Cascade Warbirds Squadron
# 2, Minutes of the Meeting of the Membership, 09 February 2013,
Museum of Flight, Seattle
The XO called the meeting
to order at 10:07 AM. Thirty-six members and guests were in
The following occurred:
The XO welcomed new members and guests.
Fred mentioned it was time to pay 2013 dues, that Reno box seat tickets were still available, and a new PX product - drink coasters - was available.
Warren spoke for Ed's Safety Minute: he recommended all pilots and passengers carry a whistle and a first-aid kit on their person while flying.
Dave spoke about some transport aircraft accidents that had a common theme with GA aircraft accidents - allowing a cascade of imperfect approach procedures to lead to an accident.
In our Know-Your-Warbird segment, Crash gave us some history of the TBF and TBM aircraft as well as some history specific to his TBM Blue Lady.
Richard Kloppenburg introduced us to JPAC, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, operating out of Hickam AFB, Hawaii. He described their mission and showed some photos taken at their facility.
Warren mentioned that the Board is developing an electronic survey for members and expects it will be emailed within the week.
Warren reported that the B-17 Aluminum Overcast will arrive here on 20 May for its annual stop and said we are looking for volunteers as usual. Further details will be broadcast when available.
Dave mentioned there is a recent FAA Airworthiness Bulletin for power quadrant parts in Continental-powered aircraft.
Dave briefly mentioned a few upcoming flying events.
The door prizes were won this month (a 2013 warbird calendar and a package of our new coasters) by Mike Weisner and Rich Cook. Of course, they were both present when they won.
The next meeting will be 09 March right here at MoF.
Warren then mentioned there'll be a no-host luncheon in the Wings Cafe downstairs and that members are invited to attend the annual board meeting at 1:00 PM.
There being no further
business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:50 AM.
For the Squadron
Fred C Smyth