Nut Tree (KVCB) has their monthly pancake breakfast this Saturday. Last month they had over 130 people attend, and over 20 airplanes fly in. This weekend, they should have a P-51, Ryan STA, Cessna 140, and hopefully a couple other surprises rolled out for display. They also have 100LL fuel discounts.
Don’t forget that Aluminum Overcast, the EAA’s B-17, is at Mather on Memorial Day weekend. Flights are available.
Join us all at our hangar, S12 for the May member meeting.
Marty Maisel will present on some aviation history.
As usual, burgers at 18:00, meeting at 18:30.
Jim is flying the Poker Run on Saturday and has no passengers.
There’s the right seat open in his 1961 Cessna 175B.
Any interested folks, email Jim.
There’s a need for volunteers to handle/control the two gates that vendors, show cars, and attendees pass through. For this volunteer component we’re asking our people to work only one two hour shift, in return for free entry to the event and $5 towards lunch. Virtually all stations will not require standing (chairs and tables will be provided).
If you can help, please email Richard.
For the Lincoln Airfest, on Sat, June 11, we have about 27 folks on our volunteer list. We need about 12 more folks.
This is a 1 day event and we’re planning on having 2 shifts on the ramp, 08:00 to 12:00, and 12:00 to 16:00.
Plus, we need a number of relief folks who can fill in for an hour or so, or take over a ramp position.
The ramp will be roped off into 3 sections.
- the north display area.
- the center section, to the fuel pumps.
- the south section, which will be parking visiting aircraft and transients.
Each of these sections will have a section leader and a crew that will handle aircraft moving in their sections.
There will be an ‘Air Boss’ directing landing aircraft to one of the taxiways and sections.
The ‘Ground Boss’ will be operating on a ground frequency and will direct aircraft to the appropriate section.
The organizers are expecting 80 display aircraft, airshow aircraft, and some military jets. This is a big event, and much more complicated to run than the Trimotor event that we held last year.
We’re also going to need golf carts, so if you have one that you can lend us, let us know.
If you can help, please email Jim.
We have been asked to donate to the Lincoln Airfest.
If there are 1541 members that would like to specifically donate to the Airfest from EAA1541, please give your donation to EAA 1541 on behalf of Airfest by writing “Donation to Airfest” in the memo section of your check. Jim Hughes (club Treasurer) will act as a conduit to provide those funds to the Airfest. An EAA charitable receipt for your donation can be provided.
We intend to total donations up and pass them over to the Airfest committee after the May membership meeting.
If anyone is looking for an adventure, you’re welcome to join Andy. If you’ve never done an international flight before, this is a great opportunity to learn something new and experience flying in Canada.
He’ll be back in Lincoln tomorrow afternoon and plans to depart Tuesday morning. Yes, this is short notice, but the front seater can’t make the trip.
If you’re interested call, text (907-371-0556) or email Andy.
Vans owners, check the inboard aileron hinge brackets – see SB16-03-28 here.
It’s the Poker run on Saturday.
Registration opens at 08:00
First airplane takeoff at 09:00
Awards and Raffle at 13:00
Route: KLHM – KMYV – KRIU – O61 – KAUN – KLHM
The pot is 30% of the total entry fees, and is split between the high and low hands.
Limited to 52 entries, $30 entry fee includes a BBQ lunch and 1 raffle ticket.
(Additional lunch tickets $10, additional raffle tickets $1)
Bring your registration form!