Well, here it is a few weeks after Christmas and I can finally eat cheese again. Why is it that every gathering you go to at Christmas there is a PILE of cheese being served? Don't get me wrong, I love cheese, the stinkier the better...but within reason.
Anyway, I personally haven't committed aviation in a couple of months as my Maule is trapped in my hangar by snow drifts that I haven't cleared because I'm too lazy to clear my grass runway. However, I see Facebook posts from some of our chapter members that they are enjoying the performance gains and clear air you get this time of year when flying. I am quite jealous, actually.
We have a couple of cool chapter meetings coming up; first is this month (via Zoom) with the NRC presenting on their electric hybrid Cessna 337. For a nerd like me this sounds super interesting.
Next month we will all meet at VP Mark Briggs fancy new heated hangar at the Arnprior airport to both ogle his shiny epoxy floor and listen to his tales of aircraft inspections gone awry.
For you EAA 245 members, you should have received an email asking for your vote on changing our standard meeting day and time. Our chapter has been having its general meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1930 hrs since Christ was a carpenter. I think (and the rest of the exec agrees with me) that maybe the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 is more reasonable. It means that we will always be driving to the meetings in daylight and, depending on where the meeting is being held, you might be able to fly in.
Please actually answer the vote email letting me know your thoughts. If you are against it, let me know why; it is possible (likely?) that we have not thought of something. However, many, many EAA chapters have their meetings on Saturdays so we wouldn't be unique in that respect.
March General meeting will be held on Saturday 18th March 2023 at 10:00AM.
The meeting will be held at Mark Brigg's brand spanking new hangar complete with under floor heating. The hangar is located at Arnprior airport and in hangar 34. See image below for directions. Click on image to get full sized image.