Fall 2014 Ground School

August 26th, 2014

Ground school will begin on 23 September 2014 from 6-9PM. For more information, please click the ground school link to the right.

This is a change. The ground school is now being held every Tuesday night from 6-9PM

Friends of Green Castle

December 23rd, 2013

The club would like to hear from anyone who has ever done anything out at the airport.  The following is a link to a quick survey.  Please help us by filling it out and passing it along to others who have been or are at Green Castle.

If you have any questions or issues please email Ryan Story at r s t o r y 1 @ g m a i l . c o m (Remove the spaces. This is for spam control.)

Take the survey.

The direct web address to the survey is http://goo.gl/g6T9hE

Please share it with others.

Thanks,

Green Castle Aero Club Board of Directors

MINUTES of the September 17, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

September 25th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Vice-President Rick Treiber, CFI Ryan Story, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Kent Johnson, Jim Beeghly, Al Schmidt, Patrick McCormick, Dave White, John Butler, Mehrdad Zarifkar, Robert Broulik, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the September 10, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Rick moved with second by Ryan that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Terry reported we’re about the same as last week. We paid Don for rent, no bills are due yet; and we have yet to receive the final “number” for insurance.

2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. Nothing’s new on 157; they’re putting it together slowly (airport at Bloomfield is closed right now). Terry said there are 7 checkrides coming up; two occurred last week, one was discontinued because of a medical issue, and one was discontinued due to weather.

3. New Member: Larry Clore, who is the Arrow’s previous owner, joined and would like to get checked out in the Chief and will, most likely, fly the Arrow too. Welcome, Larry.

4. Last Saturday’s Swisher Men’s Club car show: Five planes were up and did a great job and had fun dropping the “coozies” out to those below.

5. Last Sunday’s Family Air Adventure: Mike said it was a great success as everyone had fun, and we ended up with about $800 profit. The 50/50 drawing was won by Jeff Scheer. Mike thanked the volunteers and attendees for making the second annual Family Air Adventure a success.

6. Ryan said we may be getting a new scheduling program as the one we have now is $114 a month, and the one he’s looking into is $60 per month providing pretty much the same features.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. John Butler brought some old charts and approach plates and a couple of other things that can be used for teaching purposes at ground school (which will be on Tuesday evenings this session, beginning 23 September). John also reminded everyone how important it is that we all write our congressmen regarding the medical requirement exemption. Also, John said there’s a group from Ames that’s doing a survey. We can pick up a copy of the survey in our club office, fill it out and mail it in, or go on line (John will send an email with the link) and take the survey. No names are necessary; it’s all anonymous.

2. Terry said that the Vinton Municipal Airport is having a BBQ September 23 5:00-7:30 (pilot eats free), and there’s an ASI seminar regarding weather on October 6 7:00-9:00 at the Cedar Rapids Clarion.

Rick moved with second by Ryan to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM.

 

MINUTES of the September 10, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

September 19th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Dunn, Treasurer Randy Stannard, CFI Ryan Story, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Mark Elbert, Chris Lenz, Kent Johnson, Tomasz & Izabela Korwel, Jim Beeghly, Al Schmidt, and Mark Eads

GUEST PRESENT: Jason Meyer

The Minutes of the September 3, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Bob moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we’re about the same as last week. Insurance wise, we still don’t have a final number yet, but it should be coming in soon. We have a bill for cylinders and we still owe Don this month’s rent.

2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. The Chief’s down for annual.

3. No new members

4. Re Saturday’s Swisher Men’s Club car show, we have “coozies” to toss out of planes over the car show; pilots should be here and have their planes ready to go by 10:45 for pilot briefing; fly-over at 11:30.

5. Re Sunday’s Family Air Adventure, Mike said we’ll get as much set up on Saturday that we can, Jason Meyer will have a professional sound system we can use; we’ll have burgers, dogs, ice cream cones, potato salad, pop, water, and chips; LifeGuard helicopter from St. Luke’s will on static from noon to 2:00; RC pilots from the Aero Hawks will be here to give demo; bouncy dragon; face painting; movie “Planes”; bubbles; horse rides; hayrack ride, etc.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. According to Mark Elbert, all proceeds from tonight’s meal (prepared by Mark Elbert’s wife) will be donated to Green Castle. Thank you!

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:11 PM.

 

MINUTES of the September 3, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

September 11th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Vice-President Rick Treiber, Treasurer Randy Stannard, CFI Ryan Story, Bob Dunn

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, , Mark Elbert, Al Kriegel, Al Schmidt, Dave White, and Patrick McCormick

GUESTS PRESENT: Jerry Atkins and Terry Trimble

The Minutes of the August 27, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Ryan. Rick moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we are solvent, but as always we need more revenue.

2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed.

3. No new members

4. Snowblade. No new news.

5. Dates for Events: Swisher Men’s Club Car Show: September 13 (rain date September 14); Family Air Adventure at Green Castle: September 14 (rain date September 21).

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Terry said he has two students who will be taking a checkride soon.

2. Pipistrel LSA coming through CID for demo on Sunday, Sept 7th.

3. Family Air Adventure: (a) Thanks to Bob for donating 200 hot dogs! (b) Heidi Ranschau will be in town and will handle face painting for us! (c) Al Schmidt will be handling bubbles. (d) Mike Mango ordered a two-sided banner for use now and for other events

4. Pumpkin drop was discussed, but nothing concrete was set.

5. The online scheduler has been upgraded and we will be exploring other options since we are having to change regardless.

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM.

MINUTES of the August 27, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

September 8th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Vice-President Rick Treiber, Treasurer Randy Stannard, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Jim Beeghly, Brett Lenz, Chris Lenz, Mark Elbert, Al Kriegel, Al Schmidt, Dave White, Patrick McCormick, and Andy Carpenter

The Minutes of the August 20, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Rick moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we have very little money, but all our bills are paid. Terry sent in the insurance premium for this motion, but he’s still waiting for the insurance company to send him the final “number” for last month. We’re waiting on the invoice for next year. We’ll have a large bill on our credit card for the cylinders for the Ercoupe. All bills are paid and are current up to this point.

2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed.

3. No new members; however, a couple of people have called and expressed interest in joining.

4. Snowblade. Terry said that Andy Carpenter “drummed up” a snowblade in Burlington; we’re waiting for the final amount to come together, but it’s around $1800-$1900 plus tax.

5. Dates for Events: Swisher Men’s Club Car Show: September 13 (rain date September 14); Family Air Adventure at Green Castle: September 14 (rain date September 21).

6. Ercoupe in Maine: Kent Johnson contacted Terry and said the people in Maine are ready to see their Ercoupe now. Discussion was held re whether we should buy it at this time. Decision (without motion or vote): We’ll pass.

7. Family Air Adventure: Patrick said he’s requested the airplanes (like we had last year) from Rockwell, but he hasn’t received an answer yet. Patrick will ask some Xavier students if they will come down and do face painting for us. Tim’s in charge of “bubbles.” Once again, Jeff Scheer (associate member) will help cook. We may get to have a life flight helicopter on static display. That’d be cool.

8. Tim and two others flew to the Sertoma fly-in in Iowa City; all had a good time.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Terry said six students are ready for the checkrides.

2. TSA came down for an inspection. It was primarily because Terry does quite a few foreign national students. Everything was prepared and ready for the inspection. We passed with flying colors; there were no recommendations.

3. Kim Anderson, one of Terry’s airline recert students, was just promoted to caption on a 767. Cool!

Rick moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:13 PM.

Family Air Adventure 2014

September 4th, 2014

Green Castle Aero Club invites everyone to join us for our 2nd Annual Family Air Adventure. The date is 14 September 2014 (Rain Date: 21 September 2014) from 10AM-4PM.

We will have lots of activities for kids and airplane rides.

For more information, see our Facebook event page by clicking HERE!