Jun 27

Special Meeting Sat July 1st

This Saturday, July 1st, we will have an extra 9:00 AM breakfast meeting to do the following:

  1. Clean the hangar (it needs it). No major cleaning since we cleared out the sawdust from the Kitchen storage closet completion. We want it to look clean & spiffy for the Young Eagles on the 4th of July and also for our breakfast and special event on the 15th when we get to honor Bill Dewey.  He will receive the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award presented by the FAA right after our breakfast on the 15th. Congratulations Bill!  Not just anyone can receive this honor.  You have to have 50 years of flying without any blemish on your record.
  2. We will also have an organizational meeting with things that need to be done before Young Eagles on the 4th.  This will include erecting the 2 canopies (or getting ready to do so early on the 4th).  Providing pilot resources on the 4th.  Designating staging areas,  Parking, Food Vendor truck, and a whole lot more.  We have 3 pilots coming down from Albany,  3 (or more) from Eugene 1457,  Plus maybe some from Roseburg. 
  3. We will take a break from cleaning to do the Young Eagle items.  Please bring cleaning gear, shop vacs, glass cleaner stuff.  There’s a buildup of dust bunnies, cobwebs, and general crud that we need to get rid of.  If we all pitch in and provide collective wisdom and elbow grease it shouldn’t take long.
  4. SO – “free” breakfast for being on the cleaning detail – or – if you want to be magnanimous, put in your $5.00 bucks as usual.  – President John.
  5. NOTE:  No “regular” meeting on Wednesday the 5th. 
Jun 09

Meeting Minutes from the 6/7/2017 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, June 7th, 2017

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 5:55 PM with our wonderful hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt. We had pulled pork, coleslaw and apple butter bars, brownies and a drink for only $5? Doesn’t get any better than that! Hopefully they will return again next month with another wonderful menu!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:58 PM. President John Kuehl, VP Bill Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was then called to order. There were 18 members and guests in attendance. Past member Richard Letsom’s son was a guest.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, June 17th. 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!

President John spoke about the need for organization on the upcoming YE flying this July 4th. He has special T shirts for everyone to wear- just $8. He presented a slide show that broke down all the jobs for this event, and asked for volunteers for each position. Not sure he got all he needed so please come to breakfast to finalize the program. He will be calling folks to ask them to volunteer in the near future.

He also showed slides of his trip on the EAA’s B-17 when it came to town. A great trip that I am sure we all wish we could have made with him.

Airport Manager Shelly Humble then gave a nice update about all the happenings at the Creswell Airport. She noted that the new reader board sign ($22,500) is now working and visible from I-5. She is working on an advertising policy so that she can begin using that capability. She is trying to get a bigger flag for the airport (6×10’). Charter Spectrum is expected to finish trenching in new DSL/Phone lines and we should be able to use the airports WiFi connection soon.

She then reported on the just completed Airport Vision Committee report. During the last 6 months about 17 people in the community (users, residents, staff etc.) met under Dave Weinkaufs direction to come up with a vision of how the airport can look in the near, 5year and 10 year future. These findings will be presented to the Airport Commission and then the City Council for consideration and action.

Shelly turned to the upcoming YE event, and said that she is hoping to get a $500 sponsorship from the fuel company as we have had in the past. She also has 200 balsa wood airplanes to give out during the event.

She mentioned that Jim Orglioso has been trying to start a (for credit) Tech Program at the local High School. This program would allow the young men and women to build an airplane (RV-12??) and consider careers in aviation Tech or flying.

Tom Cunningham mentioned that the Oregon Aviation Historical Society will be having their annual Wings and Wheels event on the 24th of June.

President John then began the Chapter Video, which featured oil filter inspection techniques.

There being no other business, President John then adjourned at 8:28 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Jun 07

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT EAA 31 MEETING 6/7/2017 6:00eat 7:00talk

Good weather.  Good Comradely.  Encourage everyone to come and provide input on the 4th of July Young Eagles planning session.  Beside good food (pulled pork).  Slide show of B17 trip from EUG to OLY (during dinner – not taking time from our meeting).  Shelly Humble 1st Re opportunities directed at young people toward aviation.  2nd Young Eagles planing.  3rd & 4th (time permitting) Gary Ludeke on New Airman Standards  and Chapter Video.  The 4th should be a blast this year!

See you there.  Pres john.

Jun 05

EAA June 2017 Meeting Wednesday the 7th.

We will have an update on the Aluminum Overcast B-17 venture including how much Chapter 31 profited from same. The flight from EUG to OLY was a BLAST! Our own Gary Ludeke will give us a report on the “New”  Airman standards.  Shelly Humble (Hobby Field Guru and Manager) will give us an airport update as well as some possibilities for Chapter 31 to promote Aviation among young people locally.  We will have our 1st organizational meeting for the 4th of July young Eagles flights.  Time permitting – Chapter Video Magazine.  Bridget Pratt will have Pulled pork for us!  For $5.00 bucks!  6:00 PM dinner 7:00 pm Meeting

May 31

Meeting Minutes from the 5/3/2017 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, May 3rd, 2017

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM with our wonderful hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt. We had Spaghetti, French bread, Salad and 2 kinds of brownies and a drink for only $5? Doesn’t get any better than that! Hopefully they will return again next month with another wonderful menu!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:58 PM. President John Kuehl, VP Bill Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was then called to order. There were 18 members and guests in attendance. Long-time member Ben Hallert put in a cameo appearance. Great to see him again!!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, May 20th. 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!

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.

Jim Orgliasso then noted that the Angel Flight folks will be using the clubhouse on May 13th for their event, with around 25 people expected.

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 sign the certificate. We will have several more discussion of work flow before the next event.
He then spoke about his experience helping to marshal people when the EAA’s B-17 came to town. He was able to take the ferry flight up to Washington, so had a great time roaming around every nook and cranny in the old bird. It pays to volunteer sometimes!!

John then ran a special slide show he had made up, called “Identify the Airport”. Unfortunately, he left the key behind so we could only guess. He then ran the Chapter Video which was, as always, informative and entertaining.

President John also noted that Gary Ludeke was ill so hopefully next month we will have a presentation on the new Pilot Certificate Standards, and how they affect every one of us.

Secretary Stout then spoke about his personal Basic Med adventures, and how the rules have been tightened about special issuances and how they affect the procedures. Stay tuned for more adventures!

There being no other business, President John then adjourned at 8:18 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

May 19

TOMORROW Sat BREAKFAST

Saturday May 20th 2017.  Another one of our great CH 31 Breakfasts.  All the goodies, plus good weather for flying.  See you at 9:00 AM.  $5.00 (cheap but very good)

I will be able to bore you about the B17 flight from Eugene to Olympia.

Pres John

May 03

REMINDER EAA 31 MEETING TONIGHT

6:00 Bridget will be supplying some great “psgetti” with the fixins that go with it.

Pres john

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

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