Mar 31

April 2016 Meeting Notice

April 2016 Meeting notice.
We’re gonna have a great meeting!
Wednesday April 6th 6PM dinner 7pm meeting.
Burgers & dogs, Good ones too thanks to Bridget & Virgil Pratt

Curt Cowley is the FAAST Team Program Manager – Portland FSDO.
Private Pilot license at 19.
Joined ARMY in 1983 as a UH-1 Huey Crew Chief.
Medivac Crew Chief – VIP Crew chief for MG Norman Schwarzkopf.
Flight test engineering tech for flight & airborne systems of US and foreign military aircraft. He has flown war games against our Air force, Navy, Army & marines using Soviet war birds.
He has rebuilt 2 Champs and a Soviet Bi-Plane (A BIG Biplane!) a PA -16 Clipper and a Long EZ and is currently building a Morrisey “Neato” based on the 1946 Morrisey “Nifty”.
Joined the FAA as an Airworthiness Aviation Safety Inspector in 2009 and was selected as the Portland FSDO FAASafety Team Program Manager in 2105.
You will enjoy his talk and learn some good new things about the FAA.

Agenda as follows:

(1) Pledge of Allegiance. Old/New Business.

(2) Report on our distribution of old copies of Sport Aviation & Kitplanes Magazines.

(3) Report on RV3 Project

(4) Photo Report on EAA 31 “Closet” & The Clean Up.

(5) Curt Cowley – Portland FAASTeam Program Mgr.

(6) Monthly Chapter Video (Time permitting)
Again Dinner at 6:00 PM Meeting at 7:00 PM Wed 4/6/2016
See you there.
John Kuehl Ch 31 president

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

Mar 17

Reminder Clean Friday & Eat Saturday

Remember — Tomorrow Friday 3/18/16 Spring cleaning 9:00 AM EAA31 Hangar.

I will be able to be there in the morning, will have to leave in the afternoon.

Saturday 9:00 AM EAA31 breakfast.  Check out the new Gisintuit room.

Pres 31 John

Mar 15




The GOOD NEWS is we will have completed our new Pantry/Linen Closet/Storage Locker/Gisintuit Room by this Saturday’s Breakfast 3/19/2016. 9:00 AM. This facility will have it’s “shake down cruise”.
Like any storage space it’s already almost too small. All the non perishables are on the shelves and we even have a coat hook for the EAA aprons.

The BAD NEWS is we generated a ton of sawdust. Daily floor sweepings would more than fill a 5 gallon pail but we still have dust EVERYWHERE. It was pretty much unavoidable.

SO —– We are having a volunteer “all hands on deck” SPRING CLEANING FRIDAY 3/18/2016 begining 9:00 AM or whenever you can show up. Bring shop vacs, upright beaters, dust cloths, step ladders, cleaning goodies etc. Behind every couch, refrigerator, and book shelf are mouse droppings and cobwebs so it’s time to do this. Yours truly has a meeting with a contractor and I won’t be able to show up till mid afternoon but just go ahead and get started. If we have lots of people it won’t take long. Every nook and cranny, from early dusting till final floor moping. See you there. Come and check out the Gisintuit room.

EAA 31 President John.

Mar 10

Meeting Minutes from the 3/2/2016 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, March 2nd, 2016
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Virgil and Bridget Pratt. There were Pulled Pork sandwiches, salad, Bridget’s homemade brownies 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 never one to be late!) 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 guests in attendance. President John asked anyone in attendance who wanted an EAA calendar to come up to him after the meeting and buy one at any “fair” price.

He then asked everyone to introduce themselves and their project (if they have one). Darrell Durosette spoke about his purchase of a Luscombe that he will be flying back from New York this spring!

President John Kuehl started the entertainment portion of the program with a nice picture presentation of his work on his Pro Tek PT-2. He showed how he made the ribs and then built a wing. Later in the meeting he showed the jig he made to make the crimps in the ribs so that it looked professional and was cheap! Thanks John!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, March 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. Our volunteers for this breakfast are Tom, Bill, Rod and John , who will coordinate getting the breakfast ready to serve. Thanks guys!

President John then spoke about the club needing a quartermaster to keep stock on all the food we use during our dinners and breakfasts. Gary Ludeke volunteered to head up this important position. Thanks! John also asked for volunteers to help him build a storage cabinet for all of our non-perishable supplies. Several people raised their hands, so it looks like this project is off and running.

He then 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. A great idea revisited again. Most everyone picked up a sheet or two before they left.

It was noted by someone in the group that Van’s is having a Safety Seminar up in Aurora on March 12th. Suggestions and demonstrations on how to keep flying safely in Experimental aircraft.

Speaking of Vans, the RV-3 project that the chapter is working on has begun to slow to a crawl. Gary Ludeke is hoping to build up support again from the builders in the group. Look for some activity to take place later this month.

Walt Weischedel suggested that we replace the 2nd toilet with a twin to the 1st that was replaced last year. Most everyone agreed, so he will pick one up at Costco and install it. Thanks Walt! Walt also mentioned that Safeway had a great coupon for bacon and $10 off $50 that we could take advantage of when we buy our breakfast supplies.

John noted that we would be hosting Curt Conley from the FAA at our next meeting. Curt is a pilots-pilot and flew a bunch of exotic metal while in the military. He has seen Curt’s presentation, and thinks it would be both fun and informative. He also mentioned that EAA National says we have $380 in Young Eagle script that we can donate to a worthy YE camper. If anyone knows of such an individual, please present their name to John or Randy and we will contact them.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 7:50 PM
respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer


Mar 02

Meeting reminder

Meeting Reminder 3/2/16
Tonight’s the night!
We’re having polled pork thanks to Bridget & Virgil and we are SO thankful Bridget is back.

EAA 31 “Closet”

RV3 Project

Chapter Video

100 drones flying at night in Germany. (2 minutes)

“Making aluminum wings from scratch”

Again Dinner at 6:00 PM Meeting at 7:00 PM Wed 3/2/2016
See you there.
John Kuehl Ch 31 president