Meeting minutes from the 5/1/2013 meeting
The meeting started at 6:00 (Happily with Melinda Petersen’s famous chili and a nice lemon cake), BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, and a drink for $5!! Come next month and bring a friend!
Business meeting called to order at 7:01 PM by President Bill Dewey, with Sec./Tres. Randy Stout also present.
The 20 members and guests in attendance then introduced themselves and gave a brief “What
exciting thing happened this last month”. Guests included Eugene 1457 Chapter member John Stahr (who brought posters to give away), Jerry Krauss, a guest of Gary Ludeke’s and owner of a Kolb Firestart (see below) and Dave Eason’s neighbor, Dale Nygren. Jim Beale noted that he now has 80 hours on his new RV.
John Stahr mentioned that Aluminum Overcast, EAA’s B-17 will be at the Eugene airport on 5/16-17, and they could use some volunteers to help with that and with signing up YE’s during the stay. He also noted that there will be an open house at the Eugene airport on June 8th, which will include a YE event.
It was noted that Roseburg airport will have their “Wings and Wheels” event on July 6th from 9-5
Gary Ludeke reported that the Kolb Firestar project he has been working on is now licensed and has fast taxied and is ready for flight tomorrow. Tom Cunningham, who also has a Kolb, is also newly licensed and ready for flight. They should have had them in the air by the time these minutes are read.
In addition, Alan Weider has his new RV-9 licensed and ready for first flight. Our Chapter is getting them in the air!!
The Creswell Air Fair will be on August 9-10-11 this year, with the big day Saturday the 10th. Put this on your calendar! (Mine has my son getting married in Seattle that weekend!!) EAA Chapter 31 will be doing the breakfasts and lunches as usual. It was noted that the flour bombing and spot landing contests need to be separate from the YE flights so that pilots can participate in both. Also noted was the Fly-Market needs to be much better advertised and located. Meetings will begin this next week (Monday?)
President Bill Dewey then spoke about the memorial area. He, along with Rusty Bartel, Dave Eason, Dave Heisley and Alan Weider have finished the retaining wall and much of the brick walkway. They were far enough along to move the Memorial Rock (that has been at the EAA clubhouse this last few years) and set it in a nice area. Landscaping will begin immediately, and Bill is working on the Propeller Monument to be erected within a few months. Phase 2 will include a flagpole and an engraved brick program that will allow anyone to have a place to remember their loved one. This looks like it will become a nice focal place for the airport and a great area to have memorial services for our flying friends as the go west. Good work to all the folks who helped make this a reality.
Dave Petersen reminded the group of the OPA convention in Albany this August 24th.
Chapter 902 (Mulino) asked if our group would transfer our YE credits to them to help send one of their kids to the Air Academy. A show of hands indicated that no one objected.
Next Chapter 31 breakfast will be May 18th. More Air Fair info will be available at that time.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:57 pm
Two new Birds in the Air !
I’ve Just Heard that we have 2 new birds in the air at Creswell Today ! Congrats to Tom Cunningham who flew his Kolb Firestar around the patch twice! and Congrats as well to Gary Ludeke who flew His Kolb Firestar around the patch 4 times !
Chapter 31′s May Meeting
Tomorrow is Wednesday May 1st, And that means it’s time for Our Chapter 31 Monthly Meeting ! Join us at 6 for dinner with the meeting to follow at 7. Hope to see you all at the Chapter Hanger.
Chapter 31′s April Breakfast
Tomorrow is April 20th, the 3rd Saturday of April and time for Chapter 31′s Monthly Pancake Breakfast ! Join us at 9 for Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon (I Like Bacon !) and of course Pancakes. All for only 5 bucks ! Hope to see you all Tomorrow Morning.
Meeting Minutes from 4/3/2013 Meeting
The meeting started at 6:00 (Happily with Melinda Petersen’s famous chili and a wonderful spice cake), BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, and a drink for $5!! Come next month and bring a friend!
Business meeting called to order at 7:07 PM by President Bill Dewey, with Sec./Tres. Randy Stout also present.
The 16 members and guests in attendance then introduced themselves and gave a brief “What
exciting thing happened this last month”. Guests included past member Tom Pruess, still working on his ¾ scale mustang with the Geo 3 cylinder engine and he has a Fly Baby project started.
The group was donated (I didn’t get the name, but will by next meeting) a twin engine instrument flight simulator. Hopefully we will get it up and running by next meeting.
After intros, we adjourned to go see Gary Ludeke’s Kolb Firestar project, nearing completion. He has done some high speed taxi tests. He asked if anyone had a inspection scope to check out some rivets before he actually took off. (see the end of this newsletter for his answer)
Secretary Stout noted that yearly dues of $25 are due now. Please see him after the meeting or you can send them in by mail: EAA Chapter 31, 86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR 97478 Thanks to several
people for renewing at the meeting.
President Bill Dewey discussed the latest plan for the memorial area. He and Rusty Bartel have finished the retaining wall, and are prepping the walkway for the brick. Dave Eason brought in a Brick that is available locally, and may be priced the same as the out of town vendor. He is still working on it. The next work session on the memorial area will be after the May breakfast meeting on May 20th.
It was noted that on May 16-20th, the Eugene EAA chapter 1457 will be hosting Aluminum Overcast in Eugene.
Gary Ludeke then reported on the results of his survey monkey outreach to the members. This survey attempted to find out how the group can improve its’ membership activities and add value to the programs that we put on. He presented an in-depth report that he received back from the 18 responses he got. We will discuss these results during the next few meetings.
Rusty Bartel reported that the new interim Creswell City Manager is a General Aviation/Airport Supporter.
There being no other business, we moved into our series of “Homebuilders Corner”.
Mat Northway then rose and showed the group a $100(?) bore scope that he purchased a while back. You hold it up to your eye and can see into an area about 18” quite clearly.
Dave Eason showed us a bore scope he received from his Dentist (gratis!) that looked like an anal probe, and probably works well for that also. It had a great picture and a 90 degree offset with very good detail but you could not go into the hole very deeply.
Walt Weischedel then showed the group his $120 Harbor Freight inspection camera, which was very easy to use and made movies or took pictures.
Randy Stout then showed his $150 Costco inspection camera, which the same features of Walts’ in addition to an extension wand and detachable screen for viewing. Each tool performed well, some were easier to use than others.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:19 pm
Bring your Bore Scope to the Meeting!!
As we mentioned at the last meeting, anyone with a Bore Scope should bring it to the meeting for a “Show and Tell” time.
Dave Eason is bringing his, along with a cylinder to test.
Should be interesting to see if the expensive scopes are better than the bargain brands!
See you there!
April Chapter Meeting
Wednesday is April 3rd, the first Wednesday of the month and time for Chapter 31′s April Chapter Meeting. Join us at 6 for hot dogs and hamburgers with the meeting to follow at 7. Hope to see you all there !
Chapter 31 March Breakfast
Saturday is March 16th, the third Saturday of the month, and time for Chapter 31′s Monthly Breakfast ! Join us at 9 for Pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, eggs and bacon coffee and juice, all for Five Bucks ! all of this, and we get to talk about Airplanes ! hope to see you all there.