Aug 23

Young Eagles Pilot’s & Planes Needed This Sunday!

This weekend is the Albany Art and Air Festival. As a part of this festival, Infinite Air is hosting a Young Eagles event and is looking for pilots and planes to help out on Sunday, August 27 starting at 10:00. Tony Hann and others from the Albany area have been very gracious in helping us with our YE events and it would be really nice to reciprocate if your schedule permits. If you want to help, just show up at the Albany Airport Sunday morning. Make sure your Young Eagles status is up to date per EAA policy. 

Gary Ludeke

EAA Chapter 31

Aug 16

The British are coming! The British are coming!

Well – at least the British Car Club will be joining us for this Saturday’s pancake breakfast Sat Aug 19th.  In addition to talking airplanes and flying, we will get to see some pretty cool cars (excuse me, British a-u-t-o-m-o-b-i-l-e-s).  Hope to see some MG’s and Jag’s show up.  Expect about a dozen more folks than usual plus their their ground transportation devices.   9:00 AM till the food runs out or about 10:30 whichever comes first.  Coffee, OJ, Milk, Pancakes, Syrup, Butter, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, and fun fellowship.  All for $5.00 bucks!  What a deal.  See you there.  Bring a friend.

President John

Aug 11

Meeting Minutes from the 8/2/2017 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, August 2nd, 2017

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM with our wonderful hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt. We had Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato and Mac Salad, Baked Beans and Cookies for only $5!! Thanks again to Bridget and Virgil Pratt for being our cooks and hosts. See you at the next dinner/meeting!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:59 PM. 102 Degrees in the clubhouse!!
President John Kuehl and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present.

The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was then called to order. There were 16 members and guests in attendance.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, August 19th. 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. Thanks in advance for all the guys who show up and cook the meal!

Gary Ludeke gave an RV-3 update. Painting has begun with Alen Weider being chief painter. They have a deadline of September 23rd. to deliver it to the OAHS Museum in CG. It will be all white with some decals and displayed in the rafters of the museum.

Treasurer Stout gave a Financial Report noting that the club now has a balance of $3857 in part due to a nice contribution from the recent B-17 flight/tours that many of the members volunteered at.

Bill Dewey noted that the flying club (not affiliated with EAA Chapter 31) is now looking to major the C-150 engine of Rusty Bartel’s before proceeding with the purchase. It has a broken cam lifter. John Kuehl noted that he may have an engine they should look at before proceeding.

Tom Cunningham mentioned that the Stearman fly-in will be held at Cottage Grove on August 5th.

President John then began a presentation about “Practical Chemistry” and how to use it for aircraft work. A very informative handout was also passed around. Thanks John!!

The club then watched last months’ Chapter Video, as this months’ had not downloaded yet, and we did not show last month’s anyway.
There being no other business, President John then adjourned at 8:08 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasure

Aug 01

August 2017 Meeting Reminder

The good news is  – it is not expected to freeze tomorrow Wednesday Aug 2nd.  Rumor has it it will be quite the opposite, but don’t let that deter you from attending.  Burgers & dogs etc.  Practical Chemistry plus Monthly Chapter Video (if EAA headquarters gets it posted by tomorrow).  We’ll add some cooling fans to assist air flow across all our lifting surfaces.   Tomorrow Aug 2nd 2017.  Dinner 6:00 PM.  Meeting 7:00 PM at EAA 31 clubhouse at the South end of Hobby Field.  77S Creswell OR. 

See you there,  President John.