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)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

August Meeting Notes

8.18.14 7pm
Redmond Library

Officers present: 
Matt Mulder, President
John Marzulli, VP

We started promptly at 7pm with about 15 members present. We had 2 new faces introduce themselves. Tom Powers is in the final stages of an RV-8 build. He's already joined our FB group and you can see his progress on his personal page. I've forgotten the other gentlemen's name but remember he's considering a Cozy project and we got him connected with Joe Hull to talk composites.

Chapter business was minimal as Jason and Rob were absent this month. Jason I believe got the paperwork in so we have an official bank account again. If you haven't paid your 2014 dues yet please remember to email Jason with your preferred method of payment. Jason recommends paypal as its quick and easy. $20 dollars annually gets you free monthly programming by expert aviators, a wealth of member knowledge to help your own project along, and flyouts about twice a year . Now on to the main event!

Each August we hear from our members about their flying adventures from the summer. This year was no exception as we had great presentations from both John Marzulli and Chad Hankins. With John of course low and slow in the Seven Oh Fun and Chad streaking to and fro in his still shiny RV-7, we had a great contrast in mission styles, particularly in their Oshkosh trips. John spent the entire week there soaking it all in, giving rides, and displaying his plane at the Zenith booth. Chad, on the other hand snuck in for all of 24 hours as a side trip to visiting family in Wyoming.

John's talent for photography was on full display capturing the mythical landscapes of the west along his journey. Take a look at his blog for more info and a small sampling of his visuals.

Chad also had time for a few other trips this summer. We loved his video of short final into Priest Lake, Idaho for a little camping.Not bad for an hour or so from KPAE!

Meeting adjourned about 8:45pm. Thank you John and Chad for sharing your adventures with us! 

Onward and Upward!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tim's RV-6 project for sale

From Tim Naugler:
As some of you might know, I'm selling my RV6 project. Thought I'd give 1440 first crack at it. :>

RV-6A Slider QB Kit converted to RV-6 - $17900
Includes parts to build either RV6 or 6A.
Empennage kit: complete exc. fiberglass (included)
Wing kit: nearly untouched
Fuselage kit:
- Floors drilled
- Electric flap kit fitted
- Control mounts fitted
- Rear top skins drilled
- Tail wheel mount installed
Finish Kit: Includes everything exc. cowl, spinner, engine mount, nosewheel strut, vert stab fairing
- RV7 style W-715 wingtips
- Vans Electrical wiring kit
- Vans fuel senders
- Vans dual brake kit
- Ztron labs LED wingtip and tail lights
- Vans tail wheel fairing
- Screaming Eagle tail wheel fork
- Wingtip antenna kit
- Milspec Products RV Cowling mount kit (stainless camlocs)
- Avery Tools Skyview ADHARS plumbing kit SA-A1
- Duckworks landing light kit
- Duckworks HID Retrofit kit (2x 35W D1S HIDs)
- Dynon heated pitot & mount kit

You can reach him at thenaug (at) gmail (dot) com or 425 466 Three Seven One Four

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 2014 Meeting Notes

Publishing on behalf of Matt Mulder, as I was unable to attend. Thanks for taking the great notes, Matt!

5.20.14 7pm
Redmond Library

Officers present:
Matt Mulder, President
John Marzulli, VP
Jason Hills, Treasurer.

Great meeting tonight! The meeting was to order at 7:05. About 12 members present. Rob is out
of town so we skipped the Secretary’s report. Jason noted that May is chapter dues month. You
should have seen a Yahoo or FB post about it. $20 through paypal. Cash or check still work too.

A new face in the crowd introduced himself. Chris Crickmer is a recent transplant from Texas.
He’s well into an RV­14 project and excited to find a chapter with active projects and flying RVs.
He’s also close to completing his PPL at Northway Aviation. Welcome Chris!

The floor was opened to discussion about this past weekend’s GA Day at Paine. Tome noted
that the crowd was kept on the opposite side of the runway relative to the FHC. John noted the
shuttle parking system was less than ideal as well. Despite the up and down weather there
seemd to be good turn out of people and planes (DC­3, 2 Staggerwings, B­25, among others)

Shawn Li discussed his busy month which included moving to his hanger, first and second
engine start, as just today getting his Airworthines inspection out of the way. All went relatively
smoothly. Rough idling engine turned out to be a fouled plug. His DAR (Scott?) gave him a
restriction that limits landing at Paine only after his airplane has 5 hours on it. So awkwardly, he’ll
need to depart Paine and land at Arlington for first flight and then 1 or 2 more flights at Arlington
before returning to PAE. Never­the­less, congrats Shawn on getting another RV­7 in in the air

Henry Herbert bought a Cozy in Florida and has a great story to tell of his adventure back to WA.
His images weren’t loading so we agreed to have him do a show and tell at the June meeting.

Mike covered while we tried to figure out the image problem by recounting his “unplanned”
purchase of his Avid Catalina a few years back.

We breifly touched on Summer Flyouts. The folks present seemed really interested by a Orcas
flyouy/camp out this Summer. John and I will float a few dates and see if we can get a few folks
together. Tom Staggs and John Marzulli are both flying to Oshkosh this year and promise a trip
write up and presentation this Fall. Sounds like a good Turtle and the Hare story if you ask me.

Finally for our main presentation, we welcome John Smutny of The Great Northwest Air Race.
He walked us through its history and current operation. In it’s 5th year, this race is based out of
Euphrata. This year’s race is June 21st and all sizes of planes are welcome, even rentals. Looks like a blast to me. $50 fee covers race and prerace dinner. Details can be found at http://sportairrace.org/archive/id323.html.
John is also looking for volunteers if anyone who can’t fly are interested in participating. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

February 2014 Meeting Notes

The February chapter meeting was held at 7 p.m. on February 18, 2014, in our usual location, the Redmond Library.  

Treasurer, Jason Hills, reported that he was still holding the chapter funds while working on opening our BECU account.  Jason also reported that we have funds in our PayPal account from recent dues payments.

Secretary, Rob Kochman, had nothing to report.

Our president, Matt Mulder, will begin posting mid-month updates to the blog, as well as Facebook, to keep everyone in the loop on current chapter news and events. 

Visitors were Greg Adams (at Frontier Airpark and building an RV-10), Ed (building a Searey amphibian), and Greg Dunn (looking to sell a friend's Skybolt II kit).  Welcome!

One goal discussed was to have more events during the month (i.e. between meetings).  One instance will be a Boeing Field tower tour.  Look for more information soon. [Update: tour is Saturday, March 15. RSVP required. See Facebook post for more info]

Also discussed: aviation tradeshow in Puyallup, potential Young Eagles event this summer, strategies for annual inspections, strategies for first flights and preparing for them, upcoming airport move for Shawn.

Our next meeting is at our usual time and place: Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Redmond Library. Xylon Saltzman and Marc Rosseau of one-G simulation in Ballard, will be presenting.   http://www.flyone-g.com/

Monday, January 27, 2014

January 2014 Meeting Notes

The January chapter meeting was held at 7 p.m. on January 21, 2014, in our usual location, the Redmond Library.  Thanks to John Marzulli, our VP, for running the show while Matt (President) was off the continent.
Rob Kochman (Secretary) had nothing to report.

Jason Hills (Treasurer) reported that our efforts to open a new chapter bank account at BECU were in progress, but not yet complete.  The great news was that Bank of America cashed our cashier’s check from the closing of our previous account, so we no longer need to worry about the check expiring.  Jason refused the offer of an escort to his car.

Our speaker this month was Paul Wolf, the State Airport Manager, who runs all 16 state-managed airports in Washington.  Paul talked about his role, as well as WSDOT Aviation more generally.  He described the many purposes of the state-run airports—a clear, compelling message necessary to maintain funding amid tight state budgets.  Paul had great pictures and stories of some of the recent efforts to preserve and also meaningfully improve airport facilities, as well as some stories of people’s attempts to damage property, both intentionally and unintentionally.  The state work crews work hard to maintain and improve the airports, but they also rely on volunteers, so our chapter members should consider joining a work party or organizing one of our own.  Paul also drove home the point that it’s important to check NOTAMs (including published NOTAMs, which would be found in the A/FD) for runway closures or other hazardous conditions before landing at a state airport.  Thanks, Paul!

Our next meeting is at our usual time and place: Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. in the Redmond Library. Xylon Saltzman, Founder of one-G simulation, will be presenting. http://www.flyone-g.com/