EAA 800 Meeting Minutes
20 Aug 2016
President Kim Neibauer called our meeting to order about 10:35 AM in Ladd’s hangar at Mack Mesa Airport.
There were 24 regulars and 4 guests present. Guests were Craig Hampson, Gary Morris, Shay Boe and her son Logan.
Minutes: of the July meeting were approved as read with a motion and second by Bryan Miller and Ken Hurt.
Treasurer’s report: Ken Hurt reported a current balance of $1974.67 in checking and $25.03 in savings. After a motion and second, his report was approved as given.
- Ken Hurt gave a report on CMU Aviation Day for 7 th graders. The rib building project was quite successful. Our station was the only activity-based one. The projects which dried were given out as door prizes. HAWK member, Braden Hobbs came and helped out and was a great asset with the kids.
- Oshkosh attendees gave mostly brief reports of their impressions from the week at the Fly-in. Don reported that the Dakota Hawk required hands-on flying. Sterling noted that the Cherokee consumed lots of oil. Among adjectives heard from other attendees were: Indescribable, BIG, Absolutely Amazing, HUGE, Overwhelming. Students who flew legs of the trip in the Cherokee were pleased with the chance to log some time. Michelle Hobbs, ground school instructor, loved flying below the clouds and checking off landmarks. She’s getting hooked. Bryan Miller thanked those who drove, helped with the students and contributed. Eddie Clements gave a run-down of the good, bad and ugly aspects of the trip although it was mostly good!
- Young Eagles: Jeri Hurt reported on a student that wants a YE flight. Randy Owen volunteered since he knows the family. She also reminded members that our next YE Rally is scheduled for Oct 1, Rain day Oct 8. Members were requested to let her know of their availability to fly kids by our Sept 17 th meeting. Because of the Aviation Day publicity, we may have a LOT of students pre-registered. We will need all the planes and pilots we can get!
- Guest Craig Hampson recommended we consider the NW Experimental Aircraft Fly-in held in Arligton, WA the second week of July each year. It is about 1/3 the size of Oshkosh, and cooler, he said.
The business meeting was adjourned. Some members followed Jay Scheevel and tech advisors from Chapter 1373, Graham Meyer, and Bob Trumpfelder to Jay’s hangar to critique his Tri Q-2 project. Others stayed and checked out the Dakota Hawk which was parked outside Ladd’s hangar.
A lunch of burgers, brats and hangar talk followed. Thanks once again to the Hurts who provide lunch regularly!
Our next meeting will be Saturday, Sept 17 at 10 AM.