Chapter 513 Houma LA

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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/ 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.

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

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

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 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 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

Here is Air Force arriving

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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/ 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: or htt/

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

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

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 for all chapter related communications."

Our new email address that will be used for all member contacts, unless specified by the member, will be 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/ Choose some. Let’s go.

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

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

Info: or htt//

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.

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