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.


Board of Directors Meeting January Change of Location

Change of location for the January BOD meeting - Jan 9  7-9.  LOcation :  Sac Executive Airport Terminal Conference room .  a one time only right now.....  

Location Change - Monthly Meetings..... Pass along

General Membership Meeting Location Change.

Chapter 52 General Membership Meeting will meet at a new location for the Month of January, February, March, and April 2018. The new location: ELKs Lodge #6 at 6446 Riverside Blvd. Sacramento, 95831. We will meet in the "Emerald Room." The room can be accessed from the parking lot. Signage will be posted. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Direction: Exit 43rd Street from Interstate 5 and head west. Approximately 1.3 miles, the ELKs Lodge on the right. Exit Florin Road and proceed west for 2.2 miles to the end of Florin Road. Cross RIverside Blvd. and into the ELKs parking lot.

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