Mar 07

EAA 31 March Meeting Minutes

EAA 31 March 6th 2019 Meeting Minutes
Before the meeting the oven element in the stove died. Gary Ludeke volunteered his stove to heat up the Lasagna in his oven. We started dinner late.
Meeting began at about 7:20 with the pledge of allegiance. There were 14 members and guests present.
Bill Dewey will compile a list of materials for repair of the patio cover. John Kuehl will get a new stove element.
Greg Hughes of Van’s Aircraft did an excellent presentation. Here are some of the things we learned about Van’s history and development: It began with modifications of the Stitts Playboy. Soon we had the RV1 with metal wings. RV2 was never finished. RV3 was the 1st real “RV”. RV4 put the RV’s on the map.
RV 9 unusual. RV 10 4 place. There are over 10,000 RV’s known flying. 2,000
RV 10s kits sold. RV 14 most popular since 2013. RV’s 7,8,9, 12 still selling. The newer kits are “no jig” CNC shaped and punched in Aurora. Quick builds sub assemblies are done in the Philippines and shipped back to Aurora.
Van’s has a great new web site (check it out). Among new developments are the new MOSAIC initiative. Potential certification of demand built kits (which would make them “not” experimental, allow commercial use, flight training etc.)
Potential changes in Light Sport. Higher weight and speed, IMC certification and more.
Davis Dayton (young guy U of Az who was in charge of the EAA’s one week wonder of an RV 12 at Airventure 2018) spoke about the “Teen Flights” Hillsboro and Airway science for kids. Looks like a great step forward for getting young people into aviation.
There was not time for the Chapter Video Magazine. 7 minutes of the Smothers Brothers “I am a pilot” (funny stuff) was shown instead.
Thanks to Jim Origliosso for getting this great presentation, Rod Johnson for the meal and taking notes, and Gary Ludeke for use of his oven. Our next get together will be Saturday March 16 2019 9:00 AM Pancake Breakfast $8.00 bucks. The weather should be better. Those that were concerned about the atmospheric conditions for this March missed a great meeting. Pres John.

Dec 03

Pre-EAA 31 Christmas Party Work

At 1:00 PM Tuesday Dec 4th we will be having a “cleaning/decorating” get together at the EAA 31 Hangar/Clubhouse prior to the Christmas party on the 5th. We will be steam moping the floor and doing some decorating.  Anyone with a talent for either is welcome to join. If we have enough help we should be done in  90 minutes.

Pres John


Sep 05

Tonight’s the Night EAA31

Eat dinner – bring friends – bring thoughts – bring ideas – have fun – talk airplane stuff.

Pres John

Sep 02

EAA 31 September 2018 Meeting notice

EAA 31 September 2018 Meeting Notice. Wed 9/5/18. Dinner 6:00 PM Meeting 7:00 PM $8.00. Burgers, dogs, drinks, salad & dessert. WE NEED A VOLUNTEER GRILLMASTER TO SHOW UP EARLY.
If you missed the RV3 dedication at OAHS Saturday, you missed very good talks from Vans Founder Richard Van Grunsven on the history of the RV series and from Gary Ludeke on the restoration.
OPEN MIKE NIGHT. We want input from EVERYBODY. Discuss your project and/or sound off on anything you want about how to improve EAA31. Some of the other items we might cover include:
Brief OshKosh review.
Review 4th of July YE flights. What should we do better? What can we add? What can we do without?
Getting younger people involved.
Young Eagles – after every Sat breakfast, weather permitting. Parent/Guardian comes to the breakfast with YE. Flights after Breakfast.
Web site – Facebook – Twitter. Where the younger generations live.
Clothing/Jacket EAA31 Patches. Magazines at Barber, Dentist, Dr, etc.
Flying start video.
Ground school. Sporty’s

Jun 26


When you show up for a preparation meeting on the 3rd or for Young Eagles on the 4th, bring copies of Sport Aviation or Kitplanes you no longer want to keep.  We still have about 130 avery label stickers promoting Chapter 31.  We might as well give them to the people that show up.  Very inexpensive advertising.    Thanks

Pres john

Jan 18

Saturday Pancake Breakfast

By Saturday January 21st Obama will be out and Trump will be in.  Fortunately, we get to get together to talk about airplanes and flying, not politics.  Drink coffee, Orange Juice, or Milk.  Eat Pancakes, syrup, butter, sausage, bacon, & eggs.  All for $5 bucks!   Such a deal. Somebody please get me the information on the “Big Bites” vendor so I can contact them re 4th of July Young Eagles.

See you there.

John Kuehl EAA31 president.

Feb 03

Meeting tonight!! 6:00 Dinner

Don’t forget the EAA meeting tonight at Creswell Airport!!

Drive or swim down and have dinner with us at 6:00

I heard something about lasagna and french bread!!

Nov 24

The meeting before the meeting

We WILL be having a meeting the 1st Wednesday Dec 2nd.

We’ll have a SHORT meeting.  Pledge & Chapter Video only.

The remaining time we’ll take advantage of all the brainpower and horsepower in the clubhouse to set up Tables, Chairs and Decorations for the Christmas Party with Chapter 1457 Saturday Dec 5th.


6:00 PM Wed Dec 2nd.  Dinner.  Bridget & Virgil are prepairing                     some great Lazagna.  Don’t miss it.

7:00 PM   Short Meeting

7:20 PM   Work party – Setup for Christmas Party with 1457

8:30 PM   We should be done.  Time to do last minute shopping                   for Dec 5th.

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