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EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated May 14, 2019 Submitted by Roland Roy

The May meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1905.


No secretaries report was submitted as no chapter business meeting was held in April due to the meeting cancelled due to inclement weather. Roland Roy read over the Secretaries report filed by Richard Devito for the March 12, 2019 meeting which noted: 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.


Tom Muller reported that the chapters check book balance ending on March 31, 2019 was $5,729.03 Additionally, he reported a petty cash balance of $145.50.

Tom advised that all future membership dues should be paid by check for the foreseeable future. Approximately 13 members of the Chapter have now paid their 2019 annual dues of $30.00 . Emails to those members who have not yet paid their 2019 annual dues will be sent out so as to remind those who have not yet paid to mail in their checks asap.


Richard DeVito stated that he has filed the EAA Chapter filing requirements with the State of Maine to renew our non profit status.

Dj Merrill stated that he has completed the paperwork and submitted the 2019 slate of EAA Chapter 87 officers with EAA National.

Ace Camp located in Bangor (overnight experience for older students) and in Brunswick (day camp for younger students) are both having difficulty in getting students interested to enroll in these FAA funded programs. Lack of interest in all things aviation related seems to be one of the reasons students are not inclined to attend.

EAA Young Eagles program has it's own supplemental insurance coverage that would kick in after the aircraft owner's insurance insurance would act as the primary liability coverage should higher coverage amounts be needed should an accident occur.

Tom Muller brought up the concept of having EAA Chapter 87 help Ace Camp volunteer pilots using their aircraft by providing some gas money to help defray the costs to fly the Ace Camp students.

After some discussion Tom Muller put a motion up for discussion and a vote that EAA Chapter 87 donate $500.00 to the Brunswick based Ace Camp. The motion was seconded and passed overwhelmingly.

Dj Merrill noted recent changes that were made to authorize either the deposit or withdrawal of money from the EAA Chapter 87 checking account to four club members: Richard DeVito, Tom Muller, Charlie Gabelmann and Dj Merrill.

Scott Royal will now be responsible for keeping in his hangar at Brunswick Executive Airport the set of 4 electronic aircraft weighing scales that the Chapter owns and allows members only to use after signing liability waivers.


Charlie Gabelmann reported that this coming Saturday and Sunday May 18 and 19, Hampton will have it's annual Fly Mart. Hampton Field has a runway that is now paved and it is 2105 feet long and 121 feet wide as noted by Russ Keith.

The Annual EAA Chapter 87 BBQ will again be held at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport on July 9th beginning at 6 pm. Tom Muller and Russ Keith have offered the use of their hangers to stage the July meeting and BBQ. It will be a potluck event for everyone to bring a dish to share with others and the club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs and beverages.

Updates on projects by chapter members include:

Nick Knoble building a single seat Sopwith Camel (World War I ) Replica Kit plane with a Verner engine including non functioning machine guns.

Tom Muller continues on with his 2 seat Zenith CH750 with o-235 Lycoming engine.

Russ Keith has finished his project updating the magneto operation on his RV 9 by converting his Lycoming H2AD that originally had 2 mags running off of one gear drive by installing a separate electronic ignition that would provide backup should the single gear drive dual mag set up fail for any reason.

Trevor Jennings has finished the tail section of his 2 seat Zenair CH650 Zodiac kit plane. Next to do would be both wings.

Jerry Crute is working on designing photo enhanced tourist shopping bags that will feature aerial photos of prominent ocean landmarks found along the Mid Maine Coastline.

Dj Merrill asked if the meeting location at Brunswick Executive Airport is acceptable to everyone and if not then perhaps future Chapter meetings could be held at other locations such as local restaurants that have meeting rooms or other venues.

Lincoln Benedict attended tonight's meeting as a guest of Leo LeClair. Lincoln is now the proud owner of Leo's Glastar and hangars it in his tee hangar at Brunswick Executive Airport.


The meeting was adjourned at 2045.


The June meeting will be held at the Brunswick Executive Airport FBO on Tuesday June 11 at 1900 hours.