EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated February 14, 2012 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary
The February meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1930.
1. SECRETARIES REPORT
Richard DeVito read the secretaries report of the January 10 meeting minutes. The report was accepted as read.
2. TREASURER’S REPORT
The treasurer’s report for November through January was presented by Tom Muller. The chapter account balance on 31 January 2012 stands at $6,337.55. EAA membership papers for 2012 have been submitted. The report was accepted as presented.
3. OLD BUSINESS
Charlie Gabelmann presented an EAA National award to Russell Keith for his work as Young Eagles Coordinator.
The Owl’s Head Transportation Museum will host an aviation forum on Saturday February 25, 2012 involving aviation groups and EAA chapters throughout the State. Eleven chapter 87 members have indicated they plan to attend.
A meeting to plan the upcoming fly-in at Brunswick Executive Airport will be held at 1000 hours on Saturday February 18, 2012.
4. NEW BUSINESS
A safety seminar and chili cook-off will be held at Wiscasset Airport on March 17, 2012. The seminar will start at 1000 hours and the chili will be available, after which, chili will be served.
There will be a sea plane fly-in in North Hero Vermont on Sunday February 19, 2012. Land based aircraft might be able to fly-in as well.
Phil Shelton reported he has decided to use a Dynon Electronic Flight Information system, and an ICOM tranceiver in his Dream’s Tundra project.
The meeting was adjourned at 1950
Dave Peppel from the FAA and Charlie Gabelmann presented a program on certification and flight testing of amateur built aircraft. Highlights of the presentation follow:
Thoughts on Building
FAR’s and AC’s – Recommended Reading
Standard – White
Special – Pink - Normal - Utility - Aerobatic
Don’t operate in a vacuum – Help is available Tech Counselors A&P’s - IA’s Fellow Members – Builders Tech Support – Builder’s sites etc. Standards publications AD’s – SD’s – Manufacturer’s Information
Normal Design Standards
Some operate without carb heat - Iceing is possible Not a good practice
Don’t reinvent proven practices Use aircraft hardware Use good workmanship
Approval has nothing to do with safety Does not look at design Old list is grandfathered and valid New (2009) list good for airplanes only Fabrication – Transfer material into final state Based on task – not time, volume, cost, or importance
OK if teaching you to do a task that you then do.
Use of salvage or surplus parts
FAA must contact Washington (AIA 200)
EAA sell packages Register with OKC more than 90 days prior to anticipated 1st flight 1 year is best Send AC Form 8050-88 Exact builder model and S/N – Now cast in concrete. Aircraft registration form 8050-1 All information must match. $5.00 fee – If requesting specific N numbers $10.00 fee. If kit, 8050-2 from manufacturer with aircraft Xed out and Kit inserted. Letter if assigning reserved N numbers or next available. Request on line or phone 866-704-4715 Data plate must match N numbers
If model built 30 years ago, can use 2 inch numbers. If not, must use 12 inch numbers.
Call 781-238-7127 Contact info – location – type aircraft – make – model – S/N May or may not be handed off to FSDO If FSDO gets it, inspector will contact you Don’t let it go over 2 weeks Send paperwork to FSDO 8130-6 Application of airworthiness certificate Program letter – Include If Aerobatic IFR For education & recreation Flight test area Elegibility statement – list all builders – Notarize Photos or schetches Weight and Balance Forward and Aft limits Expected loading for first flight Application for repairman certificate
Day of inspection
Complete inspection already done and signed Hard copy of registration All placards and markings installed Experimental passenger warning Controls, switches and valves What they control Which direction
Flight Advisor Program – Charlie Gabelmann
Three in Maine Charlie Gabelmann John Mill Mike Watson Advisory only – Pilot makes decision Recommends procedures for first flight
7. MARCH MEETING
The March meeting will be held at Brunswick Executive Airport (KBMX) on Tuesday March 13, 2012, 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-2) 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.
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