May 01

May Monthly Meeting Wed the 3rd

Dinner 6:00 PM, Meeting 7:00 PM  Wednesday May 3rd.

Last minute update on EAA’ s B 17 Aluminum Overcast Event at EUG May 5, 6, & 7 (EAA 31 is supplying 8 tables on loan for the event) plus a few other items.  PROGRAM: Our own Gary Ludeke will present the “New” Airman Standards per the FAA.  Some stuff dropped, other stuff added. You DON’T want to be uninformed (ie -ignorant) of the new requirements. Plus Chapter Video Magazine from EAA headquarters.

Fun, Food, Fellowship and Airplanes.  What more could you ask for? For just $5.00 bucks.  Bring a friend.  Bring a date. (for $5 it could be a cheap date)

Pres John

Apr 14


Pancakes, Bacon, OJ, Eggs, Milk, Butter, Coffee, Sausage, Salt, Pepper, Syrup, (and sometimes blueberries) all for $5.00 bucks.  9:00 AM till around 11:00 AM. We may have problems with our email list.  We’ll discuss that also.  See you tomorrow!

John Kuehl

Apr 13

April 5th, 2017 Meeting Minutes

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, April 5th, 2017

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM without our hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt. We muddled by (thanks to our cooks!!) with hot dogs and hamburgers, chips, salad, Cookies and a drink for only $5? Not a bad deal anyway! Hopefully they will return next month with a wonderful menu!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 7:00 PM. President John Kuehl, (VP Bill Johnson was absent) and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was then called to order. There were 26 members and guests in attendance. Long-time member Tony Gonzales was up from California and renewed his membership. Also, one guest became a new member! He was Jay Thorpe. Welcome him next meeting!!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, April 15th. 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. Thanks in advance for all the guys who show up and cook the meal!

The old business was called for and noted that the 23 ft. (or so) HDMI cable that was donated for the new flat screen TV set appears to work fine. It was the operators who were defective.

The secretary noted that there are only a few folks who have not paid dues yet this year. Several people paid at the meeting, but if you aren’t sure, please ask the secretary next month. If you have not paid, please send your $25 check to:
EAA Chapter 31 C/O Randy Stout
86277 Panorama Rd
Springfield, OR 97478

Gary then gave an RV-3 report. Alan Weider and his guys have gotten it ready for paint. Gary is hoping to paint it white and hopes that perhaps Van’s will donate the Decals we would need to make it look finished. He is trying to get it done in time to deliver at the annual “Wings and Wheels” event this summer.

Bill Dewey spoke about the continuing formation of a flying club (outside of Chapter 31) with Rusty Bartel’s C-150 as the airplane. He has been fixing it and getting it ready (put in a new push button starter etc.) He said that Gary Ludeke is working on the organizational aspects of the group.

President John spoke about the need for organization on the upcoming YE flying this July 4th. He would like to see twice the number of YE’s flown, and thinks we can do it if we have enough volunteers to allow the pilots to stay in or near their aircraft and just sign the certificates. We will have several more discussion of work flow before the next event.

President John also noted that next month we will have a webinar on the new Pilot Certificate Standards, and how they affect every one of us.

Secretary Stout then introduced the speaker for the night, Dr. Richard Hansen from Emerald Wellness Clinic here in Creswell. Dr. Hansen is an AME and first line defender of pilots with medical issues that are non-disqualifying. He had a nice Power Point presentation on the new Basic Medical requirements and responsibilities. He noted that he has not yet received the check list necessary to give medical exams under the new rules. He went over all the aspects of the Basic Med- Pilots responsibilities, Medical conditions that require special issuance, dates that old medicals are still acceptable. Enough information to fill a book, which I will not do here. He suggests that we all check with AOPA or EAA on the status of the checklist. After (not before) we have the examination and pass it, we still will need to take the online course available from AOPA before we can exercise the rights of the Basic Medical. Show up at the next meeting for further discussion and info on the status of the exams.

There being no other business, President John decided not to show the Chapter Video due to the lateness of the hour and the meeting was then adjourned at 8:28 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Apr 05


This is Wednesday April 5th.  Dr Richard Hansen, local AME on the new 3rd class medical.  Don’t miss this informative meeting.  Dinner 6:00 PM.  Meeting 7:00 PM. We have a few other odd & ends & announcements plus EAA Chapter Video, time permitting. Bring a guest!   $5:00 (cheap).     President John.

Mar 31

Meeting Notice – Water Update – Dinner Volunteers

Mark your Calendars, Wednesday April 5th we will host Dr Richard Hansen, the local AME will discuss the new rules for 3rd class medical licenses.  Dinner 6:00 PM, Meeting 7:00 PM. Don’t miss it!

Water Update:  For those of you who did not know, we lost our water supply for a period. It has been repaired by EAA 31.  Paul Culp (our neighbor water supplier) and EAA31 are both grateful. 

Dinner Volunteers:  Bridgett & Virgil won’t be able to take care of our dinner needs due to an injury.  SO – we need some volunteers to update our burger & dog inventory and other goodies for Wednesday April 5th.  Please phone President John with your commitment(s).



Mar 23

Flying Club Cessna 150

Just a quick update on the status of Rusty Bartel’s C-150 intended to be used in the formation of the new flying club. Bill Dewey has been working on the Annual Inspection. The starter on the airplane had been acting up back when Rusty was flying the airplane a few years ago. The decision was made to replace the manually-actuated starter with a new, lighter-weight, push button-actuated starter. Rusty ordered the starter and it has arrived. Bill will install the starter and then, as far as he knows, the only other issue is weak output on the left magneto. The solution to the problem is pending.

Gary Ludeke

Mar 17

Breakfast Tomorrow EAA31

Chapter 31 is blessed and fortunate to have the clubhouse we do.  Take advantage and come out for breakfast 9:00 AM Saturday 3/18/2017 $5.00 all you can eat and we get to talk airplanes and flying!  

Mar 16

EAA Saturday Breakfast

 Chapter breakfast is this Saturday, March 18th. 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. Thanks in
advance for all the guys who show up and cook the meal!
Sign up sheet for EAA Aluminum Overcast B17 at EUG Friday May 5th, 
Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th will be available.  This was LOTS
of fun when we participated in 2013 and this time around the profits
will be shared among the 3 chapters (Creswell, Eugene, & Lebanon).
Encourage all to pitch in, have fun and contribute.
John Kuehl EAA31
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