying friends! 

We'll be partying with the Women in Aviation Houston Chapter and since there will be lots of meat provided (brisket, chicken, and ham) all we ask is that you bring a side dish or dessert to share (and please try to remember serving utensils if necessary for your dish).

And, bring a White Elephant gift and join in the fun - always a silly fun time.

Also happening Saturday morning from 8:00 am to noon is the annual Harvey & Rihn Aviation, K & W Aviation and La Porte Flight Line Christmas Breakfast Fly-In. Santa and his elves will be available for pictures and there will be a piñata for the kids. Winter Ops Safety Seminar, Static Aircraft Display and Aircraft Decorating Contest. Please bring an unwrapped gift (for any age up to 18) to help support the Blue Santa program. They are always short on gifts for the older kids.  


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To join the EAA 12 Chapter and Member group or view contacts and events, go to the chapter website at www.eaa12.org

If you're not a member of Chapter 12 yet, it's not required for attending anything, so don't let that stop you, but we certainly welcome new members.

See you soon!


Saturday 10 Dec 2016

12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Out of the Hangar, Social Events for Chapter 12 Members, Friends, Guests. Holiday party at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum! EAA Chapter 12 and the Houston Chapter of Women in Aviation will join together for a guaranteed good time of food, fun, and fellowship. Bring a side dish or a dessert to share, and bring something fun for a White Elephant gift exchange. No limits on the gifts - you decide what's in your own budget - the main idea is to have some fun. 

Topic: Tour the Houston TRACON. Meet the Voices in Your Head....set!, On Monday, December 5, 2016 at 18:30 Central Standard Time, Location: Houston TRACON (I90), 4005 Greens Rd, Houston, TX 77032Description:  Houston TRACON brings back an Operation Rain Check event.  Attend a unique briefing about ATC operations in the Houston area and ask questions to FAA management and controllers. Observe real time Air Traffic operations in Houston and take a brief tour of one of the busiest approach control facilities in the United States.Attendees MUST HAVE at least a private pilot certificate and be a U.S. Citizen.To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here. The sponsor for this seminar is FAASTeamWINGS/AMT Program credit(s) are available. Click here to view the WINGS help page

AIRCRAFT STORAGE - PEARLAND REGIONAL Two covered aircraft parking spots are available for rent at KLVJ, $200 per month, Contact Darrell at 832-244-1947


1993 Rutan Long Ez (a.k.a  Queso One) 850 TTAF, Lycoming O-235 - 850 SMOH / 300 STOH, Electronic and Magneto Ignition, Extreme Mini-EFIS/EMS front and back, Baggage pods and fuselage cover, new tires and brake linings, fuel flow/totalizer, 1993 Imron Paint, Always hangared, Currently at Ellington Field, KEFD – contact Richard Sessions, 281-467-2432, rtsessions@earthlink.net (attached PDF)
SWEARINGEN PROJECT Half built Swearingen SX-300 kit for sale. Call the seller at 432-528-5781

LANCAIR SUPER ES with a P-Ported Mazda 3 rotor engine. Built by Mark Steitle who recently passed away. The air frame has about 300 hours. Contact Bobby Hughes, 210-410-6206. They would like to sell the air frame locally and not have to pay for a conditional inspection, avionics check and transition training to relocate the plane. The airplane is in protective primer with most of the outside finish work completed. One experienced fiberglass builder estimated 1-2 week of exterior finish up work. The interior is empty except for the front seats. PDF attached with details. Listed at $82K in flying condition. The family may accept $52K for the air frame and $10K for the avionics. Bobby can also remove and sell the FWF and assist with removing the wings for trailer transport. Includes stock IO 550 engine mount, new spare factory cowling, EFIS and autopilot. It only has a few hours. Dropbox link for photos http://bit.ly/2csXxJN

1946 CESSNA 120, C85 $23,000 – PRICE REDUCED and Hangar space an option! O-200 STC, light-weight SkyTec Starter, light-weight B&C alternator, 1130 SMOH, fabric wing, Scott tailwheel, strobe, recent/new mags, annual and trans/encoder cert. All graphics (black and gold) are vinyl for easy removal if desired. Sigtronics panel mounted voice activated intercom, 800x6 mains. Hangared at KEFD. Headsets and GPS not included. Email for 50 hi-res photos, info, and logs. Co-owned. Contact Jim Vincent, 713-501-5615. Link to Photos, Logs & Info: http://bit.ly/2bTWLsR

SEAREY CLASSIC $65,000 For sale to good home. 2010 SeaRey built light: fun in the sun with basic VFR panel. Great performance off the water with light empty weight and 914 engine. Carbon C hull, toe brakes, heavy duty gear, LR tank, extended rudder pedals, electric gear with gear warning system, AOA, VG's, tail and front bulkhead reinforcement kits installed. Warp Drive w/nickel leading edge. EMS D-10 Engine monitor, SL40 comm radio. Regularly treated with Boeshield. Featured in Sept. 2013 Kitplanes. Love the plane, but no time to fly it. 320TT engine and air frame. Contact David Forster, Owner, 832-788-1861281-992-2713

Pober Pixie, 550 hr TTAE, new Bendix mags, plugs, new #4 cylinder on A-75. Excellent condition, always hangared.  $12,000 OBO. Selling due to buying a new plane. Tim McCullough, Polly Ranch 7XSO, 281-989-0096drtim1@swbell.net

Glostershire Aerodrome, Sealy Texas (1XA7): This is “newer” airport community opportunity if you are looking on the west side of town and a turf field. Rick Doak: 361-243-1040

BUILDER ASSISTANCE NEEDED - A local member, Houston Southwest, and Long Ez driver has purchased a “Mini-max” project and was looking for an experienced person with wood experience that can help with finishing the project, mainly to advise and check his work, Contact Aziz at upperglass@yahoo.com.


Looking for some experienced help for the first condition inspection of RV10 walking me through the compression test. Have watched videos and seeking someone with experience to watch over the first time. Contact Shannon Hicks, 281-914-1667 or civeng123@gmail.com


An EAA National member is looking for an IA for his 1955 Cessna 180, at his hangar at KIWS. Fred Boyd did the last couple of annuals on this plane.  Contact David at 281-780-5569 ordvrcdavid@aol.com


Looking to get your hands dirty on a composite aircraft restoration on the west side of Houston? The Rutan Aircraft Flying Museum / Waller County Aviation Museum is looking for hands and sponsors for a VariEze rebuild.

The new flying museum is the canard equivalent of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF).  The museum has three flying Long Ez’s and very limited space to house them. Looking for sponsors for the aircraft operations and also an immediate need for some donated hangar space for two of the Long EZs, at airports with good condition 3500’+ good condition runways with visibility for the aircraft.

Contact Ryszard Zadow, President, Rutan Aircraft Flying Museum, www.wallercoavmuseum.com832-428-5864ryszardzadow@att.net

Please send us your airplane/project/flying photos, your news, for-sales, and other items of interest to Chapter 12 members and friends. For events or news, please advise at least two weeks in advance so we can get in the general news e-mail.



US Pilots Association  http://www.uspilots.org/  

AOPA's “Friendly airports in the Central Southwest”: 

Wings of Freedom Tour
Vintage aircraft returning to Ellington 
See details at www.cfdn.org 



AOPA's “Friendly airports in the Central Southwest”: http://www.aopa.org/Advocacy/Airports-and-State-Advocacy/Central-Southwest


Lance Borden, Inland Sport

Will Slaughter, RV-9

Dean Doolittle, RV-9

Matt Stecher, VariEze Rebuild and Cozy Mark IV plans built

Your EAA Chapter 12 Board

Linda Street-Ely, President 
Matt Stecher, Vice President 
Doug Kutchinski, Secretary/Web Master 
Dean Doolittle, Treasurer
Richard Sessions, Programs