Membership meeting January 17th

Chapter 1541’s January Member Meeting will be held at Cattlemens Restaurant, 2000 Taylor Road, Roseville. Join us for the optional dinner beginning at 6pm, with a short business meeting to follow. We will then have a presentation on the Boeing P-26 Peashooter fighter by chapter member Marty Maisel.

The P-26 was a groundbreaking advance for the Army Air Corps when it was introduced in 1932 and remained in service into the early days of World War II. It marked the transition from fabric covered biplanes to all metal monoplanes for the Air Corps but was quickly surpassed by newer designs with enclosed cockpits and retractable landing gear in the fast moving 1930s of aviation technology.

For those ordering dinner, we will order off a special menu with included non-alcoholic beverage and pay $21.65 including tax and gratuity. Guests are encouraged and welcomed.

Lunch and a program – January 13th

In early 1969, eighteen B-25 bombers and a large on-location crew gathered at a small Mexican airstrip alongside the Sea of Cortez to begin work on what became the iconic 1970 film “Catch-22.” Join us for a program that explores how Tallmantz Aviation put together the Catch-22 air force and what went in to making the film. BBQ lunch starts at 11:00; program starts at 12:00.

January Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday

The January Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday 3rd. It will be at the House of Pizza, 2270 Nicolaus Rd., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.

18:00 pm: Food and Stuff
18:30 pm: Meeting Start

  1. Introductions
    • Brief introduction of each board member with background and interests. No more than 3 minutes per board member
  2. My Vision for How We Are Going to Do This and Board Expectations (Scott)
  3. Short Term Goals for Chapter (Scott)
  4. Treasurer Report (Jim)
  5. Membership Report and Status of Dues Collection (Jim)
  6. New Business
    • Hangar Lease
    • Review calendar for January and February
    • Review how we communicate information and potential improvements
      • Email Blasts
      • Newsletter
      • Facebook
      • Social Flight
      • Banners??
      • ???
    • Board Positions
      • Program Coordinator
      • Communications and Calendar Coordinator
      • Food purchases for meetings (Tom)
    • Board Discussion for Membership Levels
      • Standard: Annual dues of $20
      • Family: Annual dues of ???
      • Gold: Sustaining Membership Level at $?? per month with special benefits
        • Chapter food events (barbeques and pancake breakfasts)
        • Gold nametag
      • Life Membership??
      • Young Eagles: Board discussion and decision on whether or not to move forward with a firm plan
      • Other New Business: any other items for discussion or for addition to a future agenda?
    • Long Term Goals for the Chapter (Scott)
    • Toward the Future: Planning
  7. EAA Trimotor: report from Jim Hughes
  8. Monitoring the Planes of Fame initiative
  9. Poker Run: board decision for short term
  10. Well-designed Member Survey?

8:30 pm: Meeting Over

LRAA/ EAA Chapter 1541 Roundtable Discussion on Saturday, December 30 at 10:00, S-12, on Village 5

On December 12, the Lincoln City Council decided in favor of moving forward with the Village 5 development. Village 5 will build houses, schools, and businesses into the area south of the Lincoln airport. This development will eventually impact airport operations for both runways 15 (departures) and 33 (arrivals). The Lincoln Regional Aviation Association (LRAA) and others have been involved with the county and city in the long process leading up to this recent decision in a persistent attempt to highlight the aviation issues with Village 5.

But, along with the city’s approval of Village 5 over the concerns of LRAA and other aviation users, the city has also informally suggested to the LRAA that it is receptive to discussions to try and mitigate the impact of Village 5 to the Lincoln Airport and its users.
Time is of the essence as there will be discussions between LRAA and the city beginning in early January.

Rocky Green, president of the LRAA, has requested the opportunity to share information with chapter members in this process. LRAA also wants to hear input from airport users in our chapter. We have set up a roundtable meeting to be held at the EAA Hangar, S-12, on Saturday, December 30, at 10:00 am. Please join other interested EAA 1541 and LRAA members in this discussion and plan on attending. The decision by the city of Lincoln will have an impact on operations at the airport.

There are many powerful interests driving the Village 5 decision and aviators will have few remaining opportunities to constructively attempt to minimize its impact on flight operations. This is one of them.

more info;
The Village 5 plans by Richland are here, and specifically here.

Program for Saturday, December 9. Ins and Outs of ASD-B

This coming Saturday, Chapter 1541 will present a program covering the basics of ADS-B. Gathering at the chapter hangar (S-12) at the Lincoln Airport, we’ll start at 08:00 with a fine pancake breakfast.

At 09:00, we’ll spend an hour or so looking at ADS-B and how it applies to pilots and aircraft owners. If you can’t even spell ADS-B, this is for you. The 2020 equipage requirement is two years away; be informed and ready for what is coming.

On the agenda:

  • What is ADS-B is and what it’s not
  • If, when, and why you might want ADS-B
  • The two basic types of ADS-B (UAT transceiver or 1090 ES transponder) and what each will give you
  • The actual airspace requirements
  • Some equipment options

Don’t forget this is the last opportunity to get tickets for the Xmas party!

Hangar P-11 for sale

The owner of P-11 is looking to sell his T-hangar. This the 2nd row in from gate #4. We don’t know the price, but if anyone is interested or knows someone who may be, please contact the owner’s representative, Raymond Wyatt, on 530-391-9824.