EAA284 Chapter meeting Nov 10 2013

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its November 2013 Chapter meeting on Sunday, November 10, 2013 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield.

As discussed at last month’s meeting this will be an opportunity for members to share progress on their projects. Bob will have a digital projector so members who have pictures to share should bring them on a flash drive.

Dues for 2014 are now due and can be paid at the chapter meeting or a check made payable to EAA Chapter 284 can be mailed to Rich Corbett. We also need to elect Chapter officers for 2014. I know that there seems to be little interest in assuming a chapter office. We are mostly volunteers. If you would like to fill a chapter office let one of the current officers know.

Coming up on Saturday, November 9th is an auction for aircraft parts and tools that were owned by Gary Collins. There are some machine tools, and engine parts for a Continental O-300 and it appears that there is a core engine, plus some additional parts. The auction will begin at 10 AM at Gary’s hanger at O’Bannon Creek Aerodrome (OH66 http://www.airnav.com/airport/OH66). They have a turf runaway, 3500’ x 80’. Street address is 6889 Goshon Rd. Goshen, OH 45122.

EAA284 Chapter Meeting Oct 13 2013

The October EAA Chapter 284 chapter meeting will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013, 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield.

Weather permitting Chapter member Tom Johnson is scheduled to bring his recently completed Steen Skybolt to the meeting. The first test flight was August 17th

Tim Carrier has recently purchased a Fisher Flying Products Super Koala. The Super Kola is a wood and fabric side-by-side seat aircraft. Currently he has the aircraft at his home. It needs some minor repairs before flying. He is looking for hanger space so he can assemble and test fly his plane. Continue reading

Preparing for the 2013 Taildragger Fly-In

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The annual Taildragger Fly-In is about a week away and the airport activities being with the Stewart’s open house and air show at 4 PM on Saturday. Our EAA284 chapter will be meeting at the hanger about noon on Saturday to clean the hanger and get it set up for the pancake breakfast on Sunday. It does take a couple of hours for this, but there is plenty of time to enjoy the activities and air show.  Many hands will make light work of the  hanger prep so come on out Saturday if you can.  Bob Luken has asked that our Pancake breakfast volunteers arrive at the hanger by 6 AM on Sunday morning so that we can start serving at 7 AM.

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EAA284 Chapter Meeting August 11 2013

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its August meeting on Sunday, August 11, 2013, 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield, Waynesville Ohio. Ivan and I will provide reports on Oshkosh. And will will discuss planning for the 2013 Tail Dragger Fly In and Pancake Breakfast Sunday September 1, 2013. I hope that we can have a Young Eagles Rally as we usually do. If you are current I hope that you will take some time to schedule a plane to fly Young Eagles on Sunday the 1st.

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The FAA ATC holds EAA Airventure hostage

Is  this be the beginning of the end for events like Airventure and Sun N Fun?

No Good Options in FAA ATC Demands
AirVenture’s importance to GA overriding factor

June 13, 2013 – Facing a spectrum of unpalatable options, EAA today finalized a one-time agreement with the FAA to cover nearly $450,000 in expenses related to air traffic control services at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, which begins on July 29.

“Let me be clear: We have consistently regarded the FAA’s move as holding AirVenture and GA hostage this year,” said EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. “There was considerable, detailed thought given over the past month to every option and possible scenario. Ultimately, AirVenture’s importance to the entire general aviation economy and community, as well as to EAA’s year-round programs, was the overriding factor in our response. AirVenture will go on … READ ALL