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2014 Events

Calendar Revised 20 Feb 2014

There are many exciting events planned for the Majors Flying Club this year. Please mark your calendar, and we hope you join us!

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Cessna is UP!

Mike Zimmerman completed the sign off of the Cessna's logbook January 26, and Mark Armstrong took it up for an FCF (Functional Check Flight). All systems go.

The airplane is now available for scheduling/flying.

We owe a great deal of gratitude to Glen Dupaul who, under the supervision of the maintenance officer, Red Redden, led the coordination effort to get the Cessna's annual complete. Mike Zimmerman did a herculean effort to complete the A&P work. Let's not overlook the individual club members who came out and helped with the annual. Thanks Dennis Guinn, Denis Rottler, Jacob Brown, & Lawrence Davis. They put in a lot of man-hours to get the job done. Great team work, guys.

The motor is sound, plugs are good. In addition to the normal inspection items, the following actions were taken:

  • AI was sent out for overhaul and re-installed
  • new vacuum lines installed
  • vacuum filters replaced
  • induction filter replaced
  • fuel shutoff valve replaced
  • nose wheel tire, tube and bearings replaced
  • middle hinge & aileron rod end on the RH aileron replaced
  • anti-collision beacon replaced
  • Nose strut serviced

Denis Rottler improved the ICS jacks by installing "Bud Boxes" on both sides. Nicely done, Denis.

Aircraft was washed prior to the annual and is nice & clean. Mark said it flew well.

Archer annual is next (March).

-- Dennis

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Meeting Summary - Jan 31, 2013

Thanks to those who attended a most interesting meeting, Thursday, Jan 31. Joe Wiser's presentation was most interesting and informative. Brought back a lot of memories for me. Great job, Joe.

We had an election (no surprises there !), updates on club activities, to include financial status, and we have three new members: Denis Rottler and Kevin Duignan (regular) and Fred Crabtree (Associate). Thanks guys for joining our group.

We instigated an incentive program this year with a eye to thanking those who come out and help with the annual inspections. For the first round (Cessna) the winners were: Dennis Guinn & Gordon Hay ($50 cash card), and Jon Bottorff & Dennis Harwell ($25 cash card). Congratulations guys and thanks for your contribution.

The same program will be in effect for the Archer annual, starting with a plane wash on the 16th or 23rd of Feb. Our maintenance officer will set the date and let us know when to show. Some time late March or early April, we'll have an informal gathering (maybe a cookout or similar) and pick four more winners.

We'll be sending out voting instructions soon regarding the Stratus unit. The operation of the unit was discussed and most in attendance felt it was a positive idea to purchase one. However, we need all regular members to vote on this issue. If you wish to obtain more information, particularly those that did not attend the meeting, go to www.sportys.com/stratus and review the info there. I used one during my recent XC to south Texas and it worked as advertised. This is a great idea for both the VFR and IFR pilot.

Dennis

Scout Aviation Workshop a Success

Our Fall 2012 Scout Aviation Workshop was held Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. On Friday, the scouts attended Ground School and were tested over the material. Saturday involved a F.O.D. walk, preflighting aircraft, model airplane building, aviation map training, hands on demonstrations of an L-3 fire truck, and flights in one of five different aircraft. Merit badges were earned, much fun was had, and 59 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts got to experience flight in small airplanes. Many, many thanks to all the volunteers that helped to make this event possible.

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