EAA284 Chapter Meeting June 13 2021

The June 2021 meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will be held on Sunday June 13, 2021 at Red Stewart Airfield (40I) at 2:30 PM. The meeting will probably be in the hanger. It’s time for member to update on their projects.

If you have pictures please put them on a memory stick so that they can be shared with the group. 

Local news: Dr. Bernard Berks, D.O., age 88, Senior AME died on June 4, 2021. Burial was on  Monday June 7, 2021 at Beth Abraham Commentary. Dr. Berks was well known in the Southwest Ohio aviation community. His family practice was in Germantown OH. His AME practice was in Batavia, OH. 

I have updated information on the midair collision that occurred near Denver (Centennial Airport, KAPA) on may 12. The preliminary NTSB report is quite interesting and there are lessons to be learned. 

We should have some discussion about chapter member attendance at AIrVenture (Oshkosh) this year. 

See you on Sunday at Red Stewart. 
Bob Luken, President
EAA Chapter 284
Red Stewart Airfield (40I) – Waynesville OH

Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop June 17-20

Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.

EAA Chapter 1227
Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop
Mount Sterling, KY
June 17 – 20, 2021

WHERE:
Mount Sterling/Montgomery County Airport
709 Airport Rd.
Mount Sterling, KY 40353

CONTACT :
Jan Puetthoff, President
859-312-6314 or eaachapter1227@gmail.com

EAA284 Chapter Meeting May 16 2021

The May meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Meeting time as usual will be 2:30 PM. Location Chapter Hanger at Red Stewart Airfield.  Please note that this is the 3rd Sunday of the month rather than our usual 2nd Sunday. It has been chapter practice move the meeting because of Mother’s Day. 

I plan to show a video that I shot on October 1, 2009 at Huffman Prairie of two flights of Mark Dusenberry’s flights in his 1905 Wright Model III. The first flight was successful and shows the recovery of the aircraft and return to the launch rail. Unfortunately the 2nd flight ended in a crash, severely injuring Mark. The final few seconds of the flight clearly show the stability problems inherent in the early Wright designs. 

EDIT 5/13/2021: The State of Ohio and CDC are relaxing mask and social distancing guidelines. This should make the logistics for our Fly In and pancake breakfast much easier. Because we will essentially be meeting outside masks are optional.

Bob Luken, President, EAA Chapter 284
Red Stewart Airfield (40I)
Waynesville, OH 

Funday Sunday with EAA Chapter 48

EAA CHAPTER 48 (Moraine Airpark) will hold its annual Funday Sunday, Pancake Breakfast and Fly In od Sunday, May 2, 2021. Come spend the day with EAA chapter 48 at the 62nd Annual Funday Sunday Fly-In on May 2, 2021 at Moraine Airpark (I73) in Moraine, Ohio. Historically the first fly in of the season in southwest Ohio, Funday Sunday will host a large assortment of homebuilt, classic, and vintage airplanes.

Chapter 48 is working hard to make Funday Sunday a fun and safe event compliant with local COVID-19 safety protocols. It’s a great day to chat with the pilots and spend the day with other aviation friends! There will be breakfast and lunch as well as the opportunity for airplane rides!

EAA284 Chapter Meeting March 14 2021

The March meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will be held on Sunday, March 14th at 2:30 PMBecause of COVID 19 restriction we will be meeting away from the airport. Our meeting location is at the Full Gospel Tabernacle, 8551 Ferry Rd. Waynesville, OH. 45068. Park in the back of the parking lot. There’s a side entrance in back directly into the fellowship hall. Meeting signs will be posted. If you get lost call me at 937-602-7418

DIRECTIONS:

From the South, East or West:
Take Route 73 the intersection of Rt 73 and Rt 42
From Red Stewart go North on Route 42
Go North on Route 42 to North St, turn left on North St.
At the Waynesville schools North St will curve to the right and change names to Dayton Street
Dayton Street will change names again to Lytle Rd. Lytle Rd will change names to Ferry Rd.
The church will be on the left side of the road.

From the South Dayton, Centerville area:
Take Alex-Bell Rd (Route 725) east from Route 48
Turn right on Clyo Rd, take Clyo Rd south to Social Row Rd.
Turn left onto Social Row Rd which will bend to the left and become Ferry Rd
Continue on Ferry Rd. The church will be on the right.

From Xenia take RT 42 south to North St and turn right, follow the above directions.

We will have a TV and high speed internet available. If you have photos or document to share please put then on a flash drive or bring a computer with an HDMI output.

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EAA284 Chapter Meeting Feb 14 2021

Our FEBRUARY CHAPTER MEETING will be Sunday February 14th 2:30 PM.  Our chapter meeting will be held off-site at a building currently being rented by Rod Thompson for his new business. The location has heat, lights and a bathroom and is near the Middletown airport. At this time we will not have internet service available or a TV. The address is 1513 Germanton Rd. (SR 4) and is at the same place as last month’s meeting. 

DIRECTIONS:
From the north come down route 4, cross the river, pass the southeast corner of the airport and go a little less than 1/4 mile. There is a traffic light at Wilbraham Road. The building is on the left, brick, and the shop is last door on the left. It’s across from a Marathon station.  There is parking on the side and in the back.  From the east take 73 from I-75, thru Franklin and follow 73 down the river. Rte 73 is 4 lane divided there. Go to Germantown road (route 4) and turn right.  There is a Shell station on the corner. Go about 1/8 mile and the shop is on the right. It’s a brick building. We have heat, a bathroom.

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EAA284 Chapter Meeting Jan 10 2021


Our January chapter meeting (Sunday, January 10th 2:30 PM ) will be held off-site at a building currently being rented by Rod Thompson for his new business. the location has heat, lights and a bathroom. The location is very near the Middletown airport. At this time we will not have internet service available or a TV.  The address is 1513 Germanton Rd. (SR 4).

DIRECTIONS:
From the north come down route 4, cross the river, pass the southeast corner of the airport and go a little less than 1/4 mile. There is a traffic light at Wilbraham Road. The building is on the left, brick, and the shop is last door on the left. It’s across from a Marathon station.  There is parking on the side and in the back.  From the east take 73 from I-75, thru Franklin and follow 73 down the river. Rte 73 is 4 lane divided there. Go to Germantown road (route 4) and turn right.  There is a Shell station on the corner. Go about 1/8 mile and the shop is on the right. It’s a brick building. We have heat, a bathroom.

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EAA284 Chapter Meeting Nov 8 2020

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its November chapter meeting on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Our meeting location will be at Bob Wilson’s home rather than at Red Stewart Airfield. Time is our usual 2:30 PM meeting time. Do note that Greenfield is quite a ways from Waynesville. Get out your GPS and plan for a longer drive.

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We did visit Bob’s place a few years ago to look at the progress on his Champ restoration. Bob’s address is:
Robert l. Wilson
7521 Stafford Rd.
Greenfield, Ohio 45123 

A program topic what to look for when buying a basket case. Will also go over what needs to be done on Tailwind. Takes him about 40 min. from here to Waynesville. Bob says that he can provide coffee pie ice tea etc.  (See Bob’s email regarding the meeting for phone numbers. )

See everybody on Sunday. 
Bob Luken

EAA284 Chapter Meeting Oct 11 2020

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its October 2020 Chapter Meeting on Sunday, October 11th. Time 2:30 PM at the chapter hanger at Red Stewart Airfield (40I) 

Last month Tim and I set up a Wi-Fi range extender. It is now possible to connect with the Stewart’s Wi-Fi in the hanger.

Its time to think about chapter officers for 2021. We still have $75.00 in Young Eagles credit from last you. This money must be spent soon. The requirement is that the money must be spent on something that supports the Young Eagles program. This requirement is interpreted rather broadly. 

October may be the last month this year when we can meet in the hanger. We should explore ideas for alternate meeting locations. The weather for Sunday looks to be sunny in the low to mid-70’s. The is a possibility that we may have some rain or wind as an after-effect of Hurricane Delta. The Hurricane is expected to this the Louisiana/Texas coast on Friday morning as a category 2 so effects this far North will probably minimal. 

See folks on Sunday. 
Bob LukenPresident, EAA Chapter 284 – Red Stewart Airfield (40I)
Waynesville OH

EAA Chapter 284 Meeting September 13 2020

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its September chapter meeting on Sunday, September 13th at Red Stewart Airfield Time 2:30 PM. We will be meeting at the hanger. 

EAA Chapter 974 will hold an outdoor movie this Saturday at their hanger at Butler Regional Airport,Time 7:30 – 10:30 The movie is 1941 There will be a taco food truck for eats.

Last year our chapter earned $75.00 in Young Eagle credits. We had voted to donate the money to Chapter 48 so they could send a young person to Air Camp. Air Camp was cancelled this year so the money stays with us. The main stipulation is that the money must be spent on something that helps support Young Eagle activities. The guidelines are pretty loose. We should discuss how the spend the money at out meeting. We also have plans to install a range extender so that we can receive WI-FI signals in the hanger. 

Bob Luken