Fox Valley Flying Club
Minutes of March 8, 2012 Meeting
Meeting held at Charlies restaurant, Clow
airport, called to order by Roger Kellogg @ 7:12pm
Roger welcomed all members and guests, read the mission statement and reviewed the meeting agenda
Minutes from the February meeting were read by the secretary
Treasurer reported a balance of $1,585.81.38 and some members also paid the annual dues at the meeting. (approx. 20 paid members)
Web-site; up to date
Don, Joe and John O’Neil Attended the Springfield Safety Seminar
EAA President Rod Hightower spoke. Don said it was a big EAA sales pitch, not much of substance said Hightower did get a lot of questions regarding the ultralight training issue and said EAA will work with the FAA to try and resolve this.
Note to Rotax owners, you can register with Rotax and they will automatically send you any new SBs issued for your engine type
Kevin is selling his hanger and plane but will still be “hanging with the club”
Cavalcade is June 5th and 6th
Need volunteers. The more volunteers the less likely someone gets stuck doing the same thing all day
The field was reported to be in good condition.
No update on when or if fuel will be available.
Brad wolf is moving back soon
April meeting 4/12. At the Museum
Tom H Gave a presentation about flying conventional or tail wheel airplanes using an EAA video on the subject
Tom discussed different aspects of taking off and landing tail wheel aircraft. Three point landings verses wheel landings etc.
About the same as last month
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.
Not much to report. Christine took a local flight.
Good Of Club General Conversation
Suggestion, use safety glasses when fuelling. Remember most pumps are designed for larger aircraft and move a lot of fuel fast
Report issued about the F16 that over ran the runway at Oshkosh 2011. A/C system malfunctioned and fogged the canopy
Vance noted to check all valves are set correctly before fueling. Related an incident when he was filling his wing tank and had the valve to the fuselage tank open. Overfilled the fuselage tank and had several gallons of fuel in the bottom of his plane.
General consensus on squeeze bulb primers, nothing but trouble, do not use them
Lots more good chat
Thanks to Charlies’
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