The annual PPA (Payson Pilot's Association) dinner is a combined dinner with our EAA Chapter. If you are interested in attending, please follow the directions below. Thanks. The dinner is always a fun time and a chance to get together with most of our wonderful aviation community.
The meeting started with a great dinner provided by Tom West and his girlfriend Rebecca in their hangar. Thanks again Tom and Rebecca for your wonderful hospitality.
The upcoming yearly election of officers is upon us. We’ve been accepting nominations for all positions. We will continue to accept nomination through November 15th. At that point, the Chapter will send out an email listing all candidates giving you a chance to vote. Current nominations are as follows:
Ralph Larkin (incumbent)
Ken Rice (incumbent)
David Wilcox (incumbent)
John Trautschold (incumbent)
There is no meeting scheduled in November due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The results of the election will be announced at the Christmas party.
EAA Calendars are once again available for members to purchase. They cost 8 to 9 dollars. We need to order at least 10. If you are interested in purchasing a calendar please contact President Ralph Larkin ASAP. His email is email@example.com or call him at 928-978-4250.
We plan to curtail hangar meetings over winter since it gets chilly and most hangars aren’t heated.
Regarding the Zing aircraft, we can’t own an airplane that’s flyable for liability reasons so we’ll have to sell it when flyable. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to work on it. More about that later.
Our next meeting is the Christmas party - held in conjunction with the PPA. As usual, it’ll be at Diamond Point Steak House. It’ll be on a Monday. Once the date is confirmed we’ll let everyone know.
Back to the Zing project - Tom West discussed this some more and the core committee (Tom West, Ken Rice & Rick Corbaley) is looking for people with expertise to help. We will put a schedule on the website. Tom discusses the cost for an upgraded engine.
Native Air crews from next door stopped by to talk about their operation. Very interesting. Group rates are available. If the Chapter is interested in signing up with Native Air for emergency medical transport, let us know so that we discuss the possibility of setting up a group rate with them.
EAA Chapter 810 Secretary