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February 2018 General Mtg. Minutes

Western North Carolina Pilots Association

General Membership Meeting

Lacy Griffin Building

Asheville Regional Airport

20 February 2018

 

I.  The meeting was called to order at 6:51 p.m. by President Dave Bolser 

 

a.  Visitors were introduced and welcomed.

 

b. Don Watson gave an update on the activities of the WNCPA Educational Foundation.  He demonstrated to the members how to donate to the foundation on-line as well as how to apply for a 2018 educational grant.

 

II. Reports

 

Secretary: (Gil Carlson for Tim Fox) The January membership meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather.  The minutes of the November 2017 meeting were approved.

Treasurer: (Elizabeth Henry) The Association has $9,780.09 in the bank.  There were no other transactions to report.

Membership: (Jeff Moore for Laura Moore) Jeff invited the visitors and guests to join the association. 

Programs: (Mike Doornbos) The March program will be an AOPA Air Safety Institute presentation titled Collision Course – Avoiding Airborne Traffic.  The presentation is sponsored by the NC-DOT, Signature Flight Service and WNCPA and will be held at the AG Center.  The presentation is an FAA Wings eligible program.

Fly-Outs:  Our February Fly-out will be this weekend (24 Feb) and the destination will be Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU). Triple Tree (SC00) is also having a fly-in on the 24th.   Additional information is available on the Triple Tree web site: www.TripleTreeAerodrome.com.

III. New Business: None

Meeting adjourned at 7:03 PM

Featured Program: Dave introduced Mike Doornbos, WNCPA Board member and President of the local chapter of EAA.  Mike gave an informative and very relevant presentation on “A Modern Look at Avionics”.  The presentation was an FAA Wings eligible presentation.

Submitted for Tim Fox, Secretary by Gil Carlson