|Posted on June 22, 2015 at 9:05 AM|
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.