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!