July 11, 7:00pm in the T-Craft Hangar
August 8, 7:00pm in the T-Craft Hangar
September 12, 7:00pm in the T-Craft Hangar
General Membership Meeting:
September 26, 7:00pm in the EAA/CAP Hangar
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLUB? POLICES? OR
GETTING A NEW MEMBER APPLICATION? WE HAVE THE ANSWER! CLICK
HERE TO FIND OUT!
FUEL RE-IMBURSEMENT PRICE FOR JUNE $3.96
Members who have purchased fuel "out of pocket" can deduct this price
per gallon from
bill, or the billing director can credit the amount on next statement.
Please include copy of receipt either way.
The Membership/Safety Director vacancy has been filled. After an
interview with three great candidates, Jeff Beers was appointed by the
President, Jeff Fulcher. On behalf of
the Board of Directors, thank you all for your interest! Congratulations
The remodel in the planning room is going very well,
the carpet is going in, cabinets are up, and new tables have been
purchased. We are also installing DSL in the hangar, and an additional
computer. These changes are greatly improving the use of our facility as
a class room, meeting room, and a planning room that will give each
member the ability to plan a flight right from the hangar. The videos
are available for "borrowing" again, they are in the new cabinets. The
videos are a great teaching tool and refreshers, sign out a video or two
The Board of Directors has voted in a change to the new backcountry
policy. Level I now requires 150 hours total time. Please review the
new policy. Any questions or
concerns as well as the backcountry pilot approval process, please
direct to the
Membership/Safety Director, or any Board member.
The EPA is
cracking down on pilots dumping "sumped" fuel on the ramp.
It is a very steep
fine if you are caught. We have purchased devices to filter the fuel back
into the aircraft. It is a little cumbersome the first time you use it,
but it is necessary. Remove the top (strainer) section of the fuel tester,
drain fuel, and place fuel strainer on top of tester. Open top of strainer
and carefully replace fuel back into fuel tank.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO
CANCEL YOUR FLIGHT IN SCHEDULE MASTER IF YOU CAN'T FLY. THE BOARD CAN
CHARGE ONE HOUR PER DAY AT THE SCHEDULED AIRCRAFT RATE ACCORDING TO
CLUB POLICY #15.
We are all owners of these aircraft. We all need to take care of these
planes! Make sure they are locked, and CLEAN. In the winter months, it
takes longer to warm up the oil. Take a few extra minutes to warm up the
oil before doing a run-up. It only takes a minute, and it saves possible
damage and extra wear on the aircraft.
It is always a good
idea to check with FSS before every flight. There could be new TFR's
posted in the area you are about to fly, or numerous other items you
wouldn't otherwise be aware of.
Please be very careful
to ONLY wash the windscreens in an up-and-down motion. Also, along with
your normal post-flight, make sure the keys and fuel card are in the bag
and left in the box at the hangar.
You can order Apparel
Bulldog Shirt Shop in Nampa on 12th Ave. They have our logo and will
put it on any item in their catalog. Click on their name for the map and
Nothing to report.
hour complete, changed both mains and left interior brake liner. #2 Radio
Nothing to report.
Nothing to report.
0YD: Annual Complete
$2411.78. Repaired muffler shroud. Check list is missing.
During the summer months and especially in high
humidity areas, you may experience a problem of static when you insert
the headset plugs into the aircraft jacks or into an intercom. This
maybe caused by oxidation that has formed on the brass plugs of the
headset. Most receptacles have plated contacts and will not corrode. Unplated
brass plugs, when clean, give maximum conductivity and are usually
preferred by most Avionics manufacturers. However, brass must be
frequently cleaned with steel wool or light emery cloth. In cases where
the headsets are frequently used, oxidation should not develop due to
the frequent insertions and extractions "cleaning" the mating parts.
Thanks to all members for keeping me
informed/updated on aircraft squawks. It helps in providing you safe
mechanically sound aircraft. Continue to have fun, enjoyable summer
flying. Be safe. -Jim Eyre
USE TACH TIME FOR SQUAWKS PLEASE. This helps the
maintenance team tremendously!
The sign-out sheets have not changed. Continue to use HOBBS time for sign
out sheets. This will continue to be the way you are billed.
Please check Schedule Master and squawk sheets for new squawks on the aircraft you are about to fly. Also, please call the next
pilot scheduled to fly if you squawk the aircraft.
DON'T FORGET TO LIST YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER!
We are interested in stories and/or pictures of
trips from the membership! Please remit to
email@example.com or call James
Ferdinand at 724-3309.
Please be considerate of other pilots using the Nampa airport
and minimize the amount of time you leave an aircraft sitting outside the
hangar on the adjacent taxiways. You should be conducting your preflight
and post flight tasks inside the hangar, however please do not drain the
engine fuel sumps inside the hangar. That one task can wait until you
pull out onto the taxiway.
Another way you can be considerate of fellow airport users is at the
fuel pumps. It's a lot better to pull up to the east or west side of the
pump, rather than parking right on the taxiway south of the pump (which
blocks the taxiway). We have the privilege of flying at an airport
without a lot of FAA oversight. With that privilege comes some extra
responsibility for pilots to do small things like this to keep Nampa a
great place to fly from.
Please let Jeff
Beers know when you earn new wings levels, or pass other
milestones like first solo, new ratings, etc.
The Board has decided to allow any member wishing to post classified ads
in the newsletter for aviation items only.
Please email your ads to James
ANY MEMBER CAN REQUEST THE MINUTES FROM ANY
MEETING. Any member that would like a copy of any meeting minutes can
contact James Ferdinand by email.
Any member of the board can provide the minutes as well.
Please keep your
contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, postal address)
updated in Schedule
Master. To check or update your contact information, login to
Schedule Master, click the "User" tab at the top, then click
the link that says "Click here to edit your user info"
which appears just above the list of users.
THE 2005 ANNUAL REPORT IS AVAILABLE
MEMBERS ONLINE BY REQUEST.
Please send request to