July 9 Member Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on July 9, 2024, at Hangar 15 at Harvey Airfield (S43) in Snohomish. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. We will have our world famous Burger Burn at the Chapter House/Hangar starting at 5:30; $5 donation requested. Stay tuned for details regarding our speaker!

If you can, please arrive about 15-20 minutes early to the Burger Burn to help out with organizing the Chapter House/Hangar. We’ll assign you a small task you can complete in a few minutes, such as gathering up all the paper plates you can find. You can also vote on what you would like to see us do with the Chapter House in the future.

At the meeting, we’ll also be passing around a sign-up sheet to help out with our upcoming Pancake Fundraiser, to be held at Harvey Field on August 10th from 7:00 am to 11:30 am.

June 11 Meeting Recap

Our June speaker was Tim Talen from the Oregon Aviation Historical Society. Tim talked about one of the museum’s stars, Wimpy, which has a remarkable place in the history of experimental aircraft. The Wimpy design was modified several times to create an entire lineage of early homebuilt aircraft and inspired Pete Bowers, a local Seattle designer, to create his popular Fly Baby design. You can read more about Wimpy and other historical aircraft at https://oregonaviation.org/

Please also join us if you can at 5:30 pm for a burger burn and social hour at the chapter hangar (at the end of the row of hangars past Skydive Snohomish). $5 donation suggested.

MAY 14 MEETING RECAP

Our May general membership meeting took place at Skydive Snohomish at Harvey Airfield on Tuesday, May 14th, starting at 7:00 PM. The weather was great, and we had a fun burger burn before the meeting.

Our May speaker was Bill Quistorf, chief pilot for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Helicopter Team, along with one of his volunteer pilots. They gave a fascinating look at what’s involved in search & rescue, particularly in the mountains and around high-rise buildings. They also gave a good pitch on the type of survival equipment they carry to encourage private pilots to develop a similar set of gear. The recommended using a fishing vest to stash critical gear, and sometimes things attached to your person are the only things you get out of a crash with! Here’s their suggested list:

April 9 Meeting Recap

Our April speaker was Lawrence Doan, owner and designer of Whistle Pig Toys. Lawrence is a UW grad in Aeronautical Engineering with years of experience in aviation and competitive glider competition. Lawrence, along with his daughter, decided to start a boutique toy company selling balsa gliders that he has designed. Wrapped up in all of this fun is a great learning experience for both youth and adults including construction techniques, weight and balance and trimming for flight characteristics. Lawrence gave a very interesting talk about the details of the engineering process involved in the design of his gliders. Currently Whistle Pig Toys has almost a dozen different designs available for purchase and more coming. Go to whistlepigtoys.com to check them out.

EAA Chapter 84 Podcast

EAA Chapter 84’s Treasurer, Dave Weber, has started producing an EAA 84-specific podcast. As of this writing, we’re up to twenty episodes, with new episodes coming out every few weeks. Check it out on your favorite podcast platform (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.). Just search for EAA Chapter 84 Podcast.

It’s Time to Renew!

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to renew your membership with Chapter 84. Our membership rate is just $20 per year. To renew your membership, you can drop off a check in the chapter hangar, or send your dues to treasurer@eaa84.org via PayPal.

In the hangar, look for the cashbox in the tool cabinet. You will need your pre-assigned door code to get in. Make checks out to “EAA Chapter 84”, and ensure that your name is printed on the check, so we know who to credit.

To send your dues via PayPal, go to the PayPal website and login (create a new account if you don’t already have one), and send $20 to treasurer@eaa84.org. Please include your full name and contact information in the comments: either an email address, or a phone number.

Thank you for being a member of EAA Chapter 84!