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 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!

MINUTES of the August 20, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

August 28th, 2014

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

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Jim Beeghly, Brett Lenz, Chris Lenz, Mark Elbert, Dick Minette, John Butler, Tomasz & Izabela Korwel, Al Schmidt, Dean Teslik, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the August 6, 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.
(NOTE: No meeting was held August 13, 2014; a Family Air Adventure planning meeting was held instead.)

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we have money in the bank, we have a couple of outstanding bills (one for insurance, but we don’t have the final invoice on that yet, and the other is for the cylinders on the Ercoupe); fuel is paid.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed.
3. No new members the last couple of weeks.
4. Randy talked to scholarship recipient Riley Lowe, who said he still intends on getting his license.
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. Terry is still looking for a snowplow.
7. Terry talked to the DNR about trees at the north end of runway. It will be three years before they come back to do another firebreak; they’ll take a look to see about tree removal before then.
8. Family Air Adventure: No updates. Patrick wasn’t here so we don’t know about Rockwell toy airplanes; we also don’t know who’s going to do face painting. Bob has 200 hot dogs ordered. Karo brought down 160 flyers for advertising the event.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. John Butler mentioned that even if the FAA cuts the necessity of a 3rd-class medical, that doesn’t mean the insurance companies will cover. Good point.
2. Iowa City Sertoma fly-in is this weekend as is the Waterloo airshow, Thunder in the Valley.

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