Oct 26

Nov 2nd Meeting Dynon Avionics The Magic Behind Glass Panels

This month we have the PRESIDENT of Dynon Avionics speaking at our Chapter 31.

Title:  The Magic Behind Your Glass Panel
Presentation Summary:Learn about the technology that makes electronic flight information systems affordable and practical for small general aviation aircraft. A better understanding of the internal workings of these instruments will illustrate how they offer reliability, affordable redundancy, and greater situational awareness than venerable analog flight instruments. Pilots of even 2-seat VFR aircraft will learn how they can improve safety and situational awareness by making use of the latest in Glass Panel avionics. Pilots of IFR aircraft will learn how to achieve more capability and greater redundancy at lower cost. Learn not only the benefits of this technology, but also some of the safety and training issues relevant in making the transition from traditional analog instruments to glass panel.
Robert Hamilton – President   Robert’s first hundred hours as PIC was in a beautifully restored J-3 cub. This was in 1973, even before the plane was an antique! After earning Electrical Engineering and MBA degrees he spent most of his career as a senior manager at Fluke Electronics making test equipment, and was too busy to do much flying.  In 2002 he decided to get back into aviation and started an aviation software company.  Joining Dynon Avionics in 2008 as the Director of Sales and Marketing, in 2012 he became President. He now flies a Glasair Sportsman he helped build at Glasair’s “Two-Week-To-Taxi” program.
Dinner Burgers, Dogs, Salad, Dessert, Drinks   6:00 PM  $5.00 What a deal
Robert Hamilton President Dynon Avionics      7:00 PM  No Extra Charge
S End of Creswell Airport (Hobby Field).  See You There.
John Kuehl EAA31 President
Oct 13

Saturday Breakfast Reminder OCT 15th

This month started on a Saturday, So – the 3rd Saturday is already upon us.  Sat Oct 15th. We will also be supplying breakfast for OACAC (planes as old as some of us) and maybe make some progress on the new Flying club.

$5 bucks for all the pancakes, eggs, coffee, bacon, sausage, milk, OJ and airplane stories you can eat.

See you there.

Pres John.


Oct 12

EAA Flying Club

Well, I messed up again! I got a call from a member who tried to email me by replying to the email notice from the chapter web page. THAT WILL NOT WORK! I meant to give everyone my personal email address to respond with an expression of interest in the club and I FORGOT to put it in the post! If you are interested as discussed in my prior post, please email me at:

RV6AN200GL@charter.net. Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused if you were trying to respond. . . . . Gary Ludeke

Oct 11

EAA Chapter 31 Flying Club

Well, as an old friend (all my friends are old!) of mine once said, “It’s time to fish or cut bait” regarding the flying club. We’ve located an airplane (Rusty Bartel’s) Cessna 150 that could be quite suitable for the club and need to take the next step which is finding out if there truly is enough interest and enthusiasm to make the club a reality. Obviously, the more people in the club, the less the initial cost to acquire the airplane will be, but the harder it will be to schedule it when you want to fly. This is something that can be discussed at an organizational meeting. I’m happy to act as the contact point for now to set up a meeting. I would like all of you with a SERIOUS interest in being part of the club to send me an email at <rv6an200gl@charter.net> and let me know your availability to attend a meeting sometime, preferably before the end of this month. Please include both days and times that would work best for you. Although nothing has been discussed with Rusty in terms of the sale price of his airplane, my estimate based on “VREF” is that something in the neighborhood of $17,000 would be a fair price to offer for the plane. You can do the math to determine what it would cost to buy it based on how many “charter members” are in the club at the time of purchase. Also, of course, there will be hangar/tie-down, insurance, maintenance and direct operating expenses that will be affected by the number of members in the club.

So, please let me know in the next few days if you’re interested. Those who are members of both Chapter 31 and 1457, please pass the word to the Chapter 1457 members you think might be interested. I hope I receive a lot of emails! . . . . Gary Ludeke

Oct 08

Meeting Minutes from the 10/5/2016 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, October 5th, 2016

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Virgil and Bridget Pratt. Bridget made her fabulous spaghetti, with wonderful garlic bread, salad,home-made brownies and a drink for only $5? WOW!!  . Don’t miss her next great meal!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:59:50 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 22 members and 1 guest in attendance. The guest was Emma Nolan, a new pilot and friend of Bill Johnson’s. Welcome to all!!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, October 15th. 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. The OACAC will be using the clubhouse around noon, and several of the members should be in for breakfast. Bridget will be gone so President John asked for volunteers and got a good show of hands. Thanks in advance guys!

The old business was called for and the discussion started about the upcoming Christmas party. John Stahr, the President of Chapter 1457 in Eugene will let John Kuehl know if they want the clubhouse for the party, of if they are going to hold it in his shop. Both chapters trade off hosting duties, and it is their year.

Doug Kindred noted that the memorial service for past member Leonard Tarantola will be at the Unity of the Valley Church at 39th and Hilyard St.at 3:00 on Sunday the 16th.


VP Johnson then gave a quick report on the recent Reno Air Races. Only one accident with no big injuries. 12 unlimited planes, 2 P-51’s but not Rare Bear. Voodoo 1 hit 489 MPH. The T-6’s were regularly clocked at 250+ MPH. A lot of International Formula 1’s.

Past President Gary Ludeke gave a quick report on 1) the RV-3 project (keeps getting stalled but he will be working on it this month), 2) Oregon Air Tour and 3) the beginning of the flying club (outside of EAA Chapter 31’s activities). The flying club is in the initial assessment of interest mode. Once a number of potential members have been identified, a consensus on which aircraft to buy will be made. Rusty Bartel has offered his C-150 as a potential Club Aircraft. Both Gary and Bill Dewey will sparkplug this effort, with Gary giving instruction and BFR’s and Bill turning wrenches with his A/P license. Thanks Guys!!

President John announced that next meeting we will be hosting the President of Dynon Avionics who will bring with him a good assortment of their offerings. Don’t miss this!!

He also thanked Alan Weider for installing the 2 new hybrid toilets that Walt Weischedel bought for us from Costco. Thanks to the both of them!

There being no other business, President John invited Alan Weider to come up and give his presentation on Automated Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast. This was a very informative talk with many graphics that helped the group understand what it is, who needs it, what happens if you don’t have it in 2020, what it costs, who sells it and for what price, and should I get the IN equipment in my aircraft. He showed a nice Raspberry PI based IN system he bought on line from Amazon through www.stratux.me for $165. He also noted that 95% of the USA airspace is outside of the class where you will need ADS-B  equipment to operate, and that includes EUG, SLE, MFD. Thanks Alan again for this very complete presentation!

President John then ran the Chapter Video from EAA National.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:25 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Oct 02

EAA 31 October 2016 Meeting Notice

EAA 31 october 2016 MEETING
Wednesday October 7th.

Our topics will include:

ALAN WIEDER will bring us up to date on ADSB in & out
and what options are available.
We will discuss our December Christmas Party.
Progress/Status of new flying club.
Review of Airventure
How to get Solidworks software
Chapter Resources
Pitot/Static instrument setup

At the South End of Creswell Airport at the EAA31 clubhouse. Invite some people that don’t usually attend our meetings.

Burgers, dogs, salad & drinks 6:00 PM $5.00
Meeting 7:00 PM $0.00
Bridget & Virgil are BACK! YEAAAAH!

John Kuehl Ch 31 president

PS: Next Month (Nov 2nd) the PRESIDENT of Dynon Avionics will educate is on the magic of how all this digital cockpit stuff actually works.