Sep 29

EAA 31 October Meeting

EAA 31 October 3rd (Wednesday) Meeting notice.
Todd Hamilton (Creswell School District) will share developments regarding “flight sciences” program NEXT month (Nov 7th)
Wednesday night we will: (A) Get an update from Shelly Humble, our airport manager on improvements to Creswell Airport taxiways etc. (B) Gary ludeke will share on OAHS activities. (C) Video “Why Lightsport Airplanes suffer so many crashes” Video ” Folding Wings” on an experimental. Video “Easy access to the backside of a homebuilt Instrument Panel” Video “How to Pick the Best Engine for your Experimental”

Time permitting,   Monthly Chapter Video Magazine. When the meeting is over, if you want to stay, a short Inspirational video by Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame football coach.

Who: EAA Members and guests. What: EAA 31 Meeting.  When: Wednesday Oct 3rd. Dinner 6:00 PM, Meeting 7:00 PM    Where: EAA Hangar, S end of Hobby Field, Creswell Airport. Why: Cause we love flying and airplanes. How Much? : Dinner only $8:00 bucks. the rest (Meeting and Fellowship) is FREE!
See you there.
Pres John

Sep 13

EAA 31 Breakfast this Saturday 9/15/18

All you can eat Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Butter, Coffee, Milk, Orange Juice, Hot Chocolate and fellowship with other aviation people – All for $8.00 bucks.  If we have Pilots, Planes,  Young Eagles and their Parents/Guardians available along with good weather – we could get in some YE flights.  If you flew more than one YE on the 4th of July and haven’t yet received your Avgas fuel voucher, please be there for same. 9:00 AM Saturday at EAA 31 Clubhouse/Hangar – Hobby Field – Creswell Airport.  Bring a friend.

Pres John

Sep 12


Cassandra Barrong asked me to forward this invitation to those chapter members who participated in the restoration of the RV3. Please RSVP to Cassandra directly by 9/19 at one of the two phone numbers listed below. I plan to attend. . . . . . Gary Ludeke



We at OAHS would like to extend our gratitude and thanks for your help and participation with a lunch on us!
Please join us in the museum hangar, Friday, September 21st at 1pm 
for a steak lunch to celebrate all the hard work that goes into events and the restoration shop! 
Lunch, door prizes, new displays! 
Please rsvp to Cassandra by Wednesday 9/19- we hope to see you there!
Cassandra Barrong
Executive Director
541-613-0399 Mobile
541-767-0244 Office
Sep 10

Minutes from the 9/5/2018 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, September 5th, 2018

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM with Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, huge amounts of apple pie and a drink for only $8! Thanks to Charlie Walker and Tom Cunningham and all the guys for helping out.

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance lead by President John Kuehl at 7:01 PM. (Vice President Gary Ludeke was off on his 50th wedding anniversary trip and therefore absent) Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout was also present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was then called to order. There were 23 members and guests in attendance. Among the Guests was Noah Forest, who owns Brooks Auto Doctor and is interested in starting an aircraft project. Also our newest member’s family, the Messers (Shaomei and the 3 kids) were here in force. Welcome to all!!

The President then had all the members and guests in attendance quickly introduce themselves and give a short comment related to their aviation activities.
President John then gave out fuel vouchers for all the YE pilots who flew kids this year. If you didn’t get yours yet, please contact John ASAP. They are good until November 18th.

Doug Kindred then spoke about the RV-3 dedication at the OAHM museum in Cottage Grove the weekend before. It was well attended and Richard VanGrunsven spoke at length about his history and that of the RV-3. He thanked everyone who was able to attend. The OAHM in CG also hosted the Great Oregon Homebuilt fly-in on that Labor Day weekend.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, September 15th. Come out to the clubhouse in the AM and pay $8 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!

Secretary Stout then reminded the group about name tags. Everyone in attendance should have their name tag on, just to make sure we get to know each other better. Also, the check book balance is $3359.48

Rod Johnson then rose to present his current project, a cloth aviators helmet that fit around a pair of David Clark headsets. It was well made and a compliment to his skills.

Charlie Walker then suggested we review our YE procedures. His suggestions and others in the group revolved around getting a working PA system to announce to the groups (waiting for their turns) that they were up, and perhaps we could commandeer the Courtesy Car to run kids down to the airplanes that were waiting for riders. More volunteers are what is really needed and then the training to go with them. John will try to make these both happen prior to our next YE flying event. It was also suggested that we could fly YE’s every breakfast.

President John was asked to talk to Shelly Humble, (our airport manager), about paving the section of taxiway that is near our north door so that airplanes could make a loop for loading/unloading YE’s. He will also talk to Dorothy Schick about running a “Flying Start” program out of the hangar. He held up a brochure that EAA national has given for this purpose.

John also gave a quick Oshkosh report — he was blown away by the Fireworks show and the Drone show each night!

Darrell Durossette rose to ask if we could have more hands-on seminars or presentations during our meetings. He offered to provide materials and lesson plans to help this along. He also noted that there will be a shortage of both pilots and mechanics in the very near future, so this career path is an excellent choice for those who aren’t sure what they want to do with their lives. Our speaker next month is expected to be Todd Hamilton from the Creswell School District. He will be able to talk about the plans for aviation that they are working on for the students this year.

There being no further business, President John put the EAA Chapter Video on the screen and we enjoyed another great presentation.

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

respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Sep 09

RV-7 Empennage and Tools for Sale

I have an RV7/7A empennage and miscellaneous aircraft tools I’ed like to sell.
Asking $600.00.
Ted Winchel
& 541 419-3153, Bend, OR


Sep 05

Tonight’s the Night EAA31

Eat dinner – bring friends – bring thoughts – bring ideas – have fun – talk airplane stuff.

Pres John

Sep 02

EAA 31 September 2018 Meeting notice

EAA 31 September 2018 Meeting Notice. Wed 9/5/18. Dinner 6:00 PM Meeting 7:00 PM $8.00. Burgers, dogs, drinks, salad & dessert. WE NEED A VOLUNTEER GRILLMASTER TO SHOW UP EARLY.
If you missed the RV3 dedication at OAHS Saturday, you missed very good talks from Vans Founder Richard Van Grunsven on the history of the RV series and from Gary Ludeke on the restoration.
OPEN MIKE NIGHT. We want input from EVERYBODY. Discuss your project and/or sound off on anything you want about how to improve EAA31. Some of the other items we might cover include:
Brief OshKosh review.
Review 4th of July YE flights. What should we do better? What can we add? What can we do without?
Getting younger people involved.
Young Eagles – after every Sat breakfast, weather permitting. Parent/Guardian comes to the breakfast with YE. Flights after Breakfast.
Web site – Facebook – Twitter. Where the younger generations live.
Clothing/Jacket EAA31 Patches. Magazines at Barber, Dentist, Dr, etc.
Flying start video.
Ground school. Sporty’s