Minutes:Sep2010

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EAA Chapter 87

Minutes of Meeting Dated September , 2010

Submitted by Richard DeVito - Secretary


The September meeting was held at Leo Leclair’s garage. President Charlie Gabelmann called the Meeting to order at 1920 with a quorum of Board Members in attendance.

1. TREASURERS REPORT

Tom Muller reported a bank balance on 8/31/10 at $4,122.70. We have a total of 41 members with an additional 2 unpaid to date. Leo Leclair made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report and Everett Perkins seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

2. YOUNG EAGLES

Everett Perkins confirmed that we would have a Young Eagles event at Wiscasset on October 2nd, and passed out flyers announcing the event. Most members present took a supply of flyers to post in their local area. Everett plans to send an e-mail to the members requesting pilots and ground crew for the event.

3. General

Charlie Gabelmann announced that the chapter has received a check for $1,000 from State Farm Insurance. State Farm has previously given money to the chapter in support of our aviation programs, and their generosity has allowed the chapter to sponsor youths for ACE Camp outings. Charlie and all the members thank State Farm for their contributions.

There was some discussion on 100 LL replacement fuel. There are several fuels being studied as a 100 LL replacement. It appears that the use of 94 octane unleaded may present problems for higher performance aircraft.

Sanford Airport will be closed for about 1 week due to construction on the field. It should re-open in early October.

4. ADJOURNMENT

Everett Perkins made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Leo Leclair seconded. The motion passed unanimously, and the meeting was adjourned at 1950

5. PROGRAM

The program for the evening was a show and tell review of DJ Merrill’s Sportsman 2 +2. The aircraft is a 4-place version of the Glastar. DJ plans to configure the plane with 2 seats only, and will use the rear area for cargo. This will also allow DJ to sleep in the back of the plane. Dj has had the project for 5 years, and moving has delayed completion.

OCTOBER MEETING

The October meeting will be held on Oct 12 at the Old Bowdoin School, 1201 South Main Street (Route 125) starting at 1900.

Directions to the school:

From the North, take I-295 south to exit 37 at Bowdoinham. Turn right at the exit and then take the first right onto 125 South. Continue about 1.8 miles to Rte 201. Cross Rte 201 and continue on Rte 125 for an additional 0.8 miles. The school is on the left. Look for a large white fence. If desired, you can take Rte 201 to Rte 125 rather than using I-295. There are flashing lights at the intersection of 201 and 125.

From the South, take I-295 north to exit 37 at Bowdoinham. Turn left at the exit and then take the first right onto 125 South. Continue about 1.8 miles to Rte 201. Cross Rte 201 and continue on Rte 125 for an additional 0.8 miles. The school is on the left. Look for a large white fence. If desired, you can take Rte 201 to Rte 125 rather than using I-295. There are flashing lights at the intersection of 201 and 125.

From Bowdoinham, follow 125 South (Main St) past I-295 to Rte 201. Cross 201 and proceed 0.8 miles to the school.