Chapter 52

Chapter 52 Sacramento, CA

William W. "Bill" Fincher

WILLIAM W. "Bill" FINCHER    1915-2012

Bill passed away Aug 28, 2012 at the age of 96.  He was a veteran of three wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam).  He bravely served his country as a Lt. Colonel with the USAF.  He was an active resident of Sacramento for 49 years who loved his home and cherished his wonderful neighbors.  Bill joined EAA 52 in 1979 and remained a member for 33 years to the present.  Bill has been laid to his final rest at East Lawn, Sacramento, California.

Like so many of the "Greatest Generation", Bill's contributions to our modern world were under-reported and under-acknowledged.  We do know that his squadron in the South Pacific saw plenty of action and that he was in-the-thick-of-it!

"Bill, you will be greatly missed by your long time friends at EAA 52".

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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