Oct 29

EAA 31 November 2017 Meeting

Wednesday Nov 1st. On the docket will be the results of the findings of the nominating committee. (sounds like a real Russian election), and we need to decide what we are going to do for the Christmas party next month. Nov. Chapter Video if available.

This month the 1st Wednesday of the month IS the 1st of the month this month. We will be focusing on EDUCATION this meeting. So – you will either be bored out of your skulls – or – learn some really useful stuff like:

Grip lock ties, and Excellent corrosion protection by just cleaning the aluminum surfaces on your project. Better, more permanent, grounding. Eliminating safety wiring. Better, smoother, cheaper control cables. Weird tools for turnbuckles. Nerdy stuff for documenting your project with your cellphone. Cutting Aircraft plywood. How to secure poly fuel lines with simple standoffs that won’t crimp the line. Easy Pitot static fittings. Hot wire cutter construction.

If that’s not enough, we’ll see tips on Tig welding, Tig welding accessories. Easy ways to fit fishmouth tubing. Better key switch installation, New nerdy angle measurement and transfer.

Menu not yet finalized but you can be sure it will be good and tasty.

WHEN: This Wednesday the 1st of November 6:00 PM Dinner. 7:00 PM Meeting

WHERE: EAA 31 Hanger/clubhouse, South end of Hobby Field, Creswell Airport.

WHY: Cause this is what we do. Building and flying Aircraft is what we are about.

HOW: Any way we can, anywhere we can.

WHO: EAA members and friends. Bring a friend. Bring lots of friends.

HOW MUCH: $5.00 each for the 1st 30 minutes (the meal) and the rest is FREE.

President John

Oct 18

Meeting Minutes for the October 4th, 2017 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, October 4th, 2017

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM without our wonderful hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt but with John and Ruth Kuehl stepping up. We had sloppy joes with coleslaw, chips, drinks and Cookies for only $5? Thanks again to. See you at the next dinner/meeting!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:53 PM. 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 15 members and guests in attendance. The guests included Mark Solowinski, who is building a Wagabond; He lives in the area for 6 months and in Flagstaff for the rest of the year. The other guest was our speaker, Mike Pungercar.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, October 21st. 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!

President Kuehl asked for volunteers for the election committee. He got hands from Gary Ludeke and Rod Johnson, and volunteered himself as a third.

Gary Ludeke gave an RV-3 update. Painting is still the biggest topic, with a local body shop (Wright Body) being asked if they can help. We still plan to deliver it to the OAHS Museum in CG this spring. It will be all white with some decals.

Walter Weischedel has put out mouse bait and it appears to be very effective.

Treasurer Stout gave a Financial Report noting that the club now has a balance of $3437

It was noted that we should all go to WWW.atcnotforsale.com and register our opinion about keeping the ATC out of private hands.

With no other new or old business, Pres. John turned the meeting over to our speaker, Mike Pungercar. Mike is the founder of the local Honor Flight program, with several hundred veterans having made the trip to DC to date, and has written a book “The Promise Kept” about his fathers’ exploits as a crew member on a B-17 flying from England to Europe during the bombing of the Nazi’s. He put on a very good picture presentation of the daily activities of these bomber crews and fighter pilots. No one in the audience came away less than impressed with the courage and strength that these crews displayed during this awful time. Thanks Mike!!

There being no other business, President John then adjourned at 8:01 PM

respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Oct 02

EAA 31 October Meeting Notice

We have a real treat this month. I just heard an excellent presentation (at our sister chapter 1457) by Mike Pungercar. It’s the story of life and death in the 91st Bomb Group (H) in the 8th Air Force in WWII. Mike recounts the experiences of his dad, Frank Pungercar Jr, flying missions from England over Germany. He wrote a book about it. Both the presentation and the book are F A S C I N A T I N G! You don’t want to miss this one! He has over 100 photos of stuff you haven’t seen (or known about). It is living History. Some of you may have met Mike when the EAA’s Aluminum Overcast was at EUG in June. He also heads up the veterans honor flights to Washington DC. Mike is an illustrious speaker. You will enjoy hearing him. It will be great!

Wednesday October 4th

Bridget Pratt will be caring for Virgil (hurt his back – keep him in your prayers) so My Ruthie Goodwife will have “Sloppy Joe’s” and her great “peanut slaw” to feed out tummies.

6:00 PM Dinner $5.00

7:00 PM Meeting

Bring a friend. Bring lots of friends.

President John