Fox Valley Flying Club
Minutes of February 9, 2012 meeting
Meeting held at Charles’s restaurant, Clow
airport, called to order by Roger Kellogg @ 7:02pm
Roger welcomed all members and guests, read the mission statement and reviewed the meeting agenda
Minutes from the last meeting (Nov.2011) were reviewed (note, Jan 2012 meeting cancelled due to weather)
Treasurer reported a balance of $1,371.38 and several members also paid the annual dues at the meeting
Web-site; up to date
CHRISTMAS PARTY DEBRIEF
31 people attended the Christmas Party
Cost per person was $55.64. total spent by the club to subsidize the party was $879.92
All those who attended gave very positive feedback.
Thanks to all who helped plan the party. Christine, Tom, Phil and Julie
Don, Phil, Bob, Vance and Neil did the tour of the Chicago ATC center in Aurora. Very interesting and highly recommended
Joe Depolo was holding the initial planning meeting for Cavalcade on 2/11/12
The main field was reported to be in good condition, taxi areas very muddy
No update on when or if fuel will be available.
March meeting 3/8, April meeting 4/12. At Charles’s
Springfield Safety seminar is 3/3/12
Phil B discussed an article from the “Wind Tunnel” column in Kit Planes magazine regarding takeoffs in a tricycle airplane
Phil related some insights from experience with his airplanes.
Tom H. Kit Fox. Airplane is flying well, has 35 hours flown
Steve V. Kit Fox. Steve has been working in Alaska, no progress
Andrew K. working in Minn. No progress
Roger K. RV7. Working on panel, installing glass panel with a 10” and 7” screen. Roger has built a spray both in his hanger with floor “down draft” ventilation.
Phil B. flew to Davenport IA. Nice airport
Bob B. Ill. Valley has opened a runway 25 but this has displaced the threshold for runway 36 substantially shortening it.
NEWS AND VIEWS
Brian G. noted that you can have a background check done on yourself and that once completed allows faster travel through airport security (particularly overseas travel)
Thanks to Charlie's for Dinner!
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