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EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated June 10, 2014 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary

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


April meeting minutes were accepted as posted on the chapter web site.


Tom Muller reported that the bank balance on 04/30/14 was $7,471.29, and on 05/31/14 was $7,399.94 with 37 members in the chapter. Tom reported that an additional four members had not renewed as yet. The report was accepted as submitted.


FLY IN - Charlie Gabelmann reported that work on the June 21th Fly In is continuing, and most items are covered. $200 has been allocated for trophies. Golf carts and porta potties have been arranged. Scott Royal will conduct a safety seminar on owner approved maintenance at 1000 hours in Bld. 27, and we will provide coffee and donuts. We will have a Young Eagles event starting at 0900, and five or six pilots have already committed to participate. Notices will be place in the newspapers, and information will be distributed to the schools.

ACE CAMP – Members approved awarding two scholarships for the 2014 ACE Camp programs. The chapter will provide one scholarship for the Bangor program, and one for the Portland program, less $100 for each program.


Charlie advised that the August meeting will be held at Mark Hayden’s Emmet field. The date will be advised shortly.

Tom Muller reported that the CAP has a program with the Air Force that provided material to schools on aviation interests. Charlie responded that he was familiar with, and has used the program materials. The program materials are not widely used because most teachers feel they are not qualified to conduct aviation related classes.

Charlie reported that the EAA stickers will be available soon. They will be sold at a nominal cost with proceeds benefiting the chapter.

Charlie reported that he had received a letter offering prop balancing equipment to area chapters. Scott Royal has this capability and has balanced props for some chapter members. He cautioned that the equipment is not the main issue, and user experience is a major factor in a successful balance. There was discussion pro and con, and Charlie agreed to forward the letter to chapter members for review.


Don Card went to Colorado Springs for transition training in a Zenith CH 750. He flew for three days and feels comfortable enough to fly his project. Performance was good, but the plane drops sharply when power is reduced. His aircraft had a small rudder interference problem preventing a flight, but that has been corrected. A radio issue is yet to be resolved.

Dj Merrill is making progress on a new panel for his Glastar and thinks it can be completed in about a month. His Sportsman is up for sale, but he has not received a serious offer as yet. 6. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 2100.


The July meeting will be held on July 8 at Tom Muller’s hangar at the Lewiston-Auburn Airport (LEW). We will also have a chapter cook out in conjunction with the meeting with a planned start time of 1800 hours. Directions follow:

If you are traveling from Bowdoinham or the coastal areas, take 196 into Lewiston and take the Maine Turnpike (toll free) south to Auburn. Exiting the turnpike, turn right and head SW on 202/26/100/4 (all the same road). Take a right at the first light just after the Irving truck stop onto Kittyhawk Drive. Travel to the four corner stop sign intersection and turn right onto Hotel Road. On Hotel road, take the first left onto White Hangar Drive. Mountain Machine Company is at the entrance to the airport. If the drive in gate is locked, you can park outside the gate and walk in. The walk in gate is not locked. This area is dimly lit. Walk to the left of the white hangar and you will see yellow t-hangars on the front side of the white hangar. Tom’s hangar is in the second row of yellow T-hangars.