Aug 06

August 2008 Minutes

August 6th ,2008 Meeting
The meeting started with our great hamburger/hotdog/ (Alas still too hot for)Chili Bar-B-Q party at 6:00.

Meeting called to order at 7:01 PM by President Dave Petersen with V.P. Ben Hallert and Sec./Tres. Randy Stout present. 16 members and guests were in attendance and introduced themselves.

It was noted that the regular breakfast that Chapter 31 holds monthly will be held on the 9th of August. (Which is the 2nd Saturday, as they all are) Bob Severn suggested that the Independence (292) crowd would join us more often if we didn’t have the breakfast on their meeting day. Some discussion followed, with no firm decision made.

Nametags for all who don’t have one are now available. Please see Dave, Randy or Brent at the next meeting if you still haven’t received yours. Several people received their new nametags at the meeting.

It was reported that there is the possibility that the Boeing 40 will be at Cottage Grove on September 17th on its return trip from Oshkosh. We will discuss this at the upcoming meeting in September.

Ben Hallert reported on the FAA’s 19th public hearing about “through the fence” access to airports, such as Creswell. They do not approve of this and will be setting fees for any who have this access.

Daniel Cathy gave a nice report about the Oregon Air Tour, sponsored by the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club which started on July 19th by flying from Cottage Grove to Klamath Falls, then the 21st to Homedale ID and Nampa, the 22nd to Joseph, OR, the 23rd to Hermiston, the 24th to Hood River and the 25th to McMinnville. It was quite smokey in the southern part of the tour, but quite fun (as they all are). Check it out in 2 years if you are interested in this fun fly out.

Just a reminder, we have a combo lock on the gate to the EAA driveway. The combo is the intercom frequency without the .05. Got it??

September 6th, 2008 has been chosen for the next EAA Chapter 31 Creswell Air Fair. Keep this date on your calendars! Ben Hallert called for a show of hands for pilots willing to fly the YE’s. We have applied and been granted insurance for this event, according to President Dave Peterson.

Chapter 1457 along with the LCC Aviation Academy is having their 3rd annual Norwest Fly-Fest on August 23rd at the Eugene Airport.

On August 8th at the Oregon Aviation Historical Society in CG, Phil Boyer and Ray Costello were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Dave Heisley asked for the South Lane Modelers, to have their meeting date changed from Friday to the 3rd. Wednesday of the month. No objections were noted. I received a call after the meeting asking if they could make it a Monday. I said that wouldn’t be a problem. If anyone can think of a reason that this would conflict with some other event, let me know and I will contact them. Otherwise, they will meet on the 3rd Monday from now on.

Tech Counselor Ken Schmidt then gave a brief talk about tire maintenance procedures. Thanks Ken!

A quick note on the new “Spot Tracker” system of personal locater beacons. They are quite inexpensive, but cost about $150 per year to subscribe. A good investment for some. It was also noted that Darrin Humble is no longer in the main hangar performing maintenance.  He is still available, however, on a on site basis.

The entertainment for this meeting consisted of an interesting DVD that Rusty Bartell brought in that he acquired during his work at United Technologies- The rocket motor building people. A bit dated, but a neat look at early rocketry. Thanks Rusty!

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:26PM

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout
Secretary/ Treasurer