EAA is recommending that the FAA withdraw its proposed airworthiness directive (AD) regarding reciprocating aviation engine cylinder head assemblies manufactured by ECi Inc. because of a lack of data or adequate risk analysis performed by the agency.
Greteman Group, an aviation-specialty marketing firm that has worked with companies such as FlightSafety International, Bombardier, and the Lindbergh Foundation, has designed an online aviation trivia game that will tease the brain on the ever-changing world of aviation and provide a bit of friendly competition as well.
EAA's Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker is very excited about a new program he's getting off the ground in his hometown of Salinas, California, whose purpose is to change lives of at-risk youth through aviation. Although not an EAA program, Tucker says it wouldn't have ever happened without EAA.
The Flying Musicians Association will participate in next week's 110th Anniversary of Powered Flight celebration, sponsored by the First Flight Society at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 16-17. FMA members will provide music, staff an information booth, and give its compelling 'Symphony in the Sky: The Correlation Between Aviation and Music' presentation that explains why nearly 50 percent of pilots are musicians.
You are invited to a Reception Celebrating 10 years since the completion of Bill Ghan’s Wright Flyer December 17, 2013 4-6 P.M. Springfield-Branson National Airport Under the Wright Flyer Sponsored by EAA Chapter 1218, Willow Springs, MO Cake and coffee will be served For more info call: 417 469-4212, 252-0332, 252-1750, e-mail: eaachapter1218@gmail or visit www.eaachapter1218.org
Last Updated on December 06, 2013
2013-November Meeting Minutes
Written by Phylis White
November 29, 2013
November 2, 2013 30 members and guests;
A slideshow from the project tour at Sean and Cleta Sweeney’s ran during the meal. Those on the tour enjoyed the fall scenery, viewing the project and the meal at Rockbridge. Thanks you Sean and Cleta for the hospitality.
Following breakfast potluck, the business meeting was called to order by President White. The cooks were thanked for the great dishes.
The Garmin shirt won by Jim Vokac at the open house was raffled off, Ron Hook winner. (Jim wears only shirts with pockets and the Garmin polo had none.)
The November EAA video magazine was viewed next. Everyone found it to be most interesting.
A motion to approve the minutes as published was made by Henny Christensen, second by Lindall Baker and approved by members present.
Treasurer David Johnson presented the financial report; motion to approve by Bob Brantley, second by Ron Hook and approved. Open house expenses were $51. The American Legion was pleased with their lunch wagon sales of $400. Our cookbook receipts and VIRB raffle tickets totaled $430. Raffle tickets and cookbooks are still for sale. The VIRB was donated to the chapter by our Garmin contact Dave Brown before he left the company. He has been a chapter supporter since Jerry Smith’s death.
A new member’s project section has been added to the chapter website. Please send info and photos to Secretary White to be posted.
Upcoming local events: December 7th, the Christmas parade, holiday home tour and the cantata. The parade theme is “Candyland Christmas”. Members invited to submit a float if so desired. December 17th will be the 10th anniversary of the completion of Bill Ghan’s Wright Flyer reception at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. Previously announced time was to be 2-4 PM but that has changed to 4-6 PM to accommodate members wanting to also attend the FAAST safety meeting there that begins at 6 PM. The meeting presented by FAA Phil Dixon will be about JFK Jr’s accident. Also during that meeting, Don Nevels will receive the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50 years of safe flying.
The December 14, 2013 meeting will be a traditional holiday meal at 2 PM. As in the past, Secretary White will use the set menu. Secretary White will bake the turkeys; Janet Brantley will bring the mashed potatoes, Cheryl Butler and Marge Allen the green bean casserole, Lisa Johnson the hot rolls and Thelma
Batesel will bring two holiday pies. Members will be contacted by e-mail and phone to bring the rest.
Chapter project update: The test pilots are waiting on weather to fly off the 40 hours on the 601. The builders are taking a break during the cold winter months and then will start back up on the Pascoe Biplane project.
Condolences to Sharon White and family on the recent loss of her younger sister.
Reminder: change from daylight savings time tonight.
The annual Boy Scout Merit Badge University will be held November 23rd. Members assisting with the Aviation badge are Lindall Baker, Bob Brantley, Henny Christensen, Cleta Sweeney, Jim Vokac and Tom and Phyllis White.
A motion to adjourn was made by Bob Brantley, second by Berlin Batesel and approved.
Last Updated on November 29, 2013
2013-October Meeting Minutes
Written by Phylis White
October 28, 2013
October 12, 2013
Immediately following open house 31 members and guests Donald Fisher and Brett Hall enjoyed dessert before President White called the annual meeting to order. The drawing for returned name tags was held with Cliff Kinkade choosing the ceramic chapter logo mug and Jeffy Vaughn received the stainless steel travel mug also with the chapter logo. We now have the mugs for sale; ceramic $10 and the stainless travel mug is $20. We missed Bill Ghan today; he was involved in the planning, hosting and attending the Aurora High Alumni festivities all weekend.
A motion to approve the minutes as published was made by Henny Christensen, second by Lindall Baker and approved.
Treasurer David Johnson gave the financial report. A motion to approve was made by Brent Humphries, second by Ed Walker and approved.
President White thanked the volunteers for the cleanup workday and for the open house success. A big thank you was extended to Mike, Sharon and Ron White for use of the man-lift to clean the building exterior and for providing the fall decorations. The last breakfast of the year at Ron’s hangar will be Saturday, October 19. Breakfast will resume in January 2014.
The slate of officers announced at the September meeting has one change. Berlin Batesel does not wish to remain as Vice President. President White asked for nominations from the floor. A motion to nominate Lindall Baker for Vice President was made by Lisa Johnson, second by Jim Vokac and approved. Slate now consists of Tom White, President, Lindall Baker, Vice President, Phyllis White, Secretary, David Johnson, Treasurer and Jerry Pfister, Member at Large. Tom Young made a motion for nominations to cease, second by Tom Bentele. Members approved the current slate. Young Eagle Coordinator and Web Editor are appointed positions. Cliff Kinkade has agreed to take the Young Eagle Coordinator position and Brent wishes to remain as Web Editor.
Due to the lateness for the meeting, the October chapter video magazine will not be shown at the meeting but a link to download it and view it at home will be sent to the members.
The November 2 meeting will be breakfast casserole potluck at 9 am, motion by Lisa Johnson, second by Lindall Baker and approved. Please bring canned goods and other non-perishables to donate to M.U.N.C.H. They are expecting over 500 families this year.
Sharon Vaughn brought 25 of the new chapter cookbooks ($10.00) to sell during open house. Those sold plus orders for fifteen more. It was decided to publish at least another fifty now. Sharon Vaughn was commended for how impressive they look. Newer members have asked about the old cookbook published in 2004. A motion to publish 25 of the old books was made by Phyllis White, second by Henny Christensen and approved.
President White asked if the members were aware of the Adopt A Street sign on Sunshine Street. During our workday, President White forgot to ask for volunteers to pick up the trash. He discovered Jerry Pfister along there picking up the trash. He was thanking Jerry for volunteering but Jerry informed him Secretary White “told” him to do it. Ha!
December 17, 2013 will be the 10th anniversary for the completion of Bill Ghan’s Wright Flyer. We have spoken with the Springfield Branson National Airport and have been approved to host a reception under the Flyer from 2-4 on December 17th. We plan to serve cake and coffee. Jerry Jacob’s has been asked to cover the event for KY3.
President White asked to use the hangar for a baby shower for daughter Shannon; Brent Humphreys’ motion to approve, second by Henny Christensen.
Several members are interested in going to the Sweeney home in Souder sometime soon and tour Sean’s project. We could then eat at Rockbridge after the tour. Cleta and Phyllis will work out details.
Members Andy Goin and Bob Brantley were late coming in to the meeting but Bob has now given Andy his Eagle Flight!
Phyllis White made a motion to move the next open house up to September something, second by Bob Brantley. It was suggested by David Johnson that we research September for conflicts before deciding on a new date. He also suggested we personally invite our city officials. President White actually visited city hall with an invitation but none of them showed. Secretary White did send 175 written invitations to EAA national members within a 75 mile radius that do not belong to the chapter, an e-mail invitation to all EAA chapter presidents in Missouri and northern Arkansas and all MPA chapter presidents to pass along to their members
A motion to adjourn was made by John Good; several members seconded the motion, now to cleanup and complete another successful open house/fly-in.
Last Updated on October 28, 2013
2013-September Meeting Minutes
Written by Phylis White
September 25, 2013
September 14, 2013
35 members enjoyed the evening potluck meal before President Tom White called the business meeting to order.
The cooks were thanked for bringing the meal items. Member and scholarship recipient Brian White has soloed. A short informational video was shown of the simulator Ava Schools is seeking to acquire. Members are asked to express their interest in possibly using the sim to David Davidson as soon as possible. A signup sheet was passed around. Member Henny Christensen is absent due to her participation in a 4+ hour canoe race (Race to the Dome) with her son in Jefferson City. Secretary White received a text stating they came in second in tandem mixed and would send more info later when her hands worked better.
A motion to approve the minutes with the spelling correction Sam Kaufman not Coffman was made by Lindall Baker, second by Tom Bentele.
Treasurer David Johnson gave the financial report. A motion to approve was made by Mike Noonan, second by Jeremy Myers and approved.
Nominating committee member Cleta Sweeney presented the slate of officers consisting of current officers. Cliff Kinkade has been recommended for Young Eagle Coordinator which is an appointed position. Voting will be during the annual meeting October 12th. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at that time. Thank you to the nominating committee.
Annual Open House/Fly-In will be October 12th. 2013 is the 10th anniversary of Bill Ghan’s Wright Flyer and we will feature that. There will be a spot landing contest. Ford and John Deere will provide vehicle displays as part of the EAA Partner Program. The American Legion post will be the food vendor once again. Members are encouraged to bring desserts for our annual meeting which follows immediately after the open house. Volunteers are needed for parking vehicles and planes, selling raffle tickets, etc. A workday will be scheduled for cleanup inside and out, possibly on the 10th. Members present that volunteered are Marge Allen, Lindall Baker, Tom Bentele, Benny Butler, David Johnson, Jeremy Myers, Sean and Cleta Sweeney, Tom Young and Mike White. Secretary P. White has event insurance approved, the event added to EAA’s calendar of events and Fly-Low’s event calendar. She has a list of national members within a 75 mile radius to send invitations out to. Possible raffle items were discussed preferably the
Garmin VIRB or possibly flight planning software such as Fore Flight or Anywhere Maps. There is not enough time this year to plan a silent auction or sale as Jeremy Myers suggested at the last meeting.
President White thanked members Cliff Kinkade, David Johnson and Mike White for mowing this month. Without rain, it may not need it again for some time.
MPA Chapter 20 will be hosting their poker run on September 21. Chapter 1218 has donated a $50 fuel certificate prize and the City of Willow Springs will do the same. You do not have to be a member to participate. Secretary White read the poker run info provided in the MPA state newsletter. If more info is available later, an e-mail will be sent.
Reminder: The November meeting is held on the first not second Saturday of the month due to the start of deer season.
Treasurer David Johnson the Zenith 601 project is nearing completion. If anyone knows of someone in the market for one, if they purchase it soon, they would be able to choose paint colors. The initial engine startup video was shown.
Cleta Sweeney thanked David Davidson, Jeremy Myers and Ron Weldon for their participation in the Ava 4H project. Jeremy made a fantastic video. David and Ron kept them on the edge of their seat and they want them back again.
After viewing the September Chapter Video Magazine, a motion to adjourn was made by Tom Young, second by Sean Sweeney and approved by members.
Last Updated on October 18, 2013
Scholarship Program Charter
Written by EAA1218
November 23, 2012
EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218 Scholarship Program
To promote general aviation in south central Missouri by encouraging interested individuals to pursue obtaining their primary pilot license.
To increase local general aviation economic activity.
To promote use and support of local airport facilities, services and personnel.
To increase local awareness of EAA Chapter 1218, and local aviation activities, by publicizing individual sponsorships, business sponsorships, scholarship awards, first solo flights, and successful completions of flight training in local media, chapter meeting minutes, and on the chapter website.
Grow the membership of EAA Chapter 1218 by helping to create more general aviation pilots, in this area, which will hopefully become the future of our organization.
Award a $2,500 scholarship to any individual, that resides within the 9 county geographic area covered by EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218, to be used for primary flight training with the goal of obtaining a Private Pilot, Sport Pilot, or Recreational Pilot License. The scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, sex, or financial status. Applicants will become eligible by first taking a young eagle flight, an eagle flight, or demonstrating previous flight experience, then completing and submitting an application to EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218. When an applicant is approved to receive a scholarship, the applicant will be required to join both the national Experimental Aircraft Association and the EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218. The applicant will pay for primary flight instruction (plane rental, fuel, instructor fees) at any flight school, or with any Certified Flight Instructor, of the applicant’s choice, and then submit proof of payment to EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218 for reimbursement. The EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218 Scholarship Program will be managed by the EAA Chapter 1218 executive committee and will be limited only by the number of applicants approved or by the funds available.
The EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218 Scholarship Program was initially funded by the generous donations of individuals to the Jerry Smith Scholarship Fund. These existing funds and any future funds raised for the sole purpose of supporting the chapter 1218 scholarship will be used to fund this scholarship program. This will assure all supporters and sponsors of the scholarship program that their contributions will only be used for the scholarship program and will not be used for any other chapter 1218 activities or obligations. Future funding will be secured by: 1. Donation jar clearly marked scholarship fund at all meetings and EAA events for individual or anonymous contributions. 2. Fund raising activities that are organized and conducted by EAA members for the sole purpose of raising money for the scholarship fund such as craft sales, garage sales, raffles, bake sales, etc. 3. Individual Sponsorships: Diamond level $500, Gold level $250, Silver $100, Bronze $50. Business Sponsorships: Diamond level $1,000, Gold level $500, Silver $250, Bronze $100. Sponsorships would be publicized with pictures in local media, distributed in chapter meeting minutes and on the chapter website.
Last Updated on November 23, 2012
Clint Allen on the Jenny Independence Day 2012
Written by Brent Humphreys
July 07, 2012
I had the opportunity to turn on the camera and catch Clint Allen teaching last Wednesday during the Independence Day Celebration. I think he thanks his fellow chapter members no less than 3 times during this short video. I hope you enjoy.
Written by Brent Humphreys
July 04, 2012
We had a great turn out today at the chapter hanger for an Old Fashioned Independence Day celebration. Here is a short video with just a few of the highlites.
Henny generously allowed me to share the video she put together on Kitty Middleton. If you missed it at the Fly In, you can see it here. Lot's of Appreciation to Henny for the effort she put into assembling this video.
2011 Open House: Young Eagle Flight
Written by Brent Humphreys
October 11, 2011
Here is a quick video update from the Fly-In this weekend.
Here is a short video of one Young Eagle flight in Benny's RV-7. I told them to check the web site in a couple days to see the flight. If you have any photos, you can put them in the Flickr photo pool, or send them to me. As I see photos come in, I will select some to include in a video for the event.
To see the video in full High Definition click here