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EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated October 10, 2018 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary

The October meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1910.


The Secretaries report was not read since it was previously published on the chapter web site. It was accepted as published.


Tom Muller reported that the bank balance on 9/30/18 was $6110.24. We have a total of 41 members with 40 paid and 1 waived. The report was accepted as submitted.


Chapter members nominated the following individuals as Officers for 2018:

President Charlie Gabelmann

Vice President Dj Merrill

Secretary Roland Roy

Treasurer Dave Beemer

Young Eagles Coordinator Russell Keith

Class A Director Scott Royal

Class B Director Everett Perkins

Class C Director Leo Leclair


Christmas Party – Tentatively, we will have the annual Christmas pot luck and meeting on Dec 8th at Brunswick Executive Airport in the upstairs conference room stating at 1730 hrs. D.j. Merrill will contact MRRA for permission and report back at our November meeting.

The EAA has issued a document on Flying club Initiatives and D.j. will forward a link to the document to members.

There was some discussion on the FAA possibly increasing the LSA gross weight to 3,600 pounds. While it could very well be adopted, it may not be until 2019 or 2020.

Charlie Gabelmann outlined what categories a pilot could fly after a BFR, If the BFR is conducted by a CFI, those pilots can fly both standard and LSA category aircraft. If the BFR is conducted by a LSA instructor, pilots can only fly LSA category aircraft.


Russell Keith reported he is installing an electronic ignition system in his RV-9A. It is Mega Jolt system, and an adaptation of a Ford Escort ignition module. He will retain one magneto system with impulse coupler and replace the second with the electronic system. Parts costs are estimated at $300.

Everett Perkins is awaiting delivery of a 5 cylinder engine for his project. In the interim, he has purchased a 1946 Aeronca Champ. It needs recovering, but has a zero time engine. Everett intends to bring it to flight status and fly it as an LSA.


The meeting was adjourned at 2030


The November meeting will be held at the terminal building at Brunswick Executive Airport on Tuesday the 13th at 7:00 PM. We will be voting on the 2019 slate of officers for the chapter.