Minutes of the Meeting of the Membership – 13 Feb 2010, Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA


The meeting was called to order by the CO at 10:10 AM; there were 43 members and guests in attendance.


·         New members were welcomed, vets were identified and thanked

·         Greg mentioned the recent passing of Tuskegee Airman Lee Archer

·         Greg reported that CWB was not  invited to sign an MoU to attend AWO 2010

·         Greg reminded us about the TFR around the Olympic Games area

·         Greg and Dave discussed the HB 3176 aircraft excise tax legislation and encouraged members to contact their legislators

·         Fred reminded all it was time to pay 2010 dues and mentioned we have only a few seats left in our reserved boxes at Reno

·         Greg and Crash talked about the value of EAA membership

·         Ed’s Safety Minute was a reminder to know the systems in your airplane and what might happen, for instance, if flaps were retracted at too high of a taxi speed.

·         Neil Morrison’s Know Your Warbird segment was on the B-17; he regaled us for 45 minutes.  Warren Nadeau then gave a brief overview of the EAA B-17 Tour and its stop here this May.  Following was special guest Hank Hendrickson, a WWII B-17 pilot, who enthralled us by recounting his 23rd mission.

·         Northwest Aviation Conference will be 20 & 21 February in Puyallup

·         NWOC will be 18 – 21 February in San Diego

·         NWCAS will be 5 – 7 March in Seattle

·         Our March member meeting will occur at the Museum’s Restoration Center at Paine Field. 

·         Our April member meeting is tentatively scheduled for Historic Flight Foundation’s hangar at Paine Field.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at about 11:55 for lunch.  However, most members hung around for another 20+ minutes for a Q-and-A session with Mr. Hendrickson.


For the Squadron




Fred C. Smyth
Adjutant/Finance Officer