courtesy of Mark Edwards our EAA Chapter 1111 newsletter editor
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE February 2021
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.
Additional Article : “FAKE NEWS” IN SELLING AIRCRAFT
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?
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
NICE NIGHT VIEW OUT OF DAVE’S OFFICE WINDOW
Jim and Aaron in front of the welcome sign.
PICTURES FROM RUSTIN BREWER
PICTURES FROM GARNET WEST
and give the girl a drink. Hey, she worked hard to get here!
OUR CLUB MEMBERS WORKSHOP : RUSTIN BREWER’S WORKSHOP
KELLY QUICK’S WORKSHOP
THE 150 HP APEX YAMAHA MOUNTED BACK ON HOLLIS’S AVID FRONTIER
MARK EDWARDS’S WORKSHOP
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
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|
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2215 Suite A
Kelso WA 98626
EAA CHAPTER 1111 MAILING ADDRESS : Garnet West
179 Lenora Ln,
Kelso, WA 98626
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