NEWSLETTER OF EAA CHAPTER 58, OGDEN, UT
President Todd Parker (801) 544-1675
Vice President Wayne Beddes (801) 776-5028
Secretary AL Rydman (801) 393-6751
Treasurer Don Pantone (801) 782-7394
Newsletter Editor Bob Johnson (801) 399-1407
Web Master Rene Felker (801) 721-6080
Chapter 58 meets monthly on the FIRST Thursday of the month. Meetings are held at 7:00pm at
Weber State University in the Lampos Hall. Other meetings are held “on site” in members’ hangars, shops,
or garages. Onsite meeting locations are announced in the newsletter.
This Month’s Meeting: "COZY"
LOCATION: OGDEN AIRPORT HANGER 1069
Featuring: RICK IRWIN
SUBJECT: COZY PROJECT and EPOXY DEMO
Thursday, 2 NOVEMBER 2006 1900 hrs, 0100Z, or 7:00pm
DIRECTIONS: The hanger number is 1069 and entry to the airport can be
through the gate at 4000S. From the airport road. (South of the terminal and
Prez Sez, Well, here you go boys. I am going to let you solo this month.
Actually, I will be out of town on business and would much rather be hanging out
with you folks than seeing the scenery in Virginia, but that is what I will be doing.
This month we have a treat for you with a visit to see Rick Irwin's Cozy Mk IV
Stretch. Rick has been listening to all of the discussions on the Cozy list and
learning about all the cool modifications and mistakes others have made and
combining many of them into his customized version of a Cozy. He is adding 4
inches to the width and 6 inches to the length of the fuselage, so it is not quite so
cozy. He is also using some premium composite structural materials. As part of
the meeting he will be demonstrating some of the construction techniques he is
using. For those of you building metal or wood planes this may show you some
ways to build some parts that you had not thought to use before. Rick is a master
craftsman and I am sure it will be well worth the price of admission (Free).
Next month we will be meeting for the last time at Weber University. The
program will be Rob Hunter who has created a compact survival kit for that time
when you can't stretch your glide back to civilization. He will be showing us his kit
and discussing survival using the items in the kit. See Rob Hunter
I keep hoping we will get some first flight reports from our members who have
completed their planes. For those of you nearing completion keep the goal in
mind. For those like me, well.... keep the same goal in mind. Remember the way
to eat an elephant is one bite at a time and if you eat a bite every day you will
have it eaten that much sooner. Okay, enough with the metaphors. I try to work
on my project everyday even if it is only for 5 minutes.
Okay, you guys have fun and I will see you in December when our new
leadership will take their places and we can give a big thanks to the outgoing
Todd Parker, Prez
Minutes for October 5, 2006, Regular Meeting, EAA Chapter 58
Date: October 5, 2006F
Place: Weber State University, Lampros Hall, Room 201
Time: 7:00 PM
1. Members Present: Todd Parker; Al Rydman; Charlie Johnson; Stan McGrew;
Gary Mifflin; Norm Whittle; Bob Johnson; Rene Felker; Mark King; John Lewis;
Mark Gillman; Peter Tsonev; Don Pantone; Dave Engen; Mike Alessi.
2. Guests Present: Dwight Potter (Glastar Sportsman Project); Jim Bench (Falcon
Miranda Project); Gerald Lautenschlager (Guest Speaker, Ercoupe Restoration
3. Meeting began at 7:00 PM with chapter business issues. Elected as EAA Chapter
58 Officers, for 2007 thru 2008, were: Todd Parker, President; Dave Engen, Vice-
President; Rick Irwin, Secretary; Don Pantone, Treasurer. Each of the elected
officers received a unanimous vote, with “none opposed”, from the chapter
members present at this meeting.
4. Bob Johnson “volunteered” to continue with the non-elected duty of chapter
bulletin editor. Al Rydman volunteered to continue on with Young Eagle
Coordinator duties. Craig Joosten volunteered to remain as one member of the
chapter’s board of directors.
5. Don Pantone gave treasurer’s report that we had $645 in the bank, after buying 50
EAA calendars for the 2007 “membership drive”. Members renewing for 2007
will receive a calendar with payment of chapter dues for 2007.
6. Proposal to increase chapter dues for 2007 thru 2008 was conducted by Todd
Parker. After some discussion, thoughts, and ideas from the members, the “final
vote” was to set chapter dues to $25/yr, beginning Jan 2007.
7. Proposal to change chapter's meeting location was discussed. Don Pantone stated
that the chapter has been approved to use the Ogden Airport Terminal meeting
room, first Thursday of each month, at 7:00 PM, following the ORAA (Ogden
Regional Airport Association) meetings held at 5:30 PM that same day. Proposal
was accepted and a majority of the members present voted to move EAA Chapter
58 meetings back to Ogden Airport, effective January 1, 2007.
8. Guest Speaker for this meeting was Mr. Gerald Lautenschlager. “Gerry” is one of
only two aviation maintenance technicians in Utah to have received the FAA’s
prestigious, “Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award”. A basic requirement for
this award is to have accumulated a minimum of 50 years of aviation
mechanic/maintenance experience as a FAA licensed A&P mechanic. Gerry
presented a brief review of “who Charles Taylor was” and passed his award
around for everyone to see.
Gerry’s main presentation, however, was about his 1946 Ercoupe 415C
Restoration Project. The Ercoupe, for the uninitiated, has no rudder pedals, is
steered on the ground via a nose wheel connected to the control wheel, and has a
single floor pedal for applying brakes. This particular model also had fabric,
rather than aluminum, for wing skins. The 85-hp engine had not been “run” for
24 years! “Restoration” was a challenge itself, but to have the wings and storage
trailer stolen (but thankfully found, returned, and repaired) was not a “normal”
event. Major corrosion issues were also overcome during the project. But, he has
it flying, loves to fly it, and that’s what its all about!!
Congratulations to Gerry on his accomplishments and Many Thanks for an
9. Next meeting, Thursday, November 2, 2006, is “believed” to be a project visit to
see and hear about Rick Irwin’s “Cozy Project”.
10. Meeting adjourned about 8:45 PM: but; “side discussions”, about everything
aeronautical, continued until Todd Parker chased everyone out of the room around
Respectfully submitted by Al Rydman, EAA Chapter 58 Secretary
FROM THE EDITOR:
The official mailing address for the chapter is:
EAA CHAPTER 58
3695 AIRPORT ROAD
OGDEN, UTAH 84405
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Engen – Oct 06 Input
This is a status report for my Wag Aero Sportsman 2+2 project. I’ve recently primed the
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