|Posted on June 22, 2015 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held at the Greeley airport conference room on June 20th, 2015. At 09:30. Lessons learned from the Learn to Fly Day in May were discussed.
Reports were taken from organizers. approximately 220 persons were given a ride in an airplane, keeping pilots and airplanes busy. Ron thanked all of the participants, especially Aims College, for doing a lot of the flying and support, and for use of their spaces. Airplane fuel was mostly paid for by sponsors, with the club's share reported as being $182.79. The club took in $509.00 of food sales which cost $161.17, hence a good profit was realized for the club. Approximately 200 hamburgers were served, along with numerous hot dogs. Ed O'Connor made a recommendation that we start the cooking about 11 AM, and that the hot dogs would be thawed out sooner, so that they are not a brick of hot dogs when they are needed to place on the grill. 70.00 worth of hats and T shirts also were sold.
For future events, a different traffic plan was discussed, as well as having additional parking.
More tables would have been nice to have. Tom Boos reported that the CAP had a few extra that could be put to good use.
Several ideas were discussed also, about how best to handle the waiting areas for airplane riders, and how better to delineate certain areas that are required to make the operation smoother; for example taping off the boarding area better, as well as having more information signs.
Ron made a recommendation that Chapter 1117 look into sponsoring a youth or two to go to Oshkosh in the summer of 2016 in order to take part in one of several Air Camps. Lee Devlin agreed to look at this possibility further. If the club decides to do this, we will have to decide how much money the club should afford to spend on it. As Treasurer, Lee also reported that we had $7568.70 in our treasury.
If the club organizes a Young Eagles Day, it was discussed having it in August or September.
Discussed also was making a day of flying 15 students attending Frontier Academy for an Elective week in October. There was a gerneral consensus of support for this activity. Tom Boos briefed us on this.
Ron reported a desire of the Dream Foundation to fly one individual, who has earned accolades for work done and desires to have a ride, Darrel Dilley offered to cover this request.
Peter Holmquist introduced himself as a visitor, and was welcomed.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:45.
|Posted on April 6, 2015 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was convened at 09:33 on 4 April, at the airport conference room by President Ron Bland.
Dan Jaeger from Sterling, CO was introduced, and he joined the club.
The membership list was updated and some inactive members were dropped from membership.
To accommodate some potential members it was decided by a motion that the club's regular meetings will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month rather than the first Saturday as we have done in the past. The motion carried, and thus was accepted. The meeting time will remain at 09:30. A reminder will be sent out on April 29th to the membership reminding them of the change. No regular meeting will be held in May. The next regular meeting will be June 20th.
The meeting then proceeded with final planning of the upcoming May 16th Learn to Fly Day.
On Saturday, May 2nd, there will be a walk through of the spaces that will be utilized, and final logistics considerations will be discussed. This will be for anyone in charge of a committee, or work and/or duty station, and any others that might be interested, such as static displayers etc. The designated meeting place will be in the terminal building conference room at 09:30.
New Walkie-Talkies will be utilized to coordinate events, airplane rider coordination etc.
Mr. Van Kratzenstein's RC club will be present. Other information was exchanged between members to coordinate committee work .
Members volunteered via a sign up sheet for duties not yet covered.
The Aims Flight school will be instrumental in supplying needed supplies, aircraft for rides, and making an interesting environment for the young people in attendance. Their flight instructor pilots have volunteered their time to give airplane rides and answer questions.
Static display aircraft protection was discussed, and plans made.
Advertising this event is the next goal to be accomplished, and plans were made for that. News releases three weeks prior was considered an optimal timeframe.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:58.
|Posted on April 5, 2015 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was convened on March 7th in the conference room of the Greeley Airport terminal building at 09:38. It was presided by Ron Bland.
Old business was called for. The Treasurer Lee Devlin gave a brief report of the dues paid up and those not. We were in good shape on this.
E-mail addresses were updated by some members.
The meeting then launched into planning for the club's May 16th Learn to Fly Day. Volunteers for committee leads were reviewed, and other individuals volunteered to cover all of the presently known requirements needed to have a successful event. Many ideas and things that worked well in the past were discussed.
Credit card purchases for hats and t-shirts etc. can be utilized.
Tables and chairs will be supplied by the Aims campus personnel.
Members of a new Student Club from Aims will be recruited for needed requirements, if possible. Ron has planned to have more activities and things of interest near the hangers to give young people more to do while waiting for flights, and for general interest. Several ideas were discussed.
The Civil Air Patrol will participate with talks and displays.
Darrel Dilley is coordinating with the Colorado Pilots Assn., AOPA, and the Airport Support Network.
A ticket system will be used to give airplane rides. Riders will be grouped into one, two or three people, and will be brought to the aircraft by a knowledgable adult volunteer.
A format for a release of responsibility form was discussed.
Darrel Dilley read a letter from the Young Eagles program authorizing the club some monetary credit to apply to the Air Academy Scholarship, or other scholarship. No decision was yet made on this.
A Young Eagles day is tentatively planned for June 13.
Ownership of the VW engine by the club was discussed.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:58.
Truman Sager, Secy.
|Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
A regular meeting of Chapter 1117 was held on Feb 7th at 09:30 in the terminal building conference room. It was presided by Ronald Bland.
Member name tags are now available for those who ordered them recently. Orders for them can still be made.
The holiday dinner was briefly discussed, and all present seemed to agree that it was a success and an enjoyable event.
New business was called for: A Chapter 1117 Learn To Fly Day is planned again this year. (This is different than a Young Eagles event.) It was mentioned that the Ft. Collins/Loveland airport is having a Young Eagles day on June 13th, and an International Learn to Fly day on May 23rd.
More information will be forthcoming on coordinating our chapter's International Learn to Fly Day with the EAA national. Committee leaders and organizers were called for for this event, planned for Saturday May 16th. Several members agreed to some of the tasks required. Duties requiring commitments from members include at least the following: Static Displays. (Pilots for Christ may be able to assist)
Airport coordinator ( Airport manager may be willingS to do this)
Blue Sky Flyers (Darrel D. Volunteered)
Parking (Don Lonhart )
Logistics, tables etc.
Publicity, (Truman- assist.)
Ticket Sales (Mark)
Aims College will be represented by their staff. Final plans for this event will be set at the March meeting.
Airplanes for static display, a popular event, are being sought.
Young Eagles Learn To Fly Day is planned for June 13th for our Chapter. A second one later in the summer was discussed.
Having our chapter build an airplane was discussed. Much interest was shown. Future discussions will take place. If the club would decide to do this, the club would need a good space, not necessarily a hanger, for this activity.
Other interesting chapter activities for the year were discussed such as a summer picnic, tours, program events etc. Suggestions are solicited.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:36.