April 2008 – Purchase of the PA-22
At a specially convened Board meeting on April 18th 2008 and following supportive emails from the Membership, the attending Board members discussed and unanimously approved the proposed expenditure of $6,500 as the purchase price of the 1959 PA-22 Piper Tri-Pacer. We beleive the aircraft will be a major assett to the Chapter, providing a restoration project opportunity in which members can practice and develop aicraft-building skills, under the guidance of experienced builders and IA’s.
John Leslie has agreed to coordinate the effort and equipment to get the PA-22 to the EAA240 Chapter hangar in the coming weeks.
During that period we will form the Project Oversight Group, with nominated leaders who will rotate every three months, with one who will provide detailed project management (priorities, assignments, expenditures, etc). All expenditures will be carefully managed and will require Board pre-approval.