Dec 03

Just in Time for Christmas!

I have a new, never worn, MA-1 style EAA flight jacket that I bought for a heck of a deal on clearance from EAA this past summer.  However, given my somewhat small stature, it doesn’t fit me as I would like.  It’s a black medium winter weight jacket with an international orange liner. It has the original traditional EAA logo on the front. I’m asking $50.00 for it which is what I paid, plus shipping. I’ll eat the shipping cost so someone can have it for 50 bucks. If you’re interested, call me at 541-914-8605. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL! It will not get back to me but just get lost on the web server.

Gary Ludeke

 

Dec 01

Call to action tomorrow Sat Dec 2nd 2017

We are looking for men, robust in character, with impeccable verisimilitude, with strong backs and weak minds to move the furniture back to new locations at the meeting place tomorrow 9:00 AM Saturday Dec 2nd 2017.  If you qualify, will see you there.

President John

Nov 30

EAA Christmas Party

hello EAA  Chapters 1457 and 31
 
The Christmas Party at 
John and Patti’s Artistic Aviation Studio / Party Pad is almost here. We will begin 5ish on the 2nd, Saturday.
 
Our BBQ caterer that served us at the B-17 event will be providing the BBQ Pork, Ribs and Chicken, so there will be something great for every taste…..the always terrific pot luck contributions , which will be amped up with all the “ladies touch” we are anticipating with all the great couples in attendance will make the event delicious.  Since John and Patti will not be cooking all night, we are looking forward to spending more time at the tasting bar, and around the Christmas tree.
 
At the door, It will be $10 per adult, $5 for kids that covers all the BBQ and drinks. 
 
 
Gift exchange…..everyone who brings a gift for the exchange will take one home….this can be a fun part of the whole night, so lets have lots of participation. 
 
The Chapters will supply soft drinks and all the plates , flatware,  wine glasses, cups and napkins 
 
BYOB…if you are game to imbibe in any adult beverages, you are welcome to bring your own wine or beer. 
We will have glasses and coolers to keep them on ice. But please leave hard liquor
and any other forms of Oregon legalized party substances at home.  
 
Here is a list of all the RSVPs so far…..
some have come to me verbally, so I may have missed some on the list…..so if you will be here,
 and if I have missed getting you on the list, please let me know. 
All of these EAAers will get a chance ticket to win some artwork to take home to their hangar or living room. 
probably 3 or four winners who knows?  
Legal disclaimer: Must be present to win, all taxes and framing are the responsibility of the winner,
satisfaction is not guaranteed. 
   If you still need directions on how to get to John’s, email him at Jstahr@stahrdesign.com.  There will be 45 to 50 attending. I can hear the aviation stories already.  Happy holidays!! Ron 
 
Nov 22

EAA 31 Clubhouse/hangar floor update.

Many thanks to all who participated in moving furniture, cleaning and sanding floor, masking etc Saturday the 18th.  First coat was applied Sunday the 19th and 2nd coat Monday the 20th.

WE’RE HALF DONE!

CALL TO ACTION/SERVICE THIS SATURDAY NOV 22nd 9:00 AM. We will move everything to the North end.  Need help, especially since this time we need to move a stove and 3 refrigerators.  If not enough show up – we will postpone til Dec 2nd (yes the same day as the Christmas Party).  Come see our progress and pitch in.  Thanks

President John

Nov 22

Dec 2nd Christmas party at John Stahr’s

LAST CALL;

Please give me a call or text 541 729 1217  OR email me

johnkuehl@comcast.net  if you are coming to the Christmas Party.

Nov 20

Going Bananas Christmas

I am going bananas trying to get e-mails to look like the posts entered regarding the christmas party but having NO success.

Please go to eaa31.org to see what it is supposed to look like.

John Kuehl

Nov 20

Christmas Party Dec 2nd

hello EAA  Chapters 1457 and 31
 
The Christmas Party at 
John and Patti’s Artistic Aviation Studio / Party Pad are coming together!!! 
 
 
Patti and Buzzy will be here…..
…It would probably be better to leave other dogs at home…..
 
 
Our BBQ caterer that served us at the B-17 event will be providing the BBQ Pork, Ribs and Chicken, so there will be something great for every taste…..the always terrific pot luck contributions , which will be amped up with all the “ladies touch” we are anticipating with all the great couples in attendance will make the event delicious.  Since John and Patti will not be cooking all night, we are looking forward to spending more time at the tasting bar, and around the Christmas tree.
 
At the door, It will be $10 per adult, $5 for kids that covers all the BBQ and drinks. 
 
 
Gift exchange…..everyone who brings a gift for the exchange will take one home….this can be a fun part of the whole night, so lets have lots of participation. 
 
The Chapters will supply soft drinks and all the plates , flatware,  wine glasses, cups and napkins 
 
BYOB…if you are game to imbibe in any adult beverages, you are welcome to bring your own wine or beer. 
We will have glasses and coolers to keep them on ice. But please leave hard liquor
and any other forms of Oregon legalized party substances at home.  
 
Here is a list of all the RSVPs so far…..
some have come to me verbally, so I may have missed some on the list…..so if you will be here,
 and if I have missed getting you on the list, please let me know. 
All of these EAAers will get a chance ticket to win some artwork to take home to their hangar or living room. 
probably 3 or four winners who knows?  
Legal disclaimer: Must be present to win, all taxes and framing are the responsibility of the winner,
satisfaction is not guaranteed. 
 
Wayne and Lisa
Steve and Sue
Gary and Sandy
John and Patti
Dan and Julie
Don and Lin
Ray and Sharon
Adam and Lisa
Wally and Neda
Joe and Carol
Alan and Wendy
Jeff and Tracey
Roger D
Carl and  Lisa
 
Who have I missed? 
Where are all the Creswell members? 
 
 
 
map to get here….if coming up from Creswell on the back roads….take Hamm to Territorial
then right on Lorane highway to a left turn shown here on Spencer Creek. 

Nov 14

Status of Rusty Bartel’s Cessna 150

It’s been a long time coming but Rusty’s C-150 is nearly ready for flight! Bill Dewey has been diligently working on installing the freshly overhauled engine obtained from John Kuehl. The engine is virtually equivalent to new with four new cylinders and other new parts. The engine looks beautiful! It’s going to be a great running and great flying aircraft! The down side is that the costs incurred in the engine rebuild require that Rusty ask a selling price commensurate with the condition of the airplane with its new engine. My investigation of the value of this airplane, using aircraft blue book sources, is $25,000. The blue book value is actually more like $27,000 but that would be with an up-to-date nav/comm radio. This airplane has an out-of-date nav/comm that really should be replaced. The airplane can be flown with the current radio but it is limited to 360 comm channels while all modern radios have 720 channel capability. The current radio would not be able use all frequencies and, for example, would not receive the Creswell AWOS, the KEUG ATIS or be able to communicate on the Independence airport CTAF/Unicom of 122.975 MHz.

To the best of my knowledge, nothing has been formally done to establish the flying club that we of Chapter 31 have been trying to see materialize. Due to the higher value of the airplane, if the club still wants to purchase this airplane, it will need to either find more charter members or come up with a plan to finance the aircraft by coming up with an initial fee and monthly dues that will not only cover all the normal expenses of owning and operating the airplane but also be able to cover monthly finance payments. Rusty and his wife, Beth, are anxious to recoup some of the costs incurred due to the unexpected work necessary to overhaul the engine. The plan will be to put the aircraft up for sale nationally as soon as it is test flown and it is established that all is well with the engine and airframe. I am suggesting that the “club” have the first right of refusal if a buyer is found. Therefore, if there is serious interest, the club needs to be able to take financial action, possibly before the end of the year. Bill Dewey and I will be at this Saturday’s EAA breakfast and would be happy to answer questions and show you the airplane in its current state.

Gary Ludeke

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