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2009 Meetings

Program Speakers & Topics

December 3, 2009

Calculating Power and Speed

Howard Handelman presented his analysis of power, speed and fuel consumption curves. The formulas can be used for most SEL aircraft.    

Howard summarized this article published by EAA. Howard built and flies an RV7A. The presentation can be found by clicking here.

November 3 , 2009

Aviation Medical Issues

Dr. Greg Pinnel, AME, will be discussing medical exams and issues pertaining to special issuance cases. He will discuss how to retain or regain your medical. A very entertaining speaker with a great message.

October 1, 2009

Restoring the Flip-Flop Bi-plane

Kim Kovach will be talking about restoring the Flip-Flop bi-plane.  He gives a very interesting and fast moving 40 minute presentation on restoring a home built.  Members may remember him giving a presentation several years ago about building the Howard "Ike" racer. 

September 3, 2009

Following the Lewis and Clark Trail

Tim Doyle, RV9A builder and long time pilot discussed his recent trip to Montana and back following the Lewis and Clark Trail through Missouri, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota and several other states. TIm is a retired professor from the Eastern Michigan University School of Aviation.

Montana Trip Diary Montana Trip Expenses Lewis & Clark Info FAA Noise Advisory

August, 2009

No meeting.

July 2, 2009

A short business meeting was followed by movies and a pot luck dessert.

June 4, 2009

Propeller Mechanics and Maintenance

Brian Matthews from H&S Propeller in Pontiac had an interesting presentation on the things you don't know about your propeller including characteristics and maintenance items. He included information that is not well known by A&Ps. He has done this presentation numerous times.

May 7, 2009

On Thursday, May 7, 2009 a member of the Yankee Air Museum presented an interesting history of the B-24 construction at Willow Run Airport. Over 8,600 bombers were constructed by the Ford Motor Company from 1941 - 1945. At its peak fourteen airplanes were rolled off the assembly line every day.

Attendees also heard the complete history of the Yankee Air Museum and were given opportunities to volunteer in the maintenance and restoration of their fleet of historical aircraft.

click here for Yankee Air Museum information

April 2, 2009

Come out and have some fun. We had an auction.
You were able to bid on airplane parts, headsets, intercoms, books,magazines, lawn and yard equipment, items for your home, and stuff you'll rarely see at a garage sale.

One of the auction items iwas a ride of up to four hours on this sailboat on Lake St. Clair with the opportunity to bring up to three friends.

Other items included a ride in your favorite airplane, some dual instruction, or some baseball tickets.

Proceeds went towards hanger maintenance and expenses.

There was no speaker for this evening.

March 2009

Our speaker for the March 5th general meeting was Chris Dackson from EAA Chapter 333 in Ann Arbor. He had an interesting presentation about flying his PT-17 Stearman to events in Lakeland, FL, Oshkosh, WI and the annual Stearman Fly-in. airplane20309

February 2009

Noel Hunt and John McCormick from the Radio Control Club of Detroit were our presenters February 5th. Their flying field is just two miles east of Ray Airport.

They spoke about the similarities and differences between building / flying their aircraft and what we do. R/C flying has progressed significantly over the past several years and they brought various examples of their models.

They have extended an invitation for us to to come fly their planes this summer using a "buddy box". We could also offer them some stick time in our full size craft. It all sounds like good times with our fllying cousins down the road!

More information on the Radio Control Club of Detroit


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