EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated Sept 11, 2012 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary
The September meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1935.
No business was conducted during the August 2012 meeting, so no report was provided.
Tom Muller reported a check book balance of $6,252.67 for the period ending Aug 31, 2012. This included funds from raffles of two leather jackets and an I-PAD. We currently have 46 members. Tom reported we had received a thank you letter from ACE Camp organizers for our recent donation.
The chapter will hold a Young Eagles event at Wiscasset on Oct 6th, in conjunction with an open house and Air Show. We will fly from 0900-1200. Russell Keith will contact the membership to get pilots and ground staff participation.
Mark Hayden reported that four aircraft attended the Fly In at Emmett’s filed this year along with many drive ins. Mark stated that he has a new mower for the runway that has a 15 ½ foot spread.
The Brunswick Air show was well attended with over 40,000 taking advantage of great weather. Next year’s event with be on the same week end as the Greenville Fly In.
The annual Brunswick Fly In was pretty much a bust due to bad weather on both days. MRRA have not had a post Fly In briefing as yet, but we understand an event will be planned for 2013. If the event is held, it was generally agreed that EAA 87 would participate. In the event MRRA elects not to have the Fly In, Tom Muller suggested EAA 87 should organize grass roots Fly In with MRRA’s consent. Some of the members were concerned that we do not have the man power to organize and run a Fly In. Nothing will be done until MRRA outlines their plans for 2013.
The chapter will nominate the slate of officers for 2013 at the next meeting.
Charlie Gabelmann will ascertain if MRRA will allow us to use the Brunswick facility for the annual Christmas party/meeting.
Leo Leclair stated his intention to resign as Editor of the Newsletter, but agreed to wait until the next meeting to formalize the resignation.
Tom Muller stated that we have not had a program for quite a while and volunteered to bring along some picture of his recent trip to Oshkosh. Jerry Crute indicated he has a DVD presentation of an Alaskan trip by a friend, and Russell Keith indicated he would bring a digital projector to the next meeting.
Phil Shelton was scheduled to have his Dreams Aircraft Tundra inspected by the FAA about the middle of September.
Mark Long is flying his Sea Ray.
Dj Merrill reported he has made no progress on his Sportsman. Dj did show a new low cost computer he purchased for $35.00. It runs a Linux operating system with a 700 MHZ processor, an HDMI output, 2 USB ports, and Ethernet connection. It does require a 5 Volt external supply, but this is readily available from the manufacturer.
ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 2100.
The next meeting will be held at Brunswick Executive Airport in Hangar 6 on October 9 starting at 1930 hours.
KBXM is the former site of the Brunswick Naval Air Station (BNAS). From the main entrance, proceed past the large airplane (P-2) on display on your left. If the gate is manned, you will need to stop at the gate house and tell them you are going to a meeting at Flight Level Aviation.
Go approximately 0.8 miles, and when you see the second large airplane (P-3), turn right just before it. The plane is just beyond where you will be turning and it is on the left side of the road.
Continue straight ahead and the road will take you around the far side of Hangar 6. Go in the door near the Flight level Aviation sign.
Google map directions can be found at: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Exit+31&daddr=43.9402848,-69.9791119+to:43.918862,-69.952388+to:43.90721,-69.91986+to:Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FbV5ngIdADTU-w%3BFbx5ngIdGTTU-ylb2Og3cHiyTDFqd9B_BUMGKQ%3BFQ4mngIdfJzU-ykfsDx3DIetTDFtJj7dmtiT1Q%3BFYr4nQIdjBvV-ylzfDW074atTDE3Y9yH8Gp8Mw%3BFQrdnQIdzvzU-w&mra=ls&via=1,2,3&sll=43.919659,-69.949436&sspn=0.086926,0.130291&ie=UTF8&ll=43.919782,-69.94772&spn=0.086926,0.130291&t=h&z=13