Bob Wolstenholme, CEO of Lancair and test/ferry pilot Pete Zaccagnino spoke about their trip to Russia in the Lancair Evolution. The 4,700-mile flight departed Quakertown Airport in Pennsylvania August 12 and made en route stops in Montreal and Goose Bay, Canada; Narsarsuak, Greenland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Sorvag, Faroe Islands; Bergen, Norway; and Helsinki, Finland. The total round trip flying time was about 40 hours. The Evolution can cruise at 300 MPH and consumes about 35 gph. They are planning a trip multiple destinations in South America in February.
See articles online : http://www.ktvz.com/news/28882348/detail.html and http://www.eaa.org/news/2011/2011-08-18_lancair.asp
- Ken Kirk
- Phil Palmer
- Jack Moulder
- Francine Gausch
- Joe Dude
So far only about 50% of the membership have renewed for 2012. Members are encouraged to renew promptly as this forms an important part of our revenue early in the year.
We will be funding two $1500 scholarships again this year. Last year’s winner, Jimmy Reagan, achieved his PPL last month.
We will again raffle a pedal plane. If each member buys 5 tickets (for $25), we will be able to fund the two scholarships. The pedal plane drawing will take place on the second day of the New Garden airshow.
In addition, we will raffle 2 demo flights at the airshow – one each day – sponsored by New Garden Flight Connection (http://www.newgardenflightconnection.com/ ).
2011: revenue = $17,365 expenses = $20,000
We made about $7300 on pancake breakfasts.
About ¼ of our revenue is from member dues.
About ½ of our expenses were one-time upgrades to the chapter hangar (insulation, chairs, fridge etc).
The 2012 budget will be presented at the February meeting.
Volunteer of the Year = Dave Mackenzie
There are a number of members who do so much for the chapter – but we had to pick one who stood out. Dave has been an active Young Eagles pilot as well as pitching in at Pancake breakfasts and other events.
Mike Parry, Brian Blackwell and Jimmy Reagan will assist Carl Spirito this year. The approach will be more structured with destinations and pilots/planes planned well in advance. A new email address has been set up: flyouts<at>eaa240.org .
Kitty Hawk is being discussed as a possible overnight destination.