South Suburban Chapter
Illinois Pilots Association
A Chapter of Pilots from Illinois and Northwest Indiana
iPads and More…
Come to our April 20th Meeting!!
Flying has evolved over the last few years into the electronic digital age. Paper items such as
charts and approach plates have been augmented with various electronic devices. Our
upcoming April meeting will feature Mike Miley who will discuss the use of ipads and mobile
devices in aviation. This will include a review of available “apps”, training tools, accessories,
Mike Miley, is a representative from
myTransponder.com , a social media site for
pilots. He is also a flight instructor, and heavy
user of the iPad. Come learn about the iPad and
also dialogue with fellow pilots.
If you have a iPad (or another type of aviation
related electronic device)… bring it with you!
OUR MEETING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20th, 2011
If you know other pilots, please encourage them to attend. They do not have to be IPA Chapter
members to participate in our meetings. The meeting will be at Popolano’s Restaurant, 17940
Torrence Avenue, Lansing, IL. Phone: 708.474.0425. Dinner orders taken starting at 6:30 PM. Program
starts at 7:30 PM. Order from the menu at your expense from a sandwich to a full dinner.
Please come hungry and order something. Popolano’s extends us the use of their facilities for our group.
Patronization of their establishment is appreciated.
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Highlights of the March 2011 Safety Seminar
Our Annual Aviation Safety Seminar was held on
Wednesday, March 16th at the Village Hangar at the Lansing
Municipal Airport (KIGQ). Attendance
was well over 100 persons. We had some very informative
speakers, exhibitor displays, and a “long spread” of break- Colors are being
time snacks to munch on. For a summary of the speaker presented by the
presentations, see page 3 of this newsletter. Civil Air Patrol
As always, the success of this seminar is based upon many
individuals and groups pitching in with their time and
talents to help “pull it off”.
Illinois FAASTeam and Program Managers-Sam Heiter and
John DeLaurentiis-Lansing Municipal Airport Manager and
his crew, Bonnie and Mike Attendees stand for
The breaktime “long snack table”-Windy City Aero, Kurt & presentation of the Colors
The posting of the colors, Col. Jerry Ross Composite
Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
The exhibitors who set up informational displays:
Col. Jerry Ross Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol based
out of Griffith (05C), U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 1
Illinois-Indiana, G & N Aircraft, Inc. Our “out of town”
newsletter advertiser, Powder Puff Pilot also sent us some
A capacity crowd listens to Sean
catalogs that were put on display.
Door prizes the following prize donations were provided by:
Sun Aero Helicopters-Ken Janik, a helicopter ride
Charlie’s Restaurant at Clow Airport-gift certificate,
Powder Puff Pilot-women’s aviator sunglasses and
calendars. Also further door prizes from G & N Aircraft,
Windy City Aero, Jim Fuentes, Steve Sikorski of the
Commemorative Air Force, Kate Magon, John Markey.
A well stocked snack table
And last but not least, thanks to SSIPA’s own Dr. John awaits attendees at break time
Magon for coordinating this event with the FAASTeam to
publicize it and recording the Wings Program credit; to Bill
Berkley for the sound set-up; Tom Johnson for taking
seminar photos, and to Chapter Vice-President John Markey
and the rest of the SSIPA Board and other Chapter
members who helped in this endeavor.
We are looking forward to it again next year!!
Wayne E. Babiak, SSIPA Chapter President Registration table staffed by Ralph and
Cynthia Madsen and Kathy Rubin
April 2011 Page 3
More Highlights of the March 2011 Safety Seminar
Sean O’Keefe of Aircraft Propeller Service, Inc. located in Kevin Hawley of CAV Aerospace, Inc, located in Salina, KS
Wheeling, IL presented information about propeller care discussed TKS™ ice protection systems. Kevin indicated
and maintenance. Some items brought up: that there are two basic types of ice protection systems.
1) Deicing - Physically breaks bond of ice with airframe
1. Read the manual. 2. Inspect your propeller before every 2) Anti-icing – Keeps ice from forming
flight. 3. Don't do the run-up over dirt and rocks. Examples of ice forming on aircraft surfaces were shown.
4. Propellers are not handles. 5. Clean your blade with An explanation of how the TKS systems work in these
light oil [WD-40 is fine]. 6. Paste waxing is fine to resist cases was also explained.
insects. 7. Major inspection every 5-7 years [see item 1.].
8. Blade track < 1/16" variation. 9. Annual inspection, A historical perspective was also presented. TKS systems
especially for corrosion on hub, bolt holes, and dings. were initially developed during World War II. The
10. Variable pitch should be overhauled per schedule or systems evolved over the years from a porous channel
with leaks. NO EXCEPTIONS. system. In the late 50’s, stainless steel panels were
developed. In the early 80’s TKS developed its laser
Check out the following booklet for more information: drilling techniques for manufacturing porous skins for TKS
http://www.mccauley.textron.com/von_klip_tip_10_comm panels. It is the standard fabrication used today. Beyond
andments_of_prop_care.pdf the typical G.A. ice protection, CAV developed systems for
Contact Sean at 800.323.4130 unusual applications.
e-mail: email@example.com For further information, contact Kevin at
888.865.5511 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Photos from around the hangar”
Sean O’Keefe-Aircraft Propeller Service
Bob Colby talks to a fellow pilot and Jim Yearsich - G&N Aircraft
Lauren Brown and Nina Spehar
won Powder Puff Pilot door prizes
Kurt Harmon and Doc Magon (calendar and sunglasses)
Ted Sanders buys
50-50 raffle tickets Tom Ryan, Terry Chenore, Bill Berkley, SSIPA
from Karen Ness Theresa Ryan Tim Brown takes a break “Sound Man”
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AMERICAN RED CROSS
2011 ILLINOIS PILOTS ASSOCIATION
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
David Klemmer of Carpentersville, Illinois has been
selected as the recipient of the 2011 Illinois Pilots
Association memorial scholarship. David was also the
2009 recipient when he was a freshman at Lewis
(Left) Karen Basham University, Romeoville, Illinois. As a junior this year
addresses the group. David writes that he expects to have his commercial
(Right) SSIPA Vice certificate and multiengine rating this spring of 2011.
President John Markey
David’s two majors are aviation flight management and
air traffic control. By taking a few extra classes, he
At the March 16th Safety Seminar, Karen Basham, aspires to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in each
American Red Cross Merrillville officer, asked for a major. For further information about the recipient, go
moment of silence with respect to the recent disaster in to: www.illinoispilots.com
Japan. Afterwards, a “pass the hat” donation was
taken up. A total of $242.00 was collected for American
Red Cross relief efforts. Upcoming SSIPA Meeting
Karen sent this “Thank You” note: Our last dinner meeting before the Summer season
“On behalf of the American Red Cross of Northwest will be Wednesday, May 18th. Program details to
Indiana, we want to thank the members of the South follow in the May newsletter. The annual elections will
Suburban Chapter of the Illinois Pilots Association for also be held at this meeting. We are looking for some
their generous donation to the American Red Cross for new prospects to join the current Board. Now is your
the relief efforts to Japan”. chance!! Contact Wayne Babiak at
email@example.com if you are interested.
Dedicated to the memory
of my wife and
JIM FUENTES my life’s greatest co-pilot,
Patricia Chase Magon
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Illinois Pilots Association
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Crete, IL 60417
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
17940 Torrence Ave. Lansing, IL
6:30 PM Dinner 7:30 PM Meeting
Further information in this newsletter
OFFICERS 2010 BOARD OF
thru May 31st 2011 DIRECTORS
President & Thru May 31, 2011
Newsletter Editor Bill Berkley
Wayne Babiak Tom Johnson
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not constitute aviation legal, medical, financial, or professional
advice. While this publication is intended to be timely and
Past President accurate, neither the IPA nor the South Suburban Chapter,
Terry Chenore newsletter editor, nor any Officer, Director or Member will assume
any liability as a result of reliance on information contained in this
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