Nov 28

Clean-up/ Set-up crew needed, December 7th at 9:00am

We will be having a clean-up/set-up session on Wednesday morning, December 7th at 9:00am for our evening joint Christmas party with Chapter 1457. We have a tree, lights and various other decorations to set up, along with tables and chairs, etc. Location is the EAA Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

Nov 16

November Saturday Breakfast

We will be meeting this Saturday, November 19th at 9:00am for breakfast at the EAA chapter 31 club house located at the south end of the Creswell airport. Cost is $8.00 per plate and the menu will be bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice.

We will also need to have a meeting along with breakfast to make some decisions regarding a Christmas dinner. Chapter 1457 has contacted us to see if we would like to participate in a joint party using our club house as we have done the past several years. They are a really good bunch of guys and it has been a lot of fun in the past.

Nov 14

Pictures from the EAA Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Here are some pictures from the last EAA meeting, which was highlighted by the bestowing from the FAA to our own Gary Ludeke of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.

The FAA gave Gary a complete copy of his FAA records, a certificate of achievement and a Plaque. Chapter 31 gave Gary a nice glass plaque also commemorating the event. We all had Pizza for dinner (Thanks to the efforts of Sandy Ludeke and Bill and Dee Dewey) and a decorated Cake for dessert. The cake was 2 fold; both a recognition of the event and a birthday cake, as Gary became a flying Octogenarian on the 1st. of November.

The Christmas party was the only business discussed, and it appears that we will host Chapter 1457 at the clubhouse just like last year. They will bring the meat and we will provide the accoutrements. The date will be decided at the Breakfast meeting this Saturday the 19th of November. See you there!!

Part of the crowd of 55 people who attended
Gary and the EAA Chapter 31 award
The FAA giving Gary his plaque
Nov 08

EAA Chapter 31 Notice

There will be memorial service for former chapter 31 member Rusty Bartel on Saturday, November 12th at the Creswell Presbyterian Church at 75 S. 4th Street at 11:30.

Nov 01

November meeting reminder

EAA chapter 31 will be having our monthly meeting tomorrow November 2nd at 7:00pm with a celebration for Gary Ludeke beginning at 6:00pm. We are meeting at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. We will be serving pizza for dinner and the cost will be $8.00 per plate.

Gary and Sandy Ludeke would like to invite all of you to the Wednesday, November 2 Chapter 31 regular monthly meeting where Gary will be presented with the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This is in recognition of Gary being an active certificated pilot for over 50 years with no accidents, incidents or FAR violations on his record. Mr. Curt Cowley from the Portland FSDO will make the presentation. This being a regular meeting, dinner will be served beginning at 6 p.m. ($8.00/person – all you can eat). Gary and Sandy will be providing a cake for dessert. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. In order for the chapter to estimate the amount of food required please RSVP by Friday, October 28 to Gary’s email ( or text or call Sandy at 541-895-2667.