Welcome to EAA 430!
Serving the Clallam County Flying Community
since November 17, 1973
46 years young
Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 430 is a group of aviation enthusiasts located in Clallam County, Washington and surrounding areas, about 50 miles northwest of Seattle, on the northern Olympic Peninsula.
We are dedicated to having fun with aircraft
CHAPTER GATHERING MARCH 30
SEQUIM VALLEY AIRPORT HANGAR #15
0930 SOCIAL TIME
1000 START TIME
Conversations with ATC, Tower, Center and Whidby approach.
About our Speakers:
I began my Air Traffic career in 1965 in the Army. After returning from Vietnam in 1967 I was hired by the FAA at the Seattle Air Traffic Control Center (ZSE) in Auburn Washington. I spent the next 33 years at ZSE. Positions held were Air Traffic controller, staff specialist, area supervisor, area/operations manager, Plans and Programs manager and System Requirements manager with responsibility for the operational systems we employed, as well as implementation of new enroute systems. After retirement from the agency in 2000, I became a part-time consultant with Washington Consulting Group (WCG) of Bethesda Maryland where most of my work was representing the Boeing Company to the Air Traffic Management Bureau in People’s Republic of China to upgrade and modernize their AT system. I worked with WCG until 2008. Most of my time here in the Sequim-Port Angeles area has been devoted to volunteering with a variety of national, state, county organizations, as well as non-profit organizations, and enjoying the beauty of our piece of paradise.
I spent 20 years as an Air Traffic Controller serving in towers and radar approach controls. Duty stations included Orange County Tower, Phoenix Tower, Coast Approach and Hawthorne Tower as Air Traffic Manager. He is a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine endorsements and, although not currently flying actively, maintains a long-held interest in aviation.
Donations can be made and Dues can be paid via PayPal Click here
Chapter Gathering Last Saturday of the Month
April gathering will be held on Saturday the 27th. Plan to attend.
Program: Dave Woodcock, 50 years with EAA
If you have questions call us.
The Chapter is still looking for a person familiar with WordPress or Word to edit pages on our web site. Read the description of what is needed: Job description. Contact WW@eaa430.org
We are also looking for a volunteer to lead a team to setup the hangar & tear down after the chapter meetings. contact email@example.com
Upcoming events to mark on your calendar.
- 13 VMC Club Mariner’s Cafe 1900-
- 22 BOD meeting Mariner’s Cafe 0900-1100
- 30 EAA Monthly Gathering at Hangar 15 W28 1000-1200
- 10 VMC Club Mariner’s Cafe 1900-2000
- 19 BOD meeting Mariner’s Cafe 0900-1100
- 27 EAA Monthly Gathering at Hangar 15 W28 1000-1200
- 8 VMC Club Meeting
- 17 BOD meeting
- ?? YE Sequim WA W28 1000-1400
- 25 Chapter Gathering & BBQ: Jeff Wells, Flying into and out of Canada
ATTENTION. Subject Blue Ribbon Runway winter condition:
The eastern 600 ft of runway 28 is extremely wet and soft from all the rain and poor drainage. We consider it unusable at this point. The remaining 1300 ft west is ok to use at pilots discretion but call or check the Blue Ribbon Farms website for a current update. We expect this condition to persist through the winter. We are evaluating options to correct the problem. One possible plan is to regrade, bring in new soil adding a crown with about a 2 degree slope for drainage and reseed later this spring.
Non Members can get our newsletter and chapter notifications. Visit our Newsletter request page. Click here for the form
Visit our DOWNLOADS page for a list of WA Airports and the restaurants on or near the airport.
Show your team spirit! New EAA 430 Logo Apparel can be ordered online here
CHECKLIST: WHY APOA OPPOSES ATC “PRIVATIZATION’ Click here for your checklist (pdf)
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CHAPTER 430 of the EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt Non-Profit organization. EIN 26-4547345