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courtesy of Mark Edwards our EAA Chapter 1111 newsletter editor


PRESIDENTS MESSAGE October 2021

President Garnet West

Chapter 1111 members,

(NOTE: due to scheduling conflicts with our host, we’ve had to move our meeting date to the SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month, same time–5:30 pm–same place, the Cascade FBO classroom)This last month has been a busy one. The last of the season’s flying events like Hood River and Reno were  both attended by Chapter 1111 members as detailed below. There has been a lot of recent activity in airplane ownership changes and some new aircraft appearing in the area, like Brian Fleming’s (formerly David Price’s) Cessna 195 on floats and yet another plane showing up at Kelly Quick’s overflowing workshop. Mark Edward’s FrankenFox is approaching the finishing stages while Jim and MaryAnn McClellan’s RV-7A is already there.If you can’t make the meeting this month, keep following the newsletter, as we will try to include all the chapter activity you send us.Also remember, we will hold our chapter officer elections at the November meeting. Speaking of the meeting, we will hold it inside the FBO classroom for the rest of the year. Big Al will provide his usual surprise meal and we will have a safety discussion organized by our own Teresa Wilson.We hope to see you Wednesday October 13 at 5:30 pm for our monthly get-together!Garnet

NOTICE : MEETING DAY CHANGE
MEETING WILL BE THIS WEDNESDAY
OCT 13

Our meeting schedule is the second Wednesday 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

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October TECH REPORT

EAA CHAPTER 1111 October 2021 TECH ADVISOR REPORT

BY JERRY SORRELL

TECH COUNSELOR REPORT OCTOBER 2021

SERVICE BULLETINS AND AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

This topic is actually about risk management; especially if the aircraft you are building or own is in the EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY.

At the bottom of this report is a link to the FAA position on service bulletins and airworthiness directives.

For the experimentals, there is much leeway allowed in choosing whether or not to follow a service bulletin (SB) or an airworthiness directive (AD). BUT……

First, if your insurance company says your coverage is contingent on complying with SB’s and AD’s, then it means just that, and its often in the fine print near the end where it says your insurance is void if the aircraft is damaged due to civil unrest or nuclear attack. (Really)

Second: The engine and air frame manufacturer may say their warranty is void if applicable SB’s or AD’s are not followed. Again, that may be in the fine print. Same goes for an engine rebuild shop.

For an example, dual electronic ignition on a Lycoming or Continental is not likely an approved accessory. Even if FAA approves an accessory with a supplemental type certificate (STC) , that does not mean the manufacturer is in agreement and may still void the engine warranty due to a factory unapproved modification. Lycoming and Continental have never accepted auto gas in low compression engines covered by STC’s issued by Peterson. ( Caution, The STC people call for the engine to be broken in with Avgas due the lead needed during that time period. Engine trouble in the early hours of breakin will face less factory resistance if the engine was running on Avgas.)https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/fact_sheets/media/SE_Topic_ServiceBulletins_AircraftOwner.pdf

FLYING ADVENTURES ! HOOD RIVER ANTIQUE FLY-IN!

PICTURES FROM GARNET WEST

Kelly and I waited till 6pm for the clouds to part and the wind to settle. The journey is always a treat in itself…  
…Because the Columbia gorge is gorge-ous! 
Joe saved us a parking spot so we made a little Kelso Kamp! Mark and Ethan joined us the next day, and we always bump into folks we know at these things. Pretty good turnout!
The scenery here never grows old. Unlike my whitening whiskers…and speaking of museum displays,
the WAAM is always worth a visit!
Can it get much more classic than OX5’s, big wooden props, bike tires– and four wings?
All things must pass, so it’s off we go for another year…
 
Setting down at KLS with the setting sun. What an amazing privilege, to be able to see such sights–
Never take it for granted!

PICTURES FROM MARK EDWARDS Hood River Fly In

HEADING OUT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING TO JOIN GARNET ,KELLY,JOE AND ETHAN
AT THE HOOD RIVER ANTIQUE FLY-IN

RENO AIRACE PICTURES FROM
GARNET, DAVE AND  MARK

Our previous Chapter President Dave Renner hosted a Chapter 1111 section at the Reno air races this year, so Aaron Cox, Mark Edwards, Mike Proshold and I joined him and his charming wife Debbie in the bleachers for a few days of Air Power! Thanks for motivating us Dave, we’ll do it again!
This year the STOL drag event drew plenty of ‘the light stuff’.
Always plenty of people-watching between the planes…
Several military demos, including the Air Force Thunderbirds…
and several classes of homebuilt and sport planes modified for SPEED! (‘Sporty’ indeed!)
But the diehards are here to worship at the altar of Brutal force–there truly is NO replacement for displacement! (That’s 4360 cubic inches of it!)
Just the thought of changing spark plugs–56 of ’em–yeesh! Rube Goldberg was definitely involved in this design (explain it to the youngsters).
Hmm, this paint scheme seems familiar somehow…
The Reno experience, the sound and FEEL of it–you just have to be there. Do it before it’s gone…

AVIATION ADD

Spitfire print, custom matted and framed with non reflective glass. 42-3/4” x  27-1/2”
   For Sale  $ 180.  Rod Sagan (360) 904-7440
1910 Aviation Meeting print, professionally framed.
   39-3/4” x  27-1/2”  For Sale $ 90.  Rod Sagan (360) 904-7440

NOTICE : THIS MONTHS  MEETING IS THIS WEDNESDAY OCT 13
AT CASCADE AIR FBO – KELSO AIRPORT AT 5:30
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MEETING ADDRESS
CASCADE AIR
2215 Suite A
Kelso WA 98626

EAA CHAPTER 1111 MAILING ADDRESS :
Garnet West
179 LENORA LN
Kelso, WA 98626

web editor Teresa Wilson Chapter 1111 secretary