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September Newsletter

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513

Houma, Louisiana

Volume XIV Number 9________ September 5, 2017

Next meeting Tues. September 5 @ Hammonds-6:30

The first Tuesday in September will be an interesting meeting for Chapter 513. We will have a guest speaker who should be of particular interest to anyone involved in aviation in the Terrebonne-Lafourche Metro. If you fly for a living or a sport pilot or just plain interested in what has happened and what is planned or expected at the Gus Brown Houma-Terrebonne Airport our guest speaker for the evening will have the answers. Joe Wheeler Executive Director, Houma-Terrebonne Airport will be visiting with us to give us a report on the airport, its plans and its ambitions. Spread the word to all of your fellow aviators and others afflicted with the airplane bug.

Here’s something else for you to consider – what will you be doing to help the 2017 Cajun Fly-in? We will be asking members to sign up for a little of your time on Saturday October 21 in support of Chapter 513’s original and most successful community outreach undertakings. If you’re not willing to help with this one you will be letting down a whole lot of chapter history not to mention Ray Pierce, Cajun Fly-in and Car Show director.

As is our custom pizza and soft drinks will be served so come hungry and early.

Cajun Fly-In and Car Show

We have just 36 days remaining to get Chapter 513’s signature outreach project ready for its October 21 opening. Our fly-in director, Ray Pierce has spent a lot time planning and preparing during his most recent “August days off” from his work a day job. Ray has been in contact with Joe Wheeler, Director of Houma-Terrebonne Airport. He has also been in contact with the FBOs and other interested and involved parties on both the East Ramp and West Ramp. Those of you who follow Cajun-Fly-in on Facebook can get a more of Ray’s efforts this past month.

The most important need right now is MANPOWER. Everyone is capable of lending their expertise to this our most important public project of the year. Be sure to come to the meeting to let everyone know what you will do for your part.

Louisiana Places to Fly in September


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

Sep 02 – Chapter 614 – Fly-in Breakfast – Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0) – 8 – 10 am. Info: http/www.614eaachapter.org

Sep 09– Chapter 244 -Fly-in Lunch – Louisiana Regional Airport –

Info: chrisg501@hotmail.com or htt//www.244.eaachapter.org/

Sep 16- Chapter 614 – Pineville Municipal Airport -EAA LEADERSHIP BOOT CAMP – 8AM-5PM. Friday evening dinner. Info:David Letting, EAA Outreach Specialist 902-426-6116

Sep 23– Fourth Saturday Fly-in/Drive-in – Beauregard Regional Airport, DeRidder (DRI) – Info: 3337-463-8250

Sep 30 – Open House – Gulf Coast Aviation – Baton Rouge Metro Airport(KBTR)

1pm-5pm info:See Gulf Coast Aviation website.

Secretary’s Corner


Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayAugust 1, 2017

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

Guest: Nolan and Rachel Thompson and their nephew Adam

A quorum was not present so noformal business meeting was held

Ray Pierce, our fly-in director, said that he has ordered a larger banner and 8 smeller banners for the fly-in. He is also mailing our post cards ans has ordered 8 signs to prevent taxiway incursions by the public.

President Tin Rochel stated that he wants to post our newsletter to our Facebook page and he is getting some led floodlights to illuminate the F-16. Tim and Lindy will install the lighting. He also has some paint to be donated by VIDA PAINT to paint the outside of the T-33 canopy.

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Ms Ochs Retires


Ms Patricia Ochs retired July 1st 2017 after 28 years of service with the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio. Her diligent service as the Static Display Program Director is being honored with this presentation from Larry Beam of Aviation Heritage Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky. We will sorely miss her and wish her and her family the best. Ms Ochs made dealing with the USAF Museum a pleasure. We are hoping she has a well-deserved break and keeps in touch.

Don't forget to celebrate Labor Day this month. By the time we meet, it will have been over! September 4th is Labor Day. We meet on the 5th. Labor Day was enacted as a federal holiday in 1894 to initiate an eight hour work day, which was originally a Canadian idea. Since then it is celebrated annually on the first Monday in September.

I am working on a proposal to have a summer 'camp' at the airport. It would entail much of what we do with the Kids in Aviation, but with a two day program that would include hands on craft projects such as a paper airplane distance race and a drawing airplane control surfaces competition. There are many issues to resolve having a two day program. First, there would be no camping overnight and the lunch problem would have to be addressed. Next there will have to be a group size limit and how many workers will be needed. Then, we will have to locate materials for the crafts projects. Any input from our members is welcomed. We will discuss it at the meeting.

Joe Wheeler, HTAC Director, will be our guest speaker who will give us a 'heads up' about the latest goings on at the airport.

Two more meetings before the Cajun Fly-in. I am hoping we get everything together. Ray and April made their rounds at all FBOs this past week and I'm working on setting up parking areas. We will request members to sign up as workers. As I said before, you only have to give a few minutes of your time at the fly-in to make it a success.

Pizza and soft drinks will start out the meeting.

See you there.                                                                                                     Tim


Miss Vermont to Fly to Miss America Pageant


Katie Chapa Aug 23, 2017 COLCHESTER, Vt.

 Miss Vermont will soon be the first ever Miss America contestant to fly herself to a competition. She will take flight this Saturday to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the 2018 Miss America Pageant.22-year-old Erin Connor says she excited for both the experience of the pageant and the opportunity to take flight. She’s been flying since she was 16 years old, and the two passions are one she’s grateful she can combine.“Here I get to go to Miss America, a once in a lifetime experience, and I get to fly myself there, another thing I love to do. It’s a win win all around,” Connor said. Connor took home the Miss Vermont crown back in April, and since then she’s been busy making public appearances and attending events around the state. She says she’s just completed her 70th appearance since winning the title.Once Miss Vermont arrives in Atlantic City, she says she has a busy two weeks ahead. Her schedule is packed every day from about 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. with charity events, appearances, rehearsals and photo shoots. “This is a once and a lifetime experience. Sam Haskell the President and C.E.O of Miss America said you’re more likely to have a son compete and play for the NFL then a daughter to even go to Miss America, so that’s pretty cool and I’m excited to participate in it,” Connor said.

You can catch the 2018 Miss America competition September 10 at 9 p.m. on Local 22.

President’s Visits Hurt Small Airports


Thor Solberg’sAugust 10, 2017 by General Aviation News Staff

Business is down — try practically nonexistent — at a time when it’s usually way up, and he has President Donald Trump to thank for it, according to an Associated Press story.

Solberg owns Solberg-Hunterdon Airport, one of two small airports in western New Jersey that are essentially closed down because they are within 10 miles of where Trump is spending 17 days this month at his Bedminster country club. More than a dozen other airports also face restrictions.The article notes that the summer is “high season” for general aviation airports.“Twenty percent of our annual business is affected by the president’s visits in the summertime because that’s how much of our business takes place on the weekends in the summertime,” Solberg told the AP.The article notes that small airports and aviation-related businesses near Trump’s properties in Florida and New Jersey have lost out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in business already this year. And they have no recourse other than to appeal to the Secret Service, which oversees presidential security.

The 513 flyer is a monthly publication of the Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513, Inc. Editor Newton Boudreaux. President, Tim Rochel, Vice President, Faron Naquin, Treasurer, Norbert Punch and Secretary, Rick Wintter. Mail to P. O. Box 1034, Gray, LA 70359-1034. Newsletter Email newton.Boudreaux@att.net. www.513.eaachapter.org

August Newsletter

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 4:50 PM

 


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513

Houma, Louisiana

Volume XIV Number 8______ August 1, 2017

Next Meeting Tues. August 1 @ Hammonds-6:30

It’s August already. But it’s not too early to ask what do you have planned for Saturday October 21? If you haven’t already it is time to start thinking about the 2017 Cajun Fly-in. Your help is sorely need. Last year just three (3!) 513 EAAers parked and marshaled fly-in aircraft. Two of the three weren’t our most robust of our number Jack Gafford and Tim Rochel. In spite of this Faron Naquin our new vice president did an excellent job handling a record number of visiting aircraft. In 2016, one the most outstanding jobs was done April Simoneaux, of SoLa Flight services. April ran one of the best registration tables I’ve witnessed, not just for arriving aircraft but for the car show as well. She organized the car show exhibit also. April and Tex are not members of Chapter 513. Of particular need is someone to organize and supervise auto parking. We really don’t need a bunch of grammar schoolers trying to park visitors cars. Think about what you can do for your Chapter. Come to the meeting Tuesday and bring along a friend to help us do in some pizza.


Cajun Fly-In 2017 Update

It seems I have the upcoming Cajun Fly-in on my mind this month. In just four score, seven days Saturday October 21 and the 2017 Cajun Fly-in will staring us in the face, ready or not.

But be not of faint heart. We have the workingness fly-in director on the planet in charge. Ray Peirce has done an outstanding job for the past two years and is way ahead of it all again this year. He has been passing out cards everywhere he goes and has distributed fly-in cards to any member who wants them so we can get the word out.

Additionally, Ray has sent a card mailing to interested individuals and organizations and is planning another later as the fly-in nears.

He has learned from our last two years’ experience and has made plans to better define exhibitor, vendor and car show area and is planning to improve direction signage for visitors interring the airport.

Safety is always of great concern and there will be clearly marked crowd control warnings and barriers on the ramp.

To help with the manpower situation Ray is visiting Ama to request Cajun Fly-in assistance.

What is really amazing is he does all this while working half around the world with brief time at home.


Louisiana Places to Fly in August

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

Aug 05 – Chapter 614 – Fly-in Breakfast – Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0) – 8 – 10 am. Info: http/www.614eaachapter.org

Aug 012– Chapter 244 -Fly-in Lunch – Louisiana Regional Airport –

Info: chrisg501@hotmail.com or htt//www.244.eaachapter.org/

Aug 19- Chapter 836 – Northeast Louisiana Meeting – info: John Gummere jgummere@hotmail.com or http/www863.eaachapter.org/

Aug 26– Fourth Saturday Fly-in/Drive-in – Beauregard Regional Airport, DeRidder (DRI) – Info: 3337-463-8250


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayJuly 11, 2017

Members present:Tim Rochel, Faron Naquin, Rick Wintter, Norbert Punch, Charlie Hammonds, Lindy Hammonds, Jerry Gonsoulin, Richard Cosse, Newton Boudreaux, Richard Robinson and Jack Gafford.

.6:35 P.M Meeting called to order by President Rochel with a video and discussion about SPACEX9

and the technology they developed.

6:55 P.M.Tim stated that the F-16 is tied down at its present location in front of Hammonds maintenance and we are going to buy some solar powered lighting to illuminate theaircraft and a temporary plaque stating that the tail number has been changed. Newton made a motion to go ahead and purchase the lights, Vice President Naquin seconded

the motion, motion carried unanimously.

7:20 P.M. Meeting adjourned.

RickeyWintter, Secretary


Prez Says

National Aviation Day is upon us. Yep, Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed National Aviation Day in 1939 to honor Orville Wright's birthday on August 19. I just hope that we have history right (or is that Wright?). It seems that there is controversy over whether the Wrights were first. I'm already distraught that George's teeth weren't cypress and that Betsy didn't do one stitch in Old Glory. I have seen both and now question all of the teachings of my childhood.

Anyway, back to the Wrights. It was actually rumored at the time that Wilber didn't exist and was a figment of Orville's imagination! During my research, I didn't see any media articles about FDR's birth certificate or election interference by Nicholas II. I guess fake news wasn't invented yet. It is argued by many that the Wrights flight was superseded by both Jacob Brodbeck (1867) and Gustav Whitehead (1901). Whitehead is even said to have developed the first flying car, the Condor, that is said to have flown a mile and a half before the famous Kitty Hawk flight. I'll let you decide which story is Wright. Happy National Aviation Day!

This year we should get some good reports after Airventure. We have several members, both flying and driving to Oshkosh. I will ask them to give a report at the meeting.

Two more meetings before the Cajun Fly-in. I am hoping to get a report from Ray on worker status. We will request members to sign up as workers. You only have to give a few minutes of your time at the fly-in to make it a success.

Pizza and soft drinks will start out the meeting.

See you there.                                                                                                                     Tim


Teen Flies to Oshkosh in a Multi-generational Cub

July 25, 2017 byGeneral Aviation News Staff

Flying and owning a plane is all about passion. But, sometimes when you have seen many seasons in your life, you decide it is time to encourage others to fly rather than continue to fly yourself. That is what the owner of a 1946 Piper Cub did when he decided to donate his beloved and beautifully restored aircraft to a teenager. Of course, that teenager, Kyle Carden, was infected very early with the aviation bug.

For the former owner of the Piper Cub, it was all about encouraging Kyle to get rated, first as a private pilot and then to pursue his dream of becoming a professional pilot.

At just 14, Kyle tends lovingly to the aircraft and receives dual instruction towards his private certificate. Of course, he has a bit of wait until he reaches 17, the minimum age to take his check ride.

Until then, he’s not only learning how to fly, but also how to take care of the Cub, under the watchful eye of A&P Phillip Grice, who is also his flight instructor. Grice is a long-time employee of Continental Motors, and the aircraft is equipped with a Continental Motors A65 engine.

Like all good stories, there is a twist to this one. Kyle is only the temporary owner of the Piper Cub. After becoming a professional pilot and ready to move on to bigger and faster aircraft, it will be his duty to select the next teenager who will become the temporary owner of the plane.

In the meantime, his CFI thought it would be a great experience to gain a bit of cross-country experience and practice landing on various unknown airfields. Instead of organizing a few proverbial hamburger trips, Phillip sought permission from Kyle’s parents to embark on an adventure to fly to the biggest aviation adventure in the world: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

Kyle departed July 19, 2017, from the Mobile Bay area of Alabama, with Phillip Grice, to fly to Oshkosh. The plane is joining the crowd of J-3 Cubs converging on Oshkosh to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Piper Aircraft and the company’s first plane. After all, it all started with a yellow airplane!

Kyle, no doubt, will gain a lot of experience during this trip of a little over 800 nm.

If you are at AirVenture this week, stop by the Continental exhibit to meet Kyle and his multi-generational Piper Cub.

Latest FAA Safety Briefing Answers Questions About BasicMed

July 4, 2017 by General Aviation News Staf f

Still have questions about BasicMed? The July/August 2017 issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores several key facets of the new rule, which offers pilots an alternative to the FAA’s medical qualification process for third class medical certificates.

Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course every two years, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions.

Articles include: Bring On BasicMed; What the FAA’s New Regulatory Relief Rule Means for You; an infographic of the BasicMed One Departure Procedure;

Top BasicMed Questions; and How to Talk to Your Doctor about BasicMed.

You can download the magazine here

World Premiere of New Bob Hoover Movie Slated

June 3, 2017 byGeneral Aviation News Staff

DAYTON, Ohio – The world premiere of “R.A. Hoover – The Gift” will be held June 22 at the Air Force Museum Theatre located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Sean D. Tucker, world-champion aerobatic pilot and a friend of Mr. Hoover, will be in attendance to share personal stories and insights. Hoover is considered the “pilot’s pilot,” a man who served his country in war and peace as a fighter pilot, prisoner of war, test pilot, master of aerobatics, and aviation executive. “The Gift” is the true story of Hoover’s flight into history. He also gives his accounts of his friendships with Eddie Rickenbacker to Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, Chuck Yeager, Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong and others. Jimmy Doolittle called Bob Hoover the “Greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived.” Hoover passed away Oct. 25, 2016.

The 2017 Living History Film Series held at the Air Force Museum Theatre is presented by Craig and Betty Willan and supported by The Boeing Company and Holiday Inn Dayton-Fairborn. The series combines film screenings with speakers, veterans and film makers. Tickets are available for $15 at the theatre’s ticket counter, can be ordered online at afmuseum.com/livinghistory

The 513 flyer is a monthly publication of the Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513, Inc. Editor Newton Boudreaux. President, Tim Rochel, Vice President, Faron Naquin, Treasurer, Norbert Punch and Secretary, Rick Wintter. Mail to P. O. Box 1034, Gray, LA 70359-1034. Newsletter Email newton.Boudreaux@att.net. www.513.eaachapter.org


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