Dec 01

Monthly meeting = Christmas Party – SEND YOUR RSVP

As you know – no regular monthly meeting in December. Instead we have our annual Christmas Party. This year by Eugene Chapter 1457 AT Oregon Air & Space Museum, Friday Dec 16th. 6:00 PM social hour; 7:00 PM Dinner. Cost is: $10.00 per person (pay at door) + bring: A-H side dish; I-P Salad;        Q-Z dessert.   Soft drinks & BBQ included. (If you can’t bring a dish – add $5.00 to the pot)

Gift Exchange:  Bring a $10.00 wrapped gift (airplane stuff if possible)

Auction: If you have an aviation item you would like to donate to be auctioned off – bring it.                  Any left over BBQ will also be auctioned off.

BY DEC 4TH RSVP Phil Groshong with Number (Yourself + Guests)

RSVP psgroshong@yahoo.com

See you there.  John Kuehl CH 31 Pres.

 

Nov 17

Reminders – Saturday Breakfast & Christmas Party

This Saturday 11/19/2016 – EAA31 Breakfast.  All the goodies for $5 bucks.

Christmas Party 1457 sponsor at OREGON AIR & SPACE MUSEUM – EUG AIRPORT

Friday Dec 16th.  $10.00 rsvp Phil Groshong by Dec 4th. Full announcement repeated here:

EAA Chapters 1457 & 31 2016 Christmas Party

Who Chapter Members and guests
What Catered BBQ and potluck
Where Oregon Air and Space Museum, Eugene Airport
When Friday December 16, 6:00 social hour
7:00 Dinner
Why Why Not – Tiz the Season
How Much $10.00 per person (pay at the door)
What to bring A-H side dish; I-P Salad; Q-Z dessert
(yes you can jump lists if you make a great certain dish and it doesn’t fit your name)
Soft Drinks provided – BYOB
If you are “solo” and can’t bring a dish, just add $5 to the pot.

THE FUN STUFF

Gift exchange: Bring up to a $10.00 wrapped gift

Auction: If you have an aviation item you would like to donate to be auctioned – bring it. Any left over BBQ will also be auctioned off.

RSVP Phil Groshong by December 4: psgroshong@yahoo.com
Number (yourself & number of Guests)

Nov 14

EAA Chapters 1457 & 31 Christmas Party

EAA Chapters   1457 & 31     2016 Christmas Party

Who                  Chapter Members and guests
What                  Catered BBQ and potluck
Where               Oregon Air and Space Museum, Eugene Airport
When                Friday December 16, 6:00 social hour  7:00 Dinner
Why                  Why Not – Tiz the Season
How Much      $10.00 per person (pay at the door)
What to bring A-H side dish; I-P Salad; Q-Z dessert
(yes you can jump lists if you make a great certain dish and it doesn’t fit your name)
Soft Drinks provided – BYOB
If you are “solo” and can’t bring a dish, just add $5 to the pot.

THE FUN STUFF

Gift exchange: Bring up to a $10.00 wrapped gift

Auction: If you have an aviation item you would like to donate to be auctioned – bring it. Any left over BBQ will also be auctioned off.

RSVP Phil Groshong by December 4: psgroshong@yahoo.com
Number (yourself & number of Guests)

Nov 12

Meeting Minutes from the 11-2-16 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, November 2nd, 2016

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by President John Kuehl. We had hamburgers, potato salad, chips, fudge/caramel brownies and a drink for only $5? WOW!! . Don’t miss the next meeting dinner!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 7:00:50 PM. President John Kuehl, VP Bill Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 18 members and no guests in attendance (except our speaker).

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, November 19th. Come out to the clubhouse in the AM and pay $5 for an “all you can eat” breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, OJ, coffee and camaraderie!! Starts at 9:00 and runs to about 10:30 or so.

The old business was called for and the discussion started about the upcoming Christmas party. John Stahr, of Chapter 1457 in Eugene has asked John if they could use the clubhouse for the party. He said yes, of course. The date is still to be announced.

Past President Gary Ludeke gave a quick report on 1) the RV-3 project (keeps getting stalled but he will be working on it this month), 2) the beginning of the flying club (outside of EAA Chapter 31’s activities). The flying club is getting close to the number of potential members needed to start, and so a consensus on which aircraft to buy will be made. Rusty Bartel has offered his C-150 as a potential Club Aircraft. Both Gary and Bill Dewey will spark plug this effort, with Gary giving instruction and BFR’s and Bill turning wrenches with his A/P license. Thanks Guys!!

Past member Daniel Cathey is offering his Volmer Sportsman and Clipper for sale, as health problems are causing him to give up active flying.

There being no other business, President John introduced Robert Hamilton, President of Dynon Avionics to present his products to the group. He has been with them for the past 8 years. It was started in 2000 by John Terand, the Chief Technology Officer of Cypress Semi Conductor.

He then proceeded to show the group all the latest EFIS panels that they produce, up to and including a live demo unit of their new Skyview series of displays. He went over the history of the company and the many challenges they faced in order to create and manufacture the units that are available today. I am sure we would have had a lot more folks at the meeting but for the fact that the Cubs were playing game 7 of the World Series (which they won!!)

Thanks Robert for the great talk and opening everyone’s eyes to the new and much better glass panels that are being made today. I only wish I had an electrical system to use them!!

Being out of time President John did not run the Chapter Video from EAA National.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:45 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Nov 01

Reminder Dynon Avionics Wed Nov 2nd

Reminder – Tomorrow night Dinner 6:00, Meeting 7:00.  EAA 31 Creswell Airport.

Chapter Video time permitting after Robert Hamilton’s Dynon Presentation.

Oct 26

Nov 2nd Meeting Dynon Avionics The Magic Behind Glass Panels

This month we have the PRESIDENT of Dynon Avionics speaking at our Chapter 31.

Title:  The Magic Behind Your Glass Panel
Presentation Summary:Learn about the technology that makes electronic flight information systems affordable and practical for small general aviation aircraft. A better understanding of the internal workings of these instruments will illustrate how they offer reliability, affordable redundancy, and greater situational awareness than venerable analog flight instruments. Pilots of even 2-seat VFR aircraft will learn how they can improve safety and situational awareness by making use of the latest in Glass Panel avionics. Pilots of IFR aircraft will learn how to achieve more capability and greater redundancy at lower cost. Learn not only the benefits of this technology, but also some of the safety and training issues relevant in making the transition from traditional analog instruments to glass panel.
Robert Hamilton – President   Robert’s first hundred hours as PIC was in a beautifully restored J-3 cub. This was in 1973, even before the plane was an antique! After earning Electrical Engineering and MBA degrees he spent most of his career as a senior manager at Fluke Electronics making test equipment, and was too busy to do much flying.  In 2002 he decided to get back into aviation and started an aviation software company.  Joining Dynon Avionics in 2008 as the Director of Sales and Marketing, in 2012 he became President. He now flies a Glasair Sportsman he helped build at Glasair’s “Two-Week-To-Taxi” program.
Dinner Burgers, Dogs, Salad, Dessert, Drinks   6:00 PM  $5.00 What a deal
Robert Hamilton President Dynon Avionics      7:00 PM  No Extra Charge
S End of Creswell Airport (Hobby Field).  See You There.
John Kuehl EAA31 President
Oct 13

Saturday Breakfast Reminder OCT 15th

This month started on a Saturday, So – the 3rd Saturday is already upon us.  Sat Oct 15th. We will also be supplying breakfast for OACAC (planes as old as some of us) and maybe make some progress on the new Flying club.

$5 bucks for all the pancakes, eggs, coffee, bacon, sausage, milk, OJ and airplane stories you can eat.

See you there.

Pres John.

 

Oct 12

EAA Flying Club

Well, I messed up again! I got a call from a member who tried to email me by replying to the email notice from the chapter web page. THAT WILL NOT WORK! I meant to give everyone my personal email address to respond with an expression of interest in the club and I FORGOT to put it in the post! If you are interested as discussed in my prior post, please email me at:

RV6AN200GL@charter.net. Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused if you were trying to respond. . . . . Gary Ludeke

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