Mar 26

Minutes from 3/5/2014 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, March 5th, 2014


The dinner part of the meeting was not held this month.


Business meeting called to order at 7:01 PM by President Gary Ludeke  with Sec./Tres. Randy Stout also present.  President Ludeke suggested that everyone stand and recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag. This was done.


There were 20 members and three guests in attendance. The guests were Shawn Van Hatten, who works with Tony Horbath at Specialty Aero, Steve Siebel who owns and fly’s sail planes and ultralights, and Jim Showker, who made a nice presentation on his single engine (converted from a twin!!) AeroProk from the Ukraine in Russia. Welcome to you all!!


Next Chapter breakfast is March  15th at the clubhouse. $5 for an all you can eat breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, OJ, coffee and camaraderie!! That is a great time!!


Secretary Stout mentioned that due are due again. $25 made out to EAA Chapter 31 and given to him or sent to 86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR  97478


Ron Rinaldi then spoke about the “buy a brick” program he has been working on. He is going to get our chapter set up on the brick manufacturer’s website, with a link on our website to place orders for bricks. It will be able to take credit cards or PayPal and you can customize it with some graphics etc. He will report next meeting and hopefully demo a brick purchase.


Gary then reported that Jim Beal has built one of the  desiccant dryer moisture minimizers that John Kuehl demo’d at the last meeting in our  “Craftsman Corner”. Thanks to John and Jim!


Rod Johnson gave a quick presentation about the markings painted on a Navy Devastator model on which he had been working, and why the colors were so important and often put on incorrectly


The video describing the “Pearl Harbor Interstate” that Tim Talen had made was then shown, with Tim narrating and great pictures of this historic airplane.


Allen Weider then rose to talk about an RV-12 workshop that Synergy Air is going to put on in Sunriver on June 21st. It will cost $55 but that includes food. There will also be other workshops available at a cost from Dynon, Synergy Air and Van’s.  More info is available at


There being no other business, the monthly EAA nationals E-newsletter video was shown. Fascinating show- don’t miss next months.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 pm

respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout
Secretary/ Treasurer