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EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated June 9, 2015 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary

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


The May report was approved as submitted on the chapter web site.


The Treasurer reported a May 31, 2015 checkbook balance of $6,329.33 with 41 members. The report was approved as submitted.


Charlie Gabelmann reported on the status of the Fly In scheduled for June 20. We have use of a golf cart for Everett Perkins thanks to Ann Walko. Scott Royal will conduct a safety seminar on owner approved maintenance tasks. John Wood will present Scott with a FISDO award as 2015 aircraft mechanic of the year. His wife Carlene will have hot dogs and drinks available for the Fly In, and will establish pricing. Homemade desserts would be welcome. Young Eagle pilots will be given a chit for lunch. Carlene will need an electrical hook up.

Richard DeVito reported that both prospective candidates he had referenced for the 2015 ACE CAMP were unable to attend. Tom Muller will send our funds to the ACE CAMP organizers to be used for general assistance.

Tom Muller reported he had purchased locks for the bicycles at Brunswick Executive and intended to find a storage box for an air pump. Tom Fisher thought Sam’s Club might have a suitable box and agreed to investigate further. Russell Keith suggested a phone contact number be posted by the bicycles in case of problems after FBO hours.


Charlie Gabelmann reported that Wings Over Wiscasset would be held on August 15 and Ann Walko was looking for volunteers. It was noted that this was in conflict with Mark Hayden’s Fly In.


Tom Fisher reported he is having problems with RPM and Oil Temp readouts with his glass panel and intended to convert to a standard six pack. Dj Merrill felt the problems might be correctable and offered to assist Tom.

It was reported than Don Card is building a 750 Cruzer.

Tom Muller reported he had not followed up with Paul Caparotto relative to working on his plane. Tom concluded it was best to drop consideration for any assistance.

Charlie reported that our three young members are reworking a small aircraft for display at Owl’s Head. The work involves covering and paint.


There was some discussion as to the status of the class III medical proposal. Charlie felt that whatever the FAA released on the medical requirement, they would have to be equal to or better than the congressional bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2055


The July meeting will be held on July 14 at the 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. Sunset will be at 2025 hours so it might be possible to fly in without a night currency.

Directions to Tom’s hangar

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. You can drive in if the gate is open, or 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.