Chapter 40 News, March 2012


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FAA Safety Team Seminar
Ron Berinstein has confirmed that our next Chapter 40 meeting will also serve as an FAA safety seminar credit. Ron will be giving a presentation on basic aerodynamics:
“How Well Do You Know Your Aerodynamics?”
Discussion Regarding Dihedral, Aspect Ratio, Effects of C. G. Position and More.
On March 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Select Number: WP0143161
12653 Osborne St., Pacoima, CA 91331
Also, the presentation will in part serve as a video tribute to those pioneers of aviation design that forged the way for the development of modern day flight.  Also featured: the real reason aircraft can fly, it may not be exactly what you might think!

Dr. Seuss’ “Thing 1 and Thing 2” Ain’t Got Nothing on Whiteman Airport… Announcing Sale 1 and Sale 2 ! March 24th, 2012

Two great events will be held at separate locations at Whiteman on Saturday the 24th. Be sure to check both of them out!

Sale 1: Hal’s Aircraft Parts, Equipment, Tools, Supplies, Mechanical Parts, Hardware. Whiteman Airport good-guy Hal Reinstra and several others have banded together and will be selling must-have aviation stuff. This will take place at Les Thompson’s hangar, immediately adjacent to the EAA hangar, and next to the back ramp main gate. Sat. March 24 all day.

Whiteman Airport 8:30 – 12:00
Fundraiser for FWP Program and Aviation Explorer flight training: The San Fernando Valley 99s are having a big sale of an extensive aviation memorabilia collection on March 24. It includes books, model airplanes, airplane doo-dads, clothing, toys, etc.

That same day the Aviation Explorers will have their yummy pancake breakfast, and EAA Chapter 40 will have Young Eagle rides.

Proceeds from the sale of will be given to the SFV 99s’ Future Women Pilots program in Marcia’s name. Proceeds from the breakfast will to to the Explorers’ flight training.
Contact Ceci Stratford for more info (805) 630-3696 cell

B-17 News: The EAA B-17 is coming next month! Please come to the Chapter meeting Saturday and sign up to support this event. Dave Kolstad is this year’s B-17 event coordinator, and will need all of us to participate.

For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow !!!
Charles Sheffey has generously provided Chapter 40 with a desperately needed sheet metal brake! We have been waiting to get one of these for a long time. A sheet metal brake will allow our members to fabricate simple-bend parts that are so common in many homebuilt aircraft. Chapter 40 wishes to sincerely thank Charles for his generosity and the time he put into this.

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  1. I would like to donate a small quantity of metal materials found cleaning out my late father-in-law’s garage. Frank was a P-51 and P-38 pilot in WWII and worked at Lockheed for 43 years.

    He collected materials from Lockheed salvage. There is aluminum and stainless rod and tube, some honeycomb sheet marked “Titanium” and some chunks of steel. the volume fills a 33 gallon plastic trash can about 1/3 full.

    If the Chapter or any individual is interested in having this material at no charge, please contact me. I would be happy to deliver it to WHP.

    Bruce Allport

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