Chapter 513 Houma LA

The Bill Fornof Memorial Chapter

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January Newsletter

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 3:10 PM


Bill Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513

Houma, Louisiana

Volume XV Number 1

January 2, 2018



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe You Ain’t…

A member in good standing.

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

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

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

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

runs Chapter 513’s business!

 

Awards, Awards, Awards

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

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

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

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



. Louisiana Places to Fly in December

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

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

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

Dec 20–

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


Secretary’s Corner

Minutes of EAA chapter 513 meeting Saturday December 16, 2017

Editor Note:

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

RickeyWintter, Secretary

Prez Says

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

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

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

Blue Skies!

Faron

Accident Numbers Show Positive Results for Amateur-Built Aircraft

By Rob Mark November 20, 2017

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

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

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

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


Affordable USB Charging Ports for Experimentals Introduced

October 24, 2017 by General Aviation News Staff

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

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

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

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

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