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Oshkosh Ultralight Flyers, EAA UL Chapter 41, Neenah, Wisconsin Newsletter
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What To Write About?! by Mike Engel
VICE-PRESIDENT Every month, some more than others, it’s somewhat difficult to come up with something to write
Peter Carlson about. I was going to lament about the fact that, during the recent, best few weeks of the year, with
920-235-6298 no rain and little wind, I was not able to fly. And, as I write this, the trend for good weather is
Sally Lamers But, I won’t complain (much). Because I did get several opportunities to take a friend’s single-
920-475-0789 seater powered parachute up. One on a beautiful, windless evening in the vicinity of Mark’s Park
Tony Van Kampen And I have been making progress in helping to get a Quicksilver GT500 ready for the next phase of
my flying adventures. So that’s a good thing.
Does it seem like I am fishing for articles? Well, yes. That and more ideas about articles for the
club’s newsletter. Guess I’m really getting close to calling people up and asking them about their
BOARD aviation history and flying experience. Would you like me to do that? OK, here I come!
There is, of course, other things going on around the area. Some good and some not so good. The
Paul Coonen not so good including Ted’s facility coming under attack of local thieves and making off with a
Carl Eichenauer boatload of tools. This has forced Ted to lock up when leaving, probably a good thing, after all. But
Mike Engel it leaves others at the airport no options when needing that special tool to complete a project.
Dennis Miller At this point, no leads have surfaced. It was talked about at the last meeting, but needs to be
mentioned again: if anyone has information leading to the capture of these petty thieves please
contact Ted immediately. Also, those that have hangars or frequent the airport need to be more
NEWSLETTER/WEB wary of strange cars and people coming around. It can happen again!
920-236-9080 Other things at the airport that aren’t exactly rosy are John Hartman’s departure (his hangar and
plane are for sale) and Paul Coonen’s carburetor problems. Paul must be pulling his hair out by
now! (wait, he didn’t have much to begin with ☺).
Preflight On the good side of the things going on include the steady building and selling of Lightnings by
c/o INNOVISIONS Tom Hoffman and Alan Skruby. Check out their new website at www.hsaviationllc.com Keep ‘em
917 Oregon Street. comin’ guys!
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Jim Kress has become the new owner of a used Cessna 150, trading in his beloved Challenger,
WEBSITE and taking a long cross-country to pick it up. He is looking for hangar space at Brennand and
www.eaaul41.org before you know it, we will be seeing another plane in the skies around the pattern.
Page 1 – What To I attended a thank-you party, thrown by Oshkosh Chapter 252, at EAA’s Weeks rebuilding facility
Write About? recently and it was most pleasant. The party was for the volunteers who helped out with the
Page 2 – August Aeromart facility at Airventure this year. A big spread of food, refreshments, cake and ice cream
was available as well as some other surprises. I brought up the idea to Jim that maybe some other
local Chapters could be directly involved with Mart next year, sharing in the workload and also the
profits. However, if this does not happen, and you have the chance to volunteer, please do. You will
Page 3 – Thank get a ringside seat to every kind of aviation part imaginable to man! And meet some neat people in
You Note the process!
Page 4 –
Classifieds, Well I’m at the end of the space now and hey, it looks like I really did have something to write
Funny Pic about! Whadaya know about that!? See you at the next meeting and donut days as well!
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EVENTS! EAA UL41 August Minutes by Sally
Saturday, September Meeting was called to order at looking for rental or purchase, a by EAA in the UL area. Will
12th – Chapter 252 6:15 by President Bill Brown. half would be fine. Please get a we have flyers and handouts
Pancake Breakfast and hold of Jim Kress if you know of that the tram drivers will put
Attendees: Members (no count) hangar space. out each day? Will we have a
Car Show, 7:30 a.m. until
and guests Louis and Thomas display board? Who wants
11, Wittman Regional Michael, Tommy Thomson, to head this up and make
Airport Terminal Linsay Turnbow and Wally Old Business: something we can be proud
of? Volunteers anyone?
Tuesday, September Treasurers Report given and Big thanks to Channel Five and
15th – Chapter 41 accepted. WBAY for the Brennand Old
Time Airport Days coverage. It New Business:
meeting, Brennand Club
was fantastic, even if it was a
Hangar, 6:00 p.m. Incident Report: Changes at the club’s hangar
wee bit early in the morning.
are occurring and the place is
Saturday, September Ted spoke of his break in and The kick-off Hoffman, Hartman, getting squared away. It is a
19th, – Chapter 41 burglary. Wally reported what he and Coonen party was wonderful. slow process but coming to a
Chapter Donut Day, saw and will do in case of future A huge thanks to all who flew, close. Thanks to the group
Brennand Club Hangar, “suspicious behavior”. Witnesses who brought food, who worked, who has been plugging away:
7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m were asked to report anything who got prizes and who Carla, Chad, Bill and Sally.
unusual to the Sherriff’s supported this organization in any
Department. Surveillance way that weekend. It was Christmas party is right
Sunday, September 27th
cameras will be a part of fantastic and all who were there around the corner….if anyone
– Hangar Party for the wants to see changes, please
Brennand Airport so theft will be had a great time! The prizes that
winners of our raffle, 11:00 deterred in the future. were collected were fantastic and bring ideas to the September
a.m. Everyone is welcome the hard work was appreciated. meeting. We will ask for
and please bring a dish to Thanks to Ted for power spraying volunteers for the food,
Building Report: entertainment, gifts and
the grill, it is like a brand new
machine again. other things we did for fun.
Tuesday, October 20th – Tom and Al are finishing up
another Lightning. Quint Ideas for next year were brought
Chapter 41 meeting,
completed the RV-8 and it is sold
Brennand Club Hangar, up. Ted volunteered to give a
and gone. flight for two for breakfast as a
6:00 p.m. August 22 /Donut Day
prize. How about we offer
reminder: right after that we
Saturday, October 24th,
Flying Report: desserts, snacks and chips? Get
have the fly-in for the Families
the flyer out much earlier. Food
– Chapter 41 Chapter from 10:00 to 2:00. Use of Children with Cancer so
Donut Day, Brennand Club Ted told of the regular lunch runs. please come out and support
microphone and announce raffle
Jim Kress gave an update of the this awesome event. Pot luck
Hangar, 7:30 a.m. until 10 all day long, playing it up.
Aero Mart that EAA 252 has at at 11:30 or so.
a.m Committee for responsibility will
EAA. He thanked all the EAA 41 Paul and Dianne will offer the
be formed, Carla is our first
volunteers that helped make it a food at their winter fly in to our
Tuesday, November 17th volunteer. One suggestion was
success. The tent made a club and Chad has taken the
that we utilize the Lion’s Club and
– Chapter 41 meeting, whopping $100,000 on the first position of Food Chairman. He
have them do a breakfast.
Brennand Club Hangar, day! That is a whole lot of will be recruiting so plan on
6:00 p.m. consignment parts and pieces! helping out. It is a great fly-in
Thank you to every one of the
They will use our tram for on Lake Winnebago.
tram drivers who covered the
Tuesday, December 15th storage-in the Aviation Education It was brought up that we ought
entire week of Air Venture. The
Center until mid July of 2010. to purchase a Sporty’s AMFM
– Chapter 41 meeting, tram was especially needed this
22.9 radio. This may be
Brennand Club Hangar, Quint donated the set of tires to
year as one of the bigger trams
procured in the future for club
6:00 p.m. broke down early in the week.
the UL 41 tram after they blew use. It would be nice to have
We were able to help out and get
out. Sorry about that Jim ☺ and for our many events.
Tuesday, January 19 ,
th people all the way from the south
thanks a bunch Quint ☺ ☺
40 to the hub by the Café. It was
2010 – Chapter 41 Meeting Adjourned at 7:30
nice to be able to see more of the
meeting and Christmas Jim also reported he sold his
grounds and assist many more
Bash, TBD, 6:00 p.m. Challenger and it was going to go Next meeting: September 15
people. The shift flew by quickly.
to Kansas City MO. The problem and donut day is September
Will we continue with the tram
was it was too big for the th
Tuesday, February 16th in 2010? Yes or no, vote on it 19 ! Hangar party that was
trailer…then the truck wasn’t won by Dan Miller will be at
– Chapter 41 meeting, available…so Jim did what any
at the September meeting.
Brennand Club Hangar, EAA Air Venture Ultra Light 11:00 am on Sunday
pilot would do. He flew it for 10 September 27. All members
6:00 p.m. discussion was that the UL area
hours! It was a great trip and five please plan on attending and
is drying up more every year,
fuel stops –and a sore rear- later, bring a dish to pass. This
becoming a ghost town.
he made the deal and flew his only lasts a few hours and is
We need to consider how we will
“new” Cessna 150 home! He is a whole lot of fun!
be utilizing the table offered to us
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A Thank You Note from the families of Hozhoni
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