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October Newsletter

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 10:50 PM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 10 October 13, 2018

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

 

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

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

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

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

First Kids in Aviation 2018 Session Next Tuesday

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

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

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

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

Places to Fly in October

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

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

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

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

Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdaySeptember 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

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

.Pierce MUD Field

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

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

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

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

CAJUN FLY-IN & CAR SHOW 2018

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

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

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

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

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

• USAF Trainer will be on the ramp

• USCG Helicopter and Crew

• State Police Helicopter

• Air-Med

• Airborne C-47/DC-3

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

• Auto Gyro of Louisiana

• Hammonds Air Service Aircraft Displays

• South Louisiana Community College Helicopter School

• Owens Flight School

• HPD

• HFD

• Lafourche Dist. 1 Fire Boat & Pumper

• BTNEP Display

• Matthew Dominique Photography

• Local Artist displays

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

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

Free Online Course Inspires Kids about Careers in Aviation

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

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

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

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

Historic Tuskegee Aircraft Fly Over Home Field

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

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

Personal eVTOL Aircraft in Flight Testing

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

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

September Newsletter

Posted on September 2, 2018 at 12:25 AM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 9 September 4, 2018

Next meeting Sep 4, 6;30 PM @ Hammonds

I just do not believe it. This is the 177th edition of the “EAA 513 Flyer”. Some of you newer members should have seen the first edition. A four-page full process beauty created on the Publisher software – very impressive but impossible to convert to a document that everyone could access, in fact no one would have been able to open it. So, we reverted to good old Word, the common langue of every computer everywhere. All in all, I think we have had a pretty good run so far. Most of the more important news that the Chapter has “committed” has been reported so all our members and some of our best supporters were well informed about all of the good, some of our less successful efforts. Whenever possible I have tried to keep up with the temper and tender of our little island of general aviation support here in Terrebonne and Lafourche and our neighbors.

That has not always been an easy job. Since we are not a newspaper with a supporting staff of writers, reporters and editors, I have depended upon information from our members for most of what you read each month in the “513 flyer”, but every issue has been an exciting and rewarding experience because there is always someone who comes up with information that is of interest to all of us.

Now would be as good a time as any to recognize one of my most productive contributors, Ray Pierce. Ray can usually be counted on to come up with an interesting newsy piece. He is a very active aviator is constantly developing his skills and working for the betterment of Chapter 513. And he’s a damn good cook too! He’s right up there with Punch and Faron!

I know this has almost become a cliché – but the best way to keep up with happenings is to come and watch and hear the news being made Next Tuesday, Lindy’s Hangar, 6:30 pm. See you there.

So, what about Kids in Aviation?

School is back in secession in both Terrebonne and Lafourche so it’s about time to think about what we will be doing in our long-standing project to create an interest in aviation in local students. This an effort that has been successful with a diverse cross section of local kids from our grade school thru high school pupils. But as the name indicates, it is a versatile and easily customized plan of instruction for the needs of the participants in the program. We have successfully presented the material to the level of the “kids” participating including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, even students from the School for Exceptional Children and all have walked away with a better understanding of why an airplane flies and what general aviation is.

Terrebonne’s school district has been in touch with Tim Rochel, director of our Kids in Aviation program so we can expect a report from Tim at September’s meeting. One of the things Tim will want to discuss is a means to raise funds to pay for transportation of Parochial Schools. They would like to send Vanderbilt seniors to Kids in Aviation, but do not have funds to pay for school bus costs.


Places to Fly in September

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

Sep 01 –Chapter 614 – Breakfast Fly-in – Pineville municipal Airport (2LO) – 8 -10AMInfo: http/614.eaachapter.org

Sep 08– Chapter 1490 – EAA Meeting New Iberia – Acadiana Regional Airport(5

Fo) Hangar 1404 – Breakfast 8:30AM – Meeting 10AM – Info: christopherhaley@hotmail.comhttp/.www1490eaachapter.org

Sep 15 –Chapter – North East Louisiana Chapter Meeting – 9 -11 AM - check info below for location info: http/.www.836.eaachapter.orgChapter1490 – New Iberia

Sep 22–Chapter 343 – Monthly Meeting – Shreveport Downtown Airport (DTN),Hangar 72 – 9:30AM Info:george@gcpcnet.com Info: http.//www.343chapter.org

Sep 29–? (Couldn’t find anything within 300miles)


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayAugust 1. 2018

Members present:: Faron Naquin, Rickey Wintter, Norbert Punch, Richard Cosse, Lindy Hammonds, Bobby Boudreaux, Joe Wheeler, Newton Boudreaux, Will Theriot, Nino Thibodaux, Charlie Hammonds, Dave Wesche,, Matt Naquin Richard Robinson and Jack Gafford.

6:30 P.M. Meeting called to order by President Faron Naquin who opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to our American flag. Faron stated that we will be needing volunteers for the November 3, 2018 Fly-In. President Naquin also talked about 3rd class medical reform rules that became effective May 1, 2017.

6:45 P.M. Airport director, Joe Wheeler, talked about coming improvements to the airport to accommodate larger aircraft.

7:00 P.M. Treasurer Norbert Punch stated that we have 712.07 in the chapter account and $4329.68

7:01 P.M. Punch called for adjournment, Rick seconded. Meeting adjourned.

Thanks to Pres Faron for preparing a sausage-spaghetti meal for the club.

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello Everyone, Well the rain continues to drive me crazy. I did get in a flight or two this month though I have just been going to the airport and just hanging around . At least get to see a little aviating going on, including some OH-58 helicopters from Fort Polk. Photos of the three are on our Facebook Page. We are starting to see more people viewing and sharing the Page also. Blue Skies Faron

TPCG Council Recommends UMA at KHUM

The Terrebone Parish Council Policy, Procedure and Legal Committee, according to an article in the Courier, approved a resolution to pave the way for KHUM to move into the unmanned aircraft operations as a result of a presentation to the council by Joe wheeler, KHUM’s Executive Director in July.

The Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission expect to spend $200,000 to prepare the UMA business and has set aside land to develop a ramp, hangar and facility for the operations. Nicholls State University in Thibodaux and Fletcher Technical Junior College will partner in this effort as will the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority.


EAA Unveils Flying Club Initiative

August 4, 2018 byGeneral Aviation News StaffEAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The mission of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to grow participation in aviation took another step forward during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, as the association unveiled its Flying Club Initiative.

The focus of the initiative is to assist EAA members in developing separate non-profit flying clubs. The program includes grants through matching or challenge funds to get local clubs started, as well as guidance on obtaining aircraft, establishing bylaws, and other necessary steps for a successful club.

“Flying clubs are well-established ways to share the cost of flying and build a supportive community for those who want to participate,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs. “While EAA chapters cannot directly operate flying clubs, local EAA members now have a way to get people into the air in an affordable way and welcome those who have wanted to fly, but perhaps had cost and access barriers standing in their way.”

A St. Louis-area flying club involving members of EAA Chapter 32 served as a model for local flying clubs that encourage and support those in that region who want to learn to fly.

EAA’s chapter office has additional resources to assist local members with establishing a local flying club. A new website also offers tools for getting started, from sample documents, tax and insurance information, how to apply for grants to assist with aircraft purchase, maintenance, and student scholarships, and more information.

EAA is also accepting donations of suitable flying club aircraft, such as Cessna 172s, Piper Cherokees, Van’s RVs, Zeniths, and other models. Those aircraft will then be sold to groups in the EAA Flying Club Initiative on favorable terms to get a club started, with sale proceeds going back into the flying club grant program, EAA officials said.

“The flying clubs eligible for the EAA grants and purchase of donated aircraft will be those who are doing their best to support EAA’s mission of growing participation in aviation and providing affordable access to flying,” Larsen said. “That include programs such as Young Eagles, Flying Start, flight training, and others that directly engage people in aviation.”

EAA’s Flying Start Offers an Informational Step Before a First Flight

July 25, 2018 by Ben SclairEAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – The Experimental Aircraft Association’s new Flying Start program is a new tool for EAA chapters to use to offer a local pathway for interested adults into the world of flight.

The program consists of an EAA-prepared presentation and video that provides information about learning to fly, with topics ranging from what is involved in flight training and which certificate would be best to pursue, to how much it will cost in both time and money. The hosting chapter can customize this experience with information about their local chapter and flight training options.

“EAA chapters throughout the country supply a natural support system for those adults pursuing their dreams of flight,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs. “The Flying Start program gives those local chapters the tools to welcome and encourage those who are eager to discover aviation, but may not know how to take the next step.”

Flying Start participants will also have direct access to EAA’s Eagle Flights program through the hosting chapter, allowing them to experience aviation for themselves with a free introductory flight and informal mentorship from an EAA volunteer pilot.

The Flying Start program benefits are twofold: An organized pathway for adults to learn more about learning to fly and a way for EAA chapters to engage their current members and recruit new enthusiasts.

Chapters that are interested in hosting a Flying Start event can see the program requirements, register, and receive the materials needed to help plan, promote, and host a successful Flying Start event at www.EAA.org/FlyingStart. (General Aviation News 07/25/1

New Features Unveiled for Flying Car

July 17, 2018 byGeneral Aviation News StaffTerrafugia has unveiled new features in the Transition production vehicle, a two-seat auto and aircraft, including updates to the interior, safety systems, motor, and flight instrumentation.

The latest features and systems will be incorporated and verified in the next test vehicles. The first production vehicles will come to market in 2019, according to company officials.

“Developing this new technology has allowed us to test several different mechanisms and generate process improvements along the way,” said Terrafugia CEO Chris Jaran. “We are at the critical point where we can implement the best design features based on years of flight and drive testing. This will improve function, safety and aesthetics for the optimal flying and driving experience.”

Each individual component is engineered with safety and quality as the objectives behind each design decision, he added.

Improvements include:

• Hybrid-Electric Motor: The Transition will now drive in hybrid mode, using a combination of an internal combustion engine and a LiFePO4 (Lithium iron phosphate chemistry) battery, proven to be much safer than other lithium battery chemistries.

• Boost: The throttle incorporates a boost feature for a brief burst of extra power while flying.

• Interior: The interior is remodeled with upgraded seats, an intuitive user interface experience, and increased luggage capacity.

• Safety: Updated safety systems include improved seat belts, airbags, and increased visibility with three rearview cameras in drive mode.

• Partners: Terrafugia is partnering with state-of-the-art suppliers for avionics and parachutes. Dynon is providing the EFIS (Electrical Flight Information Systems) and BRS is providing a full frame parachute system.

As an automotive vehicle and a light-sport aircraft, the Transition is built for both aviation and automotive safety to comply with FAA and National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards, company officials explain. The new features will enable the Transition to meet all the necessary requirements while optimizing the flight experience for both pilot and passenger, company officials add.

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.

August Newsletter

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 12:45 AM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 8 August 7, 2018

Next meeting Aug 7, 6;30 PM @ Hammonds

We all strive to be better and we all seek some means to measure if we are moving toward that goal. One way to measure “better” is to make a list of accomplishments, to define just what “better” might look like. We also want to know just what is the quality of “better”

Well one of the things we of Chapter 513 hope to do to be “better” is to spread the word about the rewards of aviation to our fellow man. We particularly want to make sure others with like ambitions have an opportunity to engage the general community.

This quest to achieve “better” is usually measured by noting our progress toward that goal. Last month we looked at our efforts in community-oriented projects Chapter 513 has been sharing with Terrebonne, Lafourche and surrounding areas. And I must say the list is impressive, for no other reason than the long life and continuing success of Cajun Fly-in and Kids in Aviation both of which engage our community, the fly-in to promote interest in aviation and KHUM and the youth education program to engage the next generation in flying and to show them what aviation means to our community, our national and international economy.

If we are to continue be effective we need new blood, better known as new members! Recruiting those who we work and socialize with every day is a good pool. These are excellent prospects. They already share the excitement of aviation and its rewards. At next Tuesday’s meeting look around at the folks attending. How many are airplane or helicopter pilots?

A measure of our more recent “betterment” is a count of the most recent recently recruited members, there are seven (7). Six are fully paid up. One is taking advantage of the “6-month trial”.

They are: David Wesche, Mathew P. Naquin, Rocky Breaux, Andy Cook, Erik Himmel, John Westerfield, Ralph Mitchell and yes Joseph “Joe” Wheller, Houma-Terrebonne Airport Director.

So, yes, we can get “better” through growth. And when we socialize and invite like-minded guests who are interested in flying and aviation, that works, as well as having fly-ins and meeting at other sites, Of course, it is not necessary for prospects to be a pilot or engaged in the aviation industry at all, or to build an airplane.

All that we require is that of a member is an interest in or even just to want to learn more about aviation.

See you Tuesday.

Pierce Field Progress

Ray J. Pierce

     

                                                                                        

The contactor finally arrived at Pierce Field – LA89. As my luck usually runs. The rains continue just as the bulldozer arrived. They have been working as the rain and soil conditions allow. The bulldozer work to elevate the center of the runway and turtle back the entire 4000’ is about 40% complete at this point, with grade on the East side almost complete.

My Glastar project made zero progress in the month of July. Despite the lack of hand-on work for the Glastar, I’ve been able to procure a few more parts for her. A new lightweight Sky-Tec starter and Whelen LED Orion Position and anti-collision lighting is now in hand. My builder assistance guy in Florida got the call, and will be relocating to Tennessee. That puts me holding off starting until he is set up at his new location.

With EAA AirVenture ongoing and local fly-ins and air shows just around the corner, I hope everyone is getting to do some flying, see some flying, or at least view some great aviation on the computer!!


 

Louisiana Places to Fly Away in August

There are a lot of interesting places to flyaway this month 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.

Aug 04– Chapter 614 – Breakfast Fly-in – Pineville Municipal Airport (2LO) – Breakfast served 8 ‘til 10 am. Info: https:614eaachapter.org

Aug 11 –Chapter1490 – New Iberia Monthly Meeting –Acadiana Regional Airport (ARA) Hangar 1404 – Info: christopherhaley@hotmail.comhttp/.www1490eaachapter.org

Aug 18– Chapter – North East Louisiana Chapter Meeting – 9 -11 AM - check info below for locationinfo: http/.www.836.eaachapter.org

Aug 25–Chapter 343 – Monthly Meeting – Shreveport Downtown Airport (DTN),Hangar 72 – 9:30AM Info:george@gcpcnet.com

Info: http.//www.343chapter.org


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting Tuesday July 3. 2018

Members present: Faron Naquin,Tim Rochel, Charlie Hammonds, Harris Theriot, Rickey

 Wintter, Richard Cosse, Ray Pierce, Matthew Naquin, Newton

 Boudreaux, Bobby Boudreaux, Jack Gafford, Dave Wesche and

 John Westerfield.

 6:40 P.M. President Naquin opened the meeting with the pledge of

 allegiance to our American flag and introduction of members

 for the benefit of new members.

 6:45 P.M. Ray Pierce, fly in director, stated that the 2018 fly in is

 progressing and informed the members of some of the displays

 and aircraft that will be in attendance. Ray also stated

 that the entry fee for the car show will be $25.00. The fly

 in will be on November 3, 2018 this year so as not to

 conflict with some other aviation activities in the area.

 6:55 P.M. Tim stated that he was trying to purchase a new canopy for the

 T-33, which was vandalized by someone shooting holes in it.Vida Paint is donating supplies to fix the T-33.

 7;15 p.m. Ray moved to adjourn and Rick seconded.

 Thanks again Ray for a delicious meal of fajitas.

 

 

                                                                                                    Rickey Wintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello everyone , Well Oshkosh 2018 is winding down , We had one member that attended . Maybe James Croker could give us an eyewitness account if he attends the meeting .There is also a young man from Monroe attempting to fly solo on around the World . He has already soloed across the Atlantic, making him the youngest pilot to do so.Hoping for this weather of daily thunderstorms to move on by. . Our Cajun Fly In is within sight. Blue Skies,                                                                Faron

WWI Fokker Triplane Project

Matthew Carpenter

What a ride. Already. A bit of backstory first; my name is Matt! I’m a flight instructor at Columbus AFB In Mississippi and an avid lover of anything flying related. I’m about 1/2 way through the build of a Fokker Triplane designed by Robert Baslee of Airdrome Aeroplanes. I decided on this one in particular for a few reasons.

1. I love the WW1 time period of aviation

2. The triplane is not something you usually see around...ever.

3. It was in my budget and it fit in the limited space I had to build it.

4. After tons of research Robert and his very small operation had not a single negative review. Really. Great guy.

5. The building methods were something I felt I could handle as a first-time builder; and, if I had any questions the designer of the plane was only a call away and always eager to help.

6. I’ll stop there...not enough time or space to list them all.

 

Ultimately I pulled the trigger. The pictures speak for themselves as to my progress over the last year. I am currently laying the framework for the upper wing spars. Once those are rigged the next step is to soft-mount all three wings to the fuselage! Been rather busy the past few months with work, but hoping to have the complete airframe done by the end of the year and then flying by summer of 2019! Just received the Prop. The Final Photo is a competed Fokker Triplane.


If anyone has any questions or just wants to talk airplanes, please drop me a line on Facebook!

NOTE:THERE ARE SEVERAL MORE PHOTOS OF Lt. MATHEW’S EXCELLENT WORK.

Goes to show “roiling your own” is possible, you just have to try! Go MATT’S FACEBOK FOR THEM.

EAA Celebrates 35 Years Air Academy with New Exhibit Museum

July 9, 2018 byGeneral Aviation News Staff EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is celebrating 35 years of the EAA Air Academy with a new exhibit in the EAA Aviation Museum.

The EAA Air Academy is a youth program created in 1984 by Executive Director of Resident Education Chuck Larson as a way to reach to young people interested in aviation. The Air Academy allows kids

to participate in an unmatched aviation experience through hands-on demonstrations, flight simulations, and other activities.

The Air Academy is recognized as the longest running aviation resident education camp in the United States, according to EAA officials. They note MSN Money ranked the Air Academy as one of the top 10 summer camps “worth the money” and “provides the foundation for a lifelong love of aviation.”

The exhibit features stories of graduates of the Air Academy and where they are now. Graduates of the Air Academy have gone into careers such as general aviation pilots, the military, air traffic controllers and dispatchers, general aviation pilots, EAA Young Eagles pilots, and many more.

It also highlights what the Air Academy features during its week-long camps, including mechanical skills and teambuilding and communication skills essential to aviation.

“The 35th anniversary display for the EAA Air Academy is a visual montage of the history of the EAA Air Academy Camp program,” says EAA Air Academy Camp Director Scott Cameron. “The display showcases how young people have made an impact on various aspects of the aviation world.”

EAA’s AirVenture Biggest Ever

Over 601,000, about a 2% increase over 2017 were at Oshkosh’s EAA annual meeting and AirVenture 2018 the last week in July. Aircraft flying-in to Wittman Field and surrounding airports were at least 10,000 from all over the world. That is a fly-in. Get to work Ray!

A Safety Something – A wet grass landing area offers you almost no breaking friction. Hard breaking puts you aboard an accelerating slide!

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.

July Newsletter

Posted on June 30, 2018 at 2:05 PM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 7

July 3, 2018

Next Meeting July 3, 6;30 PM @ Hammonds

Everything and everyone has a history. It tells about what has been accomplished and how our world has been affected by our efforts. It is also a good thing to stop every now and then and do an inventory of our works.

Now seems as good a time as any to look back at what we’ve been up to and how we’ve succeeded.

In our recent history we have successfully completed some very impressive and outstanding projects.

First and most remarkable just for its endurance and annually success is the Cajun Fly-In. And it keeps getting better every year. Just look at the 2017 edition directed by Ray Pierce – largest number of fly-in aircraft and exhibits, an outstanding Car Show and community patriation. We also picked up sponsors to help pay for the event’s Tee shirts. That’s progress on an effort as old as the chapter itself.

Houma-Terrebonne Airport now has two, count ‘em two U.S. Air Force fighter air craft Exhibits. There is the T-33 at the Grand Caillou entrance to Moffet Road. It has been there long before Chapter 513 ever came along. However, one of our more aggressive and vital members, Tim Rochel, has taken an interest in the upkeep and condition of the display and is working with the USAF Museum to take care of some repairs needed .

And the F-16 static display effort is a result of one of the most costly and outstanding projects we have ever attempted and I must add best looking F-16 Air Force static display I have ever seen, including some at the U.S.A. F. Museum. It was a lot of work, a lot of cooperation from Hammonds Maintenance (where it is presently displayed) and the local business community. I have no idea what the total cost of the project is to date. I do know that it cost $25,000 to move it to Houma and I know the cost of the labor and materials as well as storage cost have all been donated by the community. There will be additional future cost. The F-16 will be on final display at a site donated by the air Port Commission just North of its office on MainStreet. A lot of construction is required to finish the mounting and its surrounding park.

I saved the best for last, an ongoing project that I believe will have the most enduring and highest impact on our aviation community – Kids in Aviation. This is a project that has been approved by the Terrebonne Parish School Board and is included in its field trip schedule each school year. The program is custom planned for the grade level attending. We get students from middle schools, high schools as well as other groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl scouts and tell them about airplanes, how and why they fly, the safety of flying and the career opportunities for work as well as for individual enjoyment and development.

Maybe our story isn’t so boring after all. So why not come to the meeting Tuesday? Eat a little, talk airplanes and tell war stories.



Update on the T-33 Attack

Exactly when it happened, we will never know. Three bullet holes by an idiot is all that we know. One hole in the fuselage and two in the canopy which fractured the glass completely across. (See photos) Lindy took a look and agreed that the canopy would need replacing. The fuselage can be patched and painted. We notified the Parish and the USAF Museum and then called the Houma P.D. to file a report. As the Parish has insurance on the aircraft, we needed to file the report. The canopy frame is in really poor shape and should be addressed at the same time. It seems that the canopy frame has iron rivets in the aluminum that has reacted with the aluminum, turning part of the frame to crumbling dust. I contacted the EAA 513 Board to spend $200 on a canopy with frame that I found (new/old stock) in Florida that I haven't completed a deal on. The USAF Museum also got us in contact with a company that pours new T-33 and other canopies, but a new poured canopy won't solve the frame rot. It just happened that the USAF Museum in Dayton Ohio was scheduled to send someone out to check conditions of the T-33, F-16 and F-4. After the aircraft was seen, a copy of the report and pictures of the damage was given to both the USAF and the Parish. We are waiting to see what direction we will go after the Parish lets us know what to do. Of course, VIDA Paints has offered to provide, free of charge, paints and materials to complete a repaint. We will let everyone know when and how we will need help.                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                   Tim


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Louisiana Places to Fly Away in July

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.

Jul 07– Chapter 614 – Breakfast Fly-in – Pineville Municipal Airport (2LO) – Breakfast served 8 ‘til 10 am. Info: https:614eaachapter.org

Jul 14 –Pensacola Beach Airshow – Blue Angles featured – Pensacola FLA –Info: https//visitpensacola.com/event/2018-pensacolabeachairshow/2958/

Jul 21-22–Keesler AFB – Blue Angels over Biloxi Air Show – East Beach – ArmyGolden Knights, Acemaker T-33 Demo team, Aero Shell Demo Team, F-i6 fly-by, Coast Gard demo,Lots more. Info:https/www.blueangels.navy.mil/show/

https/www.gulfcoast.org/event/blues-over-bilox/9469

Jul 23-29–AirVenture 2018 – Annual EAA Convention, Air Show – Wittman Regional Airport OSHKOS, WI. Biggest GA event in the world. Info: eaa.com


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayJune 2. 2018

The June meeting was a Family Fly-in for Chapter 413 members, family and other guest. A meal was served and 7 airplane fly-ins landed. It was a social event. No business was discussed and no minutes were recorded.

                                                                                                                        RickeyWintter,

                                                                                                                          Secretary


Prez Says

Hello Everyone, The EAA 513 Family Day was a.great success . We had Seven aircraft on the field and lots of friendly faces. Weather was great although a bit to the hot side. Lots of aviating going on including me bringing by twin daughters up for their first flight in the Navion. We also had Jerry doing some STOL demonstrations. I would also like to Thank Harris and Gerri Theriot for being gracious host for the Family Fun Day at Theriot Field. Ray is starting to get quite the stable of Light Sports at his Field. Hopefully we are building momentum to a thriving group of Aviators.Blue Skies,

                                                                                                                                 Faron



Making Flying Friends While Stalled on the Project.

I finally made it home! I landed at MSY in the rain, and it wouldn’t stop for over a week. It stopped, but not long enough for me to mow the runway and do any flying. Finally I was able to see the sun and get at least 2000 foot cut in time for some friends to drop by for a visit at Pierce Field. There’s been some aviation action going on at Pierce Field since my last article. There are now 3 flying aircraft and 2 projects in the hangar!!

The QCU 2 (Yellow Bird) and 2 Quicksilver planes are visiting and

being housed temporarily.  I’m even getting some help with mowing.That’s David Wesche, owner of the GT 400 and future EAA 513 member, on the mower at Pierce Field Hangar with aircraft (R-L: Quicksilver

MX 2-Place, Yellow Bird, and Quicksilver GT-400


Home on a Saturday with good weather was an opportunity for visitors at Pierce Field. Randy Stevens from Ponchatoula, Louisiana arrived in his Kitfox, and Johnny Thibault from Napoleonville dropped in in his Apollo Fox for a visit, and Randy Blouin and David Wesche drove in to chat. The chew chatted and looked over airplanes for about an hour and headed home for lunch.

Now that the rain stopped for more than a few days, I’ve got the entire field cut and looking good.

I just met with a contactor about upgrades at Pierce Field – LA89. Next week, he’ll bring the bulldozer and elevate the center of the runway and turtle back the entire 4000’. I’ll post a notice soon, but it’s always good to overfly the field and survey the condition before landing.

My Glastar project had to take a back seat to a long list of Honey-Dos and other projects at the house. My builder assistance guy in Florida is contemplating a move, and is holding off starting until he is set on the location. I’m hoping my next trip home will have me in Florida, completing the airframe.

The 1st half of my Fly-EFII system arrived at the house and it looks great. I’m expecting my lightweight Flywheel next week. The next big ticket item will be new Cylinders and Pistons. I’ll report back when I decide on exactly what I decide to buy.

Hope to see you all at the July Meeting!!

                                                                                                                        Ray J. Pierce

FAA to Discontinue DUATS Program in May

March 20, 2018 by General Aviation News StaffThe FAA will discontinue the Direct User Access Terminal Service (DUATS II) Program, effective May 16, 2018.

Internet services, including access to weather and aeronautical information, flight plan filing and automated services will remain available at no charge to pilots at www.1800wxbrief.com.

To continue to receive free services, FAA officials are encouraging pilots to register now with www.1800wxbrief.com.

Between now and May 16, the FAA will work with current DUATS II providers on transition activities, including conducting pilot outreach, establishing commercial interfaces, and providing user migration assistance, agency officials added.

A Safety Something – Soft/Short Field takeoff 

Did you lower the Angle of Attack to increase Airspeed Rate after you broke ground contact in Ground Affect?

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.

June Newsletter

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:35 AM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513 Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 6 June 2, 2018

Next meeting June 2, 10am@Theriot Field

This may be a short one. I’ve been busy with some personal and business things for the last several weeks and I haven’t heard too much from any of you. In fact, I haven’t been to the airport at all since the last meeting so I’m shamefully not aware of what is going in the local aviation community. You may see a little more stuff from other sources in this one.

But the big news is we are returning to our roots, so to speak. On next Saturday, June 2, we will be having a family fly-in at Harris Theriot’s Theriot Field in the St Charles Community. The very well-maintained grass strip is located on LA 1 just south of Raceland and north of Thibodaux. For drivers the address is 116 Hangar Drive. Flyers just check the New Orleans Sectional or your favorite source.

Bring the family and guests. We will be enjoying Burgers and Hot Dogs and Drinks provided by your contributions for meals at each meeting but you should bring along a side dish or desert.

You need to let us know if you will be there. Include the number attending including you and guests and what potluck you are bringing. I know its late but email requests have pretty much been ignored so if you haven’t let us know your plans reply to this email NOW.

That’s about all I’ve got so see you on Saturday.

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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.

Jun 02– 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

Jun09 –Chapter 244 – Lunch Fly-in – Louisiana Regional Airport (K1LO) – 11 am – 1pm Info: Chris Gonzales chrisg501 @hotmail.com

Jun 16–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/

Jun 23–Chapter 343 Meeting – Downtown airport (KDTN) – Hangar 72-9:30-11:am Info: president@EAAChapter343.org \; http/www.343.eaachapter.org


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting TuesdayMay 1. 2018

OFFICERS PRESENT: Faron Naquin, Rickey Winter, Norbert Punch

MEMBERS PRESENT:Tim Rochel, Charlie Hammonds, Newton Boudreaux, Jack Gafford,Richard Cosse and Richard Robinson.

6:42 P.M. President Faron Naquin called the meeting to order with the pledge of allegiance to our American flag. The meeting was held at the Fornof hangar with a meal. No formal meeting was held due to a quorum not being present. President Naquin stated that the June 2 ,2018 meeting will be held at Theriot field on Hangar Drive and La. 1. It will be a meeting with a meal and everyone is requested to bring a side item to feed 20 people.

6:45: President Naquin moved to adjourn the meeting and Treasurer Punch seconded.

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

Hello Everyone , Well Summer heat and weather is upon us . Hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day Holiday.Our Family day Fly In is this weekend and hope to see everyone and their Families at Theriot Field. I plan on bringing the Navion there and hope to see others.

Blue Skies.

Faron

New Advisory Standardizes Non-towered Flight Operations

May 7, 2018 byGeneral Aviation News StaffA new Advisory Circular standardizes traffic pattern altitudes and procedures at airports without operating control towers.

Advisory Circular (AC) 90-66B, Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations, replaces two advisories: One from 1993 that addressed traffic patterns, and another from 1990 that provided communication guidance, according to officials with the National Business Aviation Association.

“No matter what a pilot flies – turbine, piston, parachute, glider, ultralight, lighter-than-air or unmanned aircraft system – they should read this AC, because it clearly presents the standards for operating at a non-towered airport,” said Richard Boll, a member of the NBAA Access Committee. “Not only does it guide the operation of a pilot’s particular aircraft, it gives the expectation of how pilots of other aircraft using the non-towered airport will operate.”

Standardizing the traffic pattern altitude was a primary focus of the members of the FAA’s Aeronautical Charting Forum, said Boll.

Noting the age of the previous guidance, he said the old standard was 800′ to 1,000′ above ground level (AGL). To eliminate that 200′ of confusion, the ACF set the standard at 1,000′ AGL, with left-hand turns, unless terrain or obstacles mandate otherwise.

Large and turbine-powered airplanes should enter the traffic pattern at an altitude of 1,500′ AGL, or 500′ above the established pattern altitude.

A recent change to the Aeronautical Information Manual introduced this standard, and the AC expands on it.


Entering the non-tower traffic pattern and self-announcing a flight’s position and the pilot’s intentions received equal detail and attention. It makes clear that airplanes terminating an instrument procedure with a straight-in approach do not have the right of way over VFR traffic in the pattern, said Boll. And when circling to land, left-hand turns are standard, unless otherwise documented.

The committee’s goal was to improve safety for all by standardizing operational practices and getting everyone who uses non-towered airports on the same 18 pages of the new advisory circular, Boll said.

“Everyone seems to focus on towered airport operations, but most of America’s more than 5,000 public-use airports do not have a tower, so safety depends on the pilots flying into them,” Boll said.

Free DUATS Replacement From iFlightPlanner

May 15, 2018 by General Aviation News StaffANN ARBOR, Mich. – The FAA will discontinue the Direct User Access Terminal Service (DUATS) at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, May 16, 2018, and for pilots in search of a DUATS replacement, an iFlightPlanner Free membership may fill the void.

All single-pilot iFlightPlanner memberships include web-based flight planning, digital aeronautical charts, hi-res weather imagery, certified weather briefs, and flight plan filing through Leidos Flight Service, as well as wireless sync functionality with iFlightPlanner for iPad — all at no cost, with zero obligation to upgrade, according to company officials.

“We were the first to bring wireless sync technology to the EFB market when we introduced iFlightPlanner for iPad to complement iFlightPlanner.com,” said Andy Matthews, iFlightPlanner’s Director of Business Development, “and now we’re one of the last flight planning providers to offer a membership that is completely free to its users.”

For pilots who are not familiar with iFlightPlanner, here are just a few of the available features:

• Intuitively plan routes in the U.S.

• View hi-resolution weather graphics

• Retrieve certified weather briefs

• Calculate aircraft weight & balance

• File ICAO flight plans

• Fly with GPS moving map on your iPad

• View georeferenced airport diagrams and IAPs

• Connect to various ADS-B devices

• Close flight plans electronically

• Maintain a digital pilot logbook

iFlightPlanner Premium members enjoy enhanced features both online and in iFlightPlanner for iPad, with iFlightPlanner Premium Plus members having access to the complete set of georeferenced U.S. airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures on the iPad.

A list of all available memberships with their features can be found at www.iFlightPlanner.com/Features.

Pilots with questions about the iFlightPlanner Free membership or its technology transition from DUATS to Leidos Flight Service, can send a message via www.iFlightPlanner.com/ContactUs.


A Safety Something – after you turned final--Did You Check Trim?

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.


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.


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