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March 2017 General Mtg. Minutes

Western North Carolina Pilots Association

General Membership Meeting

Asheville Regional Airport

21 March 2017


  1. Call to Order by President Tim Anderson at 6:45 PM.

Tim welcomed new member Al Jackson and visitors; Ken Fulford and Phil Carell.


  1. Reports

Secretary: (Tim Fox) the minutes of the February meeting were presented and a motion to approve the minutes as written was seconded and the motion was approved.


  1. Treasurer: (Elizabeth Henry) The Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance has been paid.  There is $14,754.41 in the bank. Nothing further to report.


VI. Membership: (Dave Bolser) Dave thanked everyone who has renewed their membership in the Association.


  1. Programs: (Cindy Carter) Cindy recapped the programs for the year: April will be a presentation by Dr. Ruffin Benton AME and Cindy Carter on the new FAA Basic Med program, May will be a presentation be Tom Freeman, June will be the Educational Foundation’s grant awards program, July will be the Association’s annual cook-out, August will be a presentation by Eddie Shields of the FSDO on Compliance Philosophy, September will be a presentation on Keeping Your Certificate by Skip Capone. October will be “Ghost Talk”, November will be “Spotlight on a Member”.  Arnie Andresen will highlight his career in aviation, and December will be the Association’s annual Christmas party.  Cindy also announced that she has scheduled two Asheville ATCT tours.  The tours are 25 March and 22 April.  Each tour is limited to 10 individuals.  


  1. Fly Outs: (Tim Andersen) Tim indicated that for the past three months we have been trying to complete a joint fly-out with the Spartanburg Pilots Association to Asheboro.   April’s fly-out would be to KCUB (Hamilton-Owens Field in Columbia) however, if the joint fly-out to Asheboro is on again for April we will adjust and move the Columbia flyout to May or June.


  1. New Business: Tim announced a membership change to the Board of Directors.  The reason for the change was to properly fill all the required positions.  Dave Bolser has agreed to take the currently vacant position of Vice President for the remainder of the current year and stand for election at the Association’s Annual meeting in October.  Dave’s Membership chair position will be filled by current Member-at-Large Jeff Moore.  Jeff’s position will be filled by Skip Capone.  This change to the Board of Directors will be voted on at the April general membership meeting. The Board of Directors for the  remainder of the year will be:


President: Tim Anderson

Vice President: Dave Bolser

Immediate Past President: Nancy Marstall

Secretary: Tim Fox

Treasurer: Elizabeth Henry

Programs: Cindy Carter

Members-at-Large Bruce MacDonald

Skip Capone 

Rocky Flemming

Mark Lancaster


Dr. Benton advised the members that they can go to FAA web site ( and look at Advisory Circular 68.1 in advance of the April meeting Basic Med presentation.


The meeting adjourned at 7:06PM. 


            Cindy Carter introduced the evenings’ program, “I learned about flying from that”  where members Richard Feeman and Dave Bolser related precarious situations they got themselves into while flying and the good decisions they made to safely complete their flights.  This was an FAA Wings eligible program.