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October 10, 2016 at 6:14 amCategory:Uncategorized

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Above: Chapter member Richard Justice unloading his load of coats in Juncture City, Kansas.



See Thomas Sippel’s interesting write-up with photos. Choose ‘Archived Newsletters; Articles / Travelogs’ from Main Menu.


Long Haul

Thomas Sippel, Richard Justice, and Lynn Havens had to take the coats donated for needy children in South Dakota all the way to Junction City, Kansas last Saturday. The plan had been for our EAA Chapter to deliver them to Mountain Home, AR, and the Chapter there would take them to Kansas, relay fashion. But the Mountain Home group was unable to make the flight so our guys flew the coats to Kansas.


We had what looked like a record-setting crowd at the Lee place last Saturday. Gill Deshongh and I tried to count heads; we agreed that there were close to 100 people in attendance, counting friends and helpers. The Lee family is to be commended again for the excellent food. The fish and those desserts stand out in my mind.

In addition to our own Chapter 1189 members there were four men from EAA Chapter 822 in Wetumpka, Alabama (Montgomery area).  Chapter President Stan Tew flew the Rans S-7, with Kirk Harrel as passenger. Bill griffin flew the Legend Cub, with Dan Horton as passenger. Dan, by the way, writes for Kitplanes magazine. Someone flew in from the Memphis area in an AirCam. The rest of the flock was the usually assortment of Cessnas and Pipers and Cubs (lots of cubs) and several RV’s and a Harmon Rocket. Taildraggers included a Stinson, Aeronca Chief, at least one Citabria, and a Taylorcraft, in addition to several of the RV’s and the Rocket which are taildraggers. See photos in Photo Gallery.


This was just part of the lunch crowd.

Many paid their dues Saturday, which are due now. If you didn’t you can mail in your $20 to Treasurer Jason Cantrell. His address can be found under ‘About Us’, the top menu item on the right.


Old Chapter newsletters are now posted. There are about 76 of them in all. Click on ‘Archived Newsletters; Articles / Travelogs’. See what some of looked like several years ago, and what we were up to.


The Oshkosh event is something you have to experience to appreciate. The endless rows of airplanes, miles of ground to cover, and thousands of people provide an extraordinary experience. Trying to see everything scattered over several square miles can be tiring and stressful. But apparently not so much for our Chapter 1189 bunch, who seem very relaxed in photo below: (Probably watching the air show).

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For more Oshkosh photos see Photo Gallery.

Beech Muskateer for sale. Local. Click on ‘For Sale’ in Main Menu.

Recently noted aircraft photographer Graham Robson visited Pontotoc. Chapter member Aubie Pearman flew his yellow bird and Glen Inman (Marlin Inman in right seat) flew the red one in an extensive photo shoot. David Duncan flew the photo ship. See more of the spectacular pictures in the Photo Gallery.


We had a very good turnout Saturday at Paul Spurgeons’

After I  landed in the Taylorcraft, five out of the seven airplanes there at that time were taildraggers. A very few minutes later the ratio was 7/9. Later more nose-draggers came in. The total airplanes flying in was more than 20. The more than 80 attendees (including kids) seemed to enjoy the food and fellowship. We were glad to see our Chapter’s namesake, Alan Henley, present. See more photos in Photo Gallery.