General Membership Meeting:
September 26, 7:00pm at the EAA/CAP Hangar
Dan Rozsa from Rocky Mountain Wings,
Manufacture of Light Sport Aircraft.
October 10, 7:00pm at the T-Craft Hangar
October 13, 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the T-Craft Hangar
General Membership Meeting:
October 31, 7:00pm at the EAA/CAP Hangar
November 14, 7:00pm at the T-Craft Hangar
General Membership Meeting:
November 28, 7:00pm at 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 SEPTEMBER $3.80
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.
We have five new T-Craft members this month:
Scott and Kristen Armstrong
If you see them around introduce yourself and
make them feel
welcome to our club!
Wings Level 1:
Wings Level 2:
DSL is in the hangar, and we have added 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 refresher, sign out a video or two right
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.
There is a rumor
circulating that Sulfur Creek sold, and that it has closed to GA traffic.
Ray Arnold has been mentioned as the only way in.
Bose X model ANR Headset asking $900.00 like new!
handheld new in box condition $225.00. David Peterson
412-5640 or email
This is a shot of Tom Dale Flying 0YD to Bend, OR last month with James
Ferdinand on their way to a concert. It was a great Trip!
We are interested in stories and/or pictures of
trips from the membership! Please remit to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call James
Ferdinand at 724-3309.
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.
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.
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.
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
THE 2005 ANNUAL REPORT IS AVAILABLE
MEMBERS ONLINE BY REQUEST.
Please send request to
Replaced dimmer for
red panel light, replaced all tires (shimmy squawked), serviced shimmy
dampener, new oil 9-11-06.
100 hr complete,
carbon on #3 intake valve cleaned, replaced parking brake shaft and left
brake outboard lining.
Nothing to Report.
91X: 100 hr
complete. Installed dynamic prop air box support bracket and induction air
filter. All Cylinders 75 or better.
56 hours past TBO
Nothing to Report.
New HOBBS, New ELT
(Ameriking AK-450) Remote switch mounted on center pedestal. Replaced
broken compass housing & mount. Removed wheel pants, revised W & B.
Cleaned, treated and painted battery box, serviced nose strut, installed
air box support straps per STC. Removed corrosion from rocker box covers.
Cleaned & treated batt. box drain, repaired broken shielding on ground
wire from alternator. Replaced RH flap roller bolts, stop drilled cracks
in fairings & tips, and replaced left main. Will be installing fuel cap
kit per AD, and replacing transponder.
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!
by Jeff Beers
FALL IS COMING
Fall is coming and the weather is starting to change. This summer has
been great flying weather but with the change in seasons it is real
important to check the weather before every flight. A few sources are
NOAA.org. You can also call FSS and get
a briefing (locally at 343-2525). I also call the AWOS over at Caldwell
on my way into the airport at 454-3953. Also with fall comes frost. The
club planes are hangared and that keeps the frost off of them but there
might be a time when you do fly a plane that has been tied down outside
overnight. Perhaps you might take a club plane on a cross country and tie
it down outside or fly a non club plane that has been tied down outside.
FROSTY THE NO-GO MAN
How will frost on the wings of an airplane affect takeoff performance?
If the words have a familiar ring, it may be because this question is
raised frequently in training texts and pilot's operating handbooks, and
by your instructor during cold-weather preflight inspections. Indeed, the
above question is taken verbatim from the
Private Pilot Knowledge Test. The answer is that frost "will disrupt
the smooth flow of air over the wing, adversely affecting its lifting
capability." This understates the fact that a frost-laden airfoil or even
just a frost-dusted one may not provide any lift at all. Or, that lift may
be disturbed so suddenly and unevenly that the pilot is taken by surprise
by a sudden "departure" of the aircraft into a stall or spin. Thus the
warnings about frost are augmented by
Federal Aviation Regulation 91.527 which requires that no pilot may
take off an airplane that has:
Frost, snow, or ice adhering to any propeller, windshield, or power
plant installation or to an airspeed, altimeter, rate of climb, or flight
attitude instrument system;
Snow or ice adhering to the wings or stabilizing or control surfaces;
Any frost adhering to the wings or stabilizing or control surfaces,
unless that frost has been polished to make it smooth
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.