EAA CHAPTER 12 MEETING CALENDAR
Please note that the monthly chapter meetings shall be on Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Frequently at Ellington Field locations, but with varying other locations so please watch the notices carefully. The Chapter will also have occasional technical and social events on the weekends and possibly other nights. Feel free to recommend, give or host meetings or events.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Monthly Chapter Meeting – Ellington Airport (KEFD)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Chapter 12's Technical Series for Aircraft Builders, Aviators, Enthusiasts - Please note you can also fly in to the event!
Mark will discuss the operation while touring the Twin Bonanza (T-bone), Aero L-29 and his Aero L-39 and of course answer any questions anyone might have. Please bring a folding chair just in case we have more folks than chairs.
Meeting location is hangar CD, Ellington Airport, Houston, Texas 77034 (hangar is in the city T hangars across from our February meeting location of Signature Aviation Services located at 11811 North Brantly Houston TX 77034). Come to the gate on Brantley in front of the Signature address and with the hangars off your right, stop short of the gate and honk or call Richard at 281-467-2432, and we will come and get you (please keep the gate clear and do not follow anyone in that not there to escort you in). If you are flying in, have the tower send you to taxiway Juliette (toward the self-serve fuel station) and come to the first set of hangars on the right when you pass Signature and the drive-in gate. Park on the end or where marshalled by the EAA staff.
Please contact us if you have an idea for a topic and or a location!
Upcoming “Local” Events:
28Mar-1Apr 2018 Collings Tour at Dallas, Love Field
2-4 April 2018 Collings Tour at San Angelo
5-8 April 2018 EAA Ford TriMotor Stop – West Houston Airport, Houston TX
7-8 April 2018 Heart of Texas Air Show, Waco TX (Blue Angels)
7 April 2018 Texas Raiders B-17 at Conroe TX, CXO
09-15 April 2018 Sun-N-Fun Fly-in, Lakeland FL
10 April 2018 EAA 12 Monthly Technical Chapter Meeting – Ellington Airport – See Above
12-15 April 2018 EAA Ford TriMotor Stop – Mid-Valley Airport, Weslaco TX
14-15 April 2018 CAF Warbird Weekend, West Houston Airport, Houston TX
14 April 2018 CAF – Central Texas Wing Casino Night, San Marcos TX
14 April 2018 Pioneer Flight Museum, Kingsbury, TX Spring Fly In
19-22 April 2018 EAA Ford TriMotor Stop – Texas Gulf Coast Airport, Lake Jackson TX – Advise if you want to volunteer for this event
20 April 2018 Ft. Clark Springs Fly In, Ft. Clark Springs, TX
21 April 2018 Hobby Fest (Hobby Airport Houston TX)
– Congratulations to Eric Lipper whose fabulous Aerostar is on this year’s poster for the event!
21 April 2018 Hallettsville Fly In, Hallettsville, TX
21-22 April 2018 American Heroes Air Show, Camp Mabry, Austin, TX
28 April 2018 Highland Lakes CAF Open Hangar, Burnet, TX
28 April 2018 Ft. Worth Aviation Museum, Hops and Props
28-29 April 2018 Ranger Airfield Sky Wagon Round Up, Ranger, TX
08 Mar 2018 EAA 12 Monthly Technical Chapter Meeting – Tentative: United Airlines’ Air Frame Overhaul Shop Hobby
10-12 May 2018 Chennault Air Show, Lake Charles LA
10 May 2018 Houston Aviation History (HAH) Presentation,
TransTexas Airways (TTa) History, The 1940 Air Terminal Museum,
Hobby Airport, Houston
19 May 2018 Wings & Wheels at The 1940 Air Terminal Museum
26-27 May 2018 Breckenridge Airshow, Breckenridge, TX
8-10 June 2018 Austin Vintage WarBird Expo, Bergstrom, Austin
16 June 2018 Wings & Wheels at The 1940 Air Terminal Museum
30 June 2018 Thunder Over Cedar Creek Air Show, Cedar Creek (near Dallas)
** - Thanks to Michael Bludworth and his association with Hobby Airport’s 1940 Air Terminal Museum who provides local history and area events on his Facebook feed (Richard has blatantly stolen his information and posted above)! His facebook post e-mail is attached if you want to follow him – he is a great source of Houston area aviation history with lots of pictures.
Please advise any new information on chapter members.
HOUSTON AREA AIRSPACE CHANGE - SUGAR LAND REGIONAL
Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace within a 5.8-mile radius of Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX, and updating the name of airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Very important if you are coming from the west and taking the southerly route around the Class B.
AVAILABLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES – No, Really, there are some in aviation!
The pilot shortage is upon us and there were several recruiters at Sun-N-Fun and even ones from Air Wisconsin at the Wings Over Houston this year looking for staff (flight and other) and they are a United Express partner, www.airwis.com. They are looking for staff including pilots with rough minimum requirements of 750 hours military, 1000 formal 141 school and 1500 general (check with them as to the details). Contact Mike Hall firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-5
Please send your current projects to email@example.com. We'd like to get a current list of all Chapter members' projects.
AVIATION BOOKS THE EXPERIMENTAL EXPERIENCE, Building, Flying, and Maintaining an Experimental Airplane, by Richard Socash (EAA 743517) is now available at Amazon.Com and CreateSpace.
Successful builders eventually learn by experience much of what’s in this book.Those thinking about building are often in the dark on what to expect and how to go about things. The authors have assembled in text and picture format information that falls under the category of “good things to know” for anyone thinking about building or already in the building process. Questions should be addressed to Rege.So@Gmail.Com
** If you have any aviation related items to send please send a short entry with description, contact info price etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Postings will remain for 2 months or until we receive a response from theperson advertising to either cancel or extend for an additional 2 months.
CAN YOU HELP?
From the president of Chapter 187 in Austin: https://youtu.be/AKcgA
Tail Dragger Flight Time Swap Wanted:Arne Aamodt wants to swap some Cessna 185 flight time for time in his Stearman, call Arne at 281-630–6632. Arne is based at Pearland (KLVJ).
BUILDER / VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Looking to get your hands dirty on a composite aircraft restoration on the west side of Houston? The Rutan Aircraft Flying Museum / Waller County Aviation Museum is looking for hands and sponsors for a VariEze rebuild.
The new flying museum is the canard equivalent of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The organization has se
Contact Ryszard Zadow, President, Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience, www.rutanai
HAVE NEWS TO SHARE? Please send us your airplane/project/flying photos, your news, for-sales, and other items of interest to Chapter 12 members and friends. For events or news, please advise at least two weeks in advance so we can get in the general news e-mail. Please send your info to be posted to email@example.com.