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General Meeting Minutes – 2017-06-14

General Meeting Minutes – 2017-06-14

ABBOTSFORD FLYING CLUB

GENERAL MEETING

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Welcome members

Welcome guests

MEETING – CALL TO ORDER 19:35

Agenda:

  • Presentations
  • Business
  • Presentations

Guests:

Six guests (didn’t get the names)

Presentation:

  • Wings and Wheels wrap up and two awards presented
  • Bob Fatkin: Forced approaches
  • Roger Precious: Air Traffic Control and formation flying
  • Bob Leroux: Canada 150 flight across Canada.

15 Minute Break

Motion to approve meeting minutes from last meeting:

1: Dirk 2:  Robert F.  MSC

President’s and club Report

  • Getting closer to Airshow season
    • For new members, please consider coming out and giving a hand with projects this summer
  • First flights for kids is almost here. This is a fabulous introduction to aviation for our next generation

Various updates

  • Airplanes are in good shape
    • Please remember to keep the airplanes clean when done after your flight
  • Social: Wings and Wheels was a big success!
  • Membership:
    • Three interviews and one more application.
  • First Flights for Kids coming up next Saturday:
    • Preparations going well,
    • 161 kids registered! Hoping to fly at least 150
    • Weather looks decently promising
  • Good and welfare
    • Milo passed away for those who know Reno Air Races
    • Ton DuCroq has his class 1 back!
    • Bob McFarland is on the mend
  • Finance:
    • Study by the three committee members into the use of club aircraft and utilization
    •  What do we need in the future
    • Hangar Roofs are coming along; some issues but another week or so
    • one issue was the loan of $70K to the hangar corporation. A good deal was done for the roofing repairs was realised and the loan has been repaid.
    • More money left over to do other things like gutters, taxiways and other hangar repairs
  • Flight Safety
    • New VTA soon with departure and arrrivals coming to YXX. Please give altitudes to ground
    • Busy times
  • Nomination committee
    • introduction of committee members
    • meeting last week
    • work has started
  • Strategic Planning committee
    • Monday 19:30 new meeting to talk about the direction the club needs to go
  • Flyouts
    • Been a few places, lots of places yet to go
    • Option for a flyin and overnight stay at the Chilcotin Lodge
    • Tsuniah Lake lodge coming up
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship: Kodak will be at YXX at 19:30
  • Langley Fly-in, 99’s poker run and FIrst Flights for Kids on Saturday; airport will be busy!

Old Business

  • Airshow Shower trailer is almost done!

New Business

  • Pizza and pub night on Airshow Saturday instead of the Broken Prop (they need a break this year). The Airshow Society would like something for the campers to do that is not competing with Hangar 13 so we will try this for this year. Talk to Josh and Skylar!
  • Airshow Volunteer BBQ in two weeks

Motion to Adjourn – 21:52 (Millie)

General Meeting Minutes – 2017-05-10

General Meeting Minutes – 2017-05-10

ABBOTSFORD FLYING CLUB

GENERAL MEETING

2017-05-10

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Welcome members

Welcome guests

MEETING – CALL TO ORDER 19:35

Agenda:

  • Presentation
  • Presidents report and summary of board reports
  • Cleanliness of airplanes

Guests:

None

Presentation:

  • Warren LeGrice; IMC Club

15 Minute Break

Motion to approve meeting minutes from last meeting:

1: Warren 2:  Randy Kelly  MSC

President’s and club Report

  • Last month was controversial but we hope that will not happen again. Kevin Mickleby is now the new treasurer with a committee with Steve Neufeld and Devin Campbell.
  • Report from Aircraft maintenance is good; nothing significant. Please look after the airplanes and keep them clean.
  • Chris: Bob Fatkin will speak next month and the month after that will be Luciano Nisi and wilderness survival.
  • Adrian: Good and welfare; Donn Richardson is 85!! Keith Sim is 82 today!
  • Ruth: we will go ahead with Chilliwack and Make-a-wish for elderly and others who would never get a chance to fly
  • Richard: tsuniah lake: still on. Fairmont Hotsprings flyout. Jimmy J’s has a 10% discount. Worth the ten minute walk
  • Finance: Devin: Finance will be looking at aircraft utilization and costs. Surveys will be coming in the future.

Various updates

  • Constitution and bylaws update – Clark Closkey and Bob Robertson
    • Review of the email to all members for the open forum for discussion of the changes for the constitution. Committee presentation to the membership will happen on Monday May 29 at 19:30. A notice will be sent out to the membership.
    • one question is how this committee will interface with the strategic planning committee. One should not be completed without input from the other committee
    • Email with summary and status should be sent out to the membership for those who do not have access to computers or the blog
  • First Flights: Mark Thibault
    • Committee is on track. Good selection of airplanes coming. Hoping to fly 150 kids for Canada 150
    • Full speed ahead
    • June 17th. Be there 🙂
    • Friday night is when the fencing is set up; looking for a few good volunteers
    • Big thanks to Conair, Coastal Pacific and the YXX airport authority. Shell might be a participant.
    • Rain date will be the first saturday after school is back in September
  • Airshow update: Steve Stewart
    • Lots of good acts will be here this year: including F35 flying in a heritage flight, Pete Mcleoud, Aeroshell team, Geoff Latter (local!). Snowbirds, Viper Demo, Super Hornet demo, and a NORAD demo (F18/F16). And a Vampire, first time in over 20 years. Possible B-2 flyby (cross your fingers). P8 on static and possibly a RNAF F-35. Unknown if the VIMY flight will be here. Volunteers are needed for airshow as well as AFC activities. Please help!
  • Wings and Wheels: Ed Boon
    • Coming soon! 27th May. Ed is reaching out to other clubs and our clubs’ airplanes will be on display too. The Deputy Mayor of Abbotsford will be in attendance
  • COPA Convention: Bob Robertson
    • COPA president was out last saturday at the Roundhouse at Delta Airpark. COPA is rebranding and this will be introduced at the COPA convention this June 23 and 24.
  • Nominations Committee: Steve Stewart
    • Starting in May to gather nominations for AFC Board positions to meet the 90 day notice before the AGM
    • Start thinking about if you would be interested in serving
    • A forum will be held soon, notice to come out.
  • Strategic Planning: Chris
    • Consideration needs to be taken of where we are now and where we are going. Perhaps a meeting of interested parties should come together and lets talk. Details forthcoming, after the finance committee has a better financial position.
  • YXX Hangar Corporation (Steve)
    • Decision forthcoming on the roof coming very soon. Financial situation is coming into focus

Old Business

  • (Ken) HXT is for sale again and this was discussed by the board. It was evaluated but it isn’t viable at this time. It still needs an engine and yes, the corrosion has been addressed but it isn’t the right time for the club to buy it back at this time. 800 hours over on the engine and 11000 hours on the airframe. It needs lots of investment that we would do better with a newer, lower time aircraft. The Board will wait for the finance committee for a better financial position to appear and a better climate from the strategic planning committee.

New Business

  • Airshow Volunteer BBQ on June 24. Club airplanes and pilots will be asked to fly Volunteers for free. Owners will be reimbursed fuel by the Airshow Office
  • Tom Timm: The dog run and compound is being closed for a couple days soon and perhaps we can relocate the aircraft for a couple days. Brian or Duncan will be asked. Maybe using old Coastal Parking could be used?
  • Cross border decals? Check with Kevin for IUK’s decal?

Motion to Adjourn – 21:47 (Millie)

Club Pictures – April/May 2017

Pictures from the April GM


Ed Boon presenting on the upcoming Wings & Wheels show on May 27.


Tim Sward from CYXX presenting on changes coming to the airport.


New member Henry Vogt introducing himself to the membership.


New member Ryan Morno introducing himself to the membership.


Pictures from the Rust Remover with Warren LeGrice on April 22

 


Pictures from Rob Fehr’s Birthday Party on April 23.


Robert Fehr, Adam Kendall, Ken Funk, Clark Closkey, Ken Campbell, Gerry Crapo


Bob McFarlan, Elsie Fehr, Peter Graystone, Robert Fehr.


Pictures from the Preparations for Wings & Wheels

Gerry Crapo dumped 10 yards of road mulch behind the club to be used for filling the holes where we park planes during our annual event.  Chris Palmer provided his bucket equipped tractor, with operator Verne, to do the “wheelbarrowing”. Ed Boon, Steve Stewart and Ton DuCrocq supplied the manpower for spreading the gravel. The result is a safe field for taxiing aircraft for our May 27 Wings and Wheels event.


Ton duCrocq, Ed Boon, Steve Stewart

Verne.

 

General Meeting Minutes – 2017-03-08

General Meeting Minutes – 2017-03-08

ABBOTSFORD FLYING CLUB

GENERAL MEETING

2017-03-08

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Convened 19:30

Welcome members

Welcome guests

Guests:

Jeremy Sinclair, Henry Vought and a couple of interested students from Coastal Pacific

Motion to approve meeting minutes from last meeting:

1:   2:    MSC

Presentation:

  • Alex Burton

15 Minute Break

MEETING – CALL TO ORDER 20:30

Board Reports:

President – Ken

Welcome. Thanks for coming with the bad weather.

The bar is a problem and a liability and we need to discuss this as a club. We need ideas how to secure the bar, increase accountability and minimising liability. There is always an element of risk and is the risk worth it?
Make sure the guest book is signed!

Vice President and Programs – Chris

  • Speaker next month is Graeme Wilson from Conair
  • Parm will address the club about what’s new at YXX

Secretary – Augie

No report

TomTreasurer:

  • Accounts are up to date And bills paid.

Ruth – Social:

  • St. Patrick’s day is coming
  • Pool tournament finals coming up

Dirk – Membership

Bob:

  • Owen Titerle – Welcome to the club!
  • Jared Berndt – Welcome to the Club!
  • Kyle Warkentin – Not here this month
  • Harris Brown – Welcome again!
  • One prospective member interviewed tonight; Henry Vought

Brian – Aircraft Maintenence

IUK’s is in good shape. GMA is needing to be flown too! No issues

Skylar – Aircraft Safety

  • First Annual safety quiz went well.
  • First 2 year TC currency session hosted by Warren Legrice on March 18th 9-noon (2 saturdays from now)
  • EAA has an IMC club. Steve Nunn at YPK has set up a chapter. Maybe we could have one here at AFC?

Newsletter – Josh

No report; just keep stuff coming in please.

Building – Deryn Graham

No report. There are things to do when the weather gets better: New porch and some minor repairs.

Bar – Murray Webb

Pay your tabs!! Bar tabs have the option to be taken by credit card.

Flyouts – Richard Bauch

Tsuniah Lodge in the Chilcotin. $285/ night normally but they would charge us $200/ night a group rate. We would like to do it on the Canada Day Long weekend

Old Business:

None

New Business:

  • .Adrian: Good and welfare.
    • Bonnie working hard at the hospital
    • Norm Hart: short visit times, will be 92 soon
    • Jim Patterson is back home
  • Bob Robertson: Mayor George Ferguson has passed. He was a great friend to the Flying Club.
  • Gerry Crapo: A decent 172 has popped up for sale
  • Steve Stewart:
    • Airport Tenants Meeting: Mt. Lehman will be widened to 4 lanes, $22M; starting next year
    • Airshow: Good airplanes are coming; F35 will fly. Shower trailer will be built by the Airfield engineers. Costs shared between AFC and Airshow society
    • YXX Hangars: New snowblower and new lawnmower have been acquired.
  • Shop Vac for the hangar is actually in the Butch Merrick room and will go back to the hangar
  • Ron Becker: New AFC jackets have been researched and chosen. Jacket with embroidery Jacket is $100 and later is a windbreaker for summer.
  • Mark Thibault: First Flights had to be moved due to the 99’s Poker run. Tentatively set for June 17. We need pilots, airplanes and volunteers! Target is 150 kids for Canada 150.
  • Steve Stewart: Girls fly too! Is this Saturday. encouraging young girls into aviation. This year with a B-52 coming.

Motion to Adjourn – 21:15 (Millie)