Calendar of Events
Young Eagles
Registration 9am
Aviation Workshop
Location: Spencer Road Branch Library
General Meeting
Time: 10am
Location: TBA
7/22 - 7/28
Oshkosh WI
Young Eagles
Registration 9am
Aviation Workshop
General Meeting
Time: 10am
Movie at the ARC
Possibly Canceled
Young Eagles
Registration 9am
Aviation Workshop
General Meeting
Time: 10am
Movie at the ARC
Possibly Canceled

For Chapter 32 news
and information:

Click to join eaa32


Chapter 32 meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Aviation Resource Center at St. Charles County Airport / Smartt Field (KSET).
General Meeting begins at 10am. Presentation following meeting.
Young Eagles

Young Eagles Logo Young Eagles: July 13, 2019 - CANCELLED

Due to Flooding at St. Charles County Airport and our backup airport, Creve Coeur, we have cancelled Young Eagle flights for July. Please watch this site for August's location.


Aviation BadgesAviation Badge Workshop: July 13, 2019

With flood clean up at St. Charles County Airport is re-locating the Aviation Badge Workshop to the Spencer Road Branch Library in St. Charles (

Time: 9:30am until about Noon.
Location: Spencer Road Branch Library

If you are a Boy Scout attending, please bring your Merit Badge Application with your information filled our and signed by your scout master. If you are a Girl Scout attending, I will have the contact information for you to obtain your Girl Scout Badge.

Please contact me if you have any questions at

Next Chatper Meeting

EAA Chapter 32 General Meeting: TBA

Due to conditions of the ARC, the Chapter General Meeting may be moved. Please watch this site for details.

Go Fund Me logo

Thanks to Cynthia Doherty, EAA Chapter 32 now has a GoFundMe account to help with our flood damage repair efforts. GoFundMe is a crowdsourcing site that allows family, friends and even stranger to donate to our cause. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for the repair of our building. Some of the damage includes but is not limited to:

  • Exterior building siding
  • Drywall and insulation that was flooded
  • Loss of furniture, supplies, tools and equipment
  • Loss of fundraising equipment and supplies
  • Loss of safety equipment
  • Damage to utility systems (air conditioner, water heater, etc.)

Go to this link to help us raise the funds needed to return the Aviation Resource Center to full potential:

Please share this link on Facebook, Twitter, and email to spread the word. Thank you for your help!

Click here to see photos of the Flood of 2019 and the damage after the water receeded.


June Newsletter

Junel newsletter  -- President's Corner
  -- May Meeting Minutes
  -- Learning as We Go: "Breaker, Breaker Good Buddy!"
 -- For Sale: 1/6 Equity Ownership in RV-12

The ARC is Taking On Water AGAIN!

Flood at Smartt Field

Click here to see more photos.

Photos courtesy of Cynthia Doherty, Andrew Mallek, and Cody Morgan

June 6, 2019
Hydrological Prediction for the Mississippi River at Grafton: Crest is now expected for the next days to be at 35 feet but there is rain in the forecast.

June 3, 2019
Hydrological Prediction for the Mississippi River at Grafton: Crest is now expected Thursday, June 6 at 36ft (2.8 feet lower than the 1993 record) but there is rain in the forecast.

May 31, 2019
Hydrological Prediction for the Mississippi River at Grafton: Crest is expected Wednesday, June 5 at 36ft. (2.8 feet lower than the 1993 record)

May 29, 2019

As of this writing, the Mississippi is expected to crest at 35.5 feet on June 4th.  This will result in about 4-5 feet of water in the ARC.  We are going to make a last-ditch effort to rescue stuff from the ARC today.  We could use any type of truck or utility vehicle to carry things to dry land. 

Since there is already water in the building, it is advised you bring waders or high boots.  This is the last day we will be able to do this, so your help is needed.  Thanks in advance.

Per Dave Doherty, President

May 12, 2019
We had another work day at the ARC. Today there were five of us working ... hard . The three Doherty boys, Pat Rebert and Bob Murray. A couple guys who’s plane is next to Don’s stopped by and offered to help for a while. I gave one a shovel and asked him to help clear the east sidewalk of cornstalks and corncobs. The other fellow was given a broom and set to work helping Don. They left after a while and gave us some much needed assistance. The crew set to work moving stuff to the west side of the hangar section and raising the hinged interior wall on the east side. The east side floor is now ready to clean.
The conference room is finished and disinfected for the most part. Both bathrooms are ready for their final cleaning and disinfecting process.
On the outside, cornstalks were shoveled away from the big hangar door and the sidewalks were power washed.
Considering there were only five of us out of the eighty or so chapter members, I think we got a lot done. Well done, fellows!

Some of us are going to be working on it Monday from about noon till sundown. Again, we could use more help.
If anyone gets a chance, come out for a while and lend a hand, even if it’s for a while after work. I know a vast majority of members have to work for a living and don’t expect much turnout during regular working hours. Perhaps after??
Dave Doherty

May 6, 2019
At 11:30 PM Monday (5/6/19) water level was 32.04 feet.... So we currently have around 6 to 9 inches of water inside our building. Thanks to all the people who helped in the mad scramble to raise things and load what we could to get it out of there. We’ve rented a 10’ X 30’ storage locker, and it’s pretty much full. Cabinets in the kitchen were pulled and taken by truck (rented) to the storage site. Many other items were moved to storage, raised onto concrete blocks and/or put on tables. Let’s hope the river has crested, or is near crest. Once waters go down, we’ll have a monumental task of cleaning things up. It’s not just a matter of hosing down the floor. Walls will have to be opened up, cleaned and disinfected. Not a pleasant thought. Hang in there, folks. We all knew it was bound to happen someday.
Dave Doherty

See the NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction for the Mississippi River at Grafton


Chapter 32 Events

  • We are hoping to set up a fabric covering seminar or classes later this year. Due to material cost and preparation items we may have to charge a small fee to cover items such as frames to cover and materials. I would like to keep this no more than $20-$30 for members. It should include basic covering as well as rib stitching. Fellow chapter members will teach this. How many people would be interested? Please contact a chapter officer.
  • We have a number of members who are proficient at MIG and to some degree TIG welding. Please contact Don Doherty on helping with other members learning to weld.
  • Volunteers are needed to help grass cutting once a month. During active growing season the grass needs to be cut once a week. During the dry season this sometimes drops to every two to three weeks. Volunteers need to be checked out on the mower. Cutting time takes about 1.5-2 hrs. Right now we have 2 or three people and need a couple more that are reliable. I would like to spend some of my weekends flying instead of cutting the ARC grass. Please contact Don Doherty.

Upcoming Area Events

If you know of any aviation related up-coming events, please email the details to and

Member's Projects

We need some new pictures of Member's Projects. Even if you haven't completed a whole lot on your project, send some new pictures to


The updated Membership Roster is now available on the Member's Only web page. Please check out your information, especially your phone or email address. If you need to make a correction, please contact Jim Bower at and he will correct that in the database for the next printing.

  • Dierbergs Certificates - See Ron Burnett
    Buy them at face value, cash them in at face value, chapter receives up to 4% back.
new members

Chapter 32 meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Aviation Resource Center at St. Charles County Airport / Smartt Field (KSET). General Meeting at 10am and presentation to follow. (Except July and December)

If you are a new member, check out the New Members section, for meeting information, membership application, link to join EAA national, and more. The Membership Committee will be contacting you to give you Membership Packet and Chapter 32 T-Shirt.

Sign up at Yahoo! Groups to find out the latest information about Chapter 32 events, happenings or good old fashion hanger flying! It's free.



© 2019 EAA Chapter 32
President: Dave Doherty:
Vice President Bill Doherty:
Secretary: Dave Deweese:
Treasurer: Don Doherty:
Newsletter Editor: Jim Bower:
Web Designer: Laura Million:
Membership: John Thayer:
Young Eagles: Rick May:

Contact us if you have any questions or suggestions about EAA or Chapter 32

Contents of this web pages are the viewpoints of the authors. No claim is made and no liability is assumed, expressed or implied as to the technical accuracy or safety of the material presented. The viewpoints expressed are not necessarily those of Chapter 32 or the Experimental Aircraft Association.