EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated March 12, 2019 Submitted by Richard DeVito
The March meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1900.
No secretaries report was submitted as no chapter business meetings were held in December, January, or February. In December the chapter held the annual Christmas party. The January meeting was cancelled due to weather, and in February, the chapter attended the annual Aviation Forum at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
2. TREASURER’S REPORT
Tom Muller reported that the chapters check book balance on March 11, 2019 was $5,762.85. Additionally, he reported a cash balance of $145.00 and this was passed to Charlie Gabelmann for deposit in the checking account. Tom advised that all future membership dues should be paid by check for the foreseeable future. Tom stated that he has filed the 990N tax form for 2018.
3. SLATE OF 2019 OFFICERS At the November 2018 meeting, chapter members elected Dave Beemer as Treasurer for 2019. Due to constraints of his employer, Dave is unable to fill that position. Tom Muller has agreed to assume the Treasurer’s position for 2019 until such time as a permanent replacement can be found. Following is the 2019 slate of officers:
President Charlie Gabelmann
Vice President Dj Merrill
Secretary Roland Roy
Treasurer Tom Muller
Young Eagles Coordinator Russell Keith
Class A Director Scott Royal
Class B Director Everett Perkins
Class C Director Leo Leclair
4. OLD BUSINESS
Leo Leclair responded to questions from members on possible chapter liabilities with use of the chapter scales. Leo provided a copy of a release form that must be signed by the end user. The release form clearly states that the scales are only available for use on aircraft owned by the end user, and that the end user must be a member of EAA 87 and EAA National, and is responsible for any damages to the scales. In addition, the end user accepts responsibility in determining the suitability and accuracy of the scales for the purpose in which they are being used. Scale documentation follows:
DOCUMENTATION ON THE SCALES COULD NOT BE POSTED, BUT ARE INCLUDED IN THE ELCTRONIC AND HARD COPIES MAINTAINED BY THE SECRETARY
5. NEW BUSINESS
Charlie Gabelmann reported on key items from the Aviation Forum. Representatives of the University of Augusta Aviation program expresses concern on wide spread usage of Ritalin to control ADHD behavior. In those cases, students could not be accepted to aviation flight programs as the FAA would not issue an aviation medical certificate. Charlie also reported that ACE Camp organizers stated that the program is financially strong, but they are having difficulty recruiting participants.
Dj Merrill reported he has obtained a Commercial UAV certificate. He stated it requires an on line program and is relatively easy for anyone with a pilot’s license to get the certificate.
Dave Beemer expressed his thanks to Russell Keith and Tom Muller for their help in him getting a FAA Phase 1 Test Pilot certificate. Dave recently flew the phase 1 requirement for an RV-9A built be Gary Brearley and registered as N105GS. He flew using the newly released EAA Flight Test Manual.
Nick Schroeder attended the meeting as a guest. He has extensive aviation experience and currently serves as scout master in Brunswick. He is interested in working with the chapter on young eagles and ACE Camp programs.
7. PROJECTS Tom Muller has purchased much of the avionics from his former RV-9A for use in his Zenith 750.
Charlie Gabelmann has purchased an Airdrome Ultra light kit and plans on using a Rotex 447 engine.
The meeting was adjourned at 2130
The April meeting will be held at the Brunswick Executive Airport FBO on Tuesday April 9 at 1900 hours.