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2012 Programs

November 6, 2012

Cliff Durand and Keith Wilkins

Chapter #13’s own Cliff Durand qualifies as a World War II historian, who has been searching and gathering his- torical material from that era for many years.

Cliff and his lifetime friend and associate, Keith Wilkins, shared their experiences on the subject of Collecting World War II memorabilia, and the historical significance of the material.

October 4, 2012

- Dennis Glaeser

Chapter 13’s own Dennis Glaeser will be our speaker at the regular October meeting. Dennis is a graduate of West Virginia University earning his BSAE in Aerospace Engineering. He is the Chief Flight Instruc- tor for the Troy Air Experience, and is also a Senior Engineer for Enterprise Services.

Dennis will share his experience installing a Subaru engine in his RV-7A. We will hear all about the good the bad and the ugly, the ups and downs, and the trials and tribulations of the project.

September 6, 2012

Oshkosh member review

Our September guests were our Young Eagle Acad- emy participants; Kenneth Mead and Anna Koerber (joined by her father and brother, Greg and Nick). Ethan Warner was unable to attend, but will join us another evening. Ken represented the Chapter in the 12-13 year old category, and Anna in the 16-18 year group. Each

gave us a summary of the activities they partici- pated in as well as their thoughts on the programs. In addition, Anna assem- bled a photo slide show of her experi- ences to share with us. Very nicely done.

July 5, 2012

- Carol Ann Garrett

CarolAnn Garratt of Gainesville, Florida has flown around the world in less than nine days. CarolAnn and her co-pilot, Carol Foy, hold the world's record for their flight in December 2008. She has a new book out on her experiences.

Done to raise awareness for ALS, CarolAnn discussed not only her flight but the grueling eighteen months of preparation that preceeded it.

CarolAnn earned her private pilot license in 1978 and her instrument rating in 1980. In 1996, she completed her commercial license and bought a Mooney in 2000. After her mother suffered and died from ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, she flew around the world in 2003 to raise awareness and donations for ALS research. Not content to just fly, CarolAnn built her first plane in 2006. Today she owns and flies three different aircraft. She has over 3900 hours and flies more than 400 hours a year including flying students with the EAA Young Eagles program, the sick and needy with Angel Flights, and instructing cadets with the Civil Air Patrol.

May 3, 2012

- Bob Hunt

Our speaker was our own Bob Hunt. He discussed his propeller making business. He purchased master propellers, built his own CNC machine to carve the wooden propellers and built a spray booth for finishing.

April 5, 2012

Joel Alexander, Traffic Copter pilot and newscaster

March 1, 2012

-FAA Pilot Proficiency (Wings) Program on Aeronautical Charts

The Michigan Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics requested that Chapter #13 host a Pilot Safety Seminar at our regular March meeting. The program is co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and will qualify for the FAA Pilot Proficiency (Wings) Program. Members had an opportunity to meet a number of pilots from the area. The subject of this seminar was a discussion of Aeronautical Charts.

February 2 , 2012

Christine Hartges, Air Traffic Manager of Pontiac (PTK) ATCT,

Risk Management starts on the surface.

She has served pilots across Michigan for 27 years as an Air Traffic Controller, Staff Specialist, a Supervisor at FNT (Flint)and MBS (Saginaw)Towers, the Acting Air Traffic Manager at MBS Tower;  and since December 2010, has been the Air Traffic Manager of the Pontiac (PTK) Air Traffic Control Tower.  She is one of six regional Air Traffic Runway Safety experts,  the President of EAA Chapter 597 in Chesaning, MI and worked 5 years in a "pink shirt" as an Air Traffic Controller during EAA AirVenture.  As a FAAst team representative and Instrument Flight Instructor, she facilitates quarterly CFI renewal workshops at Bay City (3CM )airport.   While qualified as a Multi- Engine Pilot, she currently owns and flies a Citabria 7GCBC; based out of Woodside Airport (2MI0) in her Chesaning, Michigan backyard.   Christine is the mother of five children ages twenty-two to seven, and has been married to the same man for over twenty-six years;  who just happens to also be her A&P mechanic.

January 5, 2012

Peter Dugdale

Peter gave a talk on “engine testing and lean of peak operations.” Short of further detail, we looked up Peter on the internet. Holy smokes, Mr. Dugdale takes up pages on the net. From Formula Ford testing at Oulton Park in the UK, to similar activities in New South Wales, to RV-6 engine cracks, to Dynamometer testing at Saturn, to GM testing of large displacement 4-cylinder engines, to semi-stressed engines. You might say that this guy has been around the (engine) block.


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