Monday, September 12, 2016

2016 EAA 1440 Chapter BBQ

Henry Herbert has graciously volunteered to host this year's chapter BBQ this Saturday, September 17th, at his hanger (34-14) on Paine Field.

BBQ starts at 11am and will go till 3pm.

The hangar is in the "West Hangars" section, which is accessed from the southeast side of the airport.  The airport gate address is: 10700 36th Pl W, Everett, WA 98204. When you get close, follow the signs for "West Ramp Access" and "Gate S-9". Ignore the Flying Heritage Museum's "Parking" sign. When you get to the gate, you'll see the sign for the fire department.  Call 425 466 three seven one four when you arrive at the gate, and we'll send someone over to let you in.

We need volunteers to bring food for the grill (Burgers, Brats, Buns, condiments, etc.) or a side dish. Some extra chairs and folding tables are also needed. Significant others/kids encouraged. If weather permits would love to have some fly-ins so we can do our own ramp checks! The Flying Heritage Collection will be doing a fly day around noon, so we can also watch a Ilyushin IL-2M3 Shturmovik, a North American B-25 Mitchell, and a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fly!

Please RSVP here and tell us what you're bringing so we can fill in the gaps on food or equipment.

See you there!
Tim Naugler

Monday, June 6, 2016

EAA 1440 June Meeting Notice

Tuesday, June 21, 7PM, Redmond Library.

John Hayes from Vertical Power will be joining us to give us the story of a product that didn't make it to market - the 'Runway Seeker'. Come for a behind-the-scenes peek into how Aviation products are developed, and the many decisions that make or break them!

Some of us will meet for 6PM dinner at Ooba Tooba Mex Grill - 15802 NE 83rd St, Redmond.
See you there!
Tim Naugler

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Go hang out at Paine Field Aviation Day on Saturday instead! See you all in June.

Monday, April 11, 2016

EAA 1440 April Meeting - Back in Redmond!

Tuesday, April 19, 7PM, Redmond Library.

Kirk Kleinholtz will be back to give us a great presentation: "Making the Transition to Glass Panel".

Summary: Learn about the technology that makes electronic flight information systems affordable and practical for small general aviation aircraft. A better understanding of the internal workings of these instruments will illustrate how they offer reliability, affordable redundancy, and greater situational awareness than venerable analog flight instruments. Pilots of even 2-seat VFR aircraft will learn how they can improve safety and situational awareness by making use of the latest in Glass Panel avionics. Pilots of IFR aircraft will learn how to achieve more capability and greater redundancy at lower cost. Learn not only the benefits of this technology, but also the safety and training issues relevant in making the transition from traditional analog instruments to glass panel.

Some of us will meet for 6PM dinner at Ooba Tooba Mex Grill - 15802 NE 83rd St, Redmond.

See you there!
Tim Naugler

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March 2016 Meeting

EAA 1440 March Meeting!!

NEW VENUE: Kirkland Library Meeting Room - 308 Kirkland Ave.

DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 7PM.

TOPIC: EAA Webinar - Aircraft Insurance: Stop Wasting Your Money! Unfortunately we are lacking a speaker for this meeting, but EAA brings us a Webinar featuring Bob Mackey of Falcon Insurance. Come to learn about:
- Types of Insurance Coverage
- Differences in Coverage
- Insurance Options
- Price Factors
- How to Shop for Insurance
- Answers to Common Questions

Come ready to give an update on your project!

- Some of us will be meeting at Taco Del Mar just down the street from the Kirkland Library at 6PM: 210 Main St.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Yes, we still exist!

Although we have skipped a number of entries for 2015, the chapter is still active, primarily on FaceBook at , but also on the Yahoo group.

Next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7PM, at the Bellevue Library!

Ron Wanttaja will present 'GA Maintenance and Exosystem Consequences'.

Every time someone takes a wrench to an airplane, there's a possibility the work won't go right and the system you've worked on doesn't operate properly. However, there are occasionally cases where the maintenance mistake causes problems BEYOND the system in question. Controls jammed by mis-routed wiring, or hydraulic leaks brought on when a too-long screw is used to attach some fairings. Or, worst of all, fires started by wrongly-installed avionics or bad fuel system work.

Ron has examined over 30 years of General Aviation accidents to identify these cases of what he calls, "Exosystem Consequences." At the meeting, he'll go over the results of his analysis...what kinds of mistakes are being made, and what sort of consequences ensue.

The topic alone should be interesting enough...but Ron performed this analysis in support of another effort, one that holds promise to benefit many aircraft owners.

!VENUE CHANGE! We're meeting at the Bellevue library, meeting room 3.

Please come with your $20 for the 1440 dues, as it's that time of year again...

-- !Bonus Presentation! --
Chris Foster, from the group that previously presented on the Boeing Glassair, will be giving us a short presentation on a new clean-sheet design, to get some feedback on the design, and solicit help on the construction side.

If you know anything about composite mold making and/or resin infusion, please come to the meeting and talk to Chris!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 2014 Election Results

Tonight's election for Calendar Year 2015 was as follows. We all owe these folks a special "thanks" for stepping up to serve as chapter leaders.
  • VP – Tim Naugler. Tim will be VP in Year 1, and President in Year 2
  • Secretary – Mike Culver
  • Directors – Sven Gruenitz and Henry Herbert
John Marzulli will officially become president, which is the natural order of progression (from VP to President).

These officers take office effective the end of the December meeting.

The complete list of officers is now as follows:
  • President:John Marzulli (Expires end of 2015)
  • VP: Tim Naugler (Becomes president at end of 2015)
  • Secretary (2 year term): Mike Culver (expires end of 2016)
  • Treasurer (2 year term): Jason Hills (expires at end of 2015)
  • Directors (2 year term):
    • Director: Sven Gruenitz (Expires end of 2016)
    • Director: Henry Herbert (Expires end of 2016)
    • Director: Chad Hankins (Expires end of 2015)