Meeting Minutes from the 6/1/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 6/1/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:03PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 16 Members and 3 guests in attendance. Guests John Parker (former airline pilot and now builder of an RV-8), Dan Hogan and Ben Grubb our guest speakers for the evening. Welcome to all!!

Dinner was prepared by President Rod Johnson, Secretary Stout and Paul Beuhler, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, Cookies and a drink- for $8.00!!

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order. He had the guests in attendance introduce themselves then he asked for any old business.  The YE preparations were discussed. 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 on a truck and heading this way. 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. Thanks Shelly

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 June 18th at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! We may be hosting a lot of the folks who are participating in the Emergency Prep exercise that is going on at the same time. See you there!!

The checkbook balance is now $1442.52 so don’t forget to send you money in for dues if you haven’t already.

There being no other business, President Johnson introduced Dan Hogan, Head Supervisor at the FAA Control tower at Mahlon Sweet Airport. Dan gave a very nice Q and A session with questions ranging from radar coverage to No-transponder procedures for inbound traffic. He noted that you can call the tower at 541-607-4630 for information or to schedule a tour.  Thanks Dan!

After Dan’s talk, President Johnson introduced Chapter 1457 President Ben Grubb. Ben gave a video presentation of the 60 Minutes segment on manned EVTOL aircraft now in development. After that segment, he showed a couple of YouTube videos on other craft not mentioned and finally a homebuilt effort that also carried a person. Overall, the thrust (no pun intended) of the development of EVTOL’s revolves around the battery life and strength. As this challenge is overcome, more and more of these aircraft will find acceptance and be built by factories and homebuilders. Thanks Ben!!

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:45PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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