Club Meeting August 13th, 2013

First I would like to thank those who where able to make it to Tuesday’s club meeting.  Second, a big welcome to Mark Bratcher, Father and Son Duo who are working on their private pilot ticket.  Also, Wes Tilley who is also working on getting his ticket.  All are Brian Westfalls’ Students.
Besides covering the usual minutes from the previous meeting we also went over the Finances. We are paid in full on all but one loan the has 8 months Remaining. So by the next meeting we should be a couple of months from being a debt free club!!
Also covered were the condition of the Fleet.
C182 has a new starter, that not only starts fast but hopefully will last a long time to come.  One thing to keep in mind on all Airplanes when starting,  don’t crank for more then 10 sec. wait 1 minute before trying again. Keep it to no more then 3 attempts.  This will help in keeping the starters from frying up.
The C172 is doing well, and no issues or problems.  With our soon to be debt free status.  We will look at the option of a new interior for 45V.
The C150 just received a annual, and is back on the line.
The Champ is down, and being worked on for a complete engine rebuild.  Hopefully she will be up and running for the great Fall weather.
In General, We need everyone to clean the windows with pledge after each flight, no matter if it looks clean.  If the tires need air, we have a compressor in the champ hanger. Check the POH for needed tire pressure.
For those who frequently fly any aircraft, we would like to see volunteers wash and vacuum as needed.  Once a month is ideal.  Please post on calender.
As many have noticed, we have a new website.  Hopefully it will also attract anyone wanting to join. We are nearing our limit, so it wont take long before we are a fully filled club.
A new web schedule was tried, but it was decided that the old calendar was easier to see and get to.  We should get this back up by Friday or over the weekend.  Any existing reservations will be transferred back.
Please submit any photos that you may have taken while flying and I will post them on the media page.  I will also post the links to any videos from youtube.
The weather page will offer not only weather, but some links that can help for flight planning.
Doug was re-elected as a board member.
Next meeting will be at 7pm Feb 11th.2014.  far away enough from Valentines, so none of us should be getting in trouble from our better halfs.
I didn’t get a chance to post the results of the Flour bombing and precision landing contest.  The Weather did not cooperate, but the BBQ(Thank you Brian w. and Trish K.) was great and we had a descent turn out considering the weather.
Hope to see more pilots flying and having fun whatever your destination may be.
Fly Safe, Fly Smart,

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