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EAA Chapter 119, 60 Airport Way, Watsonville Airport, Watsonville CA 95076

May 2005

41st Annual Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show


n Saturday, May 29, 2004, The Grand Champion at the Watsonville Fly-In was announced. Frank Schelling, and his 1918 Curtiss JN-4H “Jenny”, took the award home for his outstanding work. On August 1, at Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Frank took the Gold Lindy Antique Grand Champion award home. While this may seem to be just luck, winners at Watsonville have taken home awards from AirVenture in the past. Who knows, at Watsonville this year there may be another preview of award winning aircraft at AirVenture. Last Years Grand Champion at Watsonville and Gold Lindy Antique Grand Champion Winner at Eaa Airventure

Who can fly a balsa-wood glider farther?

In addition to the airplanes, there is the entertainment at the awards dinner. Last year was highlighted by the balsa wood airplane contest. These planes, made from the finest materials, would occasionally succumb to overtightening of the rubber-band. One exploded on launch, showing how dangerous airplanes can be. No one was injured, and no fire was reported. 2005 Fly-In This year promises to be a great show as well. Already confirmed is a perennial favorite, Eddie Andreini, flying his highly modified Stearman powered by a 500 HP Pratt and Whitney engine. Eddie will also perform in his brilliant red Yak.

Kent Pietsch will also be performing in his 1942 Interstate Cadet. His comedy act includes extreme maneuvers, such as the aileron falling off in mid air and the wing tip precariously scraping the ground. Sure to be entertaining for kids as well. Jacquie Warda will be flying her “Red Eagle” which is one of three Pitts Specials built by Curtis Pitts to fly an air show around the Statue of Liberty in 1986 for the Centennial celebration after refurbishing Ms. Liberty. In addition to showing that “Women Fly”, Jacquie also demonstrates that you donʼt have to be under 40 to perform aerobatics. Make sure to make it out to the Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show this year, bring your family, wear some sunscreen, and enjoy possibly one of the cheapest family dates still around.



President’s Corner If you know what the “Peter Principle” is, then you understand why I am in charge of the PEANUT SCALE contest again at this years air show. It is always fun and it is the best part of the whole air show! If you want to join me on the committee let me know. Biplane at 2004 Fly-In I also have been invited to become the apprentice to the famous Guy Watson in the Prop Shop at the Wings of History Museum, on the South County Airport. It only takes 11 minutes to fly there. So I will not be teaching at the WAEC next year. I am passing the Job to Floyd, he is the teacher that worked so hard the first year and started the program. He really loves teaching technology to hard to teach kids. We all like and admire him. The students here at WAEC are building wing projects of their own design. They are making every part. This is really fun for them. It also saves hundreds of dollars since we do not have to buy those RV sample 2005 Chapter 119 Officers and Position Holders wing kits. If you have any (cheap old) epoxy, or Dan White 831-688-9260 aluminum flashing to donate bring it to our next EAA President 831-479-7986 meeting. We could use some of those RV ʻoops/cheat- VP & Program Chair- Dennis Thomas man erʼ rivets too. Secretary/ Neil Brooks 831-338-3543 Tools checked out from out tool room (as logged in Treasurer the BOOK) are as follows: Director & Jack Hill 831-426-3979 Hangar Boss Norm Gray, counter sink and polisher. Director Thad Fenton 831-722-2274 Bill McBride, torque wrench. Young Eagles CoorBob Sliter 831-724-6904 dinator Bill Derouchy, back rivet plate (buck Bar) and compressor. Young Eagles Ground Russ Moody 831-475-9374 Instructors Bill Normandin 831-462-1194 Jeremy M, back rivet plate (buck Bar). Membership Chairman Neil Brooks 831-338-3543 Hank Wempe, drill guide. Flight Advisor/ Techni- Jack Hill 831-426-3979 cal Counselor Bob Frisby, compression gauge. Fly-In and Air Show Hank Wempe 831-724-5591 Jim D., Cleco pliers, 36 clecos, ʻpopʼ rivet tool. Reps Dan White 831-688-9260 I was working on a test prop for Jeremyʼs Mustang-2 Chapter Bob Sliter 831-724-6904 Webmaster and he told me of the Mustang 2, like his, that went PVAviation John Davi 831-688-2809 around the world in 155 hours in 1999. Wow, I was Academy Reps Bob Sliter 831-724-6904 impressed. Dan White 831-688-9260 I thought only RVs could do it! Newsletter Brian Moffet 831-459-9294 Dan White


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I recently completed the annual inspection on my April 5, 2005 EAA ChapStinson 108. I decided ter 119. to pull all of the inspecMeeting called to order tion panels off myself, at 1930 by President Dan some 20+ on the wings, White. under the cockpit, and Guests: Dave McCollam, around the rudder. I spent about 12 hours pulling things off and putting them back on once Terry McKinna was Don Lind, Daniel Wazdatskey and Said (of Little finished with the annual. Tampico Rest.). In the process, I learned an incredible amount about how

Refreshments were provided by Mary Doherty (Brownies) and Said (Mexican Bean dip and chips) 1. Minutes of previous meeting were approved by voice vote. 2. Treas. Report: Members who wish to receive the newsletter via the internet are encouraged to do so. It will save the Chapter about $.90/newsletter. Please sign up by sending a message to Brian Moffet ([email protected]), or Neil Brooks, ([email protected] com).

the Stinson is put together. The bungee system that controls the rudder trim is quite intriguing and a fascinating piece of engineering. During the annual, we only found a couple of small things that needed repair. By repairing them now, Iʼll avoid problems in the future. I highly recommend anyone who owns a plane to help out with their annual, the education alone is worth the time, and the savings for me was quite a bit as well.

Once again, it is time for the Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show. When you go, bring sunscreen and a hat. If you plan on taking pictures, here are a couple of things Iʼve 3. Dan Chauvet: The Watsonville City Council will discovered: meet on 4/12/05 at 1830 to discuss the runway matter If you can, shoot with a shutter speed of less than 1/250 at WVI. This is the only item on the agenda. of a second, which will allow the props to be slightly 4. PVAA: Gabriel Suarez has been awarded a scholarblurred. A prop that looks like it is not moving looks ship to complete his training for Private Pilot. a little disturbing. See the P-51 on the front page for 5. Bob Sliter: Young Eagles Day will be May 7th. As an example. usual volunteers will be welcomed. Play with “panning” of your camera. When you pan 6. Discussion of Bill Randolphʼs around the world your camera, you follow the subject before you take flight. At present his airplane in Phuket, Thailand. the picture as well as after. Itʼs like a follow through Check EAA119.org for updates. on a golf swing. When you get to the right spot, 7. B-17 Ride raffle tickets are on sale. $10 each (Total shoot the photo while still moving the camera. The to be sold is 200). planes will be sharp, the background and foreground will be motion-blurred. 8. Sign up list was available for the B-17 Day. 9. Sign up list for the Watsonville Fly-In was available. 10. Challenge Air will be April 23rd. Chapter volunteers will conduct a ground school for the participants. Meeting adjourned followed by a program of LED lighting and demonstrations by Mike Corder, Bill DeRouchey and Dan White Submitted by Neil Brooks, Sec/Treas.

One thing that is missing in this newsletter are articles by other people. In order to be truly representative of the chapter, we need to have articles, photos, and other subject matter from many different people. It seems a bit unfair to Dan White to be the only person (besides me) who writes for the newsletter. This is not my newsletter, it is the chapter newsletter. I will happily edit and make your articles readable. My contact information is on page 2.



Information from the Airports Economic The sum of direct, indirect and induced economic paImpacts Study for Monterey, San Benito rameters represents the economic impact of the Watsonville Municipal Airport. The benefits from payroll and Santa Cruz Counties Aircraft Operations Watsonville Municipal Airport supports general aviation activities. Approximately 331 aircraft are based at the airport. Watsonville Municipal Airport has an estimated 90,000 flight operations annually. Forty percent are itinerant flight operations. Jobs & Payroll The number of jobs created in the local economy and the associated payroll is an important indicator of airport contribution. A total of 291 jobs are related directly to the Watsonville Municipal Airport, with an additional 1,030 indirect and 329 induced jobs throughout the economy. Airport tenants account for 200 of the direct jobs and 273 induced jobs attributed to the Airport. Direct jobs generate a total payroll of $8.7 million, while indirect jobs payroll generated another $18.4 million and induced jobs generated a payroll of $7.4 million. State & Local Taxes State and local taxes accrued from the direct economic impact of airport related business totaled $241 thousand. Tax revenues from indirect and induced economic impacts were not broken out of the total indirect and induced economic impacts in the California Airport Economic Impact Model. Locally Generated Spending Visitors to the area served by the Watsonville Municipal Airport contribute to the local economy through purchases of transportation, food, lodging and miscellaneous items (services, gifts, etc.). Table 6 indicates the types of reasons visitors come to the area served by the Watsonville Municipal Airport and in what annual amounts they distribute their economic impact. Business trips accounted for 53% of the reported trip purposes. The remaining 47% of trips were tourism related. The average daily expenditure reported by visitors was $189. Visitors who would not have visited the area without the Watsonville Municipal Airport contribute an estimated $8.9 million to the local economy. The total economic impact of just the tenants at Watsonville Municipal Airport is estimated to be $26.2 million annually. The direct and induced impacts of aviation related tenants are $7.2 million. Non-aviation tenants add an additional impact of $19 million. Overall Economic Benefit

and taxes, visitor spending, local businesses access to markets, and activities related to the airport represent that economic value. In combination, these represent an estimated potential total economic impact of $662.4 million on the areaʼs economy served by the Watsonville Municipal Airport. As individual components, the total direct economic value of the Watsonville Municipal Airport is $16.5 million, while the indirect value totals $627.4 million and the induced effects total $18.6 million. Indirect impacts account for 95% of total economic impact of Watsonville Municipal Airport. Airport tenants account for 4% of the economic impact and visitor spending accounts for the remaining 1% of impacts The indirect economic benefit reflects local non-aviation related businesses perception of the importance of Watsonville Municipal Airport. The local economy considered to be within the survey range for the Watsonville Municipal Airport includes the City of Watsonville and unincorporated southern Santa Cruz County environs as far south as the southern boundary for the County and as far north as the community of Aptos. The model calculation for indirect economic impacts for Watsonville Municipal Airport is significantly larger than the indirect economic impact calculated for the other airports in the AMBAG region. This substantial indirect economic impact is the direct result of several very large businesses that reported in the local business survey that they would leave the area if the Watsonville Municipal Airport ceased to exist. Summary Analysis It is important to note that the values indicated are the “net contribution” to the regional economy and represent those values that are contributed due to the existence of the Watsonville Municipal Airport. These figures provide a “snapshot” of activities for a single reporting period annualized for a calendar year. The dollar amounts reported are estimates of the economic impact of the Airport on the local economy. These estimates were produced using the California Airport Economic Impact Model. Data imputed into the Model included survey data directly from airport tenants, visitors using the airports, and local business; airport operations; and local employment figures. see http://www.ambag.org for actual report



Chapter 119 News Louise Minniear Picnic On March 26th, 2005, friends, family, acquaintances, and cohorts of Louise got together to remember her time and involvement in the EAA Chapter 119, the 99s, the Watsonville Pilotʼs Association, and the Pajaro Valley Aviation Academy. Thank you Mary Doherty for some of the photos.

Flyby Of Bonanzas For Louise

Light Plane Maintenance available at EAA Hangar EAA Chapter 119 has a subscription to “Light Plane Maintenance, practical maintenance advice for owners and pilots”. This magazine is available for reading at the hangar, or for checking out from the chapter for reading. Many interesting articles are available in the magazine, looking at the annual index from December 2004, there were articles on prebuy inspections on Cessna 150, Cessna 182, Cherokee, Older Mooney aircraft, and Piper Comnaches. Also included was information on Fuel Vents on Cessna aircraft, landing gear alignment, compression testing, ELTs (which people will need to look at in the next 4 years or so due to regulation changes), Mixture control systems, as well as radio retrofits. All of this information provided for members of the chapter who take the time to look it up. In the article on Multimeters in the Dec. 2004 issue, as an example, the function of a multimeter, what it safely can be used for, and its limitations are discussed. Quite a few multimeters have an AC reading, yet a large number of the cheaper variety will not handle reading anything other than normal 60 Hz AC like you would see from a wall outlet. They can not accurately read higher frequency voltages. Using a multimeter correctly helps solve many problems, from radio and panel installation problems, lighting problems (is it a burned out bulb, or a broken wire), and short circuits in various systems. Given the amount of current involved, a standard multimeter is not much good at figuring out how much current the starter is using when it starts the engine. There are other devices better suited to that. Also in the same magazine is a thorough article on making an engine “leak-proof”. The article discusses using a silk thread to act as a barrier between the two engine halves to keep oil in the engine where it does the most good. Combining this thread with Permatex, Locktite 518, and proper technique will help tremendously in keeping a clean engine. Information like this comes in handy when you find your engine in the hands of a rebuilder, or in the case of a brave airplane builder, your own hands.

A large crowd gathered to remember Lousie

Topics EAA B-17 Bomber arrives at Watsonville. Contact John Davi to volunteer. EAA 119 Young Eagles Rally, first of the year. 41st Annual Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show, Memorial Day Weekend. May 27,28,29, 2005, Watsonville Municipal Airport Young Eagles Rally, EAA 119 Chapter Hangar Golden West Fly-In, Yuba County Airport

EAA B-17 Bomber coming to Watsonville Airport, May 6 - May 8. Flights are 355.00 for EAA members. “Fuddy Duddy” was built by Douglas Aircraft in 1944 at their Long Beach, Calif., plant and delivered to the Pacific Theater. It was converted for use as a VIP transport and in 1946, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower used the aircraft on his tour of the South Pacific. Gen. Douglas MacArthur also used it in the 1950s. The airplaneʼs paint scheme matches that of the original “Fuddy Duddy,” a B-17G assigned to the 8th Air Forceʼs 447th Bomb Group, 708th Bomb Squadron, during World War II.

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