Monday, April 26, 2010

Come to the HANGAR DANCE on May 15 !

CY Aviation, Inc. and The Boone Area Pilot’s Association proudly present
Hangar Dance 2010,
featuring the Boone Big Band.
Saturday, May 15, 2010

The public is invited to the Boone Municipal Airport for an evening of food, music, dancing and airplane displays.

The Dinner-Dance will be held on Saturday, May 15th, 2010, with dinner starting at 6 pm and music and dancing from 7-10 pm. The Boone VFW will be providing a pork loin dinner for $10 per person. No reservations are required. Dinner will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Boone Big Band performance is free of charge, but donations are always welcome and help support the Band and their community activities.

Dancing is always encouraged but not required. Plenty of seating will be available for those wanting to listen to wonderful big band sounds and visit with family and friends.

In addition, a number of locally-built airplanes will be on display, courtesy of W&C Aircraft Works of Boone and individual owners. Most were built with the help of W&C Aircraft Works, who have earned many national awards for outstanding workmanship.

The Boone Big Band is comprised of 21 members from Boone, Ames, Madrid, Ogden and several other central-Iowa communities. The Big Band members are a very gifted group of musicians and are thrilled to once again be performing at the Boone Airport.

For more information, please call (515) 432-1018.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

BAPA April Meeting Minutes

Minutes for BAPA meeting held Tuesday evening, April 20, 2010.

Thanks to Fran for preparing the program for this evening. It was a beautiful evening for flying and four planes with 7 members participated in the “precision” flour drop. Big winner for the evening was Jeff Lorimor, second place went to the team of Bill & Kate Durbin. However, all participants enjoyed competing and the opportunity to fly on a clear, quiet evening. Thanks also to Dick Schneider for photographing and judging.

Meeting called to order by President Kelley Kokemiller. Members present: Connie Younger, Bill & Kate Durbin, Jeff & Peg Lorimor, Dick Schneider, Dirk Scholten, Bob & Dino Rosene, Frank DeBartelo, Kelly Kokemiller, and Fran & Alice Laabs.

Fran made a motion to accept March minutes as sent, Jeff seconded. Bob Rosene gave treasurer’s report. We have $420.45 in checking; $29.52 cash on hand and $2,107.38 in our money market.

Kelley & Dave Morgan gave a report on preparations being made for the Military Appreciation Day/8th Air Force Reunion to be held August 14 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Boone Airport. There will be aircraft and military equipment on display, among them a P51, 3 T6s, L4, L5, Stearman. Food will be provided and served by the Boone VFW for a charge of $7. BAPA will provide coffee and doughnuts and other beverages (ice tea, lemonade, water) with a donation jar to cover costs. Local TV and radio stations will be notified and announcements will be sent to area airports. BAPA has been asked to assist with setting up tables and chairs, parking cars and planes, shuttling guests, helping publicize, and cleanup.

Kelley reported Susie Richmond was denied by the School Board to be involved in rewarding the essay winners with a plane ride due to liability considerations. She would still like to make it happen by making it an activity not associated with the school. Dave Kalwishky indicated Chapter 135 EAA would be willing to assist with providing rides. Fran made a motion to have Dave talk with Susie to schedule this, Bill seconded. BAPA will provide assistance as needed.

Peg mentioned planting flowers by the Airport sign. Peg & Dino will set up a time in early May to purchase the plants and will send an email requesting assistance in planting. We discussed applying fertilizer and possibly getting mulch from the displays after the Farm Progress Show.

Connie announced a dinner and Hangar Dance will be held Saturday, May 15. Dinner will be served by the VFW from 6-7 p.m. and the dance held from 7-10 p.m. BAPA will assist with setting up tables, publicity, serving popcorn, and clean up.

Connie made a motion to adjourn. Jeff seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Alice Laabs

Secretary, Pro-Tem

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BAPA minutes for March 2010

BAPA Meeting Minutes 3-16-10

Members Present: Ron & Diane H; Kelley K.; Lisa K & Connie Y; Charlie L; Dick S; Bill & Kate D; Ralph & Betty K.

The meeting was called to order by Pres. Kelly.

The February minutes were presented and approved.

There was no financial report.

Old Business:

    1. March 9th Kelley reported on his meeting with the Boone school board regarding our providing flights to the winners of the essays.
    2. BAPA will pick the top 6 first place winners from the chosen 18 for front seat rides.
    3. Essay topic ideas suggested by club members were: What does aviation do for our community; Exploring Iowa from the Air; Why is the Airport Important To Our Community; Exploring Career Opportunities in Aviation; Why I want to be a Pilot.

New Business:

    1. A get well card was passed around for Jan Bortz. The club sends her our best wishes.
    2. An update was given on future Boone airport expansion an improvement plans.
    3. August 18th an AF Reunion is being planned by Dave Morgan and Keith Campbell.
    4. The 2010 program is as follows:

      Apr – Fran Laab

      May – Bill Durbin

      June – Rosene

      July – open

      August –plan for Farm Progress Show

      Sept – Youngers

      Oct – open

      Nov –open

      Dec –Christmas Party

The meeting was adjourned and the meeting was turned over to Dick S. who had the program. Dick had prepared a power point presentation on Nose Art on airplanes. There was a lot of history and many photographs of Nose Art through the years.

Respectfully submitted.

Diane Harland

Monday, April 12, 2010

New hangar construction begins

Two new hangars are being built this spring at the Boone Municipal Airport. They will house several locally-based, privately owned aircraft. Infrastructure and grading took place last fall and concrete work, framing and final details began when the weather turned warm.

March 29

April 12

Rolling out the carpet

CY Aviation is getting a spring makeover! Cosmetic repairs have been completed and new carpeting has been installed. Please stop on out for a look and a cup of coffee!

Kelley Kokemiller's RV-9

Kelley Kokemiller ran the engine on his RV-9 for the first time on March 29 and will have it flying soon. The painting was done at W&C Aircraft Works. Kelley is president of Boone Area Pilots Association and also owns a Piper Colt.