March Meeting Pancake Breakfast and special guest speaker: Sean D. Tucker

Submitted by ryee on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:36.
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Sean D. Tucker, EAA's Young Eagles Chairman, is coming to Watsonville, Saturday 3/11/17 for the monthly EAA 119 chapter meeting.

A pancake breakfast is being served in the morning starting at 8. $5 suggested donation

Sean Tucker Bio

Sean Tucker, a native of Eagle Rock California, earned his pilot’s certificate at age 17. Tucker's father, William, was an aviation industry lawyer who had learned to fly as part of his job. Tucker started out as a cropduster, eventually starting a cropdusting business in Salinas, CaliforniaIn order to overcome his fear of crashing, Tucker took an aerobatics course, through which he "found out you could roll an airplane upside down and it wouldn't fall out of the sky."He has been flying airshows worldwide since the mid-1970s and is considered by many to be one of the world’s premier airshow performers. Tucker's favorite stunt is the "triple ribbon cut", where he uses his plane to cut three ribbons suspended between poles from three different angles.Despite once having afear of flying, Tucker has flown more than 1,000 performances at more than 425 airshows, in front of more than 80 million spectators.

Meeting starts at 10:30.

Public is welcome.

Minutes from February 2017 Chapter Meeting

Submitted by thail on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 18:18.
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Date: 11 February 2017

February 2017 Chapter Meeting

Submitted by thail on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 19:45.
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02/11/2017 - 10:30
02/11/2017 - 12:00

 EAA119 February 2017 Chapter Meeting

Agenda

  1. Treasurer's report
  2. Young Eagles Status
  3. Bill Randolph
  4. The weather

Presentation

Chris Laws will be doing a welding demonstration MIG (wire feed, inert gas), TIG (tungsten, inert gas), Oxygen-Acetylene, and also metal cutting with a plasma cutter.

 

Minutes from January 2017 Chapter Meeting

Submitted by thail on Fri, 02/03/2017 - 20:36.
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Date: 14 January 2017

Time: 10:30am PST

Place: EAA 1119 Hangar, 60 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA

Type: Chapter Meeting

How called: Regularly scheduled

How notified: Chapter Newsletter and Website calendar.

The meeting convened at 10:30

Treasurer report

  • Checking: $1425.32
  • Savings: $28,905.18
  • Bills paid up
  • $1500 Insurance and Chapter Renewal in December
  • Meeting notes

No minutes from December (Holiday Party)New chapter officers

  • President: Chris Laws
  • Vice President: Richard Yee
  • Secretary: Tom Hail
  • Treasurer: Tracy Laws
  • Young Eagles Coordinator: Tom Hail
  • Board: Ken Locke-Paddon, Sean Farrell

Young Eagles

  • January 7th Rally rained out
  • Christ Laws got his 50th Young Eagle and hat

Upcoming Chapter Meeting Presentations

  • February - Unleaded AVGAS (Also WPA meeting)
  • March - Sean Tucker (maybe)
    • Breakfast also
  • April - 3D Printing
    • EAA Supplied SolidWorks

WEACT Activation

January Chapter Meeting

Submitted by thail on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:13.
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01/14/2017 - 10:00
01/14/2017 - 12:00

Happy New Year!

Chapter Meeting, doors open by 10am, meeting starts at 10:30.

Agenda:

  • No Chapter minutes to approve from last month
  • Chapter Officer Selections
  • Treasurer's report
  • Young Eagles report
  • New business

Presentation:

Bob Wiser on Radio Antenna Maintenance (why isn't your radio working as well as it used to?)

"Do you have a plane, or know of a plane that has a radio that isn’t working as well as it use to?  Do you know what Aluminum Oxide is and why you should be concerned about it?  Are there strange things happening in your cockpit electronic systems when you transmit?  At the next EAA meeting we’ll discuss these topics and give you an opportunity to check out your plane’s communications systems performance.  Don’t be fooled by having your plane stored in a Watsonville Airport hanger."