Sep 28

Iran unveils squadrons of flying boats

Iran has released pictures of ‘flying boats’ that are radar evading.  I don’t know how effective these low-flying attack-craft are at staying off radar, but they would not look out of place in an EAA magazine or in Daniel’s hangar:

If they can be built inexpensively enough and in sufficient quantities, this may add a new dimension to the Gulf.

Sep 08

Minutes from the 9/1/10 meeting

Meeting Notes for September 1st, 2010

The meeting started at 6:00 with our normal BBQ hamburgers and hot
dogs, salad, chips and donut holes. Maybe spaghetti next month?

Meeting called to order at 7:10 PM by President Ben Hallert with V.P.
Bill Dewey and Sec./Tres. Randy Stout present also. The 18 members and
guests in attendance then introduced themselves and gave a brief “What
exciting thing happened this last month”. Among the guests was Fritz
the Powered Parachute guy. Bob Severns spoke about a trip he made with
Malcomb Steck to pick up a RV-1.

The next Chapter 31 breakfast will be held on Saturday, 11th of
September. Please remember that Dave Petersen asked for a bit of help
cleaning up prior to the event. The YE flying event will also be held
on September 11. Since this is the 2nd Saturday, we need to remind
everyone that breakfast will not be on the 3rd Saturday as the YE
event will also be our monthly breakfast event.

The Memorial Area plans are progressing.  As noted before, we received
a copy of a letter from Paul Ehrhardt, a retired contractor, who has
offered to help with this project. He had actually approached the City
Council a year ago, but nothing came of it. Randy contacted him and he
expressed an interest in furthering this project. Several board
members and other interested people will meet with him in September to
see how next to proceed.

Bill Dewey then reminded Dave Eason that the painting on the new patio
cover needs to be done ASAP, as the weather will not last forever.
Dave Eason mentioned he would run this project so he plans on grabbing
his brush and helpers and slapping some stain on this month.

Daniel Cathy mentioned that Hal Skinner has an older Terra 720 X for
sale. It apparently needs a power unit to function again.  You can
reach Hal at 541-746-3387

Bruce Curtis then asked if anyone had a quart of white poly tone paint
he could purchase. If so, give him a call.

The Crow Mag airport is having a Fly-In on Saturday the 25th of
September at 12:00. Free Hamburger BBQ with a potluck on (sic)side
dish and drink. Contact Conrad at 541-729-7498 for info. Drive or Fly
(2-1/2 mile west of Territorial Rd. on Suttle Road)

A nice report was then made by Gary Ludeke on the just completed OACAC
Oregon Air Tour. A great time was had by all. The weather changed 50
degrees from one stop to the next, which was only one of the several
weather challenges that the group faced. Thanks for the info- I hope
everyone can have a chance to go on an air tour in the future.

President Ben then fired up the new Big Screen TV and gave another
demo on how to log onto the web site and post. We also had a few short
videos and very funny pictures. This is going to be fun!! Bring
something on DVD, thumb drive or whatever to next months meeting.

There being no new business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:18 PM .

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout
Secretary/ Treasurer