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October 2020 Newsletter

President Garnet West

Greetings Chapter 1111 members,
Although the CoVid pandemic doesn’t seem to be done with us yet, our last few get-togethers Indicate we are pretty done with isolation.  So if you haven’t heard yet, this month we are meeting again in the FBO hangar.  The regular meeting date has been moved to the SECOND Thursday of the month to allow a little more lead time for planning.  We also like starting a little earlier, especially during those dark winter days, so we’ll open for socializing at 5:30 pm.       
Big Al plans his traditional Chili dog feed for the hungry among ye, so as usual let us know if you’re coming so we bring enough for all.
Text at (858) 357-3812
Or email To:    eaa1111kelso@gmail.com
Hope to see you all there!
Garnet West
President EAA Chapter 1111

TECH REPORT by Jerry Sorrell

TECH COUNSELOR REPORT October 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 TECH REPORT EAA CHAPTER 1111
By: Jerry Sorrell
PHYSICAL CONDITION (HEALTH) MIGHT DICTATE AIRCRAFT CHOICES
In selecting a certified or experimental aircraft for personal use, our physical condition may limit the choices.
The standard 3rd class medical applies up just about any aircraft. If you can pass the 3rd class, many opportunities exist for the private pilot.
Then comes the Basic Med but there are restrictions on the number of passengers and aircraft complexity and more… Basic Med has been touted as the answer to those who “can’t pass” a 3rd class medical. There is one 3rd class medical “hoop” to jump through to become Basic Med eligible
Below is from the AOPA web site. Do you qualify for Basic Med?
• Hold a valid U.S. driver’s license and comply with any restrictions (for example, corrective lenses, prosthetic aids required, daylight driving only, etc.).
• Have held a valid FAA medical certificate, regular or special issuance, on or after July 15, 2006
• If you’ve never held a medical certificate, you will need to get an FAA medical certificate, regular or special issuance, from an AME one time only.
• If your regular or special-issuance medical certificate lapsed before July 15, 2006, you will need to get a medical certificate from an AME one time only.
• If you have a medical history or diagnosis of certain cardiac, neurological, or mental health conditions, you will need a one-time only special issuance for each condition.
• If your most recent medical certificate has been suspended at any point in time or revoked, your most recent authorization for special issuance was withdrawn, or your most recent medical application was denied, you will need to obtain a new medical certificate before you can operate under Basic Med.
Next month, Sport Pilot medical depends on a valid drivers license, but there is more to it. Here again, a failed FAA medical in the past has to be remedied.

Above is an excerpt from the plans for a Heath Baby Bullet race plane.
 Note that the fitting is held to the fuselage longeron with a “2 penny” nail. No rivet gun then. Just cut the nail long enough to pound the end with a bucking bar and hammer. I expect that the metal fitting was mild steel, and not aircraft 4130 grade.

If you desire to be a tech counselor, there is a process to follow on the attached link. https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/volunteer-assistance/eaa-technical-counselors

FLYING ADVENTURES

FROM GARNET WEST

A few EAA Chapter 1111 members decided to spend a night by the Lewis river at Daybreak airstrip.


Joe and Teresa dropped by for a visit.

Dustin Cluff came in on his Cherokee

Ethan Berry showed up in his Avid Magnum

Brian Forsythe of the Flying Cowboys came up from Reno on his way to Hood River.
       He really enjoyed Daybreak after camping at McMinnville the night before.

Summer weather under a full moon and good company made for an enjoyable evening.

Next morning dawned foggy, so no hurry to break camp.

By 0900 Brian was on his way to check out Carbon Cubs at Hood River.

We all followed suit shortly after.  A fine end to our CoVid summer
at least we got in a few trips this year, despite all the cancelled events.

PICS FROM DAVID RENNER


Fire north of sisters 

You probably recognize this 

Mt. Jefferson. On our way back from Crater Lake and Sisters

A COUPLE COOL  PICS

FROM JERRY SORRELL

Some air action. About 20 min flight. Overall I took about 30 photos, these 2 being my leading choices.






OUR CLUB MEMBERS WORKSHOP

SOMETIMES IT’S THE HANGAR SHOP


GARNET WEST

Went to re-torque my prop and found a cracked weld at the muffler. Yep, it’s always something, ain’t it? 

Ran it up to Steve Furjesi at Curtis Field and in 30 minutes it was repaired.
So, as long as I’m in there I might as well check plugs and distributor caps. Since I don’t have miniature hands, easier said than done. Amazing, the places dropped hardware can find that I can’t.

AVIATION ODDITY VIDEO THE THRASHER BROTHER



AVIATION  ODDITIES by Jerry Sorrell

Following WW-2 some interesting aircraft combinations were born, just to be different. The Thrasher Brothers  Ercoupe Twin is a fitting name  

Check out the Thrasher Airshow!

A Tripacer with two Engines developed by Wagner in Portland OR

Looks like a mix of Super Cub and J-3. There is a prop hub extension on one so the blades miss.

REMEMBER CHANGE IN MEETING SCHEDULE
OUR MEETING STARTS AT 5:30 THIS THURSDAY OCT 8
INSIDE OUTSIDE OF THE FBO HANGAR
BIG AL IS BRINGING HIS FAMOUS CHILI DOGS
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT SEE YOU ALL THERE
AS ALWAYS SEND YOUR AVIATION PICTURES STORY’S
AND ALL THINGS AVIATION YOU WANT INCLUDED IN
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