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EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated January10, 2012

Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary

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


No report was generated for December since that meeting was limited to the annual Christmas get together, and no business issues were discussed.


The treasurer’s report for December was not available.


Charlie Gabelmann confirmed that a meeting would be held at Brunswick Executive Airport on Saturday 1/14/12 to discuss the 2012 Brunswick Fly In.

An aviation forum involving aviation groups and EAA chapters throughout the State, will be held at Owl’s Head Transportation Museum on Saturday February 25, 2012. The Forum will be hosted by Chapter 1434 in Belfast, and registration runs from 0930 to 1000 hours. EAA Chapter 87 will provide coffee and donuts. The general session will run to about 1230 hours, after which lunch will be available. To establish a lunch count, Chapter 87 members wanting lunch should advise Charlie Gabelmann by 15 February.

Charlie reported that Dave Peppel from the FAA has agreed to do a presentation at our February meeting.

Maine Aeronautics Association will host Soup Sunday on January 29 at Wiscasset Airport.

Batteries for the chapter scales are still needed, but since current demand is low, immediate action is not required. The scales can still be used with AC power.


Dj Merrill questioned airport access at Wiscasset once the security gates are activated. Several members advised the gates would operate via card or key pad, and would restrict vehicle traffic only. Pedestrian access to the FBO terminal building would still be available.

Jerry Crute advised he had a flash drive with Alaska flight photos that might be used for a program at a future meeting. Craig Starr agreed to look at the drive to determine if it could be configured for a presentation.

Craig Starr advised he has arranged a Chapter 87 account with NAPA in Auburn, Lewiston, Lisbon, and Farmingdale. Napa will provide products at discount to chapter 87 members.


Charlie Gabelmann distributed EAA National awards for 2011 to chapter 87 officers.


Mark Hayden reported he has decided to build a RANS RV-9 and has purchased a tail kit.

Phil Shelton reported the floats for his Dreams Tundra have been completed and bolted to the airframe. He plans to work next on the cowling, and is investigating the exhaust system for the aircraft. He stated he may use the Dreams crossover exhaust. The tundra will be powered by a 195HP engine with constant speed prop, and will be mo gas compatible. Phil has not decided on instrumentation as yet, but he like the Dynon system. Photos and progress on the project can be found on the Building the Tundra Kit Plane link in Phil’s web site www.worldvoyagers.com

7. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 2022


Tom Muller presented an overview with photos of his flight to the west coast.


The February meeting will be held on Tuesday February 14 at the Brunswick Executive airport (KBMX) starting at 1930. Dave Peppel from the FAA will make a presentation at the meeting.

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.

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