Newsletters:Oct2010

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EAA Chapter 87 NEWS Oct 2010

The next Chapter meeting will be held Tuesday,October 12th, at the Old Bowdoin Elementary School on Rte 125 at 7:30 P.M.

There is no specific agenda for the meeting, but as the close of the year approaches, now is the time to announce your candidacy for any of the much sought after Leadership positions coming up for grabs in November . All but one position is open, which gives you the opportunity to reach for the sky!!! ( no pun intended )

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Tom Muller contemplates the need for a training wheel below the cowling.

Most pilots are keenly aware of the unusual characters that gravitate to, and frequent airports. After 9/11, we are probably more atuned to odd acting or looking individuals that lurk in the backgrounds. Some may call this profiling, while others believe that their years of experience in scrutinizing questionable looking individuals give them the edge in spotting trouble before it actually presents itself.

Allow me to turn back time to July 5th at KLEW. I started the day by going flying for a bit, until I needed gas. I was deciding whether to put gas in the plane and keep flying, or finally start mounting the floats that have been sitting in the hanger for far too long. I decided on a whim to mount the floats. Little did I know the torture I was about to endure over the next six weeks. As I started to do the work, it became painfully obvious that I wasn’t going to be able to do this by myself. As you can see in the photo, one of those “guys”, just happened to be lurking about in a hangar behind mine and volunteered some time to be a third hand. I can say with full confidence that I would never have gotten as far that day without him. Thanks Tom!