Chapter 1218

Willow Springs, Missouri

August 2019

August 10, 2019 Eighty members and guests enjoyed the burger cookout before the evening business meeting was called to order. The cooks were thanked for the great sides and desserts. President White reminded members to donate to the jar to offset the meal cost incurred by the chapter. The VMC video question was viewed. Discussion to follow the business meeting. A motion to approve the minutes as published was made by Henny Christensen, second by Ron Hook and approved. The financial report is posted on the bulletin board. Trent McBride was presented with the Lightspeed Zulu headset as part of the Ray Scholarship award. Carl Everhart totaled his beautiful L bird between Cabool and Houston. During Air Venture David & Lisa visited with Zach Taylor from Texas. He flew a Baby Ace to Oshkosh. He flew with a paper chart and under 1000’. It was one of the aircraft invited back after fifty years. They invited him to stop in Willow as a rest stop on his return flight. He came in and Tom took him to lunch and gave him the “tour”. Tom and Phyllis White really appreciate being awarded the armbands for Air Venture. Thank you to all the members. Annual meeting and election of officers is held in October. All current officers are willing to continue but anyone interested in a position should contact the nominating committee: Bill Ghan, Jerry Pfister and Allan Rineman. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. The Willow Springs Municipal Airport is seventy this year. A celebration cookout will be held at the pilot’s lounge Saturday, September 7 at noon. Former resident and retired Ozark Airline pilot Don Tate will be the featured speaker. Don Anderson will also reminisce about working with his dad Andy at the airport in the 50s. All are invited to attend. Ozark Aviators Flying Club has a Cessna 150 for rent. You do not need to be a club member to take advantage of this rental at $85 per hour wet. There is a Citabria rental available through the LLC for tail wheel flying. It is $85 per hour, dry and you provide nonowner insurance. Area instructors include Chase Foster, Paul Guiley and Ron Hook. The September 14 gathering will be burgers, hot dogs and brats cookout at 5 PM. Members are to bring potluck sides and desserts. A highlights of Air Venture 2019 video was shown. A motion to adjourn was made by Benny Butler, second by David Johnson.

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