Feb 27

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

 

Feb 17

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.

John EAA31

Feb 14

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

Jun 08

Need Volunteers – Pilots & Ground Crew

VOLUNTEERS 4th of July Young Eagles
To volunteer for Ground Support or Young Eagle Pilots you need to:
Complete the EAA Youth Protection Training and background check.
PLEASE bring a copy of your completion of same to the Young Eagle event at Creswell Airport on the 4th of July.

PILOTS
Pilots need to verify:
Plane being flown is airworthy per FAA requirements
Pilot is current – medical, BFR, Flown recently to carry passengers, etc.

Last year we flew over 100 young eagles and had to turn some away, so we need as many planes and pilots as possible.

We will meet at 11:30 AM for orientation and assignments. (i.e. right after those involved in the Creswell Parade “Fly-By” get back on the ground. This is a separate group of volunteer pilots who may or may not fly Young Eagles)

Please RSVP the following information:
Pilot’s Name
Tail Number
Type of aircraft
passenger capacity
how late you are willing to fly.

Rod Johnson email mortonjohnson@hotmail.com Phone 541 344 8021
copy John Kuehl email johnkuehl@comcast.net

Jun 08

Need a Tow (revised)

4th of July Creswell Parade. NEED A TOW
Tom Cunningham’s “Firestar” will be in the 4th of July parade promoting EAA 31 and Young Eagles flights later that day.
We NEED a tow vehicle. The plane and trailer together total around 800 pounds. A riding lawn mower or small pickup could do the job.
If you can supply this need please contact:
Tom Cunningham email goswaldo@netscape.net copy John Kuehl email johnkuehl@comcast.net

Jun 08

Need a Tow

4th of July Creswell Parade. NEED A TOW
Tom Cunningham’s “Firestar” will be in the 4th of July parade promoting EAA 31 and Young Eagles flights later that day.
We NEED a tow vehicle. The plane and trailer together total around 800 pounds. A riding lawn mower or small pickup could do the job.
If you can supply this need please contact:
Tom Cunningham  email goswaldo@netscape.net   copy John Kuehl email johnkuehl@comcast.net

Mar 31

Not ANOTHER work party

Not ANOTHER work party!

Yup. Tomorrow afternoon 1:00 PM April 1st we’re gonna tackle the OUTSIDE of the club house.

We have gobs of moss on the runway side patio that need to be pressure washed.
I will bring a pressure washer and some hose but we could use a 2nd pressure washer (plus more hose) and a “wye” adapter because I think we only have one hose bib – the one inside by the small bathroom.
We’ll also need some rakes to replace any gravel dislodged by the pressure washing.

Hope to see you there.
(this is NOT an April fools joke – we’re really doing this)

EAA 31 Prez John

Jul 16

Runway numbers painting – volunteer opportunity!

Shelley Humble, Creswell Airport Manager writes:

Hello to all,

We have a great opportunity that is being presented to the airport – Oregon Pilots Association, Lane County Chapter, has been looking for a few community projects.  They would like to re-paint the runway numbers and center line for 77S.  Todd Hurt and myself have been working together to see when this project could happen – it appears that the either of the next two Mondays could work, with the 20th being the best for the volunteers. The tentative outline for the project is to start the painting at 8 am and be completed early afternoon.

Before we confirm dates, I would like your input – it is our intention to complete this project with as little interruption to the airport and it’s users as possible.  Could you please email myself or Todd Hurt at your earliest convenience if Monday 20th would cause any of you a great hardship.   Thanks

Shelley Humble
Airport Manager
City of
Creswell

Todd Hurt adds:

Not to apply too much pressure but our volunteers are best set up for this Monday the 20th.

Another option would be to start at 8am, break for lunch and open the runway up for the one hour, then close it after lunch if needed.   So a window to depart or arrive in the A.M. and at noon.

Also if there are any available volunteers from 77S, we should be able to speed the process up.  As of now, I have 6 individuals for this Monday.

Regards.

Todd H.
915.3472c

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Todd H. via e-mail or the phone number above.  If you have any questions or concerns about this proposed date and time, please copy Shelley Humble as well.  Sounds like a fun opportunity to help!