Chapter 1553

Elk City, OK

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October 8th Meeting Re-cap Final Meeting

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on December 6, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

At October meeting is was voted upon that we would not renew our chapter membership for 2017 due to lack of interest in leadership of chapter.  This is last chapter meeting.

Any questions, contact Dave Hill 580-374-7050.

September 10th Meeting Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on September 11, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Only Kelly Hall and myself showed up and meeting was cancelled.

Dave Hill


August 13th Event Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on August 15, 2016 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 Chapter Meeting

  

Location:  Elk City Regional Airport Terminal

 

We had two visitors, Damian Hartpence, and Brian Zinn who flew their Cherokee 180 from Wiley Post.  It was good to see Damian & Brian again.  They flew into to our May fly-in at Haddock. 

 

Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Kelly Hall, Gary Loftis, Dean Vaughn, Wayne Morris, Jeff Whitten, and Corey Alderidge.

Corey flew in with his new Backcountry Super Cub.  http://www.1553.eaachapter.org/apps/photos/album?albumid=16012835

 

 So what happended?

 

We watched part of  the EAA August 2016 chapter video.  EAA has a new member benefit;  Free Solidworks software.

http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-member-benefits/solidworks-resource-center

 

EAA wants to strongly encourage "Chapter Camping" at next year's AirVenture, July 24th to July 30th, 2017.  It is never too early to start planning for next year.


Speaking of Oshkosh, Dean Vaughn shared his pictures of his trip to Oshkosh this year.  Thank you, Dean.  It always stirs our aviation spirit to see the incrediable variety of aircraft, people, and events at AirVenture.


Dayton Dabbs, Gyroplane CFI/DFE has made us a great offer to come to Elk City to do Gyroplane Sport Pilot transition training.  The transition training course includes ground school and about 10 hours of flying.  The course takes to full days.  If you're interested in booking this training, please contact, Dave Hill or Kelly Hall. 

 

Coming Up:


September 10th Chapter Event:  TBD. 

 

 

Thanks guys for showing up. Meeting with you all is the most fun I have all month.

 

 

Thanks, 

Dave Hill 

President

 

 


 


July 9th Chapter Event - Recap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on July 10, 2016 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 Saturday, July 9th, 2016 

 

Location: Elk City Airport, hangar #14


We had one visitor, Bruce Archer who is building a Little Wing gyro. 

 

Members attending:  Dave Hill and Kelly Hall.


What happened:  I spent about 5 minutes updating my Team Mini-Max project and we just spent the rest of the time talking.


Next meeting is August 13th.  Activity TBD.

  

Thanks,

 

Dave Hill

June 18th Hobart Celebration of Freedom Fly-In Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on June 20, 2016 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Hobart Celebration of Freedom Pancake Breakfast Fly-In


Location: Hobart Regional (HBR), Hobart, OK

 

I want to thank everyone who helped:  Earl & Nancy Reed, Issac King, Dean Vaughn, Danny Battle, Kelly Hall, and Gary Lofits.

 

So what happended?

 

We met at 6 am at Dave's hangar in Elk City and then drove down in a caravan to Hobart.  There was a large thunderstorm close to us off to the NE which produced 20k winds all morning.  We set up our "booth" with our new canopy and chapter banner.  A total of 5 aircarft flew in for pancakes.  Two of the pilots were our friends from Elk City, Bobby Suthered (Cessna 210) and Dennis Fox (RV9)


In addtion, Kelly and Gary brought their gyroplanes and held a static display and answered questions. There was a lot of interest in the gyroplanes.


The morning activities started off with the Boy Scouts raising our flay and Cara McKay sang our national anthem. It was awesome.  As volunteers we got free pancakes.  About 10 am General Tommy Franks came by to give his thanks for helping and we had teams picture taken with him.  He's the only guy not wearing the flourescent vest.


Besure to view the great pictures Gary took - Hobart Fly-In Gallary


Since the parade started at 10:30 in Hobart everything was shut down and packed up.  We packed up also and called it a great day.


We raised a little bit of money selling a few T-shirts and hats - thank you Nancy for being an awesome saleslady!


Coming Up:

 Our July 2016 event will be a Pancake Breakfast Fly-in at Elk City airport on Saturday July 2nd. We will be hosting Dayton Dabbs, Gyroplane CFI & Designated Flight Examiner who will do a presentation "Discover Gyroplanes" and he will be available all day Saturday for $100 Discovery Flights.

 

Thanks guys for showing up. Meeting with you all is the most fun I have all month.

 

 

Thanks,

 Dave Hill

May 14th Chapter Event Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on May 15, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In


 Location: Haddock Field, Erick, OK

 

We had six visitors, Dean Vaughn, Hunter McGuire, Stone Oren, Shayla Sutton, Damian Hartpence, and Brian Zinn.  Dean drove in from Cheyenne. Damian and Brian flew their Cherokee 180 from Wiley Post. 

 

Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Earl & Nancy Reed, Issac King, Todd & Joyce Sutton, Ricky Laster, Dusty Lowarance, Ben Tignor, and Troy Carpenter,

  

So what happended?


It was cold and windy but the food and friendship were great.  Thanks goes out to everyone at Erick for making our fly-in a success.  Special thanks goes out to Todd & Joyce for providing food and cooking.  Also thanks goes out to Nancy for helping cook.


I did it again.  I forgot to put out donation jar.


I briefly shared a little about my recent trip to Oshkosh for the Leadership Training Academy.  It was awesome.  In particular I want to share just how awesome the EAA Young Eagle program is and that there is a lot of money available for Young Eagle Flight Training Scholarships.


Coming Up:


Our June 2016 event will  be volunteering our services to help the City of Hobart, OK with their annual Celebration of Freedom Fly-in on Saturday June 18th.


http://www.tommyfranksmuseum.org/celebration-of-freedom.html


We will be helping direct aircraft ground traffic and assist with the pancake breakfast.  The Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in start at 7:30 and we need to be there about 1/2 hour early which means we need to leave Elk City for Hobart by 6:15 am.  We will meet at the Elk City Airport, hangar #14 at 6 am to organize flying down and car pooling.


2016 AIRVENTURE:  2016 AirVenture at Oshkosh is coming quickly. It would be great if we could get a group of people to go together. I promise you it will change your life and you will have a blast. Let me know if you are planning on going.  It looks like we will be camping. 

 

Thanks guys for showing up. Meeting with you all is the most fun I have all month.

 

 Thanks,

 

Dave Hill

 

President

 

 

April 9th Chapter Meeting Re-Cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on April 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 Chapter Meeting

  

Location: Elk City Regional Airport Terminal

  

Visitors: none

  

Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Mike Mattlock, Jeff Whitten, Kelly Hall, Gary Loftis, Danny & Daniel Battle, Earl Reed, Issac King, Nick Twidale, and Larry Gray. Kent Preston had aircraft issues and couldn't fly-in from Hobart.  We missed you brother!

  

So what happended this meeting?

  

We had Pancakes again! Thank you Mike for cooking.  This will be last pancake breakfast we do for several months.  We have a lot on the agenda in the coming months. 

  

Forgot to put out donation jar.  Oh well.

  

We all shared a few moments thinking about Jim.  I'm going to Oshkosh for Leadership Conference at the end of April and I'll get more info about an Oshkosh memorial and share at next meeting.


Next meeting will be Saturday, May 7th at Erick, OK at Haddock Field.  Directions:  Take I-40 to exit 7.  Go south into town.  At stop light turn right and go 1/4 to 1/2 mile and you will see sign on left pointing to "Erick Airport".  Turn left and go south to dead end then right. (Beware of stop sign at end of first block after you turn left.)  You will see hangars by then.  The Erick "Poor Boy Flying Club" will be hosting our meeting and providing breakfast.  Hopefully we'll be able to give some rides in their Cessna 172 weather (winds) permitting.


This month's agenda was to discuss choosing a chapter project to start.  There was an offer of a Super Cub restornation project that is available locally, but we all pretty much agreed that we needed an AI to supervise our work and with Jim gone we no longer have an AI.  We agreed that the project didn't meet our chapter goals of building a light sport aircraft that would fall under LSA maintenance rules.


A lot was discussed and we all agreed that the chapter is going to "adopt" my Teamini-Max 1550R "V-Max" project.  We would like to get it finished by this fall.  If everyone will recall last summer when I was doing my project presentation that I shared how I was at a total loss in terms of tools and experience to cut out the hinges I needed from the 30" strip of piano hinge that is supplied with my kit and Jim came to the rescue and cut out my hinges.  I think it would be cool to nickname the V-Max project "Jim's Hinges". Meanwhie will continue to investigate the financial feasability of a gyroplane project.


The really exciting news is that Kelly and I will be sharing hangar #14 at Elk City Airport.  We appreciate all the volunteers who want to help us with some insulation issues to reduce dust and put in some additional lights.  I should be ready to move project out of my garage next Saturday, April 16th.  Anybody wanting to help please be at my house, 118 Gambel Ln, Elk City at 9:00am. It shouldn't take long and maybe we'll go out for breakfast when we're done.


Coming Up:


Chapter 1553 will be volunteering our services to help the City of Hobart, OK with their annual Celebration of Freedom Fly-in.  We will be helping direct aircraft ground traffic and assist with the pancake breakfast.  We'll post time as soon as we get it.


2016 AirVenture at Oshkosh is coming quickly.  It would be great if we could get a group of guys to go together.  I promise you it will change your life and you will have a blast.  Let me know if you are planning on going.


Thanks guys for showing up. Meeting with you all is the most fun I have all month.

  

Thanks,

 Dave Hill

 President

 

 

March 12th Chapter Meeting Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on March 12, 2016 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Chapter Meeting 


Location: Elk City Regional Airport Terminal 


Visitors: Justin Whitten, Issac Reed, Earl Tignor.


New members in attendance:  Nick Twidale, Ben Tignor  


Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Jeff Whitten, Kelly Hall, Gary Loftis, Danny & Daniel Battle, and Earl Reed.  Weather was bad with fog and low ceiling and we had no fly-ins.


 So what happended this meeting? 


We had Pancakes again! Thank you Kelly. 


Finally got our donation jar set out.  We brought in $122 in donations for breakfast and sale of hats and t-shirts. 


Watched monthly EAA Chapter video.  EAA needs volunteers for weekend work and several guys raised their hands.  I'll call EAA and get details and we'll plan trip.


We discussed choosing a chapter project to start.  All agreed it is important to start a project.  Anyone wanting to suggest a project please provide a proposal at the next meeting on April 9th.

 

Thanks guys for showing up. Meeting with you all is the most fun I have all month.

 

Thanks,

Dave Hill 

President

 

 

February 13th Chapter Meeting Re-cap

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on February 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, February 13, 2016 Chapter Meeting


Location: Elk City Regional Airport Terminal

 

Visitors: Tom Talley and Nick Twidale.


 Members In Attendance: Dave Hill, Jeff Whitten, Kelly Hall, Gary Loftis, Corrie Cocheran, Danny & Daniel Battle, Kent Preston, and Wayne Morris.  Kent flew in with Tom Talley from Hobart.

 

So what happended this meeting?

 

We had Pancakes again! Thank you Kelly & Gary for doing the cooking. We now have a new plastic supply storage bin to keep our supplies.

  

We didn't discuss it, but we should probably charge or put out a donation jar for the breakfast. We'll cover that at the next meeting.

 

Instead of watching the monthly EAA Chapter video we watched videos of Kelly and Gary getting flight training in an MTO Gyroplane.  Actually, most of the meeting was taken up doing that and talking about gyroplanes.


Kent and Tom mentioned that the City of Hobart is going to do their annual Celebration of Freedom event the first week of June and asked if we could help direct traffic at the airport.  Kent will get back to up with the specific dates.


We handed out name tags for everyone in attendance.


Next meeting will be Saturday March 12th.


Thanks guys for showing up. Meeting with you all is the most fun I have all month.

  

Thanks,

 Dave Hill

 President


Meeting photos:http://www.1553.eaachapter.org/apps/photos/album?albumid=15963375


Second Attempt for January Chapter Meeting

Posted by Dave Hill - #867273, President on February 23, 2016 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Weather was bad again.  Forget.  We'll meet in February.

Dave


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