EAA Chapter 86
Volume 2003, Issue 10 October 2003
Next Club Meeting Winter Approaches
By Tom Eichhorn
Date: November 15, 2003
Place: Sky Harbor Winter is coming and we “need” to have the
Time: 7:00 PM for dinner, 6 PM to visit before hangar with Gene’s plane and the hangar with
Art’s painted, lest the HOIUL newsletter falls
solely to reporting of projects “Not Completed”.
Volunteers should contact either person if they
Officers wish to help.
Squadron Leaders By Tom Eichhorn
September 2003 No official recording
October 2003 No official recording
Treasurer Wieners were roasted, stories were swapped,
Danny Marcy many with the truth a bit bent and the weather
held out. We had a good turnout with everyone
Secretary leaving full. Reports of the special 20-bean
Vacancy apply within
casserole took wind, as meandering was noticed.
Webmaster Fred Matthews and Jane were able to attend. Allan
Tom Eichhorn Mays was the official Smoors sponsor.
There was such a good time there was no official
With the exception of a nearly lethal wedgie, there
INSIDE THIS ISSUE was a good time had by all the members. Conrad
Grembowicz’s conspicuously absent since the
1 Meeting Minutes
wiener roast, has lead to speculation that, his
2 New Items honor, Dick Baner, may have filed a TRO fearing
for club members safety as Grembowicsz’s
2 Pancakes & Sausage
wedgie predisposition may be escalating, creating
3 More a potential problem for underwear proponents or
those with hairy butts.
3 Stump the chumps or what will happen if you don’t send
Say where was Jamie Kee.
in more articles, without your emails we can not
from sunny northern California, saying he has
New Items gotten some hours with his Challenger II in. He
By Tom Eichhorn
has a 40-minute drive to Lodi; so getting the time
Ron Stalnaker, engine repairs kept Ron out of the for the trip, preflight and flying is not as easy as it
sky this flying season. Ron recently finished up was in Illinois (totaled that’s 2.5-hour minimum
his engine repairs and has successfully flown his time allotment. Al, by the way had RK surgery
Challenger I, the only current issue is a bit of a and no longer wears glasses.
high reading of exhaust temps, that is yet to be He also wanted to thank everyone for the help in
finesse out yet. Ron will be selling his plane rather getting his plane loaded and secured.
than moving or storing it. Anyone looking for a
sweet Challenger I with a 377, should call or Danny Marcy, has started to work on his wings,
email Ron. in between working and building his house in
Missouri. Nearly complete last year, Danny
Those of you aren’t aware of it Ron has been in suffered a set back as his wing suffered some
the process of selling his home and going on a damage and kept him on the ground this year.
great adventure. Claris, his wife has a terminally Danny sent some recent pictures of the wing that
ill sister and with aging family members in can be viewed on his web page.
Tennessee, she and Ron decided a move to
Tennessee was in order. Claris was able to move Tim Wells, has sold his PitBull Gyrocopter. It
there, while Ron has stayed behind to not only get found a home in Georgia.
his plane repaired and ready for market, but also Dick Baner, it looks as if Dick is close to having
get the house market-ready and sold. After Ron the Kolb he and Gary Weiss bought fully
wraps up issues here, he then will finish moving assembled and ready to fly soon. Those that were
the rest of family’s possessions to Tennessee and able to make the Wednesday pilots meeting got a
is then is headed to Equator. Ron will be doing look at some photos of the Kolb appearing nearly
underwater exploration to locate and salvage complete.
sunken ships off the coastal waters there. He and a
group of others have obtained salvage rights and
are supposed to start operations after the first of
the year…be careful, Ron, your sardonic wit and
Pancake & Sausage time is here
By Tom Eichhorn
presence will be missed, keep us posted.
The annual Deer Creek pancake and sausage
Rick Jones, who also has been absent from the dinner is coming up November 8th.
skies almost all season, has been busy putting a Barb Wells, the driving force coordinating the
Subaru engine together to replace his Rotax, looks HOIUL volunteers for this event is to be
as if he may have resolved a number of issues he commended on her dedication to this event. The
faced as he got his thrust numbers up. Rick, did a event greatly appreciates and has come to rely on
number of fast taxiing and finally pulled the stick the volunteers from the HOIUL in assuring its
back, flew pattern, then went out to see it numbers success.
on cruise and stalls. Rick said everything seemed Whether mixing, flipping, serving pancakes or
stable and the gauges read well. There are still a cooking sausage, all those able to attend are
number of issues to be resolved for Rick, but if encouraged to help.
nothing else he is persistent and hopefully those This is our time to give back to the city of Deer
will be resolved safely and quickly for him also. Creek and come face to face and meet many of the
Al Bunnis, our treasured and verbally prolific area’s citizens. Whether you can help for the
newsreporter, moved his family to the entire time or even an hour your efforts will be
Sacramento, CA area this summer. His wife has appreciated.
family in the area and his son would be able to
attend a special school in Davis. Al sent an email Goodwill is everyone’s responsibility.
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More Volunteers Hmmm….
By Tom Eichhorn By Tom Eichhorn
As everyone who flies out of Wells field knows, Stilled now passion, lie still
Art and Marge Tattersal are close to having their Wrapt in its cyclic dreams
new home completed. I believe most everyone has Shadowed by the early eve’s light
flown over Art’s house this summer and fall to see As comes winter’s gray and white
the development coming along. Art has probably
kept those that haven’t been able to fly over Eagle’s heights lie earthen
abreast of those developments. Caught up in frozen ties
Art, who has patiently and without a word of Yet strong is its beckoning call
dissent or complaint, mentioned the developments Till the spring brought thaw
to those who would inquire.
The closing should be coming soon and with the Yet tasks still lay at hand
help of club members this would help make short Grandeur of dreams runs wild
work of the process. Heart of those dreams lies still on bench
Volunteers contact Art for specifics. As task at hand falls now to my wrench
Qualms and questions resolve
Help Wanted Cold labors now endured
Warm as past joy is cleansed
Reporters are sought here at HOIUL for stories And so yet the cycle ne’er ends
and colorful insight that helps keep our club
members and associated clubs informed to Till friends gather and once again
breaking news. Truth is optional as is spelling, The tales of eagles spread
however words are essential. Remember without My dreams and passion take then to wing
your help we can not And so yet begins the cycle come spring
Winter Club Meetings
January and March club meetings will be at Schooners in Morton, IL.
We have the room at 6:00 pm for members wishing to eat before the 7:00 pm meeting.
This should endear us with the proprietors.
They were booked for February.
La Fiesta in Morton, IL, is open for the February meeting, with dining at 6:00 pm and meeting at 7:00 pm.
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