Apr 28

May EAA Chapter 31 meeting

Just a reminder that we will be having our May Chapter 31 meeting next week, May 4th at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell airport at 7:00pm. We will be having dinner at 6:00pm, cost is $8.00.

Brendan with Crazed Pilot will be making a return visit to show us some of his other products he sells, such LED lighting, head sets and other products.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Apr 12

April Saturday breakfast 4/16/2022

After a two year break, Chapter 31 will be having our Saturday breakfast at our club house beginning at 9:00am at the south end of the Creswell airport. We will be having bacon, eggs and pancakes, cost will be $8:00. Bill Dewey has done the shopping and stocked the refrigerator, we are ready.

Please come early to help set up and begin cooking.

Apr 12

Meeting Minutes from the 4/6/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 4/6/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:00PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 11 Members and 5 guests in attendance.

Dinner was prepared by Past President Pat Dodson, Eric Farry and President Rod Johnson, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, Cookies and a drink- for $8.!!

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order and after the pledge of Allegiance, asked everyone in attendance to rise and introduce themselves and the project/airplanes they are involved with at the present time. Guests included Peter Kolek, John Parker (former airline pilot and now builder of an RV-8), Malachi Lock (New CFI from LCC) and our guest speaker for the evening, Brendon Omara and his wife Jessica.

Rod then asked Brendon to come up and give his presentation. He is involved in a company called Crazedpilot.com in Salem that has a full motion simulator (in addition to a bunch of products for You Tubers) and gave a talk about Proficiency Vs. Currency. He asked for a show of hands from those in attendance regarding their currency, training they have received and a few other parameters. He noted that when in an emergency your muscle memory (Procedural memory times repetition)  is your best (if not only) hope of a good result. This focused emergency based proficiency raining is key to that outcome and his company provides it. His web site (crazedpilot.com/sim) has the information you will need to get started with them. The cost for initial emergency training is $195 for a 2 hour sim session.

Rod then brought the groups attention to a correction and explanation document he has been working on that reviews the “FAA Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge-VFR”. Anyone who has an interest should see Rod. Lots of work went into this! Rod also offered to become the new YE Coordinator for this years 7/4 YE event.

It was decided to start with our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting in April. We asked for members to help and 4 people raised their hands! Walt Weischedel will bring his eggs and Bill Dewey will check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on April 16th at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! See you there!!

Treasurer Stout noted again that Dues for 2022 are due now, and that many of the folks in attendance have paid them. If you cannot attend the meetings (due to Covid or schedule), it would be much appreciated if you would send a check made out to “EAA Chapter 31” for $25 and send this to:

86277 Panorama Road, Springfield, OR  97478

The checkbook balance is now $1489.45 so we could really use the funds for our normal expenses.

Walt Weischedel then rose and showed the group his take on handles for files.

John Kuehl then showed us the most recent EAA National Chapter Video Magazine. Of interest was the 1 week wonder (build to fly) of a Sonix Waiex at this years Oshkosh Fly-In.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Apr 06

Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday April 6th

One thing I forgot to mention in regards to the meeting tonight, the Lane County Sheriffs Department is conducting training exorcises at the airport today. These exorcises will have NO impact on our meeting. I thought I should remind everyone so there is no alarm when you see all the police present.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Apr 05

Reminder, April Chapter 31 meeting

Just a reminder, we are having our Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00pm at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell Airport. We will be having hamburgers and hot dogs at 6:00 with the cost being $8.00.

Brendan O’Mara with Crazed Pilot will be giving a presentation on pilot currency.

We will need to discuss Young Eagles as well as re-starting our Saturday breakfasts beginning the 3rd Saturday of April.

I had mentioned that Shelly was going to give us an update on the runway paving. However she will not be able to make it as she will be out of town.

Hope to see everyone there.

Apr 03

Reminder, Chapter 31 meeting April 6th

Reminding everyone of our EAA Chapter 31 meeting on Wednesday April 6th at 7:00pm. We will be meeting at the Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

Please bring anything you may have to share or show and tell.

Brendon with Crazed Pilot will tell us about his company’s services for pilot currency.

Shelly Humble will be giving us update on the airport runway project.

Some initial coordination and discussion for the Young Eagles will also take place.

Please come early for dinner at 6:00, cost is $8.

Thank you, Rod Johnson