EAA Chapter 1031 meeting minutes December 11th, 2019 By: Juergen Nies
The December meeting was held at the Winchester Airport and started at 7:00 PM. The following members attended the meeting: Bob Metcalfe, Dave Ames, Jim Thill, Tim Boan, Charlie Chapin, Jim Greer, Jeff Sharp, Ron Hott and Juergen Nies.
Guest: Linda Boan and Alain Borel
Tim (our Chapter’s Young Eagle coordinator) provided a report about the status of the program. --We have three more Young Eagles lined up. However, only one is a new YE while the other two are repeats. --We have now six Young Eagle pilots in our Chapter. --Tim will try some more advertising to see if he can generate more new YE sign ups.
June 13th, 2020 is set for the next Wings & Wheels event. Our Chapter was asked by the airport to participate again. Dave and Tim had the first meetings already with the sirport manager. One open question is about the insurance for the event to make sure we are covered when participating organizing the event.
Juergen gave a presentation about his trip in October to attend the High Sierra Fly-in in at the Dead Cow Lakebed in Nevada. He also showed some video footage of flying some canyons in Utah. He covered 4,621 Miles in 10 days and encountered all kinds of weather. There are 12 videos on his YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwQlzJQIpihpE0zmvmbUGgg Our annual Chapter dinner is scheduled for January 11th, 2020 at Brewbaker’s restaurant in Downtown Winchester https://www.brewbakersrestaurant.com/ . Juergen will send out an Email at the end of the year to get a count of Members (and guests) who are planning to attend.
Bob Metcalfe reported that (as he is finishing his latest Luscombe project) he purchased a Panther airplane kit http://flypanther.net/ . We are looking forward seeing this new airplane being completed.
The Chapter officers plan to have an open Officer meeting to discuss setting up a Facebook page for our Chapter. We will also discuss elections of officers in the meeting. Our Chapter has grown over the past years and the current officers would like to give new members the opportunity to take over some (or all) of the positions if interested.
The rest of the evening was spent talking about airplanes and flying related subjects. Please monitor the calendar on our Webpage for upcoming events and the next meeting.
Fly safe, Tailwinds and enjoy the ride.