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May Newsletter

Posted on April 28, 2018 at 12:05 AM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 5 May 1, 2018

Next Meeting May 8,6:30 PM @ Fornof Hangar

I’ve always been told that variety is the spice of life. I guess we will find out if that applies to meeting sites of our monthly Chapter 513 Membership meetings. That will be a good thing for me because I will get to visit a place that holds a lot of good memories and some of the best flying, airshow and aviation experiences that I have enjoyed at Houma Terrebonne Airport. Sadly, most are memories experienced many years ago, though most seem like just yesterday. They are from the late 1960s and 70s. It was in that hangar that my brief but, very exciting career as an airshow promoter and director and yes a brief stent on the dark side as a FAA Designated airshow monitor. More about that at some other time.

I was visiting with Bill Fornof one afternoon. I was drafted into helping him install some plywood to the office area of his hangar (in suit and tie, I actually wanted to talk to Bill about advertising) just shooting the breeze about flying experiences and the subject of airshows popped up. Bill said. "I’ll bet you can’t walk up to five people in this town and ask them if they know an airshow performer who lives in Houma and get something more than a blank stare."

So, I said, "Bill, let’s do a Blue Angles Air Show right here in Houma and show them who the airshow pilot in town is."

But that’s a story for another day. The message for today is we are meeting at the site from which one of the best warbirds demo pilots made his mark in airshow history.

Come feel the spirit of the man who gave his name to the Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513. The hangar is located at the end of Safety Road. Go off of Aviation Road turn left onto Safety Road and follow your nose behind Darrel’s hangar and Houma Avionics till you can’t go no more.


Cajun Fly-In Updates

The Cajun Fly-In planning and preparations are underway and gaining momentum. I visited with the HTAC Executive Director in late February to discuss the change in dates. Joe Wheeler did accept our new event date and signed off on our DD-2535 form. I then contacted the FDSO in Baton Rouge and received confirmation and sign-off regarding NO Waivered Airspace was required for Fly-Overs. Once all requirements for the Request for Military Support were verified the DD-2535 was sent to the USAF for approval. And just like that, we are an official and approved for support event in the US Military system. Now we need to reach out to any Military Aviation assets available and request support and participation. The usual Email Invites and reminders were sent back in early March to announce our change in dates, to all of the previous participants. Our EAA National organization has again provided us with insurance coverage for the Event, and that certificate of insurance is in hand. About 250 Post Cards were sent out via USPS as further invitations to previous participants, Boy Scout troops, and other groups that would be interested in attending.

What’s next?? I have some materials to fabricate and intend to fabricate 4’x4’ signs to display around the area promoting the Cajun Fly in. At our June Meeting (Family Day / Fly-In) we can pick a work date and have a hangar party at my place to do some Sign building and hangar flying to get the signs ready. The second part of that equation will be finding locations in Houma, Thibodaux, South Lafourche, Morgan City, Schriever, Bayou Blue, Bourg, etc… where the property owners are willing to display our signs on their property, preferably near a major highway or intersection.

Trophies for the Car Show were a big hit last year, and I intend to have something similar created this year. I’m open to suggestions for what plane should be on the trophy, so send me a note, a photo or any other ideas.

In June, I’ll be making my customary KHUM Airport visits to solicit support. If anyone is up for lunch and some hand shaking and fly-in talk, come with us. Newton has been my guide on that day since I’ve taken the director’s position for Cajun Fly-In, and the personal contacts with our friends at KHUM make all the difference in getting support.

What can you do to help? Help get the word out. Like our Event on Facebook. Invite your friends and family. For 5 years now, I’ve tried to get the United Houma Nation and Hercules Mardi Gras Krewe to participate at our event. If you have any connections with any organizations that would be a good addition to our event, make that invitation and have them contact us via email, Facebook, or have them come to a meeting.



 Louisiana Places to Fly in May

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 athttp/laaviator.com. Choose some. Let’s go.

May 05– EAA Ford Trimotor Tour – Beauregard Regional Airport (KDRI) – DeRidder- Tours and Rides Available – Info https/www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/fly-the-ford-eaa-ford-tri-motor-airplane-tour/ford-tri-motor-tour-stops

May 12 –Chapter 244 – Lunch Fly-in – Louisiana Regional Airport (K1LO) – 11 am – 1pm Info: Chris Gonzales chrisg501 @hotmail.com

May 19–Wings and Wagens 2018 – Lakefront Airport (KNEW) A charity car show with an airplane twist. VWs and Porches only with airplanes and gyros. Food Trucks, Live Music, $50 Gyro rides. 9am-5pm Info: http:neworleansaircoolers.com/wings-wagens/

May 26–Chapter 343 Meeting – Downtown airport (KDWN) – Hangar 72-9:30-11:am Info: president@EAAChapter343.org \; http/www.343.eaachapter.org


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayApril 3. 2018

OFFICERS PRESENT: Faron Naquin

MEMBERS PRESENT: Bobbie Boudreaux, Mrs. Boudreaux, Lindy Hammonds, Charlie Hammonds,Richard Cosse and Newton Boudreaux.

All present enjoyed Red Beans and Rice meal prepared by Mrs. Naquin.

President Faron Naquin called the meeting to order at 6:48 p.m.

A quorum was not present; therefore, the meeting was an informal and no- business meeting. Most of the evening was devoted to “hangar flying” following some air show video footage of a 1967 air show featuring the USAF Firebirds flying the North American F-100 C and Bill Fornof flying his Grumman F-8-F Bearcat N 700C.

President Faron Naquin announced the next meet will be at the Fornof Hangar, located near the end of Taxiway F near the entry approach to Runway 12.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:24 P.M.

/s/ Newton Boudreaux, for the Secretary

                                                                                                                   Rickey Wintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello Everyone , This meeting we will take a trip to our past. We will be meeting at our namesake 's old hanger. Inside the Famous Cadillac Gold F8F was stabled. If only walls could talk, even Astronauts and a President have been here.Let us reflect on the past and look to our future , hope to see you there.

                                                                                                                    Blue Skies

                                                                                                                                  Faron


Learn to Fly Month Begins May 1

By Rob MarkCinco de Mayo, or the 1st of May as it’s also known, traditionally ushers in celebrations to manyparts of the world. May 1-31 is also Learn to Fly month, a month-long effort to help flight training providers attract new pilots. This year, the drum beat is even louder than in the past as the shortage of career pilots continues to make news. Of course, Learn to Fly month doesn’t focus only on career aviators. The efforts will also try to attract new pilots who want to learn to fly because they're enamored by the idea of sailing along a mile or so above the earth headed wherever they want, whenever they want.

Learn to Fly month, the brainchild of the Flight School Association of North America, recently published a comprehensive list of PR tactics designed to help flight schools and flying clubs convince potential pilots to explore the possibilities. The FSANA has already given users permission to take advantage of its suggestions and the FSANA graphics created to help add new business to their operation.

FSANA suggests a flight school or flying club create a short 30 to 60-minute ground school to introduce people to aviation and flight, as well as offering introductory flights or air tours. Consider scheduling an airline or business aviation pilot or a mechanic or CFI to speak to a local group. Invite potential students to a cookout and offer a few training related giveaways. Of course, all of these ideas assume the school already has a healthy e-mail contact list, or other outlets to share these invites. This does translate into a marketing focus many organizations may need additional communications help to pull off.

Media opportunities demand a bit more attention, although the rewards can be impressive because a reporter’s audience can be huge. Create a good news release or simply invite your local media to attend an event or even offer them a special media discovery flight. Suggest a local radio station or podcaster live-broadcast your Learn-to-Fly event.

FSANA suggested some basic themes to encourage people by letting them know that flying is fun and that it can add a new dimension to their lives. Flying can also increase your quality of life and be used for personal business transportation. Flying represents a solid career opportunity and of course, learning to fly is one of life’s great adventures.

So, ask yourself … what’s your school or flying club going to try next month in order to get more people to walk through the door and take a look? Flying Newsletter 04/24/2018


Next Step Milestone for Young Eagles

March 14, 2018 by General Aviation News StaffEAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A milestone has been reached by the Experimental Aircraft Association, as 50,000 Young Eagles have taken the next step in their aviation journeys by enrolling in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course after their EAA Young Eagles flights.

“More than 2 million young people have been introduced to airplanes and aviation through Young Eagles and 50,000 of them have enrolled in Sporty’s Learn to Fly course to pursue their aviation dream,” said Michael Wolf, president and CEO of Sporty’s. “The fantastic metrics speak to the success of Young Eagles and its impact on the general aviation community.”

A Young Eagles flight is a special moment for many young people, but it is only the first step in the EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan, which aims to get as many pilots in the sky as possible. Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course is a huge part of making that happen, according to EAA officials.

A Safety Something – as you turn final -Are You Ready to Go Around?

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.

April Newsletter

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 12:55 AM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 4

April 3, 2018

Next meeting Saturday April 3 6:30 pm @ Hammond

When you get old, time just flies. That’s the only explanation I have for sitting here again in front of the same screen with the same dumb blank expression on my face trying to give you a good reason to come to the meeting next Tuesday. Of course, that’s not the only thing I try to do with this gem of journalistic endeavor. I’m supposed to provide you with all of the good news about the goings on at Chapter 513. And there is some of that Too! Hammonds and Chapter 513’s open house and mini fly-in was a great success. Member turnout was good and several of Lindy’s customers enjoyed the food and the hangar flying. There was even a little aviating going on.. Believe it or not we have been active with Ray Pierce attending a meeting to save the EAA Louisiana Fly-in Series at Chapter 614 in Pineville. There is a complete report below. I want to thank Ray for being a most reliable contributor to the 513flyer. We can depend upon him to give some interesting and informative reading. We can’t possibly get everything you need and want to know so you will have to come to the meeting Tuesday. We will have food and you can bring a guest.

Louisiana Fly-In Series Future

At the request of Mr. LaAviator, Jim Riviere, a conference was convened on March 10th, to decide the future fate of the Louisiana Fly-In Series. Pineville EAA hosted the event. The Pineville EAA club house is a sight to behold. A converted Sea plane hangar contains a large meeting room filled with photos, posters and large RC planes. The large windows look out over the lake parallel to one of the designated sea-plane lanes. They host a monthly pancake breakfast that attract just under 200 visitors, most of them general public, to enjoy the beauty of the airport, and some delicious Pancakes. This is a major source of income for the EAA in Pineville. Weather did prevent some attendees from arriving by air, but 20 or so EAA and other aviators made it to the conference.

Jim Riviere kicked us off by giving everyone a brief history of the Louisiana EAA Fly-In Series. Attendees all shared the details about their chapter’s events, and gave thoughts on what they felt had made their Fly-In events successful, in the past. Common themes for the decline of the Louisiana Fly-In Series Events were lack of young pilots, to replace those aging out of aviation, and the decline in active member participation at the chapter level.

The discussion did come to the conclusions that there was not enough manpower to restore the tracking of attendees and the collecting and dispersal of prizes. The Idea of expanding the Series to allow Louisiana fly-in events not sponsored by EAA Chapters to be part of the Series met with approval, and the name will drop the EAA moniker and be known as the Louisiana Fly-In Series, going forward. Jim Riviere has agreed to continue on as the keeper of the calendar via the LaAviator website, and the Complete 2018 Calendar should be ready for public release very soon.

The Dates book at this time include:

2018 Louisiana Fly-in Series Schedule

• Event No. 1 - April 28 - Pineville Spring Fly-in & Splash-in - Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0) - Sponsored by CENLA EAA Chapter 614

• Event No. 2 - May ?- EAA Chapter 244 Fly-in - Louisiana Regional Airport (REG) - Sponsored by Baton Rouge EAA Chapter 244

• Event No. 3 - June 2 - EAA Chapter 912 Spring Fly-in - Concordia Parish Airport (0R4) - Sponsored by VIdalia EAA Chapter 912

• Event No. 4 - September ? - EAA Chapter 244 Fly-in - Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR)

• Event No. 4 - October 6 - EAA Chapter 697 Fly-in - Slidell Airport (ASD)

• Event No. 5 - October 12-14 - Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in - Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0) - Sponsored by CENLA EAA Chapter 614

• Event No. 6 - October 20 - Andouille Festival Fly-in - Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport (APS) - Sponsored by the AviGators EAA Chapter 971

Event No. 7 - November 3 - Cajun Fly-in - Houma Terrebonne Airport (HUM) - Sponsored by the Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513Ray J. Pierce

Pineville EAA Chapter 614 Club House


Louisiana places to fly in April

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.

Apr 07– Chapter 614 – Fly-in Breakfast – Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0) . 10am til 10am. Info:htt:pll.614eaachapter.org.

Apr 10-15 –SUN’nFUN International Fly-in & Expo – Lakeland Airport (KLAL) Daily air shows, Night shows Wednesday & Saturday. USAF Thunderbirds. Info: www.flysnf.org/

Apr 21–Wings over Wiggns fly-in – Dean Grifin Memorial Airport (KM24) 10am til 2pm. Info: 0721WingsOverWiggns.jpg

Apr 26-29–Fly in the FORD TRIMOTOR – Port of South Louisiana Regional Airport (1LO) – Info: See poster at laAviator.com

Treasurer’s report –Account balances on hand as of 01/09/2018- $1462.09 Chapter Account and $4333.69 donations for F-16. Norbert Punch, Treasurer


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayMarch 3. 2018

Chapter 513 and Hammonds Maintenance service jointly sponsored an open house and fly-in on Saturday March 3. It was decided to forgo ascheduled formal meeting and devote the day to good flying and fellowship and lots of hangar flying. The event was well attended by members and several family members as well as other guest from the flying community including several KHUM Tower Operators.

/s/ Newton Boudreaux, for the Secretary

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello Everyone , Hope everyone is enjoying the fair weather . Our Open House and Mini Fly In was a great success. Great weather and a cheerful crowd was present.We may even have picked up a few members . We will see what the future holds for us with more fun ideas for our meetings. I have currently started my Annual on the Navion and oh what fun, interesting anyways. Blue Skies, Faron

Island Flying! $100 Tacos?

Meeting new people has been one of the great experiences of my Aviation Journey. In the process of adopting the Glastar Project and connecting with so many other people. I’ve been in communication with one gentleman from Mississippi that built and flies a Glastar out of Mint Julep. You may remember from one of my previous reports the Johnny Thibault and I took his EuroFox up to have a look at it. This time, I made it to Mint Julep Airpark via wheels instead of wings, but Mr. Lott was able to meet up for a flight. I expected we’d bore some holes in the sky and see lots of pine trees north of the gulf coast, but instead he suggested we take the trip down to Dauphin Island’s Jeremiah Denton Airport (4R9). WOW! Bucket list destination for me. I’ve read about other pilots making it a day trip, but today was my turn!! We took a route north of I-10 and clear of Gulfport airspace. Then we headed south over Pascagoula. Battleships at the yard and nice costal views all the way to the island. I figured that we’d drop in and have a look around the airport and take to the air again. I was excited to learn that one of the nearby homeowners has a rental cottage and loans out bikes to visiting pilots. We walked down the street, borrowed a couple of bikes and took off on a trek of a couple hours down to the East end of the island to see Fort Gaines, the Marina and the public beach. There are more than a few options for food, but we settled on some nice tacos at the center of the island. Yummy! We made it back to the airport for departure, after making a fairly decent landing, I was offered the opportunity to get the plane off the runway. This plane has an O-360 Lycoming and those 180 horses do get her up quickly. The route back to Mint Julep followed the chain of islands all the way to Pass Christian (South of Gulfport airspace). Beautiful white sand and blue water. Even got to see one of the islands being rebuild by a dredge operation, and the fort on Ship Island. Then North the airpark. Great friends, Airplanes, and a beautiful day on an island. I think this aviation thing is working for me! Ray J. Pierce

Ray and Mike Lott in his Glastar,warming her up The way Mint Julep dir Dauphin Island

at Mint Julep

Nice day at the beach!Fort Gaines on East end of Dauphin Island

Precision Altimeter app released

January 12, 2018 byGeneral Aviation News StaffRADIANT Technology has released its first iOS App for iPhone/iPad.

Now available in the Apple App Store for $19.99, the Precision Altimeter app provides a set of pressure-based backup instruments for any pilot, including Altimeter and Vertical Speed (VSI).

Every iPhone from the 6 up has pressure capability built in, which you can take advantage with this app, company officials said.

It’s also fun to play with in a car or while hiking, officials add. It also works inside buildings and elevators, and Apple’s pressure sensor smoothly resolves to single feet increments.

An external BlueTooth sensor is optional,and opens up more capabilities like true temperature/humidity-based Density Altitude. The SensorTag from Texas Instruments sells for $29.

A video is now on YouTube that gives a complete demonstration of the capabilities and features of the Precision Altimeter. The video also demonstrates the continuous climb capabilities of the Chipper Experimental Aircraft.


Next step milestone for Young Eagles

March 14, 2018 by General Aviation News StaffEAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A milestone has been reached by the Experimental Aircraft Association, as 50,000 Young Eagles have taken the next step in their aviation journeys by enrolling in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course after their EAA Young Eagles flights.

“More than 2 million young people have been introduced to airplanes and aviation through Young Eagles and 50,000 of them have enrolled in Sporty’s Learn to Fly course to pursue their aviation dream,” said Michael Wolf, president and CEO of Sporty’s. “The fantastic metrics speak to the success of Young Eagles and its impact on the general aviation community.”

A Young Eagles flight is a special moment for many young people, but it is only the first step in the EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan, which aims to get as many pilots in the sky as possible. Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course is a huge part of making that happen, according to EAA officials

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.

March Newsletter

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 5:20 PM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 3 March 3, 2018

Next meeting Saturday March 3 10 ‘til 2 Hammonds

We are starting March with a bang. The Chapter and Lindy Hammonds are putting on a big public party next Saturday to get the month moving with a bang.

And we are doing it up right with a fly-in drive-in invitation to anyone and everyone to join us for Burgers and Fixins’ and Cold Drinks. Lindy is providing and cooking the burgers and Chapter 513 is providing the drinks.

Lindy is hosting an Open House at Hammonds Air Service Maintenance Hangar to show off his excellent aircraft maintenance and repair service and the Chapter just couldn’t pass up a chance to get out to the airport and share some quality time with some of our many friends who require an airplane fix on some sort of a regular basis.

So, we thought, what better time and place to hold the EAA Chapter March monthly meeting. The members attending February’s meeting decided to move the meeting from our usual first Tuesday to sometime Saturday March 3’s morning. See you there and bring a friend.


 Louisiana places to fly in March

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.

Mar 03 – Chapter 513 – Open House -Hammonds Air Service – Houma-Terrebonne Airport(KHUM) Burgers, Fries and Drinks 11am-4pm.

Mar 09-11 –Navion Fly-in -Shade Tree airport (MS82) – Saturday Mar 10 Flying Games and lots of Food.

Mar 17–Chapter 971 – Monthly Meeting – Port of Louisiana Executive

Regional Airport (L10) - Free Coffee & Donuts – 9 – 11 am. Info: wb511i@bellsouth.com , 985-652-1311

Mar 24 -Chapter 343 -Shreveport Chapter Meeting – Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN) 9:30am. Hangar 72 INFO: george@gcpcentnet.com, president@eaachapter343.org.

Mar 31–Not too early to start planning for Sun’nFun April 10-15.

Treasurer’s report

–Account balances on hand as of 01/09/2018- $1462.09 Chapter Account and $4333.69 donations for F-16. Norbert Punch, Treasurer

Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayFebruary 6. 2018

Officers Present: Faron Naquin, Ray Pierce

Members Present:Tim Rochel, Charlie Hammonds, Harris Theriot, Richard Cosse, Bobbie Boudreaux, Mrs. Boudreaux, Lindy Hammonds, Gene Chauvin and Newton Boudreaux.

All present enjoyed hot dogs with all the trimmings.

President Faron Naquin called the meeting to order with a pledge to the Flag at 6:40 p.m.

Faron Naquin then presented a video describing and explaining and identification of aircraft reverts and proper technique for pulling both standing head and flush reverts

A change of date and time to a Saturday March 3meeting was suggested by Faron Naquin. A discussion followed on a motion by Tim Rochel, second by Newton Boudreaux. Faron explained that Lindy Hammonds would hold an open house and provide burgers at Hammonds Maintenance Hangar and the Chapter would provide beverages to be paid with funds from the monthly food collection. A fly-in would be part of the event with invitations to all to attend. The time agreed upon was 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The motion passed without objection.

Ray Pierce will attend a Louisiana Fly-in Series meeting in Pineville to determine the fate of the series. Ray also announced the 2018 Cajun Fly-in will be on Saturday November 3 because of conflicts with Hammond Air Show.

Tim Rochel reported that the pedestal for the F-16 is now complete and ready for installation. He also noted that he has not yet located a canopy for the T-33 but the Air Force is willing to provide one if located providing we pay the shipping cost.

Ray Pierce moved second by Tim Rochel to adjourn.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

/s/ Newton Boudreaux, for the Secretary

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello Everyone , Our meeting will be Saturday March 3rd this month . We are co-sponsoring an Open House along with Hamnond’s Aircraft Maintenance. Bring Family Members, bring a friend, let's have a great day of Aviation.I am in Texas at this moment visiting my son. Looked up local airports and noticed a nearby field with WW2 History and a small Museum. We went visit and was well worth out trip. I encourage you to do the same in your travels, you may be surprised. Photos from there

should be included in newsletter. Blue Skies, Faron

Some of Faron’s Photos taken at Corsicana Air Field, Texas

Doing some Plane Project Research while on Vacation

While taking the wife on a camping trip to Florida for some getaway time and R&R, I took advantage of the large flying and EAA communities in the Sunshine State. I took a day to go to go Stuart Florida on the Atlantic Coast to Fibertech Composites to meet with Zach Chase. He currently has one of the original Glastar Demo Plane in his shop for a complete overhaul and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2 in different states of completion. I’m currently 4th in line for a spot in his shop. Looks like May/June 2018 for some build Vic Chewning’s Glastar Glastar TD at Flying W Air Ranch, Busnell, Florida

assistance time, at the earliest. Though EAA and the Glasair Builders Association, I was able to connect with a few new builders/fliers. The wife and I made it down to the Gulf Coast town on Punta Gorda to visit the Suttons. They are Canadian Snowbirds and spend about 6 months in each country, commuting by Glastar. Steve and Kathy were wonderful hosts. We visited at their home and shared flying stories. Both Steve and Kathy are pilots, and they started

their aviation journey in a Quicksilver. After some pilot chat and stories, we headed to the Punta Gorda airport to see the plane. Then transitioned to a Cessna 152, and sold that once the Glastar build was completed. Their aircraft is configured with Tri-cycle gear and nice leather seats. The Sutton’s love flying in the US Western states and have even landed a Leadville! Basic 6 pack for avionics with a tablet to augment navigation. In Bushnell, Florida, Vic Chewning hosted us at home on Flying W Air Ranch. His Glastar is a Tail-Dragger and wears the same sized tires that I’ll be using. He’s even installed the new T3 Tailwheel that I plan to install. This plane was built as a tricycle gear plane, but Vic converted it a TD. We took a lot of time to go over the entire plane and see lots of options. His panel sports Grand Rapids Displays. After about an hour of answering questions, it was time to fly. YES! I got to fly a Glastar Taildragger. Vic got us taxied and off the ground then handed her over to me to get a little stick time. One thing was evident really quick, no rudder needed in flight. We flew far enough to get a glimpse of the Tampa skyline and the gulf then headed back. He let me take her through some stalls and different turns to get a feel for the plane. It was a great flight. I brought it in over the air park and slipped it right down to pattern altitude. Load of rudder authority when it counts. Vic is another Florida Snowbird from Maine. My goal is to get the Lycoming O-320 put together this month. Ray J. Pierce

Platinum Tools introduces wire rope cutter

February 9, 2018 by General Aviation News StaffPlatinum Tools has introduced a new Wire Rope Cutter. “Our new Wire Rope Cutter has been designed to cut through the toughest wire rope and cable,” said Lee Sachs, president and general manager. “Lightweight yet durable, it will cut 3mm steel cable and rope, and up to 6.5mm soft cabling without unwinding the wire rope. It’s also equipped with a crimping cavity for looping and crimping steel cables and wire rope, complete with rust resistant black oxide finish and comfort grip TPR handles.”

Additional features and specifications include:

• Jaw Length: 0.5″ (12.7 mm)

• Jaw Thickness: 0.25″ (6.35 mm)

• Made from carbon tool steel

• Length: 7.5″ (190.5 mm)

• Weight: 0.7 lbs

• Price: $32.50.

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Precision Altimeter app released

January 12, 2018 byGeneral Aviation News StaffRADIANT Technology has released its first iOS App for iPhone/iPad.

Now available in the Apple App Store for $19.99, the Precision Altimeter app provides a set of pressure-based backup instruments for any pilot, including Altimeter and Vertical Speed (VSI).

Every iPhone from the 6 up has pressure capability built in, which you can take advantage with this app, company officials said.It’s also fun to play with in a car or while hiking, officials add. It also works inside buildings and elevators, and Apple’s pressure sensor smoothly resolves to single feet increments.An external BlueTooth sensor is optional, and opens up more capabilities like true temperature/humidity-based Density Altitude. The SensorTag from Texas Instruments sells for $29.A video is now on YouTube that gives a complete demonstration of the capabilities and features of the Precision Altimeter. The video also demonstrates the continuous climb capabilities of the Chipper Experimental Aircraft.

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.

February Newsletter

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 4:20 PM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513

Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 2_ ___February 6, 2018

Next meeting Tues. February 6 @ Hammonds-6:30

What is happening in February? Well let’s see, there is a double header the week following our meeting, Mardi Gras on 2/13 followed the next day by St. Valentine’s Day on 2/14. I don’t see too much aviation related action there unless you like to look down on the Mardi Gras revelers from the comfort of your birds’ eye perch high above the teeming masses. Wednesday the 14 could be an opportunity to make some points with your +One with a cross dinner country or local sight-seeing local flight. When was the last time you showed her/him what the old homestead looks like to the birds and the bees?

But there is something else and maybe a little more productive we can do with the 28 days of February like taking a look at where are now and where we want to be at this time next year. When will we do Cajun fly-in 2018? There was some talk about moving from October to an earlier Spring time date.

We plan to be doing more socializing in 2018 so we could talk about that and do a little preplanning to better relate out get togethers to tie in with other Chapter events and maybe even invite some of the people and organization who support us to participate.

Those are just a few ideas that were floating around my empty skull and look like they would add something to this space.

Be at the meeting Tuesday at 6:30. You always find out something new at a Chapter 513 meeting and of course you will get to have a bite to eat with some of the best flying fools in the business.

EAA is 55

On a cold January evening in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, a very small gathering of six restless aviators, some veterans of aerial combat in WWII and members of the “great generation” decided to do something about a common complaint. The meeting was hosted by Paul Poberezny, a veteran Mustang P51 D pilot, who became the founding EAA president. A complaint that we still hear about and lots of weourselves still express. The high cost of doing the most gratifying and fulfilling activity that we have experienced - strapping on an airplane and assuming complete responsibility and control as pilot in command,the reward of a goodsafe flight.The first EAA fly-in was in September 1953 at Curtis Wright Airfield at Milwaukee, Wi with 21 airplanes and 150 souls attending. Today EAA International membership is 200,000.

. Louisiana places to fly in FEBRUARY

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.

Feb 03 – Chapter 614 – Breakfast Fly-in -Pineville Municipal Airport (2LO) – 8:00 am-10:00am. INFO: http:/614eaachapter.org

Feb 10 –Chapter 244 – Lunch Fly-in – Louisiana Regional Airport (L38) – Fly in or Drive 11:00am-10:00pm – INFO: Chris chris501@hotmail.com

Feb 17–Chapter 836 – NE Louisiana Meting – Airport to be announced, check Info: http://836eaachapter.org

Feb 24 -Chapter 343 -Shreveport Chapter Meeting – Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN) 9:30am. Hangar 72 INFO: george@gcpcentnet.com, president@EAA Chapter343.org.

Treasurer’s report –Account balances on hand as of 01/09/2018- $1462.09 Chapter Account and $4333.69 donations for F-16. Norbert Punch, Treasurer

Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting Tuesday January 9. 2018

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

6:30 P.M. Meeting called to order by President Faron Naquin with the Pledge of Allegiance. Tim stated that the F-16 pedestal is finished and he is working on getting more funds to finish the project. Newton said he needs an updated membership list with a record of paid up dues.

6:35 P.M. Treasurer Punch stated that the F-16 account balance is $4043.68 and the club account balance is $1127.07

6:36 P.M. Faron showed a video on how to cover an aircraft control surface with fabric.

7:00 P.M. Tim mentioned his project to collect and give out teddy bears to hospitalized children. Faron said we may have to put that off for a while.

7:02 P.M. Faron motioned to adjourn the meeting and Punch seconded.


RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello Everyone, I guess we all made it through the Winter Freeze. Good flying weather is right around the corner. Navion Fly In at Shade Tree is March 9 ,10 and 11. I have talked to Lindy about grilling burgers forour March Meeting.Iwould like to have thismeeting on Saturday March 3rd.Wecan make it a Spring Fling Mini Fly In from about 10 - 2 at Hamnonds Maintenance Ramp . We will discuss at this Tuesday’s meeting’.

Blue Skies, Faron

More Parts Procurement

In my last article I shared my cross-country (80 mile) journey to see a completed Glastar in Mississippi. Since then I’ve been limited to only seeing aircraft on the computer screen. This fact has slowed but not stopped my project progress. Thanks to the Glasair Owners Association website, I got a good lead on a Glastar that was being parted out and a few other owners upgrading and looking to sell some parts. I usually spend the “winter” months hunting for deer and other sausage making goodies. This winter was spent hunting parts for my project, and I scored. One Vetterman crossover exhaust, an engine baffle kit, a set of upholstered seats, a throttle control cable, a 60 amp alternator, a set of fuel tank gauges, ASI, Altimeter, a card compass, the larger Sportsman model Door upgrade kit, all of my engine rebuild hardware, a lightweight flywheel, and lastly I just received order confirmation for the EFII System32. This is the newly released FADEC system with dual ECMs for true Electronic Ignition and Electronic Fuel Injection redundancy. Each ECM fires a separate set of plugs. You select R or L to choose which ECM will control the injectors. I should have everything in need to assemble the Lycoming O-320 E2D except Cylinder kits with Pistons. I’ll be hunting for those next. I’ll visit Fibertech Composites down in Florida to meet with Zach Chase in a couple of weeks to book some build assistance time at his shop. I hope to have a new plane flying for Cajun Fly-In 2018. Ray J. Pierce

Fly EFII ECM Fly EFII Panel Monitor and control

Standard Glastar Rear Window & Baggage Door Glastar Sportsman Rear Door Mod in progress

So you thought it was cold here

This photo is from Anchorage, Alaska – and all that iceis not from heavy snow or freezing rain – the ice on the prop is caused by the heavy freezing ground fog and is commonly referred to as hoarfrost. That’s when its so cold the moisture in freezing fog forms ice on unprotected surfaces.

Batcopter at Sebring Expo

January 9, 2018 by General Aviation News StaffAttendees relived the 1960s at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, with a ride on the original N3079G Batcopter from the Batman TV series.

In 1996, pilot Eugene Nock bought the famous helicopter, which was used in the 1966 “Batman” movie and several TV shows.“What we have is an icon in the aviation world as well as the collectable toy world,” Nock said. “It is a one-of-a-kind aircraft, absolutely internationally recognized.”

That’s why Nock, an airline transport pilot who has logged more than 14,000 hours, was flying this special machine at the expo, Jan. 24-27, 2018.

Nock, who’s been a pilot since 17, said his father was in the entertainment business and worked with Adam West, the original Batman, in the 1960s in California. Nock actually met West in the late 1960s.Nock said he hopes by giving rides in the famous flyer that he’s inspiring young people to have a future in law enforcement, military or becoming a pilot.A Special Noon show featured the Batcopter and 1966 Batmobileat noon on Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27.

October 27,1797: World’s first parachute jump

October 22, 2017 by General Aviation News StaffOn this day in history, 220 years ago on Oct. 22, 1797, pioneering balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin became the modern world’s first successful parachutist.

Born Jan. 31, 1769, in Paris, France, Garnerin reportedly first came up with the concept of a parachute while a prisoner in a Hungarian prison during the French Revolution. No surprise, he was looking for a means of escape.

He never got to try it out in prison, but the idea never left him. In fact his passion for the air and ballooning only increased his desire to experiment.

An early adopter and student of ballooning, he worked on many designs and ideas for hot air balloons, and was eventually appointed Official Aeronaut of France.In 1797 he finally got to complete his first parachute jump. However, it was a very different concept from today’s idea of a parachute. Instead of a nylon mattress shaped parachute packed in a bag and attached to his back with a harness, he developed a 7 meter-wide parachute that folded up like an umbrella, using rigid ribs in an envelope of silk.

Below the parachute he attached a basket, similar to ballooning baskets of today. Then, he attached the whole lot to hot air balloon. He rose to an altitude of 3,000 feet above the ground, hanging below the balloon in his wicker basket, the parachute folded like an umbrella above him.At that height he severed the cord that held them together. Falling, the canopy opened, took his weight, and slowly descended to the ground. However, there was not that much, if any, control.

The parachute reportedly suffered from a severe pendulum effect, caused by air spilling out from beneath it in an uncontrolled way, and his landing was heavy.However, he was not put off and he went on to complete another 200 jumps, including one in England from 8,000 feet.Garnerin’s wife, Jeanne Genevieve Garnerin (1775-1847) became the first woman to make a parachute jump. She jumped from 3,000 feet on Oct. 12, 1799.

Garnerin died early – but not from parachuting. He was killed in a construction accident on Aug. 18, 1823.It took almost 100 years for parachutes to develop a serious purpose, when they were used in World War I to allow soldiers to escape from observation balloons, although there are records of many Edwardian stunt acts that used similar parachutes at show grounds and festival gatherings.After World War II, the sport of parachuting as we know it today began to develop and in 1951 the FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, welcomed parachuting into its family and the first records were set and World Championships heldToday, there are an estimated 100,000 active skydivers in the world, and many tens of thousands of one-off solo and tandem jumps are completed safely every year.

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.

January Newsletter

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 3:10 PM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513

Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 1

January 2, 2018



Next meeting Tues. January 2 @ Hammonds-6:30

Welcome to 2018, a whole new year, twelve brand new months to fill. How we use all that time is really just up us.

We enter the new year with a new leader for Chapter 513 with some exciting new plans designed to make us a stronger, more cohesive bunch of folks who are just a little “Aviation Addicted” flying fools who want to see Aeroplanes, their operation and care and keep, the most important part of our personal and the chapter’s efforts for 2018.

How we do this, make Chapter 513 the best it can be? We will reach out and find more like-minded folks and invite them to be an important part of aviation and flying.

We can continue important activities such as Kids in Aviation, our education effort to introduce aviation to local students. The annual Cajun Fly-in has grown into an anticipated community event that invites the public to Houma-Terrebonne Airport Gus Brown Field to see airplanes, the airport and learn about aviation from first hand “Aviation Addicts”. We also attract planes and pilots from all over, one last year from Chapter 1044 in Arizona.

I would say we have a great opportunity to expand our horizons and anticipate a great year in the capable hands of Faron Naquin.

Come to the General Membership Meeting Tuesday. I can’t think of a better way to use the second of a brand-new year. Bring along one of our old friends we haven’t seen in a while. We miss them.

Chapter 513 “made merry” on Saturday, December16 in celebration of Christmas and New Year. It was a pot luck affair, a new approach to the holidays which we usually celebrate the first meeting of the New Year.There was plenty food and all of it was good. Everything from Gumbo and Jambalaya to Potato Salad and Mac ‘n Cheese, lots of great deserts and all the trimmings. If you missed it we are sorry. Maybe next time

Maybe You Ain’t…

A member in good standing.

If you haven’t yet given $25 to Norbert Punch our Treasurer, for your 2018 Annual Dues, you’re a delinquent, not a member in good standing. But don’t panic. There is an easy and relatively painless remedy (Compared to EAA.s $42 annual dues) , Pay your dues.

All dues are “Annual Dues”, are not pro-rated and are assed and payable on December 31 for the next coming year according to our By-Laws.

You can pay Treasurer Norbert Punch by mailing a check to him at 167 Zynn Street, Raceland, LA 70394. Better yet come to the meeting Tuesday with your 2018 dues in hand. That would make it easier for everyone.

It is important to get your dues in soon. That is our only source of recurring revenue, the money that

runs Chapter 513’s business!

 

Awards, Awards, Awards

Each year EAA recognizes members of local chapters who render service to its local chapters, Chapter 513 included. Certificates for officers and others who have served for the ending year are presented by EAA Vice President, Communities and Member Programs of the EAA. The 2017 awards were presented by chapter 513 President Tim Rochel at the December 16 dinner.

Our retiring president, Tim Rochel, received his tenth Chapter Service Award as president.

Faron Naquin. Vice President, Rick Wintter, Secretary, Norbert Punch, Treasurer, Newton Boudreaux, Newsletter Editor and Coordinator-Membership each received Chapter Service Awards for the year 2017.

Each year the Chapter Presidents of each EAA chapter nominates an individual as MVP (Most Valued Participant). This year’s recipient was Newton Boudreaux. Other recent MVP recipients have been Ray Pierce and Lindy Hammonds.



. Louisiana Places to Fly in December

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.

Dec 06– Chapter 614 – Breakfast Fly-in -Pineville Municipal Airport (2LO) – 8:00 am-10:00am. INFO: http614eaachapter.org

Dec 13–Chapter 244 – Lunch Fly-in – Louisiana Regional Airport (L3 – Fly in or Drive 11:00am-10:00pm – INFO: Chris chris501@hotmail.com

Dec 20–

DEC 27 -Chapter 343 -Shreveport Chapter Meeting – Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN) 9:30am. Hangar 72 INFO: george@gcpcentnet.com, president@EAA Chapter343.org.


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting Saturday December 16, 2017

Editor Note:

No business was discussed because of the Holiday Dinner. No minutes were recorded.

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello everyone. I hope the Christmas Holiday was good for ya’ll. I am looking forward to the New Year and all the future holds for us.

I encourage everyone to bring a relative or friend to our meetings and let’s talk aviation.

Surely, we all have something we dream about, we work for or we work on or just want to know about.

Blue Skies!

Faron

Accident Numbers Show Positive Results for Amateur-Built Aircraft

By Rob Mark November 20, 2017

The recent end of the FAA’s fiscal year at the close of September brought good news to the amateur-built aircraft world when agency data showed a marked decline in the number of accidents in that category of aircraft.

EAA has worked closely with the FAA and the NTSB, as well as the FAA’s General Aviation Joint Steering Committee, to reduce accident numbers. A highlight of the past few years has also been EAA’s Founder’s Innovation Prize competition that seeks out innovative new methods of reducing loss-of-control accidents in amateur-built aircraft. The competition focuses on transition and recurrent training, as well as the use of an additional safety pilot during initial flight testing in amateur-built aircraft.

Amateur-built was not the only category to experience good news. Fatal accident totals in the experimental category — including racing aircraft, those used for exhibit only, research-and-development and some types of light-sport aircraft — declined as well. The total number of fatal accidents among experimental aircraft declined from 49 to 45 in the 12-month period ending September 30, numbers that now hover nearly 25 percent below the FAA’s “not-to-exceed” goal of 59 for the same period.

EAA has worked closely with the FAA and the NTSB, as well as the FAA’s General Aviation Joint Steering Committee, to reduce accident numbers. A highlight of the past few years has also been EAA’s Founder’s Innovation Prize competition that seeks out innovative new methods of reducing loss-of-control accidents in amateur-built aircraft. The competition focuses on transition and recurrent training, as well as the use of an additional safety pilot during initial flight testing in amateur-built aircraft. (FlyingENEWS)


Affordable USB Charging Ports for Experimentals Introduced

October 24, 2017 by General Aviation News Staff

Belite is now shipping its new USB charging ports for experimental aircraft.

The ports are designed to support charging requirements up to 2.4 amps and also feature soft backlighting, easy installation, and are also compatible with Battery Charging (1.2) standards, according to Belite officials.

“These USB charging ports are easy to install and look great too,” said James Wiebe, CEO of Belite. “We’ve set up our demonstrator aircraft with a USB port on each side of the panel, so that pilot and passenger can independently operate USB devices without tangling to a central outlet location.”

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.

December Newsletter

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Merry Christmas



Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XIV Number 12

December 16,2017

Next Meeting Saturday December 16 @ Hammonds-noon

So, you were not expecting to get a 513flyer in the middle of the month – there is a very good and exciting reason for this seasonal treat. And bet you didn’t expect to not have a meeting on the first Tuesday in December. Here is your answer, in two parts. First, you usually get Chapter 513’s newsletter the weekend before each meeting and that of course answers why you didn’t get the December 513 flyer two weeks ago. The second explanation is even better and more exciting. We are having a covered dish Christmas Dinner. It will be 1 p.m. “til. The day is Saturday, December, 16. And the place is Hammonds Maintenance Hangar at 200 Safety Road. As usual we will invite our families and other guests. We will have a brief meeting to take care of any business.

This a new celebration. In the past we have celebrated the holidays with a dutch treat sit-down dinner at the first meeting of the New Year to close out the holidays. We invited our date and other guests.

I hope the response for a head count is not indicative of interest. If so It will be a small gathering indeed with just ten RSVP respondents attending so far.

Enjoy a Merry Christmas with family and friends and all of the best for you in the New Year.

See you Saturday ready to meet, eat and enjoy.


2017 Kids in Aviation in the Book

Chapter 513 most successful education project is in the books for 2017.

We have hosted field trips beginning Thursday November 16 and then Thursday December 7 and Tuesday December 12 spreading the message of General Aviation, airplanes and careers to over 50 senior physics classes most of whom have already made plans to go forward to complete their education. A few, maybe four or five expressed interest in learning to fly and one I spoke to is considering a career in aviation. So yes, our KIA project does produce results. My biggest concern is who will take up the program in the future.

Terrebonne High was the first class, November 16, then South Terrebonne High December 7 followed by Ellender Memorial High December 12.

Our usual practice is to meet the visiting classes at Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission office meeting room for the welcome and safety and procedure orientation. The classes are then loaded on their bus and moved to Hammonds Air Service for the hands-on aircraft part of the field trip.

Class lectures include Aviation History, Physics of Flight, Flight Planning and Careers in Aviation.

Anyone who feels he could help in any of these areas in the class room or on the field, please lend a hand. Let’s keep this program going. It is a true promotion of aviation is our community and one of the reasons EAA Chapter 513 is in business.

We Will Eat and Make Merry

That’s correct you are expected to come to the December meeting ready to have a good time and enjoy a pot luck dinner. If the powers that be think it is necessary we may even have a brief meeting.

Here is a little about what you might expect to find on the menu Chicken & sausage gumbo Jambalaya, Rice, Mac ‘n cheese baked casserole, Potato salad, French bread, Desert punch and Soft drinks. No one should go home hungry and there is always plenty to talk about when we are around airplanes.

Of course, this will be a family affair so be sure to bring your spouse or other best girl. I have found it better to not bring both on the same date. We have made no provision to clean blood splatter.

Saturday, December 16 is the date. One p.m. (1300 for the Z thinkers) is the time.

Hammonds Maintenance Hangar, 200 Aviation Road, is the place. Be there and have a ball

Time to Pay the Piper

It only comes around once every year and it is very near. We are talking about your and my Annual Membership Dues 2018. All members’ dues are due on December 31 for the next coming year. This fee is not prorated so we are expected to pay $25.00 to remain a member in good standing in 2018.

You can pay Treasurer Norbert Punch in person or mail a check to him at 167 Zynn Street, Raceland, LA 70394.

It is important o get your dues in in a timely manner.Dues is our only source of recurring revenue.

Louisiana Places to Fly in December

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.

Dec 16– Chapter 513 – Pot Luck Christmas Party – 1 PM “til we get tired or run out of eats.

Dec 23–Chapter 343 -Shreveport Chapter Meeting –Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN) 9:30am. Info: george@gcpcentnet.com, president@EAA Chapter343.org.

Dec 30- ?

Treasurer’s report –Account balances on hand as of 10/03/2017- $777.25Chapter Account and $4333.67 donations for F-16. Norbert Punch, Treasurer


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayNovember 7, 2017

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

6:30 P.MMeeting called to order by President Rochel with the Pledge of Allegiance.

6:35 P.MRay Pierce gave a report on the October 21st Fly-In. Butler Aviation will allow us to use his facilities for the Fly-In. Parking will be through Hammonds Aviation gate and exit through a different gate to ease the flow of traffic, traffic cones and signs will be used to prevent taxiway incursions, Ray had signs made for parking and safety information, The car show entrance will be at Butler Aviation where a $10 entrance fee will be charged. The Regional Military Museum is sending 2 Jeeps, Louisiana State Police will bring a helicopter, Raceland Fire Dept. will be cooking. Snowball lady is making snowballs. Hammonds Air frequency will be used once an aircraft is off the active taxiway.

7:20 P.M. Saturday, December15, is a possible get together date at Lindy's hangar.

7:40 P.M. Faron called for adjournment, Tim seconded. Rickey Wintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! This is number 120 Prez Says, and my last. That's it, I'm retiring! I think it is beyond "past due". We have a whole bunch of young people with new ideas that need to be implemented. I feel that the Chapter will be in good hands with Faron Naquin as our new President and Ray Pierce as Vice President. Their efforts to support EAA Chapter 513 haven't gone unnoticed. We are in good leadership hands.

Our outgoing board needs a big thank you. You folks have supported me from day one. Of course, we have had some issues that we have always worked out. It's been a fantastic ten years working with you folks. In fact, Norbert Punch, Rickey Wintters, Faron Naquin, and Newton Boudreaux have all been re-elected. JOB WELL DONE GUYS!

The Kids in Aviation Program is done for the year. I am hoping that our new Board will continue this program and work to develop more community based programs. Thanks, Newton Boudreaux, for always being there to not only develop the Kids in Aviation structure, but also seeing that it has continued with the help of your participation.

Our annual report to Louisiana Secretary of State has been completed, our Chapter Renewal is complete and we are working on our federal reporting. I expect the rest of the transition to go well.

If you need to communicate with our board members or fly-in director, remember. our new email address is eaa513h@gmail.com. Passwords for those needing to reply to emails were given out at the October meeting.

It has been a great ten years!

                                                   Tim

Adventures in Project Planning and Parts Procurement!

With Cajun Fly-In all wrapped up and the QCU Ch2 annual done, I was able to focus on some more flying goals. I’ve begun collecting photos of new Airports visited. I had been to KREG (Gonzales) in the Yellow Bird, but had neglected to get a photo. On a recent day of flying to see an old LSU Bandmate, now tugboat captain, pushing a barge in the Mississippi River near Convent, Louisiana, I took the opportunity to make another stop in and get a photo. Decided to just follow the river heading south and land at KAPS (Reserve) for a look at few more planes. I was unaware, the was a new hangar dedication that morning, and my good fortune to meet up with a few pilot friends for an unexpected lunch invitation. A few days later, I was flying down the bayou (Bayou Lafourche on this trip) and hearing very little helicopter or other traffic at KGAO, I decided it was a good day to add that one to the list. The young lineman showed a good bit of interest in my little light-sport aircraft. I arranged to meet up with another Glastar builder around Picayune, MS to see his plane and chat about his build experience. Johnny Thibault and I were planning a meet up at Stevens Field to some group flying to Mint Julep Airpark. With headwinds and cold temps forecast, we changed it up and met up at Napoleonville International (Johnny’s home strip) to take the trip in his Apollo Fox, with cabin heat and 30kts speed advantage over the yellow bird. Our routing took us North around the lake over 32LS (Stevens) -> L31 (St Tammany) – at full stop at KMJD (Picayune) -> 5MS5 (Mint Julep). 6000’ of turf is nice! We spent some time giving the Glastar a good look over, and were greeted by Bob one of the Mint Julep Airpark owners. Nice fellow and invited us to come back again.

With all that flying, it’s hard not to be excited about my Glastar project that’s sitting lonely in the hangar. There’s loads of work done, but more yet to come. Santa has promised me 4 new cylinder kits for Christmas!! I’m on the trail of a Larry Vetterman crossover exhaust, an engine baffle kit, and a ram air induction kit. I’ll need to hang the engine and accessories to fit the cowl. I’ve lined up a visit to Fibertech Composites down in Florida to meet with Zach Chase. He’s been a great source of information and guidance in planning my project to-date, and I hope to lock in some build time at his shop for builder assistance for the Glastar. Zach has provided build assistance on just under 200 Glasair planes.Ray

 

N326D (Yellow Bird) at KREG

 

Apollo Fox at Mint Julep

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N326D (Yellow Bird) at KREG

Glastar Trictcle(360 Lyc) at Mint Julep

 

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.


November Newsletter

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513

Houma, Louisiana

Volume XIV Number 11

November 7, 2017

Next Meeting Tues. November 7 @ Hammonds-6:30


Cajun Fly-in 2017 was about as good as you could get considering the weather forecasts. The weather at HUM wasn’t as bad as forecasted with just a few a few sprinkles. The challenge for fly-in pilots was getting home Saturday afternoon. But who needs a bunch of fly-in airplanes when you have the community support Chapter 513 enjoyed. They came from all over the area, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St Charles, one couple from as far away as Missouri. They had flown into Lakefront, heard about the Rougarou Fest, came to Houma to see it. They saw Cajun Fly-in signs and decided to check us out before going downtown for Fest. We did have one fly-in – a U. S.. Air Force T-6 2 trainer flown by a Lafourche native Lt. Mathew Carpenter who came to display the trainer and do some recruiting for the Air Force. Lt. Carpenter is on his first Air Force assignment as an instructor at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. As is his usual, Ray Peirce, our erstwhile Fly-in Director has once again produced his usual outstanding job on the 2017 edition fly-in as did his team who crossed all the ts and doted all the is. We owe everyone a big “Thank You” for an outstanding job, and a safe enjoyable Cajun Fly-in and Car Show 2017! Ray will be on hand with a complete report on the fly-in next Tuesday. As his custom, Ray is planning to bring a meal to the meeting. Two good reasons to come to the meeting.

Cajun Fly-In 2017 Report

Cajun Fly-In 2017 is done, and our largest event to promote aviation to the general public and within our aviation community was another success.

THANK YOU! To everyone that came out and helped make the day a success.

Everything about this year was an improvement over previous years, except the one thing beyond our control which was the weather.

I asked for help and we did get support from some additional members and some new faces too!

The Parking and Traffic flow for our event was more organized and efficient. We received support to cut grass beginning a month ahead of the fly-in, from a few different sources.

The flight line ran smoothly, in part due to the reduced ramp traffic, but mainly due to having the dedicated marshals for aircraft.

This year’s Car Show brought 32 cars, trucks and other vehicles to the ramp!!

T-Shirts were Co-Sponsorship by Hammonds Air Services and Butler Aviation.

ALL of our Military, Police, Fire and EMS support were able to make it to KHUM, and were enjoyed by all. Please make an effort to offer thanks to any of these groups, chiefs, or commanders you may know:

Airborne Support was the first to arrive at Cajun Fly-in 2017 with their C-47!!

The USCG New Orleans Air Station performed a SAR Demo. The Dolphin MH-65 Helicopter was on the ramp all day for photo opportunities, Q&A, and just about every kid on the ramp climbed aboard to see it up close.

Lt. Matthew Carpenter flew in a USAF T6-Texan2, and spoke about his path from chasing crop dusters to USAF.

Acadian Air-Med Flight crew provided a full day of interaction with their helicopter.

Louisiana State Police brought 2 patrol units and their S-76 Helicopter! It was great to have aerial support from them this year.

The PHI S-92 was another interactive adventure for visitors.

Regional Military Museum Jeeps were a hit as always.

Houma Police came with their new mobile command center.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff had some unique vehicles (including a Sling Shot) for photos

Houma Fire Department’s mascot Sparky was there with his fire truck, helping the firemen educate the public about fire safety.

Cajun Crate, Ellen McCord, G&F Sporting Goods, and Pilots for Patients set up displays for visitors to browse.

Pilots for patients shared with the crowd in Hangar One. Their mission of help and support to others was well received.

One particular Carbon Cub Pilot did some STOL take-off and landings to demonstrate the plane’s abilities.

I prayed the rain would hold out until the Louisiana National Air Guard Cajun Militia made a fly-over in their F-15s, and I guess someone was listening. It sprinkled for about 3 minutes after they fly-over. The jets adjusted the planned “training approaches” to accommodate the low ceiling, and did another great job!

Food worked well, with Butler Aviation hosting all of our visiting Pilots and EAA members with free meals, and Co. #5 Volunteers did another great job with the food.

SOLA Flight Service went out with a bang, holding a clearance sale on the same day, and donated an Artic Air portable Air Conditioning unit for raffle. It was won by one of our Pilots for Patients volunteer team members.\

Please go to our Facebook page and Facebook event page to loads and loads of photos.

I’m cooking for the meeting on Tuesday, Nov 7th! Please bring your feedback. Ray Pierce, Director


Here Comes KIA, 2017 Itineration


Terrebonne Parish Board has given us the green light for this year’s Kids in Aviation field trips. I wouldn’t bet money on this, but I think this will be the eight anniversary of the youth aviation program.

We will be hosting field trips beginning Thursday November 16 and then Thursday December 7 and Tuesday 12.

December12. Terrebonne High is the first class, November 16, then South Terrebonne High December 7 followed by Ellender Memorial High December 12.

As is our usual practice we will meet the visiting classes at Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission office meeting room for the welcome and safety and procedure orientation. The classes will then be loaded on the busses and moved to Hammonds Air Service for the hands-on aircraft part of the field trip.

We will need some help with both the class room presentations and the visit to Hammonds for the Aircraft Familiarization phase.

Class lectures include Aviation History, Physics of Flight, Flight Planning and Careers in Aviation.

Anyone who feels he could help in any of these areas in the class room or on the field, please lend a hand.

Louisiana Places to Fly in November


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.

Nov 4 – Hangar 39 Crew Party-Port of South LA Executive Airport(1L0)-Free food & drinks Pastalaya, Salad, Hot Dogs/chili – 21 yrs to attend. Info:lajeflyer@charter.com

Nov 11– Veteran’s Day Party-St Charles Aviation-Ama airstrip-fly-in, drive in cars, motorcycles - airplane rides and static displays- @ Noon $10 Turkey Dinners – Jay Elton Band plays at 1:30pm – Bring your food & drinks Info:

Nov 18– Chapter 697 – Fall Fly-in – Slidell Airport (ASD) – Free burgers & hotdogs for fly ins – 10am-2pm Info:cusimano22@gmail.com

Nov 25–Chapter 343 -Shreveoirt Chapter Meeting –Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN) 9:30am. Info: george@gcpcentnet.com, president@EAA Chapter343.org.


Secretary’s Corner


Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting Tuesday October19, 2017

Members present:Tim Rochel, Faron Naquin, Rick Wintter, Norbert Punch, Lindy Hammonds, Charlie Hammonds, Ray Pierce, Harris Theriot, Richard Cosse, Jack Gafford, James Croker, Newton Boudreaux, Richard Robinson and Jason Robinson.

6:30 P.MMeeting called to order by President Rochel. President Rochel informed the board and members that he will be resigning as president at the end of the year. He stated that the board members information will be taken off of the website.

6:35 P.M6Ray Pierce gave a report on the October 21st Fly-In. Butler Aviation will allow us to use his facilities for the Fly-In. Parking will be through Hammonds Aviation gate and exit through a different gate to ease the flow of traffic, traffic cones and signs will be used to prevent taxiway incursions, Ray had signs made for parking and safety information,. The car show entrance will be at Butler Aviation where a $10 entrance fee will be charged. The Regional Military Museum is sending 2 Jeeps, Louisiana State Police will bring a helicopter, Raceland Fire Dept. will be cooking. Snowball lady is making snowballs. Hammonds Air frequency will be used once an aircraft is off the active taxiway.

7:20 P.M. Saturday , December15, is a possible get together date at Lindy's hangar.

7:40 P.M. Faron called for adjournment, Tim seconded. Rickey Wintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Cajun Fly-in number 15 has come and gone with very few unknown issues and no injuries. The weather held off long enough for everyone to have a great time. I want to recognize Juan Romero, Tex and April Simoneaux, Ray Pierce, Faron Naquin, Lindy and Charlie Hammonds, the fire dept., police dept. and all of the workers who helped make the fly-in a great one. I was so proud that our members stepped in to help. Thanks!

Kids in Aviation is on the go. We have three scheduled events, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and 12 .We need pilots to tour aircraft at Hammonds and will accept any other help. These are small groups of high schoolers. It should be fun.

The word 'resignation' has such a seemingly negative tone. Those of you who attended the October meeting found out that I submitted my resignation as President of EAA 513. I am not just closing the books and leaving. I will assist in the new President's transition and complete all yearly business including filing our 2017 taxes. I hope to serve on your board and continue our children's programs. I look back on the last ten years with a feeling of accomplishment along with many fond memories. I learned many things and did many things that I would not have had an opportunity to do anywhere else. I always wanted to fly an aircraft and have taken that off of my bucket list long ago. Thanks to all of you for making it fun.

In 1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt presented a proclamation making November National Aviation Month. It all started with that famous coin toss between Orville and Wilber in 1903. A few interesting facts:

Aluminum was a very expensive metal to refine at the time, but the Wrights had the first aluminum engine block used for an airplane engine.

Ninety two percent of the SR-71 spy plane airframe was constructed with titanium extracted from rutile ore mined in the Soviet Union.

Bumble Bees can fly.to altitudes of 18.000 ft.

Geese have been seen at 30,000 ft.

The first woman to take flight was Elizabeth Tribble in a 1784 hot air balloon.

The first woman to take flight in an airplane was Therese Peltier in 1908.

The first African American woman to get a pilot's license was Bessie Coleman in 1921.

If you need to communicate with our board members or fly-in director, remember. our new email address is eaa513h@gmail.com. Passwords for those needing to reply to emails were given out at the October meeting.TIM

Fall Flying FUN!

I finally made it home in time for festival season, and (Usually) some of the best weather of the year. As usual, I gave the yellow bird a good pitot to rudder trim-tab inspection before taking her up after a month or two of sitting in hangar alone. This month was annual condition inspection time. I had accumulated a long list of must-do items. Change plugs, re-torque heads, check carb bowls, etc…. I ended up pulling the shrouds off to replace the exhaust gaskets, changed all the rubber parts from carb boots to throttle cable boots, to coil wire protective covers. After correct carb re-assembly she purrs right along. I was able to fly into KHUM on Friday afternoon and have the QCU Challenger II on the ramp at Cajun Fly-in!! Jerry brought out his Carbon Cub, so it wasn’t the only Light-Sport plane on the ramp. This week I was able to make a short hop to Napoleonville and land at the Thibault strip for a visit. Johnny is making good progress on the new wings. He’s about to lay down the silver coats, after 5 or 6 coats of filler. I’m looking forward to some more nice flying days in the next couple of weeks. October has been a month full of flying events, without much good flying weather. I plan to take advantage by attending as many events as possible. I hope to see you there!Ray Pierce

What’s Wrong With Experimental Pilots?

October 16, 2017 byGeneral Aviation News Staff

That’s the question Richard Collins asks in a new blog post at Air Facts.He notes: “The higher incidence of accidents in experimental aircraft is just as logical as the fact that the fatal accident rate in private (general) aviation is almost infinitely higher than it is in airline flying. When more freedom is granted by reducing regulations and eliminating stifling procedures, then the risk goes up.”In general aviation, he notes, “risk management is left solely to the pilot. For experimental-amateur built, that freedom extends to the building and testing of the airplane, though the FAA does have requirements for the flight testing of newly-built E-AB airplanes.”He continues: “The accident record in private flying when I soloed in 1951 was about like the accident record in experimental flying today. When I started, we were free spirits, a band of brothers, who loved to fly. It was almost holy and we weren’t looking for anyone to save us. We knew that what we were doing was a lot riskier than knitting and we didn’t care. That is all true of many, if not most, experimental pilots today and I think that in both cases the accident record is simply the result of the interface between the romance of flying and the pilots who practice the art.”“So, if you ask me what is wrong with experimental pilots, I say nothing. Just leave them alone and let them enjoy flying.”

More Fly-in Pix

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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.

October Newsletter

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 12:30 AM

 


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513

Houma, Louisiana

Volume XIV Number 10____-October 3, 2017

Next Meeting Tues. October 10 @ Hammonds-6:30

We will be meeting on the second Tuesday, October 10, to open up a little time for Ray Pierce, our Cajun Fly-in boss to be available to answer your questions and concerns. He will still be in route from his overseas job October 3.

We’ve been waiting for this for almost a year and here it is, it is staring each of us right in the face - the 2017 Cajun Fly-in/Car Show. I guess the question is are you ready? Ray sure is, but he can’t do it alone. The time has come for all of us to step up and say what you plan to do on Saturday October 21.

Bring that thought to the meeting Tuesday and bring along a hardy appetite ‘cause Ray is cooking again and it’s always so damn good!


Cajun Fly-In 2017 Update - Final

By the time you read this Cajun Fly-In 2017 will be only 3 weeks away, or less!

Hopefully everyone received their Cajun Fly-in & Car Show Post Cards in the mail. These went out to about 250 previous attendees, EAA Chapters, Boy Scout Troops, and everyone that registered at previous Cajun Fly-Ins. Our Houma EAA 513 Facebook page has been getting a lot of traffic, and we’ve created a Cajun Fly-In 2017 Event Page there too. If you’re Simoneaux not a Facebook user, access to our EAA page alone is worth the trouble to sign up.

Ms. April and I made face-to-face visits with our KHUM FBOs, Airport Commission Office and other supporters.

The large Cajun Fly-In banner is already hanging at the Airport, thanks to our Vice President, Faron Naquin. I have in hand some new materials to help deal with parking and crow control barricades this year. 1000’ of that plastic mesh construction fencing and 1000’ of safety orange pennant banner string. Traffic cones to use as stands for the taxiway barrier signs too.

T-Shirts will happen again this year. Many, Many Thanks to Tex & April Simoneaux for generously donating all of the Cajun Fly-In T-Shirts, and valuable door prizes in the previous two years. With the announced closing of SoLa Flight Service Pilot Shop, we have received sponsorship for the 2017 T-Shirts with Co-Sponsorship from Hammonds Air Services and Butler Aviation. The design is pending final approval, but I’m sure it’ll be another great one. Ms. April is working with our Co-Sponsor to complete the design and ordering.

Most all of our usual supporters are committed to attending again this year. Here are some highlights:

• USAF T6-Texan2 trainer will attend. Piloted by Lt. Matthew Carpenter, a local man from Lafourche Parish.

He will also be a guest speaker. I’ve asked for a low pass and a tight pattern on arrival.

• USCG New Orleans Air Station will arrive at 10am in a Dolphin Helo and perform a Search and Rescue demo on the approach end of 18. Then land for static display. We’ve requested one of the crew be a guest speaker

• Acadian AirMed will reposition to the East Ramp for display

• Louisiana State Police Helicopter will attend

• USMC MAG 49 Helicopter unit based in Belle Chase has contacted us about participation, but not confirmed what aircraft will attend.

• PHI will bring over an S-92

• Superior Flight Academy will bring Helicopters

• Airborne Support will bring over one of the Big DC-3/4s

• Regional Military Museum will bring some vehicle for display.

(I asked them to tow the F4 over with the tank, but that was a NOGO)

• The VFD Co#5 is ready to cook – Same + 1/3 pound homemade fresh seasoned beef patties (new Item)

• Butler Aviation will be cooking fried fish for arriving pilots and EAA Members.

• Local EMS, Fire and Police agencies bringing equipment and personnel

• Hand Crafted “Special Surprise” trophies for the Car Show this year!!!!

As you can see, the largest part of the LEG WORK has been done.

What I need now is HELP! Bodies on the day of the event. I’ve asked all of my family to help for one day. I’m sure you have some family and friends that may already be planning to attend. Ask if they would be willing to help for just an hour or two. We need Traffic Directors, Information givers, People to help set up displays, people to set up table and chairs, waste management transport specialist, general safety patrol personnel, and most importantly we need Crowd Control Help on the Flight Line. Some to be sure no one walk near planes parking or departing the ramp.

Thanks to everyone for the support and assistance through our growing years. One last request, join me in beginning to pray for great weather again this year!             RAY PIERCE, Cajun Fly-in Director


Louisiana Places to Fly in October

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.

Oct 7 – 37th Annual Jennings Fly-in – Jennings Aiorport ((3R7) -

Oct 14-15– Andouille Festival Fly-in – Port of South La. Executive Airport (KAPS)

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

Oct 21 – Chapter 513 – Cajun Fly-in & Car Show – Gus Brown Field Houma-Terrebonne Airport (KHUM) – cajunfly-in@yahoo.com

Oct 27-29 -WWII Air Sea & Land Festival – New Orleans Lakefront (NEW) – Expended entertainment, food, drinks and soaring aircraft. Info: htt/airsealandfest.com


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdaySeptember 5 , 2017

Members present:Tim Rochel, Faron Naquin, Rick Wintter, Norbert Pubch, Newton Boudreaux, Jack Gafford, Charlie Hammonds, Lindy Hammonds, Richard Robinson and Jason Robinson

Guest: Joe Wheeler, Houma Airport Director, and Jayden Robinson.

6:30 P.M. Meeting called to order by President Rochel with the introduction of Mr. Wheeler

6:35 P.M. Mr. Wheeler stated that the airport will be having some improvements beginning next summer. Taxiway Foxtrot will begin new design construction, airfield drainage will be updated and some unmanned aerial systems are expected to be donated to the airport which will create jobs. House Bill 299.7 was introduced , which would cut grant money to the airport, but not expected to pass.Mr. Wheeler also stated that Cajun Airlift flights to aid hurricane victims in Houston and Beaumont are leaving from Lakefront and Gonzales airports.

6:55 P.M. Tim said that he has the OK from Russell Redmond to use his lot for parking and we need volunteers to work the Fly-In.

We also had a discussion about how we will be parking cars and aircraft. Newton will be the safety officer for the Fly-In.

7:30P.M.Lindy and Tim will install 3 floodlights to illuminate the F-16.

7:50 P.M. Punch called for adjournment, Tim seconded. Meeting adjourned.     RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Joe Wheeler, HTAC Director, and I will be discussing a proposed summer 'camp' at the airport. We will attempt to see what materials will be needed to put on the program and if Houma Terrebonne Airport has funding. I will give more details at the meeting.

The fly-in is upon us! This is it! It's the last meeting before the event.

I was wondering how long it would take the scammers to target the EAA websites and Facebook. Since we post our personal contact information, scammers are abound. Some of us have received an email warning from EAA National about scammers using emails to look like they were from officers/board members asking for monies to be transferred. One of the suggestions is to create a chapter email account.

"Consider creating a singular chapter contact point and removing officer contacts from your chapter's website and newsletter. For example, Chapter 252 uses eaa252@gmail.com for all chapter related communications."

Our new email address that will be used for all member contacts, unless specified by the member, will be eaa513h@gmail.com. I will be asking that our facebook account remove all other contacts as well. Passwords will be given out at the meeting.                                            Tim


ONE DAY ONLY! October 21, 2017. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fly In or Drive In for the Cajun Fly-In & Shop at SoLa Flight's Pilot Shop for our Final Sale on TaxiWay Golf at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport (KHUM)! 50%-75% Off Retail (some exclusions apply)


Graphical Forecasts to Replace Text-based Forecasts Oct. 10

September 12, 2017 byGeneral Aviation News Staff

The transition to graphical forecasts for aviation (GFAs) for the continental U.S. is set to be complete Oct. 10, 2017, when the current textual area forecasts (FAs) will be discontinued.

The move, in a transition phase since July, is expected to result in improved weather information from forecasters with the National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center, according to FAA officials.

“The majority of the weather elements contained in the FA are already available through other NWS products,” agency officials said in a notice highlighting the change. “To maintain continuity of service, the GFA will ensure the availability of equivalent information, in addition to adding graphical displays of the predominant weather, sky cover, and wind speed and direction.”

GFAs are web-based displays that provide observations and forecasts critical for aviation safety. GFAs cover the continental U.S., from the surface up to 42,000 feet mean sea level (MSL).Wind, icing, and turbulence forecasts are available in 3,000-foot increments from the surface up to 18,000 feet MSL, and iTurbulence forecasts are also broken into low (below 18,000 feet MSL) and high (above 18,000 feet MSL) graphics.

Maximum icing and maximum wind velocity graphics are also available. Data is time-synchronized and is available in hourly increments for up to 14 hours in the past and 15 hours into the future.

“This is a huge step forward,” says John Kosak, Air Traffic Services project manager for weather for the National Business Aviation Association. “The graphical forecasts provide much finer resolution than any text-based forecast ever could.”

Kosak represented general aviation and business aviation as a member of the FAA’s Collaborative Decision-Making Weather Evaluation Team.

The GFAs will replace the textual FAs only for the continental U.S. The FA for Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean will not change.


A Cub and a Champ

General Aviation News Staff

Megan Vande Voort, whose husband, Shane, owns Classic Aviation at Pella Municipal Airport (KPEA) in Iowa, took this photo, sending it along with a simple message: “A Cub and a Champ.”

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.

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


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