Chapter 790

Lake In The Hills Airport (3CK), Lake In The Hills IL.


Welcome to the website of the Lake in the Hills chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association 


Our Next Event - Monthly Fly-Out, Saturday, November 25

November's fly-out location will be Watertown Wisconsin (KRYV).  Plan to be at Watertown Airport at 10:00.  We will then have a ¼ mile walk to a nice Perkins Restaurant.  The FBO has coupons for 10% off there.

Watertown is 60 NM on a 348º track from LITH.  There are two hard surface runways, one with 2800’ and the other 4430’.

Plan to buy some gas there – otherwise we are encouraging FBOs to start charging ramp fees.

Let me know if you are going, have extra seats or need seats.

As before plan B is to meet at Colonial in Crystal Lake at 9:30.

If we know well in advance that the weather is going to be lousy, we may change to a plan C – such as a workshop visit. Will let you know at least the day before.

Ole Sindberg at (847) 639-5408 or


Aviation Scholarships Announced for 2018

Lake in the Hills EAA Chapter 790 is offering scholarships for Youth in Aviation. A $1,000 award will be paid directly to the certified flight training facility of the winners choice. There also is an option for a two or three day Aviation Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the EAA Air Academy in June or July. Applicants are to submit a written essay of at least one page, on why they are interested in Aviation and their Aviation objectives. A Chapter 790 Scholarship Committee will review the essays and inform the lucky winners. You must be 14 to 20 years of age and have the consent of a parent or guardian. It must be typed double spaced using 12-point font. Please have at least 3 paragraphs to your paper; introduction, body and conclusion. Use focus and any relevant evidence to support your ideas. Use conventional standard written English. Ideal candidates should be well rounded, have a high school GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.0 scale, be involved in school and community activities, as well as have a proven interest in aviation.

Please provide 2 references along with your paper.
Submit your application by December 1st to:
Paul Ranieri-President EAA Chapter 790
P.O. Box 1206

Please provide 2 references along with your paper.

Submit your application by December 1st to:

Paul Ranieri, President EAA Chapter 790

P.O. Box 1206,  Barrington, IL. 60011 

  Posted 10/6/2017

Please provide 2 references along with your paper.
Submit your application by December 1st to:
Paul Ranieri-President EAA Chapter 790
P.O. Box 1206
Barrington, IL. 60011

Our 2017 Aviation Scholarship Winner Zack Wallace

Zack was recently chosen to receive a $1000 scholarship award to help him with his aviation career. As you can see from the photo, Zack is working with Blue Skies Flying Services toward his private pilot certificate.

 Congratulations Zack, and best of luck! 

Posted 7/4/17  


News You Can Use

From Ole 6/20/2017......

I flew to Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport today with George Haupt and George Roby.

The FBO there now charges a $ 10 parking fee, - they call it Ramp Fee – this is new, never did that before.  The fee is waived if you buy at least 10 gallons of fuel.  Present price is 4.28 per gallon.



Recent Chapter Activities

Here are a few of the most recent activities our chapter has been involved in. (MORE)


President's Message.....

Happy New Year Chapter 790!  2016 Has been a very successful year for us with a lot of positive changes.  I would like to take the welcoming of 2017 as an opportunity to look back and celebrate all of the hard work we have done and highlight our accomplishments.   Starting with our Youth in aviation, we have hosted six YE rallies flying over 330 children and also sent two chapter family members to EAA summer camp. The Oshkosh summer camps are a great way to immerse children in aviation and I am hopeful that more members nominate relatives as I suspect we will be offering this opportunity again in the future.  We closed out our youth in aviation efforts with a free pizza dinner for all those who helped including the CAP participants. Kudos to Bud Herod and Rob Nelson for all they have done in this area, thank you.

Next is our annual banquet where we had a great time at Millrose restaurant last February.  We will be hosting this years banquet at Crystal Lake Country Club and due to the great success of our pancake breakfast and sponsorship drive, 790 will be subsidizing over 50% of the bill for members and their guest.  On the subject of food, we have continued our tradition of the pre-meeting BB'Q in the summer months and in 2017 will be waiving the fee for members and guests in favor of a voluntary donation.

We have been very successful with membership attendance at our monthly meetings and it is very important that this remains.  We will continue do our best to make the meetings interesting, comfortable and on-time. I would request from all members that if you have a suggestion or something you would like to see at these meetings please let me know; we are open to new ideas for meeting activities and speakers.  On the subject of member meetings, Ole has set-up monthly breakfast fly-outs for the first Saturday of the months that we do not fly Young Eagles.  The first breakfast was at Lake Lawn Lodge and was a huge success. Please keep an eye on the website for these and other fly-out destinations from B-29 restorations to AirZoos as there is always something on the horizon at 790.

2016 was an election year for 790 and one of my goals as president was to recognize the term limits stated in our bylaws. As a result, we have some new people in leadership positions and some prior leaders in new positions. Please welcome our new leadership team which is Rob Nelson as VP, Tom Solar as Secretary, Tom LeGates as Treasurer, myself as President and Ole, Ron and Lon as Board Members.  I believe that we have a great and energized team that will serve 790 well in 2017/2018. I would like to acknowledge the members who served on the leadership team in the past and built 790 into what it is today, thank you.

Our upcoming February board meeting will be primarily about setting the goals and calendar for the year so I urge all members to attend as all Board meetings are open and listed on the website. As always feel free to contact me if you have any issues or suggestions you would like the board to consider but can not attend the meeting in person.  Lastly, this month is our membership registration and thanks to Tom LeGates hard work, we can now register and pay our dues online and remember, if you know someone who is interested in attending our banquet, their membership dues would essentially be free due to the reduced banquet price so let folks know. 

Again, Happy New Year and thank you to all in the 790 family and let's make 2017 the best and safest year ever. 

 Best Regards,

 Paul Ranieri

Contact Us

  • Chapter President:  Paul Ranieri
  • Phone:  (847) 997-0135
  • Email:


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