We had a fairly large turnout today since we were not crimped by stormy weather as we had been at the last several meetings in the fall.
Of course we discussed the new medical regime called BasicMed with some informative input from Dr. George Jutila on self evaluation for fitness to fly.
John Vandermolen described his positive experience at an EAA workshop for homebuiilders on the basics of building metal airplanes.
George Jutila told about attending the anniversary of the around-the-world flight of the Voyager aircraft. He had a lot of stories about close calls on the flight from beginning to end.
Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
Notice Number: NOTC7017
Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB) are informational documents that alert, educate, and make non-mandatory recommendations to the aviation community about ways to improve the safety of a product (aircraft, engine, propeller, or any component part).
This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is to advise owners and operators, and original equipment manufacturers of Normal, Utility, Acrobatic and Commuter Category Aircraft, and Transport Category Airplanes of the potential for failure of the end release buckle on certain AmSafe, Inc., restraint system assemblies installed on the passenger seats. To learn more about this SAIB visit http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgSAIB.nsf/MainFrame?OpenFrameset, and open SAIB number NM-17-07, dated January 26, 2017.
A reminder: for a fun filled Saturday come to the meeting at noon at KFOT.
and from Al Castaldi -
Don't forget to watch the formation flying that will be performing by the mooney Group