Fall 2014 Ground School

August 26th, 2014

Ground school will begin on 22 September 2014 from 6-9PM. For more information, please click the ground school link to the right.

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 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.

MINUTES of the August 6, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

August 25th, 2014

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: 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, Kameron Hein, Joe DeMaria, James Jensen, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the July 23, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Randy moved with second by Ryan that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
(NOTE: No meeting was held July 30, 2014 as it was OSHKOSH week.)

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported it appears we have a pretty reasonable balance in our account right now. Several bills have come in and we have enough cash to cover them. The fuel bill is all paid.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. The Skyhawk’s down for annual (one cylinder is in for repair); no big issues right now; the Arrow’s back and is good to go.
3. Randy will talk to scholarship recipient Riley Lowe to see if he still intends on taking lessons.
4. Dates for Events: Swisher Men’s Club Car Show: September 13 (rain date September 14); Family Fun Day Adventure: September 14 (rain date September 21).
5. Mowers: Don said the Cushman is back and was repaired by Andy Carpenter. Don reimbursed Andy $270 for parts, but we’ll pay him for the labor.

NEW BUSINESS:
1. We didn’t add any new members this week.
2. Gary Swenka came down with his scoop and put in a waterway on the west side of the slew, filled in holes, etc. The area still needs to be leveled out and seeded.
3. Shawn Reinhart took the Arrow to Oshkosh; Ryan flew the Cessna 140 up. Ryan said: “It was a longer than usual trip up there due to winds. I was seeing about a 15-knot headwind the whole way. On the way back it was about the normal time though. I got there at 10 a.m. Monday morning and they were parking Vintage planes all the way at the end of the airport past Ultralights.”
4. Rick talked to the FAA at OSH and the FAA said the alleviation of the 3rd class medical “is going to happen.”
5. Tim, Chris, and Ryan flew in a 3-ship formation to Independence Tuesday night and attended their weekly fly-in.
6. Mike Mango and Don took Mike’s Luscombe up and put it through its paces.
7. Snowplow: Terry wants to get a committee together to start looking for a snowplow while the prices are still down. We’ll flip the mower fund to a snowplow fund so we can get one now, rather than this winter when the prices go up.
8. Rich Canby soloed his Champ Sunday. Yea! Congrats, Rich.
9. Mike Mango has a new calendar for events. He also has a cooking schedule on it. Every 4th Wednesday, we’ll need a volunteer cook. Tim spoke up and will cook the first Wednesday Mike is off. Mike said our Family Air Adventure is coming up in five weeks, and he’d like a good portion of next week’s meeting devoted to planning it. Also, Mike said we really need a face painter! Heidi and friend did a GREAT job last year; however, she’s not available this year. If anyone wants to do it, SPEAK UP! Thanks.
10. Terry said we need to schedule a work day some weekend to get the cracks filled using the hot tar machine before winter comes upon us. Don said we’ll have to wait until it’s 60 degrees or cooler to do it.

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

MINUTES of the July 23, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

August 7th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:31 PM.

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Em Norden, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Tomasz & Izabela Korwel, Dave White, Al Schmidt, Dick Minnett, Jim Beeghly, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the July 16, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Bob moved with second by Rick that the minutes be approved as corrected. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Chef Mike Mango said that all money collected for tonight’s meal tonight will go to the lawnmower fund.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we have $5,000 in the bank, all Visa bills are paid, 478′s annual is paid off, and we need fuel. All of this will wipe out the balance. Terry said we need to make it a high priority to start looking into purchasing a new snow plow, and the Arrow will need an overhaul this winter . . . both of which will be very costly.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed.
3. Now that scholarship student Riley Lowe and CFI Ryan Story are back from summer travels, Riley will start flying on his scholarship.
4. Dates for Events: Gary and Sharon Lust’s Blue Grass Party: August 9 with music at 6:00 PM preceded by a meal (meat, beans and lemonade will be provided; bring a dish to share and BYOB); Swisher Men’s Club Car Show: September 13 (rain date September 14); Family Fun Day Adventure: September 14 (rain date September 21).
5. Izabela said we can use her pictures of our taildraggers for advertising.
6. Discussion was held re Matt Prather’s idea of painting a green stripe at the bottom of our hangars and doors. We all liked the idea; however, we’ve got to start saving for a new plow and the Arrow’s overhaul.

NEW BUSINESS:
1. NO MEETING NEXT WEEK (IT’S OSHKOSH WEEK)!
2. We didn’t add any new members this week.
3. Mike said if anyone wants to have a wing (chicken) night, just let him know.

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM.

MINUTES of the July 16, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

July 24th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:52 PM.

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Brett Lenz, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Patrick, Susan, and Brendan McCormick, Tomasz & Izabela Korwel, Dave White, Andy Carpenter, Al Schmidt, and Mark Eads
The Minutes of the July 9, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Rick with second by Bob that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Tonight’s meal was prepared by Dave White, who said that all money collected tonight will go to the purchase of a new lawnmower. THANKS, DAVE!

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we have a decent balance in our account; all bills can be paid and are current without issues and we have a little left over. We still have a plane in the shop (157) and we’ll have a bill on that as well as one for 478.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. 478′s back and is back in the line-up. 157’s at Duke’s.
3. Dates for Events: Fly-In/Drive-In Brunch: July 20 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Gary and Sharon Lust’s Blue Grass Party: August 9 with music at 6:00 PM preceded by a meal (meat, beans and lemonade will be provided; bring a dish to share and BYOB); Swisher Men’s Club Car Show: September 13 (rain date September 14); Family Fun Day Adventure: September 14 (rain date September 21).
4. Mike Mango said member Tom Shreves donated $1,000 toward the broaster (THANKS TOM!!!), so we paid off Don’s loan ($800), and we still have enough money in our kitchen fund to finance our expenses for this Sunday’s fly-in/drive-in brunch. THANKS AGAIN, TOM!
5. Mike said he’s received only six RSVPs for this Sunday’s fly-in/drive-in brunch. Mike still needs people to help Jeff Scheer, Johnita, and him (Mike) cook. He also needs help with the clean-up, traffic, and parking, etc. We’ll have airplane rides. Suggested donations: airplane rides-$20; brunch-$10 adults and $5 kids. The Chief (pilot-Chris Lenz), 172, 180 (pilot-Randy Stannard), and T-Craft (pilot & owner-Tim Scheer) are in the line-up for taking people up.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. MIKE MANGO GOT HIS SPORT LICENSE TODAY! CONGRATS, MIKE!
2. Andy Carpenter FINALLY got his Zenith 701 done and flew it here tonight. It’s just beautiful! Andy said it was two years in the shop and 13 months working on it.

Bob moved with second by Rick to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:14 PM.