Jul 26

Tailwind for sale

One of our former members, Glen Commons, passed away in February.  His family is selling his Tailwind.  150kts, 218 hours TTAF, good fabric.Whitman Tailwind They’re asking $15k, and it’s based at the Creswell Airport.

(541) 688-4448

Jul 16

Runway numbers painting – volunteer opportunity!

Shelley Humble, Creswell Airport Manager writes:

Hello to all,

We have a great opportunity that is being presented to the airport – Oregon Pilots Association, Lane County Chapter, has been looking for a few community projects.  They would like to re-paint the runway numbers and center line for 77S.  Todd Hurt and myself have been working together to see when this project could happen – it appears that the either of the next two Mondays could work, with the 20th being the best for the volunteers. The tentative outline for the project is to start the painting at 8 am and be completed early afternoon.

Before we confirm dates, I would like your input – it is our intention to complete this project with as little interruption to the airport and it’s users as possible.  Could you please email myself or Todd Hurt at your earliest convenience if Monday 20th would cause any of you a great hardship.   Thanks

Shelley Humble
Airport Manager
City of

Todd Hurt adds:

Not to apply too much pressure but our volunteers are best set up for this Monday the 20th.

Another option would be to start at 8am, break for lunch and open the runway up for the one hour, then close it after lunch if needed.   So a window to depart or arrive in the A.M. and at noon.

Also if there are any available volunteers from 77S, we should be able to speed the process up.  As of now, I have 6 individuals for this Monday.


Todd H.

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Todd H. via e-mail or the phone number above.  If you have any questions or concerns about this proposed date and time, please copy Shelley Humble as well.  Sounds like a fun opportunity to help!

Jul 07

July 1st, 2009 meeting

The meeting started with our normally great hamburger/hotdog/ (Special 4th of July edition with potato salad!) Bar-B-Q at 6:00.

Meeting called to order at 7:08 PM by President Ben Hallert. V.P. Bill Dewey and Sec./Tres. Randy Stout were also present. The 16 members and guests in attendance then introduced themselves. One of the guests joined the club, so welcome next month Chris Winslow! We also had as a guest a very nice young man, Alex Munsel, a 16 yr. old student of Dorothy Schick, who made a good impression on everyone.

Tom Cunningham passed around a flyer advertising his brothers Hurricane Ultralight, located in Jano (Antelope Valley) Call Tom for more info at 541-895-2745.

V.P. Bill Dewey gave a report on the construction progress for the new 12×16 cover over the BBQ area on the clubhouse deck. Bill said that he will need to pull a permit (at a cost of $150) and that the cover needs to be engineered (his daughter is going to help on this) to handle a snow load of 25 lbs/sqFt. He also is baffled and pleased that someone has delivered a nice number of acrylic panels for the project. Thanks to whoever has been so generous. Bill will make up a total budget and get it approved before starting on the project next month.

Secretary Randy Stout noted that the clubhouse experienced a power failure earlier in the week when an EPUD fuse blew. We lost the frozen items and some of the cold items in the Fridges, but most were ready to go anyway. Ben will restock with fresh stuff.

Ben reported on his research into the new projection TV system that will use our existing pull down screen. He needs to be comfortable that the lumens put out by a less expensive system will adequately project a good picture for the audience. He will continue with his research for a local supplier in case it needs to be returned if it doesn’t put out enough lumens.

President Ben then spoke about the next breakfast to be held, an event where chapter 31 will be serving breakfast and lunch at the Oregon Aviation Museum at Cottage Grove. A call for volunteers was made, and many people rose to the occasion. This next breakfast/lunch is on the 18th of July. Please bring a large ice chest if you have one. Start of breakfast is 8:00-8:30 until 10:00, and lunch starts at 12:00 until 2:00. Dinner will be provided by others and is a pulled pork dinner for $15

The Challenger II. was the next topic of discussion. Several people wanted to know if the chapter was liable if we built it and sold it. It was decided to have Randy ask EAA national’s legal department. Also, when can it get it LSA designation- now or only after it is airworthy. Most believe that the LSA is really an airworthiness certificate, so obviously it needs to be airworthy for this to happen. As of now, the club has decided that any work that is accomplished will be on non-essential parts of the plane until these liability matters are settled.

Ken Schmidt has purchase the Bruce Curtis donated 6061 sheet aluminum in the clubhouse. He is going to look it over carefully then come up with a fair price.

President Ben and V.P. Bill will be flying 4 Young Eagles next week. Volunteers would be nice to help with the logistics.

V.P. Bill Dewey gave a quick report on the Hood River Museum Tour and noted that they will be having their fly-in on 9/11 to 9/13 of this year. He said that 200 antique and 300 regular aircraft were in attendance last year. He also noted that next weekend (starting on the 8th) will be the Arlington Fly-In for EAA.

There being no new business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 and a brief workshop  was held to determine what project that the group will be working on with the Challenger II

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout
Secretary/ Treasurer

Jul 01

July meeting tonight + Arlington reminder

Just a quick reminder, we’ll be having our July meeting tonight!  In celebration of this fantastic weather and our upcoming holiday, we’ll be feasting on hamburgers and hot dogs of course.  Dinner starts at 6PM with the meeting lurching into motion around 7.

Also another reminder, the Arlington Fly In is just around the corner.  If you’ll be attending, be sure to check out the NOTAM to familiarize yourself with the special procedures in effect!  It’s  available here: