EAA284 Chapter Meeting March 10 2013

The March meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will be Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at Red Stewart Airfield. We will be be having pizza again.

Hopefully a members only area of our website can be set up in the near future. This will be an area where members can share information with other member that they generally would not want to be made public.

Last month I shared a proposal for a membership information survey that was well received. I am attaching a copy of the survey in MS Word format. You can fill in the for and return it by email as an attachment. The information cells are expandable, so don’t worry about space limitations. The information provided will be in the members only area. Additionally members who have paid their dues will receive a copy of the information provided.

EAA Chapter 48, Moraine Airpark will be holding the annual Funday Sunday Fly In and Pancake Breakfast on Sunday May 5, 2013. THis will be their 54th fly in. It may be the longest continuing fly in in the country.

A few days ago I received an email from Warren County Airport. They were forwarding a concern from Ozone Zipline Adventures at YMCA Camp Kern. On Monday, March 4th at about 4:30 PM a small white aircraft with a maroon stripe was observed flying down the Little Miami River Valley going over and under their ziplines. They have two sets of ziplines cables that are about 200 feet above the river.

FAR 91.119 prescribes minimum safe altitudes.
91.119 Minimum safe altitudes; general
Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes;
(a) ·Anywhere. ·An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.
(b) ·Over congested areas. ·Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2.000 feet of the aircraft.
(c) ·Over other than congested areas.
An altitude of 500 feet above the surface except over open water or
sparsely populated areas. In that case, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.
(d) ·Helicopters. ·Helicopters may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed In paragraph  (b) or (c) of this section if the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface. In addition, each person operating a helicopter shall comply with routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the Administrator.
See everyone on Sunday.
Bob Luken
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