Fox Valley Flying Club
Minutes of October 6, 2011 meeting
Meeting was held in the Ward’s hangar at Clow
Called to order by Roger at 7:10 PM
Meeting held without the projector. Bulb was shipping that day
Joe S. cooked ribs and pork chops, cheesy potatoes etc. All the food was too good to describe
The secretary read the minutes from the September Meeting
The Treasurer was MIA.
Need to start the process of electing new officers (nominations etc.) Roger asked for volunteers and the silence was absolute
Christmas Party – it was decided to empower Jim to set the menu. (Tom H. has picked this up, menu to be set at Nov. meeting)
Meeting day. Given that EAA chapter 461 meets on the first Thursday of the month a motion passed to move the FVFC meeting day to the second Thursday of the month starting in 2012
This will allow greater cooperation and sharing between EAA 461 and FVFC
Warren received his Tail Wheel Endorsement
Mick. Received his first class medical without restriction after much hassle with the FAA. Mick had been on a special issuance medical due to a scratched cornea.
Mick noted that the AOPA was not much help. Mick worked with his GP and eye doctor to convince the FAA.
Dan G. discussed information from a FAA FAST seminar on Propellers.
Bob B. noted that the EAA Webinars have been informative. You get them on line and if you join in when first presented you can ask questions. Also you can download recordings of past Webinars.
Bruce sold his plane and hanger to John Wilkins
Picnic was a great success. Lot’s of good food, airplane rides and great weather
Kevin flew with Vance in the Tigermoth for the first time
After the picnic a club pilot flying a friend’s GT400 back to Cushing lost power and made a forced landing in a corn field. The pilot was not hurt and the plane suffered minor damage
The FAA and NTSB got word of the “off field landing” and during their investigation noted that the plane departed Clow Airport which is under the edge of the O’Hare controlled space veil and therefore requires that the aircraft have a transponder.
Phil B. Flew to Rochelle. Flew with Dee to Gutenberg Island in Mississippi and took a two day trip and flew around Lake Michigan.
Mick and Jude did an overnight stay at Lacrosse WI. Flew up for the fall colors. Mick noted that the colors were great once they crossed the Wisconsin River
Departing Lacrosse Mick and Jude flew west over Minnesota and noted that Minn. is very hilly and pleasant.
Allen. Flew some young eagles with EAA chapter 579. After a late start due to weather had a great day.
Kent – Installed a new motor in his Quicksilver
Phil B. – Rans Coyote was featured in the completions in KITPLANES magazine
Roger – RV7, bits and pieces
GOOD OF THE CLUB
Bob B. reported on a student pilot who came on the radio looking for help as he was lost. Flying with dead GPS and no chart.
Upcoming events were discussed (check website)
Nov. meeting on 11/3 at Charlie’s
Adjourned at 8:33pm
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