May 16

Saturday Breakfast, May 21, 2022

Reminder, we will be having our Saturday Breakfast, May 21, beginning at 9:00am

Breakfast will be at the EAA Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport

with a cost of $8:00. Breakfast will include bacon, sausage, eggs, hotcakes, coffee and juice.

Hope to see a good turnout.

May 08

Meeting Minutes from the 5/4/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 5/4/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:10PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 13 Members and 5 guests in attendance. Guests were John Parker (former airline pilot and now builder of an RV-8), Aaron Maccabee and our guest speaker for the evening, Brendon Omara and his wife Jessica.  Aaron Maccabee joined the group after the meeting ended. Welcome!!

Dinner was prepared by President Rod Johnson, Secretary Stout and Paul Beuhler, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, Cookies and a drink for $8.00!!

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order. He asked for any old business.  There being none, he asked for new business.

John Kuehl rose and mentioned that next meeting we will have Chapter 1457 President Ben Grubb here to present a program on Drones.

Jim Origliosso then spoke about his efforts with the Lane Country Disaster Response group. They will be holding a simulated event at the clubhouse on June 18th where they will be flying in about 10,000lbs of food as a trial to see how well it can be handled and distributed out in the event of a disaster. They will be flying it out to various charities throughout the coast on light aircraft. He asked for volunteers to help with logistics and flying the food. Please contact him at 541-521-7884 if you can help.

Gary Ludeke then spoke about his recent induction into the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (founded in 1955 with the likes of Chuck Yeager etc.)  He is one of the few civilians who has had this honor. Great job Gary!!

Rod then asked Brendon to come up and give his presentation. He is involved in a company in Salem that has a full motion simulator (in addition to a bunch of products for You Tubers) and gave a quick update talk about Proficiency Vs. Currency. He then sent around the room several of his products that they make and sell on the web site (crazedpilot.com) They included standard and ANR headsets, gel cups, mic muffs, strobe controllers and sun-screens. He then gave out some swag to a lucky few.  Thanks again for coming down and showing us your stuff!

As you probably know, we have started our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Therefore, we need members to help make the fixins’. Walt Weischedel will bring his eggs and Bill Dewey will check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on May 21st at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! See you there!!

The checkbook balance is now $ 1343.26 so don’t forget to send your money in for dues if you haven’t already.

John Kuehl then showed us the most recent EAA National Chapter Video Magazine.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:15PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

May 02

May EAA Chapter 31 meeting

Reminder, we are having our Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00pm at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

Dinner will be at 6:00pm with a cost of $8.00.

We will be having another presentation by Brendan with Crazed Pilot out of Salem. He will be showing us some of the other products he offers such as LED lighting and others.

The June meeting will be a presentation by Alan Weider on his RV-9 build that he just completed (and is, by the way, for sale). This should be a very interesting presentation.

Apr 28

May EAA Chapter 31 meeting

Just a reminder that we will be having our May Chapter 31 meeting next week, May 4th at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell airport at 7:00pm. We will be having dinner at 6:00pm, cost is $8.00.

Brendan with Crazed Pilot will be making a return visit to show us some of his other products he sells, such LED lighting, head sets and other products.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Apr 12

April Saturday breakfast 4/16/2022

After a two year break, Chapter 31 will be having our Saturday breakfast at our club house beginning at 9:00am at the south end of the Creswell airport. We will be having bacon, eggs and pancakes, cost will be $8:00. Bill Dewey has done the shopping and stocked the refrigerator, we are ready.

Please come early to help set up and begin cooking.

Apr 12

Meeting Minutes from the 4/6/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 4/6/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:00PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 11 Members and 5 guests in attendance.

Dinner was prepared by Past President Pat Dodson, Eric Farry and President Rod Johnson, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, Cookies and a drink- for $8.!!

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order and after the pledge of Allegiance, asked everyone in attendance to rise and introduce themselves and the project/airplanes they are involved with at the present time. Guests included Peter Kolek, John Parker (former airline pilot and now builder of an RV-8), Malachi Lock (New CFI from LCC) and our guest speaker for the evening, Brendon Omara and his wife Jessica.

Rod then asked Brendon to come up and give his presentation. He is involved in a company called Crazedpilot.com in Salem that has a full motion simulator (in addition to a bunch of products for You Tubers) and gave a talk about Proficiency Vs. Currency. He asked for a show of hands from those in attendance regarding their currency, training they have received and a few other parameters. He noted that when in an emergency your muscle memory (Procedural memory times repetition)  is your best (if not only) hope of a good result. This focused emergency based proficiency raining is key to that outcome and his company provides it. His web site (crazedpilot.com/sim) has the information you will need to get started with them. The cost for initial emergency training is $195 for a 2 hour sim session.

Rod then brought the groups attention to a correction and explanation document he has been working on that reviews the “FAA Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge-VFR”. Anyone who has an interest should see Rod. Lots of work went into this! Rod also offered to become the new YE Coordinator for this years 7/4 YE event.

It was decided to start with our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting in April. We asked for members to help and 4 people raised their hands! Walt Weischedel will bring his eggs and Bill Dewey will check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on April 16th at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! See you there!!

Treasurer Stout noted again that Dues for 2022 are due now, and that many of the folks in attendance have paid them. If you cannot attend the meetings (due to Covid or schedule), it would be much appreciated if you would send a check made out to “EAA Chapter 31” for $25 and send this to:

86277 Panorama Road, Springfield, OR  97478

The checkbook balance is now $1489.45 so we could really use the funds for our normal expenses.

Walt Weischedel then rose and showed the group his take on handles for files.

John Kuehl then showed us the most recent EAA National Chapter Video Magazine. Of interest was the 1 week wonder (build to fly) of a Sonix Waiex at this years Oshkosh Fly-In.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:25PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Apr 06

Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday April 6th

One thing I forgot to mention in regards to the meeting tonight, the Lane County Sheriffs Department is conducting training exorcises at the airport today. These exorcises will have NO impact on our meeting. I thought I should remind everyone so there is no alarm when you see all the police present.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Apr 05

Reminder, April Chapter 31 meeting

Just a reminder, we are having our Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00pm at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell Airport. We will be having hamburgers and hot dogs at 6:00 with the cost being $8.00.

Brendan O’Mara with Crazed Pilot will be giving a presentation on pilot currency.

We will need to discuss Young Eagles as well as re-starting our Saturday breakfasts beginning the 3rd Saturday of April.

I had mentioned that Shelly was going to give us an update on the runway paving. However she will not be able to make it as she will be out of town.

Hope to see everyone there.

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