Minutes of the Meeting held on March 18, 2010
Brought to order at 7:30 PM by chapter president, Ron Congdon.
Present were 14 members and 4 visitor(s) Donna Ondrick, wife of member Bob, was present with her
husband. Gary Swanson brought his brother and father to the meeting. Gary’s father is Lloyd who
received ten weeks of primary training in WWII. He became a gunner in a B-29. Gary’s brother is Carl.
Carl holds a private pilot certificate. He owned a C-140. Carl also was building a Volksplane, an all
wood, single place aircraft with a Volkswagen engine. Carl donated it to a school in Texas. Greg Konte
is a former member of Chapter 118 who is returning as an active member. Welcome back, Greg!
- The minutes for the February meeting were approved as written.
- Chapter Treasurer, Ed Keyse, reported a checkbook balance of $3087.27. The previous balance was
3570.27. Expenses were National EAA dues and two checks. We took in three dues of $60.00. I have a
check to be deposited. If anyone has dues for me tonight, see me after the meeting. The Treasurer’s
report was accepted as presented.
Young Eagles, no report. Bob Leske arrived later. See new business.
Ron Congdon received the following correspondence:
o Fly-ins at Classic Jet Center include June 5 – Pancake breakfast, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, August
21 – Luau, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, September 25 – Clambake, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, October 16
– Chili Cook-off, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
o EAA Chapter 1247, the “Tin Goose” chapter is inviting our chapter to see their project, a Tin
Goose rebuild, this summer. Possible dates of interest include July 4 when EAA National
brings their Tin Goose to Port Clinton to give rides. Also, the Port Clinton fly-in/ drive-in
annual pancake breakfast in August. Other dates are possible with some advance notice. They
can show the plane, how the project got started and their long term goals for the plane.
o EAA SportAir Workshop to be held at Willow Run Airport in Bellville, Michigan (near
Detroit), April 17-18, 2010. Workshops in Sheet Metal Basics; Composite Construction;
Electrical Systems, Wiring, and Avionics; Fabric Covering; and What’s Involved in Kit
Building? are available. More info available at www.sportair.com .
o Annual Frasca Fly-in, June 25- 27, 2010 at Frasca Field (C16), Urbana, Illinois. RSVP Tom
Frasca, 217-367-8441 or email@example.com. Frasca Field is home of Frasca Flight
Simulators. Also, it is home to several war birds operated by Tom Frasca, a Spitfire, P-40,
Zero, and a Fiat. There will be a lunch BBQ, a dinner , and movies in the hangar on Saturday.
o Kids In Flight is looking for donations toward “empower seriously ill children through flight
experiences and educational programs”. Letter describes a new “Co-pilot program” which will
operate year round to achieve their objectives rather than a one time annual event. See
o Joseph received a card from Paul Poberezny seeking comments about reverting the EAA logo
from the one at the top of this page to the previous “round logo. “ Send comments to
o Reminder that you cannot use paper pilot certificates after March 31, 2010. you can use
the following link to change over to the new plastic certificates:
o B-25’s coming to Champaign Aviation Museum, Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio, April
15,16,17 and 18. They are trying to get 25 B-25’s to show up.
o Connie reports that the president of Silver Wings, Don Peterson, died in February. Connie
talked to Les Long who said, “don’t do anything until they meet the second Monday in
April and elect new officers. Connie asked how many persons might be interested in
attending a Winery dinner , $25/person, mid- May. There seemed to be low interest, so
the matter was tabled.
o Gary Swanson reports the public hearing at LNN resulted in strong support for the airport
which overwhelmed any favorable comment to the Port Authority’s report. However,
nothing will happen until after the next election of Lake County Commissioners.
Meanwhile the Commissioners hear negative comments about the airport, e.g. noise, from
local residents. Gary wants the names of people who can actively support the value of
keeping LNN in the community so that an effort can be organized to regularly
communicate this support to the commissioners. Contact Gary with names (440-257-8480,
Young Eagle Program. Bob Leske asked what the chapter wanted to do about this program. Pete
DeRenzo questioned whether the chapter had enough airplanes and pilots. Ten pilots (with
airplanes) are needed for a certificate from national EAA. John Johnson, Ian Templeton and Larry
Diemand have been flying Young Eagles for our Chapter in the past. We need more (seven) to
support an event. EAA members actively flying can get Young Eagles insurance. The chapter
cannot contribute fuel. LSA aircraft are covered in the Young Eagle program. So, all Chapter
118 pilots (with access to a plane) are requested to contact Bob Leske (440-256-1877,
LeskeRAMJ@MSN.com) regarding their willingness to participate. Also, Connie suggested that
any EAA member pilot could participate in our chapter’s Young Eagle day.
Ron suggested that the date for the chapter’s annual picnic not conflict with LNN’s fly-in
scheduled for August 21. We could do our picnic August 14. And could also do a Young Eagles
day simultaneously. Ron tentatively, set the picnic date to August 14
Reminders & Notes
Chapter baseball caps are still available. Chapter members, $15 each ($20 for all others).
E-Hot Line items..
o Oldest original flying car in existence will be sold this weekend at Georgia-based auction
company, Red Baron, in Atlanta
o White House nominates Major General Robert A Harding, US Army (Ret. Intelligence Officer) to
o EAA and FAA met in Oshkosh March 8,9, 2010 to work on specific, focused issues crucial to
o EAA objected to proposed TSA rule requiring repair stations to be directly responsible for airport
o Jerry Jackson, 60 y/o pilot and homebuilder (RVGA) broke world record-trip transcontinental
speed record. He flew 4,200-mile trip in 24 hours, 10 min at 174 mph, including three
stops for fuel.
Larry Pomeroy reported a Chili Fly-in, April 15 at Greenville Airport
Robert Toth reports AOPA Safety Seminar this coming Monday on the topic “What that other guy
did ” at the Hilton.
Connie reports she will be going on a trip to Atlanta to present about Women In Aviation. Also,
Connie received a call form the FAA about Concord losing its Category 3 approach due to no
VOR at LNN. Connie gave her a sad report on trying to keep the airport open. The lady got very
sympathetic and said she would try to help keep an instrument approach to Concord Airport.
Ron Cola – 701 – Ron has accumulated seven hours testing his 701.
Joseph Snow – Quickie QII – Joseph reports the Rich Butler assisted in testing the engine mount.
It failed two times. He has determined why the mount failed and is about ready for a third test. He
will let us know the results next meeting.
Mitch Cronig –Comet- reports the weather is warming and he has been out to the garage several
times. He thinks he will be able to resume work on the fuel tank and hopes to have a better report
The meeting was adjourned at 8:43 pm.
The next regular meeting will be held on April 15 at Concord Airport at 7:30 pm.
After the meeting:
Attendees watched a video a woman who successfully flew Amelia Earhart’s route around the world in a
restored Lockheed Electra.
For Sale, Wanted Items and Reminders:
Bill Kleinsorge has a Prince Aircraft 64” diameter x 47” pitch prop for sale.
He says < 6 hrs, good for a 65 hp on an experimental. $800 Contact Bill at (440) 352-1937
Bill Kleinsorge reports John Griggs has a CGS Hawk for sale for $6500. It boasts a 48 HP 440B
Kawasaki engine. Also selling Ercoupe fuselage. Contact John on his cell at (440) 812-8412
Connie has a Quickie QII project for sale and plenty of hanger space for rent. (440) 352-3228.
Tom Gilles has a Baby Great Lakes project for sale. Contact Connie at (440) 352-3228.
Bob Curtis is now an EAA Technical Counselor. (440) 298-1416.
Ron Cola indicates Bob Heald is selling an O-290, 125 hp Lycoming - $5k - (440) 286-3295
Please contact me with corrections / additions to this list.
Joseph M. Snow
EAA Chapter #118
19101 South Lakeshore Blvd.
Euclid, Ohio 44119-1138
Telephone: (216) 383-1059 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.corvairq.info
Tuesday morning breakfasts..
07:00 at the restaurant on the square in Thompson
08:00 at the Nifty Fifties Diner in Madison
On the north side of the junction of 528 and SR. 84
10:00 at the Taste of Paradise Restaurant in Concord
9853 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
2.3 miles west of SR. 44 on SR. 84
In a plaza, on the north side of SR. 84
Chapter 118 Meeting Dates – Third Thursdays at 7:30 PM at the Concord Airpark (usually):
July 26 – Aug 1 AirVenture
August 19 (Picnic?)
September 11 – 12 - MERFI
October 21 (Annual dinner?)
November 18 (Elections – Vice-president and Treasurer)
December 16 (Cookie Night)
Chapter 118 dues
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Mail to: EAA Chapter 118 Treasurer, Ed Keyse, 7123 Burridge Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060
Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want a written receipt returned.
The dues for 2010 are $20 if paid within the first two months, $24 on and after March 1st, unchanged from 2009.
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