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EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated April 9, 2013 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary

The April meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1930.


The Secretaries report was approved as submitted on the chapter web site.


The treasurer’s report for the period ending 3/31/13 was presented by Tom Muller. The chapter account balance stands at $7928.78 with 34 Paid members and 3 honorary. The report was accepted as presented.


Charlie Gabelmann briefly discussed the Chapter Fly In planned for June 22 at Brunswick. A meeting on the Fly In is planned for April 13 at 10 AM in hangar 6.


Charlie Gabelmann congratulated Scott Royal for the Brunswick Record article on his Luscombe project, and Phil Shelton for his article in Sport Aviation on his Tundra aircraft. Phil Shelton reviewed correspondence with the city of Brunswick on their request to collect excise taxes for his Tundra aircraft. After much effort on Phil’s part, Maine DOT confirmed that experimental aircraft are exempt. Also exempt are antique aircraft 30+ years old that are used for exhibition purposes only.

Mark Hayden confirmed that the annual Emmet field fly in will be held August 17.


Mark Hayden reported that Haver Starway, a past Ace Camp attendee, hopes to attend again this year. Members voted to provide ½ of the current $750 fee ($375) to Haver, with an additional $625 authorized for another candidate.


Leo Leclair weighed Dj’s Glastar using the chapter scales, and found the results were higher than expected. The aircraft was weighed again by Scott Royal using certified scales, and the results agreed with the chapter scales. This confirmed that the chapter scales are indeed accurate. Further investigation determined that there were 4 ½ gallons of fuel in the auxiliary tanks, and this accounted for the unexpected higher weight.

Scott Royal is refurbishing a 1948 with an 85 HP engine. The aircraft was purchased out of a barn where it has been stored for many years, and the last annual was in 1993. Scott hopes to be flying it this summer.

Tom Muller will drive out to Missouri to pick up his Zenair kit. The kit comes in a 12 foot crate and Tom is investigating the best way to transport the kit.

6. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 2048


The May meeting will be held at Brunswick Executive Airport (KBMX) on Tuesday May 14, 2013, starting at 1930 hours.

KBXM is the former site of the Brunswick Naval Air Station (BNAS). From the main entrance, proceed past the large airplane (P-3) on display on your left. If the gate is manned, you will need to stop at the gate house and tell them you are going to a meeting at Flight Level Aviation. Go approximately 0.8 miles, and when you see the second large airplane (P-3), turn right just before it. The plane is just beyond where you will be turning and it is on the left side of the road.

Continue straight ahead and the road will take you around the far side of Hangar 6. Go in the door near the Flight level Aviation sign.

Google map directions can be found at: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Exit+31&daddr=43.9402848,-69.9791119+to:43.918862,-69.952388+to:43.90721,-69.91986+to:Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FbV5ngIdADTU-w%3BFbx5ngIdGTTU-ylb2Og3cHiyTDFqd9B_BUMGKQ%3BFQ4mngIdfJzU-ykfsDx3DIetTDFtJj7dmtiT1Q%3BFYr4nQIdjBvV-ylzfDW074atTDE3Y9yH8Gp8Mw%3BFQrdnQIdzvzU-w&mra=ls&via=1,2,3&sll=43.919659,-69.949436&sspn=0.086926,0.130291&ie=UTF8&ll=43.919782,-69.94772&spn=0.086926,0.130291&t=h&z=13