Francis Gary Powers Jr.

Francis Gary Powers Jr.

Capital Ale House Midlothian
April 20th, 6:30pm
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, Virginia, 23114


Francis Gary Powers Jr., our featured speaker, is the son of the famous American pilot whose CIA U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet Union airspace causing the 1960 U-2 incident.
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Ninety-Nines Toy Airlift – 2015


The Virginia Chapter of the Ninety Nines held their eight annual Toy Airlift at Richmond Executive Airport (KFCI) on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The event is held to benefit Holiday Helpers at Ft. Lee. This organization helps to provide toys to children of soldiers who are seriously injured or who otherwise are experiencing serious financial hardship. The chapter also collects personal items and clothing for our injured veterans at McGuire,VA hospital.

The Toy Airlift was a huge success. The latest count shows we collected 676 toys and 631 personal care items and clothing for the veterans.

Soldiers from Fort Lee were there to receive gifts flown in by pilots from all over the state of Virginia.  Ninety Nines chapters from Hampton Roads, Old Dominion and Eastern Pennsylvania also flew in planes full of gifts.  There was a total of 14 planes involved in the toy airlift throughout the day.

Chesterfield County children and their parents arrived for Santa’s grand entrance. Santa flew in on his plane, the “North Pole Polar Express.” Santa was available to meet and talk with the children and receive the gifts they brought.

Other local Chesterfield residents drove in with their generous donations which included bicycles.

Christmas music was provided throughout the day by the Manchester H.S. choral students directed by Robyn Kim and the Bon Air Strings directed by Randy Allen.

The Virginia Chapter of the Ninety Nines wishes to thank Chesterfield County public relations, the Richmond Executive airport staff, Dominion Aviation’s staff and line service, Kings Korner and the Virginia Department of Aviation. Everyone generously provided their time and assistance in helping us put on another successful event. Dominion Aviation also offered fuel discounts for the pilots involved with the toy airlift. We also wish to thank Manchester High School and the Bon Air Strings for their wonderful performances.

We look forward to doing it all again in 2016.


The Virginia Chapter of the Ninety Nines

Here are pictures from the event:


Ninety-Nines Toy Airlift

99s-logoThe Virginia Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is holding our annual Ninety-Nines Toy Airlift for military children and veterans on December 12th at Chesterfield County / Richmond Executive Airport (KFCI).  Pilots throughout the state and surrounding states collect toys at their local airports and fly them in during the event.  Soldiers from Ft. Lee are there to collect the gifts.

Ninety Nines Toy Airlift 2015Santa flies in at 10 AM weather permitting and will be there from 10AM to 2PM to greet children and collect the gifts.  There is live music from local school children and Kings Korner opens up for lunch.

Visit the Chesterfield County / Richmond Executive Airport and in the lobby you can participate by donating toys in the collection bag.

Interested in participating? – click here for more information

Pilots interested in participating – click here


Here are pictures from last year’s event:

Santa’s arrivalSoldiers from Ft Lee who came to collect the gifts
Soldiers and some of the pilots with their giftsLine up of the planes that flew in toys

The Rusty Pilot’s Event was a SUCCESS!

CPA - Rusty Pilots Event - 09122015 - 21The Chesterfield Pilots Association hosted an AOPA Rusty Pilots training event on Saturday September 13, 2015.  The purpose of this event was to bring the pilots in the area together who may have not been able to fly lately and get a refresher on things they need to know to get back in the air again.  Over 50 people attended the seminar that was presented by three very knowledgeable CFIs (Matt Welch, Becky Luther & John Phelps).  The three hour seminar counts towards the ground portion of a BFR and everyone who attended received a certificate and endorsements for their logbooks.  Following the event the WingNuts Flying Club sponsored and prepared an excellent cookout lunch of hamburgers, hotdogs, chips & drinks that were enjoyed by everyone!  During this time local Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) & CFIs were available to answer any questions.  

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Click here to see more pictures of the event

Thank you to everyone who participated in making this event the success that it was and for all attendees for being engaged and coming out to learn.  Now it’s time for you to “Get Back in the Left Seat”!


We encourage everyone that attended to join the Chesterfield Pilot’s Association and get involved in the aviation community at Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport.  The group meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month in the 2nd floor conference room of the terminal building at 6PM.  Click this link to join the Chesterfield Pilot’s Association.  We welcome all of you to join us!

Here are links to the material presented in the class:

Full PowerPoint presentation – very large (35MB)
Smaller PDF of the slides
List of local AMEs & CFIs


Rusty Pilot’s Event – Saturday September 12th!


The Chesterfield Pilot’s Association will be hosting an event to help get you back in the air again! The program was developed by the AOPA and consists of the information needed to get you refreshed on the information you need to start the process of getting current again.  It is comprehensive and can be utilized as the ground portion of your biennial flight review (BFR).  The program will be presented by 3 experienced CFIs that can help guide you through the process.

DateSaturday September 12, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM
WebsiteClick here to register now!
LocationChesterfield Pilots Association, 7511 Airfield Drive, Richmond, Virginia, 23237, Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport (KFCI)

Immediately following the event there will be a cookout lunch sponsored by the WingNuts Flying Club!  We can all use a refresher so even if you are an active pilot please register and join us for the event as well!

Rusty Pilot Event posters and postcards are available now in the County Airport office. Stop by and pick up those you need to place at locations that will get the word out to our flying community!

EAA Young Eagles Event

CPA - Young Eagles Event - 06202015  - 40On behalf of Chesterfield Pilots Association, EAA Chapter 231, Chesterfield
County personnel and Dominion Aviation, I would like to thank all the
volunteers that participated today at the Young Eagles event. Thirty-five
smiling youths left with a life experience not likely to be forgotten. The
planning assisted in a smooth flow of participants and no one had to wait
very long for their flight. Almost all parents made an effort to express
thanks to the pilots and staff.

If you are receiving this but did not get a chance in participation or
volunteering do not fret, you can enjoy in the next one.

Jake LaBello –


CPA - Young Eagles Event - 06202015  - 04I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was great to see such well behaved kids and their enthusiasm for flying. For some, it was their first airplane ride! Thanks for the opportunity and for doing an outstanding job organizing the event.

Ravi Sagiraju

Click here to see more pictures taken at the event.


EAA Young Eagles Event Pre-signup!

The Chesterfield Pilots Association will be hosting an EAA Young Eagles event on Saturday June 20th, 2015 at the Chesterfield County Richmond Executive Airport. This is a program where children ages 8 to 17 can get a free flight in a small airplane. Flights will start at 9 AM and will continue for a few hours depending on how many children attend. We are trying to get an idea of how many people are interested so please complete and submit the attached form so we can plan. Flights are not guaranteed based on this sign-up and will be taken on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event. Weather may also be a factor in whether the flights will occur.

If interested please complete this form for each child:

Children must have one of their parent’s present to authorize the flight. Please take a moment and fill in the information below for your children that will attend. You can complete the form multiple times for each child in your family that will attend.You can email Jake Labello ( if you have questions about the event.

More information about the EAA Young Eagles program can be found at this link:

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