Oct 19

EAA 31 Breakfast reminder

EAA 31 BREAKFAST reminder.
Pancakes, planes, pilot logs.
Butter, sputter, mutter.
Syrup, gear up, look up.
Bacon, beacon, baffling.
Scrambled eggs, garbled transmissions, dirty windshields
Sausage, slips, skips
Coffee, cowling, connectors.
Orange juice, o-rings, oil coolers
Hot chocolate, hourmeters, hydraulic fluid.
Milk, mousemilk, music wire
Flying, fun, fellowship
These number among the items to be consumed and digested. You won’t hear this kind of conversation at Starbucks (or anywhere else for that matter). An EAA pancake breakfast is where you get this stuff. And only $8:00 bucks! This Saturday 9:00 AM Oct 20th. Bring a friend.
Pres John

Oct 02

EAA 31 Meeting reminder

EAA 31 Meeting reminder.
Tomorrow night. Wednesday Oct 3rd. What’s for 7:00 PM dinner? Lagsagna, garlic bread, salad & goodies. $8:00 bucks. Bunch of really good vidoes, (we will have good discussions about the videos) Reports from Shelly Humble and Gary Ludeke. Perhaps some movement on Flying club. Bring a friend. See you there.
Pres John

Sep 29

EAA 31 October Meeting

EAA 31 October 3rd (Wednesday) Meeting notice.
Todd Hamilton (Creswell School District) will share developments regarding “flight sciences” program NEXT month (Nov 7th)
Wednesday night we will: (A) Get an update from Shelly Humble, our airport manager on improvements to Creswell Airport taxiways etc. (B) Gary ludeke will share on OAHS activities. (C) Video “Why Lightsport Airplanes suffer so many crashes” Video ” Folding Wings” on an experimental. Video “Easy access to the backside of a homebuilt Instrument Panel” Video “How to Pick the Best Engine for your Experimental”

Time permitting,   Monthly Chapter Video Magazine. When the meeting is over, if you want to stay, a short Inspirational video by Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame football coach.

Who: EAA Members and guests. What: EAA 31 Meeting.  When: Wednesday Oct 3rd. Dinner 6:00 PM, Meeting 7:00 PM    Where: EAA Hangar, S end of Hobby Field, Creswell Airport. Why: Cause we love flying and airplanes. How Much? : Dinner only $8:00 bucks. the rest (Meeting and Fellowship) is FREE!
See you there.
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

Aug 15

Sat Aug 18th 2018 EAA 31 Breakfast Notice

SATURDAY AUG 18th 9:00 AM BREAKFAST NOTICE
Lots of things to cover. Refrigerator inventory indicates we needed Bacon, OJ and Milk. Will bring that with me.
YOUNG EAGLES. We will go over improvements we can implement for our 4th of July YE flights at our next monthly meeting. In the mean time there are other things we can do. Got a call from Paul Metzer (hope I have that spelled correctly). Two of his 4 boys got YE flights on the 4th of July, the other two were in California. Was there any chance they could YE flights this Saturday? Don’t know -will check on it. Phoned Gar Burroughs, President of 1524 Albany (they fly YE every 4th Sat, weather permitting) and phoned EAA headquarters, OshKosh. Turns out that a regularly scheduled pancake breakfast is an EAA event AND Young Eagle flights can be part of same. I requested that EAA YE insurance be given for every 3rd Saturday for Chapter 31 Creswell. SO – we’re going to give this a try. We need to do more to get young people interested in Aviation. This Saturday we will have an additional 6 people (the whole family) join us for breakfast. 2 of them are seeking a YE flight. If we have any pilots with planes willing we can get that accomplished. Hopefully we can make this a regular event. IF: (1) weather permitting. (2) EAA pilot(s) willing and available. (3) Young folks wanting a YE flight. We won’t need to do advertising. The word will get around. Albany ranges 2 to 6 and they do it all day. The most they ever had was 17. We will get the word out – “Be there for the breakfast – to catch a flight” We will see how that goes.
OshKosh was absolutely GREAT! Don’t get me started – I’ll talk your ear off. See you at this Saturday’s breakfast. We will need cook/kitchen help. Some of our regulars are out of town.
President John

Jul 03

GEARING UP FOR THE 4th OF JULY #7(last one)

We are off and running.  The canopies are already set up.  Almost all of the needed pilot information is gathered. We NEED more ground personnel.   People to guide Young Eagles to their pilot with log book, YE certificate, and Pilot registration.  All the pilot needs to do is sign these, pose for photos and pick up the next Young Eagle(s).  Everything should be printed out and carried to the plane by the ground guru directing YE to the aircraft.   Also need one or two volunteers to direct car parking  and somebody on the computer/printer.                           Remember to bring the following:

Wear your Young Eagle Tee Shirts.  If you do not already have same, pick one up from the storage closet and put $5 to $8 bucks in the kitty.

Bring unneeded Kit Planes and Sport Aviation magazines so we can add a label and give them away.

Bring any portable Nav/Com radios you are not using.  Flight operations (ground) will be 123.3

Big Bites (same vendor as last year) will be on hand for eats, treats and drinks.

Get some rest.  Bring a smile.  We will start setting up around 8:00 AM. (Gary just informed me the wind got to our canopy setup, so we have a do-over)  Flights in gear by around 11:00 AM

Pres  John

Jul 02

GEARING UP FOR THE 4th OF JULY #5

If you have been in the Chapter hangar in the last couple of days, you may have noticed we don’t have any water. We had a major meltdown of the water supply system.  The well owner, Paul, has already purchased a new expansion tank.  I went with him this morning to a local electric shop in Goshen today to see about getting the pump motor repaired.  The plumber arrived later and we should have water again by late today and, of course, in time for the 4th of July.  Chapter 31 will be splitting this cost with Paul.  Glad it failed when it did and not on the 3rd or the 4th.  NOTE:  We will need more ground volunteers on the 4th.  More in formation on cleaning and setting up on July 3rd to follow.

Pres John

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