Flying Club Cessna 150
Just a quick update on the status of Rusty Bartel’s C-150 intended to be used in the formation of the new flying club. Bill Dewey has been working on the Annual Inspection. The starter on the airplane had been acting up back when Rusty was flying the airplane a few years ago. The decision was made to replace the manually-actuated starter with a new, lighter-weight, push button-actuated starter. Rusty ordered the starter and it has arrived. Bill will install the starter and then, as far as he knows, the only other issue is weak output on the left magneto. The solution to the problem is pending.
EAA Saturday Breakfast
Chapter breakfast is this Saturday, March 18th. 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. Thanks in
advance for all the guys who show up and cook the meal!
Sign up sheet for EAA Aluminum Overcast B17 at EUG Friday May 5th,
Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th will be available. This was LOTS
of fun when we participated in 2013 and this time around the profits
will be shared among the 3 chapters (Creswell, Eugene, & Lebanon).
Encourage all to pitch in, have fun and contribute.
John Kuehl EAA31
Meeting Minutes from the 3/1/2017 meeting
EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, March 1st, 2017
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Virgil and Bridget Pratt. Bridget made her fabulous Lasagna, French bread, salad and home-made brownies and cake and a drink for only $5? WOW!! . Don’t miss her next great meal!!
The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:57 PM. President John Kuehl, VP Bill Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was then called to order. There were 18 members and one guest in attendance. The guest was Larry Novachuck (?) from Chapter 936. Welcome to all!!
Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, March 18th. 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. Thanks in advance for all the guys who show up and cook the meal!
Bridget and Virgil were given a standing ovation for the fine meal they prepared this month. What a wonderful couple to give of themselves so much!!
The old business was called for and noted that we need a new 23 ft. (or so) HDMI cable for the donated TV set. It appears that the first one is defective. He also noted that our April meeting will host Dr. Richard Hansen, the local AME, who will discuss the new rules for class 3 medical licenses. Don’t miss it!!
The secretary also noted that dues are due again. If you have not paid, please send your $25 check to: EAA Chapter 31
C/O Randy Stout
86277 Panorama Rd
Springfield, OR 97478
Gary Ludeke came forward and gave the YE report. It seems that we have 41 YE credits to spend, worth approximately $205. The club talked about the various things that we could buy with that money including snow fence, vests and traffic cones, but one of the most promising appears to be a YE banner. More to come on this subject, but they must be used before 12/31/2017
Gary then continued with a RV-3 report. He and his crew have hung the wings and it is nearly ready for paint. Gary is hoping to paint it white and hopes that perhaps Van’s will donate the Decals we would need to make it look finished. He is trying to get it done in time to deliver at the annual “Wings and Wheels” event this summer.
There being no other business, President John gave a brief demo on how to make a file handle and then ran a few other Hints for Homebuilders videos. He then ran an interview with an F-84 pilot who flew in Korea. Lastly he ran the Chapter Video from EAA National, which featured a C-5 Galaxy and Hints for Homebuilders.
There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:18 PM
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer
Request for help/information
Spoke with Steve Letson after last night’s EAA31 meeting. He has a 1948 NAVION at Walker Field and needs to connect with an IA Mechanic. The plan is to get the NAVION in shape for a ferry permit, get it to the Creswell Airport and continue work from there. Anyone having knowledge or recommendations. please contact Steve at 541 729 3269.
John Kuehl EAA31
EAA31 March 2017 Meeting
The end of our shortest month is already upon us and the 1st Wednesday of the Month is Wednesday March 1st. We’ll start off at 6:00 PM with Lasagna, Salad, French Bread, Drinks & Desserts courtesy of Bridget & Virgil Pratt. Our theme for the meeting will be Hints & Tricks, How to do things and/or how to do things more simply or more easily. Among the demo & videos, will be “Portable Vise” “Never buy another file handle, as long as you both shall live” “Accurate masking tape of ANY width” “Welding up a perfect aircraft motor mount”
If YOU have any hints or tips, this night is an opportunity to share same.
Video of a Korean War Aviator plus this month’s Chapter Video Magazine.
Dinner 6:00 Meeting 7:00 all for only $5.00 bucks.
Bring a guest! See you there.
John Kuehl EAA31
EAA 31 Reminder Breakfast and RV3 Work party
Don’t forget – Tomorrow Feb 18th 9:00 AM Breakfast followed by RV3 work party. If we all pitch in the RV3 will be farther down the road to completion and display in the museum.
UPCOMING EVENTS NOTICE
BREAKFAST: This Saturday the 18th of Feb 2017. All you can eat Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Coffee, Milk, OJ, Butter, Syrup all for $5 bucks!
WORK PARTY: We can get the RV3 project done quicker if we pitch in and HELP after Saturday’s breakfast. Bring your elbow grease.
B 17: EAA’s “Aluminum Overcast” will be at the EUG airport MAY 5th, 6th, & 7th (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday). Last time this happened (2013) they did 89 rides, (@ $500) 446 ground tours (@$10) plus $4000 in merchandise sales. Chapter 1457 netted $3000. It was a LOT of fun! The good news is 1457 will be sharing in the net revenue based on percentage of participation for Chapters 31, 1457 and the Lebanon Chapter. We will need 10 (or more) people for each “shift” and we will have 2 shifts per day (6 shifts total). Details on “sign up” will follow.
FLYING CLUB: Some people (myself included) are waiting for the new 3rd class medical rules to go into effect, before jumping on the new flying club bandwagon.
BRING A GUEST. Let them see how much fun we can have.
John Kuehl EAA 31