Current Newsletter

courtesy of Mark Edwards our EAA Chapter 1111 newsletter editor


PRESIDENTS MESSAGE JUNE 2021

President Garnet West

Fellow Chapter 1111 members,At long last we can break the CoVid imposed restrictions and announce our first official chapter meeting at the newly remodeled FBO on July 8 at 5:30 pm.Weather permitting we plan to set up tables and chairs outside, and a cookout is in the works.
  This will be a startup meeting where we will poll the members present for ideas and requests for future meeting topics and goals.We will also begin our fiscal year for membership dues and new member enrollment,so bring your checkbooks or bitcoins  😉  As outlined earlier this year, prorated dues will be $19 for this year through Dec. 31.
Cascade Air, our host FBO, will be announcing their open house/fly-in on their website soon. It is tentatively scheduled for early August, so stay tuned

CLICK BELOW TO GO TO CASCADE AIR WEB PAGE

Cascade Air | Flight School | Kelso

Should be pretty big doings, several large helicopters and visiting aircraft are scheduled.They will be needing some volunteer help with logistics on the ground, so there will be an opportunity for us as a chapter to assist and give back a little in appreciation.In addition we will have a presence to raise our profile and make ourselves known.Possibly a table with some interesting displays, projects? Suggestions welcome!It will be great seeing old faces (Lord knows I’ve got one!) and meeting and introducing new members to the group–hope to see you there! Garnet

OUR CHAPTER IS LOOKING FOR AN EVENT COORDINATOR AND
PILOTS TO QUALIFY TO FLY YOUNG EAGLES THIS SUMMER
PILOTS TO QUALIFY TO FLY YOUNG EAGLES THIS SUMMER

It’s been a while since we provided Young Eagles rides at our home airport. The last time was 2013 and the Daily News reporter, Cathy Zimmerman covered it well.

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/youth/free-ye-flights/ye-volunteers

( Note, you may have to answer a question to access the article. There are five photos in the “next” box on the first photo)

THE PATH TO BEING A QUALIFIED PILOT

Our list of qualified pilots has dwindled over the past seven years. Here is the link to EAA national on how to become a Young Eagles Qualified Pilot. This site covers everything necessary to hold a Young Eagles Event. That includes an event coordinator which is mandatory.

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/youth/free-ye-flights/ye-volunteers

QUICK SUMMARY

Personal requirements include:

Membership in EAA national

Membership in Chapter 1111

Current in the aircraft to be used

Current Medical

Current flight review

Background check

Aircraft requirements include;

Current annual condition inspection and safe for flight

All FAA required paperwork in the aircraft

Liability insurance (explained in the EAA link)

If Experimental, must be in phase 2

If I forgot anything, the EAA web site requirements still apply.

WHO WILL VOLUNTEER TO BE THE EVENT COORDINATOR? THAT IS THE FIRST STEP!

Cascade Air | Flight School | Kelso
Welcome to Cascade Air. We offer premier Flight Training & Rental with advanced aircraft, FBO Services & Facilities, Maintenance, and more. us today to discuss how our team can help assist you in furthering your goals.
www.cascadeair-nw.com

Our 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

AIRFOILS: WHAT IS INTENDED ISN’T ALWAYS WHAT HAPPENS 

Here is a beautifully restored Cessna 195 reflecting the sunlight across the wingspan. There is something undesirable happening to the airfoil  while in flight. It looks like there are  dents in the  upper leading edge of the wing. 

The designers didn’t want this, but to keep an airplane light, the thickness of the metal skin has only to meet strength for the design load. 

These imperfections might have some impact on how the wing stalls, but likely not enough to worry about.  

Some planes with cantilever wings like this Cessna, or RV or Cherokee, may show skin deflection when put into a 60 degree bank (2 G), as the spar slightly bends with the added load. This is not a dangerous thing in an airworthy aircraft, but it might concern a passenger who sees the wing skins flexing.  

If an aircraft is pulled into a high “G” maneuver, the yield point may be reached and the wings may remain  “bent upward”  slightly.  This can happen on strut braced planes also, from the strut outward. Buyers beware: An airplane on the ramp with a rippled or wrinkled top surface my have experienced the yield limit. Pass by this deal. 

Based on my observation, if you are looking to build or buy a plane with the an airfoil that remains closest  to the designers intent, it may be a composite wing made from a  carefully designed mold. 

Any plane that uses a laminar airfoil requires much attention to wing stiffness to maintain the airfoil across the ribs.  

Below is an example of a wing that uses stiffeners perpendicular to the ribs to help maintain the airfoil across the ribs. That makes for a great deal more riveting  but really helps the airfoil remain true to design.  This was typical in the WW-2 fighter planes. In most experimentals, it is unusual to find stiffeners.

Be careful with paint schemes and thickness across airfoils. Paint trim from the spar ahead and that is perpendicular to the direction of flight can ruin airfoil performance if laminar flow is disrupted by the film thickness of the paint. 

FLYING ADVENTURES

CURTIS FIELD ANNUAL FLY-IN


HAVING NEVER BEEN THERE, A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE FLY-IN I TOOK THE ONEX ON A RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHT TO FIND IT. GRASS FIELD HIDDEN BY LOW HILLS, ONE WAY IN ONE WAY OUT.

KELLY QUICK AND GARNET WEST ON THEIR WAY

ETHAN BARRY IN HIS MAGNUM

MARK EDWARDS AND JERRY McRARAY  HEADED UP IN JERRY’S KITFOX 5

AARON COX FLEW UP IN HIS CHAMP

KELLY DUSTIN AND JERRY STAYING COOL IN THE SHADE

JERRY AND MARK AND THE KITFOX

AFTER THE GREAT CHICKEN BARBECUE FEAST, ETHAN, DUSTIN, MARK AND JERRY DEPART BEFORE THE 100 PLUS HEAT ARRIVES 

GARNET AND KELLY CAMPED OUT FOR THE NIGHT AND AFTER A GREAT BREAKFAST HEAD HOME BEFORE THE BIG HEAT WAVE HITS
GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR WILL BE COOLER. STILL A GREAT TURN OUT AND WELL HOSTED EVENT BY GREAT PEOPLE

PICTURES FROM MARY-ANN McCLELLAN


On Father’s Day we flew to Joseph (4,190’), walked from the airport into town (about 1-1/2 miles uphill), pedaled the Rail Cars to Enterprise and back, had a great breakfast at our favorite Cheyenne Cafe. It was a smooth flight on a hot day until the last 15 minutes of our return home.

Joseph Airport

At enterprise

Our return

A photo is included in the trip

The Cheyenne Cafe has great steel cut oatmeal and ample other food at a good price.

OUR CLUB MEMBERS WORKSHOP


JIM McCLELLAN SHIPPING HIS RV-7 TO THE PAINT SHOP THE EXCITEMENT BEGINS
  NO HINT YET FROM JIM WHAT THE PAINT SCHEME IS GOING TO BE

Aaron Cox flew into WA80 and helped Jim load out RV7A wings to take to the paint shop.

MARK EDWARDS WORK SHOP


MODIFYING FRONT COWLING

FIRST TWO LAYERS OF FIBERGLASS

FOUR LAYERS ON NOW FOR THE UPPER COWLING

UPPER COWLING DONE

COOLING HOLES

OLD PAINT REMOVED TO THE GEL COAT READY FOR FINISH WORK AND PAINT

I CAN FINALLY ANNOUNCE OUR NEXT MEETING IS THIS THURSDAY JULY 8 STARTS AT 5:30
ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND SO WE CAN PLAN THE
FUTURE DIRECTION AND GOALS YOU THINK OUR CHAPTER 1111 NEEDS
TO STRIVE FOR.ALL MEMBERS OPINIONS AND THOUGHTS WILL BE CAREFULLY
CONSIDERED AND VOTED ON,”REMEMBER” THIS IS YOUR EAA CHAPTER.
LET’S ALL HELP GARNET KEEP IT GOING.
AS ALWAYS SEND YOUR PICTURES, STORY’S AND ALL THINGS AVIATION YOU WOULD LIKE INCLUDED IN YOUR NEWSLETTER TO CUBACE32@HOTMAIL.COM

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