Chapter 52

Chapter 52 Sacramento, CA

Don Hatfield


Don was born April 30th, 1934 in Galena, Kansas.  He served in the Navy for a short time.  He and Kathryn were married for 56 years and raised 2  children and 7 Grands.  Don joined EAA Chapter 52 in Sacramento in 1987 and had been an active member for 25-years.  During that time he worked at AeroJet in Sacramento developing rocketry systems for the "Space-Race" and the "Race-to-the-Moon".  He also enjoyed flying his white and blue Mooney every chance that he had.  Don was very instrumental in the hands-on building of our hanger facility at the Yolo County Airport and was very involved in the pouring our ramp and the hanger foundation.  Don Hatfield was active with Chapter 52 until his passing, and

 The Chapter will be sure that he will always be remembered by commissioning a plaque to be placed in his honor at the EAA Memorial Wall,  AirVenture site, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a place to remember those who have "Gone West".

April 24, 2012.  Good Bye, Good Friend of Aviation.


Monthly Meetings returns to Sac Executive - Conference room

General Membership Meeting returns to KSAC conference room in the terminal.  :)

Workshops = Elements of HomeBuilding


EAA Chapter 52 presents “Elements of Home-Building”

These 4 hour sessions provide a taste of the fundamentals of home-building skills and knowledge.

Think of them as SportAir Workshops Lite.

They start at 1300 on the chapter breakfast Sundays – so fly in or drive in have a pancake or two and join us for the workshop after. A light lunch will be available to purchase.

These sessions are not a fund raiser but a FUN raiser to showcase the very attainable skills to build you own aircraft.


Date Topic Project Cost

June 10 Fittings and fasteners Hardware identification $10

July 8 Wood Assembling a rib $15

August 12 Aluminum RV toolbox $40

September 9 Composite 3D layup $20

October 14 Welding (Oxy fuel & GTAW) steel and aluminum $40

November TBD Fabric (Stewart System) cover a sample frame $20

December TBD Electrical Electronics crimping/soldering $20

Note: workshop costs may very based on materials unaccounted for.

Please reserve your place ASAP to allow us to prepare for you. , 916-769-1819

Location – Yolo County Airport – KDWA midfield EAA Hangar


Hanger Flying - 3rd Sat every month 7:30 - 11

Drop in for coffee sweets and conversation  KSAC Hangar 27

Board of Directors Meeting throughout 2018

 Location :  Sac Executive Airport  - Sac Flyers Office 

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