Chapter 1117

Experimental Aircraft Association Greeley, CO

Meeting Minutes

February 2019 Minutes

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 11:30 PM

A regular meeting of EAA Chapter 1117 was held on Feb. 16th, 2019 with Jim Zarlengo presiding. The minutes of the last meeting on 17 Nov. 2018 were read and accepted by the membership with no corrections recommended. Frank showed a clip of recent glider flight and spin testing.


Lee gave a treasurers report. This information is available to any club member by contacting Lee. New member John Hoecker introduced himself and gave a brief synopsis of his flight experience and goals. The club welcomed him as well as new members Tom Tomlin and Karen Tomlin.


Old business discussed: Jim Zarlengo reported on the club's progress on our participation in the James Ray Scholarship program. James Ray was a B-17 pilot and flew in the D-day invasion. He lived in Montana and was a successful business man who promoted flying and learning to fly.


A standard grant proposal was sent in and it was acknowledged by EAA National. A gmail account has been set up, it is: eaa1117scholarships@gmail.com. We are expecting further correspondence from National in early March.


A Club Scholarship Coordinator will be appointed soon, as this is a requirement in order to participate in the program. If we are given the green light by National, we will have most of 2019 to pick an awardee.


Glider scholarships will also be promoted by the club through Frank W.


The Learn to Fly Day (LTFD) will be held on June 29th, with much coordinating with the airport and Aims Flight School. This is the 75th anniversary of the airport. Food trucks will likely be available, but the final plan is not available to us at present.


The Boulder EAA Chapter 1627 has an open invitation for us to visit their hanger on Wed. Feb. 20th at 6 PM. They have a BT-13 Norseman and some early engines available for viewing.


EAA AirVenture will be July 22-28th at Oshkosh, WI. Ed O. announced that the local Renegades (flight team) will perform at least once at Oshkosh, and possibly more. The team consists of RV model airplanes with one Giles 202??


High school senior, and CAP cadet Anna Stoltz, our John Artz Scholarship winner, gave a presentation on her flying progress and her goals. The club was very interested and pleased with what she had to say.


New Business discussed: Darrel Dilley reminded the club about information available to us such as: webinars, the Wings Program, Hot topics, etc. Information can be found on FAASafety.gov. Frank W. also reminds us that there are glider webinars also, where Wing credit can be earned.


A Young Eagles Day is being considered this year.


Jim announced that we will be starting an archives file of the club, where we can put some history of the club together, Anyone with pictures/stories of the past can have them included, and they are encouraged to do so. Mark H. volunteered to write a narrative to kick it off.


A 2019 Chapter 1117 Scholarship offering was adopted by the membership, and the scholarship committee will begin advertising for, and selecting, a Chapter 1117 flight scholarship winner. This will be a one Thousand dollar scholarship, as it was last year; it is for young people living in Greeley and adjoining town addresses.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:30.

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