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EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated April 10, 2018 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary

The April meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1900.


The January Meeting Minutes were approved as submitted on the chapter web site.


The Treasurer reported a March 31, 2018 checkbook balance of $6,117.24 with 27 paid members and 11 outstanding. The report was approved as submitted.


Leo Leclair reported that we sold $970 in tickets for the raffle in December yielding us a profit of $470.


The Hampton Fly In and Flea Market will be held on May 19 and 20.

Charlie Gabelmann reported that the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum has additional equipment that the Chapter can bring to the flea market and share the proceeds. Prior year sales yielded good revenue for the Chapter, but we need a volunteer to run the program. Tom Muller agreed to do the program but would require assistance handling any equipment. Charlie will talk to Owl’s Head staff to ascertain what is available.

Dj Merrill reported that there will be a Sea Plane safety seminar in June at Brunswick. (ed: 02 June, 9:30am at KBXM)

Charlie Gabelmann reported that he soloed 50 years ago on April 13, 1968

Charlie also reported that the women’s Air Race Classic for 2018 will terminate in Fryeburg Maine on June 22nd. The race begins in Texas on June 19th.


Tom Muller reported he has done nothing on his Zenith 750 project for quite awhile. He wants to get back to it, but needs physical help with the project and many of the members present offered to help. It was suggested that Tom use the Chapter mailing address to advise when he wants to do any work

Don Card reported he is stalled in his Zenith Cruzer project pending the sale of his existing 750. He has advertized in several places, and feels he must continue to drop the price until it sells.

Russell Keith demonstrated a retractable LED landing light he intends to install on his RV-9A.

Dj Merrill reported he has qualified under Basic Med for his flight physical. Charlie Gabelmann indicated he would transition to Basic Med for his next physical.

The meeting was adjourned at 2010.


The May meeting will be held on Tuesday May 8 at the Brunswick Executive Airport FBO commencing at 1900 hours.