EAA Chapter 1071
June 25, 2016
Chapter 1071 met at the workshop of Bruce Dawson, located on
Dawson Drive. Attending were Rich Talbot, Jerry Hockman and
guest, Bruce and Pat Dawson and Donna Callar.
Those attending were so impressed by what they saw, it was not possible
to get the group to stop talking and looking until their tongues and legs were
tired. The first room contained models
of sailing ships, a working sawmill in a glass case and a working model of a
grist mill. The machines and tools used
to create these models were inspected and, any questions asked and answered by
Bruce. The second room was Bruce’s
office. Unique clocks, a stage coach and
a team of horses, a Chris Craft Runabout, and a border of wallpaper with
antique cars, airplane and boats on it complete the room. The third room had sheets if tin, tools and
equipment for doing tin work. He has
made a few but has not found any books or instructions on how to use the new
tools and machinery. The last item
stored in this room was the old car with a rumble seat. If anyone is interested, it is for sale. I was either a model A or T.
Finally, those attending were able to sit down and enjoy the
donuts and drinks that were provided. Other
members who could not attend this viewing are welcome to call Bruce at
540-539-6993 or Pat at 504-533-1936 to arrange a date and time to visit the
A short business meeting was held. The balance in the treasury at the present
time is $13,916.00. Since there were
questions at the last meeting as to how the chapter would use all of this
money, in the near future you will receive a list of expenditures for one year.
There was an article in the newspaper that Billy Walkup had
resigned as the manager of the Martinsburg
Airport. I have learned that Billy and his secretary
Joyce are no longer working at the airport.
The July meeting of Chapter 1071 will be a family picnic at
the chapte3r hangar no July 30 at 6:00 PM.
The chapter will supply the hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, drinks, paper
plates and eating utensils. Each family
is requested to bring a covered dish that will serve about 15 people.