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MERRY CHRISTMAS


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 12 December 4, 2018

Next meeting Dec 04, 6:30pm @ Hammonds

Election Night

It is once again time for the all of EAA Chapter 513 good members to come to the aid of the chapter. Next Tuesday is the night we will elect the slate of officers and board member who will take over the responsibility of the day to day operations for our organization. Yes, we do operate a little more free-handed than most, but we do leave most of the important decisions to a vote of the General Membership. Since we were originally organized and it has worked very well since 1972, no reason exists to try to fix a good thing that has worked well. After all we have very recently produced a very effective re-write of our governing by-laws.

So come on throw your hat into the ring.

But don’t forget you have to be a,” Member in Good Standing” to be a candidate and if elected to serve. That means you have to have your dues paid in full. A reminder – ALL MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE DUE AND PAYABLE DECEMBER 31 each year for the coming new year.

See you at Hammonds Air Service. 6:30 PM. For Tuesday’s meeting We will eat then we will meet and then elect.Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!To you and all those you hold close.

Time to Pay up – 2019 Membership Dues are Due

The next meeting of Chapter 513 would be a good time to pay your 2019 Annual Membership Dues.

Membership in our Chapter is probably one of the best bargains you will get in 2019. Where else in Houma could you get as much aviation fellowship and information for just $25.US?

A reminder – we are unique is having a single due date, December 31 of the current year for the following new year for all members, regardless of your date of membership. This was done to keep the booking simple and as a measure to support the Chapter financing. The membership fees have been for many years the only source of revenue. You ask,” Why do we need an income stream?” The answer is for community projects such as Kids in Aviation, Cajun Fly-in and any other community outreach activity we will pursue.

So, yes, your dues are important and the benefit is really worth the investment for you and the Chapter.

So, You Want to be a Real Leader

Next Tuesday may be the day your big chance arrives. We will be nominating and electing several of our members to service on the board of directors as Chapter 513 officers and directors. Any member in good standing is eligible to be nominated and elected with all terms starting January 1, 2019.

Officers we will elect are President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. We will also choose one Director. Officers presently serving are Faron Naquin, president, Ray Pierce, vice president, Rick Wintter, secretary and Norbert Punch, treasurer. Newton Boudreaux is serving as Membership Director.

All nominations will be from the floor and by the members attending the meeting followed by the election of officers and board members

In accordance with our by-laws any office not filled by the election will result in the sitting office holder continuing to serve until a new officer is elected.


Places to Fly in December

There are a lot of interesting places to flyaway this month withoutleaving the state. We are making a special effort to attend other events, especially the Louisiana Series fly-in events as well as other FLYAWAY visits. More info is available as well as info on events in neighboring states athttp/laaviator.com. Choose some. Let’s go.

Dec 01–Chapter 614 – Breakfast Fly-in – Pineville Airport (2L0) – 08:00am – 10:00AM. INFO: http/www614eaachapter.org

Dec 08– Chapter 244 – Lunch Fly-in -Louisiana Regional Airport (L3 – 10 am -1 pm. Info: chrisg501@hotmail.comhttp/244,eaachapter.org/

Dec 15 –Big Easy Wing Holiday Party – Lakefront Airport (NEW) Big Wing Hangar

Dec 22– Chapter 343 – EAA Meeting -Shreveport Downtown Airport (DTN) Hangar 72. 9:300 am. Info george@gcpcnet.comPresident@EAAChapter.343.org

Dec 29– Enjoy the New Year Holiday

513 Scores a Donation from HTAC

It’s not very often we get really great news from the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission. Especially concerning one of the most generous offers to help fund a great public interest project and without so much as a telephone call.

Joe Wheeler has informed us that HTAC has authorized a donation of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the F-16 Air Force Monument Static Display to be installed in the area adjoining the Commission office building on Main Street. The funds are to be used to help pay for the permanent site for the veterans park where the F-16 will be displayed.

The aircraft is presently on display at Hammonds Services on Safety Road where it was prepared for static display. The Hammonds, Charlie and Lindy were instrumental and invested a lot of treasure and effort in this project.


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting Tuesday November 6. 2018

Members present:Faron Naquin, Ray Pierce, Norbert Punch, Rickey Wintter, Newton Boudreaux, Charlie Hammonds, Lindy Hammonds, Tim Rochel, Richard Cosse, Jack Gafford,Matt Naquin and Nino Thibodaux.

6:30 P.M. Meeting called to order by President Naquin with the pledge of allegiance to our AMERICAN flag. President Naquin talked about our successful fly-in, Attendance was very good with few minor problems.

6:35 P.M. Vice President and Fly-In Director Ray Pierce also spoke about the success of the fly in. Treasurer Punch stated that he is still working with the figures to determine a final net fly in profit.

7:00 P.M. Treasurer Punch gave the current club balance as $1712.07 and the F-16 account balance as $14344.68.

7:05 P.M. President Naquin stated that we will have nominations and election for 2019 club officers at the December 4th meeting.

7:06 P.M. President Naquin said we will be composing a letter to the parish president and parish manager concerning our withdrawal

from maintaining the T-33 monument.

7:09 P.M. Tim Rochel, our current webmaster, stated that the website would not be shut down, but he would not be adding any more information. This decision was voted on and was unanimous.

7:16 P.M. President Naquin called for adjournment and was seconded by treasurer Punch.

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello everyone. This year is rapidly coming to a close. We have grown in active members and hope to continue this trend. We have also had a few meetings on Saturdays at the Airport and at Harris's Private Strip. All have had a good turnout and good times by those that have attended.Wehope to continue this and would appreciate any input.Officers need to be elected for the upcoming year and need everyone in attendance at this December 4th Meeting. Blue Skies. Faron

Worx Introduces 20-volt Brushless Drill and Driver

November 21, 2018 by General Aviation News Staff

Just introduced is the new Worx 20V Brushless Drill & Driver.

According to company officials, the brushless motor of the drill & driver has electronically controlled power distribution, which increases battery run time over standard brushed motors.

The 20V brushless drill & driver’s software control — smart chip — improves motor efficiency by matching power usage to the resistance of the material being drilled or fastened, officials add.

The new drill & driver also features Pulse-assist, which helps loosen stubborn screws and prevents stripping of screw heads, company officials explain. Pulse-assist also helps keep drill bit tips from “walking” when starting holes on hard surfaces. To use Pulse-assist, the operator presses the on/off switch at the base of the handle. The bit then begins a slow, controlled rotation with intermittent thrusts. A green indicator light stays on while Pulse-assist is activated.

Since carbon brushes have been eliminated, the new Worx 20V Brushless Drill & Driver is essentially maintenance-free, company officials said, adding the drill is backed by a 10-year warranty.

The brushless drill & driver features a two-speed gearbox with no-load speeds of 0-430 and 0-1600 rpm. Its clutch has 15+1 positions to adjust torque settings. Maximum torque is 354 in.-lbs. The cordless tool’s drilling capacity is 1-3/4″ in wood and 1/2″ in steel.

Proposed Rule Change Would Allow Training in Experimental LSA

November 3, 2018 byGeneral Aviation News Staff

The FAA is seeking comments on a rule change that will allow flight training in experimental light-sport aircraft (ELSA).

Comments about the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) must be submitted by Nov. 23, 2018.

Current regulations prohibited the use of ELSA for flight training for compensation after Jan. 31, 2010. Changing that rule “would increase safety by allowing greater access to aircraft that can be used for light-sport aircraft and ultralight training,” FAA officials said in the NPRM.

When the sport pilot and LSA rules went into effect in September 2004, the FAA created a new special airworthiness certificate — special light-sport aircraft (SLSA) — which included experimental LSAs up through 2010.

FAA officials believed that once the SLSA fleet grew, it would replace the need for training in experimental LSAs. However, that didn’t happen.

“The FAA estimated that 60 months would be an adequate amount of time for the new SLSA to enter service to replace the ELSA and meet flight training demands,” officials said in the background section of the NPRM.

FAA officials add they thought that five years would give owners of ELSA time to buy SLSA for flight instruction.

“In addition, the FAA believed the action would further expand the growth of the industry as a whole,” officials continued. “However, the anticipated arrival of the new SLSA has not materialized in the way that the FAA had projected in the final rule, especially for two-seat aircraft used for light sport and ultralight training.”

FAA officials note that at the end of 2017 there were 27,865 ELSA compared to 2,585 SLSA.Increasing the number of aircraft available for training “may reduce the cost of training,” FAA officials added.

Recognizing the limited supply of aircraft for ultralight and LSA flight training led the FAA to propose the new rule changes.

“The use of ELSA as a training option for light-sport aircraft and ultralights provides an avenue for structured flight instruction from an FAA certificated flight instructor,” officials said in the NPRM. “While the FAA does not see a risk-based need to expand the training requirements for light sport aircraft or ultralights, it does not want to impede individuals who wish to take advantage of flight training that is relevant to the type of aircraft they operate. Additionally, the FAA would like to facilitate the availability of training aircraft for new light sport pilots or existing pilots who are transitioning to a low-mass/highdrag aircraft from conventional aircraft.”

To ensure these aircraft are used solely for flight training, the FAA will require a letter of deviation authority (LODA).The 2004 Light Sport Final Rule created the LODA process to allow training for compensation or hire using certain categories of experimental aircraft. However, this rule set a Jan. 31, 2010, time limit on the use of a LODA for ELSA.If the rule change is adopted, it would remove that Jan. 31, 2010, date, which would then allow owners and flight training providers to apply for a training LODA.

“The FAA would issue a LODA on the basis of the eligibility of the aircraft and its maintenance requirements, the applicant, the instructor, and the type of training desired,” FAA officials explained. “LODA holders would be required to own or lease the aircraft and would be ultimately responsible for ensuring that the aircraft, training, maintenance and instructors meet the requirements specified by the LODA.”

Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines Released

October 12, 2018 by General Aviation News Staff

 Just released is “Pilot weather: From solo to the airlines” by Doug Morris and Scott Dennstaedt.

The book, billed as the “most comprehensive and up-to-date book on aviation weather available today,” provides a blend of knowledge from two experienced pilots with quite different backgrounds.

Captain Doug has amassed nearly 24,000 hours. He is presently flying the B787 Dreamliner that has a maple leaf emblazoned on it. Doug is a certified meteorologist and “Pilot Weather: From solo to the airlines” is his third book. He has been teaching weather to aspiring pilots for nearly 30 years.Scott is a CFI and former NWS research meteorologist and for the last 20 years has been teaching pilots at all experience levels how to minimize their exposure to adverse weather. Scott has published over 150 weather-related articles in various aviation magazines and is the co-developer of the new WeatherSpork app.The 394-page softcover book is printed in full color and contains 33 chapters with many “tidbits of helpful weather goodies you won’t find presented in any other aviation book or flight training programs,” the authors promise.

The 513 flyer is a monthly publication of the Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513, Inc. Editor Newton Boudreaux. President, Faron Naquin, Vice President, Ray Pierce, Treasurer, Norbert Punch and Secretary, Rick Wintter. Mail to P. O. Box 1034, Gray, LA 70359-1034.

November Newsletter

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 11:55 AM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 11

November 6, 2018

Next meeting Nov 6, 6:30pm @ Hammonds

Cajun Fly-in Saturday Nov 3. KHUM West Ramp

What do you have on your calendar for Saturday November 3. If it’s not the 2018 Cajun Fly-in you may want to rethink your plans. Ray Pierce has put together one of the best fly-ins in Louisiana for this year. You can get an idea of just what he has in mind when you read his remarks later in this newsletter. We may even have a band playing live music and beignets. Bet it’s been a while since you’ve seen those at a Louisiana Series fly-in.

Your may want to rethink your plans for next Saturday if the Cajun Fly-in isn’t on your list. One of the most important and most difficult items on the fly-in director’s check list is manpower. That can more accurately described as manpower/woman power/friend power/fellow worker power. This a big project and we always need all the help we can muster. Jobs and tasks range from registering pilot & crew to marshalling aircraft to providing safe golf cart transportation for the needy to simply meeting and greeting fly-ins and other guests.

In simple terms whatever you can do will be needed and appreciated.

The next best thing you can do is come to the meeting next Tuesday. We can tell war stories about our great adventures the previous Saturday.

See you at Hammonds Air Service. 6:30 PM. We will eat then we will eat.

 

First Kids in Aviation 2018 session “in the book”

Wednesday October 16, Chapter 513 opened it’s 2018-2019 school year with the first Kids in Aviation session. Student from Ellender Memorial High School ‘s field trip to KHUM where we will host the first session of one of our most successful aviation development programs, maybe to only real effort in Terrebonne to promote the parish’s youth inthe development of the aviation industry and sport.

Ellender students gathered in the meeting room at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission office on Main Street for a safety orientation and lectures and videos. These formal class explain the how’s and why’s of heavier then air flight. We explain lift, drag and weight and aircraft power systems and how airplanes and helicopters flight path is controlled. The history of Huma-Terrebonne Airport as well as a discussion on the history of flight was also presented. We then demonstrated flight planning with student participation.

The field trip was then transported via their school bus to the airport Taxiway G for a visit to Hammonds Air Service where they exposed to the real time care and feeding of General Aviation aircraft.

Charlie Hammonds conducted a tour of his aviation museum to close out the field trip..

 

Places to fly in November

There are a lot of interesting places to flyaway this month withoutleaving the state. We are making a special effort to attend other events, especially the Louisiana Series fly-in events as well as other FLYAWAY visits. More info is available as well as info on events in neighboring states athttp://laaviator.com. Choose some. Let’s go.

Nov 03–Chapter 513Cajun Fly-in - Houma-Terrebonne Airport, West Ramp.

Nov 10– Chapter 244 – Lunch Fly-in -Louisiana Regional Airport (L38) – 10 am -1 pm. Info: chrisg501@hotmail.comhttp://244,eaachapter.org/

Nov 17 –Chapter – North East Louisiana Chapter Meeting – 9 -11 AM - check info below for location info: http://.www.836.eaachapter.orgChapter1490 – New Iberia

Nov 24– Chapter 343 – EAA Meeting -Schreveport Downtown Airport (DTN) Hangar 72. 9:300 am. Info george@gcpcnet.comPresident@EAAChapter.343.org

 

Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting Saturday October 13. 2018

Members present:Faron Naquin, Newton Boudreaux, Norbert Punch, Ray Pierce, Lindy Hammonds, Richard Cosse, Bobby Boudreaux , Tim Rochel and Rick Wintter.

 

1:00 P.M. Meeting called to order by President Naquin with the pledge of allegiance to the AMERICAN flag. Fly-In director Ray Pierce spoke about the many guests and attractions that will be attending on November 3. This year along with many of last year’s attendees we have live music and possibly beignets. This year’s car show will have a $25.00 entry fee. This entry fee will include a meal ticket and a t-shirt .We have 1 extra porta-let ,3 instead of 2 this year.

1:20 P.M. Tim Rochel received a letter from the parish stating that they would not be proving funds to restore and repair the T-33 monument located on Grand Caillou.They also said that we would need to acquire an insurance policy to work on the aircraft, It was decided not to proceed with this restoration project.

1:25 P.M. Newton said that the chapter needed an archivist to store our records, Richard Cosse was elected to the post.

1:27 P.M. Kids in Aviation class will be Tuesday,October 16th at 9: A.M.

1:30 P.M. Faron called for adjournment, Rick seconded.

 

Before the meeting we had a fish-fry and barbecue attended by several of the members wives, relatives and friends.

 

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello Everyone, Well Blue Skies are finally here and so is our Cajun Fly In . I hope to see everyone there , just look for the orange guy on the flight line .It is shaping up to be one of our largest fly ins to date , please ask Ray Pierce or myself how can you help .We will be setting up parking and other stuff Friday .Our Fish Fry was a fun time with a little aviating going on .I flew a woman in her 50s that had never flown before . She was giddy as a child after the flight .Lets spread the word of the fun of aviation. Blue Skies, Faron

 

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The 513 flyer is a monthly publication of the Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513, Inc. Editor Newton Boudreaux. President, Faron Naquin, Vice President, Ray Pierce, Treasurer, Norbert Punch and Secretary, Rick Wintter. Mail to P. O. Box 1034, Gray, LA 70359-1034.

 

October Newsletter

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 10:50 PM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 10 October 13, 2018

Next meeting Oct 13, 10am ‘til 2pm @ Hammonds

 

October is always a busy month in the aviation world. The weather is usually pleasant and in Louisiana it’s Fly-in Time! The Louisiana Fly-in Series is in full swing with a series fly-in every weekend and lots of other flying activity in our state and our neighbors in Mississippi, Alabama – all over the South.

Over here in Houma things are looking up as well. We are having a fish fry meeting next Saturday at Lindy’s hangar. Ray Pierce is hot and heavy getting ready for our November 3 Cajun Fly-in, read his comments below. And we are getting started on the 2018 Kids in Aviation series all the info is just below.

So now you know what to do. Get out your phone, calendar, planning guide, appointment list, etc. and make some notes. Let’sget together and let’s do some flying. The weather looks to be great and there are places to go, so let’s fly away.

See you Saturday and bring your family and guest. The fish fry starts at 10:00 am and we’ll be there until 2:00 pm, and Tuesday for Kids in Aviation.

First Kids in Aviation 2018 Session Next Tuesday

Tuesday, October 16, Chapter 513 will open its 2018-2019 school year with the first Kids in Aviation session. Students from Ellender Memorial High School will take a field trip to KHUM where we will host the first session of one of our most successful aviation development programs, maybe the only real effort in Terrebonne to promote development of the industry and sport.

As is our usual format we will meet with the Ellender students in the meeting room at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission office on Main Street for a safety orientation and lectures and videos. These formal classes explain the hows and whys of heavier then air flight. We explain lift, drag and weight and aircraft power systems and how airplanes and helicopters flight path is controlled.

The field trip is then transported by their school bus to the airport Taxiway G for a visit to Hammonds Air Service where they are allowed to sit at and move the controls of an airplane.

The session starts at 9:00 am at the Commission Office. If you are available, your help is needed especially at the hands-on experience at Hammonds.

Places to Fly in October

There are a lot of interesting places to flyaway this month without leaving the state. We are making a special effort to attend other events, especially the Louisiana Series fly-in events as well as other FLYAWAY visits. More info is available as well as info on events in neighboring states at http://laaviator.com. Choose some. Let’s go.

Oct 12-14–Chapter 614 – Pineville Fall fly-in, Camp-out, Splash-in – Pineville Municipal Airport (2LO) – Louisiana Fly-in Series Event 4Info: eaa614@gmail.com/

Oct 20– Hammond Northshore Regional Air Show – Hammond Regional Airport(HDC) - info: http://hammondairshow.com/

Oct 27 –Wings and Wheels Fly-in – Greater St. Tammany Regional Airport (L31) – Louisiana Fly-in Series Event 6 – info: 1027Wings&Wheels.jpg

Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdaySeptember 4, 2018

Members present:Faron Naquin, Rick Wintter, Norbert Punch, Richard Cosse, Newton Boudreaux, Charlie Hammonds, James Croker, Bobby Boudreaux, Harris Theriot, Richard Robinson, Dave Wesche and Matt Naquin.

630: P.M. President Naquin opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance to our AMERICAN FLAG and stated that the October meeting will be Saturday the 13th. We will have a fish fry and a discussion on the upcoming November3 fly-in.

6:45 P.M. Dave Wesche said he is having a problem finding an ultralight and locating a light sport instructor for his Quicksilver GT400.

6:50 P.M. Treasurer Punch stated that the F-16 account balance is $4,329.68 and the Chapter account balance is $1,712.07

6:52 P.M. Faron called for adjournment and Rick seconded, meeting adjourned.

Thanks to Dave Wesche for bringing salad and chicken stew to feed the guys.

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello Everyone, hope to see you at our Family and Friends Fish Fry Saturday. We will also try to have a meeting about 1 P.M. to get updates on our upcoming Fly-In. Just getting back from a whirlwind 4 State trip which included visiting my son in Texas, Chenault Aviation Museum in Monroe, Cruising the Coast in Ocean Springs, and Honey Do time in Orange Beach, Alabama. The young aviator that attempted to be the youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe has completed his trip and is in the record books. Blue Skies. Faron

.Pierce MUD Field

Just as some progress on the air strip was getting underway, the skies opened and the runway has been a mud hole since early August with little progress. I saw that meme that says, “It only rained twice, once for 45 days, then again for 30 days”  I may be able to get the Challenger out of the field, if I can get a few days of dry weather to cut grass on a small unworked section. Fingers Crossed.

Another month has gone by with near Zero Progress on the Glastar project made zero progress in the month of July. My builder assistance guy in Florida did purchase a property in Tennessee with a large workshop, and is the process of moving and getting his business set up in the new shop.

I did my Annual on the Challenger II and replace all of my fuel lines and filters. I’m looking forward to the clear, cool weather that is promise, and continuing my work toward a Private License, and just defying gravity as much as is possible.

Me at the Slidell Fly-in. Wearing my Cajun Fly-in Shirt and working the crowd.

CAJUN FLY-IN & CAR SHOW 2018

If you don’t have you calendar marked for Saturday, November 3rd, what have you been doing?? Call all of the family, put a sign in your yard, post a notice on Facebook, send up a smoke signal, or whatever you can to get the word out to the world about Cajun Fly-In. With my feet back on US soil, I’ve been making final preparations, visits, and kicking promotion into full gear. I’m getting the banners updated to the new date, as soon as they’re ready; I’ll put them out at the airport. I’m working on building some road signs to display around the area. If you have a contact with a location on one of the areas heavy traffic areas, please ask if they would be willing to allow us to place a 2’x4’ sign for Cajun Fly-In at their location. I have some 11”x17” posters laminated to post around the area too. I’ll be handing those out at the Fish Fry on Saturday. October brings seemingly endless fly-in and other aviation opportunities. The Louisiana Fly-In Series is in full stroke, with last weekend’s Slidell Fly-in, and 1 each week until our Cajun Fly-In on Nov 3rd. On top of that, there was the Stearman Fly-in last weekend; WWII Land, Sea and Air at KNEW this weekend, Hammond Air Show, Tallulah Air Show, SERFI, Reklaw Fly-in and a few others along the way. I’m personally attempting to attend as many of the Fly-Ins and Car Show events as possible to say hello and to pass out invitation/reminder cards for Cajun Fly-In. I have more cards to give. Please take some on Saturday to help distribute.

Trophies for the car show are in. Models of our F-16 Display aircraft!!! They look great. I’ll bring one Saturday!!

I met with Juan Romero this week to review all of the layout plans for the ramp. He was pleased with the layout last year, and has given us the green light to use his facilities in the same manner again this year. Juan and their business will sponsor T-shirts for this year’s event. I’ll be meeting with the tower crew next week to review those details.

There’s going to be at least one big KHUM related announcement at Cajun Fly-In.

As far as planning, to date the following items are confirmed, committed or promised:

• USAF Trainer will be on the ramp

• USCG Helicopter and Crew

• State Police Helicopter

• Air-Med

• Airborne C-47/DC-3

• Live Music (Bayou Deluxe Band) Sponsored by Hammonds Air Service

• Auto Gyro of Louisiana

• Hammonds Air Service Aircraft Displays

• South Louisiana Community College Helicopter School

• Owens Flight School

• HPD

• HFD

• Lafourche Dist. 1 Fire Boat & Pumper

• BTNEP Display

• Matthew Dominique Photography

• Local Artist displays

I’m sending in daily request for great weather on the day of the Cajun Fly-In, and would appreciate if you’d do the same.

What else can you do to help? MAN POWER, WOMAN POWER, YOUNG PERSON POWER!!! That’s the key ingredient we are lacking a bit. We need help with registration, parking cars, marshaling airplanes, keeping trash cans empty, giving information and directions or visitors, and just general help. If you can bring your family, friends, neighbors, and any other helpers, it would be greatly appreciated. Nicholls has a home game on that day so my source for Fraternity helpers is pretty thin due to Tailgating in progress. You can also help by just spreading the word and personally inviting people to attend. Ray J. Pierce

Free Online Course Inspires Kids about Careers in Aviation

October 3, 2018 byGeneral Aviation News Staff DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In celebration of Girls in Aviation Day on Oct. 13, the College of Aeronautics and Women in Aviation International Chapter at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide have launched new, free online course called AVIATION IS YOUR FUTURE, tailored for youth ages 8-12.

The course aims to get young students excited about careers in aviation, aeronautics and aerospace. Registration is now open for the self-paced course that runs from Oct. 8 to 23.

This free course is a project of the Woman in Aviation International Chapter at Embry-Riddle Worldwide. Embry-Riddle Worldwide instructors will inspire young learners to look to the sky and provide exciting information about the fields of aviation and aeronautics. Participants will also receive a Certificate of In the self-paced course, participants will explore aspects of flight such as lift, gravity, thrust and drag. They will learn how to identify major parts of an airplane, describe the flight characteristics of a helicopter, discuss the goals of space exploration and much more.

To be eligible for enrollment in this free course learners must be at least 13 years old or must have a parent or guardian sign up for this course on the behalf of their child.Completion.

Historic Tuskegee Aircraft Fly Over Home Field

A historic three-ship formation flight featuring aircraft flown by Tuskegee Airmen, past and present, took place recently over Moton Field Municipal Airport (LID) just north of Tuskegee, Alabama, honoring the brave African-American pilots who fought layers of obstacles to fight for their country in World War II. Moton Field was one of the primary training bases for the Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of African American pilots allowed in the U.S. Army Air Force where they fought not only for their country but also against racial segregation.

The Tuskegee Airmen flew several types of warbirds, but were most recognized for the squadron flying North American P-51 Mustangs marked with red tails. The flight over Moton consisted of a P-51C Mustang, a General Dynamics F-16C Falcon and a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor flown by Delta Air Lines and CAF pilot Brad Lang, Major Rich “Sheriff” Peace, and Major Paul “Loco” Lopez respectively.The red-tail Mustang is owned by the Commemorative Air Force and is part of the organization’s Red Tail Squadron traveling exhibit. The airplane represents the 99th, 100th, 301st and 302nd Fighter Squadrons, which were part of the 332nd Fighter Group, the group that became known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The Falcon represented the 100th Fighter Squadron and the Raptor the 301st and 302nd Fighter Squadrons.Lang says this was the first time in 75 years that a formation flight representing past and present Tuskegee Airmen has flown over Moton Field. The flight took off from Montgomery Regional Airport – Dannelly Field (MGM) and was photographed by Keith Charlot from another F-16C, piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Ray “Hollywood” Fowler. (FLYING Newsletter (10/09/1

Personal eVTOL Aircraft in Flight Testing

By George Clark October 2, 2018Astro’s “Elroy” eVTOL, a new personal electric VTOL is undergoing flight testing at Toronto Markham Airport, in Canada, Globenewswire reported. During a recent flight, Elroy flew for four and a half minutes, reaching an altitude of over 60 feet, and speeding along at over 30 mph.The fully autonomous Elroy is and designed for densely populated areas and is considered environmentally friendly and operationally simple with its high-performance electric motor, according to Astro.The vehicle has a top speed of 44 mph and a maximum flight time of 20 to 25 minutes. Guided by a LTE (4G) network, the automatic control can be manually overridden through its Touch Flight Control system, or its fly-by-wire joystick. Operators simply input their destination and Elroy flies them there automatically. (FLYING Newsletter 10/02/1

The 513 flyer is a monthly publication of the Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513, Inc. Editor Newton Boudreaux. President, Faron Naquin, Vice President, Ray Pierce, Treasurer, Norbert Punch and Secretary, Rick Wintter. Mail to P. O. Box 1034, Gray, LA 70359-1034.


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