Feb 15


The forecast calls for rain on Saturday but that shouldn’t dampen our desire for a good breakfast and hangar flying at the Chapter 31 clubhouse! Come out this Saturday morning (0900-1030), eat a good meal at a great price (ONLY 5 BUCKS!) to start your day and have a great time visiting with your fellow aviation enthusiasts! Who knows, the forecast may be wrong and some of you can fly in! President John is out of town on family matters and doesn’t have access to a computer so he asked me to send this reminder. He hopes to be back in time to join us.

C U There!

VP Gary

Jan 24

Next Meeting is Special!

Our next monthly meeting in will be on Wednesday, February 7. BBQ at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. I will be giving a presentation on the creation of the RV3, which members of Chapter 31 put together from parts of three airplanes and components from Van’s Aircraft. The airplane now resides in the OAHS museum in Cottage Grove. I have a collection of over 80 photographs showing the history of the construction of the project. While this aircraft will not be formally dedicated to the Van’s museum exhibit until Labor Day weekend this year, the airplane is on display now for museum visitors to see. I’m requesting that ALL of you who participated in any way on this project come to the meeting. I’m especially inviting Bridget and Virgil Pratt as it may be their last meeting with us, at least for some time! Virgil did some fine work on restoring the propeller and canopy. Bridget can be treated for the first time to a meal that she doesn’t have to prepare! Alan Weider worked tirelessly on the project and was the key person in recreating the paint scheme that was used on Van’s original RV3. I assure you it was an immense job! I would like to not only see that all who helped out are recognized, but also hope that those people can add input to the presentation and help tell the story of a very long road to success. I plan to write an article for Sport Aviation magazine and would like to take a picture or two, to go with the article, of all those who participated. I sincerely hope to see all of you there!

Vice-president Gary

Jan 18

EAA Pancake Breakfast Saturday Jan 20th

New Year – New stuff but dependable, reliable breakfast every 3rd Saturday 9:00 AM till around 10:30 AM.

Pancakes, syrup, butter, eggs, salt, pepper, bacon, sausage, milk, coffee, orange juice, hot chocolate, all you can eat for only $5.00 bucks!   Bring a friend.  Take your spouse out for breakfast (cheapest date you will ever encounter),   At Creswell Airport, Clubhouse at S end of Hobby Field.  Talk Airplanes, Flying, Takeoffs, Landings, places to go & people to meet.  Rub elbows with other airplane enthusiasts!  

By the way, we will need someone to “step up the the plate” for our Monthly dinner meeting Feb 7th. Bridget will have all her cooking goodies already packed for moving, so we need volunteers.

President John

Jan 01

EAA31 January 2018 Meeting Notice

We have an excellent Chapter Video Magazine to show. We’re gonna have fun, awards, food, goodies, review of 2017 and plans for 2018. We will have Lasagna along with other goodeateries.


Dinner 6:00 PM

Meeting 7:00 PM


Pres John

Dec 15

EAA 31 Breakfast Tomorrow Sat Dec 16th 9:00 AM

Come see our new digs.  New layout – more room.  Have some Pancakes, Syrup, Butter, Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled eggs, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Milk, Orange Juice,  still only $5 bucks!  If you need an excuse try  “Going out for Christmas preparation stuff before it’s all gone” (She’ll think you are shopping for her).  Also, need somebody to arrive with a pickup truck to load up with what is still outside to take to Goodwill/St Vinnies/ or the dump/recycle. Bring a friend – buy them Breakfast.  See you there.  We’ll have the place (S End of Hobby Field – Creswell Airport) all warmed up.

Pres John

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 
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