Aug 11

Meeting Minutes from the 8/2/2017 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, August 2nd, 2017

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM with our wonderful hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt. We had Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato and Mac Salad, Baked Beans and Cookies for only $5!! Thanks again to Bridget and Virgil Pratt for being our cooks and hosts. See you at the next dinner/meeting!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:59 PM. 102 Degrees in the clubhouse!!
President John Kuehl and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present.

The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was then called to order. There were 16 members and guests in attendance.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, August 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. Thanks in advance for all the guys who show up and cook the meal!

Gary Ludeke gave an RV-3 update. Painting has begun with Alen Weider being chief painter. They have a deadline of September 23rd. to deliver it to the OAHS Museum in CG. It will be all white with some decals and displayed in the rafters of the museum.

Treasurer Stout gave a Financial Report noting that the club now has a balance of $3857 in part due to a nice contribution from the recent B-17 flight/tours that many of the members volunteered at.

Bill Dewey noted that the flying club (not affiliated with EAA Chapter 31) is now looking to major the C-150 engine of Rusty Bartel’s before proceeding with the purchase. It has a broken cam lifter. John Kuehl noted that he may have an engine they should look at before proceeding.

Tom Cunningham mentioned that the Stearman fly-in will be held at Cottage Grove on August 5th.

President John then began a presentation about “Practical Chemistry” and how to use it for aircraft work. A very informative handout was also passed around. Thanks John!!

The club then watched last months’ Chapter Video, as this months’ had not downloaded yet, and we did not show last month’s anyway.
There being no other business, President John then adjourned at 8:08 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasure

Jun 09

Meeting Minutes from the 6/7/2017 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, June 7th, 2017

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 5:55 PM with our wonderful hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt. We had pulled pork, coleslaw and apple butter bars, brownies and a drink for only $5? Doesn’t get any better than that! Hopefully they will return again next month with another wonderful menu!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:58 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 guests in attendance. Past member Richard Letsom’s son was a guest.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, June 17th. 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!

President John spoke about the need for organization on the upcoming YE flying this July 4th. He has special T shirts for everyone to wear- just $8. He presented a slide show that broke down all the jobs for this event, and asked for volunteers for each position. Not sure he got all he needed so please come to breakfast to finalize the program. He will be calling folks to ask them to volunteer in the near future.

He also showed slides of his trip on the EAA’s B-17 when it came to town. A great trip that I am sure we all wish we could have made with him.

Airport Manager Shelly Humble then gave a nice update about all the happenings at the Creswell Airport. She noted that the new reader board sign ($22,500) is now working and visible from I-5. She is working on an advertising policy so that she can begin using that capability. She is trying to get a bigger flag for the airport (6×10’). Charter Spectrum is expected to finish trenching in new DSL/Phone lines and we should be able to use the airports WiFi connection soon.

She then reported on the just completed Airport Vision Committee report. During the last 6 months about 17 people in the community (users, residents, staff etc.) met under Dave Weinkaufs direction to come up with a vision of how the airport can look in the near, 5year and 10 year future. These findings will be presented to the Airport Commission and then the City Council for consideration and action.

Shelly turned to the upcoming YE event, and said that she is hoping to get a $500 sponsorship from the fuel company as we have had in the past. She also has 200 balsa wood airplanes to give out during the event.

She mentioned that Jim Orglioso has been trying to start a (for credit) Tech Program at the local High School. This program would allow the young men and women to build an airplane (RV-12??) and consider careers in aviation Tech or flying.

Tom Cunningham mentioned that the Oregon Aviation Historical Society will be having their annual Wings and Wheels event on the 24th of June.

President John then began the Chapter Video, which featured oil filter inspection techniques.

There being no other business, President John then adjourned at 8:28 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

May 31

Meeting Minutes from the 5/3/2017 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, May 3rd, 2017

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM with our wonderful hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt. We had Spaghetti, French bread, Salad and 2 kinds of brownies and a drink for only $5? Doesn’t get any better than that! Hopefully they will return again next month with another wonderful menu!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:58 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 guests in attendance. Long-time member Ben Hallert put in a cameo appearance. Great to see him again!!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, May 20th. 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!

Bill Dewey spoke about the continuing formation of a flying club (outside of Chapter 31) with Rusty Bartel’s C-150 as the airplane. He has been fixing it and getting it ready (put in a new push button starter etc.) He said that Gary Ludeke is working on the organizational aspects of the group.

Jim Orgliasso then noted that the Angel Flight folks will be using the clubhouse on May 13th for their event, with around 25 people expected.

President John spoke about the need for organization on the upcoming YE flying this July 4th. He would like to see twice the number of YE’s flown, and thinks we can do it if we have enough volunteers to allow the pilots to stay in or near their aircraft and sign the certificate. We will have several more discussion of work flow before the next event.
He then spoke about his experience helping to marshal people when the EAA’s B-17 came to town. He was able to take the ferry flight up to Washington, so had a great time roaming around every nook and cranny in the old bird. It pays to volunteer sometimes!!

John then ran a special slide show he had made up, called “Identify the Airport”. Unfortunately, he left the key behind so we could only guess. He then ran the Chapter Video which was, as always, informative and entertaining.

President John also noted that Gary Ludeke was ill so hopefully next month we will have a presentation on the new Pilot Certificate Standards, and how they affect every one of us.

Secretary Stout then spoke about his personal Basic Med adventures, and how the rules have been tightened about special issuances and how they affect the procedures. Stay tuned for more adventures!

There being no other business, President John then adjourned at 8:18 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Mar 04

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

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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

Sep 18

Meeting Minutes of the 9/7/2016 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, September 7th, 2016
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM. There were Costco Hot Dogs, great hamburgers, chips and a drink for only $5.

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 7:02 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 21 members in attendance. Welcome to all!!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, September 17th. 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.

President John then spoke about his trip to Oshkosh. He purchased for our chapter 21 EAA T Shirts for sale for $5 during our next YE event. He spoke about all the drone exhibits and the 3D printers. He then launched into the monthly EAA Chapter Video, which featured the “Lil Cub STOL” aircraft.

After the video, he thanked Ken Schmidt for donating a new First Aid Kit. (I saw him hanging it up on the wall after breakfast on Saturday!) Thanks Ken!!

He then noted that the RV-3 static display project is coming to life again, thanks to Gary Ludeke and friends. Tom Cunningham reminded Gary that he is willing and able to help with this project.

He also asked the Secretary to check into the status of the brick for Hal Skinner (Hal and Milo Skinner’s accident was remembered at this time, as it occurred just over a year ago) The status is: the club is waiting for another 2 bricks to be purchased in order to have the mandatory 5 brick minimum to place the order.

Alan Weider noted that anyone who is looking for the lease expensive (around $2000) certified ADS-B out system, should check out the Free Flight unit. He also recommended that you make your own ADS-B In unit with a Raspberry Pi.

Bill Dewey then suggested we dust off the idea of starting a flying club, outside of EAA of course. President John noted that AOPA has a “Form a Flying Club” plan available, and Secretary Stout pulled all the old flying club info out of the archives and gave it to him.

It was then noted that WAAM in Hood River will be holding their annual fly-in this weekend.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:15 PM
Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Jun 02

Meeting Minutes from the 6-1-2016 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, June 1st , 2016
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Virgil and Bridget Pratt. There were Costco Hot Dogs, great hamburgers, lots of Bridget’s famous Chili, brownies, chips and a drink for only $5. Don’t miss her next great meal!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 7:00 PM sharp. 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 21 members and 7 guests in attendance. The guests included (forgive me for the omissions of names, as the intros came fast and furious!) Patrick, a U of O almost Grad with an aviation interest, Dennis and his wife, who own a Citabria and Pacer and are working on building a Bearhawk Patrol, and a mom from Creswell with her 3 (very interested in aviation) kids. Welcome to all!!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, June 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. Bridget did not mention whether or not she can be here so our volunteers for this breakfast are (hopefully) the same group as last time Tom, Bill, Rod and John, who will coordinate getting the breakfast ready to serve. Thanks in advance guys!

The old business was called for and the first item consisted of a list of members who have not yet paid for 2016, which was given to Doug Kindred to follow up. In addition, the Secretary displayed a nice certificate from the “Rosie The Riveter” group, thanking us for the time we spent with them. Of course, it is we who should be thanking them. This certificate is now posted on the clubhouse wall.

Tom Cunningham brought up the upcoming “Wings and Wheels” show at Cottage Grove on the 25th, and had sign up forms for anyone who is willing to come and display their aircraft (or presumably their car). He left the forms at the front table.

Gary Ludeke took the floor and asked for some volunteers to help finish the RV-3 project in the back of the clubhouse. He and Alan Weider have a list of very do-able projects that need to be completed ASAP. He got several offers of help (Tom Cunningham, John Kuehl), and is hopeful that we can complete the project this summer. Kyle has offered to let them use the paint booth for the final painting.

Frenchie invited the group to consider a trip over to the (newly remodeled) Oregon Air and Space Museum at the Eugene Airport.

President John then told the group that unless we designate a YE coordinator, we will not have any YE flights on the 4th of July. Rod Johnson stepped forward and offered to man this important position. Thanks Rod!!

There being no other business, President John began the Chapter Video from EAA National.

After the video, President John introduced our speaker for the evening, Gary Brown. Gary has been flying for 42 years. He has over 32,000 hours. He flew for Continental Airlines for 25 years and currently spends time as a DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative). He gave a very interesting presentation on his career, and his post career flying, along with some pictures of the big boys having the same kind of problems that us little airplane flyers sometimes have. He was warmly thanked for his time and very entertaining talk. His departure was a real crowd pleaser!!

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:25 PM
Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

 

Apr 08

Meeting Minutes from the April 6th, 2016 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, April 6th, 2016
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Virgil and Bridget Pratt. There were Costco Hot Dogs, great hamburgers, cookies, chips and a drink for only $5. Don’t miss her next great meal!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:50 PM (John was ahead again!) 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 26 members and guests in attendance. President John asked anyone in attendance who wanted an EAA calendar to come up to him after the meeting. He had one left.

Tom Cunningham rose to ask the group if we could please purchase some more griddles for the breakfast. He brought in a coupon from Bi-Mart for a nice griddle at a very good price. He then moved that the group purchase 3 of them, this motion being 2nded by Gary Ludeke and voted on. It passed unanimously.

President John Kuehl then discussed the painting of a compass rose down by the FBO. It appears that this cannot occur unless we enlist a Surveyor to mark out the radials accurately. He will be looking into getting this accomplished but at this time the project is shelved.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, April 16th. 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. Our volunteers for this breakfast are (hopefully) the same group as last time Tom, Bill, Rod and John, who will coordinate getting the breakfast ready to serve. Thanks in advance guys!

President John then presented a nice slide show that documented the great work that many members of the club did to build, paint,stain and shelve our new supply cabinet. The work is top notch and really needed. I hope not to leave anyone out of the “Thanks” but thanks to Bill Dewey, Rod Johnson, John Kuehl and Walt Weischedel. It looks great!!

At the last meeting, Pres. John presented the group with a box full of stickers to be applied to your old Sport Aviation magazines and then distributed throughout the community. These stickers tell the reader to visit Chapter 31 at their next meeting, and speak about all the fun things that occur there. Secretary Stout noted that he “found” one of these magazines at Don’s Barbershop and Bill Dewey raised his hands as the guilty party. Good work guys!!

Walt Weischedel and Alan Weider have replaced the 2nd toilet with a twin to the 1st that was replaced last year. Thanks Walt and Alan!

Gary Ludeke then suggested that if we decide to have a YE event during the 4th of July Creswell Parade, we contact Don Amberg at the Chamber of Commerce and notify them of this decision. It is strongly suggested that everyone get online and check out the YE certification process so that you can participate in this or future YE events. They have made it much easier and less intrusive to fill out the forms.

There being no other business, the meeting was turned over to Curt Cowley from the FAA. He is the FAST Team manager from Hillsboro. He gave a brief history of his flying/fixing career in the military and civilian, with an emphasis on Helicopters. He went on to discussed accidents and their prevention, and then, to most everyone’s surprise, outlined the new FAA enforcement policy. He said that it is now their position that most non-egregious violations would be best handled with education and instruction rather than suspensions and penalties. That includes inadvertent TFR violations and other violations that were not intended. A very interesting guy and a great presentation. Thanks!!

President Kuehl then showed the EAA National Monthly Chapter Video Magazine. As always, this was informative and helpful.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:15 PM
Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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