Sep 10

Meeting Minutes from the 9/2/2020 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, September 2nd, 2020

There was no dinner portion of the meeting, but we did have a pledge of allegiance at the 7:02 PM start of the meeting. President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present. Among the members in attendance were, Gary Ludeke, Paul Buehler, Mat Northway, Dave Eason, Walt Weischedel, Bill Dewey, Roger Welch and Eric Ferry. The business portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 10 members total in attendance per State of Oregon guidelines.

  • Checkbook balance was $2763.07 as of the date of the meeting.

Our incredible airport manager, Shelly Humble then spoke about several issues.

Here is a breakdown of what she discussed at this EAA meeting (I didn’t get her notes so I hope I got these right!):

  1. Taxi-lane project – City received a grant offer to replace the entrance road.
    1. No City match will be required for this AIP grant due to CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.
  • Cost to install the new fuel station was $3800 instead of the expected $500, so much of her annual maintenance budget has been spent on just this upgrade.
  • A new commercial (aircraft related) tenant is expected to be announced shortly. The airport intends to install an “Orenco” sanitation system and Loop fire suppression system.
  • Long time member Larry Davis is out of the hospital and into rehab. Visit him if you can at Valley River Rehab.

Past President John Kuehl noted that he and President Pat Dodson visited with the new clubhouse neighbors and explained how we have worked together on their water well so that we could have water and they would have no cost to maintain it. The new folks (I didn’t write down their names-darn!) were very nice to them and agreed to keep the situation as it was before. Thanks guys!! Saved us a bunch of money and trouble and made some very nice friends.

There being no new business, President Pat adjourned the meeting to regroup outside and have an interesting show and tell from Mat Northway on his new (to him) 1929 Brunner Winkle Bird biplane. Mat told the story of how he found it at WAAM as a bit of a project plane, made an offer to buy it subject to them fixing it and finding an instructor to help him transition into it, then learning to fly it as he has. Thanks Mat! for all the interesting details and a great presentation.

President Pat then asked the group for ideas that we can present to the membership about a project that the club can start. He knows that it needs to be a great idea, have a sparkplug member to spearhead it and lots of participation. Please contact him if you can think of something that will really appeal to a lot of aviation minded folks.

Next meeting will be at the clubhouse on October 7th. It will be just a meeting at 7:00. Masks are mandatory.

There being no other new or old business, Past President John Kuehl then showed 3 EAA hints for homebuilders videos.

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:28PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Sep 01

Reminder, Chapter 31 September Meeting, Wednesday 9/02. 7:00 pm

Another reminder. We are having our September Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:00 pm. Location is the chapter club house, south end of the Creswell airport. Face covering is required.

There will be NO dinner, but please come early to catch up with other members and visit.

Matt Norhway will be showing off his 1929 “Bird” and I think people will kind this very interesting. He has a really good story to go with the plane.

Again, face covering is required and hope to see as many as possible.

Thanks, Pat

Aug 28

September Chapter 31 meeting, Wednesday 9/2/2020

The next Chapter 31 meeting will be at 7:00 pm, Wednesday September 2nd at the Chapter 31 clubhouse, south end of the Creswell airport.

There will be NO dinner but please come early so you can catch up with other members.

Matt Northway will making a presentation on his 1929 Bird. He has a real interesting story to tell about it that I think everyone will enjoy. We will also be walking over to his hanger so those who have not yet seen the airplane can see what a neat airplane it is. Don’t miss this.

As has been the normal protocol, masks will be required to attend. We do have some available if needed.

Hope to see everyone there, Pat

Aug 19

Correction

In the minutes it was noted that Dick Frontzak’s RV-6A was still for sale for $47,000. After a call from Doug Kindred, we need to correct the price to $70,000 OBO. Sorry for the confusion.

It is my understanding that an offer is being considered subject to passing a pre-purchase inspection, so it’s probably too late to buy it now. Call Doug if you have any questions 541-687-0232

Aug 16

Meeting Minutes from 8/5/2020

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, August 5th, 2020*

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 7:04 PM by President Pat Dodson with V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout also present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 12 members and guests in attendance.  The guests included Craig Henry and Jasmine Darcy, and Francisco Garabay. Welcome all!!

Checkbook balance was $3096 as of the date of the meeting.

An update to the Creswell Airport taxiway project, it was noted that they have hit clay and will be laying down Petro mats to prevent damage.

Our dear member Larry Davis has taken another fall and broke a hip, ribs and shoulder. He will be going into surgery and not driving in the future.

Chapter 1457 had a potluck on the 3rd. We will not be having breakfasts or dinners until we have clearance from the state.

Gary Ludeke then gave an update on the Zenith 750 build he is helping with. The panel is done and installed.  They are waiting for 1 gauge to complete the panel. They are hoping for a DAR to inspect by the end of the month.

Dick Frontzak’s estate is still selling his RV-6A. Price is $47,000. If interested, contact the Oregon Aviation Museum in Cottage Grove.

Past member Rusty Bartel and his wife are moving to San Jose to live with or close to their daughter. Memory and Parkinson issues are taking their toll. Allen Weider is buying Rusty’s hangar and plans to buy Charlie Walkers RV-9A and finish it.

Tom Buckhouse got his PPL last week.

The new owners next to the clubhouse has kept the water on at this point. Both Pat and John will make contact with them and explain the past understanding and (hopefully) convince them to continue providing water in exchange for maintenance of their pump and well. They are Kayla and Brad Hicks and we are told are very nice people. Bill Dewey met her while mowing the lawn.

It was noted with sadness that the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club has decided to disband after 40 years. Lack of members and their desire to lead, along with Covid has lead to this decision.

The Take Flight program is also cancelled this year.

There being no other new or old business, Past President John then showed the Monthly Chapter Video and 2 Hints for Homebuilders.

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:08PM and everyone went over to President Pat Dodson’s house to look at his Hummelbird project. Nice work- well finished!!

Respectfully submitted,   Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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Aug 03

Reminder; Chapter 31 Meeting, Wednesday August 5th, 7:00 pm.

We will be having a Chapter 31 meeting on Wednesday, August 5 at the chapter 31 clubhouse, south end of the Creswell Airport. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but please come a little early to visit before the meeting.

There will be NO dinner.

Masks are required.

I would like to get peoples thoughts on trying to go forward with the “Flying Start” program shelve it for the year. There should be time yet to go forward with this people feel it can be done safely.

After the meeting, anyone interested came come over to my house and check out my Hummelbird project.

Thank you, Pat

Jul 30

Chapter 31 Meeting Wednesday August 5th, 7:00pm

We will be having a meeting Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00pm at the Chapter 31 clubhouse, south end of the Crewell airport. There will be NO dinner but please come early to catch up with other members. Masks will be required. If you are unable to wear a mask, you will not be able to attend.

After the meeting, we will gather at my house to look over the Hummel Bird project that I have going. I’m only about 5 minutes from the airport in Creswell.

I look forward to seeing as many members as can attend. Again, masks are required.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Jul 09

Meeting Minutes from the 7/1/2020 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, July 1st, 2020

There was no dinner portion of the meeting, but we did have a pledge of allegiance at the 7:02 PM start of the meeting. President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present. The business portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 11 members total in attendance.

  • Checkbook balance was $3074.37 as of the date of the meeting.

Next Chapter breakfast is hoped for on Saturday, September 19th, but we cannot confirm that at this time.

Our super airport manager, Shelly Humble then spoke about several issues.

Here is a breakdown of what she discussed at this EAA meeting (and also the last meeting).

  1. Taxi-lane project – City received final grant offer on 6/3/2020 in the amount of $222,222 to complete the final construction phase of the Taxi-lane project.
    1. No City match will be required for this AIP grant due to CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.
  • CARES Act – the airport received $30,000 grant from the airport portion of the CARES act.  This is in addition to the match for the AIP grant.  The City has chosen to use this money for maintenance and operations.  In other words, we will be using these funds to complete additional pavement resurfacing/maintenance on the entrance way. 
  • COAR (Critical Oregon Airport Revenue) grant.  The COAR grant funding system contains 3 “priorities”, the first is to utilize the money for match to the AIP grants, priority 2 are grants that assist with emergency preparedness and priority 3 are for economic development.  The airport applied for one priority 1 grant – AIP match, 2 priority 2 grants – install emergency generators at EOC and airport building/runway lights, and 1 priority 3 grant – upgrade fueling self-service terminal. 
  1. In January, the airport was awarded a grant to be used for the match of the AIP grant and a priority 2 grant to install a generator at the EOC (G4 hangar).  Due to the CARES Act none of the priority 1 grants are needed so today at the ODA board meeting they will be discussing whether or not to award the monies to the priority 2 and 3 grant applicants.  If this is the decision that is made, the airport will receive the additional grants for the airport building generator and the fuel self-service terminal upgrade.  I will update when I know the status.
  • Within the next few weeks, we will be installing a QT Pod M4000 self-service fueling terminal.  This is an upgrade to the current system.  Fuel will be available during this time via the override system.
  • The airport has purchased a workshop for the maintenance staff.  The shop will be delivered within the next 4 weeks and will be placed in front of the open airport/tractor shed to enclose the equipment.
  • The airport main FBO will be getting a new roof this summer due to damage from the snowstorm two years ago.
  • Airport Manager, Shelley Humble, had a request to see if the EAA would fly a “flyover” over the city on the 4th of July.  The Jet flyover has been approved, which is great, but the citizens would also like to see the Creswell Airport flyers also. A plan was discussed to have some of the members bring their airplanes and the Boy Scouts will “Strike the Colors” and we will have the national anthem sung and the pledge of allegiance. Sid Voorhees will MC the festivities. We will have 2 groups of 2 planes who all have smoke. 5 other planes will fly the route.
  • The airport staff will continue to help/assist the EAA volunteers (Bill Dewey and Pat Dodson to name a couple) to complete the retaining wall.

The annual Wings and Wheels at Cottage Grove has been postponed and will probably be merged with the Great Oregon Homebuilt fly-in on the last weekend of August. Watch for info on these fun events.

It was noted that long time member Larry Davis fell recently and was hospitalized. He also had a traffic accident, so will not be driving much anymore. Get well Larry.

President Pat then asked the group for ideas that we can present to the membership about a project that the club can start. He knows that it needs to be a great idea, have a sparkplug member to spearhead it and lots of participation. Please contact him if you can think of something that will really appeal to a lot of aviation minded folks.

Next meeting will be at the clubhouse on August 5th. It will be just a meeting at 7:00.

There being no other new or old business, Past President John then showed the Monthly Chapter Video along with Tech Tips and Hints for Homebuilders from EAA national.

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:22PM 

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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