Nov 30

December Chapter 31 meeting Canceled.

We will not be meeting this month as previously planned due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions. Lane county is in the Extreme risk category which prohibits nearly all social gatherings.

At this point, we will be planning on having a meeting on Wednesday, January 6th.

If anyone has any ideas for a club presentation(s) for a January meeting (or any other month), I would greatly appreciate the suggestions.

Thank you and have a great Holiday season, see you all next year.

Pat Dodson

Nov 12

Meeting Minutes from 11/4/2020 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, November 4th, 2020

There was no dinner portion of the meeting, but we did have a pledge of allegiance at the 6:59 PM start of the meeting. President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present. There were 13 Members in attendance along with Shelly the airport Manager. The business portion of the meeting was called then to order.

  • Checkbook balance was $2663.07 as of the date of the meeting. No change from last month.

President Pat noted that we are not planning a Christmas meeting this year due to Covid concerns.

Bill Dewey spoke about the memorial garden that the club has been working on for the last year or so. They laid bricks and gravel this week. Shelly asked if we could include the downtown Veterans Memorial in our area, and after some discussion it was decided that another area near by would be more appropriate.

Here are some more of Shelly’s notes:

Definitions:

FAA AIP – FAA Airport Improvement Program – airport can get $150,000 per year

COAR – Oregon Department of Aviation, Critical Oregon Airport Relief program

Taxi-lane project completed, just working on paperwork.   

Grant breakdown – FAA $922,222.00, COAR $69,000. And City $7,777.00

Parking Lot

   Used CARES ACT of $30,000 received from FAA for COVID plus $34,000 from City Tourism funds

Creswell was successful in getting a 2020 Grant for Emergency generators

                COAR – $150,000, City $16,666.00

Creswell has applied for five 2021 COAR Grants –

  1.  Generators, will be withdrawn
  2. AIP Match for AIP Runway reconstruction design $30,000
  3. Resiliency – $45,00 for Defender vehicle with blade and sweeper, SAT phones, Conex Container
  4. Taxi-lane design for new development area $150,000
  5. Utilities to new development area $150,000

Schedule for Veterans Day

10:30 Aircraft on Display

10:40 Boy Scouts present the Flags

10:50 National Anthem

11:00 Aircraft flyover

11:15 Ribbon cutting for EAA Memorial Flagpole

We will possibly fly some folks (veterans) if we can get YE insurance. Pat will check into this.

Next Projects:

  1. Generators installation
  2. Bury south power lines
  3. Design airport runway reconstruction, including replacement of runway lights and papi

Work in progress – possible new development on north end which will include installation of an “Orenco” type wastewater system.

Paul Messer and his sons still have a great desire to fly. Pat O’Renick is allowing them to use his C-150. They are all hoping to attend meetings again after the Covid pandemic is over.

Gary Ludeke gave a quick overview of the Zenith CH-750 that he has helped get into the air. It is now grounded due to a cracked spinner plate. He has put 21 hours on it at this point.

Ex-President John Kuehl would like folks to show up on Saturday, 11/14 at 9:00 to help clean the clubhouse. It has gone downhill since we quit meeting so regularly.

It was suggested by John that we have Pizza for dinner before our next meeting in December. He is going to provide it (with the cash jar ready to re-emburse him) Come at 6:00 if you want Pizza, and 7:00 if you just want to attend the meeting. Next meeting will be at the clubhouse on December 12/2/2020

He then played the Chapter Video from National.

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:26PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Nov 11

Chapter 31 Club House Clean up.

We will be having a Chapter 31 club house clean up on Saturday, November 14th at 9:00 am. If we we can get 4 to 6 participants, it should not take too long. Hopefully it will be a nice day and people can go flying after.

Face coverings will be required.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Nov 09

Veterans Day Celebration reminder, Wednesday November 11, 10:30

Just wanted to send out a reminder for the Veterans Day Celebration at the Creswell airport, Wednesday November 11 at 10:30. If you are going to display an airplane, please have it ready and in the aircraft parking area by 10:00- 10:15. We hope to be able to give any veterans who are interested a ride if possible as well as a fly-by. All flying will be weather dependent.

Shelly would also like some volunteers for directing parking.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Nov 04

Reminder, November Chapter 31 meeting

Just a reminder, November Chapter 31 meeting will be tonight, Wednesday, 11/4/2020 at 7:00pm. Meeting is at the Chapter 31 clubhouse at the south end of the Creswell Airport.

Face covering is required.

Shelly Humble will be coming buy to give us both an airport up-date as well as go over the Veterans Day activities.

Please come early and visit with fellow members prior to the meeting.

Thank you Pat Dodson

Nov 02

November Chapter 31 meeting

We will be having our EAA Chapter 31 meeting this Wednesday, November 4th at the Chapter clubhouse, south end of the Creswell airport. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm but please come early to visit and catch up with other members.

Face coverings are required.

We will need to discuss the scheduled Veterans Day display and flyover scheduled for Wednesday, November 11 starting at 10:30. This is also to dedicate the EAA Memorial garden that Bill Dewey has been working on.

Again, please come early and visit.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Oct 12

Meeting Minutes from 10/7/2020 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, October 7th, 2020

There was no dinner portion of the meeting, but we did have a pledge of allegiance at the 7:00 PM start of the meeting. President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present. There were 11 Members in attendance. The business portion of the meeting was called then to order.

  • Checkbook balance was $2663.07 as of the date of the meeting.

President Pat noted that we are not planning a Christmas meeting this year due to Covid concerns.

Bill Dewey spoke about the memorial garden that the club has been working on for the last year or so. He will be planting a nice tree as soon as the weather permits. They have redesigned it to not have a drain. They should be laying bricks this next week.

A discussion on the Holiday Farm fire and how it has affected several members. It was noted that the helicopters that are now fighting it are landing near short mountain off Hwy. 58

Gary Ludeke gave a brief report on the completion (On September 19th) and flying of Dales Zenith CH-750 STOL. He has 8 hours on it now and has had a few teething pains with the Viking View display. They also found that the main gear bolts were not tightened sufficiently. He is going to have Dale accompany him on future flights using the “Additional Pilot Program”, which this aircraft qualifies for. He also had the front strut powder coated which has caused some friction in the controls. They will sand off the powder where needed and that should take care of it.

Paul Buehler then gave his presentation about the work he did with Heli-Tech to heat treat metal and cut parts with a water jet. He had some nice slides and a lot of interesting stories. Thanks Paul!!

 There being no new business, President Pat asked past President John Kuehl to show the EAA Chapter Video where Charlie Becker talked about the layoffs that they had to do at HQ and the YE Day Camp program that is available for any chapter to use.

Eric Ferry then spoke about his trip to purchase an RV-9A, and his final decision to pass on that airplane. He noted that he does not fit as well has he had hoped (along with his even bigger son) and it did not have an ADS-B. He is now looking for an RV-10 or RV-14.

Next meeting will be at the clubhouse on November 4th. It will be just a meeting at 7:00.

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:17PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Oct 06

October Chapter 31 meeting, Wednesday 10/7/2020, 7:00pm

Just a reminder, we will be having our October Chapter31 meeting this Wednesday (tomorrow) at 7:00pm at the Chapter 31 clubhouse, south end of the airport.

Paul Bueler will be giving us an update on his project as well as Gary Ludeke on how the initial flight testing on the Zenith going.

Face coverings will be required.

Please come a little early so you can visit with the other members and catch up with what people are doing.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

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