Jul 15

Superlishoues Breakfast Tomorrow.

Plates, Knives, Forks, Spoons, Cups, Napkins, Tables, Chairs, Salt Pepper, Pancakes, Syrup, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Butter, Milk, Orange Juice, Coffee,  Fellowship, Camradeship, Airplane & Flying Talk.


Tomorrow 7-16-2016 EAA Clubhouse, Hobby Field, Creswell Airport.  9:00 AM

See you there.  BYOA (Bring Your Own Appetite)

John Kuehl CH 31 Presa


Jul 13

Albany August Young Eagles

Ch 31 pilots & volunteers;

Tony Hann was one of our Volunteer pilots that helped us on The 4th of July.  Hope we can reciprocate.

here’s the announcement:

Hi John,


It was great meeting you on July 4th and I hope you guys had a great turn out.  The kids were great to work with and I had a great time!


I wanted to also remind you that Albany chapter will have a YE flight on August 27-28 from 9AM to 2PM.  The pilot briefing starts at 8:30AM and lunch will be provided by the local OPA chapter consisting of tacos from a local vendor.


I know the dates are a bit away but it would be much appreciated if you can help us get the word out.  We typically fly 100-125 kids per day and end up turning down kids each day.  With more pilots, we are looking to fly more kids so if anyone from your chapter could participate, we would greatly appreciate it.


Thank you and I have also attached YE Pilot Participation Form that will need to be filled out and brought over with them.


Happy flying!


Tony Hann | Operations Manager

Infinite Air Center | Infinite Air Maintenance

Albany Municipal Airport – S12 | Mulino State Airport – 4S9

  1. 541.730.3345 | E. thann@InfiniteAirCenter.com

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Jul 13

Roseburg Wings & Wheels Event

For your info:
 Roseburg Wings and Wheels Assn will be holding a fly-in/ drive-in breakfast at the airport on Saturday, July 16. Event runs from 8-10:30, and will be in the hangar next to Western Oregon Aviation. Menu is french toast, sausage, breakfast potatoes, juice and coffee. Cost for adults is $8. Children $5, and a family of 4 is $20. The event is a fundraiser for the 501(c)(3) organization to support the Wings and Wheels event, to be held in July 2017. Information will be available for persons interested in volunteering to be a part of the organization.
Paul Schafer, President
Roseburg Wings and wheels Assn.


Jul 07

Meeting Minutes from the 7/6/2016 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, July 6th, 2016
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Virgil and Bridget Pratt. There were Costco Hot Dogs, great hamburgers, brownies, chips and a drink for only $5. Don’t miss her next great meal!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:50 PM. President John Kuehl, VP Bill Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 17 members and 2 guests in attendance. The guests included Stan Bailey, a friend of Virgil and Bridget Pratt and Shawn Kelly, our newest member and Cottage Grove aviator and serial aircraft builder. He is now flying a Wheeler Express he built, and leading the efforts to get a “Welcome Center” with bathroom built down at the CG airport. Welcome to all!!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, July 16th. Come out to the clubhouse in the AM and pay $5 for an “all you can eat” breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, OJ, coffee and camaraderie!! Starts at 9:00 and runs to about 10:30 or so. Bridget did not mention whether or not she can be here so our volunteers for this breakfast are (hopefully) the same group as last time Tom, Bill, Rod and John, who will coordinate getting the breakfast ready to serve. Thanks in advance guys!

The old business was called for and the discussion began about our recent YE flight efforts. Everyone agreed that we need to put much more thought into the organization of all the volunteers and coordinators. Several people came up to me and expressed frustration that they did not know what job they were expected to do. All the officers and several of the members will make up a list of procedures that we expect to adopt before the next YE event. We will then distill the best ideas and come up with a master plan for the next time. Thanks to all the pilots and volunteers who flew 67 YE’s on the 4th. And thanks to John Kuehl, who contacted the food truck that provided very tasty BBQ offerings. The front page coverage in the Register Guard will be a plus for recruiting volunteers for the next event.

Frenchie noted the new summer hours at the Oregon Air and Space Museum at the Eugene Airport. They will be open Wednesday thru Sunday from 12-4:00PM

The new business consisted of discussion about the August Chapter meeting, set for 8/3/2016. Due to the fact that the President and Vice President would be out of town, the meeting has been cancelled. Of course, anyone who shows up can have a great hangar talk session with anyone else who comes by. Dogs are in the fridge if you decide to BBQ a few things to eat!!

Virgil and Bridget noted that they will not be here to host the Chapter BBQ before the September meeting. All the supplies are in the refrigerators, so hopefully some of the members will take it upon themselves to put on an apron and get the grill going.

There being no other business, President John ran the Chapter Video from EAA National.

After the video, President John introduced our speaker for the evening, Shelly Humble, our “Humble” airport manager. She spoke about the new AWOS (Airport Weather Observing System) that has just been commissioned at the Creswell airport. You can access the AWOS by phone at 541-895-2349 or on the radio at 119.275. She said that the temperature observation was every 2 minutes, but the weather observation was every 28 minutes. She also noted that she did not know why the skydivers were not operating during the 4th, but all agreed that it made the YE flights much easier.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:05 PM
Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Jul 05

Meeting Notice – Young Eagles Report

YOUNG EAGLES REPORT Meeting notice for Tomorrow July 6th

Well – did you see the July 5th Register Guard? FRONT PAGE ABOVE THE FOLD! Can’t get better publicity than this!
Our final tally is as follows:
Bill Dewey in his Cessna 172 21
Gary Ludeke in Virgil Pratt’s 172 15
Alan Wieder in his RV-9A 9
Bob Bronson in his RV-6A 8
Randy Stout in his J-3 Cub 7
Tony Hann Ch 1524 in his LSA 4
That’s a total of 64 with some paperwork yet to tally.
We ended up turning away maybe 50 to 100 more. Next year we definitely need more Planes and Pilots. We’ll evaluate our YE program at the MEETING July 6th. 6:00 PM Dinner – Burgers & dogs & salad 7:00 Meeting.

Jul 05

Garmin open house July 14th

You’re invited to Garmin’s 2016 Open House Seminar Event.

Where: Garmin AT facility 2345 Turner RD SE, Salem Oregon. (KSLE)
When: Thursday, July 14th2016
Time: 3pm-7pm. (FAA WINGS Safety Seminar starts at 3pm).

This is a catered event which includes dinner sponsored by Garmin and is free to Aviators.

Please RSVP Wayne McGhee by email
at wayne.mcghee@garmin.com so we can have an accurate count for the caterer.

Join us for dinner, seminars, factory tours, product demonstrations, and Garmin product prize drawings.
In addition LightspeedHeadsets has generously offered a prize drawing of one of their new Tango headsets. An $800 value.

The FAA will also be conducting a WINGS SAFETY SEMINAR at 3PM.

If you plan to fly to the event you can park on the Garmin ramp area.
Garmin associates will guide you to parking.

This is the only time of year we open our doors to the public.
It’s a fun enjoyable evening we want to create for aviators.
It’s our way of giving back to the flying community as a thank you for helping to make us successful.
Hope you can join us.

If you have question please don’t hesitate to email Wayne McGhee at the RSVP email address above.

Jul 02

Young Eagles Pilot Form

I made and printed copies of a YOUNG EAGLES PILOT AFFIRMATION OF QUALIFICATIONS form. I will put these forms on the table today when I go to the airport. Each pilot who will be flying Young Eagles needs to read and sign the form. Our Young Eagles Coordinator, Rod, will check to make sure everyone has signed the form before their first YE flight. I hope to see a lot of you at our event either flying or helping with ground activities.

In case I don’t make Wednesday’s meeting (I’m leaving for Fargo very early Thursday morning), I will probably not be back from my trip in time for the 3rd Saturday breakfast. Therefore, someone else will have to check our supplies and make sure there is enough of everything on hard for the breakfast.

Gary Ludeke