Minutes:Apr2010

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EAA Chapter 87

Minutes of Meeting Dated April 13, 2010

Submitted by Richard DeVito - Secretary


The April meeting was held at The Old Bowdoin School. President Charlie Gabelmann called the Meeting to order at 1925 with a quorum of Board Members in attendance.

1. ACE CAMP

Charlie Gabelmann reported that the chapter has selected a candidate for Ace Camp. His name is Josh, and he flew with Leo Leclair as a Young Eagle. He is a CAP cadet and is building his own aircraft.

2. YOUNG EAGLES

Members agreed to have two Young Eagle events this year. The first will be held in June and the second in October, most likely at Wiscasset in conjunction with their 50-year anniversary as an airport.

3. PROGRAM

The major part of the meeting was a presentation by Dave Pepple from the FAA. Dave spoke in depth on procedures for obtaining an Airworthiness Certificate for experimental aircraft. Pertinent points and contact information follows:

Applicants should state that the aircraft is for your own education or recreation.

Only the builder can install or remove the data plate

New aircraft require 12-inch numbers

12-inch numbers required in the ADIZ

2 inch numbers ok for 30-year-old aircraft, or those that look like 30 year old aircraft

Airworthiness certificate must be displayed so it is visible to passengers and crew.

Registration cannot be issued until proof of ownership is established.

Manufacturers service bulletins are not mandatory

ADs apply only to approved parts

Contacts:

                    david.pepple@faa.gov  
                    FAA FISD
                    412 Yellow Bird Road
                    Portland, ME 04112 

MAY MEETING

The May meeting will be held on May 11 at the Old Bowdoin School, 1201 South Main Street (Route 125) starting at 1900.

Directions to the school—

From the North, take I-295 south to exit 37 at Bowdoinham. Turn right at the exit and then take the first right onto 125 South. Continue about 1.8 miles to Rte 201. Cross Rte 201 and continue on Rte 125 for an additional 0.8 miles. The school is on the left. Look for a large white fence. If desired, you can take Rte 201 to Rte 125 rather than using I-295. There are flashing lights at the intersection of 201 and 125.

From the South, take I-295 north to exit 37 at Bowdoinham. Turn left at the exit and then take the first right onto 125 South. Continue about 1.8 miles to Rte 201. Cross Rte 201 and continue on Rte 125 for an additional 0.8 miles. The school is on the left. Look for a large white fence. If desired, you can take Rte 201 to Rte 125 rather than using I-295. There are flashing lights at the intersection of 201 and 125.

From Bowdoinham, follow 125 South (Main St) past I-295 to Rte 201. Cross 201 and proceed 0.8 miles to the school.