courtesy of Mark Edwards our EAA Chapter 1111 newsletter editor
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE November 2021
Calling all Chapter 1111 members: Please attend this month’s meeting, Wednesday Nov 10 if you can. We will be voting on the installation of chapter officers for the next year as previously discussed. In addition we will have a safety presentation/discussion presented by Teresa Wilson, and of course Big Al will provide something to snack on. Speaking of, we have decided this year’s Christmas get together would be better as a pot luck at the December meeting rather than trying to organize a restaurant gathering. We’ll put together a sign-up sheet at this meeting for those planning to attend to get an idea of what to bring. (Or E-mail if you can’t attend this month’s meeting) In any event, just join us in December and expect a diverse ‘Pot luck’! It’s the best time of year to begin major maintenance, so now is a good time for questions and comments regarding problems or solutions on that topic. I know I have finally tracked down and fixed an annoying oil leak after months of ‘nope, it wasn’t that’. It’s amazing how a small amount of oil can create such a pervasive mess! Now I just have to find that gremlin messing with my intercom…Ahh, the price we pay to soar among the eagles! Hope to see you at the meetings, Garnet
NOTICE : MEETING DAY CHANGE
MEETING WILL BE THIS WEDNESDAY
Our meeting schedule is the second Wednesday monthly, 5:30pm followed by the meeting at 6:30. Social distancing and mask wearing policies followed.
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2021 TECH REPORT By: Jerry Sorrell
ANOTHER LOOK AT OUR AGE AND AIRCRAFT INSURANCE
From the latest Kit Plane magazine comes another story about age and aviation insurance. I am not an expert on insurance and I provide this info as a tech item, because what you may be flying in the future may not be your choices due to insurance restriction
This information is not particularly friendly or welcome news to those at the big 70 and above.
The number 69 is a critical year to ensure you are set up well for aviation insurance—for the rest of your flying career.
The article states we can expect some or all of the following changes in the requirements when we turn 70. The insurance companies can hold a hammer that hits harder than the FAA medical and certificate specs. Read on…….
- Bump up in premium costs.
- Inability to get new quotes.
- Requirement for a 3rd class (or higher) medical every year.
- Flight review every year.
- Dual-only flying. With some companies, the dual means with a qualified CFI.
And, while you might escape some of these burdens at 70, the chances are that they will catch up with you by the time you reach 75. But, there is hope. The biggest problems are with complex airplanes and pilots who only fly 20 or 30 hours a year. So, some insurance brokers advice is:
- Fly at least 50 hours a year, 200-300 hours is better.
- Work with your broker to settle in with one of the companies who will not drop customers over 70 for no cause. (He called out AIG and Global.)
- Move to a simple airplane. Avoid tail-wheels, more than 200hp, more than 4 seats, and retracts. Best to stay with popular, certified airplanes due to the greater availability of repair parts. Van’s Airplanes (RVs) are an exception due to their popularity.
- In the homebuilt, avoid using an engine that is not approved by the kit manufacturer.
- NEVER let your insurance lapse!
The requirements are dynamic so it seems prudent to work closely with your trusted broker, point out that you need to consider future needs as well as the next year, and keep flying plenty of hours each year.
FLYING ADVENTURES !
PICTURES FROM MARY ANN McCLELLAN
The Washington Pilots Assn newsletter announced the “Skagit Landing” restaurant was open at Skagit Airport (BVS), so we decided to try it out today.Air was rough in the Portland area with strong Gorge winds, but it was calm and beautiful north of here. This airport is north of Arlington and Whidbey Airpark.
PICTURES FROM DAVE RENNER
OUR CLUB MEMBERS WORKSHOP
MARK EDWARDS WORKSHOP:
THE BUSH-HAWK-LITE GETS SOME PAINT
IVAN’S MAGNUM IS OUT OF THE SHOP AND INTO THE HANGAR
KELLY QUICK’S WORKSHOP:
CHARLIE WILSON AND KELLY REPAIRING A WING AND AILERON ON A SKYRAIDER
KELLY’S QUICK-AIR TWO FINISHING UP COVERING ON THE WING STRUT FAIRINGS &
FINAL TOUCHES ON THE FRONTIER ENGINE COWLING
GETTING CLOSE TO PAINT
NOTICE : THIS MONTHS MEETING IS THIS WEDNESDAY November 10th
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