FOR AREA AVIATION NEWS FROM LAFLYINS.COM
Current News for our Membership
(Updated often, really!)
May 7th will be here before
we know it and it’s time for a volunteer update!! Below is the list from last year. If you are not
on the list and looking for a great fun filled day, we are looking for you. All registered volunteers receive
a T-Shirt and a meal voucher and have lots of fun.
We have improved the children’s
area and I think we have a better Site Plan and better Young Eagles system from last year. We have not heard from Capt
Null and I know the CAP volunteers had a great time last year. We could sure use them!
If you want to be a part
of a great fly-in, a state wide “Air Festival”, now is the time to volunteer. Don’t be shy!
Call Lenora at 337-278-5144 or email at Lkrielow@aol.com
Traffic / Parking
(help make airplanes &
safety watch) (collect
money & direct parking)
Flo John John Romero
Regg Carter Tina
& Darrel Davis
Sherry Hanley (4)
people 2 hr each
EAA Membership Booth
(Register Incoming Pilots,
Raffle, Pilot Awards) (Radios,
Badges, Vouchers, etc.)
Pat Hanley Gayle
Air / Ground Control
Ed Krielow – Air Boss
Al Habetz, Jr – Grd Control
Jerry Barnhill – Grd Control
Jason Alcina – Plane Parking
Young Eagle Pilots
Young Eagles Ground
IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR NAME ON THE LIST AND WANT TO VOLUNTEER SOMEWHERE, PLEASE CONTACT LENORA IMMEDIATELY
@ 337-278-5144 OR Lkrielow@aol.com
Lenora Krielow, President, EAA Chapter 541 Barnstomers
The following is a message from the President of the Chapter:
Don’t forget about the EAA Chapter
541 Holiday Lunch Meeting this Saturday (December 4) at noon. Desserts are welcome. If you have
a nomination or wish to volunteer for a position, let me know. We will hold elections for the New Year and outline our
upcoming year. See you at noon at the FBO by Gulf
PASS THIS AROUND ---- I’m not planning on “Snail” mailing
11-11-10 Thursday, Veterans Day
Hello fellow Aviators,
It has been a while since our last communication. I hope your summer went well.
First, some news from Big Brother regarding aircraft registration. Aircraft
Re-registration - AIRCRAFT MUST RE-REGISTER - If Issued Registration
Before October 1, 2010. The Re-Registration and Renewal of Aircraft
Registration rule went into effect on October 1, 2010. Aircraft registrations issued on or after this date will expire after
three years when they may be renewed. Aircraft registered before October 1, 2010, are required to re-register during the next
three years according to the schedule provided in 14 CFR Part 47.40. Reminder notices will be sent using the address of record,
make sure your address is up to date. The first group of aircraft to be
re-registered are those aircraft that have a current registration issue date during the month of March, from all years. Application
for re-registration of these aircraft should be made between November 1, 2010, and January 31, 2011. Making an early application
will ensure the new certificate of registration can be delivered before the old certificate expires on March 31, 2011.
More information about these and other changes can be found at http://registry.faa.gov/aircraft.asp. Questions may be directed
toll free to 866-762-9434.
the chapter has been active and has some future plans. Here's a copy of the email you should have gotten from President
Lenora around Oct. 10th:
We had a great time Saturday morning. Just in case you missed it, we flew (31)
thirty-one Young Eagles from 9am to noon. And the best part, they were all single front seat rides!!! You guys
did great and the parents were so thankful. Ground support did an excellent job getting the kids ready to
load as the planes landed. Our chapter has the best pilots!! They kids had a great time too!
Thanks so much for our six pilots that gave their time and plane to help out: Chris Angelle,
Al Habetz, Clyde Newmiller, Glenn Carter, Jack Mitchell, and Jeff John. And of course we could not have done anything
without ground support. Greg Lyons and Patsy helped with the registration and David Johnson took the photos. As
always, John Romero and Paul Perron was also there to help out and cover the booth. We can’t forget Ed and
Al for managing the planes and keeping the activity safe.
I worked just a little on setting up a facebook page with some pictures. I’m really new
to this. If you copy and paste this link, http://www.facebook.com/pages/EAA-541-Barnstomers/109534155776801?v=photos , you should be able to see the page and photos. I’ll work on a username to access it better. Thanks
David, the pics were great!
Our next event will be the fly-out to the Patterson museum on Saturday November 6. I have a few
contacts about getting us a ride from the airport to the museum and also about a luncheon before we head back to Jennings.
Let me know if that’s not a good date, but I think we can work with it. I’ll get back to you guys for a
head count. We will also have a roster of available plane seats for those that want to ride together.
See you all at breakfast next Saturday…
Regarding the Nov 6 trip the Pres. added this update around Oct 19th:
We have one major conflict for the previous Nov 6 trip to Patterson and that is the DeRidder fly-in.
See below: Saturday, Nov 6, 2010 Beauregard Regional Airport (DRI), 1220 1st Ave, DeRidder, LA 70634. Louisiana Fly-in Series event No. 11 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Warbirds include 0-1
Bird Dog, P-17 Stearmans,P-40N Warhawk, P-51 Mustang, & F4U Corsairs... Classic Car Show, Motorcycles, Aviation Career
& Suppplier Exhibitors, Pilot Forums, FAASTEAM Safety
Seminar “Human Factor in Aviation”. Last event
in the Louisiana Fly-in Series.Young Eagle Flight Training and Rides. Overnite Airport camping available. SHOW
SPECIAL Receive $50 off each Instrument Certification from Sparrow Inspections LLC. Also disc. ELTs. Food...Prizes...$2.00
Gate kids 12 & under get in free Contact: Sharon Hyde Beltz Phone: 337 238 1024, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will re-schedule our “fly-out” trip for the following Saturday November 13.
According to Jim’s schedule, nothing major is posted on his calendar for that Saturday. Please
put this date on your calendar and I will send you all an agenda. My idea is for us to meet in Jennings and fly as a
caravan down to KPTN (Harry P Williams Memorial) airport. Those that want to ride with others, we can get that arranged.
Once we get to the Patterson airport, we will ride a shuttle to the Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum. I’ll
arrange for someone to be there and give us a tour. There is a place to eat lunch and I’ll get with them and obtain
a menu in advance. The Museum is excited about our visit and I know we will have a great time… who else better
to share the aviation museum with than our fellow aviators…..
Then she sent this update on Nov 8th:
It is getting close to the flyout…this coming weekend. If the weather is bad
we will postpone until another weekend. Assuming the weather is great, please let me know if you will be able
to attend. As we get closer to the end of the week, we will know what the weather will be and can reserve the
clubhouse room for just us. Also pass this on to anyone that may be interested in flying down there with us.
EAA Chapter 541 FLY-OUT
WHEN: Saturday Nov 13 (this coming Saturday) 9am
WHERE: Louisiana State Museum (Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum
LOCATION: KPTN (Harry P Williams Memorial
If possible, please email me if you are planning on attending. Remember,
visiting an aviation museum is always more interesting with your aviation friends.
Aviation Collection focuses on the legacy of Louisiana aviation pioneers Jimmie Wedell and Harry Williams who formed an air
service in Patterson in the 1928.
FLIGHT PLAN: Meet in Jennings 3R7 and leave around 9am. Ken Perry with Perry’s Flying Service
will provide a courtesy SUV and we will travel to the museum together.
For those that wish to stay for lunch at the Golf Clubhouse next door,
we can use the SUV to drive there. Or, someone will bring you back to the airport.
Below is a short menu of sandwiches available at the Clubhouse.
They also have a full menu available.
Sandwiches: All sandwiches and hot dogs are fully dressed. Add cheese .75, grilled onions .75, half sliced avocado 2.25,
bacon 1.00, chili .75, or jalapeņo .50
Hamburger 5.95 Fried Shrimp or Catfish Sandwich 8.95 Chicken Salad Sandwich 4.15 Shrimp Salad Sandwich 5.95
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
5.50 Sliced Prime
Rib eye Sandwich 11.95 Bar-B-Q
Pulled Pork Sandwich 6.95 Turkey,
Ham, or Roast beef Sandwich 4.25 Clubhouse Club 7.50 B.L.T. 3.50 Tuna Salad Sandwich 4.15
Sunday, July 25, 2010
A message from the Prez:
I hope all is going well for you this summer. I've taken out the plane a few times and it's just too hot out there.
I'm looking for cooler weather before we do another event. The next scheduled event is a fly-out sometimes in September/October
and I will forward more information as I can get the details together. It's just too hot to do much unless it's
Jim Riviere has already requested dates for the 2011 State-wide fly-ins and after researching dates May 7 appears to
be a fairly historic dry day. At least that's what the Almanac says, thank you Brad for the suggestion. Others
so far requesting dates are April 16 Slidell and April 8-10 Pineville. If we can get May 7 with Jim' series
and most of you have no problems with it, we will stick to that date.
The JD Tourist Commission and the Airport Commission have already made verbal commitments to financially support us.
Which is great news because to put on a state-wide event we need seed money. Because of last year's weather, we
didn't make much from vendors but had a great time. Next year will be much better. Wouldn't
it be nice to have funds to send a Young Eagle to EAA Air Academy for summer camp? That would
be a worthy goal for us.
Let me know any good news and if you are going to Oshkosh, be sure to look for me!
See Ya Soon,
Here's a website
that I recently found that has some interesting aviation links. Feel free to
explore. There are videos of the Gooney Bird (C-47/DC3) on EDO floats, the water-skiing T-6 formation, the freaky cool
(click on Lucy), and others!!!! The following link to click on gets you to the site's article and pictures with
videos of Kyle Franklin and his Waco "Mystery Ship" as he tears it down after every airshow to trailer it to their next performance
site. Quite interesting and educational!! The
Franklin's Waco 'Mystery Ship': Tear Down And In The Trailer! (50 Pix)
The other links can be found on the left side of the web page farther down from the top with picture links. Enjoy!
Hope to see everyone soon.
Tuesday, June 22....
I tried to update this E-newsletter a few days ago but the system was down. Oh, well! Here goes again.
The Federal Communications Commission took the general aviation world by surprise when it said in a recent report it
will prohibit the sale or use of 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters, effective in August. The Aircraft Electronics Association
said it just learned of the new rule today (6/21), and has begun working with the FAA, FCC and others to allow for timely
compliance without grounding thousands of general aviation aircraft. The 121.5 ELTs are allowed under FAA rules. The FCC said
its rules have been amended to "prohibit further certification, manufacture, importation, sale or use of 121.5 MHz ELTs."
The FCC says that if the 121.5 units are no longer available, aircraft owners and operators will "migrate" to the newer 406.0-406.1
MHz ELTs, which are monitored by satellite, while the 121.5 frequency is not. "Were we to permit continued marketing and use
of 121.5 MHz ELTs ... it would engender the risk that aircraft owners and operators would mistakenly rely on those ELTs for
the relay of distress alerts," the FCC says. AOPA said it is opposed to the rule change.
"The FCC is making a regulatory change that would impose an extra cost on GA operators, without properly communicating
with the industry or understanding the implications of its action," said AOPA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Rob Hackman.
"There is no FAA requirement to replace 121.5 MHz units with 406 MHz technology. When two government agencies don't coordinate,
GA can suffer." The AEA said dealers should refrain from selling any new 121.5 MHz ELTs "until further understanding of this
new prohibition can be understood and a realistic timeline for transition can be established."
In other news, New For Young Eagles -- Free First Lesson - From Avweb.com
More than 1.5 million youngsters around the world have enjoyed their first flight in a general aviation aircraft thanks
to EAA's Young Eagles program, and now they'll have an opportunity to earn a free first flying lesson as well. EAA announced
the new program on Monday. "With the addition of the First Flight Lesson, we continue to build on the enthusiasm shown by
these Young Eagles and help them continue their journey toward a certificate," said Jeff Skiles, Young Eagles co-chairman.
To qualify for the lesson, a Young Eagle must be at least 14, complete Part 1 of Sporty's online Pilot Training Course, which
is available free to all Young Eagles, and submit a parental consent form. Once those criteria are met, EAA will issue a voucher
that can be redeemed at a local flight school of the participant's choice.
Free access to the Sporty's online course was announced last year, and already more than 3,000 Young Eagles have enrolled and several have taken their flight test
and earned a pilot certificate. "Through the EAA Flight Plan, we are working to eliminate barriers that may stand between
a Young Eagle and the cockpit," Skiles said. "The First Flight Lesson provides a Young Eagle with actual flight training experience
and makes real the lessons they have been learning through the online training course." More info about the lessons can be
found here, and more info for flight schools who would like to participate in the program is posted here. EAA will reimburse each school $120 for each student.
Tuesday, May 18........
Go to the Barnstormers Air Festival link at the top of this page for a report on the event and a link to some
If you are reading this before May 15 you still have time to make the Barnstormers Air Festival and Learn
To Fly Day in Jennings. (Click on the link at the top of the page). If you are reading this after May 15th...WE SHORE
HAD FUN & YOU SHUDDA BEEN THERE!
April 15, 2010.... Tax day...how did everyone
Everyone should have gotten this message from President Lenora in an email but here it is again:
Hello Fellow Aviators,
We are having another organization meeting on Saturday APRIL 24 after Breakfast at 9am at the FBO building we have meals. We need to discuss the site layout and other operational issues.
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR: BARNSTORMERS’
AIR FESTIVAL MAY 15
Parking Cars (8 people
- 4 morning 4 afternoon)
Children’s Area (6 people – each two hours)
Young Eagle Pilots (8 pilots)
Need items for the pilot give-a-way bags. (50
Volunteers will receive a T-Shirt.
Volunteers under 18 can be part of the Young Eagles program.
HERES an UPDATE:
Vendors: Secured two food vendors and a snow cone vendor.
Secured two aviation type vendors for displaying avionics and others.
T-Shirts: Terry has finished the poster and is designing the T-Shirt
Controlled Aircraft: Michael Rowe with the RC Club in Lake Charles said he
thought they were interested in a static display, flying exhibit. We still need a vendor.
DOTD: They will bring a simulator for a children area.
We need volunteers, I have a couple people who have stepped up but need more.
/ Tables / Chairs: Polly with the City is helping us by providing some. Danny Roche’ has a tent and if others have one let me know if you can bring
Aircraft Vendor: I have called around and no luck.
If you know someone, can you call them and see if they want to be here.
Jump: The EAA chapter insurance
will only cover “non-house” type. I’m thinking “Fun Slide”.
This has not been ordered and I'm going to ask for the Airport Commission to pay.
Military: I have no takers, does someone know someone they can call?
Music: Maybe not…
Cards: Prop Cards should be here soon.
away bags: Southern BQ will provide the bags and a sample. We need more items to go into the bags.
Eagles: We received supplies for 50 young eagles and for 8 pilots. We have a Young Eagles banner to put at the table and a lot of EAA materials. WE NEED PILOTS! Remember that’s what we do… fly
planes…. Where are you?
Fly-by’s: What makes the airport a cool place to be….really “cool” airplanes. Let’s call our friends with really cool planes and tell them
we want to show them off… Static display and an organized flyby. Don’t
forget… Ultra-lights are really “cool” too!
Posters: Terry has finished the posters and we need
to distribute. Give me a call or come by at breakfast and pickup a few.
Protocol: It’s a great idea and we need one. The general public doesn’t know how to behave at our airport.
Services: We still need the Fire Department and Ambulance service here. I’ll take some help in calling them,
just let me know you will do that.
a Pottys: Glen working on getting them
Boss”: Ed will be the Air Boss and he has secured the CAP for parking
the airplanes. Steve has two (2) four
wheelers. We will need at least (2) more.
and camper parking: We talked about the “Boy Scouts” and Jack
is still trying to secure them. Greg Lyon, Allen Daigle and John Romero can lead
Administrative: EAA insurance notice has been filed. Lenora
will meet with the Airport Commission at the end of April to secure more resources.
Have we forgotten anything? There are a lot of loose ends and I need help. If you can
help on that day, it would be appreciated. Please call or email and let me know you
will be there to help. Again, we will meet on Saturday 24th at the airport building to talk about
the site plans and ground control.
Hello Fellow Aviators,
With sadness I bring you news of our loss, Joe passed to a better world Sunday night. There will be a memorial
service on Saturday at 2pm at the Jennings Catholic church, Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic Church located at 710 N. State
In Loving Memory of
Joseph L. Faulk
(September 1, 1931 - April 4, 2010)
Attached below are pic's from the leadership academy held at Oshkosh at which President Lenora Krielow attended
in Mid-March. She said, "It was a marathon of learning and meeting people. I was exhausted. During breaks
we were able to meet Paul and go through the museum and also the Sonix building that hangers the B-17."
I'm sure the chapter will benefit and grow with the information Lenora gathered from Headquarters. Let's
give her our support.
|Paul & Audrey Poberezny @ Headquarters
|A cutaway look @ an ME109
|In the right seat of the EAA Museum's B-25
|Out of the left seat B-25 pilot's window
|The B-17 waist gunner's position, port side.
Check out the update for the Barnstormer's Air Festival sent by President Lenora. Hint: Click the tab at the top
of the page.
3/10/10...NOTICE TO ALL PILOTS:
Pilots who have not yet traded in their paper pilot certificates have until March 31, 2010, when the paper certificates
expire. If you’re still using paper, do not delay. Pilots can no longer exercise the privileges of their paper pilot
certificates after the March 31 deadline. Student certificates are not affected. Certain non-pilot certificates (those issued
under 14 CFR part 63 and part 65) are still valid for three more years - until March 31, 2013 - before they need to be
Renewing a certificate can be done online or through the mail, and instructions can be found at: http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/certificate_replacement/ . Requesting a replacement certificate online requires creating an account with Airman Certification Online
Services, which only takes a few minutes. Being registered is a good idea since it can help later with future, quicker processing
of an address change or a replacement certificate request.
To process a request by mail, fill out and send in Form 8060-56 (10/09)-see above link-along with a $2 replacement
fee. Make your check payable to FAA. New certificates will take four to six weeks to arrive with mail processing and seven
to ten days for online processing.
Keep your certificate active. Get your plastic license today.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: Previous to this deadline you could request to have your social security number removed and
have a new number issued for your pilots' license at no cost. However, be careful when requesting the new plastic
pilot license online. DO NOT request a removal of Social Security number as the
first item and also request replacement of your certificate to update to the new plastic certificate at the same time. The
FAA web site cannot process two requests at the same time (social security & license update). If you apply for both at
the same time (remove SSN & apply for an update), the update would not process as "certificates are only issued every
120 days". Your paper license expires on 3/31/2010. You could submit a Request for Change of Certificate Number
form in regular mail (form found here: http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/media/ChgCert.pdf) and receive your number change at no charge; and a plastic license in the same request. That form is #8060-67 (10/09) and is NOT the top form above. Keep in mind that a request generates a new license on date of request as received
by the FAA. If you do not have
a plastic license by the end of March your paper certificate becomes invalid and you will not be able to legally fly.
2/27/10.. A nice cool but not cold day in Jennings with a good turnout of members and we acquired a new member
and had renewals for a few returning members. Quite a few aircraft flew in and did fly-bys on departure. Lenora
and crew cooked a mean batch of catifsh and the side items were plentiful. No real planning on the Fly-in or other business
conducted but member Terry Robideaux brought the proof of the poster. Looks great! Sorry we missed those of you
who could not make it. We hope to see you next time. More on the fly-in planning later.
2/19/10 by Jeff
Schweitzer Marine Biologist &Former Clinton Science Advisor
Airplanes Don't Kill People, People Do
At the very moment crazed kamikaze pilot Joseph Stack plowed his airplane into an IRS building
in Austin, Texas, propaganda machinery in suspended animation instantly sprang back to life to lament the danger of small
airplanes. Hysterical comparisons to 9/11 were immediately bandied about by pundits and politicians. With knowing glances
exchanged between talking heads, a cry went out that personal airplanes were dangerous, don't you know. Like Schwarzenegger's
cyborg in The Terminator, nothing can kill this beast of misinformation and misunderstanding. But I nevertheless
intend to act the role of John Connor and fight the machine.
People fear what they do not know, and the inner workings of aviation certainly are mysterious
to all but pilots. So a terrible event like what happened in Austin brings forth fearful cries to restrict personal flying,
known broadly as "general aviation" or "GA" for short. That initial response is understandable, but terribly misguided. The
best way to counter the many misperceptions about flying is to bring to light the true benefits of general aviation, which
should help dampen any future impulse to place restrictions on private and corporate airplanes. So here are just a few of
GA's many positive contributions to society to consider.
• After the Haiti earthquake, more than 40% of all relief flights were GA. In addition,
GA flights were able to get into small airports, grass strips and even roads, which were inaccessible to larger airplanes.
• The United States has more than 230,000 private airplanes that operate out of 20,000
public- and private-use airports. Compare that to the 565 large airports available to the airlines. To put this in perspective,
small airplanes fly 166 million passengers every year, making GA effectively the nation's largest airline.
• Then take those facts and consider where American businesses would be if GA were not
available to transport people and goods to every corner of the country. Community airfields provide local access to the entire
country: "a mile of highway gets you one mile, but a mile of runway can take you anywhere."
• Small aircraft are used by farmers and ranchers to such an extent that without GA
crop yields would drop 50% or more. And without GA, high value crops would not be brought to market except to a narrow geographic
range around the producing farm.
• Without GA we would not have Medevac flights, volunteer transportation for cancer
and burn victims. Organ transplants would be virtually impossible without GA, which is used to transport recently harvested
organs to patients around the country in most need.
• Our entire power grid would never be built, and would collapse today, without GA.
Power lines and transmission towers are built using helicopters, and airplanes are used to constantly monitor the multiple
thousands of miles of power lines.
We all need to take a collective deep breath, and exhale slowly. Next count to ten, slowly,
backwards. Then repeat. Yes, the attack in Austin is terrible. The loss of life is tragic. The trauma experienced by survivors
in the building will be with them a long time. But none of those sad realities has anything to do with flying. Stack could
have easily used his car as a weapon, or walked in with a bomb strapped to his chest. Blaming general aviation confuses cause
and effect, like blaming a beating victim for pushing his face into the perpetrator's fist. As with any object, device or
other mode of transportation, aviation in the wrong hands can be used to cause harm. The solution does not lie in placing
more useless restrictions on private and corporate aircraft, or instituting new security measures at some airports that do
nothing but cause inconvenience without providing any reduction in risk. The solution is to prevent the attacks to the
extent possible using good intelligence, old-fashioned police work and effective interagency cooperation. We also must
not pretend that we can always stop a suicidal madman from wrecking havoc no matter what actions we take.
Oddly, often the loudest calls to restrict general aviation come from conservatives who wish
to wear the mantle of national security. But that really is counter to core conservative beliefs of less government, less
regulation, and more reliance on the private sector. Even stranger is the call to restrict GA from conservatives who are also
members of the NRA. Anybody who belongs to the NRA and defends the use of handguns, rifles or automatic weapons after a public
shooting or school massacre should remain mum. If you believe that guns do not kill people, people do, you have nothing to
say about airplanes being used as weapons. As with guns, airplanes certainly do not kill people. If you subscribe to the NRA
philosophy, you have lost all rights to suggest that we should place any restrictions on airplanes. So all the NRA members
can go to their corner and be quiet.
For all others, if you believe that airplane use should be subject to further security measures,
ask yourself the following question. After a car bomb goes off, do you immediately call for restricting the use of automobiles
and trucks? Of course not because that would make no sense. Nor does the call to restrict private aviation, for the very
No matter the fearful urge, restricting personal aircraft is completely impractical even if
the goal was desirable. Whatever restrictions are put in place, most pilots are going to go through the regulatory hoops and
fly. A pilot properly certified and with appropriate security clearances could still take his airplane and smash into a building.
No new security measures would stop that. Or somebody who did not pass muster could simply break into an airport, steal a
plane, and fly into a building. Or the thousands of dirt air strips on farms and ranches could be used as a launching point,
and no enhanced security at public airports will ever address that issue. As long as airplanes exist, these scenarios will
always be possible. The only way to prevent the possibility of an airplane being used as a weapon is to ground all aircraft,
every single one. And that is not going to happen anymore than we'll see all cars and trucks taken off the road after one
is used to blow up a building.So as we mourn the losses
from the recent attack in Austin, let us also keep a healthy perspective. General aviation is the lifeblood of this country's
economy. Calling for more restrictions on the freedom to fly simply makes no sense. While the misuse of an airplane will always
remain a possibility, the extraordinary benefits of general aviation vastly outweigh any potential harm. A lone madman should
not deter us from maximizing the advantages of aviation to business, agriculture, energy, transportation, medicine, ecosystems
management and virtually every major component of the American economy.
Chapter 541 Barnstormers
Present: Lenora Krielow, Allen Daigle, Clyde Newmiller, Gregory Lyon, John Romero, Glenn Carter, Charles Moore, Patsy Moore, Daniel
Roche’, Steve Alexander, Scott J. Pias, S.J. Gomez
At the meeting held at Riceland
Aviation pilot lounge, we discussed the upcoming May 15 State-Wide Fly-in. The
follow topics were discussed:
Name of the event will be
“Barnstormers’ Air Festival”
Music will be provided for
a short period during the day. As to whether we will hire a D.J. or if Trey’s
band could play is still in the works. Clyde
will let us know. Scott Pias will contact the military and get a confirmation
of an aircraft presence. If any are able to do a demonstration or flyby that
would be great. Charles Moore will be helping us find a Radio Controlled Aircraft vendor to man a booth and put on a possible RC exhibit. Since they will put on a show, we should not ask for a booth fee.
Patsy will be working on creating some type of give away bag for all pilots flying in.
Lenora will work with the list of professional food providers and gather information.
Lenora will also order prop cards for the aircraft as they register their planes.
The DOTD will be bringing their simulator and we will need to find the volunteers to main the children’s tent. The City of Jennings
will provide a 20X20 tent and Daniel Roche’ will also provide a tent. Danny
will also call about a Fun Jump that he believes Pat Hanley has connections. A
few suggested we find some aircraft vendors that may want to display and have a booth, Lenora will research and make request.
We had several conversations
about different air activities. We decided since the fly-in would become a public
majority, less effort t should be spent on air activities. In the spirit of the
“Learn to Fly” day, the chapter would stress Young Eagles and Adult Orientation Flights. The Chapter also decided as a whole, they would try to get as many really “cool” airplanes
in the airport and organize a flyby at that time. After a time schedule has been
prepared, we can revisit the Ultra-Light and Pilot Proficiency activities.
Lenora and S.J. will work
together to promote the festival. Charles will lead the charge on designing the
poster. Steve Alexander will head the safety services, including the inspection
of the facilities for obvious safety hazards. Lenora will ask the Fire Department
and have an Ambulance stand by during the event. I believe I heard Glenn Carter
say he was going to be in charge of locating port a potty’s. S.J. will
be in charge of locating the restricted areas and will need help securing restricted areas.
Since Steve Alexander is heading Safety, SJ and Steve may want to work together on this. Patsy suggested a handwritten protocol to pass out at the gate. This
should say things like “do not climb on aircraft”. Looks like Patsy
has volunteered to draft one for the group. Since Ed Krielow was the “Air
Boss” for the 2003 festival, he was volunteered to serve this year. We
will also need a “Follow Me” vehicle and Steve has two (2) four wheelers.
We will need at least (2) more. Ed will contact Jennings Civil Air Patrol and ask what they could provide in the way of volunteers and a
booth or demo. Car and camper parking is another area that needs attention. We did not spend much time talking about it and Greg Lyon, Allen Daigle and John Romero
can lead coordinate. This is part of the crowd control that will need a lot of
attention and more volunteers as we get closer to event day. When we get an event
plan layout, we can meet about this area. We are working with Polly Henry with
the City of Jennings; she will be available to ensure that
all government permits are in place. Lenora will check with the Tourist Commission
and the City of Jennings for a PA system and any radios /
chargers they can provide. We will also need a cell phone list of all leaders
for the field contacts. Lenora will handle the administrative work such as EAA
event notice and a budget that the Tourist Commission will need to help funding.
We accomplished a lot in
a little time. Talk is great, but we need follow through. SJ has volunteered to handle the leader’s communications through the website. This will help keep everyone informed and no duplication of efforts.
Just send him an email when you want to share information with the group.
We have roughly 70 pilots
on our master rooster. That is a huge volunteer pool of people and their spouses. This is going to be a great fly-in and a lot of fun.
Thanks to all
We had a great Fly-In meeting in Jennings. Everyone will be getting their assignments a little later.
We will post a page with the assignments and update them as I get the information. Lenora sent me our other monthly
schedule information which has been posted on the calendar. She sent along this:
AREAS OF ADDITIONAL INTEREST:
of Pacific War www.nimitz-museum.org
Admiral Nimitz Museum
Re-enactment performance: July 3-4, September 4-5, October 2-3
Museum displays: Norden bombsight, aerial cameras, parachutes, target drone, model airplanes, C47 engines,
a WWII “buzz bomb” pulse jet engine, a Link trainer. The Eisenhower
airplane is the most recent addition.
Star Museum www.lsfm.org
No scheduled air show for 2010
Museum still under repair
Jim Riviere, we have 10 state-wide flyins signed up. Pineville will of course have their 2 and New Iberia
is having an airshow the first part of May. May 15 is EAA's national "Learn to Fly" day and we are good to
go! Don't forget the leadership meeting Saturday after breakfast at the Jennings Airport. If you've
seen something you liked at another fly-in, bring the idea. We want this to be a success for Chapter
541 and for general aviation.
is April 9-11
Reserve is April 24
New Iberia is May 1-2
Vidalia is May 8
is May 15
Farmerville is Sept. 11
Pineville Fall is October 8-10
Houma is October 16
DeRidder is November 6
2/3/10 Though this is not the platform for politics, the information is being forwarded in the interest of Louisiana
This week President Obama announced his intention to terminate NASA’s Constellation Program intended to replace
the space shuttle. The president’s budget calls for NASA to instead rely solely on so-called “commercial”
space launch systems to take our astronauts into space.
Besides being bad for our nation’s space program, the president’s decision is particularly bad for Louisiana
and the dedicated workers at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans who have been so integral to NASA since the
days of the Apollo Program. If Constellation is completely abandoned as the president wishes, the effect
on Michoud’s employees and the local economy would be disastrous.
This decision would effectively end 50 years of NASA’s pioneering achievements in human space flight and exploration,
as well as the United States’ position as the world’s leader in space exploration. To date no
“commercial” provider has even launched a test flight, and there is no firm estimate on when a safe human-rated
commercial launch system may be available – perhaps not until the end of this decade – leaving the United
States without the ability to launch astronauts into space for several years.
But I am prepared to fight the president’s decision and to fight for the continuance of a robust space program
for our nation and for the jobs of the workers at Michoud and other NASA centers around the country that will be negatively
impacted by this decision. I and several of my colleagues are preparing to introduce legislation that would
continue and accelerate Constellation’s development and extend the life of the space shuttle until the Constellation
systems are ready to replace it.
Rest assured I will continue to fight to save America’s space program from taking a giant leap backward and
that I will always fight to protect the livelihoods of the hard-working people at Michoud, Stennis, and the other
NASA facilities who make our space program the pride of our nation.
2/1/10 ALERT: Please see attached on Suspicious Activity of Helicopter Leasing Facilities that has happened
within the last week. Click HERE
to read the document!
1/29/2010 (This message is from Louisiana EAA Fly-In coordinator Jim Riviere)
Thanks to everyone who took the time to
respond. We are currently in the process of selecting dates. The dates that have been selected to this point are
on the LaFlyins.com event calendar.
Your Source for Louisiana Aviation Information
FROM THE PRESIDENT.......
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas
and ready to start 2010. This is going to be a great year for Barnstormers Chapter
541 as we continue to promote aviation and have fun flying. To get ready for
the upcoming year, we need a leadership meeting.
Please put on your calendar Saturday February 6 for a leadership
meeting at the Jennings airport. We will start around 10am, after the
morning breakfast. We need to discuss both the Statewide Fly-in and the February
The Statewide Fly-in is scheduled for May. Since EAA has officially slated May 15 as the national “Learn to Fly”
day, May 15, 2010 will be our state-wide fly-in
date. I have already submitted a “Joint Service Agreement”
with the Tourist Commission and waiting their approval for a grant. This will
certainly help kick-start our project.
The following will be the agenda for the meeting:
Ground Activities (possibilities)
Radio Controlled Aircraft Demonstrations
Food (Chapter / Civic Group)
Plane Viewing / Contest
Air Activities (EAA approved possibilities)
Adult Orientation Flights
Ultra-Light / LSA Activities
Pilot Proficiency Events (All Pilots)
Administration (permits/airport approvals)
Airplane Parking (air boss)
Crowd Management (Portalets, restricted areas)
Activities List (time/events)
Setup Plan / Clean-up Plan
Administration (EAA Event notice, budget)
In order to make this a successful event,
we need to start planning now. I have some of the 2003 Centennial of Flight information,
but we need your help. Will you make yourself available February 6 after the morning breakfast at the airport? We will also discuss briefly the Chapter Fish-Fry which tentatively is scheduled for February 27.
July 25, 08....
The lucky members and friends should be in Wisconsin at this time enjoying Airventure 08. For those
of you who remain behind, like me, we will have to read or view the event by some other means. At least our hearts and
minds are there and we hope everyone who actually made it there will enjoy as much as they can absorb.
I recently received an email from Jim Riviere, the state EAA coordinator:
I am Roy Beltz of EAA 1356 in Leesville, La. I’d appreciate your distributing this ad through your network.
I met Mike Swick at Aero Country (T31) in McKinney, Tx. He is wheelchair bound and unable to finish
his dream airplane. It is a 75% scale Beech Staggerwing with a zero time 9-cylinder
radial engine, the same one used on a YAK. The engine is mounted on the welded
and painted fuselage, which is sitting on the gear. The prop is included, but still in the box. The wings are complete as near as I could tell, and the fuselage, wings, and empennage need covering. Mike is asking $39,000 and would be able to furnish more details. Contact Mike at Swick Aircraft, 10010 Champion Lane, Rt-1 Box 203, Aero Country Airport, McKinney, TX 75070 Phone 972 347 2596
Sounds like an interesting project in case anyone is looking!
In other news, the state legislature, in its recent session, presented a number of aviation related items.
Here's a recap and the outcome.
bill SB 102, signed by Gov. as ACT 184-Text found at: http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/byinst.asp?sessionid=08RS&billid=SB102
it does: increase the maximum amount of
Transportation Trust Fund money made available for GA airport grants each year from $200,000 to $300,000. That money can then
be used to maintain and improve general aviation and reliever airports, helping to keep them safe.
bill SB 212, signed by Gov. as ACT 686-Text found at: http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/byinst.asp?sessionid=08RS&billid=SB212;
What it does: Abolishes the Louisiana Airport Authority and the
Louisiana Transportation Center.
bill HB 1190, signed by Gov. as ACT 326-Text found at: http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/byinst.asp?sessionid=08RS&billid=HB1190
What it does: repeals
the current requirement to register airctraft in the state, simplifying and reducing the cost of aircraft ownership in Louisiana.
It also eliminates certain other requirements (click on the link).
The boys and girls in Baton Rouge also passed
a resolution, SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 65-Text found at: http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/byinst.asp?sessionid=08RS&billid=SCR65
it does: Memorializes Congress to provide financial support for the establishment and construction of a general aviation facility
in lower Plaquemines Parish (a new airport!!).
bill SB164-Text found at: http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/byinst.asp?sessionid=08RS&billid=SB164
it does: Changes the name of the Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana, Inc., to the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
of Louisiana, Inc. It is located in Monroe.
in all it seems like the aviation community faired well.
you went to Oshkosh.....We want a report and pictures when you get back.
JUNE 10.........I just got an email from President Patsy:
EAA Chapter 541 of Louisiana,
Inc. has an event coming up! We're calling it the Bring-a-friend Fly-In.
Come and enjoy a great meal, good company, airplanes, and
lots of hangar talk! Bring someone with you! (Suggestions: Your friend who has expressed an interest, your boss so he'll
know why you need a raise, your cousin, your kid, or your mother-in-law!)
Where: Jennings Airport
When: June 28th (last Saturday of the month)
Brisket,rice dressing, and salad. Lunch served at noon --
$6 a plate. Please let Patsy know if you would like to bring a dessert (email@example.com)
April 26......7 PM
Well the get together had some liquid sunshine so not many flyers were out. We did have
a good crowd in spite of the rain. The food and fellowship was great. I doubt that the aerobatic guys were doing
their thing @ LeGros with the weather in the condition it presented itself.
We will be starting a snail mail newsletter very soon and mailing them to members homes. Just
another way of keeping in touch. Any articles can be send to my email address and I will forward them to member Terry
Robideaux who will be doing the artwork and pasting together of everything, then the printing. Patsy will have her comments
and we'll try to get as much monthly info to you in advance. As usual, your comments are always welcome.
Stay safe and hope you have CAVU,
|Last flight of this Lancair! Read the report...
|Remember to ALWAYS fly the airplane, First!
NTSB Identification: MIA08LA089
April 20, 2008........
Well, Sun 'N Fun is over. I spent a little over a week in the sun and even with sun block,
I am peeling. I did spend most of my time marshalling in and directing taxiing aircraft to their intended destinations.
I had a blast. Volunteering is wonderful and the experience was great for me. One day, while waving aircraft forward
with my bright orange wands, I noticed one of many RV-6As passing by. The last two letters of the N-number clicked after
it had gone by. NxxxAP belonged to Pete Phillips and the AP stood for his wife Anne. He had already taxied
past my location and I could not get his attention and I'm sure he didn't expect to see me directing traffic. I looked
for him at the RV display a number of times but could never hook up with him. It would have been nice to visit that
far away from home. The advertised visitor V-22 Osprey never made it to the field. I guess the weather socked
them in. There was never any announcement as to why they didn't make it, but that's my guess. All they were supposed
to do was arrive and go on static display but that didn't happen. Oh well, the best laid plans....
There was an accident on Sunday that took the life of a pilot. I was not there so I missed
that unpleasant sight. Here is the report from the NTSB:
14 CFR Part 91: General
Accident occurred Sunday, April 13, 2008 in Lakeland, FL
Aircraft: Dayon Thomas Lancair Legacy, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain
errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.
On April 13, 2008, about 1120 eastern daylight time, a Thomas Dayon
amateur built Lancair, N1177M, registered to G-KAS Aviation LLC, and operated by a private pilot, collided with the ground
shortly after takeoff from runway 27L at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida. The personal flight was
operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 with no flight plan filed. Visual meteorological conditions
prevailed at the time of the accident. The private pilot received fatal injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged by
impact and the subsequent post crash fire. The flight was departing at the time of the accident.
According to witnesses,
the pilot was observed having difficulty closing the canopy on the airplane prior to takeoff. During the takeoff climb a witness
said he saw the cockpit canopy moving and believed the pilot was pushing it up and down about 6 to12 inches. Another witness
stated that shortly after takeoff the engine lost power, the airplane continued straight and level and there was no attempt
by the pilot to return to the runway. The airplane then nosed down about 40 degrees and the left wing dropped. About 3 to
5 seconds later a plume of smoke was seen coming from behind a tree line.
The following contains excerpts from an article in the
The person killed in a small airplane crash late Sunday morning on the final day of the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In has
been identified, said Polk County sheriff's officials.
Gerard Schkolnik of 129 Pinecrest Circle, Bluffton, S.C., was killed by blunt force trauma when his 2006 single-engine,
two-seat Lancair Legacy crashed just west of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport about 11:15 a.m., said sheriff's spokeswoman
Schkolnik's family told deputies he flew to Lakeland for the annual event and owned the aircraft.
The airplane crashed into a cow pasture near Hamilton Road, according to the sheriff's office, which is investigating
along with the Federal Aviation Administration.
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the single-engine, two-seat airplane crashed and burst into flames moments after
it left Lakeland Linder.
Investigators couldn't say what caused the accident, where the plane was headed or even how many people were onboard.
The wreckage -- a husk of twisted, burned steel -- hardly resembled an airplane by the time rescue workers arrived.
Witnesses described an explosion and columns of smoke pouring from the crash site. The flames touched off a brush fire
that was contained by firefighters. An acre of pasture burned, but no structures were damaged, Wilder said.
Steven Edwards, who lives near the site of Sunday's crash, said he was trimming trees in his yard when he heard a strange
sound. "I didn't know if it was a tree limb I heard cracking or if it was a plane that went down," he said.
When Edwards turned around, he saw the plane on fire.
"There was a big old plume of clouds and black smoke," he said. "By the time I got down here, it had a good section
of that pasture out there burned up."
FAA records indicate the aircraft was assembled by Thomas Dayon of West Milford, N.J., in 2006 and manufactured by
Lancair International of Redmond, Ore. Lancair manufactures general-aviation aircraft kits.
Not counting Sunday's crash, Lancair Legacy planes have been involved in seven crashes, three fatal, in the past five
years, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Records show Dayon was killed in June 2006 in a crash involving a Lancair 360. He sold his Lancair Legacy plane to
G-Kas Aviation that year. A phone listing for G-Kas was not immediately available Sunday; efforts to reach the company were
I saw the news report on TV and there was not much left of
the Lancair. (View the last photo included). And, of course, they interviewed the least intelligent local they
could find. His comments questioned whether "..these experimental things are checked and maintained as well as normal
aiplanes." Will the insanity ever be educated?
The Chapter is planning another Fly in and Cook-out @ Jennings Airport, Saturday, April
26, from 11-2. Barnstormer burgers and desserts are on the menu. ALSO, Aerobatic competition will also be
underway at the LeGros airport on Saturday. Visitors are welcome. ALL pilots flying over to LeGros are asked
to use their radios, follow stands traffic procedures, and PLEASE give way to competitors who are landing (they may be low
That's all I have for now. If you didn't get your newsletter this past week, contact Charles
Moore to see if you have been mistakenly omitted from the mailout list.
|Emergency responders have little to view!
|Don't let this happen to you!
Saturday, April 5, 2008.......
I received an email saying that the fuel system is back in service @ St. John Parish airport.
The Parish will run the fuel service. The price is $4.92 per gallon. Let's all rush over there
and fill up!
Leaving in the morning for Tampa and the Sun 'N' Fun Fly-In. My flight
is out of Lafayette around 8 AM. I tried to book a flight out of LCH Regional on Continental but it cost nearly $400
more. And the powers that be wonder why more people do not fly out of LCH.
See ya later,