Jul 29

August Meeting Reminder

EAA Chapter 31 will be having our August meeting on Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00pm at the chapter club house at the south end of Creswell airport. We will be serving dinner at 6:00pm with a cost of $8.

We will be having Dr. David Ullman as a guest speaker, Emeritus Professor, Oregon State University. He will be speaking about the development of electric airplanes. What mature electric aircraft look like, what missions they will fly and how the will fly are still a question.

You won’t want to miss this.

I hope to see a good turn out for this meeting.

Jul 17

Meeting Minutes from the 7/5/2022 Meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 7/5/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 6:59 PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 15 Members in attendance. Former Guest John Parker (former airline pilot and now builder of an RV-8) has become the newest Chapter 31 Member. Welcome to all!!

Dinner was prepared by President Rod Johnson, Past President Pat Dodson and Paul Beuhler, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, fruit and leaf salads, Chips, Cookies and a drink- for $8.00!! Next month we may be having another Costco Casserole, so watch your emails for notice.

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order. He asked for any old business.  The YE event just concluded on July 4th was the topic of conversation and critique. The club made preparations on July 2nd, and did it ever show! This was one of the best run YE events we have had, with over 50 YE’s flown and 10 given Rain Checks for a future flight at our next breakfast meeting. Between Rod Johnson, Shelly Humble and Mai Messer (along with all the other volunteers) we had a safe and I am sure, very memorable day for both the pilots and the kids.

 Thanks to Bill Dewey, who did not fly but acted as Air Boss and was generous enough to loan Gary Ludeke his 172 when the 172 that Gary was flying had an electrical malfunction. An much thanks to the ground crew of Don, Mat, Jason, Rod (and I know I am forgetting someone) for making the smooth transition from one rider to another. Everyone believes that the Saturday meeting before the event was the reason everything went so well (along with almost perfect weather!!) Next year improvements include having a cone placed with a Letter on it so that the YE’s know where to stay until their number is called, and signs to place in front of the waiting folks that say “Do not touch the airplanes unless the pilot OK’s it” and “Stay away from aircraft on startup”. We should also put up more snow fence to keep people from wandering over to the open hangars, and we could use a few more spare runners (who couldn’t!)

 Then our airport manager, Shelly Humble made an entrance and gave us her report on the building activity that will be occurring this fall on the runway. It will be closed from August 15th to September 28th. There will not be any billing to hangar tenants during this time. The emergency generators that the airport has ordered are now here and about to be installed. She has several grants that will be funded this year and early next. The plan is to construct another row of T hangars and have a bathroom in the building. She noted that we had 82 Pre-Registered YE’s and 44 walk-ins. Thanks Shelly as always

We have started our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Therefore, we need members to help make the fixings.  Walt Weischedel will bring his eggs and Bill Dewey will check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on July 16th at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! We will be flying the Rain Check YE’s, so everyone who is qualified should bring their airplane. See you there!!

The checkbook balance is now $1697.52 so we are gaining a bit now that we are having breakfast again.

There being no other business, President Johnson introduced former member Allen Weider, (Chapter 1457 member now), who gave a great presentation on re-building an RV-9 that he acquired. He had already built an RV-8 and RV-12 so he thought this might be pretty quick. Boy was he wrong! Almost everything on the airplane needed to be re-done. He spent an enormous amount of time and effort and was finally able to finish it and sell it. Thanks for the great slides of the before and after. He is quite a craftsman!

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:30PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Jul 15

Saturday Breakfast July 16, 2022

Sorry for the late reminder. We are having our Saturday breakfast tomorrow at 9:00am. The cost is $8.00 and we will be serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice.

We are also flying some Young Eagles who were not able to fly on the 4th of July. There are about 8-10 kids that have responded to Shelly Humble reaching out to them. We are hoping to start flying about 10am.

Hopefully we have a good crowd

Jul 05

July meeting reminder

We will be having our July meeting on July 6th at 7:00pm at the Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. Dinner will be at 6:00pm with a cost of $8.00.

Alan Weider will be giving a presentation on his recently completed RV-9 build that promises to be both informative and entertaining.

A big thanks to President Rod Johnson and all of the volunteers for doing an outstanding job at the July 4th Young Eagles event. We do need to single out airport manager Shelly Humble for her involvement and help, it was very much appreciated and thanks to her, we had a very successful and fun day. GREAT

Jul 01

Meeting Reminder!

Just wanted to remind everyone that we are having the Young Eagles 4th of July organization meeting tomorrow, Saturday July 2nd at 10am. We will be meeting at the Chapter 31 clubhouse at the south end of the Creswell airport Anyone who is planning to participating is asked to attend if possible.

Another reminder. We are planning on having our regular Chapter 31 Meeting on Wednesday, July 6th at 7pm with dinner at 6. Alan Weider is going to do a presentation on his RV9 project he just completed and sold.