Feb 14


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

Oct 26

Nov 2nd Meeting Dynon Avionics The Magic Behind Glass Panels

This month we have the PRESIDENT of Dynon Avionics speaking at our Chapter 31.

Title:  The Magic Behind Your Glass Panel
Presentation Summary:Learn about the technology that makes electronic flight information systems affordable and practical for small general aviation aircraft. A better understanding of the internal workings of these instruments will illustrate how they offer reliability, affordable redundancy, and greater situational awareness than venerable analog flight instruments. Pilots of even 2-seat VFR aircraft will learn how they can improve safety and situational awareness by making use of the latest in Glass Panel avionics. Pilots of IFR aircraft will learn how to achieve more capability and greater redundancy at lower cost. Learn not only the benefits of this technology, but also some of the safety and training issues relevant in making the transition from traditional analog instruments to glass panel.
Robert Hamilton – President   Robert’s first hundred hours as PIC was in a beautifully restored J-3 cub. This was in 1973, even before the plane was an antique! After earning Electrical Engineering and MBA degrees he spent most of his career as a senior manager at Fluke Electronics making test equipment, and was too busy to do much flying.  In 2002 he decided to get back into aviation and started an aviation software company.  Joining Dynon Avionics in 2008 as the Director of Sales and Marketing, in 2012 he became President. He now flies a Glasair Sportsman he helped build at Glasair’s “Two-Week-To-Taxi” program.
Dinner Burgers, Dogs, Salad, Dessert, Drinks   6:00 PM  $5.00 What a deal
Robert Hamilton President Dynon Avionics      7:00 PM  No Extra Charge
S End of Creswell Airport (Hobby Field).  See You There.
John Kuehl EAA31 President
Jul 13

Roseburg Wings & Wheels Event

For your info:
 Roseburg Wings and Wheels Assn will be holding a fly-in/ drive-in breakfast at the airport on Saturday, July 16. Event runs from 8-10:30, and will be in the hangar next to Western Oregon Aviation. Menu is french toast, sausage, breakfast potatoes, juice and coffee. Cost for adults is $8. Children $5, and a family of 4 is $20. The event is a fundraiser for the 501(c)(3) organization to support the Wings and Wheels event, to be held in July 2017. Information will be available for persons interested in volunteering to be a part of the organization.
Paul Schafer, President
Roseburg Wings and wheels Assn.


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 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

May 12

Garmin Avionics Seminar at Synergy Air

Garmin Avionics Seminar to be held at Synergy Air facility located at:

90451 Boeing Dr
Eugene, OR 97402

6:30 P.M. – Social gathering with refreshments planned.

7:00 P.M. – Expected seminar start time. Garmin Experimental & LSA Product Line Overview Featuring G3X Touch

• Seminar will feature our latest products for the experimental and LSA markets and G3X Touch.

• Seminar Savings Bucks for Garmin products will be available.

• G3X Touch and other new products will be on site for a live demonstration.

• As an exclusive benefit of attending the seminar, all participants will receive a free 3-month Garmin Pilot subscription for their iPad or Android tablet.

• Light refreshments and door prizes will be available.

• Please send your RSVP to Charlie Walker at 541-736-6701 or

walkerkramer@msn.com by May 18th

Bring a chair!

Apr 25

May 2016 Meeting Notice MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Next Meeting Wed May 4th

We are having very special guests.
“ROSIE THE RIVERTER” group will be sharing their stories.
All these great Gals are in their 90’s now, but during WWII they built airplanes and did all sorts of jobs. They were riveters, welders, drivers, defense department workers, farm workers, plane spotters — and every other job that needed doing while the men were away fighting. Maybe your Grandmother or Great-Grandmother was a Rosie! This would be a good meeting to bring your Wife or Girl Friend (but please not both).
Learn some History and find out what it was like on the home front during WWII. This should be very interesting.

At the South End of Creswell Airport at the EAA31 clubhouse. Invite some people that don’t usually attend our meetings.

Burgers, dogs, salad & drinks 6:00 PM $5.00
Meeting and “ROSIES” 7:00 PM $0.00

John Kuehl Ch 31 president

Nov 24

CH 31 & 1457 Christmas Party

EAA Chapters 31 & 1457      2015 Christmas Party

Who                 Chapter Members and guests

What                Prime Rib or Chicken Dinner

Where              Chapter 31 Clubhouse, Hobby Field, Creswell OR

When               Saturday December 5th  6:00 social hour

7:00 Dinner

Why                 Why Not  –  Have fun!

How Much       $5.00 per person

What to bring   A-H side dish;  I-P Salad;   Q-Z Salad

(yes you can jump lists if you make a great certain dish and it doesn’t fit your name)

If you are batching it and can’t bring a dish, just add $5 to the pot.


Gift exchange:         Bring up to a $7.00 wrapped gift

Auction:Bring either an unwrapped aviation related Christmas tree ornament – OR – any useful (or maybe not useful to your project) aviation item.

Any left over Prime Rib or Chicken will also be auctioned off.  Money raised from auction will be split between the 2 chapters.

RSVP John Kuehl <johnkuehl@comcast.net>

Number (yourself & number of Guests)

How many for Prime Rib

How many for Chicken.



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