|Posted on December 19, 2016 at 2:20 PM||comments (1)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held on Dec. 17th, 2016 at the Greeley airport conference room at 09:30. Ed O'Connor presided.
The minutes were read by the Secretary, and they were accepted by the membership with no corrections requested. Treasurer Lee D. reported that our financial accounts remain the same as last month. Dues are now being solicited. The Chapter renewal with EAA National has been applied for, and the required payment of approximately 400 dollars has been sent.
Old business was reviewed. February is the planned month for a program for the club meeting. Several ideas on programs, that were brought up at the last meeting, were re-visited and discussed. A visit to the Longmont ARTCC in Longmont is still planned. There will be more details on this later. Coordinating this visitation can take awhile due to security/coordination etc.
The club was given a used handheld vhf radio. The club discussed whether to keep it, sell it, raffle it etc. It was decided that we could raffle it during the May Learn to Fly Day. A battery will be replaced first. Ed O. has possession of it at the present time.
New Business: Our Learn to Fly Day will be May 20th for 2017, which also happens to be the same day as Armed Forces Day. Aims Flight School will be included in our planning for this event.
Mark H. will coordinate the fine points of our January 7th dinner at the Cattleman's restaurant. An email to the membership will be forthcoming on this soon.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:45. Truman Sager, Secy.
|Posted on November 22, 2016 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held at the Greeley airport conference room on Nov. 19th, 2016 at 09:30. Visitors John Craig, Erin Rossiter, and Dave Robb were introduced and welcomed.
Ideas from the membership, for future programs /events, were brought up and discussed in order to assist the new Activities Coordinators with their planning. Activities brought up were: (1) Inviting a speaker from the Sampson Motor Co. come and present their car-plane design, (2) Taking up Paul Brevard's offer to come and talk on magneto installation/maintenance and management, (3) Utilizing various FAAST speakers. These talks offer credit for the Wings program and possible credits for aircraft insurance. Their talks generally concentrate on aviation safety, weather, mountain flying etc. The new conference room can accommodate up to 55 people, (4) Utilizing a speaker to talk about engine care and maintenance, (5) Inviting a speaker who represents Savvy Aviation (savvymx.com) to present their Engine Monitor Data Analysis Program, (6) Show a DVD of 2016's Oshkosh event, or other aviation related events, (7) A possible summer cookout, (8) An open hangers day with possible BBQ, (9) a possible virtual tour of the Sierras, with their gold field history, etc.
Mike H. discussed the airport at West Yellowstone as a possible destination airport. They cater to back packing/hiking. They offer on airport tent camping, portable showers, they have 3 mountain bikes for use in visiting the town, and they have a security fence which greatly limits wildlife etc.
Ron B. reminded everyone of the closure of RW 17/35 at Greeley in order to resurface it.
Treasurer Lee D. reported the club treasury has $10,427.00.
No chapter meeting is planned for January, as we will meet at the January 7th dinner at the Cattleman's Restaurant.
Choosing a youth, for our scholarship, to attend an Oshkosh Air Academy, or to help pay for local flight lessons, was discussed. Travel costs, and chaperoning a young person to attend the Air Academy remains a question mark for us. Tom Boos gave a brief on progress toward this end. An application form will be finalized by the scholarship committee soon. He also reviewed the success of our recent Young Eagles day. Tom has become an aviation merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts.
Ron B. reminded the club of the aviation art contest that is sponsored by the airport, and that the club is interested in assisting.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:45.
|Posted on October 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
A meeting was held at 09:30 on Oct. 15th in the Aims class room with Ron bland presiding. Tom Boos gave a summary of the Young Eagles Day of Oct. 8th. 12 Young Eagles were flown by members. Two more that had signed up and could not come, and one Eagle, will be flown tentatively on the 22nd by Truman and Russ. Tom announced also that he will become an aviation merit badge instructor. 8 Young Eagles from Boy Scout Troop 1 were the preponderance of the group. It was generally expressed that Girls Scouts are also welcome to become EAA Young Eagles. Frank Whitely gave a brief on the present situation, and opportunities for people, of soaring clubs across the U.S.
An existing Greeley airport program of displaying aviation art by school kids was presented by Ron. A proposal was discussed whereby the Chapter 1117 could participate as additional sponsors for this by offering an airplane ride and/or a 50 dollar cash prize for the winner. This will be further developed and discussed more at a later date. The club membership expressed much support for the idea.
A 2017 Learn to Fly Day was tentatively set for 20, May, 2017. This is also Armed Forces Day. The Aims college is celebrating an anniversary, and again desires to be a part. The Aims flight school has become a integral part of the LTFD and is instrumental in its success. Ed offered that advertising is key with radio, flyers, and newspapers being utilized. Coordination by Ron with Aims is ongoing. The club is always looking for people who can spare an aircraft for a static display which always adds to a successful day.
November is election time for the club. Anyone desiring to hold a position in the club can let the leadership know. Most club positions for 2017 will be filled by those presently holding positions. The club has agreed to create an activities coordinator. Mark Hinze has agreed to be a co-chair for this position. The club is encouraging someone to step forward and assist Mark. It is generally felt that a program, or guest speaker, could be scheduled at least every other month, but that would be up to the co-chair individuals. We will have access to the new conference room, with computer screen, for our meeting use. All members of the club were encouraged to send program ideas to club leadership for consideration. This can include tours, fly outs, talks from club members, etc.
A belated Christmas dinner is tentatively scheduled for January 7th at the Cattleman's restaurant. Cocktails will be at 6 with dinner at 7pm. The Secretary will make this reservation.
The John Artz scholarship money discussed. This will be spent on a EAA Flight Academy, or flight lessons to a local young person who is selected by the club. Thank you messages will be sent by the Secretary.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:50 Truman Sager, Secy.
|Posted on April 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held on April 16th, 2016 in the Greeley airport conference center at 09:30. Ed O'Connor presided. Two new members were introduced: Frank Whiteley, and Dennis Moss. Dennis is a returning member.
Last month's minutes were read by the secretary, and accepted. A treasurers report, from Lee, was taken as follows: general fund: $7018.91, Pay Pal fund: $1063.15, making a total of #8082.06.
Old business included a review, by Ed, of the club's add that will be put on the tables in the Barnstormer restaurant. Organizations that will donate, or possibly donate, food, airplane fuel and other items, to the May Learn to Fly Day, were mentioned.
New business consisted of refining our plans for the May Learn to Fly Day. Committee assignments were reviewed. A plan for addressing emergencies during the event was discussed. 911 will be utilized primarily.
It is estimated that 6 or 7 aircraft and pilots will be available for the flying event. If there is a great demand, another airplane was offered by Steve McIntyre from Western Plains Aviation.
Frank W. is planning on bringing a glider for static display.
A donation jar wil be available at the hot food stand to help cover expenses for the food prep.
A plan for a sponsor 's recognition sign was discussed. Ron is the go-to guy on this.
The airport will handle the port-a-pottie requirements, as well as the cones, stanchions, and marking ribbon.
Tom and Truman agreed to a plan to distribute flyers to local area middle and high schools. Ron has already notified the Greeley paper and has advertised on Pirate Radio.
There will be a final meeting prior to the Learn to Fly Day in the Barnstormer May 20th, with a walk-through at 11:00 am. This will be for key members, but anyone in the club is welcome to attend.
Everyone was reminded to wear their club hats, and name tags during the event.
Ed agreed to get the food, stock tank for sodas sodas etc.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 am.
|Posted on March 23, 2016 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held on Saturday March 19th, at 09:30, in the Greeley airport conference room. Several members of the Good Times Car Club were present with us to find out details of the May Learn to Fly Day. They will be displaying cars there. The club welcomed them.
A surface drawing was presented to show spaces that will be utilized on the Learn to Fly Day on May 21st.
More refinements to procedures were discussed. These were things that will help the day run as smoothly as possible. It is possible that 7 or 8 airplanes will be available to give rides to those seeking them.
A different airplane taxi plan from last year will be utilized, again to make things roll smoothly.
It is planned that pilots with hangers on or near the Learn to Fly Day spaces will be notified in advance that they might be slightly inconvenienced. The club will coordinate with the airport on this also.
A regular club meeting is planned for April, however in lieu of a regular meeting in May we will have a morning walk through of the LTFDay spaces on Friday May, 20th where final coordination will be conducted. Committee members should strive to attend.
Don L. volunteered his 4 wheel Mule, and the car club will bring two other runabouts to assist in running errands during the day. The club thanked them for that.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:50.
The club would like to recognize, and welcome, two new members: Dusty Rhoades, and Kent Newby.
Truman Sager, Secy
|Posted on March 19, 2016 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held on 20 Feb. 2016 at the Greeley airport conference room at 09:30. Ron Bland gave us a brief on the new airport terminal expansion. It is planned to be accomplished this year. It will have a large conference room and offices. Other airport improvements were also discussed.
Tom Boos briefed the club on his efforts to promote the club's spring Learn to Fly Day as well as progress on reviewing finalists for our teen scholarship to attend the Air Academy in Oshkosh, WI this summer. Finalist are still being reviewed.
The EAA sanctioned Learn to Fly Day this year will be on May 21st.
Committee heads volunteered, or were selected as follows:
Food: Ed O, and Mike H.
Insurance, CC, communications: Lee D.
Airport coordinator: Ron B.
Aims coord.: Dusty Brailsford
Blue Sky coord.: Darrel D.
Ticket Sales: Mark H
Logistics: Russ D.
Parking: Don L.
Publicity: Truman S.
CAP participation: Tom B.
Several ideas were discussed as to how the loading of passengers for the flying will be handled, in order too have it functioning smoothly.
An advertising push for the event is planned for mid April.
Also discussed was the new EAA Young Eagles Youth Protection Policy. This program is for all involved who work with young people at Young Eagles events. The best-practices training, and signing up for a background checks, should be done by 1 may. EAA.org, or e-Hotline has more info on this. For those completing this EAA request, the club would like to have your completion notification on file with the club. It can be forwarded to me, Truman Sager, when it is received. It will be held in a club file, retained by the club secretary. The club encourages cooperation with this EAA effort to give youth a great and safe experience during any Young Eagles Event.
The club is sponsoring an add for our club on the new airport restaurant tables.
A few 2016 EAA calendars are still available for purchase. Hang this attractive calendar in your man cave. The cost is $8.00. They are available from Lee Devlin.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 Am.
|Posted on December 23, 2015 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held on Dec. 19th, 2015 at the Greeley airport conference room. More discussion was conducted concerning the summer EAA Academy in Oshkosh, and our planned scholarship for one individual to attend. This planning in ongoing.
Some discussion of our planned January 9th get together and dinner at the Cattleman's restaurant, was conducted. An email message reminder will be a forthcoming soon on meal choices available to us in the west dining room.
The spring Learn to Fly day was set tentatively for Saturday May 21st. Other interested groups will be contacted for coordination of this highly successful event.
It was decided that there will be no regular meeting in January.
Lee reported that the treasury has $8701.28 in the club checking account and $958.78 in the club's pay pal account.
A club friend, Vaughn Hansen, gave us a brief description of his new job with the FAA. The club wished him well in his new endeavor.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 AM.
|Posted on November 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held on Nov. 21st. President Ron Bland presided.
A brochure was presented that discusses EAA expectations for pilots flying Young Eagles. This brochure is well written and is available in the club library. See Ed for availability.
Orders for the 2016 EAA calendars were taken. Lee will order them, plus a few extra for others that may want them.
All club officers have agreed to remain in their present positions for 2016, therefore no new elections were required. A motion was entered to accept the present officers. It was seconded and voted on with all present in agreement.
A treasurer's report was taken. A check for 2000.00 was received for the recent sale of the club's Sonerai aircraft. Adding this and 870.24 in our Pay Pal account to the 6701.23 in the general fund makes a total of 9571.47. Selling the other partial Sonerai kit was discussed.
The annual Christmas dinner (belated) will be either on January 9th or the 10th. A special e-mail announcement about this event will be put out shortly. It is planned to be at the Cattleman's Restaurant.
There will be a regular meeting of Chapter 1117 on on December 19th.
A partially complete RV-12 project is for sale from an individual. it is offered at a bargain price. Anyone interested can find out the details from Darrel Dilley. Tell your friends about this excellent project aircraft.
A state tax exemption for the Chapter was discussed. Ed is checking on getting this.
Ed reminded us that a collection of aviation videos/movies is available for anyone in the club to check out. The possibility of giving these to Aims Flight School was discussed. More on this at a later date.
Tom Boos gave a brief on the success of the October "So, You Want to be a Pilot" workshop and Young Eagles flights. He thanked everyone that assisted in this, and he reported that it was well received by the students. The pilots enjoyed sharing with these young people as well.
The summer EAA young person's, workshops at Oshkosh were discussed. A motion was entered for the Chapter 1117 to offer a scholarship of $1000.00 to one young person, high school junior or senior, to attend one of the offered workshops. It was seconded, and voted on with all present in favor. More on this later.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:00.
|Posted on September 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of Chapter 1117 was held on 19 Sep. at 09:30. Having a fall Young Eagles day was the main topic of the day. Time was allowed for discussion, and a briefing by Tom Boos about the Frontier Academy High School Training Days. A motion was put before the club to have a limited Young Eagles event on Friday, Oct. 16th , and Sat. Oct. 17th for the purpose of supporting the Frontier Academy High School Training Days. The start time for the flying will be 08:00 and go until aprox. 4 pm. If we have plenty of airplanes , then the Saturday will only be a day to finish the flying, and it then will not be an all day affair. As the club has limited lift capability, and because club 515 in Ft. Collins/Loveland is having a Young Eagles day on Oct 3rd it was decided not to throw it open to the entire community.
Tom estimated that between 15 and 20 students would be desiring a flight. (limited to 20 maximum). The motion to schedule this 2 day activity in October was seconded and adopted with a majority in favor. A rain date would be the Oct. 23rd and or the 24th.
Our traditional Christmas dinner was discussed, and many suggestions as to where we could have it were aired. We had it at the Cattleman's last year in early January. It will have to be settled at the next meeting.
Lee gave us a treasurers report.
The club discussed our sponsoring of a scholarship for a young person, or two, to attend Air Camp workshops at Oshkosh next year. We are in the learning process about how to make this happen. More to come late on this.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:30.
Truman Sager, Secy.
|Posted on August 16, 2015 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA chapter 1117 was held in the Greeley airport conference room on August 15th at 09:30. We welcomed joining member Doug Cheney. Introductions were made in his behalf.
An offer to the chapter, to purchase the chapter airplane project, was discussed . A motion was made to sell it at the offered amount. The motion was seconded, and all present were in favor. The motion to sell the project was adopted.
An individual with a Vans RV-12 project for sale was discussed for general interest.
Russ Dent briefed us on some of the events at the recent Oshkosh event. Others with knowledge of the event shared also.
Tom Boos briefed us on his upcoming Frontier Academy training days in October. Flying events are planned for the 7, 8, 12, and 13th. Final coordinating will be done at the next chapter meeting in September.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:37.