EAA Chapter 54

St. Paul, MN. (Lake Elmo)

The Beacon Archive 1970-1979

Jan FAA issues proposals in wake of airliner-GA plane crash in San Diego
Feb Hand-propping accidents; Bob Hilliard says "hey"
Mar Hobos covering Colt; FAA ruless changes; review of "Fool's Errand"
Apr  A Pietenpol evening flyer
May MSAA annual banquet
Jun  Oshkosh work party
Jul   Annual picnic preview 
Aug  AC spark plug rally; Gerry Spies crosses Atlantic
Sep  Annual picnic
Oct  Acrosport project; Holman Hobos
Nov Annual election
Dec  Annual banquet planning; winter flying tips


Jan (not available)
Feb Bob Coon takes over newsletter duties from Patrick Riley
Mar Kent Smith, Scott Olson join.  Big turnout at mid month meeting on Varieze
Apr March meeting recap; ultralight gathering; mid-month meeting preview
May The problem selling a KR 1; Olson first flight
Jun Homebuilt plans donated; Scott Olson on WCCO with his hang glider.
Jul  Roger Westerberg on fabric covered wings; Corvair engine junkyard
Aug Chapter picnic; Oshkosh observations
Sep Awards at Oshkosh; picnic review
Oct Har-mar Mal display; EAA convention volunteer extra
Nov Hobos get a new airplane; Halloween "shingdig"
Dec Bits and Piece


Jan Chapter banquet preview; mandatory aircraft inurance
Feb Noel Allard to speak on Speed Holman, around the chapter updates
Mar  Chapter 54 banquet; iography of Speed Holman; Bob Hilliard returns to Texas
Apr  Mandatory insurance bill explained
May Concern about insurance bill at Legislature
Jun Lake Elmo Airport Days;Gene Frank Breezy; new movie looks interesting. It's called "Star Wars"
Jul  Corvair flying group formed
Aug A chapter flag?
Sep Project Spirit update; potluck invitation
Oct  Member airplane updates
Nov New officers elected; vote to build chapter library
Dec Buck Rogers and the Sundance Kid

Jan (Unavailable)
Feb (Unavailable)
Mar (Unavailable)
Apr Chapter picnic; welding; hole drilling
May Seven new members
Jun Permanent home at Sanborn Aviation
Jul  Mitchell Zahler becomes chapter's 40th paid member
Aug First talk of building a chapter hangar
Sep Idea for chapter picnic: Tour of Franks' Breezy (includes meeting minutes)
Oct  Member briefs
Nov Mandatory insurance act
Dec Pending insurance legislation; Skip Humphrey at Chapter 25

Jan (Unavailable)
Feb (Unavailable)
Mar (Unavailable)
Apr (Unavailable)
May (Unavailable)
Jun (Unavailable)
Jul    Meeting at Confederate Air Force hangar
Aug  Oshkosh wrap-up; building project update; concern about postage going to 13 cents
Sep  Rebellion: chapter member files to start chapter in South St. Paul 
Oct  Chapter awards ; want ads
Nov Fiebiger's Muskateer; builder project update; Hobo meeting
Dec (Unavailable)

1974 (Published every other month)
Feb Tour of ATCC Farmington; chapter banquet.
Apr  Newsletter features "women's section" with focus on Joan Wyland and Rosemary Franks
Jun  Holman Hobos Flying Club formed
Aug  Builder update
Oct  Ray Wyland passed checkride
Dec Wood selection and gluing to be mid-month subject; Joan Wyland solo

Jan Nominations for Speed Holman Award
Feb (Unavailable)
Mar BD5 wing spar problem reported
Apr FCC changes rule on frequency spacing; Dan Moulin's flight to California 
May EAA purchases 56 acres for camping at Oshkosh
Jun Annual picnic
Jul SE Sport Aviation Council: Meet the Members: Edwin Hansen 
Aug Lawn party
Sep EAA sued for $200k because of accident; call for officer nomination
Oct Aviation safety
Nov (Unavailable)
Dec (Unavailable)

Jan Metal seminar
Feb Chapter plays critical role in first-ever balloon race in StP winter carnival
Mar MN Sport Aviation Conference; chapter to take on building project
Apr Dope and fabric forum; possible EAA museum site located in Burlington Wis.
May Airplane building project finalized
Jun President Gary Wirth leaving town
Jul Search on for new president.
Aug FAA reducing testing period for experimentals
Sep (Unavailable)
Oct Jack Hickey takes over as president
Nov New officers announced
Dec (Unavailable)

Jan New charter received; Dahlquist Flutterbug flies; new officers take over
Feb Blood drive for member who had surgery; Meet the Members: Don Latterell; Paul Poberezny to attend March meeting
Mar (Unavailable)
Apr  Considering shifting to Sunday afternoon meeting
May Lake Elmo may be best bet for chapter building; Meet the Members: Floran Sullivan
Jun Bus chartered for Oshkosh work party
Jul  Board of Directors formed; Meet the Members: Don Moulin and Larry Sallee
Aug (Unavailable)
Sep Oshkosh report
Oct Books added to library
Nov Crash locator beacon now required equipment
Dec Chapter rescues Arizona EAA'er with wild rice craving.

Jan Convention moves to Oshkosh
Feb Meeting place moves to Mercury Aviation; opposition to aircraft tax
Mar First try at a chapter logo
Apr  Meeting to be held in Hopkins; Jack Hickey named chapter librarian
May Bloomer flyin
Jun  (Unavailable)
Jul  Chapter logo finalized
Aug No meeting in August; Meet the members: Bill Hart and George Smythe
Sep Election of officers; Meet the Members: Vern Clark
Oct Gil Leiter's Playmate project
Nov Gary Wirth elected to second term as president; Meet the Members: Harry Dahlquist and Jack Hickey
Dec Member roster

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