Jun 15

Saturday Breakfast

A reminder that we will be having our Saturday breakfast this this week, June 18th at 9:00am at the EAA Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. Cost will be $8:00 for bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice. Also included will be some great people to visit with.

Also, we will need some help for cooking, please come early.

Jun 06

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

Jun 03

Young Eagle Flights

EAA Chapter 31 is going to be giving Young Eagles Flights on Monday, July 4th and we need pilots and ground volunteers.

At this point I think we have five pilots, Ray Morse, Randy Stout, Mat Northway, Dave Cole and Pat Dodson to give rides.

Please let myself or Rod know if there is anyone I missed or if you would like to fly kids.

Reminder; We do need to be current with EAA’s Youth Protection Training and background check.

On a different note, I have a cabinet in my hanger that I’m going to get rid of. It is aprox. 48″ tall x 93″ long and 14″ deep. If you think you want it let me know, it’s free. Pat Dodson, 541-968-3253.

May 30

June EAA Chapter 31 meeting

Good morning everyone. Just a reminder that we will be having our June meeting on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00pm. Location is at the Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. We will be having dinner at 6:00pm with a cost of $8.00.

Ben Grubb of EAA Chapter 1456 will be giving a presentation on eVTOL’s that will be very interesting and informative. You don’t want to miss this.

Please come early so you can visit and catch up with everone.

May 25

Chapter 31 June 1st meeting

We are having our EAA Chapter 31 June meeting on Wednesday 6/1/2022 at 7:00pm at the chapter club house at the sout end of the Creswell airport. Dinner will be at 6:00pm with at cost of $8.00.

We will be having a presentation Ben Grubb about eVTOL technology, it’s current state and the big companies involved. Ben is a very enthusiastic and fun guy. I think everyone will enjoy his presentation and won’t want to miss this.

May 16

Saturday Breakfast, May 21, 2022

Reminder, we will be having our Saturday Breakfast, May 21, beginning at 9:00am

Breakfast will be at the EAA Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport

with a cost of $8:00. Breakfast will include bacon, sausage, eggs, hotcakes, coffee and juice.

Hope to see a good turnout.

May 08

Meeting Minutes from the 5/4/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 5/4/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:10PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 13 Members and 5 guests in attendance. Guests were John Parker (former airline pilot and now builder of an RV-8), Aaron Maccabee and our guest speaker for the evening, Brendon Omara and his wife Jessica.  Aaron Maccabee joined the group after the meeting ended. Welcome!!

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 asked for any old business.  There being none, he asked for new business.

John Kuehl rose and mentioned that next meeting we will have Chapter 1457 President Ben Grubb here to present a program on Drones.

Jim Origliosso then spoke about his efforts with the Lane Country Disaster Response group. They will be holding a simulated event at the clubhouse on June 18th where they will be flying in about 10,000lbs of food as a trial to see how well it can be handled and distributed out in the event of a disaster. They will be flying it out to various charities throughout the coast on light aircraft. He asked for volunteers to help with logistics and flying the food. Please contact him at 541-521-7884 if you can help.

Gary Ludeke then spoke about his recent induction into the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (founded in 1955 with the likes of Chuck Yeager etc.)  He is one of the few civilians who has had this honor. Great job Gary!!

Rod then asked Brendon to come up and give his presentation. He is involved in a company in Salem that has a full motion simulator (in addition to a bunch of products for You Tubers) and gave a quick update talk about Proficiency Vs. Currency. He then sent around the room several of his products that they make and sell on the web site (crazedpilot.com) They included standard and ANR headsets, gel cups, mic muffs, strobe controllers and sun-screens. He then gave out some swag to a lucky few.  Thanks again for coming down and showing us your stuff!

As you probably know, we have started our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Therefore, we need members to help make the fixins’. Walt Weischedel will bring his eggs and Bill Dewey will check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on May 21st at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! See you there!!

The checkbook balance is now $ 1343.26 so don’t forget to send your money in for dues if you haven’t already.

John Kuehl then showed us the most recent EAA National Chapter Video Magazine.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:15PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

May 02

May EAA Chapter 31 meeting

Reminder, we are having our Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00pm at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

Dinner will be at 6:00pm with a cost of $8.00.

We will be having another presentation by Brendan with Crazed Pilot out of Salem. He will be showing us some of the other products he offers such as LED lighting and others.

The June meeting will be a presentation by Alan Weider on his RV-9 build that he just completed (and is, by the way, for sale). This should be a very interesting presentation.

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