Mar 01

March 2018 Meeting Meal Correction/Revision

Cross out “Chili” and insert “Lasagna”.  My bad.  Lasagna already purchased.  I’ll bring the Ice Cream anyway.

President John.

Mar 01

March 2018 Monthly Meeting 3/7/2018

You DON’T want to miss this meeting! Professor Reiner Decker will do a presentation on the development of jet aircraft engines. His credentials include the following:
Rensselaer Poly Inst Troy NY Aero Engineering 1961. MS and PhD from MIT 1967
Research Engineer AVCO research Lab 1962- 1964
Professor Univ of Washington 1967 – 2001 Dept of Aeronautics & Astronautics: propulsion, energy conversion, aerodynamics.
work break: 1972- 1974; Boeing Commercial Airplanes: propulsion
Reiner has authored many tech papers and two books on energy conversion.
His hobby/interests are hiking and climbing and writing history for the aviation industry and currently writing a book on the history of aircraft as they affected airliner design and capability.
Do not let all of the above overwhelm your initial opinion. Reiner is also a friendly and down to earth guy and you will absolutely enjoy his presentation. (You will probably learn things things you never even thought about).
Dinner 6:00 PM 3/7/2018 $5.00 bucks each. Super Scrumdelious Chili, Scrumdelious Chili dogs, or just dogs. Ice cream dessert.
Meeting 7:00 Some new stuff; Reiner Decker; Chapter video time permitting.
At our wonderful EAA 31 Clubhouse. S end of Hobby Field, Creswell Airport.
Bring a friend, see you there, President John

Feb 05

Feb 7th 2018 Monthly Meeting

The super bowl is over; now we can focus on flying and airplanes!  You all should have received Gary’s announcement about our “Special” meeting about the RV3 Project, and it should, indeed, be a very special meeting.  Please ALL who participated, come for this meeting. Time permitting we may follow with at least part of the EAA Monthly Video Magazine.

Dinner 6:00 PM. Meeting 7:00 PM  $5.00  Bring a friend.

President John


Nov 24

EAA31 Blood, Sweat and Tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears (no breakfast) is all we can offer Saturday Nov 25th.  We need to move ALL the stuff to the N end of the Hangar (the done, painted part) so we can work on the S end floor.  Includes 3 refrigerators and a stove.  Then lots of cleaning and sanding in preparation for Painting on Sunday afternoon the 26th plus 2nd coat Monday the 27th.  The more of us that show up  –  the less work for all.  See you tomorrow 9:00 AM

President John

Nov 17

EAA31 Breakfast, Work Party and ICE CREAM

Wear your grubbies to the breakfast tomorrow.  Work party participants on the new floor will be treated to ICE CREAM.  See you tomorrow.  9:00 AM Breakfast  Work party to follow.

President John

Nov 09

EAA 31 & 1457 2017 Joint Christmas Party

South Valley Oregon Joint Forces Event!!
EAA Christmas potluck party for Chapters 31 and 1457
Why: to have fun with other EAA aviators and airplane nerds , and celebrate the Christmas season as grateful Americans who know how lucky we are to be aviators
When: Dec 2, Saturday evening let’s hope it is not pouring rain or icy, that is why we are doing it early in the month
Where: At the John Stahr Artistic Aviation art studio    85194 Appletree Drive   Eugene….( but really closer to Crow)
How Much?: $10/ person for the catered BBQ , probably pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, maybe some chicken or wings…..we are checking on prices now….
Time: starts around 5…goes till about 9-ish or until people want to go home
Bring: everyone please bring a pot luck side dish, appetizer, dessert, or salad
Bonus: if you want to receive a fun artistic aviation collectors item…..bring one to exchange….likely it will be a white elephant,
 maybe a Christmas story exchange….so, don’t be a Grinch!
we must have everyones RSVP to commit to be here….all people who RSVP and show up will get a free raffle ticket to win something nice for their home or hangar….so be sure to email either John Stahr or John Kuehl with your number of people in your carload….please bring the wives and kids if you want, it will be fun! 
Thats all for now…..lets rock these wings!
Oct 29

EAA 31 November 2017 Meeting

Wednesday Nov 1st. On the docket will be the results of the findings of the nominating committee. (sounds like a real Russian election), and we need to decide what we are going to do for the Christmas party next month. Nov. Chapter Video if available.

This month the 1st Wednesday of the month IS the 1st of the month this month. We will be focusing on EDUCATION this meeting. So – you will either be bored out of your skulls – or – learn some really useful stuff like:

Grip lock ties, and Excellent corrosion protection by just cleaning the aluminum surfaces on your project. Better, more permanent, grounding. Eliminating safety wiring. Better, smoother, cheaper control cables. Weird tools for turnbuckles. Nerdy stuff for documenting your project with your cellphone. Cutting Aircraft plywood. How to secure poly fuel lines with simple standoffs that won’t crimp the line. Easy Pitot static fittings. Hot wire cutter construction.

If that’s not enough, we’ll see tips on Tig welding, Tig welding accessories. Easy ways to fit fishmouth tubing. Better key switch installation, New nerdy angle measurement and transfer.

Menu not yet finalized but you can be sure it will be good and tasty.

WHEN: This Wednesday the 1st of November 6:00 PM Dinner. 7:00 PM Meeting

WHERE: EAA 31 Hanger/clubhouse, South end of Hobby Field, Creswell Airport.

WHY: Cause this is what we do. Building and flying Aircraft is what we are about.

HOW: Any way we can, anywhere we can.

WHO: EAA members and friends. Bring a friend. Bring lots of friends.

HOW MUCH: $5.00 each for the 1st 30 minutes (the meal) and the rest is FREE.

President John

Sep 03

EAA31 September 2017 Meeting

EAA 31 Monthly Meeting Wednesday Sept 6th. We have a number of things. The 1st is our great clubhouse/hangar/gathering place. Possible items: (1) refinishing the floor. (2) Stuff around the clubhouse, what to get rid of, what to keep. (3) Some want to move major things. All up for discussion.

That may take some time. Next is a review of OSHKOSH 2017. There is some really neat stuff. It certainly made me wish I had been there and you may feel the same after you see it.

Dinner $5.00, 6:00 PM (menu not yet finalized) Meeting 7:00 PM at EAA Hangar, South end of Hobby Field 77S Creswell Oregon. Bring a friend, doesn’t have to be an airplane nut. See you there.

President John

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