EAA Chapter 54

St. Paul, MN. (Lake Elmo)

The Beacon Archive 1990-1999

The digitization of the 1990-1999 collection of Newsletters is complete.  These were digitized based on saved hardcopy newsletters. We are interested in finding and digitizing any of the issues labeled "(Unavailable)" below.

Jan Criticism of AirVenture; proposal to move 30th St for Runway extension; searching for a chapter home
Feb Report from an EAA chapter meeting in Az
Mar A Breezy tail; Florida flying; report from an AZ EAA meeting
Apr Bob Collins joins chapter; report from Chandler (AZ) airport
May Leif Erickson joins chapter; Value of Lake Elmo Airport; possible chapter house torn down and stored
Jun  Paul Randall joins chapter; Flying Start Day; Oshkosh work party recap
Jul Chapter 54 web page created; international Young Eagles Day; Gary Specketer speaks to chapter; Dick Wicklund's president's column.
Aug Pot luck revived; Wicklund's Oshkosh plans; July Board of Directors meeting
Sep Paul Hove joins the chapter; web page update; Wicklund on how to kill an organization
Oct Dale Rupp member recognition; New members: Mark Holliday, Don Carlson, Jim Montague, Gerhardt Krug
Nov 50 years of Lake Elmo Airport: program speaker: Jennifer Rought on experience at the Air Academy; Wicklund exits presidency
Dec Lake Elmo airport history;Dan Bergstrom joins chapter; chapter webpage debuts

Jan  Little Bird; Holman Hobo's Flying Club; Anderson adds another rating
Feb (Unavailable)
Mar Flying up the Mississippi
Apr  A Texas Flash and a KR-2
May Aerobatic competition; hangar owners object to $100 trash charge
Jun Midwest antique airplane club; first Flying Start program held
Jul 40th anniversary of chapter; Tenant opportunities and MAC
Aug Fly in breakfast scheduled
Sep Aviation Day
Oct  Noel Allard speaks; election for chapter directors; flight testing techniques for homebuilders
Nov (Unavailable)
Dec Young Eagles scoreboard; permanent name tags proposed; One day at Kitty Hawk

Jan 40th anniversary of Chapter 54
Feb A tour of Northwest Airlines training center; growth in the chapter; interview with Gil Leiter
Mar Chapter 54 in review
Apr Interview with chapter founders; work party
May EAA Aviation Foundation; Flying Start; Pig Roast planned
Jun Interviews with Al Amsden and Robert Westerberg and Roger Westerberg
Jul User feeds; Norm Weston interview; chapter loses a meeting place.
Aug Chet Klier profile; Hints and tips from Gatis Valter
Sep Pancake breakfast recap; north central fly-in
Oct  By-law changes proposed
Nov A Cessna 150 accident
Dec Paul Liedl joins chapter; Sewers for 21D; Wicklund re-elected president

Jan (Unavailable)
Feb (Unavailable)
Mar (Unavailable)
Apr (Unavailable)
May Aces simulator opens; Big improvements Fleming Field
Jun  Adult Air Academy; May minutes; Young Eagles to add evening flights
Jul Jeff Hove on flying a MIG
Aug Fly-in recap
Sep (Unavailable)
Oct Urgent call for more members; dues increased to $20
Nov Member wins best of class at Oshkosh
Dec Robert Westerberg retires from Board

Jan (Unavailable)
Feb Builders form at Regent Aviation; January minutes
Mar Discount oil; February minutes
Apr Bob Waldron's Fairchild flies; March minutes
May Ideas for new MN Aviation Museum; April minutes; Lake Elmo airport may close
Jun  Meeting to feature hot air balloons; May minutes; Steve Wittman dies in plane crash
Jul  Search for new chapter leaders; June minutes
Aug Young Eagles; PiPress reporter to do article
Sep Charles Rooks joins chapter
Oct  Wicklund elected president, Kupferschmidt  VP
Nov Jon Enquist new newsletter editor; chair shortage
Dec (Unavailable)

Jan December meeting minutes
Feb Mathiesen to present on GPS; January meeting minutes, Planes of Fame museum tour
Mar Shortage of YE pilots; February meeting minutes
Apr  Banquet scheduled; Blessing of the RV6; March meeting minutes
May Snow on Oshkosh work party weekend
Jun  Inside aviation insurance tips; May meeting minutes; Dale Rupp checks out in a Travel Air E4000
Jul  A visit to Stanton Airport; June meeting minutes
Aug (Unavailable)
Sep Some things I learned from Young Eagles
Oct  Norm Weston rejoins chapter. Builder and pilot updates
Nov Gene Frank to discuss his new RV6
Dec (Unavailable)

Jan (Unavailable)
Feb Bylaws amended
Mar Leiter rejoins chapter; February meeting minutes
Apr MnDOT insurance rule bars Young Eagles pilot
Jun Oshkosh work party; Plan to move chapter to Fleming Field fails
Jul Young Eagles pilots
Aug Leadership elections to be held in October
Sep Young Eagles redux
Oct  Club decides to try Young Eagles again in '94
Nov (Unavailable)
Dec Rupp takes over as president

Jan Mathiesen begins presidential term
Feb (Unavailable)
Mar Dave Urban's Vagabond project; two of three members delinquent on dues
Apr Chuck Doyle thrills annual chapter banquet
May B25 rollout grounds chapter president; Oshkosh work party a success
Jun (Unavailable)
Jul (Unavailable)
Aug MAC shuts down a business. Builder project updates.
Sep (Unavailable)
Oct September meeting minutes
Nov Wicklund proposes bylaw changes; Young Eagles program begins; a visit to Wipaire
Dec (Unavailable)

Jan CAF tour plan; Lake Elmo airport public hearing postponed
Feb CAF tour, Midmonth meeting canceled due to war
Mar Unavailable
Apr Pietenpol to be enshrined in hall of fame. St. Croix Riviera Airport threatened with closure; banquet recap
May Oshkosh work party builds taxiway, roof; Angelo DePonti dies; builder update; annual flight review proposal dies
Jun Air Adventure day need volunteers
Jul Unavailable
Aug Unavailable
Sep Chapter picnic.
Oct Kupferschmidt's Citabria totaled; election of officers
Nov Mathiesen elected president; editor attends FAA safety seminar on winter flying 
Dec Al K to repair his Citabria

Jan Westerberg era begins
Feb MN Sport Aviation conference; MN Aviation Hall of Fame
Mar Sport Aviation conference; Oshkosh work party plans
Apr Air Adventure Day scheduled; Richard Coffey speaks at banquet
May Eight attend Oshkosh work party
Jun  Air Adventure Day scheduled
Jul  Air Adventure Day goes "surprisingly well" ; Chapter 54 picnic; Ron Voelker's Zenith is flying again
Aug (unavailable)
Sep Oshkosh recap
Oct  Computer demo slated
Nov Mid-month meeting looks at the Franks' RV-6 project
Dec Chapter banquet scheduled. Computer lesson scheduled


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