March 7, 2016
President Charlie Walker opened the meeting at 7:05 at the Oregon Air & Space Museum.
There were 19 members and 2 guests in attendance.
A new year so it is time to pay annual Chapter (and national EAA) dues. Chapter 1457 dues are $20; pay Paul Colvin, please.
The Board members met last month and discussed several topics including a plan for monthly speakers, the annual Young Eagles event, relocation of the monthly meetings, our Facebook and web presence, and increasing activities such as fly outs.
Charlie announced we’ll be discontinuing use of the locally hosted web page and relying on the lower cost page provided by EAA National. The added tools of the locally hosted page didn’t outweigh the added cost. Charlie also offered to expand the Facebook administrator rights to anyone who knows how to use Facebook and would like to help post items for the Chapter.
VP Larry Lowenkron is looking for ideas for summer fly outs. Ideally, he’d like a variety of distances from 25 to 100 miles or so to have opportunity for all types of aircraft to participate.
Ron Parker announced he’s begun planning a summer fly away camping trip to the San Juan islands. He’s done this before and is opening it up to others than might want to participate with an experienced guide. Anyone interested talk to Ron.
Casey Boatman, KEUG Administration gave an update of the projects ongoing at the terminal and announced the date of the 5K on the Runway as 27 August. Planning is in the early stages but this year’s run may be in the evening. Airport is asking for our participation with a Young Eagles event as in the past.
The night’s speaker was our own Ray Beverly, CFII (and recent retiree from NetJets). Ray gave an excellent presentation about airspace and the regulations for each. He gave personal accounts and answered many questions. Remember, you can not overfly the Class C airspace at Portland without a Transponder.