The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Bryan Miller.
There were 18 members present.
Treasurer’s Report: Ken Hurt reported $2219.76 in checking, $25.01 in savings.
Minutes: of the March 18th meeting were read and approved, also Treasurer’s Report.
Guest: Randy Bresnick (father-in-law of Ladd Klinglesmith), is a retired LA Sheriff’s Dept. helicopter pilot with many interesting stories of his long career.
Old Business: EAA800 and HAWK Aviators member volunteers will serve meals and drinks for the 2017 Mack Mesa Fat Tire Jamboree on Fri. evening, Sat. day (not evening) and Sun. morning. Those dates are: May 19,20 and 21st.
We continue to plan for AirVenture 2017. Eddie may have a lead on a bus-type 37’ RV. RSVP is requested for a final count of attendees.
New Items: Bryan Miller is in the middle of his Instrument Pilot flight training leading to a CMU Associate Degree in Aviation Technology. His class will host the Student Showcase, Apr. 28th, featuring the program at CMU campus. The public is invited. Bryan said that there is a growing demand for pilots and airlines are partnershipping with flight training schools now to meet this demand.
Eddie Clements and Jerry Freidman flew to Sun & Fun in Eddie’s Mooney 201 with exciting weather and mechanical travails. His Garmin GDL39 ADS-B system, along with ATC Flight Following was a great help in making the flight a successful and safe arrival. Many aircraft were delayed enroute to Lakeland FL. Eddie and Jerry visited vendors such as Champion (oil filters), Concord (batteries), who are potential donors to HAWK Aviators, of which there was a lot of interest from many others in this program. Eddie reported that the DHS is now recruiting helicopter pilots with high starting incomes.
Of course, all come the the Mack Mesa Fat Tire Jamboree!
Meeting adjourned: at 11:20 am for lunch, conversation and HAWK activity.
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