Current Newsletter

courtesy of Mark Edwards our EAA Chapter 1111 newsletter editor


PRESIDENTS MESSAGE February 2021

President Garnet West

Fellow Chapter 1111 members,

I was hoping to be able to report specifics this month about the upcoming changes at Kelso FBO, but the sign-off is bogged down in last minute paperwork, so we’ll just have to continue to be patient until the lawyers are done. As previously mentioned, big changes in store for the facility, with expanded flight training and new rental airplane(s) to be added. Probably the most important point for us–we are being welcomed as a valued organization to continue  using the facility for our meeting space.  This is obviously a big deal that relieves us of scrambling to move yet again.Our board is discussing joining in a ‘grand opening’ when the new FBO is ready, probably when the winter weather breaks.  So, once again, as we’ve been saying (for too many months now) stay tuned for a resumption of activities and if anyone has suggestions or wishes as to chapter activities we’re all ears.  Please send any comments or questions to our e-mail at:      eaa1111kelso@gmail.com I usually say ‘Keep ’em flying’, but this is a good time of year for maintenance and projects too, as you’ll see in this newsletter!
?Garnet West President, EAA chapter 1111


In light of the formal suspension of meetings and gatherings that we are all subject to, our board has decided to suspend Chapter 1111 dues until we are allowed to resume a more normal schedule once again. At that point we will adjust our dues structure to reflect the actual months remaining in the year. So thank you for your patience as we are all champing at the bit to get back to it.Good health and keep ’em flying!
Garnet West President, EAA chapter 1111

When we are able to resume, our NEW meeting schedule is the second Thursday monthly, 5:30pm followed by the meeting at 6:30. Social distancing and mask wearing policies followed.
Text at (858) 357-3812
Or email To:    eaa1111kelso@gmail.com
Garnet West
President EAA Chapter 1111

TECH REPORT by Jerry Sorrell

FEBRUARY 2021 TECHNICAL COUNSELOR REPORT
By Jerry Sorrell

FAA WANTS YOU TO USE THE NEW ON LINE PROCESS AND FORMS
FOR AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION
More automation is happening in the registration and preparation of the experimental aircraft airworthiness certificates. The link below is one
of the best guides I have seen to date.
If you are hoping to get an airworthiness certificate for your newly
completed Experimental/Amateur-Built airplane, you will be dealing with the new FAA online airworthiness certificate application program (AWC).
This was developed to reduce paperwork for the FAA but has unfortunately also brought new levels of frustration to those who are not comfortable with computers and even some who are. It is not that it is a bad system,
because in many ways it is not. But most FAA personnel received only
minimal training on this new tool and DARs received no training at all. As we all get used to the new system, problems are getting worked out but
not without a little kicking and screaming.
Here is the link.
https://www.kitplanes.com/navigating-the-new-faa-airworthiness-certificate-application-program/

Additional Article : “FAKE NEWS” IN SELLING AIRCRAFT

Fake news does not limit itself to the internet or media sources. Fake  news may also   appear  in log books and “for sale” listings.

Here is a fictional ad for the sale of a 1946 Luscombe. These actual advertising claims can be found by looking through ads which I have applied to the fictional Luscombe, to protect the innocent. 

Complete logs since 1949.
Not actually fake but a some deception. Where are the logs going back to the sign off flight at the factory in 1946?

Always hangared.
Really??? After going through a number of owners and three years of  missing logs, the plane has always been in a hangar?  The truth is the last owner kept it in a hangar in the five years of his ownership.

No damage history.
This is a favorite. This only means no damage was recorded in the logbook, and don’t  forget three years of missing logs. Why does the paint color and layout  the right wing not match the left wing?

Fresh annual upon sale.
This means it is out of annual. In fact the plane has not flown in five years. The owner wants it sold and out the door. It is possible to do a “Parker” annual by using a Parker ink pen (or any ink pen) to simply enter in the logs  that an annual has been done. The annual done five years ago looked good enough to just assume since it flew in 2016 it will fly again in 2021. ” Cooking the books” to make it airworthy on paper.

Upgraded electrical system.
The generator was replaced with an alternator. There is no entry in the logs about this conversion. There are legal ways to do this. A supplemental type certificate, or an FAA field approval backed up with engineering records.

This is just a small sampling of conditions that may exist on an aircraft that has skimpy log book information and many owners. The rules are a lot tighter on certified aircraft as compared to experimentals, but that does not mean the experimental should be flown with any less safety. For those of us who have been issued a repairman’s certificates to maintain and repair aircraft we have built, the FAA has allowed  us a great responsibility.

Buying a certified or experimental  aircraft  should be done with the help of a third party who is qualified to do a pre buy  inspection.

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 :
PICTURES FROM DAVID RENNER


A flight to Port Townsend ended up entailing a divert to Whidbey  after finding a crane and some vehicles on the runway. No notams about that. Oh well, ended up being a great time anyway. Arron, Jim and Mary Ann and me. 

NICE NIGHT VIEW OUT OF DAVE’S OFFICE WINDOW


Jim and Aaron in front of the welcome sign.

Jim and Aaron in front of the welcome sign.



Getting ready leave. 

Wx coming in fast. It was mostly clear when we left KKLS. Made for nice colors though.

PICTURES FROM RUSTIN BREWER



MT. ADAMS

OLD FLYING L RANCH RUNWAY

TOW PLANE AND GLIDER TAKE – OFF

PICTURES FROM GARNET WEST


Heading North

Up the valley and over Silver lake

Mt Rainier, impressive as ever,

time to stretch the legs,

and give the girl a drink. Hey, she worked hard to get here!


A nice touch–KLS could use a sign near the FBO, what do you think? (Maybe leave out the ‘scenic Kelso’)

So long Rainier

Heading back with the sun

Sun’s dropping, so I’d better take the shortcut over to the Toutle

Silty snake that it is

Chase the sunset into Longview.  Classic ending to a winter’s day!

OUR CLUB MEMBERS WORKSHOP : RUSTIN BREWER’S WORKSHOP


RUSTIN IS CHANGING OUT HIS V/W CONVERSION FOR A 2200 JABIRU
THIS IS THE JIG HE MADE FOR THE NEW MOTOR MOUNT

USING A LASER FOR ALIGNMENT

KELLY QUICK WELDED UP THE MOUNT FOR RUSTIN

JABIRU 2200 MOUNTED UP LOOKING GOOD

KELLY QUICK’S WORKSHOP

THE 150 HP APEX YAMAHA MOUNTED BACK ON HOLLIS’S AVID FRONTIER


KELLY FABRICATED AND INSTALLED THE  KELLY AND CHARLIE WILSON’S DESIGNED FLAP HANDLE

MARK EDWARDS’S WORKSHOP


MOTOR MOUNT BACK ON

THE 140 HP YAMAHA RX1 MOUNTED BACK IN

Interesting news
FAA NOTICE

Major Changes to Experimental Aircraft
Notice Number: NOTC1658

The purpose of this notice is to remind owners/operators of experimental certificates for exhibition, air racing, operating amateur-built aircraft, or operating light-sport aircraft (LSA) of the need to notify their servicing Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) of major changes made to the aircraft that affect performance and/or controllability.

A few instances of major changes [as defined by 14 CFR§ 21.93(a)] to experimental aircraft have surfaced recently.  Most of these major changes were performed on experimental aircraft that have already completed the Phase I flight evaluation, had their performance parameters documented in the aircraft log as required by the Phase I operating limitations, and are now flying per the Phase II operating limitations.  Subsequent major changes appreciably affected performance and/or controllability, and must be properly tested in a controlled environment as stated in 14 CFR § 91.319(b).  In other words, the owner/operator/modifier should have notified the servicing Flight Standards District Office of the major change so that the operating limitations could be amended and the aircraft placed back into Phase I operations.  The specific instructions for notifying the FSDO are contained in paragraphs 22 and 23 of the current operating limitations for any aircraft with experimental certificates.

Boise FSDO                  (208)387-4000

Casper FSDO               (800)325-5785

Helena FSDO               (406)449-5270

Portland FSDO            (503)615-3200

Salt Lake FSDO            (801)257-5020

Seattle FSDO               (206)231-3828

Spokane FSDO             (509)532-2340

WITH THE PASSING OF GEN. CHUCK YEAGER,I THOUGHT THIS WAS INTERESTING

How This Illustration Fueled My Obsession With The Bell X-1 – AVweb

An online opportunity to learn about all aspects of building your own aircraft by Charlie Becker, EAA Homebuilt Community Manager EAA is launching a new online learning event for aircraft builders: www.EAA.org/HomebuildersWeek.

Visit EAA.org/HomebuildersWeek to review the schedule and sign up for a session.http://www.EAA.org/HomebuildersWeek

No local dues are needed at this time. Until we can start having our meetings again, no dues are required to be in our EAA Chapter 1111 club. REMINDER AS PER GOV. INSLEE’S LOCKDOWN ORDER NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Our mailing address is:
MEETING ADDRESS
KELSO AVIATION
2215 Suite A
Kelso WA 98626

EAA CHAPTER 1111 MAILING ADDRESS : Garnet West
179 Lenora Ln,
Kelso, WA 98626

Web-editor: Teresa Wilson EAA Chapter 1111 secretary